Josh Ockimey Greenville Drive  |  First Base

     
 

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Age: 21
Born: October 18, 1995
Philadelphia, PA
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 5th round, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Neumann-Goretti HS (PA)
ETA: 2019

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Physical Description: Sturdy, strong build. Looks all of his listed 6-foot-1, 220 pounds and still might have a little more projection, especially in his lower half. Transformed his body during the 2015-2016 offseason, adding significant muscle, particularly in his upper body. No longer has the soft body that led to projection concerns.

Hit: Starts with a slightly open, more vertical stance than the one he employed when drafted. Utilizes a toe tap with a short stride and his hands high, with short movement back and up to end in a good hitting zone. Will sometimes use a small leg lift early in the count rather than the toe tap. Swing does have a little bit of hook in it, as he likes to get his hands out and looks primarily to pull the ball. Opposing teams already started shifting him to pull in his first full season. Could do a better job utilizing his lower half in his swing. Has quick hands and plus bat speed. Hands work well at the plate and has lift in his swing path. Likes to get his hands extended, causing him some trouble with balls on the inner half. Approach improved in first full season. More confident with his takes and is recognizing spin earlier, not surprisingly at the same time that reports have him starting to wear contact lenses that greatly improve his vision. Will always have swing and miss in game, but has cut down on it considerably already. Potential fringe-average hit tool if everything breaks right, but will likely play below that.

Power: Plus-plus raw power. Shows easy pull-side power, depositing the ball well over the fence. Will flash some power the other way as well during batting practice, but hasnít translated in game. Plus power potential capable of hitting 20-25 home runs a year and could approach 30 a year in his peak. Reportedly hit several monstrous opposite-field home runs at Fenway Park during a pre-draft workout.

Arm: Average arm.

Field: First-base only defensive profile, but is a work in progress there. Lacks natural instincts. Hands are not the softest, but will make the routine plays and has improved at picking balls in the dirt. Projects as a fringe-average defender, but given the progress he has already made and work ethic he has shown, that could change.

Run: Well below-average speed. Not a part of his game.

Summation: Potential regular, everyday player, but value is almost all tied up in his bat. Power potential is impressive, but how much that plays in game will depend on how his hit tool develops. Excellent makeup and work ethic, is always out early before games getting extra work with the coaches and has shown willingness to put in the time to transform his body physically. If everything breaks right, has a chance to hit for power and enough average to hold down a job at first base or even designated hitter if his defense does not develop further.

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 36 112 17 21 3 1 0 17 26 14 37 1 0 0.188 0.292 0.232 0.524
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 56 199 30 53 13 3 4 38 84 25 78 2 2 0.266 0.349 0.422 0.771
  2016 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 117 407 60 92 25 1 18 62 173 88 129 3 1 0.226 0.364 0.425 0.789
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 24, 2014 by Chris Calciano
Signing Bonus: $450,000
MiLB Debut: June 26, 2014 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2016): MilB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2015 NY-Penn League All-Star
2016 South Atlantic League All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 11-17, 2016)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 9-15, 2016)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Month (May 2016)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 6-12, 2016)

 

  

 
 

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