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Astros | Mark Appel feels fine

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:18:50 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mark Appel (forearm) visited with a doctor Tuesday, March 10, after he experienced tightness in his right forearm warming up Monday, March 9. Appel said he is healthy and ready to pitch after playing catch Tuesday. Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in 2013, isn't expected to break camp with the team, but he could pitch in a game in the next couple days.

Fantasy Tip: Appel seems to have dodged a bullet with his forearm tightness, and he should be fine for the 2015 season in the minors. After struggling in the beginning of 2014, Appel rebounded nicely with a 3.69 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 39 innings over six starts with Double-A Corpus Christi. There's a real chance that Appel could join the Astros this year. Consider him as a stash option in deep AL-only leagues.

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Astros | Mark Appel's injury not serious?

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:25:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, Houston Astros SP Mark Appel's (forearm) forearm injury that scratched him from the outing Monday, March 9, is not believed to be serious. Appel said he felt "a tiny bit of tightness," but said he had "literally no pain." Manager A.J. Hinch doesn't seem concerned at all, although it's unclear what the team will do next. Appel doesn't plan on undergoing an MRI exam.

Fantasy Tip: Appel, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 draft, certainly is a candidate to come up to the majors this summer if he pitches well in the minors. He shouldn't be drafted in standard leagues, but dynasty and keeper league owners should be well aware of Appel. AL-only managers may feel compelled to take him as a flier and stash him in deep leagues.

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Astros | Mark Appel's start scratched

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:40:46 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mark Appel (forearm) was scratched from his spring outing Monday, March 9, due to mild tightness in his right forearm. Appel missed all of spring training last year after an appendectomy. He's likely to start the year at Class AA after he finished strong at Corpus Christi in 2014.

Fantasy Tip: Appel ranks 23rd on our list of baseball's top-30 fantasy prospects this year. His slow start last year could be attributed to his appendectomy. The former No. 1 overall pick of 2013 could be up later this year if he performs well in the minors. You can avoid him in all standard leagues, but he should already be on the radar of keeper and dynasty league owners.

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Astros | Mark Appel shining in AFL

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:39:41 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mark Appel has thrown 12 shutout innings in three starts in the Arizona Fall League. He has allowed four hits and three walks while fanning 12.

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Astros | Mark Appel expected to be promoted

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:56:41 -0700

Houston Astros minor league SP Mark Appel is expected to be promoted from Class A Lancaster to Double-A Corpus Christi. The move comes after his best start of the season Thursday, July 24, when he struck out seven batters in six innings.

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Astros | Mark Appel received cortisone shot

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:35:36 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mark Appel (wrist) received a cortisone shot in his throwing wrist a few weeks ago, according to agent Scott Boras. General manager Jeff Luhnow said Appel dealt with a wrist issue but has recovered from the injury.

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Astros | Mark Appel scratched with thumb issue

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:38:21 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mark Appel (thumb) was scratched from his start with Single-A Lancaster Thursday, June 5, due to right thumb tendonitis. He's only expected to miss the one start.

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Astros | Mark Appel to pitch again June 12

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:04:53 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mark Appel, who was lit up in his last start for Class A Lancaster, will be skipped in that team's rotation and will not make another start again until Thursday, June 12, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.

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Astros | Mark Appel to return soon

Wed, 21 May 2014 20:32:40 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mark Appel had trouble adjusting to pro ball during his time at Class A Lancaster. However, he appears to be on his way to re-joining one of the team's minor-league affiliates, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow. He reached 98 mph in his last extended spring start. "He feels great, I've been texting him," Luhnow said. "Probably one more start in extended and then that's it, Tuesday. Probably Lancaster, but we'll see how it lines up with the openings."

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Astros | Mark Appel making progress

Tue, 13 May 2014 18:01:34 -0700

Houston Astros P Mark Appel is doing well pitching in games in extended spring training, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday, May 13. "Fairly close to getting back out there," Luhnow said. He started the season with Class A Lancaster, but felt sore and was having trouble adjusting to the routine of pro ball.

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