Pitcher Andrew Jacob Puk (b. April 25, 1995) represents the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball as an American (MLB). During his collegiate career, he was a member of the Florida Gators’ baseball team.
Puk received their secondary education at Washington High School located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In baseball, he played first base and pitched, and in football, he was a quarterback. In total, he was a three-sport athlete.
The Detroit Tigers selected him in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball draft in 2013, however, he opted not to sign with them and instead played collegiate baseball for the University of Florida instead.
Puk made an appearance in 19 games for Florida as a freshman and started seven of those games. He finished with a record of 5–2 wins and 2 losses, a career-best earned run average (ERA) of 3.35, 44 strikeouts, and one save.
After climbing a crane within a recognized work site on the University of Florida campus in April 2015, Puk and a teammate were both arrested and charged with third-degree criminal trespass.
This is the highest level of trespassing that can be committed. After some time had passed, the charge was downgraded to a lesser infraction, and he was placed on temporary suspension.
After serving his sentence, Puk was able to return to play for the Gators and contribute to their run to the College World Series in 2015.
How Much Does A.J. Puk Make?
It is estimated that he makes an annual income of $705,000 on average. Puk is scheduled to get a total pay of $705,000 in 2022, in addition to a base salary of $705,000 for that year.