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The Arizona Diamondbacks: Nick Ahmed edition

The Arizona Diamondbacks are in a situation that nobody envies. They are one of the worst teams in the major leagues with very few desirable trade assets. Fortunately there is one position where the Diamondbacks have a surplus of trade assets. They have three young shortstops that scouts have been drooling over. Two of them, Didi Gregorious and Chris Owings, have a major league resume...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Christian Colon, Nick Ahmed

Each weekday during the minor-league season, FanGraphs is providing a status update on multiple rookie-eligible players. Note that Age denotes the relevant prospect’s baseball age (i.e. as of July 1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect’s place on Marc Hulet’s preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect’s rank on Hulet’s overall top-100 list...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mass. Native Ahmed Makes MLB Debut for AZ

(Cheryl Evans/azcentral sports)Sunday was a big day for MLB debuts. The Red Sox initiated Mookie Betts, and East Longmeadow, Mass. native Nick Ahmed did the same for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ahmed—out of UConn—started at shortstop for Arizona and got his first major league hit in a 2-1 loss to the Padres. Ahmed was acquired from the Braves in the Justin Upton deal. When starting...
Via FenwayNation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs future is here in Ahmed and others

SAN DIEGO -- The Diamondbacks are learning more about their future every day, probably the best way to play it since the present has not been much fun. The latest injection of young talent came Sunday, when shortstop Nick Ahmed was summoned from the minor leagues as a likely short-term replacement for Chris Owings, who became the 12th D-back to hit the disabled list this season. ...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
23 days ago  |  Discuss

DBacks Rumors: Multiple teams calling Arizona about Nick Ahmed

Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers believes the team has four MLB-quality middle infielders in Aaron Hill, Chris Owings, Didi Gregorius, and Nick Ahmed, according to Justin Janssen of Arizona Sports. The team could look to move one of those players in order to improve other positions.Ken Rosenthal of reports that multiple teams have called the DBacks...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Ahmed for Rick Porcello? Diamonbacks Reportedly After Tigers’ Starter

The Arizona Diamondbacks just acquired shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed on Friday, in a deal that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta. And, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the D-Backs already are prepared to ship Ahmed to the Detroit Tigers for Rick Porcello. The #Dbacks will now try to package SS Nick Ahmed and pitching prospect intrade for #Tigers starter Rick Porcello, one...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Two Former UConn Baseball Players To Play in AFL Rising Stars Game

Now I know the UConn Huskies football team will be taking on the South Florida Bulls on Saturday night at 7 p.m. but maybe at commercials and halftime you can check out the 2012 Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game on MLB Network or Why you ask? Well you can get a chance to check out two former UConn baseball players who were chosen to participate in the game, George...
Via Sox and Dawgs
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Ahmed Has Come A Long Way

LYNCHBURG, VA - The Lynchburg Hillcats have had a phenomenal season, culminating in a Carolina League Championship. Shortstop Nick Ahmed was not only one of the main catalysts all season, he was a big reason why they won it all on Wednesday.
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

MiLB Scouting Video: Nick Ahmed

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and clubs don't stop scouting players once they enter the pros. As part of our minor league coverage here at, we provide team quality first-hand scouting reports and video on prospects around minor league baseball. Here’s a video of Braves' prospect, Nick Ahmed.
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Ahmed Learning To Trust The Process

Baseball season is now screaming by like a ninety plus mile an hour fastball but there is a player in Lynchburg that keeps his eye on the ball. Hillcats shortstop Nick Ahmed is focused and ready for the long haul presented by the rest of the season.
June 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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