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Scouting Notes: Appel Shines In Cape Playoffs

Scouting Notes: Appel Shines In Cape Playoffs

ORLEANS, Mass. -- Mark Appel is pitching like the number one overall pick in the 2012 draft. He's proving to be far beyond just a college pitcher with a good fastball and is showing a feel for his craft that's currently without equal in this crop of collegiate arms. However, upon seeing him for a third time this summer, it's clear that he's not completely without flaws to keep an eye on.

Pitching for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, Mark Appel played the role of secret weapon in the opening round of the playoffs, as he made just his third start since making his way up to the Cape. Facing off against a tough Orleans' lineup, Appel was downright masterful on Friday night, pitching eight innings of shutout baseball, and racking up 10 strikeouts along the way. Early on, the 6-foot-...

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