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The Houston Astros have signed right-hander Mark Appel, the number one overall pick earlier this month in the MLB draft. While terms of the deal were not announced, slot money for the first overall pick is $7.8 million.Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported Appel and the Astros agreed to a signing bonus between $6 and $6.5 million on Saturday. The right-hander is represented by Scott Boras.Last year right-hander Appel turned down $3.8 million from the Pittsburgh Pirates to return for his senior season at Stanford University.The 21-year-old Appel was 10-4 with four complete games and a 2.12 ERA as a senior this season. He had 130 strikeouts in 106 1/3 innings pitched and allowed opponents a .203 batting average.The Houston Astros were one of the teams that passed on Appel instead selecting 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa from Puerto Rico.
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The Houston Astros aren’t drawing a lot of fans, but especially on weekdays, and against teams from small markets with bad records, and also especially in extra innings. But those hardy fans that skipped work today were treated to a monster blast by Carlos Pena to walk off for the Astros. Which gave the team the series. Watch (via MLB.com)
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The Houston Astros have signed right-handed pitcher Mark Appel of Stanford, the No. 1 overall draft pick in the draft earlier this month.
Terms were not disclosed Wednesday ahead of an afternoon news conference with Appel and team officials.
The 21-year-old Appel was 10-4 with four complete games and a 2.12 ERA this season. He had 130 strikeouts in 106.1 innings pitched and allowed...
Your browser does not support iframes.The futility of the Houston Astros goes well beyond the play on the field.Apparently, it extends to the fans and the stands, as well.Watch as one Astros fan gets tangled up in a row of empty seats while attempting to flag down a foul ball during sixth inning of Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox.He remains stuck while his friends...
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Your browser does not support iframes. A Houston Astros fan went tumbling into a row of seats and disappeared while trying to grab a foul ball during Monday night's game at Minute Maid Park, and to make matters worse, the fan was nowhere near where the ball ended up. It happened in the sixth inning as Chicago White Sox batter Alexei Ramirez hit the foul line drive into the...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Mark Appel received high praise from MLB commissioner Bud Selig on Wednesday when the No. 1 overall pick signed with the Houston Astros.
Speaking at a MLB diversity business summit at a convention near Minute Maid Park, Selig praised Houston's rebuilding efforts. He then likened Appel, a right-handed pitcher, and Houston's 2012 No. 1 pick, shortstop Carlos...
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig touted the progress the league has made in racial hiring practices while stressing his desire to increase the number of African-American players in the sport.
Selig spoke Wednesday at the MLB diversity business summit.
The league received an A in racial hiring practices in this year's annual report by Richard Lapchick's Institute...
The Houston Astros put together one of their best offensive showings in the series opener with the Milwaukee Brewers.
A repeat performance could be much more difficult to come by against scheduled starter Kyle Lohse, who regularly frustrates the Astros.
Houston aims for a sixth win in seven games Wednesday night as it hosts the Brewers.
Matt Dominguez's grand slam and career...
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We have all read enough about George Springer to satiate our “who’s the next Mike Trout?” fix for the time being. And while Springer might indeed get thrown to the wolves in short order, the two Astros farmhands acquired in the Hunter Pence trade with Philadelphia back in 2011 deserve immediate attention as well: right-handed pitcher Jarred Cosart...
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In the last few days, there have been several sources reporting how much of a “dream come true” it would be for Houston Astros starting pitcher Bud Norris to play for the San Francisco Giants.
Fitting into the Giant’s need for a starting pitcher, Norris would be a decent addition to the rotation.
Meet Bud Norris. He's a 28-year-old right-handed pitcher for the Houston Astros. He loves to golf. Born and raised in Marin County, Calif., educated at Cal Poly, Norris and his girlfriend are proud owners of an Alaskan Klee Kai named Bailey.
Remember this brief introduction next month, when it is possible your favorite team will trade for him.
With the non-waiver trade deadline...
Improved pitching has provided a recent spark for the Milwaukee Brewers.
The same could be said of the Houston Astros, and in particular Jordan Lyles.
The Brewers look for another strong performance on the mound from an unlikely source, while Lyles attempts to continue his impressive stretch in the opener of this three-game set Tuesday night.
Milwaukee's starting pitchers...
Weekend reports that the Houston Astros had reached a deal with No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel were not too far off base.
On Wednesday the Astros officially came to terms with Appel and will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. ET to announce the signing.
Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that Appel will receive a $6.35 million bonus, which is nearly $1.5 million below the suggest...