MLB: Phillies release RHP Mark Appel, former No. 1 overall pick

Date:

Share post:


The Philadelphia Phillies released former No. 1 overall draft pick Mark Appel on Monday.

The 31-year-old right-hander finally reached the big leagues in 2022 following seven seasons in the minors and three years out of baseball.

Appel made his major league debut last June 29 and appeared in six games out of the Philadelphia bullpen, posting no decisions with a 1.74 ERA and five strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings.

The Houston Astros made Appel the top pick in the 2013 draft out of Stanford. Houston traded him to the Phillies in December 2015. Appel stepped away from the sport in 2018 after injuries to his labrum and rotator cuff, then made a comeback in 2021.

He has compiled a 33-24 record with a 5.05 ERA in 135 games (93 starts) in the minors, striking out 411 batters in 486 2/3 innings.

–Field Level Media

spot_img

Related articles

NCAABBL: Texas splits with baseball coach David Pierce

Texas parted ways with baseball coach David Pierce on Monday after eight seasons. His dismissal comes after the Longhorns...

NCAABBL: Tennessee uses two 2-run blasts to beat Texas A&M, even MCWS

Dylan Dreiling and Cal Stark smacked two-run home runs as top-seeded Tennessee knocked off No. 3 Texas A&M...

MLB: Mets aim to remain hot in series vs. Yankees

The New York Mets know they're the hottest team in baseball this month. But thanks to a chaotic ninth...

MLB: Twins looking to strike down Diamondbacks

Joe Ryan will attempt to continue the streak of dominant Minnesota pitching performances when the Twins face the...

FREE

Get the most important breaking news and analyses for Free.

Thank you for subscribing

Something went wrong.