Mark Appel

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Mark Appel threw 90 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Splitter (85mph) and Sinker (95mph).

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Basic description of 2014 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slightly above average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 6 of them in 2014) sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders and generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders. His splitter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 3 of them in 2014) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' splitters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' splitters and has movement that suggests a lot of backspin.