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  Mark Appel
Mark Appel
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, TX

High School:
Monte Vista (CA)

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 215

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R

05/03/2013

Stanford Knocks Off No. 8 Arizona State, 5-3

Appel has 13 strikeouts in series-opening win

04/19/2013

Stanford Keeps Wildcats Leashed to Open Series

Lindquist leaves bases loaded in ninth for save

04/18/2013

Cardinal Plays Host to Defending National Champion Arizona

Stanford takes offensive momentum into league series

04/12/2013

No. 23 Stanford Takes Game One From Washington

Washington out-hits Stanford in series opener

04/11/2013

Cardinal to Play Host to Washington

Stanford looks to win third straight Pac-12 series

04/20/2013

Stanford vs. Arizona - 4/20/13

Stanford vs. Arizona - 4/20/13

03/01/2013

Stanford vs. Texas Baseball

Stanford vs. Texas Baseball

06/14/2012

Stanford Baseball - Year in Photos

Stanford Baseball - Year in Photos

06/04/2012

Mark Appel

Mark Appel leaves Stanford as one of its all-time baseball greats.

06/01/2012

Stanford Baseball NCAA Regional

Stanford Baseball NCAA Regional




Honors and Awards
• Stanford Record Book - career strikeouts - 372 (1st)
• Stanford Record Book - career innings pitched - 377.2 (4th)
• Stanford Record Book - career wins - 28 (6th)
• Stanford Record Book - single-season strikeouts - 130 - 2013 (t-10th)
• Stanford Record Book - single-season strikeouts - 130 - 2012 (t-10th)
• 2013 First Team All-America (Louisville Slugger)
• 2013 Pac-12 Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
• 2013 Dick Howser Trophy finalist
• 2013 Senior CLASS Award finalist
• 2013 Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Year semifinalist
• 2013 Golden Spikes Award semifinalist
• 2013 First Team All-Pac-12
• 2013 Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week (May 27)
• 2013 Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week (March 5)
• 2013 Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (March 4)
• 2013 Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (March 11)
• 2013 NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week (March 5)
• 2013 Baseball America Midseason Top Pitcher (April 4)
• 2013 MLB.com Top Prospect
• 2013 Preseason First Team All-America (Perfect Game)
• 2013 Preseason First Team All-America (Louisville Slugger)
• 2013 Preseason First Team All-America (NCBWA)
• 2013 Preseason First Team All-America (Baseball America)
• 2012 NCBWA Pitcher of the Year
• 2012 First Team All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
• 2012 First Team All-America (NCBWA)
• 2012 Second Team All-America (Baseball America)
• 2012 First Team All-Pac-12
• 2012 NCAA Stanford Regional Most Outstanding Player
• 2012 Golden Spikes Award finalist
• 2012 Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist

Off The Farm
• Selected eighth overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2012 MLB Draft
• Selected in the 15th round (450th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in the 2009 MLB Draft
• Named 2011 Team USA's No. 1 prospect by Baseball America
• Pitched for Team USA in the summer of 2011 (4 APP, 5.00 ERA, 9.0 IP, 11 K, 2 BB, 0 ER)
• Named the No. 2 prospect in the Cape Cod League by PerfectGame.org in 2011
• Pitched for Yarmouth-Dennis in the Cape Cod League during the summer of 2011 (20.0 IP, 25 K, 3 BB, 3 ER)
• Pitched for Newport in the New England Collegiate Baseball League in 2010 (6-1, 1.87 ERA, 43.1 IP, 33 H, 24 K)
• 2010 New England Collegiate Baseball League Mid-Summer All-Star
• Named the No. 2 prospect in the New England Collegiate Baseball League by Baseball American in 2011

As a Senior (2013)
• Fanned nine in season finale against UCLA to become Stanford's all-time strikeout leader (372)
• Sixth in program history with 28 career wins
• Fourth all-time with 377.2 innings pitched
• 10-4 during final campaign with a 2.12 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 106.1 IP
• Strikeout total tied for 10th-best single-season mark in program history
• 7.6 innings per appearance, 11.0 strikeouts per game, 5.7 K/BB
• Held opponents to career-low .203 clip in 14 appearances
• Allowed one earned run past the fifth inning (span of 36.1 IP)
• Allowed only 18 hits past the fifth inning, two of which went for extra bases (span of 36.1 IP)
• Allowed only one eighth-inning hit (span of 8.2 IP)
• Did not allow a run in the eighth inning of any contest (span of 8.2 IP)
• Did not allow a run in the sixth inning of any contest (span of 12.0 IP)
• Lasted at least 7.0 innings in 11 of 14 starts
• Permitted only five earned runs in first six appearances (span of 47.0 IP)
• Only twice allowed more than three earned runs
• Held a 0.96 ERA through first six appearances
• Walked only seven batters in as many appearances from Feb. 22-April 12
• Five wins in as many decisions from March 22-April 19
• Held batters to .183 clip with two outs
• Five straight double-digit strikeout performances (Feb. 22-March 28)
• Seven double-digit strikeout performances
• Tied for Pac-12 league-high honors with eight wins
• Paced Pac-12 with 87 strikeouts in 76.1 innings of conference play
• Carried a 2.48 ERA while holding conference foes to .218 clip
• Went at least 5.0 innings in each of nine Pac-12 starts
• Struck out double-digit batters four times in conference outings
• Career-high 15 strikeouts in 7.0 innings of work against UNLV
• Opened season by allowing two earned runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings at Rice
• Followed season opener with back-to-back complete game wins
• Limited Fresno State to one earned run on three hits with 11 strikeouts in 9.0 innings
• Held Texas to three hits in complete-game blanking with 14 strikeouts
• Took no-hitter into the fifth against Texas
• One earned run allowed with 11 strikeouts against Utah
• Blanked Washington State with 10 strikeouts and allowed four hits in 9.0 innings
• Seven strikeouts and two earned runs allowed at USC in 8.2 innings
• Gave up one earned run with nine strikeouts in 8.1 innings at Oregon
• Struck out 13 and walked one at Arizona State, allowing two earned runs on three hits in 7.2 innings
• Fanned 11 and walked one at Cal in 7.0 innings
• Finished career with 8.0 innings of three-hit ball and nine strikeouts in 2-1 win over UCLA
• Graduated ahead of schedule with a degree in management science and engineering

