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Cedar Rapids native A.J. Puk drafted #6 by Oakland A's in MLB Draft

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Cedar Rapids native A.J. Puk is drafted number #6 overall by the Oakland A's in the 2016 MLB Draft.  Puk, a 21-year-old left-handed pitcher from the Florida Gators, attended Cedar Rapids Washington High School.

The 6'7", 230 pound pitcher started 14 games this year for the Gators, posting a 2.88 ERA with 90 strikeouts and 31 walks.  Many were projecting him to go number one overall in the draft.

Puk was also the quarterback for Washington High.

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