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Mark Appel

Born: 07/15/1991 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 220
Mechanics
Arm Action: gentle stab and slight wrap; easy through motion; quick arm

Delivery: fluid delivery; everything moves forward; drop and drive; moderate effort; moderate body tilt raises armslot

Body: mature, sturdy; durable pitcher's build; lean but filled out; broad shoulders with some slope
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 04/22/2016
Affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs (, Phillies)
Dates Seen 04/18
OFP 55
Realistic 3 Starter, quality 4 starter at worst
MLB ETA 2016
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 60 93 95 pounded the zone, using FB almost exclusively early; was 93 - 95 for first 4 innings, then lost velo quickly--was 88 - 90 when pulled; velocity down a tick from the stretch; gets downhill with FB due to release; pitch stays straight with occasional, slight armside run
SL 50 50 84 86 sharp tilt with downward action greatly aided by release; slight sweep, like downhill cutter; mostly gloveside use; doesn't seem to trust as anything outside of a putaway pitch
CH 45 50 83 84 arm slows, doesn't always finish pitch; straight change with separation from FB; flashes ability to change look with some float to pitch; inconsistent control; mostly armside use
CONTROL 50 50     pounds the zone with FB; nibbles and struggles with offspeed
COMMAND 50 50     while FB can still gain movement, good feel and comfort; has confidence in SL to end at-bats and bury; CH has most room to grow
Overall

Former 1-1 pick with plus FB and avg offspeed offerings. FB sits plus, gets downhill, and pounds the strike zone. Not afraid to use heavily early. Maintaining velocity an issue after it dropped considerably in later innings. SL is his out-pitch with sharp downward tilt. CH is straight with some room to improve. Command/control are avg tools. Profiles as a 3 starter, quality 4 starter at worst.

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