Youth Reigns Supreme in Dbacks Rough Week
May 13, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Chris Owings (16) throws to first base in the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
This was hands down the most pleasant performance by any Diamondback this week. The 23-year old is part of the Arizona blueprint at the middle infield positions for years to come. After struggling early on in the season (and striking out at an alarming rate), it seems that Owings is starting to find a groove.
Owings hit a clean .500 this week, going 13-for-26. He scored on 6 occasions, but surprisingly didn’t drive in any runs. That might change if he’s able to return to the top of the lineup. His batting average in May so far is .333, a much better sight than the .227 that he was hitting in April. His season average currently stands at .270, very serviceable for a middle infielder.