The Major League Baseball All-New England team

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Jul 28, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Ahmed (13) hits an RBI-single in the 15th inning at Great American Ball Park. The Diamondbacks won 2-1 in 15 innings. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports


  • Nick Ahmed (Arizona Diamondbacks)– Springfield, MA

The 24 year old Ahmed has only 19 Major League games under his belt but he has the potential to develop into a very solid shortstop. A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, he has slashed just .228/.254/.316 but that’s likely no indication of his future potential. Throughout his Minor League career, he has been a .268/.332/.375 hitter and has averaged 24 stolen bases per season, including an impressive 91 games with Triple-A Reno this season which saw him hit .315/.375/.419. He doesn’t have the highest ceiling in the world but he has the potential to be at least an average Major League shortstop in his career.