Andrew Jacob Puk was born on April 25, 1995, he is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball for the Florida Gators.
Puk was ranked among the top prospects for the 2016 Major League Baseball draft in early rankings. The Oakland Athletics selected him in the first round with the sixth overall pick of the draft.
He signed a contract with a $4,069,200 signing bonus and was assigned to the Vermont Lake Monsters of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League. He finished the 2016 season with a 0–4 record and a 3.03 ERA in 10 starts.
Puk spent 2017 with the Stockton Ports of the Class A-Advanced California League and the Midland RockHounds of the Class AA Texas League, pitching in 27 games (24 starts), posting a combined 6–10 record with a 4.03 ERA, along with 184 strikeouts in 124 innings pitched, between both teams.
On April 11, 2018, Puk underwent Tommy John surgery, forcing him to miss the 2018 season. Puk began the 2019 season with Midland, and was promoted to the Las Vegas Aviators of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League during the season.
On September 6, 2020, Puk continued to have lingering issues in his throwing shoulder during training. On September 11, 2020, Athletic’s manager Bob Melvin officially shut him down for the season. He was scheduled to have shoulder surgery on September 16, 2020.
Puk has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.