Future Watch: Josh Ockimey Rookie Baseball Cards, Red Sox

Future Watch: Josh Ockimey Rookie Baseball Cards, Red Sox – Josh Ockimey was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the fifth round of the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft. The Philadelphia native was selected out of high school. He attended Neumann Goretti H.S. From there he went and played A-ball for the Salem Red Sox in the Carolina League.

During that time, he batted 389 times connecting for 13 homers, 66 RBI and a .270 average. His 23 doubles and two triples showed that he has a propensity for getting extra-base hits.

The talented first baseman has made the jump to the AA Portland Sea Dogs of the Eastern League. So far, he’s displayed some power but his average is low in the first 11 games. At 21, he has had some hot and cold periods and that’s to be expected.

Here’s the scouting report on him according to MLB Prospect Pipeline:

Ockimey’s bat speed, strength and loft in his left-handed swing give him the ability to drive the ball out of the park to all fields. While his swing can get too long when he gets too aggressive, he showed signs of settling down in 2016. Ockimey stopped chasing as many pitches while drastically bettering his walk rate (18 percent, up from 11 percent in his first two years) and strikeout rate (26 percent, down from 32 percent in 2014-15). ETA 2019.

Josh Ockimey has a Chrome Prospects Autographs card in 2017 Bowman Baseball. He also has autographs in 2014 Panini Elite Extra Edition, 2016 Leaf Metal Draft and 2016 Leaf Trinity as well.

Here’s a breakdown showing his bat speed and his obvious power stroke:

At 6′-1″, 215 pounds this prospect hasn’t even filled out yet. His man strength is still on the horizon and for now he’s a player with a ton of potential. The Red Sox are hoping he can be their next everyday first baseman and right now he’s progressing nicely.

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Russ Cohen

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