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Name  Mark Appel
Born  7/15/1991
Height  6-5
Weight  190
Number  74
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
6/5/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Astros prospect Mark Appel, the 2013 No. 1 overall pick, is dealing with tendinitis in his right thumb, according to Brian McTaggart of
Insight: Appel has allowed 19 earned runs on 27 hits in 14 1/3 innings with High-A Lancaster this season. There's no chance he'll see the big leagues this season.
2/2/2014 10:44:00 AM
Description: Astros top prospect Mark Appel had an emergency appendectomy earlier this week. He's hoping to be back by the start of spring training. SOURCE: Brian McTaggart,
Insight: Appel was drafted first overall by Houston in last year's MLB Draft. In ten Single-A appearances in 2013, Appel was 3-1 with a 3.79 ERA. ESPN's Keith Law recently named Appel the 11th-best prospect in baseball. He was ranked Houston's second-best prospect behind shortstop Carlos Correa (No. 4 overall). Appel is likely to begin the year in Double-A.