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Arizona Diamondbacks: Award winners after first two weeks

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Apr 11, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (22) hits a three-run triple against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (22) hits a three-run triple against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
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Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings celebrates after hitting a walk off single in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings celebrates after hitting a walk off single in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Most Valuable Position Player runner-up: Chris Owings

Short top Chris Owings currently sits ninth in the league in hitting with a .356 average. He is getting on-base at a .383 clip near the top of the lineup.

After leading the majors in stolen base percentage last year, Owings swiped four bags during the first 13 games. That ties him with Gregory Polanco, Johnathan Villar and Brandon Phillips for the second-most in the senior circuit.

This award does not go to the most valuable hitter, rather the best position player. This means defense is considered, and Owings performance at shortstop will not cut it. He has already committed five errors at shortstop, the most in baseball at any position.

Despite his hitting prowess, Owings WAR sits at a measly 0.4, according to Baseball Reference.

Defense is the weakest part of this team right now. This means Nick Ahmed could receive more starts in the near future.

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