Mike Bell remembers the at-bat as if he took it himself.
Chris Owings fell behind in the count, no balls and two strikes, in a game early this season. With the next delivery, the opposing pitcher challenged Owings with a high fastball on the outside part of the plate, the kind of pitch that a right-handed hitter can roll over and turn into an easy groundout.
Owings let the ball travel, and with a quick flip of the wrists lined it down the right-field line for a home run.
It looked like he took it out of the catchers mitt, said Bell, the Diamondbacks director of player development.
If he realizes he can do that, let the ball get that deep in the hitting zone before taking a cut, he can do some damage.
Owings, who turned 21 last Sunday, is the D-backs top shortstop prospect because of his deft glove and quick bat, and he has done damage just about wherever he has played this season.
Owings hit .324 with a .362 on-base percentage and a .544 slugging percentage while opening th...