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2002 Draft Recap: The Top Five

Granderson; a success story from '02

Just a few months after cleaning house with the firings of Randy Smith and Phil Garner, Greg Smith went to work with his first draft under the watch of new general manager Dave Dombrowski. In part one, Jason Avery takes a look at the Tigers top five selections and how they've performed thus far in the organization.

Holding the eighth overall pick, there was some sentiment that perhaps the Tigers would go after a name that was very familiar to Detroit fans. Prince Fielder had grown up around the Tiger Stadium clubhouse while his dad, Cecil, became of the top home run hitters of the 1990's for the Tigers. Heading into the draft, there was no question that Fielder had one of the top power bats available, but... Recommended Stories

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