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Marcus Semien | Third Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/17/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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White Sox prospect IF/OF Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and three RBI on Sunday for Triple-A Charlotte.
He also scored three runs and drew a walk in the game. Semien struggled last month after receiving a demotion to Triple-A, hitting just .188/.292/.365 over 27 games. In July, however, Semien's bat has come alive to the tune of a .333/.429/.604 batting line, two home runs, seven doubles and 15 RBI through 12 games. He also has emerged as a legitimate super-utility man, as he's seen time at numerous positions including second and third base, shortstop, and left field. Expect Semien to return to the major leagues at some point during the second half of the season. Jul 14 - 12:38 PM

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Monday that Marcus Semien will see some playing time in the outfield at Triple-A Charlotte.

The White Sox are trying to increase the versatility of Semien, who was just optioned on Monday. The 23-year-old has never played the outfield since being drafted in 2011 but will no doubt be willing to do whatever is asked of him if it means a ticket back to the majors.
Jun 2 - 10:10 PM

White Sox optioned INF Marcus Semien to Triple-A Charlotte.

Semien got the boot Sunday to open up a 25-man roster spot for Jose Abreu, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday afternoon. Semien was batting just .218/.287/.327 in 181 plate appearances this season as a backup at second and third base. He could get another try when there is more playing time available to him.
Jun 2 - 3:00 PM

Marcus Semien delivered an RBI double with two outs in the 12th inning on Monday, breaking a 1-1 tie and leading the White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Cubs.

He finished the evening 2-for-5. The White Sox got a two-out rally started when Alexei Ramirez singled and stole second base and Tyler Flowers walked, setting the stage for Semien’s run-scoring knock off Justin Grimm. While he’s hitting just .220 on the season, Semien has had plenty of mixed league fantasy value with 19 runs scored, three homers, 16 RBI and three stolen bases.
May 6 - 12:07 AM

Marcus Semien went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Indians.

He also left five runners on base. The poor performance drops his season line to .218/.276/.355. Semien is currently filling in for the injured Conor Gillaspie, and could see significantly reduced playing time once he's healthy.
May 2 - 10:50 PM

Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in the White Sox' win over the Rays on Sunday.

Semien also drove in a run with his seventh-inning double. The infielder is batting just .227 on the season, but he seems to come up with a big game just often enough to stay in the White Sox lineup. It will be interesting to see how the playing time shakes out when Conor Gillaspie returns.
Apr 27 - 7:27 PM

Marcus Semien went 1-for-4 with a timely grand slam as the White Sox defeated the Tigers 6-4 on Wednesday.

Semien's seventh-inning grand slam put the White Sox ahead 6-4, a lead they would hold on to for the final three innings. Semien hasn't been very reliable with the bat, but is on a four-game hitting streak with as many extra-base hits in that span. He'll have to keep it going in order to maintain playing time once Gordon Beckham is activated.
Apr 23 - 10:23 PM

Marcus Semien went 4-for-6 with four RBI as the White Sox crushed the Rangers 16-2 on Sunday.

Semien had four of the Sox' 18 hits and knocked in four of the team's 16 runs as they pounded Robbie Ross and the Rangers bullpen. Semien's big damage came on a bases-loaded triple in the sixth inning, his first triple of the year. Semien is talented but hasn't hit for a high average thus far, and his at-bats could be cut into when Gordon Beckham returns.
Apr 20 - 7:49 PM

Marcus Semien continued his recent struggles in Friday's loss to the Rangers, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

As a team, the White Sox managed just three hits off Martin Perez who was brilliant. Semien's run of usefulness may be coming to an end now that Gordon Beckham is nearing a return. He's hitting just .197/.260/.310 with two homers, five RBI and two stolen bases in 71 at-bats.
Apr 18 - 11:07 PM

Marcus Semien is not in the White Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a routine day off for Semien who has started each of the White Sox first 11 games. Leury Garcia will take his place at second base and hit second for the White Sox against Justin Masterson and the Indians.
Apr 12 - 10:56 AM

Marcus Semien went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in a monster game against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Semien had just five hits in 32 at-bats coming into the game, but the second baseman was on base five times in the Sox' 15-run onslaught. The 23-year-old also stole his first base of the season. Semien started slow and is still hitting just .243 for the year, but he's now hit safely in his last six games. It will be interesting to see how the team handles playing time once Gordon Beckham returns from his oblique injury.
Apr 9 - 12:53 AM

Marcus Semien went 0-for-6 and struck out twice versus the Twins on Wednesday.

Semien hit second for the second straight game, but he's 0-for the season so far. He might be dropped in the order or sat down on Thursday, and if he doesn't heat up, he'll likely be optioned to Triple-A once Gordon Beckham comes off the DL. That may be the case regardless, though.
Apr 2 - 6:41 PM

Marcus Semien went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run against the Mariners on Monday.

Semien hit his first spring homer off of Blake Beavan in the second inning. He also singled, bringing his Cactus League average up to .341. Semien has performed well throughout the spring and now has a decent shot to crack the 25-man roster.
Mar 24 - 6:44 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Saturday that Marcus Semien and Leury Garcia will get most of the looks at second base while Gordon Beckham is sidelined with an oblique injury.

Micah Johnson could also see time at the position, but has virtually no chance of cracking the Opening Day roster. Semien possesses an intriguing blend of power and speed and would be worth a look in the later rounds of mixed league drafts as a middle infield option if Beckham is forced to miss any considerable amount of time.
Mar 15 - 8:44 PM

Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 and hit his first big-league homer Monday against the Blue Jays.

Semien was making his 10th start at third base and playing in his 15th game since his callup. He's also started one game at second and one at short. Ideally, he'd be able to stick at second, since he may not have the power for third. The White Sox, though, lack any great alternatives at the hot corner. They'll have to decide this winter whether to groom Semien there or to send Gordon Beckham packing to open up second base.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 11:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Gordon Beckham
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Alejandro De Aza
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Dayan Viciedo
3Moises Sierra
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Felipe Paulino
5Scott Carroll
6Hector Noesi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Lindstrom
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Daniel Webb
5Javy Guerra
6Jacob Petricka
7Ronald Belisario
8Eric Surkamp
9Taylor Thompson
10Andre Rienzo