Ep. 51 – Melissa Lockard

Host Alex Espinoza (@rickeyblog) is joined by The Athletic’s Melissa Lockard (@melissalockard).

We discuss if we’ve seen the last of Frankie Montas in the green and gold, the Oakland A’s 2022 draft, Day 1 picks, the organizational catching depth with Sean Murphy/Shea Langeliers/Tyler Soderstrom, how Cristian Pache and Kevin Smith are faring in AAA and more.

Lockard carries deep knowledge of the A’s organization at all levels. I highly recommend her scouting reports for the 2022 A’s Draft picks and her Day 1 draft breakdown over at The Athletic, which spotlights their top three selections — (No. 19) C Daniel Susac, (No. 56) OF Henry Bolte and (No. 69) OF Clark Elliott.