Athletics draft LHP A.J. Puk at No. 6

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Oakland Athletics selected Florida left-hander A.J. Puk with the No. 6 pick in Thursday night's MLB first-year player draft.

Scouting report: He came into the season as one of three candidates most likely to go first overall but his season has been mediocre. He has struck out more than a batter per inning in the best conference in the country but has had issues with command and, more recently, health.. Read the full report (Insider)

Keith Law's Big Board ranking -- No. 4: "Puk had his best start of the year at the SEC tournament, coming back on four days' rest." More (Insider)

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