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Q&A: Mark Appel

Appel No. 1 overall to Houston?

Stanford ace Mark Appel has been projected to be taken with the first pick of the June 2012 Major League Baseball draft by his hometown team, the Houston Astros. The hard-throwing junior boasts an 8-1 record while leading the Pac-12 in strikeouts. He recently joined Stanford baseball broadcasters David Lombardi, Sam Fisher, and John Treat for some friendly baseball banter.

Mark Appel, even though the Pac-12 title is a longshot at this point, this Stanford team's goal still has to be to make it all the way to Omaha, right? Absolutely, our sights are set on Omaha. That's what we're focusing each and every day. These are all big games for our postseason seeding. Whether we play at home or on the road, our goal is to make it to Omaha and win a national championship...

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