Nick Ahmed walked into Diamondbacks’ clubhouse Saturday less than five minutes before it was closed to the media. That didn’t leave a lot of time to ask Ahmed why, in his fifth major-league season, he’s suddenly become an offensive force. Yes, that's right. The words Nick Ahmed and offensive force in the same sentence.
Consider the numbers. It’s early August and Ahmed already has set career highs for home runs (16), RBIs (57) and doubles (24). While his on-base percentage entering Saturday remained low at .296, his OPS of .747 is 30 points above his previous high, set last season.Read More