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Mark Appel

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Philadelphia Phillies

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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2017 ADP:  715.75

Rank (RP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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.

February 17, 2017  –  Mark Appel News

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Appel said he is able to get more extension when throwing now that he is pitching without bone spurs in his elbow, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports. "I think a big thing for me, and really pitchers in general, is the amount of extension you get when you're throwing the ball," Appel said. "I think it helps with velocity, it helps with control, it helps just with the stress that goes through your elbow. When I had bone spurs, it really limited that range."

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Mark Appel Stats
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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
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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Mark Appel Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Mark Appel Advanced Stats
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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
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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Mark Appel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Appel (elbow) was added to the Phillies' 40-man roster Friday.

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Appel (elbow) will finish his rehab work in the next few weeks and head home for the offseason to prepare for spring training, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

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Appel (elbow) is expected to start throwing off a mound in a few weeks, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Appel underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday to remove a bone spur from his elbow, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Joe Jordan, the Phillies' director of player development, said Appel (shoulder) is looking at a mid-July return, Jay Floyd of the Shore Sports Network reports.

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Appel (shoulder) played catch Tuesday for the first time since being shut down in May, but he remains at least two-to-three weeks away from returning from the DL, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.

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Appel said medical exams of his shoulder have shown no structural damage, Tom Housenick of the Allentown Morning Call reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

There was no outlook written for Mark Appel.

2016

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 hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, going 5-2 with a 4.48 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 61:28 K:BB ratio over 68.1 innings. With a mid-90s fastball, and above-average secondary offerings (slider and changeup), Appel has the stuff to become a mid-rotation starter in the big leagues, but for every flash of brilliance he displays, an absolute dud follows. The No. 1 pick of the 2013 draft, he was included in the package to Philadelphia in the Ken Giles trade, which only lent further credence to Appel's detractors. Appel must show improved consistency if he expects to crack the Phillies' rotation at some point in the first half. The time to sell high in dynasty leagues may have passed, but if a top-100 prospect is still available in return, owners should jump on that before the start of the season.

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.