A.J. Puk

  • Throws L
  • Bats L
  • Team: Oakland Athletics
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
2020 Prediction
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2019
Changeup
9.4% Thrown 89.3 MPH 42.1 CSW%
Curveball
2.0% Thrown 82.0 MPH 25 CSW%
Four-Seamer
63.9% Thrown 97.1 MPH 31 CSW%
Slider
24.8% Thrown 89.7 MPH 30 CSW%

An 89.4 mph changeup can be dangerous, it is either a true weapon that induces strikes or a liability if left too high in the zone, something Puk will need to watch in 2020.

GIF made by Nate Watt. Blurb written by Benjamin Haller

We only saw Puk throw the curve 4 times in his debut with the A’s. It is his fourth pitch and it will be interesting to see how it fairs if Puk is indeed to start. He has shown command issues before in the minors so it will need to hold its ground in the bigs.

GIF made by Nate Watt. Blurb written by Benjamin Haller

One of the most exciting prospects in baseball, Puk debuted his monster four-seamer in 2019 – it is a bullet averaging out at 97.1 mph. It registered 10.1 inches of horizontal break, 3.5 inches above league average. Expect Puk to challenge for the spot in the rotation, he will go after hitters with his heat. This pitch should rack up the Ks in 2020.

GIF made by Nate Watt. Blurb written by Benjamin Haller

As his primary secondary pitch, Puk’s slider is a beauty. Touching 90 mph on average, the big lefty gets plus horizontal break back into the right hander. This should cause hitters a lot of grief this season.

GIF made by Nate Watt. Blurb written by Benjamin Haller
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