Tag: Mark Appel

First Pitch: Why the Pirates Should Repeat the Appel Pick With...

About once a year I take a look back at the Mark Appel situation in order to see how the move played out for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Typically this look involves comparing Appel to what the Pirates would have had to give up in order to go above slot and sign him. If you’re scoring […]
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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 day it was. It was around 6:00 that I was driving home from a busy day at Pirate City and suddenly it hit me “Oh yeah, today is Friday. I didn’t do the Q&A.” It wasn’t going anywhere. […]
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First Pitch: Passing on Mark Appel Was a Great Decision For...

The Major League Baseball draft doesn’t allow you to go over your total bonus pool without some extreme penalties. These include the loss of future draft picks, as well as a 100 percent tax on the overage. If there was any team wondering if an individual player was worth those penalties, all they need to […]
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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....

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...

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 historically bad offense […]
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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...

Draft Prospects: Averaging Out The Expert’s Mock Drafts

A few days ago, John Sickels released his latest mock draft which we wrote aboutĀ here. This is the fourth mock draft from industry experts...

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...

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...

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