• Full name Nicholas Mark Ahmed
  • Born 03/15/1990 in East Longmeadow, MA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 201 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Connecticut
  • Debut 06/29/2014
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (85th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2011 (signed for $417,600).
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    With the spotlight on UConn teammates George Springer and Matt Barnes this spring, Ahmed made the most of his opportunities. The more scouts saw of him, the more they liked him, especially his old-school approach to the game. Ahmed got bigger and stronger before this season, adding muscle to his 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame. He's a good athlete, a plus runner and has a plus arm. There's nothing fluid about his actions at shortstop, but he has average range and makes every play. There are questions about how his bat will play at the next level, and he struggled with Bourne in the Cape Cod League last summer, but he has improved his bat control and the way his hands work to the ball. Ahmed also showed a 91-94 mph fastball in the Big East Conference tournament as a reliever last year. He suffered a collapsed lung in a collision at first base in late April, but the injury isn't a long-term concern. If anything, scouts were impressed with his fiery energy in that midweek game against Quinnipiac.

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  • Rated Best Defensive SS in the Pacific Coast League in 2014
  • Rated Best Defensive Infielder in the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014
  • Rated Best Defensive Infielder in the Atlanta Braves in 2013
  • Rated Best Defensive SS in the Carolina League in 2012
  • Rated Fastest Baserunner in the Carolina League in 2012

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