MLB: What Happened To Mark Appel?
Mark Appel stepped away from baseball in 2018 at 26, following five seasons' worth of struggles with the Astros and Phillies in the Minor Leagues. The athlete didn't find the sport fun anymore, nor did he want to pitch through it anymore.
So, Appel decided to take an indefinite break to reflect on what he wanted to achieve in life. He never expected things to go perfectly but did expect things to go well, yet he found himself in the dilemma of if baseball is what he was supposed to be doing with his life.
However, after four years of break, Mark finally made his comeback by appearing in a game on the 8th of May against the Erie SeaWolves. Furthermore, the baseball pitcher recently made his MBL debut on the 29th of June with the Phillies against the Atlanta Braves after nine years of being the top draft pick.