Astros Draft Stanford Pitcher Mark Appel At No. 1This time, the Houston Astros couldn't resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.
Andrew Says: Don't Blame AppelWith the first overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Houston Astros have taken Stanford pitcher Mark Appel who turned down the Pirates after they drafted him at eight overall last year.
CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman: For Pirates, 'Corner Bat May Be The Priority'CBSSports.com senior baseball writer Jon Heyman joined The Fan Morning Show Thursday to talk about some of the latest buzz surrounding the approaching trade deadline.
Appel Opts To Stay At StanfordHighly touted pitcher Mark Appel spurned the Pittsburgh Pirates and decided to remain at Stanford for his senior season, the first big casualty of baseball's new restrictions on amateur signing bonuses.
Pirates Prospect Gerrit Cole Is Ready For The FutureAltoona Curve pitcher and 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates No. 1 draft pick Gerrit Cole joins the Vinnie & Cook show on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.
Pirates President Confident First Round Draft Choice Will SignPirates President Frank Coonelly joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about the drafting of Stanford Starting Pitcher Mark Appel in the first round of the MLB Draft, as well as the new slotting system for the draft, and where the team could run into penalties for overpaying players.
Pirates Assistant GM Confident Appel Will Sign With BucsPirates Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Development, Kyle Stark joined the Fan Morning Show to talk about the Pirates' first-round draft pick, Mark Appel.
Pirates Select Mark Appel In First Round(93-7 The FAN) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Stanford right-handed pitcher Mark Appel with the eighth overall pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft Monday.