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The Houston Astros selected pitcher Mark Appel out of Stanford University No.1 overall on Thursday. Last year, when Houston native Mark Appel was selected eighth during the amateur draft, and was offered $3.8 million dollars to sign with Pittsburgh, pitching for Clint Hurdle at PNC Park appeared to be the obvious choice. Unlike most college athletes that would jump on
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The Houston Astros used the first-overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft to select Mark Appel, a right-handed pitcher out of Stanford.

Bud Selig forgets what year it is, announces picks for "2000" player draft (Video)

On Thursday, MLB commissioner Bud Selig announced the selections for the 2013 player draft. However, for some reason Selig made the mistake of referring to some picks as selections for the "2000" first-year player draft, a mistake he made three times with the first eight picks. Selig did it the first time right off the bat with No. 1 pick Mark Appel of the Houston Astros...

MLB Draft: Houston Astros Select Mark Appel 1st Overall

The Houston Astros went with home grown talent in the first pick for the 2013 Draft. They choose starting pitcher Mark Appel from Stanford, and he projects to be a future ace for their staff. Appel features a three-pitch mix in his repertoire with a plus fastball that sits in the mid 90s with great movement. He also offers a hard slider and a circle changeup that has outstanding...

Astros take Appel with No. 1 pick

The Houston Astros selected Stanford pitcher Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft Thursday night. Appel was considered a possible top pick last year, but Houston passed on the hometown kid and instead chose 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa from Puerto Rico. Appel slid to Pittsburgh at No. 8 but turned down a $3.8 million offer and returned to Stanford...

Astros’ Jose Altuve still sidelined with groin injury

The Houston Astros kept second baseman Jose Altuve out of the lineup for the second game in a row yesterday as he continues to be hampered by a groin injury. Manager Bo Porter told Brian McTaggart of MLB.com that he would likely “lean on the side of caution” when it comes to Altuve. "I always lean on the side of caution, especially when you're talking lower extremity...

Jason Castro, Carlos Pena Lead Houston Astros Hot Streak

In moving to the American League this season, the Houston Astros have primarily been faced with much of the same, a team that has failed to pull it together and become a legitimate contender.Before May 27, the Astros held onto an AL worst 14-36 record and had surrendered 291 runs to their opponents, most in the major leagues.However, over the course of the past ten games, the Astros...

Astros fan displays his incredible mustache (Video)

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Astros' Jose Altuve out with aggravated groin

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Preview: Shields gets rematch with Lyles, Astros

(AP) -- While top overall draft pick Mark Appel is expected to be their future, Jordan Lyles has been one of the most reliable current starters for the Houston Astros. Lyles will try to lead the Astros to their longest road winning streak in 12 seasons when they open a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The Astros made Stanford's Appel the No...

Houston Astros draft party summarized in tweets

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Full Circle: Houston Picks Mark Appel no. 1

Mark Appel is heading home. The Houston Astros selected the Stanford flamethrower with the no. 1 pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. Cardinal baseball has its first overall selection, while Stanford sports as a whole can now boast three no. 1 overall picks over the course of the past two years.

2013 MLB Draft – First Round Draft Tracker – Live

The MLB First-Year Player Draft is finally upon us as all 30 big league clubs are set to select the future of their respective franchises. Beginning at 7:00 PM (EST), first round selections will kick off with the Houston Astros, as they will take the first-overall pick in the draft for the second straight year (Carlos Correa was selected first-overall in 2012).Picks one through 73...

Astros-Royals Preview

While top overall draft pick Mark Appel is expected to be their future, Jordan Lyles has been one of the most reliable current starters for the Houston Astros. Lyles will try to lead the Astros to their longest road winning streak in 12 seasons when they open a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The Astros made Stanford's Appel the No. 1 pick...

Orioles Take Two of Three from Astros; J.J. Hardy

After a horrible loss on Wednesday where the Houston Astros teed off on Oriole pitching, the rubber game of the three game series was a low-scoring affair. Thursday’s game was a totally different outcome for the Orioles, as they defeated the Houston Astros, 3-1. Miguel Gonzalez came through with a quality outing and upped his record to 3-2 as he pitched six innings, struck...

Finishing move

Let's not mince words: the Cubs are terrible and the Pirates could really use a sweep after their terrible week against the Reds and Braves. Clint Hurdle is not pulling his punches with a Sunday lineup today; all of his regulars are on the field, including Russell Martin. After spending some time worrying about Jeff Locke's impending regression, his last three starts...
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