All posts tagged "Mark Appel"

  • 2012 Draft
    Less Than An Hour To Go: Brandon Thomas, Walker Buehler, Slot Prices

    Less than an hour to go before the MLB draft signing deadline. Here are some quick hits. **I just heard back from a source with Georgia Tech saying that the Brandon Thomas negotiations are “up in the air”. He hasn’t ruled out signing yet. His slot price in the fourth round is...

  • 2012 Draft
    Mark Appel Rumors: Moving on From Appel?

    UPDATE 4:04 PM: With less than a hour to go, all signs point to the Pirates moving on from Mark Appel. I’ve confirmed through sources that 16th round pick Max Moroff has signed for $300,000. That takes $200,000 away from Appel’s potential bonus. I’ve heard from several camps that players in the...

  • 2012 Draft
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Draft Pick Signing Deadline Preview

    Almost one year ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed 2011 third round pick Alex Dickerson. There was nothing special about the timing of the deal. Dickerson signed for slot, and while his signing came about a month after the draft, it was normal for players to wait a few weeks before signing. Dickerson...

  • 2012 Draft
    Mark Appel Updates: Monday

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have until Friday at 5:00 PM to sign first round pick Mark Appel. Here are a few updates on the situation. **Jon Heyman reports that Appel is leaning against signing with the Pirates for $3.8 M. The slot price for Appel is $2.9 M, but the Pirates could offer...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Marte Could be Promoted During Midst of Pennant Race

    By Kristy Robinson and Tim Williams Prospect Starling Marte has been swinging a hot bat in Triple-A recently, which has begun the frenzy of questions on when he will be called up. Marte is hitting for a .290/.350/.492 line with nine homers in 331 at-bats in Triple-A this year, and has a...

  • 2012 Draft
    Pirates Have a Lot of Over-Slot Options and Not a Lot to Spend

    The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t shy away from the potential of spending money in the 2012 draft. With the new bonus pools in place to restrict spending, and harsh penalties if teams go over their total allotment, it was a big question mark how the Pirates would approach the draft this year. In...

  • 2012 Draft
    Mark Appel’s College Season Over As Stanford Eliminated

    On Friday night, Mark Appel had a dreadful fourth inning, leading to a 17-1 loss by Stanford against Florida State. Tonight, Florida State had another huge victory, winning 18-7 against Stanford, this time getting to Brett Mooneyham, who was selected by Washington in the third round of the 2012 draft. The loss...

  • 2012 Draft
    Mark Appel Has Bad Start in Super Regional Game

    Mark Appel was pitching for Stanford tonight in the Super Regional against Florida State. The Pirates’ number one draft pick was cruising through three innings, giving up a walk and a hit and striking out one, needing 47 pitches to get to that point. However, the right-hander fell apart in the fourth...

  • Top Stories
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects

    Now that the 2012 Draft is over, it’s time to update the Pittsburgh Pirates top 20 prospect rankings. This update not only takes in to consideration where the new draft picks fall in to the system, but where the current players rank after two months in the 2012 season. I put a...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Do the Pirates Have To Go Over-Slot on Appel?

    Two days ago I wrote about how players don't have as much leverage under the new collective bargaining agreement. Yesterday I pointed out that players are signing quickly, highlighting some middle round college seniors. Today we saw two top ten picks officially sign, which is almost unheard of in comparison to previous...

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