Micah Owings
22
2003-2004
RHP/DH
6-5, 220
B/R-T/R
Gainesville, Ga.
(Gainesville)

Second-team All-USA High School selection by USA Today and Baseball America....second-round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies in 2002 who turned down a sizable signing bonus to attend Tech....transferred to Tulane shortly before start of Fall classes in August 2004.

2008: Struggled on the mound, going 6-9 with a 5.93 ERA before being sent down to Class AAA Tucson 7/29....made just two starts along with one pinch-hitting appearance for Tucson before being placed on disabled list with sore right shoulder....once taken off disabled list, cleared waivers and finally joined Cincinnati Reds 9/12 as player to be named later in 8/11 deal for Adam Dunn....delivered 10th-inning pinch-hit RBI double to beat Arizona in Cincinnati debut 9/13 and used exclusively as hitter for remainder of season.

2007: Attended Spring Training with Diamondbacks as a non-roster invitee....went 0-1 with 3.50 ERA while striking out 15 and walking six in 18 innings of work over six Cactus League appearances....also went 1-for-5 at the plate during exhibition play....had contract purchased by Arizona 4/4 and picked up the win in a starting role in his Major League debut 4/6 start at Washington....placed on 15-day disabled list, effective 4/17 with a right hamstring strain incurred while running the bases in game against Dodgers....joined Class AAA Tucson for rehab start 4/28....activated from disabled list by Arizona 5/3....turned in first career complete game 5/24 vs. Houston....hit first Major League home run 7/26 off Florida's Byung-Hyun Kim....went 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs measuring 415 feet and 446 feet to go with six RBI while earning win on the mound 8/18 vs. Atlanta Braves at Turner Field....was 4-for-4 with three doubles and three RBI while working 6.1 shutout innings to get win 9/27 at Pittsburgh 8-0.

2006: Assigned to Class AA Tennessee (Southern League)....posted 6-2 record with 2.91 ERA in 12 starts for Smokies....did not allow a run in final 19 innings of his Southern League stint....promoted to Tuscon 6/12 and worked six no-hit innings in Class AAA debut 6/15 at Portland....worked first innings to get win vs. Toledo in Bricktown Showdown at Oklahoma City 9/19....overall, went 12-0 over final 22 appearances of the season....named Diamondbacks' Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

2005: Pitched (12-4, 3.26) and played first base (.355, 18 HR, 63 RBI) while helping Tulane to berth in College World Series....taken in 3rd Round (83rd player overall) of June Draft by Arizona Diamondbacks..signed professional contract on 7/5 and made minor league debut with Class A Lancaster (California League) on 7/19....retired first 10 batters faced as a pro over three relief appearances....delivered RBI single in only at-bat with Lancaster.

2004: First-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection....also First-team pre-season All-America selection by Baseball America, second-team pre-season All-America by Collegiate Baseball and third-team choice by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association....Shared ACC Pitcher of the Week honors following season-opening victory at Georgia Southern 2/15....named ACC Player of the Week for March 15-21 after hitting .435 (10-for-23) with four home runs and 13 RBI in games against Purdue and Wake Forest....hit a solo home run and later moved to the mound to work 3.2 scoreless innings in relief to get the win 3/24 at Georgia....belted a pair of three-run homers while driving in a career-high six runs in 20-5 victory over Auburn 3/30....posted team's longest hitting streak of season with 15 game stretch from 3/16 to 4/11....named ACC Pitcher of the Week for April 26-May 2 allowing just one run on five hits while striking out eight in seven-plus innings of work in opening game of doubleheader at NC State 5/2....worked eight innings and allow just two earned runs in NCAA Atlanta Regional start vs. Texas Tech to earn berth on all-tournament team....selected by Chicago Cubs in the 19th round of June Draft....played for Bourne Braves of Cape Cod Baseball League during first half of summer....ranked No. 15 among the Top 30 prospects at Cape Cod according to Baseball America.....named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2003-04....announced transfer to Tulane University 8/28....was on pace to set new Tech record for career strikeouts as a batter prior to transfer.

