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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Mark Appel's name.
July 1, 2015
Minor League Barometer: The Other Guys
Jesse Siegel looks beyond the recent wave of elite prospects to see who else is making news in the minors
June 9, 2015
Farm Futures: MLB Draft Review
James Anderson highlights the top prospects from the 2015 first-year player draft, highlighted by No. 1 overall pick Dansby Swanson.
May 27, 2015
Farm Futures: California League Hitters
James Anderson puts the spotlight on hitters in the California League, including the Astros' Brett Phillips, who could be the top prospect in the organization not named Carlos Correa.
April 23, 2015
Bats & Balls: Quick Takes Around the Majors
David Regan sizes up each team in the early going, and he has little hope that Ryan Braun can do much to avoid becoming the worst contract in the majors.
April 1, 2015
Farm Futures: Catching Tomorrow's Stars
James Anderson breaks down the must-see minor league teams throughout the country and which players to base your trips on.
March 31, 2015
Over/Under Win Total Bets for 2015: Faith in Oakland Leads Eight Picks
RotoWire President Peter Schoenke gives his annual take on MLB over/under bets. He's won 66.7 percent of his bets over 14 years.
March 26, 2015
RotoWire Roundtable: Top 200 Prospects
Kris Bryant leads the way in the new RotoWire Roundtable prospects rankings.
March 20, 2015
Mound Musings: Arms to Watch in the AL West
Brad Johnson hopes nearly a year off with injury will drop Derek Holland's draft-day price because he could be a bargain this year.
March 19, 2015
Bats & Balls: 10 (Somewhat) Bold Predictions
Dave Regan looks into his crystal ball for the upcoming season and sees some bold things in store for the likes of Paul Goldschmidt.
March 15, 2015
Astros Team Preview: Signs of Progress
George Springer and the Astros are on the rise, writes RotoWire's Ryan Rufe.
February 16, 2015
Farm Futures: Top 10 Prospects: AL West
In the third installment of his preseason Top 10 Prospects series, James Anderson looks at Houston's Carlos Correa and the AL West.
November 8, 2014
The Wheelhouse: 2014 Arizona Fall League Review
The Arizona Fall League is loaded with talent again in 2014. Derek VanRiper recaps the top players he saw on display over a recent one-week trip to the desert including Astros right-hander Mark Appel.
August 6, 2014
House of Shlain: Confirmation Baez
Javier Baez didn't waste time before making an impact in the big leagues, homering in his debut against the Rockies on Tuesday night.
July 31, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Navigating the Tradewinds
A number of prospects have new homes after the trade deadline, but Kyle Crick isn't going anywhere.
July 25, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Next Stop, the Bronx
Luis Severino is having a breakout season and might be ready to help the Yankees as early as next year.
July 10, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Biddle Takes a Break
It's not easy being a top prospect. Jesse Biddle is sidelined with what the Phillies describe as a
June 26, 2014
Minor League Barometer: The Astros' Next Shooting Star
Domingo Santana was overshadowed the last couple seasons by George Springer and Jonathan Singleton, but he could be the next line for a callup to the Astros.
June 19, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Bell is Ringing for Pirates
Pirates prospect Josh Bell had a decent 2013 season, but may finally be tapping into his true potential this season.
June 4, 2014
Bats & Balls: Is Bryce Harper Overrated?
No prospect in recent memory has garnered scouting reports like Bryce Harper, but is he even a top-10 talent?
May 23, 2014
House of Shlain: Level by Level
The Astros' Jonathan Singleton is getting a lot of attention during his impressive run at Triple-A this season, but Domingo Santana might be on the brink of making a significant impact in Houston.
May 16, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Appel's not Adding up
Mark Appel was supposed to be a finished product out of Stanford when he was drafted No. 1 overall last season, but something doesn't appear quite right.
April 24, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Norris is Back on the Prospect Radar
A 2011 second-round pick, Daniel Norris fell off the prospect radar, but the left-hander is making his way back this season.
March 28, 2014
Spring Training Job Battles: Final Decisions
As teams near their season openers, the final cuts are being made and job battles have been decided. Brian Pelowski takes one last look around the league as spring training comes to an end.
March 27, 2014
Burying The Phillies; Sticking With The Rays: Over/Under Win Total Bets for 2014
RotoWire President Peter Schoenke gives his annual take on MLB over/under bets. He's won 67.9 percent of his bets over 14 years.
March 14, 2014
Spring Training Job Battles: Opportunity Knocks
The rash of injuries in the Braves' rotation has opened up an unexpected competition this spring.
March 13, 2014
Mound Musings: AL West Spotlight
Is Yu Darvish a top-five pitcher? Should fantasy owners treat him as such in drafts? Do the walks matter?
February 21, 2014
Spring Training Job Battles: An Early Look
Now that spring training is in full swing, Brian Pelowski looks around the league at jobs that are up for grabs. Can Miguel Sano become the Opening Day starter at third base in Minnesota?
February 9, 2014
2014 Astros Team Preview: A Springer in Their Step
There have some dismal seasons in Houston for the Astros. After years of losing, a stockpile of minor league talent finally is beginning to emerge sending the organization toward a more positive outlook down the road.
February 8, 2014
The Wheelhouse: 30/30 - Pitching
Can Max Scherzer maintain the gains that made him an elite starter in 2013? DVR looks around the league in the first edition of the Wheelhouse of 2014.
January 24, 2014
House of Shlain: Prospect Mock Thoughts
RotoWire's Nick Shlain participated in a prospect mock recently and is sharing his thoughts on the first two rounds.
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