Mark Appel Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 31 (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 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
PHI NL 2022 0 0 0 0 6 0 10.0 9 0 3 5 1.80 1.20 1.05 2.7 4.5 .280 56/16/28 1 1
Career 2yrs 3 1 0 0 16 10 48.0 45 2 12 38 3.38 1.19 1.12 2.2 7.1 .306 n/a
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There was something like that in JD Bradberry's book Hot Stove Economics.

van wilhoite LVW
Dec 14 '15

The point that the Astros "have as much intel on [Appel] as anyone" is important in other contexts. Someone smart did a study (and I wish I could find it again) showing that free agents who re-sign with their original teams outperform free agents who go elsewhere. Even in an era of advanced metrics and detailed medical information, never under-estimate the information advantage that a team has after they control a player for a few years.

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Dec 14 '15

Does it though? From what I've read, seems like there were a number of moving parts and permutations of this deal. Swapping Appel for Fischer also netted them Jonathan Arauz who is very young (17 yrs old) and far off ... but apparently has interesting raw tools. 

Definately agree that if the Astros were down on Appel's upside, now was probably a good time to deal him before the shine completely wears off. And having been in their system for 2+ years now, they have as much intel on him as anyone.

Garry Oak garryoak
Dec 13 '15
As an Astros fan I am happy to see Appel replace Derek Fisher in the Giles deal.  Houston has had enough time to project his upside at this point, and his inclusion in the trade tells me that they did not project him as anything more than a #3 starter at best.  Fisher's upside is a corner OF that can hit 25+ HRs and steal 10-20 bases.
Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Dec 13 '15
Second #1 overall pick in a week to be traded. That's a lot of bodies headed to Philly: Traded RHPs Mark Appel, Harold Arauz, Thomas Eshelman and Vince
Velasquez and LHP Brett Oberholtzer to Philadelphia for RHP Ken Giles
and SS Jonathan Arauz.
Kent Ostby Seadogs
Dec 12 '15

Worth a $1 bid in NL  now that he's with Philly?

van wilhoite LVW
Dec 12 '15

Sent to Double A yesterday.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 24 '15
He was the No. 1 overall pick in 2013, and he's shown flashes of brilliance, and periods of disorganization and ineptitude. Everyone agrees that his arm is great, but his inconsistent approach and mixed results have muddied the prospect waters. It is safe to say he could emerge as an ace or flame out at any time. ASTROS

—from The Fantasy Baseball Guide 2015
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Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 18 '15