Trade Depot: Appel a Surprise Inclusion in Giles Deal

By Burke Granger

Two days ago, news broke that the Astros and Phillies were nearing an agreement that would send flame throwing closer Ken Giles to Houston in exchange for package of prospects that included outfielder Derek Fisher.  Today, we find out that Fisher is not involved and his replacement is right-handed pitcher Mark Appel, who was the top overall selection in the 2013 draft.  Appel is the second top overall pick to be dealt this week following the Dansby Swanson/Shelby Miller trade on Tuesday evening.

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