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Mark Appel

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Philadelphia Phillies

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Despite less-than-stellar results at every minor league stop with the Astros, Appel continued to ascend the ranks last season. In June, he was promoted to Triple-A Fresno and made 12 starts in the hit...

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2016 ADP:  586.92

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STATUS:  7-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  6/25/2016
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 220   DOB: 7/15/1991
BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: Stanford  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Astros in June of 2013.

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Appel was placed on the minor league DL Friday with a right shoulder strain, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Breen reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2013 21 A QUA 8 8 0 33.0 30 14 2 27 9 3 1 0 0 0 3.82 1.18
2013 21 A TRI 8 2 0 5.0 6 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.60 1.20
2014 22 A+ LAN 12 12 0 44.1 74 48 9 40 11 2 5 0 0 0 9.74 1.93
2014 22 AA COR 7 6 0 39.0 35 16 2 38 13 1 2 0 0 0 3.69 1.23
2015 23 AA COR 13 13 0 63.1 68 30 7 49 23 5 1 0 0 0 4.26 1.44
2015 23 AAA FRE 12 12 0 68.1 67 34 6 61 28 5 2 0 0 0 4.48 1.40
2016 24 AAA LEH 8 8 0 38.1 40 19 3 34 20 3 3 0 0 0 4.46 1.57

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2013 21 A QUA 8 8 33.0 7.36 2.45 3.00 0.55 67.6% 3.82 3.26 .298
2013 21 A TRI 8 2 5.0 10.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 3.60 0.80 .426
2014 22 A+ LAN 12 12 44.1 8.16 2.24 3.64 1.84 48.7% 9.74 4.79 .435
2014 22 AA COR 7 6 39.0 8.77 3.00 2.92 0.46 69.6% 3.69 3.07 .314
2015 23 AA COR 13 13 63.1 6.99 3.28 2.13 1.00 72.6% 4.26 4.28 .321
2015 23 AAA FRE 12 12 68.1 8.06 3.70 2.18 0.79 68.5% 4.48 3.96 .318
2016 24 AAA LEH 8 8 38.1 8.03 4.72 1.70 0.71 71.9% 4.46 4.09 .335

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Appel failed to make it out of the first inning during his start Sunday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. His fastball was topping out at 89 mph, down from his typical 94-95 mph velocity in the early innings, Tom Housenick of the Allentown Morning Call reports.

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Appel, 24, tossed 5.2 shutout innings Tuesday in his season debut for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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Appel was one of nine minor league players invited to the Phillies' spring training Wednesday.

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Appel has been traded to Philadelphia alongside Harold Arauz, Vincent Velasquez, Thomas Eshelman, and Brett Oberholtzer in exchange for Ken Giles and Jonathan Arauz, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Appel, 24, has a 6.52 ERA and 14:8 K:BB in 19.1 innings since being promoted to Triple-A Fresno.

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Appel was promoted to Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Through seven starts for Double-A Corpus Christi, Appel is 3-0 with a 4.70 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 23:14 K:BB over 30.2 innings.

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Appel, 23, allowed one run on two hits in five innings Friday for Double-A Corpus Christi. The 6-foot-5 righty walked one batter while striking out four.

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Appel will start the season at Double-A Corpus Christi, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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2015

Appel's bizarre 2014 started off on the wrong foot after his spring was cut short due to an appendectomy. Once healthy, he opened the season with High-A Lancaster and struggled (6.23 ERA) through four starts before the Astros sent him back to extended spring training to regain his velocity. Instead of sitting in the mid-90s, Appel was topping out around 90 mph, likely due to a combination of the appendectomy and difficulty adjusting to the Astros' tandem starter development system. The setback lasted just over a month before he was averaging 95 mph again, and while he endured further struggles upon his return to Lancaster, including wrist and thumb injuries, Appel persevered and began flashing the potential that made him the top overall pick of the 2013 draft. A somewhat controversial promotion to Double-A Corpus Christi was a risk that paid off for the Astros, as Appel responded with a 3.69 ERA and 38:13 K:BB over 39 innings with the Hooks. He was a standout pitcher in the Arizona Fall League as well, but despite his recent resurgence, Appel likely needs a big year at Double-A and/or Triple-A to earn a shot with the major league club in 2015.

2014

Appel, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 MLB draft, pitched at two levels in his first professional season, accumulating 10 starts between short-season Tri-City and Low-A Quad Cities. He was impressive in those starts, posting solid ratios (7.8 K/9, 2.1 BB/9) en route to a 3-1 record with a 3.79 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. With a major league ready three-pitch arsenal that includes a mid-90s fastball, hard slider and circle changeup, Appel proved more than capable of getting a significant number of his outs on the ground (2.24 GB/FB) and subsequently, kept the ball inside the park (0.5 HR/9). The 22-year-old will likely open the season at Double-A Corpus Christi. If all goes well, Appel is a solid bet to join the Astros at some point this season.