Mark Appel was born on July 15, 1991, in Houston, Texas, to his parents, Patrick and Sondra Appel.
His entire family lived in San Ramon, California.
Appel’s father Patrick, is a trained lawyer who works at Chevron Corporation.
His father and mother, Sondra, have lived in Beijing for some time.
Who Is Mark Appel?
Appel is a baseball pitcher who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He had previously played for the Houston Astros.
In 2009, he was drafted out of high school by the Detroit Tigers.
He later proceeded to Stanford University where he played for the Stanford Cardinal baseball team.
While in college, Appel was named Pitcher of the Year in 2012.
Appel was selected first overall pick by the Houston Astros, in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.
He was later traded to the Phillies after the 2015 season.
In 2018, Appel took a break from baseball but made a comeback to the Phillies organization in March 2021.