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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Howard Lynch LynchMob
Nov 20 '17

From a Q&A at BA ...

Anthony (Philadelphia): What the HappELL happened to Mark Appel? How do you go from being the number 1 overall pick to being someone who struggles to get outs at AAA?
Kyle Glaser: Mark Appel is example No. 1 that pure velocity is not an indicator of how good your fastball is. Talking to the people who evaluated him, and what kept coming up over and over was that a lot of contact was always made on his fastball, even though it was thrown hard. If good hitters can pick up your fastball or it’s flat or you can’t spot it, it doesn’t matter if it’s 92 or 96 or 100. That’s how you get a busted prospect, when you fall in love with a radar gun number and stop looking at how it actually plays.


Read more at
http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/prospect-hot-sheet-chat-june-30-a/#ZZsMPM3wMx4fze0V.99 

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jul 3 '17

Mark Appel (P) PHI - Feb. 17

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."

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: 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.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 18 '17