Ockimey is hitting .233/.303/.333 with one home run and 11 strikeouts in eight games with Double-A Portland. He missed the first two weeks of the minor-league season with a hamstring injury and has been slow to get going against Eastern League pitching. Ockimey spent 31 games with the Sea Dogs last year, so if he can heat up, he could be in line for a promotion to Triple-A sometime this summer.
Ockimey is dealing with a minor hamstring injury, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports. This explains why Ockimey was placed on the minor-league disabled list to open the season. Fortunately, the injury isn't thought to be anything that will keep him sidelined for an extended period. Once he's healthy enough to be activated, the 22-year-old will join Double-A Portland. Across 31 games with the Sea Dogs last season, Ockimey hit a respectable .272/.372/.427 with three homers.
Ockimey (undisclosed) was placed on the minor-league disabled list Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports. It's unclear what Ockimey is dealing with or how long it will keep him sidelined at this point. The 22-year-old prospect appeared in seven Grapefruit League games before being reassigned to minor-league camp, going 1-for-7 with four strikeouts. Once activated, Ockimey is expected to report to Double-A Portland, where he hit .272/.372/.427 with three homers in 31 games (121 plate appearances) last season.
Ockimey posted a .274/.385/.436/.820 line with 14 homers, 27 doubles, two triples and 74 RBI over 131 games in 2017 between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland. Ockimey's power potential jumps out; he's hit 32 home runs over the last seasons, but the highlight in 2017 was being a consistent hitter from April to September. The 22-year-old first baseman didn't experience a second-half drop as he did in 2016 and there was more use of all fields (2017 spray chart v. 2016 spray chart). First base-only prospects are not en vogue among fantasy players, but Ockimey's power is intriguing. There isn't a long-term first base solution in place at the major-league level, so Ockimey is a prospect of interest in Boston's organization. He's expected to begin the season in Portland and will be in a position to hit the majors by 2019.
Ockimey, 21, is batting .276/.393/.437 with eight home runs and 54 RBI through 83 games for High-A Salem. Ockimey continues to show an eagle eye at the dish, as he is fourth in the Carolina League in walks. It is also encouraging to see him hitting well above the Mendoza Line after batting just .226 in 2016. Unfortunately, his raw power still hasn't quite translated to a plethora of home runs, which limits his upside.