Full name is Christopher Scott Owings…resides in Paradise Valley, Ariz., with wife, Brittany...Graduated from Gilbert High School (S.C.) in 2009… was committed to play baseball at the University of South Carolina, where Whit Merrifield played from 2008-2010, but signed with the D-backs after they selected him in the first round (41st overall) in the First-Year Player Draft...Brother, Connor, played for the 2016 College World Series Champion Coastal Carolina University…he was selected by Arizona in the 34th round of the 2016 Draft, and spent two seasons (2016-17) in the D-backs' system...Mother Sherri donated a kidney to brother, Connor, in March 2018…Connor had been suffering from a chronic kidney disease...Played saxophone in his grade school band…favorite song was "Louie Louie."
Played in 106 games (63 starts) with Arizona, including starts in right field (33), center field (10), third base (9), second base (8) and left field (3). ..Flied out as a pinch-hitter in his first appearance on March 29, before recording a hit in his next nine games from March 30-April 9, in which he batted .414/.469/.586 (12-for-29)...Hit a game-tying, three-run home run off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning on April 2 vs. the Dodgers, the 10th game-tying shot with two outs in the ninth inning in Diamondbacks history...Optioned to Reno (AAA) on Aug. 2 and hit .286 (26- for-91) in 21 games with the Aces until he was recalled on Sept. 1... Hit .265 (9-for-34) in 16 games (5 starts) following his recall, after hitting .198 (49-for-247) in 90 games (58 starts) with Arizona through July.
Set career highs with 25 doubles, 12 home runs and 51 RBI despite being limited to 97 games after suffering a fractured right middle finger on July 30...underwent surgery on July 31 (performed by Dr. Don Sheridan)...Hit .315 AVG/.348 OBP/.538 SLG with 15 doubles, 1 triple, 8 home runs and 37 RBI in 51 games @ Chase Field...Had a career-high 12-game hitting streak from June 10-26...Joined the Taylor Hooton Foundation's Advisory Board as the D-backs' player representative.
Set career highs in hits (121) and stolen bases (21) in his fourth season in Arizona, hitting .277 (121-for-437) with 24 doubles, 11 triples, 5 home runs and 49 RBI in 119 games...Named the recipient of the Luis Gonzalez Award, given to the D-backs player who best exemplifi es the talents, spirit and heart of the D-backs legend both on and off the fi eld, as voted by his teammates, coaches and staff members...Tied for the Major League lead with 11 triples (also: Brandon Crawford and Cesar Hernandez)...Led the Majors and set a club record with a 91.3 stolen base pct. (21-for-23), the best in the NL since Padres' Everth Cabrera in 2012 (91.7)...Made 70 appearances at shortstop, 49 in center fi eld (his fi rst professional OF experience) and 1 at second base...Was 1 of 4 NL players with at least 400.0 innings in center fi eld (403.0) to not commit an error, joining Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Randal Grichuk and Travis Jankowski...Hit .306 (33-for-108) with 7 doubles, 3 triples, 2 homers and 15 RBI vs. left-handed pitching, up from .171 (20-for-117) in 2015...Made his third consecutive Opening Day roster and start, the fi rst player in team history with starts at 3 diff erent positions (SS in 2014, 2B in 2015, CF in 2016)...On the 15-day DL on June 11-July 23 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot…made 7 rehab appearances between the AZL Dbacks and Triple-A Reno...Stole 18 consecutive bases from Aug. 21, 2015-Aug. 28, tied for the second-longest streak in team history...Hit .301 (63-for-209) over his fi nal 52 games.
Batted .227 (117-for-515) with 27 doubles, 5 triples, 4 homers and 43 RBI in 147 games with Arizona...Appeared in 115 games at second base and 35 at shortstop and combined to post a .991 fi elding pct. (5 E in 547 TC)...Compiled a 75-game errorless streak from May 1-Aug. 14 (71 games at second and 5 at short), the second-longest streak by a D-back at any infi eld positions combined behind Chad Tracy's 94-game streak (May 2, 2005-May 13, 2006)…had a 72-game errorless streak at second base from May 1-Aug. 16, third-longest all-time by a D-back second baseman...Was successful in 16 of 20 stolen base attempts…his 80.0 pct. stolen-base rate ranked 10th in the NL...Had a career-high 11-game hitting streak from May 25-June 7 (.302; 13-for-43)...Recorded his fi rst career walk-off hit (single) on Aug. 9 vs. Reds.
