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Mark Appel SP

Philadelphia Phillies

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Phillies' Mark Appel: Tagged for six runs Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Appel allowed six runs on 11 hits over four innings Tuesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.

Appel gave up a couple of home runs in a game that saw a total of five homers hit thanks in part to a strong breeze blowing out to right field. The former No. 1 overall pick now has a 7.48 ERA and a 17:9 K:BB in 21.2 innings for Lehigh Valley this season. He has also failed to go past five innings in any of his starts. The Phillies may soon have to think about shifting Appel to the pen to see if his stuff will play up better in a relief role. It is looking increasingly unlikely that he will ever carve out a career as a starter in the majors.

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Phillies' Mark Appel: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Appel was optioned to the Phillies' minor-league camp Tuesday, Ryan Lawrence of The Philly Voice reports.

Most of the prospect sheen has worn off Appel at this point, but despite the demotion back to the minors, the former No. 1 overall pick has a good chance to surface with the Phillies later in 2017. He was added to the 40-man roster in the offseason and will presumably be on the team's short list of call-ups when a spot starter is needed, but until that happens, Appel will have to bide his time at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He's compiled a 4.47 ERA and 1.98 K/BB rate over 20 career starts at the Triple-A level.

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Phillies' Mark Appel: Fully recovered from surgery
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

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."

Appel had surgery last June to remove bone spurs from his right elbow. He also missed time with shoulder problems last season, and pitched just 38.1 innings at Triple-A Lehigh Valley before being shut down for the season. He's healthy now and is expected to open the year in the rotation back at Lehigh Valley. If he continues to struggle as a starter, the Phillies could decide to put him in the 'pen to see if he can deliver as a reliever instead.

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Phillies' Mark Appel: Added to 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

The top pick in the 2013 first-year player draft, he struggled mightily in his first two years with full-season affiliates and was unceremoniously shipped out of Houston last winter in the Ken Giles trade. Things didn't get much better for Appel in 2016, as he posted a 4.46 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in eight starts at Triple-A before ultimately having surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow. However, he's making steady progress in his recovery and could compete for a rotation spot in spring training.

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Phillies' Mark Appel: Making progress in recovery from elbow surgery
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

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.

Appel is recovering from surgery in June to remove a bone spur in his right elbow. He went 3-3 with a 4.46 ERA and a 34:20 K:BB in 38.1 innings at Triple-A Lehigh Valley before being shut down. The two-time first-round pick will likely get a chance to compete for a rotation spot this spring.

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Minor League Pitching Stats
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2013ASX-Tri-City Valleycats00 3.6022000 5.06220006
2013AFX-Quad Cities River Ba31 3.8288000 33.030161421927
2014AFA-Lancaster Jethawks25 9.741212000 44.1745148901140
2014AA-Corpus Christi Hooks12 3.6976100 39.0351716221338
2015AAA-Fresno Grizzlies52 4.481212000 68.1673934642861
2015AA-Corpus Christi Hooks51 4.261313100 63.1683430722349
2016AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi33 4.4688000 38.1402219312034
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/230
Birthdate:
7/15/1991
Age:
25
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Philadelphia Phillies
College:
Stanford
MLB Experience:
0