Courtesy of James Schubert/Lancaster JetHawks
Appel promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi
Former Monte Vista pitcher Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 MLB draft, is working his way up the Houston Astros system. Appel, who also starred at Stanford, has struggled some this season for Single-A Lancaster, posting a record of 2-5 and ERA of 9.74. But after a good outing on July 24, he was promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi (Texas) Hooks.