Jun 7, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock (11) looks on prior to facing the New York Mets at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
The campaign to send Pollock to Cincinnati is in full swing and very much deserved. The 27-year old is tied for 1st among National League outfielders in hits (69). Pollock is also tied for second among National League Outfielders in runs (40). Additionally, Pollock is among the Top 3 National League outfielders in stolen bases (14). Another solid week has propelled Pollock into the All Star conversation.
This past week, Pollock went 11-for-29 (.379) with a couple of home runs and six RBI. Pollock scored six times and also stole a couple of bases. Pollock smacked both long balls in the Atlanta series, while he collected three hits in a game against the Mets. Pollock displayed exceptional defensive range in center field as well.
Jun 3, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Yasmany Tomas (24) hits an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
With all the rookie fanfare (it’s justified) going to Joc Pederson and Kris Bryant, Tomas’ season has been largely overlooked. It’s typical of Arizona standouts. Tomas is currently leading all National League rookies with a .338 batting average. The power numbers haven’t come, but it’s pretty hard to argue with that batting average. Tomas is currently seeing some time as the cleanup hitter for the Dbacks, so his run production should rise.
Tomas went 9-for-20 (.450) this past week and made his MLB debut in right field. Tomas is currently in the midst of a modest five game hitting streak. His finest performance came in the rubber match against Atlanta. He collected three hits, scored twice, and drove in a run. Life with Tomas and Lamb is going to be fun, and we’re going to have to get used to it.
Jun 6, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Chris Owings (16) walks the dugout prior to the game against the New York Mets at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
So, the Dbacks have a player that’s currently on a hitting streak that has eclipsed double digits in games. Tomas? Pollock? Goldy? Well actually it’s Owings. And that’s a great sign. Owings is currently on an 11-game hitting streak, which has increased his batting average to a serviceable (for a middle infielder) .250.
Interestingly enough, Owings only had one multiple hit game during this past week and only two during his hitting streak. Owings scored twice and drove in three runs, while stealing a base. With Owings become a more stable offensive force at second base, Aaron Hill’s time with the Dbacks may soon come to a close.