Mark Appel

Born: 07/15/1991 (Age: 28)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 220
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., (#1 overall), 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (HOU); Acquired in trade for Ken Giles 12/12/15 (PHI)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 25th, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/23/16
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Lehigh Valley IronPigs
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Physical Description
Tall; matured; filled-out frame.
Mechanical Notes
Works from first base side of the rubber; hands set at the face; rocks back; drops hands to belt and up again; high leg swing; drop and drive. 3/4 arm slot; average arm speed; lots of moving parts; clean arm action. Quick to the plate from the stretch (1.20-1.23)
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2016 50 55 50 - #4/5 SP Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 50 50 91-93 94 Fairly straight; some arm-side run when down; downhill plane; lacks life and movement; average control; command within the zone will need to improve; plays down a grade.
Fairly straight; some arm-side run when down; downhill plane; lacks life and movement; average control; command within the zone will need to improve; plays down a grade.
Slider
Slider 50 50 84-85 85 10-to-4; late two-plane break. His go-to secondary pitch.
10-to-4; late two-plane break. His go-to secondary pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 50 83-86 86 Straight change; good arm speed; inconsistent release; third offering.
Straight change; good arm speed; inconsistent release; third offering.
Overall Summary
Strong RHP frame with average three-pitch mix. Overall average command & control profile. Solid feel for pitching and trusts his stuff. Quick from the stretch (1.20-1.23) and will control the running game. Lacked put-away pitch or any true plus offering this look. Stays around the plate but lots of moving parts within delivery will probably limit ability to command consistently. MLB ready RHSP with chance to stick in back end of rotation.