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A.J. Puk

22-Year-Old Pitcher – Oakland Athletics

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Puk's 184 strikeouts ranked third in the minors last season, and he logged almost 20 fewer innings than the two pitchers ahead of him (Alec Hansen and Triston McKenzie). The big 6-foot-7 lefty, who wa...

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LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 7"   WT: 230   DOB: 4/25/1995   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to terms with Oakland in June of 2016.

August 20, 2017  –  A.J. Puk News

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Puk (2-3) allowed an earned run on five hits and two walks over six innings for Double-A Midland against Arkansas on Sunday. He struck out seven.

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A.J. Puk Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2016 21 A VER 10 10 0 32.2 23 11 0 40 12 0 4 0 0 0 3.03 1.09
2017 22 A+ STO 13 11 0 61.0 44 25 1 98 23 4 5 0 0 0 3.69 1.10
2017 22 AA MID 13 13 0 64.0 64 31 2 86 25 2 5 0 0 0 4.36 1.39

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A.J. Puk Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2016 21 A VER 10 10 32.2 11.18 3.35 3.33 0.00 68.6% 3.03 1.83 .312
2017 22 A+ STO 13 11 61.0 14.46 3.39 4.26 0.15 63.6% 3.69 1.53 .367
2017 22 AA MID 13 13 64.0 12.09 3.52 3.44 0.28 66.7% 4.36 2.23 .396

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A.J. Puk: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Puk, 22, struck out 13 batters last Thursday in a start for Double-A Midland.

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Puk allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning during Team USA's 7-6 win over Team World in Sunday's All-Star Futures Game.

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Puk was chosen as the Athletics' sole representative at the All-Star Futures Game in Miami on July 9, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Puk was promoted to Double-A Midland on Thursday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Puk didn't allow a hit through 5.1 innings in High-A Stockton's win over Lake Elsinore on Monday but gave up an earned run on a fielder's choice, Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com reports.

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Puk was dominant over four innings in his debut for High-A Stockton in Monday night's win over Modesto, Meghan Camino of MiLB.com reports.

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Puk was reassigned to minor league camp Sunday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Puk earned his first hold of spring in Tuesday's 5-4 Cactus League victory over the Indians by striking out the side in his one inning.

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Puk, the sixth overall pick in the 2016 draft, impressed Friday while facing hitters for the second time, Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area reports.

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2017

Puk has everything the scouts look for in a pitching prospect: tremendous raw stuff with tons of projectability on a big frame. It doesn't hurt that he's a southpaw. Indeed, Puk was rumored to be in the mix to go No. 1 overall in June but ended up falling to the A's with the sixth pick. His initial run in short-season ball was impressive, with his 3.31 BB/9 rate representing perhaps the most encouraging stat as a lack of command and control was his biggest knock coming out of the University of Florida. Of course, given his age and level, we won't truly know if he has made significant strides in that department until he receives a couple promotions. His fastball was sitting in the mid-90s and continues to grade as a borderline plus-plus pitch, while his slider and changeup will both need to jump a grade for him to profile atop a rotation. Turning 22 in April, Puk likely will receive a full-season assignment early on in 2017, and it would not be a surprise if the A's took an aggressive, sink-or-swim approach to his development in the coming seasons.