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Monday, September 14, 2015

Astros succeeding without aid of No. 1 pick Mark Appel - Ultimate Astros

Sure, every player is different. At this point to describe Mark Appel as anything but disappointing is disingenuous.

“You hope each year in a player’s career, they progress and you can certainly say he did that,” agent Scott Boras said of Appel. “He moved to a new level and performed well and I think he feels very confident about coming to camp (in 2016) and competing.”

“Look, every player’s different. He’s a big guy. And … new to pro baseball. But getting control of those limbs, that body takes time — and it takes professional seasoning. (He and I) talked at the Futures Game, we were both very encouraged about his progression of what he was learning. Really getting enough innings to understand himself.”

Jim Furtado Posted: September 14, 2015 at 07:01 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, mark appel

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Futures Game Rosters announced

As the league’s press release notes, the U.S. team features 13 former first round draft picks, two second round picks and three players picked in the Compensation Round between first and second. The World team features one Compensation Round pick. Six of the first round picks are from the 2014 Draft, three in the 2013 Draft, two in the 2012 Draft and two in the 2011 Draft.

The World Team features players from seven different countries and territories, with The Dominican Republic being represented by 13 players, Venezuela five, Puerto Rico three, and Curacao, Germany, Nicaragua and Taiwan each having one.

Lucas Giolito, Mark Appel, JP Crawford, and Aaron Judge are some of the top names in the game that has been depleted by all the MLB promotions!

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 25, 2015 at 12:57 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron judge, futures game, mark appel, prospects



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