Mark Appel

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Mark Appel has thrown 90 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph), Splitter (85mph), Slow Curve (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 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. His slow curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 6 of them in 2014) is a real yakker that's separated from his other curveball due to its big drop and slow speed.