Diamondbacks at Mariners: 5 Players to Watch

By Thomas Lynch
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Jul 8, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) hits an rbi single during the second inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

2-Nick Ahmed

Brock Lesnar likes to take folks to Suplex City. The D’backs shortstop has found himself in Slump City. Ahmed has one hit in his last 24 at-bats and has seen his batting average drop by 14 points in July. Thankfully his woes at the plate have not carried over to his work in the field as this highlight shows. Second baseman Chris Owings‘ and his .260 on-base percentage hasn’t been much better, leading to two automatic outs in the lineup almost every game. Hopefully, with Ahmed he has hit the proverbial rookie wall instead of living up to the tag he has been saddled with for a while: great glove, no bat.

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