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Mark Appel

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Mark Appel
Name: Mark Stewart Appel
Born: Jul 15, 1991 in Houston, TX
High School: Monte Vista HS, Danville, Calif.
Four-Year College: Stanford
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
  IP ERA WHIP BB/9 SO/9
Career 375.1 5.06 1.52 3.79 7.55
Drafted in the 1st round (1st overall) by the Houston AstrosĀ in 2013 (signed for $6,350,000)
Appel picked up where he left off last year, after he turned down $3.8 million from the Pirates as the eighth overall pick. As a senior, he fine-tuned his stuff and graduated with a degree in management science and engineering. He shows everything scouts look for in a frontline pitcher. He's 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds with a clean delivery, and he is a solid athlete who played basketball in high school. Appel's fastball sits in the mid-90s and gets as high as 98 mph, and he holds his velocity deep into games. His slider is a plus pitch that generates swings and misses with its sharp, late break. Under Stanford pitching coach Rusty Filter--who was Stephen Strasburg's pitching coach at San Diego State--Appel has gotten a little more downhill with his fastball and has improved his changeup as a senior, and it should be at least an average third offering. Appel has improved every year at Stanford and dominated as a senior, and he should move quickly through the minor leagues.
Career Statistics
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  • 2020 Game Logs
  • 2020 Splits
  • Spring Training
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