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Nick Ahmed | Shortstop

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Diamondbacks recalled INF Nick Ahmed from Triple-A Reno.
Reno's season came to an end on Sunday, so Ahmed will rejoin the Diamondbacks. Known for his excellent defense, the 24-year-old hit .228/.254/.316 in 19 games with the big club earlier this year. Sep 15 - 5:06 PM

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Diamondbacks optioned SS Nick Ahmed to Triple-A Reno.

Ahmed is a good defender but isn't ready to hit at the major league level, sporting a .228/.254/.316 batting line across 19 games. He'll be back in September.
Aug 8 - 3:05 PM

Nick Ahmed singled in Martin Prado in the top of the 15th to lead the Diamondbacks past the Reds 2-1 on Monday.

It was Ahmed's second single in six at-bats. He's hitting just .229 with no walks and no homers in 48 at-bats since his callup, but he's flashed plenty of leather at shortstop. He's a potential regular at the position despite his lack of any real offensive upside.
Jul 29 - 12:13 AM

Nick Ahmed went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Ahmed has struggled at the dish since his promotion, as he had four hits in 22 at-bats coming into the game. The runs scored were his first in his career. The 24-year-old may have a future in the big leagues, but he'll likely be returned to Triple-A Reno when Chris Owings returns from injury.
Jul 13 - 9:39 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of SS Nick Ahmed from Triple-A Reno.

He's taking Chris Owings' (shoulder) spot on the roster. Ahmed is known for his glove but sports a .324/.390/.431 batting line at Reno this season. The 24-year-old figures to share time at shortstop with Didi Gregorius while Owings is out.
Jun 29 - 1:00 PM

Diamondbacks prospect shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed went 4-for-5 with a double for Triple-A Reno on Saturday, raising his season line to .323/.397/.418.

Ahmed has been on fire as of late, picking up hits in 17 of his last 20 games, putting up a .379/.426/.540 line with eight doubles and three triples. He is nothing spectacular, but could be a very good defensive shortstop who could hit higher than the major league average.
Jun 15 - 11:52 AM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Diamondbacks have been receiving calls from teams on the availability of shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed.

Ahmed was acquired from the Braves in the January 2013 blockbuster trade headlined by Justin Upton. The 24-year-old is hitting .304/.385/.401 and playing high-level defense this season at Triple-A Reno, but he's blocked in Arizona by Chris Owings. The Diamondbacks (29-39 as of June 12) might want to deal from that surplus and fill other areas of organizational need. Ahmed was a second-round pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft.
Jun 12 - 11:17 AM

Diamondbacks acquired SS Nick Ahmed from the Braves in the seven-player Justin Upton trade.

The D'Backs are now planning to put Ahmed into a package that could help them land right-hander Rick Porcello from the Tigers. The 22-year-old shortstop was a second-round selection in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft out of the University of Connecticut. He hit .269/.337/.391 with 40 steals in 130 games last season in High-A ball.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 01:16:00 PM

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Diamondbacks will package Nick Ahmed with a pitching prospect and pursue a trade for the Tigers' Rick Porcello.

The Diamondbacks are getting Ahmed from the Braves in the seven-player Justin Upton trade, which was finalized Thursday afternoon. A second-round pick in 2011, Ahmed batted .269/.337/.391 with six home runs, 49 RBI and 40 stolen bases over 130 games last season for High-A Lynchburg. He is a very rangy defender.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 12:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tuffy Gosewisch
2Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Danny Worth
3B1Yasmany Tomas
2Jake Lamb
3Cliff Pennington
4Brandon Drury
LF1David Peralta
2Cody Ross
3Nolan Reimold
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Ender Inciarte
3Socrates Brito
RF1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Bronson Arroyo
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Rubby De La Rosa
4Josh Collmenter
5Chase Anderson
6Vidal Nuno
7Robbie Ray
8Trevor Cahill
9Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Evan Marshall
5Matt Stites
6Randall Delgado
7Daniel Hudson
8Matt Reynolds
9David Hernandez
10Will Locante
11Kevin Munson
12Enrique Burgos