D-backs SS Ahmed credits better hitting for newfound power

July 2, 2015

Diamondbacks rookie shortstop Nick Ahmed never hit more than six home runs in any of his four seasons in the minors. He already has six for the D-backs this season.

The lanky 6’2” 25-year-old credits better hitting for his power. Per MLB.com, he said:

"I feel like that's a byproduct of what's happening. I'm starting to learn myself as a hitter a little bit more."

Half of his homers have come over the past couple of weeks in which he’s been hitting .293. Ahmed is hitting .237 overall this season. The shortstop was hitting .130 as recently as May 11 this year and had zero homers at the time.

(h/t MLB.com)