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Josh Ockimey

Born: 10/18/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 238
Primary Position: 1B
Large man with big arms, mature frame for game, in-shape for size, athletic for a bigger guy.
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 08/15/2017
Dates Seen 4/23/17 (DH), 8/11/17-8/12/17
Affiliate Portland Sea Dogs (AA, Red Sox)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 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.
Power 55 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.
Baserunning/Speed 30 Timed 4.42; lumbers on the basepaths.
Glove 45 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.
Arm 40 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.

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