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Phillies | Phils add 11 players to roster

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:23:16 -0800

The Philadelphia Phillies have added Ps Drew Anderson, Mark Appel, Elniery Garcia, Ben Lively, Ricardo Pinto, Nick Pivetta and Alberto Tirado, OFs Dylan Cozens and Nick Williams, C Andrew Knapp and 2B Jesmuel Valentin to their 40-man roster.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Gelb

Phillies | Mark Appel's season over

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:03:06 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Mark Appel (elbow) had surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow Wednesday, June 29, and he'll miss the rest of the season. He's expected to be ready for spring training.

Fantasy Tip: The former first-rounder of the Astros is listed as the Phillies' No. 4 prospect per MLB.com. He was 3-3 witha 5.17 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 8.0 K/9 in eight starts for Class AAA Lehigh Valley this year. The Phillies are likely being cautious with the young righty right now, but he could challenge for a rotation spot next spring if healthy. For now, keep him on your radar in dynasty/keeper leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Gelb

Phillies | Mark Appel placed on minor-league DL

Fri, 27 May 2016 18:55:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies minor league SP Mark Appel (shoulder), who is currently playing with Class AAA Lehigh Valley, was placed on the minor-league disabled list due to a strained right shoulder.

Fantasy Tip: Appel is a 24-year-old right-hander who was selected with the first overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft by the Houston Astros but has not lived up to expectations. He is 3-3 with a 4.46 ERA in eight starts this year, with 20 walks and 34 strikeouts over 38 1/3 innings. Appel is not worth monitoring outside of NL-only fantasy leagues.

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Phillies | Mark Appel dealt to Phils

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 12:30:47 -0800

Updating previous reports, the Philadelphia Phillies have traded RP Ken Giles and SS Jonathan Arauz to the Houston Astros, in exchange for Ps Mark Appel, Brett Oberholtzer, Vincent Velasquez, Harold Arauz and Thomas Eshelman.

Fantasy Tip: Appel, who was not included in the original version of the deal, is a 24-year-old right-hander who was selected with the first overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft, although he has not lived up to expectations thus far. He is 16-11 with a 5.12 ERA through 54 minor league games (53 starts) over three seasons, including a 5-2 record and 4.48 ERA in 12 starts for Class AAA Fresno in 2015. Appel has a decent shot of reaching the majors in 2016 and should be monitored in cavernous mixed and NL-only fantasy leagues. The revised deal does not include minor league OF Derek Fisher, who will remain part of the Astros' organization.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Breen

Astros | Ken Giles deal finalized

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 12:30:16 -0800

Updating previous reports, the Houston Astros received RP Ken Giles and SS Jonathan Arauz from the Philadelphia Phillies, in exchange for Ps Mark Appel, Brett Oberholtzer, Vincent Velasquez, Harold Arauz and Thomas Eshelman.

Fantasy Tip: Unlike the original version of the deal, the Astros were able to hang on to minor league OF Derek Fisher and parted ways with Appel, Eshelman and Harold Arauz instead, while receiving Jonathan Arauz in addition to Giles. From a Houston standpoint, this deal is attractive because Giles is young (25), inexpensive and under club control for several seasons. His fantasy value has received a significant boost now that he is pitching for a contender and he should be one of the first closers selected in all fantasy formats during next year's drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Breen

Astros | Mark Appel gaining momentum at Class AAA

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:27:37 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mark Appel matched a career-high 10 strikeouts during his outing with Class AAA Fresno Saturday, Aug. 1. His pitching coach Ace Adams noted Appel's fastball command, and the groove he is in on the mound. "His stuff is major league. His movement is late. His changeup has a real good zoom to it at the end. He's got good arm speed. His slider is nasty. He's a major-leaguer waiting to happen."

Fantasy Tip: Appel could receive a cup of coffee with the Astros down the stretch as an extra arm out of the bullpen or spot starter. Still, he'll have to continue his recent success, as there have been plenty of peaks and valleys for the 24-year-old hurler during his path to the majors. He is worth monitoring in all formats, and owners in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues could consider stashing Appel at any point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Fresno Bee - Bryant-Jon Anteola

Astros | Mark Appel receives promotion

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:41:44 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mark Appel is being promoted to Class AAA Fresno Wednesday, June 24.

Fantasy Tip: Appel, the first overall pick of the Astros in 2013, was 5-1 with a 4.26 ERA in 13 starts at Class AA Corpus Christi before the promotion, and he had fanned 49 hitters in 63 1/3 frames. He's just another in a long line of prospects for Houston, and his fastball can reach the upper-90s when he's on. Don't expect Appel to be called up this year, but he could seriously challenge for a roster spot in spring training next year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart

Astros | Mark Appel starting in Class AA

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:40:26 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mark Appel will begin the season with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Fantasy Tip: Appel topped out last season with Corpus Christi where he posted a 3.69 ERA with 38 strikeouts through 39 innings over six starts. Look for the 2013 No. 1 selection to receive a cup of coffee in the majors this season, as long as he progresses as expected. At this point, though, he only pushes the needle in deep AL-only leagues as a stash candidate.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart

Astros | Mark Appel feels fine

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:18:50 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mark Appel (forearm) visited with a doctor Tuesday, March 10, after he experienced tightness in his right forearm warming up Monday, March 9. Appel said he is healthy and ready to pitch after playing catch Tuesday. Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in 2013, isn't expected to break camp with the team, but he could pitch in a game in the next couple days.

Fantasy Tip: Appel seems to have dodged a bullet with his forearm tightness, and he should be fine for the 2015 season in the minors. After struggling in the beginning of 2014, Appel rebounded nicely with a 3.69 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 39 innings over six starts with Double-A Corpus Christi. There's a real chance that Appel could join the Astros this year. Consider him as a stash option in deep AL-only leagues.

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Astros | Mark Appel's injury not serious?

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:25:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, Houston Astros SP Mark Appel's (forearm) forearm injury that scratched him from the outing Monday, March 9, is not believed to be serious. Appel said he felt "a tiny bit of tightness," but said he had "literally no pain." Manager A.J. Hinch doesn't seem concerned at all, although it's unclear what the team will do next. Appel doesn't plan on undergoing an MRI exam.

Fantasy Tip: Appel, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 draft, certainly is a candidate to come up to the majors this summer if he pitches well in the minors. He shouldn't be drafted in standard leagues, but dynasty and keeper league owners should be well aware of Appel. AL-only managers may feel compelled to take him as a flier and stash him in deep leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark