A.J. Puk Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 7" / 248 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/25/1995 (26)
A.J. Puk Season Stats
Last 10 Games
A.J. Puk News
Oakland Athletics pitcher A.J. Puk (bicep) has been activated off the 10-day injured list on Friday. The young left-hander has been optioned to Triple-A, following his stint on the injured list. He pitched well during his lone big league appearance, but will remain in the minors right now. Possibly, the team wants to stretch him out before having Puk return to the MLB roster. Fantasy managers can ignore Puk until he returns to the big league roster.
Oakland Athletics pitching prospect A.J. Puk (biceps) lasted just two-thirds of an inning in a rehab game with Triple-A Las Vegas. Puk served up a home run that was one of four hits allowed by the left-hander, who is trying to work his way back from his latest arm injury. Puk is the No. 2 prospect in the A's system, but he has been unable to stay on the field. He missed all of 2018 and most of 2019 after Tommy John surgery and didn't pitch in 2020 with a shoulder issue. He threw 3 1/3 innings for the A's earlier in the season before going down with a biceps strain. He remains an interesting prospect in dynasty leagues, but redraft managers can leave Puk on waivers until he shows something at the MLB level.
Oakland Athletics pitcher A.J. Puk (biceps) has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left bicep, according to The Athletic's Alex Coffey. Puk was called up after outfielder Chad Pinder was placed on the injured list, and he made his season debut on Monday where he allowed one hit and three walks with four strikeouts in 3 1/3 scoreless innings of work. Managers will have to wait a little while longer now for Puk to reach his high-strikeout fantasy potential.
At this point, the fascination of Oakland Athletics relief pitcherA.J. Puk in fantasy is far greater than the reality. The Athletics No. 1 prospect recovered from 2018 Tommy John surgery to throw 25 1/3 innings in the minor leagues in 2019 before reaching the majors, where he threw 11.0 innings in 10 relief appearances. Puk did well in his short MLB stint with a 3.18 ERA, 4.35 xFIP and 3.95 SIERA to go with his 13 strikeouts. Puk was unable to pitch in 2020 as he battled through shoulder issues before succumbing to surgery in September. With Mike Fiers expected to open the season on the IL, the club is looking at Puk to fill the hole in the rotation although his velocity was down from 97 mph to 92-93 mph in his first spring start. You need to go back to 2017 for the last time Puk pitched more than two innings in a game. There's no doubting his pedigree with 262 strikeouts in 183 frames in his minor league career along with a 3.98 ERA. Puk has a career 4.35 ERA atDouble-A (72 1/3 innings) and a 4.91 ERA at Triple-A (11 innings), so despite being lined up for a spot in the A's rotation, he could probably use some more development in the minors. Puk currently has an ADP of 343, so he's only being taken as a late-round flier. If he's healthy, Puk could be a star in 2021, but right now, that's a huge if.