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|Spring Training Career Stats||0||0||4.50||2||0||0||2.0||5||1.50|
|December 1, 2016||Oakland Athletics invited non-roster LHP A.J. Puk to spring training.|
|July 10, 2016||LHP A.J. Puk assigned to Vermont Lake Monsters.|
|June 30, 2016||Oakland Athletics signed LHP A.J. Puk.|
Andrew J. Puk was originally signed by A's scout Trevor Schaffer…graduated from Washington High School…attended the University of Florida where he compiled a 16-9 record, a 3.39 ERA and .203 opponents batting average in 54 games (37 starts) over three seasons…struck out 251 batters in 194.0 innings…was a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection…played for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in 2015.2016
Was the A's first round selection in the 2016 draft and was assigned to Vermont of the Short Season Single-A New York-Penn League after signing on June 30…went 0-4 with a 3.03 ERA in 10 starts with the Lake Monsters…did not allow an earned run in five of his six no decisions (0.98 ERA)…did not allow a run in three of those games, but tossed fewer than five innings in all but one start…struck out 40 batters in 32.2 innings (11.02 strikeouts per nine innings) and did not allow a home run…held the opposition to a .185 batting average, including .157 (14-for-89) against right-handed hitters compared to .257 (9-for-35) against left-handers…opponents were 3-for-32 (.094) with four walks (.194 on-base percentage) when leading off an inning…yielded a .353 average with runners in scoring position and two outs…combined for a 1.40 ERA in the first and second inning…had a 5.40 ERA from the third inning on…made his professional debut July 12 at Auburn and tossed 2.0 scoreless innings…the first batter he faced reached on an error but he retired each of the final five batters he faced…did not record his first strikeout until his third start on July 22 against Hudson Valley…allowed a season-high four runs in 2.2 innings for his first loss July 28 against Brooklyn…struck out 15 of the 30 batters he faced over a two start stretch from Aug. 8 to 14 (7.2 ip)…including a season-high eight strikeouts in 3.2 scoreless innings Aug. 14 against Tri-City…then tossed a season-high 5.0 scoreless innings in his next start Aug. 26 at Aberdeen but had a no decision in a 3-1 loss…yielded just two hits and did not walk a batter…walked a season-high five batters and yielded a season-high tying four runs for the loss in his next start Aug. 26 at Connecticut…was rated as the A's number two prospect by Baseball America following the season.