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.
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|
|Sister/s||Jessica Puk, Sami Puk|
|High School||Washington High School|
|College/University||University of Florida|
|Career & Net Worth|
|Known For||MLB, Oakland Athletics|
|Notable Credits||Named to the 2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive year|
|Height||6 feet 7 inches (2.01 meters)|
|Weight||230 lbs (104 kg)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|