Astros take Appel with #1 pick
Houston, Tx (Chron.com) — The Astros selected Mark Appel with the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s 2013 MLB amateur draft.
The Stanford senior righthander was expected to be chosen by the Astros with the first selection in 2012. Instead, he fell to Pittsburgh at No. 8 because of signability issues, never agreed to a deal with the Pirates, and returned to Palo Alto, Calif., for his final college season.
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