Chris Owings, Shortstop, Arizona Diamondbacks, #16


Date of Birth: 8/12/1991
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Current Salary: $2,300,000

Chris Owings, shortstop for the Arizona Diamondbacks, was drafted by Arizona out of high school in 2009. He spent five years in the minor leagues and had a batting average of .291. He made his major league debut in 2013 with 20 games with the Diamondbacks. In 2014, he batted .261 with 81 hits, 15 doubles, and 67 strikeouts to 16 walks in 91 games. As a shortstop, he made 165 assists, 36 double plays, 77 putouts, and 11 errors in 61 games.

In 2015, his first full season in the major leagues, Owings batted .227 with 117 hits, 27 doubles, 16 stolen bases, and 43 RBIs in 147 games. Defensively, at second base, he made 289 assists, 65 double plays, 154 putouts, and 4 errors for a .991 fielding percentage.

Owings played in 119 games with the Diamondbacks in 2016. He finished the season with 121 hits, 24 doubles, 49 RBIs, and a .277 batting average. Defensively, he played one game at second base, 70 games at shortstop, and 49 games in center field.

Career batting statistics for Owings through 2016 include:

  • 377 games played
  • 335 hits
  • 71 doubles
  • 123 RBIs
  • 308 strikeouts to 68 walks
  • .254 batting average

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Chris Owings
ESPN - Chris Owings