The Pulse: Yasmany Tomas, Nick Ahmed impressing fans with improvement

May 27, 2015, 8:52 AM | Updated: 9:10 am

The Arizona Diamondbacks have shown recent improvement, going 6-3 in their last nine games.

Two big reasons for that improvement have been rookies Yasmany Tomas and Nick Ahmed, who have grown more comfortable at the plate against big-league pitching.

In a Sanderson Ford Poll Question on, we recently asked our readers which D-backs player has shown the most improvement over the last couple of weeks.

Of the 1,073 votes cast, Tomas (41%) and Ahmed (38%) combined to receive nearly 80 percent of the votes, besting teammates Rubby De La Rosa (7%), Tuffy Gosewisch (7%) and A.J. Pollock (6%).

Tomas is currently riding a 10-game hitting streak and his .349 batting average is tops among National League rookies with at least 100 at-bats on the season.

Ahmed has hit safely in 10 of his last 13 games, batting .381 (16-for-42) with two home runs and eight RBI in that stretch.

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