Tag: Mark Appel

The Cubs will employ an aggressive strategy under the new CBA

The Cubs will employ an aggressive strategy under the new CBA
One of the interesting little subplots to the season has been the Cubs strategy as to the acquisition of amateur talent.  If you want insight into what the current front office is thinking and how they intend to build a contender, then it’s a good place to start. When it comes to amateur talent and... Read more »

MLB Draft Update: Appel wins this round with dominant outing as Gray struggles

MLB Draft Update: Appel wins this round with dominant outing as Gray struggles
As we head into the final month before the draft, it’s becoming more and more clear whom the Cubs are going to pick, so there probably won’t be as many updates on guys like Austin Meadows, Clint Frazier, or Sean Manaea. We’ll still update on Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray and I’m starting to think... Read more »

Source: Cubs down to 2 college arms and may be leaning toward Gray

Source: Cubs down to 2 college arms and may be leaning toward Gray
There hasn’t been a lot of mystery at the top of the draft lately.  The Cubs are believed by some to be big fans of Mark Appel and that it was just a matter of who would emerge as an alternate candidate should the Astros pick him.  Would it be Indiana State Sean Manaea?  One... Read more »
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MLB Draft Update: Scouting report/video on Gray; Appel so-so; Frazier heats up even more

MLB Draft Update: Scouting report/video on Gray; Appel so-so; Frazier heats up even more
Lots of news today with the Cubs and since I’m still not sure how I want to manage the usual Saturday morning draft update during the regular season, we also have a big update on the MLB Draft… MLB Draft The Cubs draft has come down to just a few names.  We can assume college... Read more »

MLB Draft Update: Appel, Gray dominant again

MLB Draft Update: Appel, Gray dominant again
With the holiday weekend upon us, many schools opened play a day early this week,, but Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray didn’t miss a beat.  Meanwhile, in the high ranks, catcher Jonathan Denney continues to terrorize high school pitchers. 3/29/13 LHP Sean Manaea lost his duel with another solid prospect Nick Petree, going 7.1 innings,... Read more »

Appel an appealing option for the Cubs, but will the Astros take him first?

Appel an appealing option for the Cubs, but will the Astros take him first?
We’ve taken two polls now and the overwhelming choice for the Cubs #1 pick has been Mark Appel. So while it seems most Cubs fans want the big RHP out of Stanford, the bigger question may be whether he’ll actually be available.  The Astros pick before the Cubs and have shown interest him in the past. ... Read more »
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Cubs Notes: Appel, Stanek, MLB Draft sleepers, and the Cubs top DSL prospect

Cubs Notes: Appel, Stanek, MLB Draft sleepers, and the Cubs top DSL prospect
Today we’ll start the day with draft stuff, including a dominant performance by Appel and a possible sleeper pick at #2.  We’ll also look at the Cubs top DSL prospect… MLB Draft Notes Mark Appel had his second straight dominant outing yesterday.  He no-hit a good Texas team for 5 2/3 innings, then went on... Read more »

2nd pick in MLB draft gives the Cubs some interesting options

2nd pick in MLB draft gives the Cubs some interesting options
There have been a few positives that have come out of a 100+ loss season.  There has been the development of players like Jeff Samardzija,  Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, and Welington Castillo.  There has been the defense and possible Gold Gloves from Darwin Barney and even Alfonso Soriano. There has been the resurgence of the... Read more »

Guest Post: Scouting Report on Mark Appel

Guest Post: Scouting Report on Mark Appel
Kevin Gallo is a longtime reader and contributor here on Cubs Den.  What you may not know about him is he is an aspiring scout and avid amateur baseball fan.  Kevin does a lot of legwork and has seen many of the Cubs potential draft picks including Lucas Giolito, Max Fried, and Kyle Zimmer.  He’s... Read more »
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