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Nick Ahmed | Shortstop | #13

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
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Nick Ahmed belted two solo home runs in four at-bats in Saturday's loss against the Pirates.
Ahmed isn't known for his power, but he is slashing a very respectable .268/.316/.479. He is known for his defense more than his bat, and as long as Chris Owings and Brandon Drury continue to stay healthy Ahmed will be a reserve. As such, his fantasy appeal is rather minimal despite an uptick in his power numbers lately. May 14 - 12:10 AM

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Nick Ahmed went 2-for-3 with a homer and an intentional walk Wednesday against the Tigers.

Ahmed has a rather respectable .258/.310/.394 line at the moment, and the Diamondbacks are a significantly better defensive team when they have him at shortstop, instead of Chris Owings. Still, there's certainly no sending Owings to the bench at some point, and Brandon Drury is hitting pretty well, too. Until something changes, Ahmed probably won't be in the lineup versus righties with any regularity.
May 11 - 1:53 AM

Nick Ahmed went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

Ahmed's RBI single in the eighth inning finally put the Diamondbacks on the board. They trailed 5-1 after that hit, with Ahmed later scoring on a double play to cut that lead to 5-2 (a score which would stand as the final). The 27-year-old shortstop has just three extra-base hits in 63 at-bats and holds no true fantasy value.
May 7 - 7:15 PM

Nick Ahmed went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a steal in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

Ahmed notched his seventh RBI of the young season courtesy of a second-inning RBI single against Clayton Richard. The 27-year-old shortstop is working to a .269/.296/.423 triple-slash over his first 26 at-bats of the campaign.
Apr 20 - 11:48 PM

Nick Ahmed went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBI in Saturday's loss against the Dodgers.

It wasn't all great for Ahmed, as he committed a throwing error. Several teams showed interest in Ahmed at the end of spring training but he remains a member of the Diamondbacks. We've seen Ahmed piece together a few big stat lines before, but overall he doesn't hit for a very good average. Unless something happens to Chris Owings, Ahmed is only worth a roster spot in the deepest of NL-only fantasy play.
Apr 16 - 2:25 AM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Yankees and Rays are showing interest in Nick Ahmed.

The Padres have also previously shown interest in Ahmed. All three landing spots make sense, as the Yankees' (Didi Gregorius) and Rays' (Matt Duffy) starting shortstop will begin the season on the disabled list and the Padres have an open competition at the position. Ahmed is a career .221/.268/.329 hitter and had season-ending hip surgery last August, but he's a slick fielder and has looked healthy this spring.
Mar 21 - 10:24 PM

According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks are willing to listen to trade offers on shortstop Nick Ahmed.

The D'Backs are dealing with a very crowded middle infield situation, so dealing away Ahmed seems to make sense. He has proven his health this spring following hip surgery and is a very skilled defender both at shortstop and at second base.
Mar 17 - 10:49 AM

Diamondbacks activated SS Nick Ahmed from the 60-day disabled list.

He's got his 40-man roster spot back. Ahmed had hip surgery in August but is hoping to be 100 percent heading into spring training.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 08:45:00 AM

Diamondbacks transferred SS Nick Ahmed from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for the return of Rubby De La Rosa. Ahmed is out for the season following hip surgery.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 05:54:00 PM

Nick Ahmed will undergo season-ending hip surgery next week.

His surgery will be performed by Dr. Marc Philippon in Vail, Colorado. The 26-year-old will close out his 2016 season with a .218 average over 284 at-bats. With Ahmed done for the year, shortstop duties will be split between Chris Owings and Jean Segura.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 08:50:00 PM

A second opinion on Nick Ahmed's injured right hip confirmed the initial diagnosis.

That initial diagnosis was a hip impingement. Ahmed traveled to New York on Tuesday for a visit with a specialist and is expected to receive a cortisone injection to help expedite the recovery process. He has been on the 15-day disabled list since July 23 and probably won't be ready until sometime in late August.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Nick Ahmed (hip) is scheduled to visit a specialist in New York early next week.

The hope is that he will have a rehab plan coming out of that exam. Ahmed was placed on the disabled list July 23 with a right hip impingement and currently has no timetable for activation. Chris Owings has been the primary fill-in at shortstop for Arizona.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 02:02:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed INF Nick Ahmed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip impingement.

Ahmed may have been expendable anyways with Chris Owings returning from the disabled list. He was hitting just .218/.265/.299 with a 58/15 K/BB ratio in 284 at-bats with the Diamondbacks before suffering the hip injury.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 03:21:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated INF Nick Ahmed from the paternity leave list.

Ahmed has been away from the team since Friday night. Peter O’Brien was sent down to Triple-A Reno to clear a spot on the active roster.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 04:55:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed INF Nick Ahmed on the paternity leave list.

Ahmed left during Friday night's game to be with his wife for the birth of their child. He'll be away from the club for a couple of days. The D'Backs have not yet announced a corresponding roster move.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 08:04:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Jeff Mathis
3Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
3Reymond Fuentes
RF1David Peralta
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2JJ Hoover
3Archie Bradley
4Randall Delgado
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Tom Wilhelmsen
8T.J. McFarland
9Jorge De La Rosa