Played in 91 games with Arizona, batting .261 (81-for-310) with 15 doubles, six triples, six home runs and 26 RBI...Missed over two months (June 26-Sept. 2) due to a left shoulder injury suffered in late June…played in 13 rehab games with Rookie AZL D-backs and Triple-A Reno... Underwent surgery on his left labrum on Oct. 2 (performed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida)... Ranked among NL rookies in slugging pct (4th, .406), average (5th), doubles (5th) and extra-base hits (5th, 27)... Finished fourth among NL rookies with a 1.8 WAR (source: fangraphs.com), trailing Billy Hamilton (3.5), Ender Inciarte (2.9) and Kolten Wong (2.0)... Made 61 appearances at shortstop and 18 at second base, posting a combined .967 fielding pct. (11 E in 333 TC)…did not commit an error in 80 total chances at second... Made his first Opening Day start at shortstop on March 22 vs. Dodgers in Sydney, Australia... Named NL Rookie of the Month for April, hitting .313 (26-for-83)…26 hits in March/April was second most by a D-backs rookie in that period (29, Travis Lee in 1998) and most by a NL rookie since Mets' Kirk Niewenhuis (26) in 2012... Hit first career homer on May 6 @ Brewers (off Marco Estrada) and a career-high four hits on May 28 vs. Padres, the most by a D-backs rookie since Juan Miranda in 2011 (also four hits)... Second rookie in D-backs history to fall a single shy of the cycle on May 17 vs. Dodgers (also: Justin Upton on Aug. 7, 2007 vs. Pirates)…also fell 1 hit shy of a cycle on June 3 @ Rockies and June 18 vs. Brewers... Hit .316 (25-for-79) in final 24 games before re-injuring left shoulder on Sept. 23 and missing the rest of the season...Finished the season on a 31-game errorless streak (19 games at second base and 12 at shortstop).
Batted .291 (16-for-55) with 5 doubles and 5 RBI in 20 games in his first Major League season…Made his Major League debut on Sept. 3 vs. Blue Jays, grounded out as a pinch hitter…Collected his first hit on Sept. 7 @ Giants (single off Matt Cain) and first RBI on Sept. 14 vs. Rockies…Named Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year after hitting .330 (180-for-546) with 31 doubles, 8 triples, 12 homers, 81 RBI, 104 runs scored and 20 stolen bases in 125 games with Triple-A Reno…Became the third PCL player to garner the awards, joining Adam Eaton in 2012 and Robb Quinlan in 2002…Selected as the shortstop on Baseball America and Topps' Triple-A All-Star Teams…Participated in the MLB All-Star Futures Game @ Citi Field, was named to the PCL mid- and postseason All-Star Team and earned D-backs Player of the Year honors…Ranked second among all Minor Leaguers in hits and seventh in runs scored…finished among PCL leaders in hits (1st), runs scored (1st), total bases (1st, 263), average (2nd), triples (T-8th), RBI (T-8th) and doubles (T-10th)…Tabbed as Arizona's Player of the Month for April, May and June, the first D-backs farmhand to win the award in 3 consecutive months…also was the first player in Reno history to record 3 straight months with at least 40 hits (April-June)…Recorded a PCL-best 23-game hitting streak from May 11-June 4 (.353; 36-for-102)…Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the D-backs' No. 6 Prospect and No. 7 by Baseball America.
Combined to bat .290 (156-for-538) with 26 doubles, 17home runs and 52 RBI in 128 games with Single-A Visalia and Double-A Mobile...Named to the California League midseason All-StarTeam after hitting .324 (78-for-241) with 16 doubles, 11homers and 24 RBI in 59 games with the Rawhide...CL Hitter of the Week for May 14-21...Appeared in 69 games with the BayBears, batting .263(78-for-297)with 10 doubles, 6 homers and 28 RBI...Played with Salt River in the Arizona Fall League and hit.275 (25-for-91)...named to the AFL Rising Stars Game...Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the No. 4Prospect in the D-backs' system and No. 8 by Baseball America...also cited as the Best Defensive Infielder andpossessing the Best Infield Arm.
Hit .246 (128-521) with 29 doubles, 6 triples, 11 home runs and 50 RBI in 121 games in his first season with Single-A Visalia...Tied for 10th in the California League in triples...also led all CL shortstops in errors (32), double plays turned(83) and total chances (560)...Hit .387 (24-62) during 14-game hitting streak from May 20-June 3...hit 2 homers on June 24 @ High Desert...Rated by Baseball America as the No. 19 Prospect in theCL following the season...began the season ranked byMLB.com as the No. 3 Prospect in the D-backs system (10th-best overall shortstop) No. 4 by Baseball America and No. 84 by ESPN.com...also tabbed by Baseball America as the D-backs' Best Defensive Infielder.
Was a Midwest League All-Star during his first professional season in 2010 after posting a .298 batting average in 62 games for Single-A South Bend...his season ended on June 20 due to foot inflammation known as plantar fascilitis...Recorded a season-high 8-game hitting streak while batting at a .433 clip (13-for-30) with 5 doubles, 1 triple, 4 RBI and 7 runs scored from April 22-May 1...Collected a season-high 4 hits, including 2 home runs and 2 RBI, on June 4 vs. Burlington.
Batted .306 with a .426 slugging percentage and 3 stolen bases in 24 games during Rookie Missoula's playoff run after he joined the team in mid-August...Made his professional debut on Aug. 16 vs. Ogden, going 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored...Had a season-long 7-game hitting streak (.364, 12-for-33) from Aug. 19-26...Collected a season-high 3 hits on three occasions; Aug. 21 @ Ogden, Aug. 31 @ Billings and Sept. 8 vs. Billings...Plated a season-high 3 runs on Sept. 8 vs. Billings...hit .321 (27-for-84) with 5 doubles, a triple, homer and 8 RBI against right-handers...Hit .333 (16-for-48) with 4 doubles, a triple, 2 homers and 10 RBI with runners on base.