Thursday, April 24, 2014

Is Mark Appel injured?

Last night at Inland Empire, Lancaster pitcher and 2013 1-1 pick Mark Appel didn't make it out of the 3rd inning. There was a member of Baseball Prospectus' scouting team - @Rontrarian - at the game who tweeted out some troubling things. Such as...

So take that for what you will - but Appel has allowed 17H/9ER, 13K:4BB in 13IP. I mean, that's right at one K per inning, and it is the California League. But if his velocity is sitting in the high 80s, there has to be something wrong somewhere.