What Happened To Mark Appel? His Update After MLB Draft 2013
The Houston Astros selected Mark Appel in the first overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.
He was assigned to the minor leagues before the draft, as he first played for the City ValleyCats. Further, after two starts with the team, he was promoted to the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League.
Then he teamed up with Carlos Correa, marking the history of two first-round draft picks playing for the same minor league. Later in 2015, he was traded to Philadelphia Phillies. And in the 2016 season, he played in the Class AAA International League with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
But unfortunately, in the same season, he caused a shoulder injury which put him on the disabled list. While he was recovering from the situation, he injured his elbow as well. Thus, he had surgery and removed a bone spur from his elbow.