3 prospects that could debut with Oakland A’s in 2023

AMARILLO, TEXAS - APRIL 08: Infielder Zack Gelof #18 of the Midland RockHounds high fives manager Bobby Crosby #7 after hitting a home run during the game against the Amarillo Sod Poodles at HODGETOWN Stadium on April 08, 2022 in Amarillo, Texas. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)
AMARILLO, TEXAS - APRIL 08: Infielder Zack Gelof #18 of the Midland RockHounds high fives manager Bobby Crosby #7 after hitting a home run during the game against the Amarillo Sod Poodles at HODGETOWN Stadium on April 08, 2022 in Amarillo, Texas. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images) /
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Kyle McCann

The Oakland A’s have plenty of catching prospects. Between Shea Langeliers, Tyler Soderstrom, and Daniel Susac, the position is covered well into the future.

That focus on catching has also led to other prospects being lost in the shuffle. Kyle McCann is a solid prospect in his own right, but is completely overlooked due to the other players at the position.

However, he has displayed the potential to be a part of the A’s future as well. He produced a solid .234/.338/.444 batting line in his 458 plate appearances between Double-A and Triple-A, hitting 21 homers and 20 doubles. His power potential will certainly get him a look.

McCann has also worked on his versatility. He has seen time behind the plate and at first base during his minor league career, but also got a start at third in Double-A. While he made an error in his only chance at the hot corner in his nine innings, it is possible that he gets more time at third during spring training and in the minors. If he takes well to the position, he could end up in the majors as an interesting utility option, someone that can handle either corner infield spots while getting time behind the plate. Even if that is not the case, his power gives him the potential to carve out a spot as the A’s backup catcher.

Kyle McCann has been overlooked given the Oakland A’s other catching prospects. He can still be a part of the A’s future.

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