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Josh Ockimey

Josh Ockimey

1B | B/T: L/R | 6' 1" 215 | Age: 23
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 5, #164, Boston Red Sox) - SS Neumann Goretti (PA) HS
Philadelphia, PA USA
MLB Rankings
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Poor
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 468 377 64 77 25 57 0 .204 .353 .459 .811
Career Minors 2353 1951 292 466 81 312 8 .239 .360 .429 .789
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .204 25 57 0 .811
Career Minors .239 81 312 8 .789

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014 GCL Red Sox GCL ROK 36 130 112 17 21 3 1 0 10 14 37 1 0 3 .188 .292 .232 .524
2015 Lowell Spinners NYP A(Short) 56 229 199 30 53 13 3 4 38 25 78 2 2 2 .266 .349 .422 .771
2016 Greenville Drive SAL A(Full) 117 499 407 60 92 25 1 18 62 88 129 3 1 3 .226 .367 .425 .792
2017 2 Teams Minors 131 546 452 68 124 27 2 14 74 83 143 1 4 3 .274 .385 .436 .820
2017 Salem Red Sox CAR A(Adv) 100 425 349 56 96 20 2 11 63 66 110 1 4 3 .275 .388 .438 .827
2017 Portland Sea Dogs EAS AA 31 121 103 12 28 7 0 3 11 17 33 0 0 0 .272 .372 .427 .799
2018 2 Teams Minors 117 481 404 53 99 21 2 20 71 70 149 1 1 2 .245 .356 .455 .811
2018 Portland Sea Dogs EAS AA 90 376 311 43 79 19 2 15 56 59 112 0 1 1 .254 .370 .473 .842
2018 Pawtucket Red Sox INT AAA 27 105 93 10 20 2 0 5 15 11 37 1 0 1 .215 .305 .398 .703
2019 Pawtucket Red Sox INT AAA 122 468 377 64 77 17 2 25 57 82 139 0 2 6 .204 .353 .459 .811

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 40 | Power: 55 | Run: 30 | Arm: 40 | Field: 40 | Overall: 40

Ockimey's impressive power display at Fenway Park before the 2014 Draft led the Red Sox to select him in the fifth round and lure him away from an Indiana commitment with an over-slot $450,000 bonus. He does have some of the best left-handed pop in the system and has slammed 52 homers in three years in full-season ball, but Boston chose not to protect him on its 40-man roster after the 2018 season. He scuffled in Triple-A and the Arizona Fall League, adding to concerns that he might be no more than a platoon player without a position.

Ockimey's bat speed, strength and the loft in his stroke allow him to hit the ball out of any part of the ballpark. He's willing to take walks but his hefty strikeout rates (28 percent in his first five seasons, 31 percent in 2018) may hamper his ability to do damage against more advanced pitching. He especially struggles to make contact against better left-handers, and his platoon splits were pronounced last year: .273/.393/.531 versus right-handers, .186/.269/.295 versus southpaws.

Limited athletically, Ockimey has to produce at the plate to have value. He works hard on his conditioning and defense, yet he's still a well below-average runner and shaky defender at first base. He doesn't move or throw well enough to play anywhere else and likely fits best at DH.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
01/10/2019 Boston Red Sox invited non-roster 1B Josh Ockimey to spring training.
08/03/2018 1B Josh Ockimey assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
07/05/2018 1B Josh Ockimey assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox.
04/17/2018 Portland Sea Dogs activated 1B Josh Ockimey from the 7-day disabled list.
04/03/2018 Portland Sea Dogs placed 1B Josh Ockimey on the 7-day disabled list.
02/22/2018 1B Josh Ockimey assigned to Boston Red Sox.
08/01/2017 1B Josh Ockimey assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
04/04/2017 1B Josh Ockimey assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
03/25/2017 1B Josh Ockimey assigned to Boston Red Sox.
04/05/2016 1B Josh Ockimey assigned to Greenville Drive from Lowell Spinners.
03/18/2016 1B Josh Ockimey assigned to Boston Red Sox.
06/18/2015 1B Josh Ockimey assigned to Lowell Spinners from GCL Red Sox.
06/26/2014 1B Josh Ockimey assigned to GCL Red Sox.
06/24/2014 Boston Red Sox signed 1B Josh Ockimey.