As a Junior (2012)
• NCBWA Pitcher of the Year
• First team All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
• First team All-America (NCBWA)
• Second team All-America (Baseball America)
• First team All-Pac-12
• Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Stanford Regional
• Golden Spikes finalist
• Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist
• 10-2, 2.56 ERA, 123.0 IP, 5 CG 130 K, 30 BB, 97 H, .213 opp/avg.
• Pitched at least 7.0 innings in 14 of 16 starts
• Two nine-inning no-decisions that went extra innings
• Struck out at least 10 batters in eight starts (four against top-10 teams)
• Led Pac-12 in strikeouts, third in opp. average, fourth in innings pitched, fifth in wins during regular season
• 7-0 in final 11 regular-season starts
• Opened campaign with four no-hit innings, 5 K in 7.0 innings against No. 10 Vanderbilt
• Picked up win over No. 7 Texas with (then) career-best 10 K, 3 BB and 3 H in 7.0 innings
• Eleven strikeouts at Fresno State
• Fourteen strikeouts, two runs and four hits in 9.0 innings during a no-decision at No. 4 Rice
• Retired 12- and 11-straight batters during outing at Rice
• Thirteen strikeouts in 9.0 frames during no-decision against No. 10 Oregon
• Improved to 4-0 against top 25 teams with April wins against No. 20 Arizona State and No. 10 UCLA
• Ten strikeouts in 7.0 innings against UCLA
• Cruised through May with wins over Oregon State, Washington State, Utah and Cal
• Ten strikeouts in first career complete-game shutout against Washington State
• Lone losses came at Fresno State (8.0 IP, 7 ER, 11 K, 8 H) and Florida State (4.0 IP, 7 R)

As a Sophomore (2011)
• Top starter on Friday nights
• 6-7, 3.02 ERA, 110.1 IP, 17 GS, 86 K, 29 BB, 114 H, .277 opp/avg.
• Surrendered only two home runs on the season
• Reached the sixth inning in each of 15 weekend starts
• Fanned at least five in 12 of 15 starts
• Fanned at least seven in five starts
• Nine hits and three runs allowed in 7.0 frames during 4-1 win over UCLA
• Tossed second career complete game in NCAA Regional opener vs. Kansas State (8 K, 3 R, 7 H)
• Gave up four earned runs over 24.1 innings (2-0) heading into Super Regionals
• Six no-hit innings in first career complete game at USC, finishing with seven strikeouts and no walks
• Twice fanned nine batters in eight-inning wins over Washington and Arizona
• Eight shutout innings against Arizona

As a Freshman (2010)
• Reliever and spot starter
• 2-1, 5.92 ERA, 38.0 IP, 44 H, 26 K, 19 BB, .295 opp/avg. as a starter
• 3.45 ERA, 31.1 IP, 21 APP, 12 ER out of the bullpen
• Started campaign without allowing a run over first five appearances spanning 6.1 innings
• Five strikeouts and one hit in 2.0 shutout innings for first career win against UC Santa Barbara
• Second win came against Pepperdine in 2.2 innings while allowing two runs
• Two strikeouts and one earned run in 1.0 inning against Arizona State
• Two shutout innings against Hawaii
• First save came after 3.0 scoreless innings at Oregon State
• Second career save came with 5.0 innings of one-run ball against Santa Clara
• Retired first eight batters against Santa Clara

The Appel File
• Two-time letterman in basketball and baseball at Monte Vista (Calif.)
• Named one of the top-100 prep players in 2009 by Baseball America, Perfect Game, Rivals, Maxpreps and Baseball Factory
• 2009 Contra Costa Times Baseball Prep Athlete of the Year
• 2009 Contra Costa Times Basketball Prep Athlete of the Year
• 4-0, 0.90 ERA, 31.0 IP, 9 GP, 5 GS, 3 S, 21 H, 45 K, 6 BB during senior season
• Ended senior season with 24.0 consecutive scoreless innings
• Tossed no-hitter against defending league champion Livermore
• Led baseball team to North Coast Sectionals in 2008 and 2009
• Led basketball team to 2009 D1 North Coast Sectional title
• Three-time scholar athlete
• Basketball team's most improved player as a junior
• Son of Patrick and Sondra Appel
• Brother, John, was a 6-10 center for two-time Division III national champion Washington University
• Number of family members attended Rice, including uncle, John Casbarian, who is the dean of Rice's architecture school
• Earned degree in management science and engineering


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