May started off on a good note for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they won two of their first three games. More positive news arrived today for the D’backs and their fans when Major League Baseball announced that Chris Owings was named National League Rookie of the Month for April. He is the first Arizona player to win this award since Wade Miley won in April 2102.
The 22-year old Owings led all rookies in hits with 28 and sported a slash line of .313/.367/.398 for the month. He also was first in doubles with five and extra-base hits with six. The shortstop was second in runs scored with seven and stolen bases with four. He has hit in six of the past seven games as the club got their record to .500 on the road winning two of three in San Diego.
The Diamondbacks have never had a Rookie of the Year Award winner. Owings could be the first by the time the 2014 season ends.