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Chris Owings | Shortstop | #16

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / ARZ
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Chris Owings slugged his ninth homer Thursday in the Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout of Colorado.
Owings staked the D’Backs to a 5-1 lead by crushing a three-run blast off Antonio Senzatela in the third inning. That was Owings’ only hit of the afternoon. Owings has cooled off this month (.213 AVG in June) but is still sporting an eight-game hitting streak. He’s already set a career-high in homers and needs just six RBI to match last year’s total of 49. Jun 22 - 6:43 PM

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Chris Owings blasted a solo home run as the Diamondbacks topped the Phillies on Sunday.

Owings tagged Phillies' starter Ben Lively for the solo shot in the first inning that gave the Diamondbacks an early 3-0 lead. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. He has been an important cog in the Diamondbacks' lineup this season, slashing .292/.327/.465 with eight homers and 39 RBI.
Jun 18 - 6:34 PM

Chris Owings chipped in with a pair of hits Thursday in the Diamondbacks’ victory over the Padres.

What a series for the Diamondbacks, who outscored San Diego 32-9 during a three-game sweep. Owings paced the D’Backs with a pair of doubles while scoring his only run of the afternoon on a first-inning single by Daniel Descalso. A light hitter before this year, Owings has impressed this season with seven homers, 36 RBI, nine steals and a .299 average over 214 at-bats.
Jun 8 - 7:23 PM

Chris Owings finished 1-for-3 with a three-run home run, a walk and two runs scored in Tuesday's 10-2 blasting of the Padres.

The South Carolinian has been trending in the wrong direction lately, as his average has dipped from .324 to .296 just since May 28, a span of eight games. However, he has picked up the pace with four RBI over his past two games, and seven runs knocked in over his past seven outings.
Jun 7 - 1:59 AM

Chris Owings is not in the Diamondbacks' staring lineup on Saturday.

It looks to be a routine day off for Owings. Nick Ahmed will start in his place and bat seventh against Edinson Volquez and the Marlins on Saturday.
Jun 3 - 12:26 PM

Chris Owings contributed an RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Owings' two-bagger in the sixth inning opened the scoring. The infielder batted leadoff for the third time in the last four games, as he's seen increased chances at the top of the order with A.J. Pollock (groin) sidelined.
May 30 - 9:58 PM

Chris Owings hit his sxith home run of the season in a win over the Brewers on Thursday.

The homer was Owings' sixth of the year but his first in almost a month, last homering on May 3. Forty-six games into the season, he's now tied his career high for dingers. The 25-year-old dual threat also has nine steals on the year, and Owings is batting a healthy .320/.352/.491 in what sure seems to be shaping up as his breakout year.
May 25 - 11:44 PM

Chris Owings is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

It's just a maintenance day for the 25-year-old. Nick Ahmed is in at shortstop and batting seventh against Pittsburgh starter Trevor Williams. Owings has been a pleasant surprise for the Snakes, hitting .310 with five homers, 22 RBI and eight steals in his first 34 appearances. He should be back in there on Sunday.
May 13 - 4:53 PM

Chris Owings (flu) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his return to the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.

Owings missed Saturday's game due to illness, but he's already feeling better. The 25-year-old has enjoyed quite the breakout so far this season, batting .300/.342/.491 with five homers, 21 RBI, and eight steals over 30 games.
May 8 - 10:12 AM

Chris Owings (flu) has been scratched from the Diamondbacks' lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

Owings is feeling under the weather. He'll be replaced in right field by Gregor Blanco, who will hit in the No. 8 spot against Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson. Owings should be back in there in a day or two.
May 6 - 7:01 PM

Chris Owings went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

His first-inning shot off Gio Gonzalez was the only scoreboard tally the Diamondbacks could muster all night. Owings has been a godsend to his fantasy owners, batting .313/.358/.525 with five home runs and 21 RBI already. He has chipped in eight stolen bases for good measure.
May 3 - 10:40 PM

Chris Owings did it all Thursday, homering twice and stealing a base to help the Diamondbacks down the Padres 6-2.

Owings hit a pair of solo jacks off batting practice fastba-- er, Padres starter Jered Weaver, popping one in the third inning before doing it again an inning later. He's now among the league leaders in RBI (19) and stolen bases (6), a testament to the kind of all-around month the 25-year-old is having. Owings is batting .325/.365/.550 with four homers and 12 runs to boot. Add him where you can.
Apr 28 - 12:33 AM

Chris Owings stayed hot in Tuesday's game against the Padres, finishing 2-for-4 with a triple, run scored and three RBI.

Owings had a single in eight at-bats in two games in San Diego earlier in the month, but something about Padres pitching agrees with him back in Arizona. He has two singles, a triple, a homer and seven RBI in the first two games of this mid-week set against San Diego. He'll look to keep it rolling against RHP Trevor Cahill on Wednesday.
Apr 26 - 1:06 AM

Chris Owings went 2-for-4 and hit a grand slam against the Padres on Monday.

Owings also stole a base, his fifth in five attempts this year. He should be a breakthrough fantasy performer this year.
Apr 25 - 2:05 AM

Chris Owings doubled in a run in the top of the ninth to keep Clayton Kershaw from shutting out the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Owings had two of Arizona's four hits tonight and their only one to go for extra bases. He's batting .341 so far, and he should be viewed as a top-10 shortstop going forward.
Apr 15 - 1:22 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Chris Herrmann
3Jeff Mathis
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1David Peralta
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2JJ Hoover
3Archie Bradley
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6Steve Hathaway
7Silvino Bracho
8T.J. McFarland
9Randall Delgado