A.J. Puk

RP · Miami Marlins

Bats L Throws L
Height 6'7" Weight 238
DOB 1995-04-25 Age 27.9
Hometown Cedar Rapids, IA
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 23.07, 337th

Season Projections

THE BAT-6770.03270117826606430283.601.23

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • A.J. Puk Throws Live Batting Practice

    Miami Marlins left-hander A.J. Puk (groin) threw a live batting practice session on Tuesday morning in camp, and the next step is for him to make his Grapefruit League debut on Friday as long as he checks out fine. The 27-year-old southpaw is taking things slow in spring training while dealing with left adductor tightness, but barring another setback, he has plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day. Puk was going to be more interesting for fantasy managers in a potential starting role for the Oakland Athletics, but he was traded to the Marlins. In Miami, he should be put into a high-leverage bullpen role, and he could see some save opportunities in the team's closer-by-committee approach.

    Mar 7 · Source via Marlins A.J. Puk closers
  • A.J. Puk, Tanner Scott Throwing Off A Mound

    Miami Marlins relief pitchers A.J. Puk (groin) and Tanner Scott (biceps) have resumed throwing off a mound in camp on Friday. Puk is dealing with left adductor tightness in spring training after being acquired in a trade from the Oakland Athletics, while Scott is dealing with a left biceps injury. The Marlins aren't naming a set closer as they head into the 2023 campaign, so both Puk and Scott could be in play for save opportunities for the Fish this year in the early portion if they can get healthy before Opening Day. They both have plenty of time to avoid the injured list to begin the year.

    Mar 3 · Source via Marlins Tanner Scott A.J. Puk closers
  • Marlins Notes: Puk, Scott, Nance, Brazoban, Gurriel

    The Marlins are dealing with various small injuries throughout their spring camp, per a report from Barry Jackson and Craig Mish of the Miami Herald. The slate of injuries include three relievers. Left-hander A.J. Puk has some tightness in the adductor muscle of his left leg, fellow lefty Tanner Scott is dealing with slight discomfort…

    Feb 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Marlins Huascar Brazoban Garrett Cooper Yuli Gurriel Mike Moustakas Tommy Nance A.J. Puk Tanner Scott closers
  • A.J. Puk, Tommy Nance Dealing With Injuries

    Miami Marlins left-hander A.J. Puk (groin) has some minor left adductor tightness but is scheduled to play catch on Tuesday. Right-hander Tommy Nance (shoulder) is dealing with slight shoulder discomfort and will be re-evaluated soon. Puk was acquired in a trade with the Oakland Athletics in the offseason, and given the depth at starting pitcher in Miami, he's expected to serve more in a high-leverage role out of the bullpen in 2023. The Marlins are expected to enter the regular season without a set closer, so he figures to battle for save chances among the likes of Dylan Floro, Tanner Scott and Matt Barnes. Nance is pretty much a non-factor in fantasy in what is expected to be a middle-relief role for the Fish. Both Puk and Nance still have plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day.

    Feb 28 · Source via Marlins A.J. Puk closers
  • Marlins Acquire A.J. Puk From The A's

    The Miami Marlins acquired left-handed pitcher A.J. Puk from the Oakland Athletics on Saturday in exchange for outfielder JJ Bleday. With the move to Miami, Puk will likely be ticketed for a relief role, at least to begin the 2023 season, given the stacked nature of the Marlins' current starting rotation. It's a bit of a bummer for any fantasy managers looking for a potential value arm late in deep-mixed and AL-only leagues, as the A's were expected to let him compete for a rotation spot in spring training. The 27-year-old southpaw was one of Oakland's top prospects coming up, but injuries have hurt him and was removed to relief after he had Tommy John surgery back in 2017. Still, he could find work in a high-leverage role in Miami's bullpen, which could also make him interesting in fantasy in what is expected to be a closer committee.

    Feb 12 · Source via Athletics Marlins A.J. Puk closers
  • A.J. Puk To Compete For Rotation Spot

    Oakland Athletics left-hander A.J. Puk will get a chance to compete for a starting rotation spot in 2023, according to general manager David Forst. The 27-year-old southpaw was a starter as a prospect in the minor leagues, but he's made 84 appearances for the A's in three seasons, with all of them coming in relief. Puk had a career-best 3.12 ERA (3.68 FIP), 1.15 WHIP, his first four MLB saves and 76 strikeouts in 66 1/3 innings for the A's last season. The A's have been mindful of his workload since he had Tommy John surgery in 2017, but Puk's desire for a bigger workload could land him a rotation spot to open the 2023 season. The hard-throwing lefty has lots of strikeout ability, which is why he fit the high-leverage relief role well, but staying healthy will be his primary concern if he ends up taking on a bigger workload as a starter.

    Feb 8 · Source via Athletics A.J. Puk closers
    2023 ATC-6770.04370127625606431283.601.21
    2023 Steamer-6262.03370116723546327243.481.24
    2023 THE BAT-6770.03270117826606430283.601.23
    2023 Zeile-6165.5336514732457000283.781.22

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

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