Juniors Kyler Stowers, Jack Little, Maverick Handley, Erik Miller and Will Matthiessen were all drafted in the 2019 MLB draft. Stowers was the first Cardinal drafted and learned of the announcement standing in the on-deck circle during Tuesday’s 9-7 victory against Fresno State.
Desperation is in the air, as Major League Baseball is entering the last few days before the July 31st trade deadline.
Just a few months ago, senior running back Tyler Gaffney was pummeling his way to earning hard-earned yards against some of the most physical defensive fronts in the Pac-12, earning a reputation as a hard-nosed, sturdy back. At the 2014 NFL Combine over the weekend, however, the two-sport star turned quite a few heads around the country when he showed an ability to be fast and mobile in addition to his established skillset as a power back.
Stanford senior ace Mark Appel was selected No. 1 overall by the Houston Astros in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Thursday. Appel was selected eighth overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates in last year’s draft, but decided not to sign for a reported $3.8 million dollars. Instead, Appel returned to Stanford for his senior…
For the past two seasons, every time senior Mark Appel stepped out onto the mound on a Friday night and looked towards home plate, he saw dozens of scouts with radar guns pointed right at him. Appel was such a can’t-miss prospect that not a soul expected to see him back at Stanford for his senior year. But when Appel fell to the eighth overall pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in Major League Baseball’s Draft this past June, everything changed.
In the big breaking sports news of the day Monday, Stanford senior Tyler Gaffney announced that he was taking a year off from his minor league baseball career in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization to rejoin Stanford football. “It’s been a long process,” Gaffney said on the decision to return to football. “I’ve been thinking about…
Junior righthander Mark Appel, the eighth overall pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in June’s MLB Draft, will stay at Stanford for his senior season.
With the eighth pick in Monday’s MLB first-year player draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Stanford righthanded pitcher Mark Appel.