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On Mark Appel Returning to Stanford: The Risk Outweighs the (Possible) Reward

On Mark Appel Returning to Stanford: The Risk Outweighs the (Possible) Reward

By | July 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm | 5 comments

Pre-draft, Stanford right-hander Mark Appel was almost universally regarded as a top-three overall talent. Some analysts even predicted the Astros would make him the 2012 Draft's number-one pick. No dice. Now, over a month later, Appel heads back to Stanford to finish out his...

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2012 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Mark Appel

2012 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Mark Appel

By | June 5, 2012 at 1:49 am | No comments

For the third consecutive summer, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected a right-hander with their first draft pick. Though they didn't hold the number-one overall slot like they did last June, when they drafted Gerrit Cole out of UCLA, the Pirates still managed to get their hands on...

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The Fab Five: The Top Five Prospects in the 2012 MLB Draft

The Fab Five: The Top Five Prospects in the 2012 MLB Draft

By | June 1, 2012 at 12:01 am | No comments

The 2012 MLB Draft is less than a week away. On June 4th, 30 MLB ballclubs will roll the dice on a bright group of young stars, hoping to fortify their team's future with some blue-chip talent. While this class doesn't contain any once in a lifetime phenoms like Stephen...

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