A. J. Puk

A. J. Puk

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A. J. Puk is an American professional baseball pitcher for the MLB team Oakland Athletics. He played college baseball for the Florida Gators at the University of Florida. 

Bio & Family

Andrew Jacob Puk was born on April 25, 1995, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. He is one of the four children of David and Chris Puk. His father David is a highly rated Ophthalmology Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and his mother is a former collegiate gymnast. He has two sisters Jessica and Sami, and a brother named Owen Puk.

Puk pursued his high school education at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Initially, he was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 35th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. However, he did not sign and went to the University of Florida to play college baseball.

Career & Net Worth

A.J. played for the Florida Gators for three seasons from 2014 to 2016. Earlier, he was ranked among the top prospects for the 2016 Major League Baseball draft. He was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the first round with the sixth overall pick of the draft in 2016.

After signing for the team, he was assigned to the Vermont Lake Monsters of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League. In 2017, he played for the Stockton Ports of the Class A-Advanced California League and the Midland RockHounds of the Class AA Texas League.

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In 2019, Puk played for the Midland RockHounds and was promoted to the Las Vegas Aviators of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League during the season. He was promoted by the Athletics to the major leagues in August 2019. On 21 August 2019, he made his major league debut against the New York Yankees. He had a 2-0 record with a 3.18 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 10 appearances (11.1 innings pitched) in his first season.

Well, Puk earns a six-figure salary from his MLB team. In 2020, he earns a salary of $563,500, which contributes to his net worth.

Personal Life

The 25-year-old is private when it comes to personal life. He is not active on social sites and has only 2100 Twitter followers.

A. J. is reportedly single and focusing on his MLB career so far. 

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Height & Body Statistics

Puk stands at a towering height of 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 meters) and weighs 230 lbs (104 kg). He has brown hair and his eye color is dark brown.

Bio & Family
Name A. J. Puk
Birth Name Andrew Jacob Puk
DOB April 25, 1995
Place of Birth Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Father’s Name David Puk
Mother’s Name Chris Puk
Siblings Three
Brother/s Owen Puk
Sister/s Jessica Puk, Sami Puk
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Birth Sign Taurus
High School Washington High School 
College/University University of Florida
Career & Net Worth
Profession Baseball Pitcher
Career 2016-present
Known For MLB, Oakland Athletics
Net Worth NA
Salary $563,500 (2020)
Notable Credits Named to the 2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive year
Personal Life
Gay/Lesbian No
Relationship Status Single
Husband/Wife Not Yet
Boyfriend/Girlfriend Not Yet
Engaged Not Yet
Wedding Date NA
Children Not Yet
Son/s Not Yet
Daughter/s Not Yet
Divorce Not Yet
Body Statistics
Height 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 meters)
Weight 230 lbs (104 kg)
Measurements NA
Shoe Size NA
Dress Size NA
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Trivia
  • Puk became the Louisville Slugger Player of the Week in May 2017.
  • He suffered from injury and underwent Tommy John surgery, forcing him to miss the 2018 season.
  • His sister Jessica plays softball for Ole Miss Rebels at the University of Mississippi.
  • In April 2015, Puk and his teammate Kirby Snead were arrested and charged with third-degree criminal trespass after climbing a crane inside a marked construction without legal authority.
  • His uncle J.J. Puk, was an All-Big Ten linebacker at the University of Iowa from 1986 to 1987.