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Nick Ahmed | Shortstop | #13

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 194
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
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Nick Ahmed is not expected to play again this season due to a back injury.
He suffered the injury last week while twisting to make a throw. An MRI showed he's dealing with some inflammation and the D'Backs want to be safe. Ahmed predictably showed little at the plate this season with a .226/.275/.359 batting line, although he did hit nine homers and played good defense. Tue, Sep 29, 2015 06:19:00 PM

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Nick Ahmed finished 4-for-4 with a homer, two doubles and three RBI as the Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers 12-4 on Friday.

After a surprisingly strong run in May and June, Ahmed was the NL's worst hitter in July and August. However, he's suddenly opened September 10-for-23 with two homers, two triples and four doubles. That's as many extra-base hits as he had in 162 at-bats the previous two months.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 01:30:00 AM

Nick Ahmed went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

The Diamondbacks entered the ninth trailing 6-1, but they tried for a late rally. Welington Castillo hit a solo homer in the frame, which Ahmed later followed up with a two-run shot. Alas, the Cubs closed it out at that point. The 25-year-old shortstop offers a bit of pop, but he's slashing just .216/.268/.338 with eight homers and 29 RBI for the season.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Nick Ahmed went 4-for-4 with a solo home run as the Diamondbacks beat the Nationals on Monday.

Ahmed broke a scoreless tie in the top of the third inning with a solo home run off of Doug Fister. It was one of four Arizona homers on the evening. The shortstop hasn't exactly been an offensive dynamo, as Monday's performance still leaves him with a lackluster .232/.289/.348 batting line along with seven home runs and 26 RBI.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 09:47:00 PM

Nick Ahmed went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a stolen base in Monday's win against the Dodgers.

Ahmed clubbed a two-run home run to left-center off of Joel Peralta in the fifth inning to put the Diamondbacks on the board. The 25-year-old has struggled as the Diamondbacks' regular shortstop, batting .233/.303/.348 with five home runs, 18 RBI, and four stolen bases.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 01:37:00 AM

Nick Ahmed is batting leadoff for the Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon against the Rockies.

It's his first time at the top spot in the Diamondbacks' lineup. Ahmed has hit .234/.310/.339 with four home runs and three stolen bases in 64 games this season.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 12:21:00 PM

Nick Ahmed went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's win over the Padres.

His single capped a three-run third inning for Arizona, which ended up being the difference in the ballgame. The 25-year-old Ahmed is batting just .231/.310/.324 with three home runs, 14 RBI, and three stolen base over 61 games this season, but he's a plus-defender at shortstop.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 02:57:00 PM

Nick Ahmed went 2-for-3 and drove home the Diamondbacks lone run in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

His RBI double in the fifth inning cut the Angels lead to 2-1, though that would be as close as the D'Backs would get. Ahmed has struggled overall at the plate this season, slashing a mere .225/.307/.320 with 13 RBI.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Nick Ahmed hit a go-ahead solo homer off Jonathan Broxton in the top of the eighth inning as part of a 7-5 win over the Brewers on Friday.

A.J. Pollock added some insurance one inning later with a two-run blast off Corey Knebel. Ahmed has gone deep three times in his last seven games after failing to hit a home run over his first 35 games this season. The 25-year-old is batting just .214/.277/.325 on the year.
Sat, May 30, 2015 12:15:00 AM

Nick Ahmed went 2-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

After going 35 games without a home run, Ahmed has now homered twice in his past five games. Ahmed also doubled in the game, raising his line to .218/.279/.311. That doesn't sound like much, but the shortstop is hitting .290 in May after a brutal April.
Tue, May 26, 2015 11:22:00 PM

Nick Ahmed homered and delivered a game-winning single in the 13th as the Diamondbacks edged the Cubs 5-4 on Friday.

Nick Ahmed? The homer was his first of 2015 and second in 174 major league at-bats. He raised his average from .l94 to .212 with his first three-hit game of the year. His defense has been terrific, which is why he won the job in the first place. Anything he offers with the bat is a bonus as far as the Diamondbacks are concerned.
Sat, May 23, 2015 02:14:00 AM

Nick Ahmed went 0-for-3 before being removed for a pinch-hitter Friday against the Pirates.

Ahmed is quite the defender, but he's batting .128 with one extra-base hit, one RBI and one run scored through 47 at-bats. He can't remain quite this bad, but he's likely to be the NL's worst offensive regular for however long the Diamondbacks stick with him.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 12:46:00 AM

Nick Ahmed was hit by a pitch on the left arm and exited Saturday's spring training game.

Ahmed was plunked on the left arm and after being looked at by a trainer, he exited the contest. Ahmed was just named the Diamondbacks' starting shortstop on Friday. After the game, Ahmed said that he was fine. He'll be reevaluated on Sunday.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 06:28:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Friday that Nick Ahmed will be the club's starter at shortstop.

They'll use Chris Owings at second base, with Aaron Hill being moved to the bench. Ahmed had a nice year at the plate last year at hitter-friendly Triple-A Reno, but he's never done much with the bat overall. He's easily the club's best option defensively, though, and that's earned him the job. The 25-year-old isn't much of a fantasy option.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 05:56:00 PM

Nick Ahmed went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

Ahmed also drove in a run with a sixth-inning single. The stolen base was Ahmed's third of the spring, and he's now scored nine runs in Cactus League action. With Chris Owings sidelined early, Ahmed had plenty of time to make a good impression and he has done just that. The shortstop is hitting .319 and has moved into position to be the team's Opening Day starter with just a few games left in spring.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 08:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Oscar Hernandez
4Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Chris Owings
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Jean Segura
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
2Brandon Drury
3Carlos Rivero
LF1David Peralta
2Peter O'Brien
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1Yasmany Tomas
2Gabby Guerrero
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
6Zack Godley
7Tyler Wagner
8Matt Koch
9Miller Diaz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Tyler Clippard
3Daniel Hudson
4Randall Delgado
5Andrew Chafin
6Enrique Burgos
7Silvino Bracho
8Evan Marshall
9Matt Reynolds
10Wesley Wright
11Josh Collmenter
12Sam LeCure
13Jake Barrett
14Tim Stauffer