A.J. Puk
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 7" 248LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 1, #6, Oakland Athletics | Florida

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 2 3.18 58 0 4 62.1 72 1.12
3 Seasons 5 5 3.62 80 0 4 87.0 101 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 58 3-2 3.18 62.1 72 1.12
3 Seasons 80 5-5 3.62 87.0 101 1.25

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 24 202 29 0 0 0 85.8 110.0 13.5 17.2 .175 .224 .289 .226 .248 24.1 27.7 10.6 3.18 2.22
2021 26 243 42 1 2.4 1.5 93.8 111.6 7.6 33.3 .262 .358 .341 .313 .370 50.0 24.6 9.2 6.08 4.15
2022 27 1006 160 14 8.8 5.3 86.7 111.1 11.3 30.0 .218 .357 .295 .296 .361 34.4 27.5 7.6 3.18 3.61
Player 1451 231 15 6.5 4 87.9 111.6 10.9 29.0 .220 .340 .303 .290 .348 35.9 27.0 8.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Puk relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(48.6%) ,
Slider
(36.8%) ,
Sinker
(14.4%) ,
Changeup
(0.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 44.8 20.7 20.7 13.8 24.1 34.5 41.4 3.4 31.0 41.4 24.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2021 52.4 11.9 31.0 4.8 26.2 54.8 19.0 0.0 35.7 14.3 40.5 4.8 2.4 1.5
2022 43.8 23.1 23.1 10.0 35.0 36.9 28.1 8.1 28.1 22.5 27.5 3.8 8.8 5.3
Player 45.5 20.8 24.2 9.5 32.0 39.8 28.1 6.1 29.9 23.4 29.4 3.5 6.5 4.0
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Sinker OAK L 145 96.1 24.1 4.6 23 17.8 2.7 18
2022 Slider OAK L 370 87.0 35.0 1.2 4 3.3 -1.8 -35
2022 4-Seamer OAK L 489 96.8 17.5 -4.0 -30 12.6 4.7 60
2022 Changeup OAK L 2 89.0 34.6 5.6 19 16.4 1.6 11
2021 Changeup OAK L 11 90.2 26.9 -0.2 -1 15.6 1.4 10
2021 Curveball OAK L 6 82.4 41.6 -8.0 -16 8.7 -0.1 -1
2021 Sinker OAK L 59 95.9 25.6 6.5 34 17.1 2.2 15
2021 Slider OAK L 68 86.9 35.2 1.6 5 4.2 -0.5 -11
2021 4-Seamer OAK L 99 95.4 16.4 -2.3 -16 8.5 0.7 9
2019 Curveball OAK L 4 81.9 44.9 -6.4 -12 3.9 -3.3 -46
2019 4-Seamer OAK L 129 97.1 13.9 -1.0 -8 10.1 3.4 52
2019 Slider OAK L 50 89.6 28.4 -1.1 -4 2.7 0.2 9
2019 Changeup OAK L 19 89.4 25.4 -1.7 -6 13.3 -0.6 -4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 4-Seamer 0.3 2 489 48.6 129 .207 .360 .304 24.8 25.6 19.5 .222 .371 .318 41.0
2022 Slider -1.4 -5 370 36.8 93 .211 .378 .272 36.5 38.7 28.1 .201 .361 .262 33.3
2022 Sinker 0.7 1 145 14.4 39 .267 .300 .346 16.7 7.7 23.1 .259 .292 .339 17.9
2022 Changeup -2.3 0 2 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 [object Object] 0.0 -- -- -- [object Object]
2021 4-Seamer -0.8 -1 99 40.7 29 .250 .250 .338 22.2 24.1 23.3 .210 .249 .284 47.1
2021 Slider 2.9 2 68 28.0 17 .375 .438 .347 46.4 47.1 36.4 .235 .332 .273 75.0
2021 Sinker 0.3 0 59 24.3 15 .286 .500 .360 7.4 0.0 0.0 .362 .580 .422 50.0
2021 Changeup 10.5 1 11 4.5 2 1.000 1.000 .900 25.0 0.0 0.0 .586 .622 .527 0.0
2021 Curveball -5.1 0 6 2.5 2 .000 .000 .000 20.0 50.0 20.0 .047 .050 .045 0.0
2019 4-Seamer -1.2 -2 129 63.9 28 .208 .250 .273 25.0 28.6 24.2 .187 .245 .257 25.0
2019 Slider -1.5 -1 50 24.8 14 .214 .429 .271 37.0 35.7 26.3 .121 .163 .122 33.3
2019 Changeup 6.0 1 19 9.4 3 1.000 1.000 .833 55.6 0.0 0.0 .579 .624 .588 0.0
2019 Curveball -8.7 0 4 2.0 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .006 .006 .006 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 10 90.3 99 18.7 10:00 9:30 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 97 95.4 85 16.4 10:30 10:45 -15
2021 Sinker 58 95.9 88 18.6 10:15 9:15 60
2021 Slider 66 86.9 18 4.9 2:15 3:15 -60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 483 96.8 93 17.4 10:15 10:15 0
2022 Sinker 141 96.1 93 19.2 10:15 9:30 45
2022 Slider 367 87.0 14 3.9 2:00 3:00 -60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 47 202 -5 0 2 0 -2
2021 65 243 1 -2 2 2 2
2022 261 1,006 -1 -12 5 5 -2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 202 54.0 67.9 77.0 21.5 40.0 39.1 63.8 46.5 30.9 7.9 81.3
2021 243 50.6 67.5 78.3 21.7 57.7 39.9 56.9 44.9 24.8 7.8 78.9
2022 1,006 52.0 66.2 79.2 27.5 49.6 41.4 61.7 47.6 28.6 7.8 83.3
Player 1,451 52.0 66.6 78.7 25.7 49.7 40.8 61.1 47.0 28.3 7.8 82.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 96 50 97
2021 84 34 90
2022 58 71 65 55 52 55 23 86 77 80 53 71 28 90 55 97
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.2 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0.0
2021 25.3 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2022 24.0 7 9.0 -2 1 9 2 28.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1
2021 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2022 7 10 8 9 10 11 8 8 10 7 8 8 7 7 8 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 11 10 10 8 6 7 11
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.6 96.6 1
Offspeed Velocity 90.2 89 -1.2
Breaking Velocity 86.5 87 0.5
Exit Velocity 93.8 86.7 -7.1
Launch Angle 7.6 11.3 3.7
Barrel % 2.4 8.8 6.4
Hard Hit % 50 34.4 -15.6
Sweet Spot % 33.3 30 -3.3
xBA .262 .218 -0.044
BA .31 .216 -0.094
xwOBA .313 .296 -0.017
wOBA .341 .295 -0.046
xSLG .358 .357 -0.001
SLG .379 .359 -0.02
K% 24.6 27.5 2.9
BB% 9.2 7.6 -1.6
Swing % 44.9 47.6 2.7
Whiff% 24.8 28.6 3.8
In Zone % 50.6 52 1.4
Out of Zone % 49.4 48 -1.4
Out of Zone Swing % 21.7 27.5 5.8
First Pitch Swing % 30.8 36.4 5.6
First Pitch Strike % 56.9 61.7 4.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 47 .289 33 0 0.0 14 3 21.4
2021 65 .341 48 10 20.8 17 11 64.7
2022 261 .295 171 28 16.4 90 40 44.4

Pitch Tempo