Mark Appel

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 5"/220
  • Age: 24

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Mark Appel Bio

  • Full Name: Mark Stewart Appel
  • Born: 7/15/1991 in Houston, TX
  • Draft: 2013, Houston Astros, 1st rd. (1st overall)
  • College: Stanford
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March 23, 2015 at 11:24 AM ET

Straily sent to Minors; Appel and Aplin reassigned

The battle for the fifth spot in the Astros' starting rotation is a three-man race after right-hander Dan Straily, brought to Houston in a trade with the Cubs in January, was among three players sent down from Major League camp on Monday morning.

March 10, 2015 at 3:54 PM ET

Appel ready to go after bout with tight forearm

The Astros had top pitching prospect Mark Appel see a doctor on Tuesday morning, one day after he experienced some tightness in his forearm while warming up to pitch. And the right-hander proclaimed himself healthy and ready to pitch.

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Mark Appel Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2015 Fresno PCL

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2014 Salt River AFL

Mark Appel Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
January 6, 2016 Philadelphia Phillies invited non-roster RHP Mark Appel to spring training.
January 5, 2016 RHP Mark Appel assigned to Reading Fightin Phils.
December 12, 2015 Philadelphia Phillies traded SS Jonathan Arauz and RHP Ken Giles to Houston Astros for LHP Brett Oberholtzer, RHP Harold Arauz, RHP Mark Appel, RHP Thomas Eshelman and RHP Vincent Velasquez.
September 27, 2015 Fresno Grizzlies activated RHP Mark Appel from the temporarily inactive list.
September 22, 2015 Fresno Grizzlies placed RHP Mark Appel on the temporarily inactive list.
July 16, 2015 Fresno Grizzlies activated RHP Mark Appel from the temporarily inactive list.
July 11, 2015 Fresno Grizzlies placed RHP Mark Appel on the temporarily inactive list.
June 24, 2015 RHP Mark Appel assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from Corpus Christi Hooks.
January 13, 2015 Mark Appel assigned to Houston Astros.
July 28, 2014 RHP Mark Appel assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Lancaster JetHawks.
June 12, 2014 Lancaster JetHawks activated RHP Mark Appel from the temporarily inactive list.
June 5, 2014 Lancaster JetHawks placed RHP Mark Appel on the temporarily inactive list.
May 31, 2014 RHP Mark Appel assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Astros Extended Spring Training.
April 25, 2014 RHP Mark Appel assigned to Astros Extended Spring Training from Lancaster JetHawks.
April 2, 2014 RHP Mark Appel assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Quad Cities River Bandits.
January 14, 2014 Houston Astros invited non-roster RHP Mark Appel to spring training.
September 18, 2013 Quad Cities River Bandits activated RHP Mark Appel from the temporarily inactive list.
August 29, 2013 Quad Cities River Bandits placed RHP Mark Appel on the temporarily inactive list.
July 10, 2013 RHP Mark Appel assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Tri-City ValleyCats.
July 5, 2013 Mark Appel assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats.
June 19, 2013 Houston Astros signed RHP Mark Appel.

Mark Stewart Appel Bio Info

Grew up in Houston as an Astros fan before his family moved to California when he was 12...prior to the move, played youth ball at the Post Oak Little League in west Houston. Attended Monte Vista HS in California and went 4-0 with a 0.90 ERA in his senior season of 2009...was named the Contra Costa Times Baseball and Basketball Prep Athlete of the Year in 2009...drafted out of high school in the 15th round of the 2009 draft by Detroit, but elected to attend Stanford University. Played four highly-decorated years at Stanford, where he owns the career school record for strikeouts (372), ranks fourth in innings pitched (377.2) and sixth in wins (28)...drafted for the second time after his junior season with the eighth overall selection in the 2012 draft by Pittsburgh...elected not to sign and returned to Stanford to finish his degree in management science and engineering. Turned in an outstanding senior season, going 10-4 with four complete games and a 2.12 ERA (25ER/106.1IP)...recorded 130 strikeouts in his 106.1 innings pitched and allowed just a .203 opponent's batting average...was one of just 10 semifinalists for the National Pitcher of the Year Award as named by the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Drafted by Houston with the first overall selection in the 2013 draft and signed on June 19, 2013...signed by Astros scout Bryan Byrne. Is currently signed to a minor league contract for the 2015 season...invited to Major League Spring Training on Jan. 13, 2015.

2014

Made 19 combined appearances (18 starts) between Double A Corpus Christi (7g) and Class A Advanced Lancaster (12g), striking out 78 batters with 24 walks in 83.1 innings...was a non-roster invitee to Astros Major League Spring Training, but had a delay to his Spring season due to an emergency appendectomy conducted on Jan. 30...began the year with Lancaster and made 12 starts before moving up to Corpus Christi...had his best outing in the California League in his last start with Lancaster on July 24 at Stockton...went 6.0 innings, allowing two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and no walks...had a strong seven-game (six start) showing with Corpus Christi in the Double A Texas League...went 1-2 with a 3.69 ERA (16ER/39IP), one complete game, 38 strikeouts and 13 walks...tossed the best professional start of his career on Aug. 26 vs. Frisco, going 8.0 shutout innings while striking out 10 and allowing two hits and one walk in a 1-0 victory...pitched in the Arizona Fall League following the 2014 season and led the league in innings pitched while going 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA (9ER/31IP) and 24 strikeouts...named to the All-Prospect Team after finishing tied for second in the AFL in strikeouts and eighth in WHIP (0.84)...made seven total starts for the AFL Champion Salt River Rafters...was named the No. 6 prospect in the AFL by Baseball America.

2013

Drafted by Houston with the first overall selection in the 2013 draft on June 6...signed his professional contract less than two weeks later on June 19 and reported to the Astros Extended Spring Training facility in Kissimmee...made his professional debut with Class A Short Season Tri-City on July 5 vs. Lowell (2ER/2IP) and made his second start with the club on July 9 vs. Aberdeen (0ER/3IP)...promoted to Class A Quad Cities on July 10 and joined the Astros No. 1 overall selection from the 2012 draft (SS Carlos Correa) with the River Bandits...this made the River Bandits the first team in minor league baseball history with consecutive No. 1 overall picks on the same roster...went on to make eight starts with Quad Cities from July 14-Aug. 25... gave up one earned run or less in six of his eight outings with Quad Cities, and pitched the team to a 5-1 victory on Aug. 25 at Burlington that clinched a playoff berth for the club (5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 SO)...combined to go 3-1 with a 3.79 ERA (16ER/38IP) in 10 minor league starts...pitched 106.1 innings at Stanford in 2013, which combined for 144.1 innings in his calendar year.