Mark Appel, No. 1 Pick of the 2013 Draft, Debuts with the Phillies

Philadelphia called up Mark Appel after right-hander, Connor Brogdon, was placed on the IL. He pitched a scoreless inning for the Phillies in a 4-1 loss against the Braves.

Mark Appel was drafted as a No. 1 pick of the 2013 draft but never officially made it to the majors. He’s one of just three players to have experienced this circumstance; the other two being Brien Taylor and Steven Chilcott.1

Injuries and other obstacles have prevented Mark Appel from achieving his full potential. He left baseball in 2017 and didn’t expect to ever play again but returned in 2021.

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  1. Former No. 1 pick Mark Appel makes MLB debut in Phillies’ loss to Braves. ↩︎

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