Large man with big arms, mature frame for game, in-shape for size, athletic for a bigger guy.
4/23/17 (DH), 8/11/17-8/12/17
Portland Sea Dogs (AA, Red Sox)
Slammed helmet down after strikeout, shows passion and frustration when he falters. Stayed in game on rainy day, despite some of the overreaction.
40; Power Bench Bat
Starts open, moderate crouch, drops hands a bit. Plus bat speed, quick bat with a smooth swing throughout, long to ball, power over contact, swings easy. Has tendency to pull; causes him to roll over pitches. Has workable barrel control for a power hitter, needs work picking up offspeed. Caught looking a few times, lunges at breaking balls. Projects below-average utility.
Plus raw, easy power, leveraged swing allows for consistent loft. Capable of driving balls on the fringes of the zone, power plays mostly pull-side at present. Potential 20 HR threat.
Timed 4.42; lumbers on the basepaths.
Flashed glove skills, still a work in progress. Athletic enough to develop into an average first baseman, needs to develop fundamentals to reach average, currently below-average at 1B. Safe fringe-average projection with noticeable work ethic.
Below-average arm strength, doesn’t play anywhere other than 1B.
Ockimey is a pure power hitter who’s long, leveraged power stroke can generate plus power when he squares. He only profiles at first base, but he works hard at it and should get to fringe at the position at the very least. His approach is developing, but his swing mechanics will make it tough for him to approach average contact. The power is real enough to give him a starter’s ceiling, but without much else to rely on there’s a lot of risk as well.