2013 MLB Draft Profile: Mark Appel

by Matt Grabusky | Posted on Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Player:  Mark Appel
Position:  RHP
School:  Stanford
Date of Birth:  7/15/1991
Height/Weight:  6’5/210
Bats/Throws:  R/R
2013 Class:  Senior
Drafted:  2012, 1st Rd, Pirates
Drafted:  2009, 15th Rd, Tigers

Scouting Report:

Mark Appel failed to come to terms with the Pirates after being selected 8th overall in the 2012 draft.  With top of the rotation potential, he figures to be a top ten selection again in the 2013 MLB Draft, with number one overall a possibility.

  • Fastball 93-95, can touch 99
  • Swing and miss slider
  • 83-85 changeup is above average with plus potential
  • Cutter
  • Easy delivery
  • 3/4 arm alot
  • Ace potential

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Awards/Achievements:

  • 2012 National College Pitcher of the Year
  • 2012 1st Team Collegiate Baseball All-American
  • 2012 1st Team NCBWA All-American
  • 2012 2nd Team Baseball America All-American
  • 2012 2nd Team Perfect Game All-American
  • 2012 1st Team All-Pac 12
  • 2012 Stanford Regional Most Outstanding Player
  • 2011 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team
  • 2011 Named the #1 Prospect on Team USA by Baseball America
  • 2011 Named the #2 Prospect on Team USA by Perfect Game
  • 2011 Named the #2 Prospect in the CCBL by Perfect Game
  • 2010 NECBL All-Star

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Statistics:

YR LG W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H HR BB SO WHIP
 2010  NCAA  2  1  5.92  24  3  0  2  38 44  3  19  26  1.66
 2011  NCAA  6  6  3.02  16 16  2  0 104.1 107  1  26  83  1.27
 2012  NCAA 10  2  2.56  16 16  5  0 123  97  3  30 130
 2010 NECBL  6  1  1.87   8  7  0  0  43.1  33  1  16  24  1.13
 2011  Cape  0  1  2.25   2  2  0  0  12   7  0   1  15  0.67

If any of this information is incorrect or you have additional information on this player, please let us know at matt@bigleaguefutures.net

 
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  1. debbiepriceisright says:

    Matt, you forgot Mark’s most recent, and I think greatest award….National College Pitcher of the Year 2012.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=23298835&topic_id=5602506&c_id=mlb&v=3

  2. Matt Grabusky says:

    Thanks for catching that, Debbie. I will update it now.

  3. Mack says:

    It will be interesting to see how Mark pitches this year and where he goes in the draft.

    Right now, the first round is loaded with bats, especially at the high school level and it’s going to be hard to ignore kids like Clint Frazier, Austin Meadows, Chris Rivera, and Jeremy Martinez.

    Add to that Clinton Holton, Stephen Gonsalves, and college pitchers like Dylan Covey, Karstin Whitson, and Sean Manaea, and Appel could easily fall to 10+ and make far less than he could have signed for in 2012.

  4. Matt Grabusky says:

    Appel is definitely going to be an intersting case to watch. Based on his stuff, he should be top 5, but he should have been this year too. I’m not sure he will be able to show much more than he did in 2012. Taking everything into account (signing bonus, quickness to the Majors, free agency year, etc.) , not signing was almost certainly a loss in the long run.

    You can add Stanek to your list of college arms that could go ahead of him, and Mercado has the chance to go high, as well.

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