A.J. Puk

Oakland Athletics

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, A.J. Puk threw 1,517 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2019 and 2022, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (97mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Sinker (96mph). He also rarely threw a Change (89mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His slider is thrown extremely hard and has some two-plane movement. His sinker has heavy sinking action, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is thrown at a speed that's borderline unfair, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 2 of them in 2022) is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, dives down out of the zone and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups.