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A.J. Puk
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 7" 248LBS | Age: 26

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 3 6.08 12 0 0 13.1 16 1.80
2 Seasons 2 3 4.74 22 0 0 24.2 29 1.58
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 12 0-3 6.08 13.1 16 1.80
2 Seasons 22 2-3 4.74 24.2 29 1.58

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 24 202 29 0 0 85.8 110 13.5 17.2 .175 .224 .289 .226 .248 24.1 27.7 10.6 3.18 2.26
2021 26 243 42 1 2.4 93.8 111.6 7.6 33.3 .254 .342 .341 .306 .357 50 24.6 9.2 6.08 4.01
445 71 1 1.4 90.5 111.6 10 26.8 .221 .293 .319 .272 .313 39.4 25.9 9.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Puk relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(40.3%) ,
Slider
(28%) ,
Sinker
(24.3%) ,
Changeup
(4.9%) ,
Curveball
(2.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 98 57 41 40.3 95.4 29 24 6 6 0 0 0 7 17 .250 .208 .250 .243 .302 .284 91.1 13 2215 6.8 22.2 23.3
2021 Slider 68 36 32 28.0 86.9 17 16 6 5 1 0 0 8 8 .375 .219 .438 .305 .372 .253 100.4 7 2220 6.8 46.4 36.4
2021 Sinker 59 59 0 24.3 95.9 15 14 4 3 0 0 1 0 14 .286 .348 .500 .551 .356 .407 95.9 3 2102 6.8 7.4 0.0
2021 Changeup 12 11 1 4.9 90.4 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1.000 .617 1.000 .666 .879 .561 85.1 12 1776 6.8 25.0 0.0
2021 Curveball 6 3 3 2.5 82.4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .049 .000 .055 .000 .048 82.3 -11 2235 6.7 20.0 20.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 129 91 38 63.9 97.1 28 24 5 4 1 0 0 8 16 .208 .187 .250 .245 .266 .256 89.0 19 2258 6.9 25.0 24.2
2019 Slider 50 31 19 24.8 89.6 14 14 3 2 0 0 1 5 9 .214 .121 .429 .163 .263 .122 85.1 3 2218 6.7 37.0 26.3
2019 Changeup 19 19 0 9.4 89.4 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1.000 .579 1.000 .624 .810 .585 67.6 -23 1761 7.1 55.6 0.0
2019 Curveball 4 4 0 2.0 81.9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .007 .000 .007 .000 .006 80.9 55 2177 6.3 0.0 0.0


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 44.8 20.7 20.7 13.8 24.1 34.5 41.4 3.4 31 41.4 24.1 0 0
2021 52.4 11.9 31 4.8 26.2 54.8 19 0 35.7 14.3 40.5 4.8 2.4
49.3 15.5 26.8 8.5 25.4 46.5 28.2 1.4 33.8 25.4 33.8 2.8 1.4
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 4-Seamer OAK L 98 95.4 16.3 -2.3 -16 8.5 0.7 9
2021 Sinker OAK L 59 95.9 25.6 6.1 32 17.1 2 13
2021 Slider OAK L 67 86.9 35.2 1.6 5 4.2 -0.5 -10
2021 Changeup OAK L 12 90.4 26.5 -0.5 -2 15.2 0.9 6
2021 Curveball OAK L 6 82.4 41.6 -7.7 -16 8.7 0 0
2019 Curveball OAK L 4 81.9 44.9 -6.3 -12 3.9 -3.3 -46
2019 Slider OAK L 50 89.6 28.4 -1.1 -4 2.7 0.2 10
2019 Changeup OAK L 19 89.4 25.4 -1.7 -6 13.3 -0.6 -4
2019 4-Seamer OAK L 129 97.1 13.9 -1 -8 10.1 3.4 51
! 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 %
2021 Changeup 10 1 12 4.9 2 1 1 .9 25 0 0 .617 .665 .561 0
2021 Curveball -5.1 0 6 2.5 2 0 0 0 20 50 20 .049 .054 .048 0
2021 Sinker 0.3 0 59 24.3 15 .286 .5 .36 7.4 0 0 .348 .551 .407 50
2021 Slider 2.9 2 68 28 17 .375 .438 .379 46.4 47.1 36.4 .219 .305 .254 75
2021 4-Seamer -0.8 -1 98 40.3 29 .25 .25 .338 22.2 24.1 23.3 .208 .243 .285 47.1
2019 Curveball -8.7 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .006 .006 .006 0
2019 Changeup 6 1 19 9.4 3 1 1 .833 55.6 0 0 .579 .624 .588 0
2019 Slider -1.4 -1 50 24.8 14 .214 .429 .271 37 35.7 26.3 .121 .163 .122 33.3
2019 4-Seamer -1.2 -2 129 63.9 28 .208 .25 .273 25 28.6 24.2 .187 .245 .257 25
! 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 11 90.5 98 18.3 10:00 9:45 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 96 95.5 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
! 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 -4 0 2 0 -1
2021 65 243 1 -2 2 2 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 67.9 77 21.5 40 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
445 52.1 67.7 77.7 21.6 50 39.6 59.8 45.6 27.6 7.9 80
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019
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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 0.9 0 0 1 0 0
2021 25.3 1 1 0 0 0 1 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

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

Pitch Distribution