For Immediate Release
Nov. 5, 2013
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Reno Aces infielder Chris Owings has been named the Topps Player of the Year for the Pacific Coast League in the annual George M. Trautman Awards, as well as a Topps Triple-A All-Star, the club announced today.
In August, Owings was named the PCL Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player, marking the second-straight season an Aces player has swept both awards. In addition to being named a PCL mid and postseason All-Star, the 22-year-old was also awarded the D-backs Organizational Player of the Month Award for April, May and June. Following the season, Owings was named the D-backs Organizational Player of the Year.
Owings hit .330 (180-for-546) with 31 doubles, 8 triples, 12 home runs, 81 RBI, 20 stolen bases and 104 runs scored in 125 games for Reno. His contract was selected by the D-backs in September, and he made his Major League debut with the club. Selected by the D-backs in the 1st round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Gilbert High School, Owings carries a .290 average over five minor league seasons.
The list of this year's George M. Trautman Award winners can be found here, and the list of this year's Topps Triple-A All-Stars can be found here.
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