Appel, Ervin continue to solidify stock

Updated: March 4, 2013, 11:26 AM ET
By Christopher Crawford

We're still three months away from day one of the 2013 MLB Draft, but this weekend emphasized both the strengths (college arms) and weaknesses (hitting, period) of the '13 class.

Let's start by looking at the pitchers.

Coming off a start that some scouts said was his best effort since enrolling at Stanford, Mark Appel had a lot to live up to, and he did just that. The senior right-hander struck out 14 hitters in a complete game shutout of Texas, walking just one. Over his last two starts, Appel has gone 18 innings with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 27 to 2.