Gideon Rubin

Old-School Delivery Propels Mark Appel To Top

Gideon Rubin -Premium Content

Just three years removed from spot-starter status on his high school team, Mark Appel now features one of the most powerful throwing arms and advanced pitching repertoires in today's college game. That combination, along with excellent command, aptitude, and high marks for character, has the Stanford ace projected to go at or near the top of just about every reputable mock draft.

College | #2012#On Campus

Lancaster Owners Aim For Turnaround

Gideon Rubin -Premium Content

Imagine if one of the most prospect-rich teams in recent California League history took the field and nobody watched. That scenario has played itself out in Lancaster, where the JetHawks—the high Class A affiliate of the Diamondbacks—have seen a precipitous attendance decline despite fielding some of baseball's most exciting prospects in recent years.

Minors | #2006#Season Preview