Stanford starter Mark Appel has everything you’d expect from a potential number one overall pick.
An intimidating force on the mound, Appel stands 6’5 and weighs 215 pounds.
He is a polished pitcher with an arsenal that includes a fastball consistently clocked between 93-95 mph. At times, he has the ability to reach back and find that extra velocity that can make a pitcher special. Reports suggest Appel has reached 98-99 mph on occasion. In his start against Oregon last weekend, the radar gun had his top speed at 97. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Appel was still registering 93 mph. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 2 on our Top 100 Countdown is Stanford’s Mark Appel. The 6’5 right-handed pitcher from Houston was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the eighth overall selection of the 2012 MLB Draft. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We conclude the countdown today at number 1 with Stanford RHP Mark Appel. The San Ramon, California native attended Monte Vista High School. He was a two year letterwinner where as a senior he appeared in nine games with an ERA of 0.90 ERA in 31.0 innings. He gave up just 21 hits, striking out 45 and walking just six over five starts while going 4-0 with three saves. He was picked in the 15th round by the Detroit Tigers but decided to head to Stanford. Continue reading
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COCA COLA PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Mark Appel, Y-D RHP
One of the most impressive pitching performances of this year’s playoffs has earned Mark Appel (Stanford) the final Coca Cola Pitcher of the Week award of the 2011 Cape Cod Baseball League season. Appel started Game 1 of Y-D’s opening round series versus Falmouth and completely shut down the Orleans offense, to the tune of eight shutout innings and 10 strikeouts. Continue reading
Senior writer Kat Cornetta and myself both had the opportunity to take in a couple of game of the USA Collegiate National Team’s tour throughout New England last week. On Saturday night, we made the trip to Holyoke, Massachusetts to see the Holyoke Blue Sox take on the USA squad but the weather would not agree with us as only one pitch was thrown before the skies opened up. On Sunday evening, the National team made the trek to Lynn, Massachusetts to play against the North Shore Navigators. Team USA walked away with a 4-1 win. The next afternoon the National team took on an NECBL Select squad which won 4-3 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the first of a two part series of post focusing on pitchers. Continue reading
This weekend we see two major non-conference matchups between ranked teams with Stanford heading to Vanderbilt and Cal-State Fullerton visiting Fort Worth to visit TCU. Also, Georgia Tech is hosting St. John’s and Long Beach State hosting Arizona in some other series to watch. Continue reading
The second day of the NECBL playoffs took place on Tuesday August 3rd with only one series being completed while the other three series will go to a winner take all game 3 on Wednesday night. The Newport Gulls completed the sweep to advance to the NECBL Eastern Division Final with a 3-0 victory over the Laconia Muskrats. They will face the winner of the Sanford Mainers and North Shore Navigators series on Thursday evening in Newport. Sanford forced a deciding Game 3 on Tuesday with a 5-1 victory over North Shore. The Danbury Westerners picked up a 5-3 victory over the Bristol Collegiate Baseball Club while North Adams Steeple Cats picked up a 6-4 victory over the Keene Swamp Bats.