Player Focus: Micah Owings
Arizona D-Backs' rookie pitcher, Micah Owings, was pretty much an unknown until this past Saturday, when he helped his team take down the Braves by striking out 7 in 7 IP, and going 4-for-5 at the plate, with 2 HR, a 2B & 6 RBI.
Owings is definitely improving on the mound. In 4 August starts, he has a 3.16 ERA with 8.41 K's/9IP & 2.45 BB/9IP (5.13 ERA, 5.90 K's/9IP & 3.58 BB/9IP coming in to the month). We'll have to keep an eye on this 24-year-old to see if August truly is a turning point for him, or if its just a fluke. His batting is quite impressive for a pitcher, with him averaging a HR every 14.67 at-bats.
His 05 Topps Chrome Update Auto RC is selling for around $16-18 TAC. It's his only base Auto RC card, as far as I can tell from what's up on auction.