Although the 2015 season does not end until Sunday, one member of the Arizona Diamondbacks isn’t likely to see the field again. According to Nick Piecoro at azcentral, Nick Ahmed is done because of the back injury he suffered during last Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This puts a wrap on Ahmed’s first full season in the Majors after receiving 70 at-bats with the D-backs in 2014.
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The 25-year old Ahmed delivered the goods in the field. He showed off his outstanding range on numerous occasions including the diving stop that ended his season. His play at short was a big reason why the Snakes are one of the top defensive teams in baseball. Ahmed had his issues with the bat, finishing with a .226 and only a .275 on-base percentage. However, he showed extra base power with 17 doubles, six triples and nine home runs. Barring a trade that would send one of the middle infielders out of Arizona, Ahmed will be the starting shortstop in 2016.
We wish Nick Ahmed a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him at Spring Training.