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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Bleacher Report: Why Mark Appel, Perhaps the Biggest Bust in MLB History, Is Stepping Away at 26

In 2013, the Astros chose Appel with the No. 1 pick, one selection ahead of Chicago Cubs MVP third baseman Kris Bryant. They signed him to a $6.35 million bonus after his senior year, when he posted a 2.12 ERA, struck out 130 batters and walked just 23 in 106.1 innings. Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated called him “as risk-free a pitcher pick as has ever been made,” while Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow deemed Appel, “the most significant investment the Astros have made in their history in an amateur player,” per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.

Random Transaction Generator Posted: February 01, 2018 at 11:11 AM | 50 comment(s)
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Thursday, November 09, 2017

BA: Minor League Free Agents 2017

572 players, with a mix of names you know, names you knew, and unknown unknowns.


 

 

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