Baseball's Top Pick Appel Signs With Houston

The Houston Astros have signed the top pick in the June 6th amateur draft, Stanford senior pitcher Marty Appel. Terms were not disclosed. Appel had a 10-4 record for the Cardinal this spring with a 2.12 earned run average and 130 strike outs in 106 innings. The Astros said it was the biggest investment they have ever made in a drafted player. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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