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66 Mark Appel SP

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Mark Appel: Stepping away from baseball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Appel said in an interview with Joon Lee of Bleacher Report that he is taking an "indefinite break" from professional baseball.

Selected by the Astros with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 first-year player draft, Appel was expected to be a centerpiece of Houston's rebuild and require only limited time in the minors before fronting the big club's rotation. Instead, Appel was hit hard in his first exposure to professional baseball and only saw his command and control worsen over the subsequent four seasons while never rising above the Triple-A level, with a trade to the Phillies in December 2015 doing little to improve his outlook. The Phillies were expected to transition Appel to a bullpen role this spring after shoulder inflammation cut short his 2017 campaign, but the 26-year-old decided walking away from the game was in his best interest at this time. If Appel declines to resume his baseball career, he'll become only the third No. 1 overall pick never to reach the majors.

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017PHI00 ---0000000.00000000
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Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
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
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/230
Birthdate:
7/15/1991
Age:
27
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Philadelphia Phillies
College:
Stanford
MLB Experience:
0