Report: Astros to select Mark Appel in MLB draft

Monday June 4th, 2012

The Houston Astros have reportedly settled on who they will select with the top pick in tomorrow's MLB first-year player draft. A native of Houston, the 6'5" Appel has gone 10-1 with a 2.27 ERA as a starter this season with the Stanford Cardinal. He was named a first-team All-American before the start of the 2012 season. Appel most recently struck out 11 in Stanford's 9-1 rout of Fresno State in the NCAA regional tournament. Appel pitched the entire game, the fifth time he has done so this season.

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