Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Mark Appel is leaning toward turning down a $3.8 million offer by the Pirates and returning to Stanford.
Tom Krasovic of Inside the Padres was told by a major league source that Mark Appel turned down a $6 million offer by the Astros.
The Pirates selected Stanford RHP Mark Appel with the No. 8 pick in the 2012 draft.
According to ESPN's Jim Bowden, the Houston Astros are expected to select Stanford RHP Mark Appel with the first pick in Monday's draft.