Mark Appel Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 30 (July 15, 1991) | 6' 5" | 220lbs. | Throws: Right
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
HOU A+ 2014 2 5 0 0 12 12 44.1 74 9 11 40 9.74 1.92 2.10 2.2 8.1 .433 n/a
HOU AA 2014 1 2 0 0 7 6 39.0 35 2 13 38 3.69 1.23 1.14 3.0 8.8 .314 n/a
RAF AFL 2014 1 0 0 0 7 7 31.0 18 1 8 24 2.61 0.84 0.76 2.3 7.0 .211 n/a
HOU AA 2015 5 1 0 0 13 13 63.1 68 7 23 49 4.26 1.44 1.42 3.3 7.0 .320 n/a
HOU AAA 2015 5 2 0 0 12 12 68.1 67 6 28 61 4.48 1.39 1.32 3.7 8.0 .317 n/a
PHI AAA 2016 3 3 0 0 8 8 38.1 40 3 20 34 4.46 1.57 1.42 4.7 8.0 .333 n/a
PHI AAA 2017 5 4 0 0 17 17 82.0 91 9 53 60 5.27 1.76 1.60 5.8 6.6 .324 n/a
PHI AA 2021 0 1 0 0 8 6 24.2 28 4 15 24 5.84 1.74 1.68 5.5 8.8 .345 n/a
PHI AAA 2021 3 5 0 0 15 9 46.2 38 8 34 36 6.17 1.54 1.44 6.6 6.9 .239 n/a
Career 1yr 3 1 0 0 10 10 38.0 36 2 9 33 3.79 1.18 1.14 2.1 7.8 .314 n/a
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In his second start, he extended his AFL scoreless streak to seven innings. He tossed four innings of one-hit ball, striking out six, including four in-a-row. He did find himself a bit challenged with the clock and ended up with two violations, resulting in called balls. The AFL is testing a pitch clock this fall and I'm looking forward to seeing how it comes into play.
Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Oct 15 '14
Three scoreless innings of one-hit ball in his AFL debut. He tossed 47 pitches, 27 for strikes.
Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Oct 10 '14
I heard the same things, Lynch.

I also think the Astros are trying to do some damage control after their botched draft this year.

Promoting Appel might help their PR to the fan base after the Aiken debacle.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jul 28 '14
Two reasons I have heard postulated ...

1. Get him out of Cal League
2. Get him closer to Houston

Also part of the theory is that he should be good enough for AA, so the typical risk of an early/premature promotion on a very young prospect does not apply here ... rather it's sink-or-swim time ...
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jul 28 '14
The big question would be why??
Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jul 28 '14
Promoted to AA ...
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jul 27 '14