Chris Owings has always had intriguing tools, with evaluators saying he just needed time for his performance to catch up to his potential.
That might be happening now.
The No. 4 prospect on the D-backs' Top 20 list led the Minors in total bases to earn Prospect Watch Player of the Week honors. Owings had 26 total bases over six games, finishing with a .519/.567/.963 line for the week. He had six extra-base hits (three homers, three doubles).
The Astros' George Springer gets a runner-up nod for hitting four homers in four games for the week, finishing with a .583 average and a 2.393 OPS. All four homers actually came in one day during a doubleheader.
Owings, 20, is now hitting .331 for the year, 11th best in the California League. He's sixth in the league, right behind Springer, with a .571 slugging percentage while he's currently third in home runs with nine.