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Mark Appel

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

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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...

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LEAGUE: AA    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 earned the win Thursday in the Astros' Grapefruit League opener against the Phillies, allowing one run on three hits with two strikeouts over two innings.

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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 TRI 8 2 0 5.0 6 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.60 1.20
2013 21 A QUA 8 8 0 33.0 30 14 2 27 9 3 1 0 0 0 3.82 1.18
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
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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 TRI 8 2 5.0 10.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 3.60 0.80 .426
2013 21 A QUA 8 8 33.0 7.36 2.45 3.00 0.55 67.6% 3.82 3.26 .298
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
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Mark Appel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Appel drew praise from Astros manager A.J. Hinch after throwing his second live batting practice this spring, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Appel will attend major league camp for spring training, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Appel allowed just one hit and a walk, while striking out six over four innings, in Salt River's 1-0 victory over Surprise in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday, MiLB.com reports.

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Appel earned his first victory for Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday, permitting only two hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts over eight shutout innings against Frisco.

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Appel got no decision in his debut for Double-A Corpus Christi on Wednesday, scattering two hits and four walks while striking out four over five scoreless innings.

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Appel is set to be promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Appel rebounded Thursday with his second win of the season for High-A Lancaster, permitting only two runs on five hits with no walks and seven strikeouts over six innings against Stockton.

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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.