All posts tagged "Mark Appel"

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Why the Pirates Should Repeat the Appel Pick With Aiken

    About once a year I take a look back at the Mark Appel situation in order to...

  • Analysis
    Q&A: Trading Prospects For Rentals, Polanco Concerns, Meadows vs Appel

    I missed the Q&A last week due to a common problem in Spring Training: I forgot what...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Passing on Mark Appel Was a Great Decision For the Pirates

    The Major League Baseball draft doesn't allow you to go over your total bonus pool without some...

  • 2013 Draft
    Report: Houston Astros Sign Mark Appel Under Slot Value

    The Houston Astros have agreed to a deal with No. 1 draft pick Mark Appel, according to the sources of CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Appel and agent Scott Boras turned down a contract offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates last year. [Update: Appel will receive a $6.35 million bonus, according to Jim Callis...

  • 2013 Draft
    Draft Rumor Roundup: Appel, Gray, Moran, Astros, Royals, Bickford

    We will keep track of all of the draft rumors today in this post. In previous years it was easy to guess what the Pirates would do, since they were picking at the top. This year it’s up in the air, and the guys available to them will be largely influenced by...

  • Analysis
    Links: Are the Pirates For Real?

    Every year it seems like there's one surprise team that everyone starts talking about early in the season. The Pirates have been a surprise team in each of the previous two years, but I don't recall the discussion starting this early (probably because they broke out in June 2011, and had a...

  • 2013 Draft
    Draft Prospect Watch: NCAA Tournament Talk and Reese McGuire News

    It’s a big Friday night in college baseball as the draft is now just 13 days away. With the Pittsburgh Pirates picking #9 and #14, they are getting some last looks in at the players in their range. A lot of the talk recently has centered around players that have either dropped...

  • 2013 Draft
    Draft Prospects: Averaging Out The Expert’s Mock Drafts

    A few days ago, John Sickels released his latest mock draft which we wrote about here. This is the fourth mock draft from industry experts that we talked about over the last week. There were also mock drafts from Baseball America, Keith Law and Jonathan Mayo. With these four all coming out around...

  • 2013 Draft
    Draft Prospect Watch: Gray And Appel Struggling Recently

    The 14th weekend of college kicked of last night for some teams, while others began their weekend on Friday. For most teams, this is the last weekend of their regular season and they start conference tournament play next week. Check out the schedule for this weekend here. Check out the draft preview...

  • 2013 Draft
    Draft Prospect Watch: Weekend Recap, Where Do We Stand?

    Instead of the usual weekend recap this week, I thought I would cut it down to include more players. Using recent mock drafts, along with the weekly performances, I want to take a look at which players have moved up, moved down or stayed the same recently and just overall, where they...

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