2003: ACC Rookie of Year and first-team All-ACC selection as utility player....Also a first-team Freshman All-America and second-team All-America choice by Baseball America....belted two home runs before picking win in relief vs. Michigan 2/23 at Savannah....homered while working six innings on mound as starter to get win at Auburn 3/11....overall, earned a win in each of his first four career appearances, including two starts and two relief stints....named to ACC All-Tournament team posting win in tourney opener vs. Wake Forest and seeing duty as DH/3B during rest of Tech's championship run....selected to USA Baseball National team for annual Red, White & Blue Tour and silver medal finish at the Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic....named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2002-03.

High School: A two-year letterwinner for coach Wayne Vickery in baseball and coach Virgil Amey in basketball at Gainesville....Also lettered two years at Forsyth Central as a freshman and sophomore....Named the Georgia Player of the Year and a first-team high school All-America selection as senior....Hit .448 with 25 home runs in 105 at bats....Went 12-1 with a 1.03 ERA, recording 121 strikeouts and just three walks in 75 innings....Led Gainesville to the 2002 Georgia state title, homering in both games of the championship series....Team also won the 2001 state championship....Set a Georgia single-season state record with 25 home runs as a senior....ended high school career with 69 homers, second best behind Drew Henson's then-national record of 70....MVP of the 2001 Connie Mack World Series with the East Cobb Yankees summer league team....Honors student who graduated in the top 25 of his class.

Personal: Micah Burton Owings....Born Sept. 28, 1982....Son of Jim and Danise Owings....Father Jim lettered at wide receiver for the Tech football team from 1971-73 and was a co-captain in 1973; had career totals of 35 receptions for 470 yards and scored 13 touchdowns....Father also lettered in track from 1971-74....Majored in Management.


 Georgia Tech Statistics
 Batting
 Year     AVG   GP-GS    AB    R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI   BB   SO  SB-ATT
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 2003    .306   57-57   209   43  64  11   2  15  42   25   71   2-3  
 2004    .318   63-63   255   65  81  14   0  15  64   30   70   2-3     
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 Career  .313  120-120  464  108 145  25   2  30 106   55  141   4-6


 Year     W-L  SV    ERA    G  GS    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  WP HBP 
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 2003     9-3   0   3.99   17  12   88.0   84  42  39  21  58  12   1   6
 2004     9-3   0   3.89   18  15  113.1   93  57  49  43 112  14   4  11
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 Career  18-6   0   3.93   35  27  201.1  177  99  88  64 170  26   5  17 




 Professional Career
 Pitching
 Year  Team           W-L    ERA   G  GS  SV    IP     H   R  ER  BB   SO 
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 2005  Lancaster      1-1   2.45  16   0   0   22.0   17   6   6   4   30
 2006  Tennessee      6-2   2.91  12  12   0   74.1   66  24  24  17   69   
       Tuscon        10-0   3.70  15  15   0   87.2   96  40  36  34   61
 2007  ARIZONA        8-8   4.30  29  27   0  152.2  146  81  73  50  106  
       Tucson         0-0   0.00   1   1   0    5.0    4   0   0   1    7
 2008  ARIZONA        6-9   5.93  22  18   0  104.2  104  73  69  41   87
       Tucson         0-0   4.09   2   2   0   11.0    8   5   5   6    9


 Batting
 Year                AVG    G  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI   BB  SO  SB-ATT
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 2005  Lancaster    1.000   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   1    0   0   0-0
 2006  Tennessee     .273  10  22   2   6   2   0   1   7    0   4   0-0 
       Tucson        .405  15  37   7  15   4   0   0   6    0  13   0-0 
 2007  ARIZONA       .333  34  60   9  20   7   1   4  15    2  16   0-0
       Tucson        .500   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0    0   1   0-0
 2008  ARIZONA       .288  35  52   7  15   2   0   1   3    5  21   0-0
       Tucson        .000   3   3   1   0   0   0   0   0    0   1   0-0
       CINCINNATI