Comments on: Mark Appel’s College Season Over As Stanford Eliminated http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/mark-appels-college-season-over-as-stanford-eliminated.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/mark-appels-college-season-over-as-stanford-eliminated.html#comment-16017 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 23:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33361#comment-16017 But, they want $7 million! Or 10! Scott won’t let him play for a penny less! :)

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/mark-appels-college-season-over-as-stanford-eliminated.html#comment-16008 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33361#comment-16008 I’m not totally against going over 100 pitches. But I think it depends on the situation.

For example, Appel’s 122 pitches on June 1st wasn’t horrible. That was stretched out over 9 innings. That’s not a huge workload. My issue with that game was that Stanford was up 9-1, so there’s no reason to keep Appel in that long.

In his last start, Appel threw 95 pitches in four innings. That’s not good.
I don’t think you can compare pitching to marathon running or bike riding. When you ride a bike or run a marathon, it’s a steady flow. When you’re pitching, you don’t see consistency with your workload. You can have a stretch of easy innings to reduce the load. Or you can have a few high stress innings. It’s not just “get to the point where you can go over 100 pitches”. The focus should be on the workload that got you to 100 pitches.

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By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/mark-appels-college-season-over-as-stanford-eliminated.html#comment-16007 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33361#comment-16007 Frankly I love the high pitch counts, and I poo poo all the people who live by 100 pitch counts. I think it builds strength for the pitcher just like repetitions of other workouts – Do you cry about marathon runners, or Lance Armstrong pedeling up a mountain? Better yet do you think you get tired or should be rated on the same scale as Lance as far as how far up the mountain you should be allowed to go before we tell you to get off the bike? Get a wake up call people – a pitcher should be pulled when he no longer controls the ball in the strike zone – due to inability or fatigue which varies greatly. A pitcher usually injures himself when his mechanics are poor not because of 20 additional throws over 100.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/mark-appels-college-season-over-as-stanford-eliminated.html#comment-15980 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33361#comment-15980 At least we don’t have to wait until mid Aug any more.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/mark-appels-college-season-over-as-stanford-eliminated.html#comment-15979 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33361#comment-15979 Nothing wrong with getting a cat…………….:) :) :)

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By: wtmiller http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/mark-appels-college-season-over-as-stanford-eliminated.html#comment-15975 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33361#comment-15975 Dear Scottie and Mark:

They play in the only place where a bonus check is waiting for you. See if you can find it. Try Google Maps.

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By: HamburgBucco http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/mark-appels-college-season-over-as-stanford-eliminated.html#comment-15972 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33361#comment-15972 I’m just waiting for another Appel/Boras statement now along the lines “Even though the season is now over for me, there’s still the exams I have to worry about. Also I have to clean my room and go to the supermarket to buy milk and cornflakes. And I was thinking about maybe buying a cat. So unfortunately I have no time at all to think about things like the MLB draft or negotiating with the Pirates. by the way: Where again do they play ?
Philadelphia ? Pittsburgh ? Or was it Phoenix ?”

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By: szielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/mark-appels-college-season-over-as-stanford-eliminated.html#comment-15971 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 07:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33361#comment-15971 I don’t know why a prep pitching prospect like Giolito would go to college given the abuse they will endure. A college education could cost them millions of dollars.

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By: wtmiller http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/mark-appels-college-season-over-as-stanford-eliminated.html#comment-15968 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 04:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33361#comment-15968 Both BA and Biertempel are reporting that Mathisen signed for exactly slot.

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By: JohnDreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/mark-appels-college-season-over-as-stanford-eliminated.html#comment-15967 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 03:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33361#comment-15967 Does he know if he gets in the system a month sooner, he can start pulling down those $800 monthly paychecks, plus the per diems!

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