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Marcus Semien | Shortstop

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/17/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: California
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics general manager David Forst indicated Wednesday that he still sees Marcus Semien as their starting shortstop.
With Jed Lowrie back in Oakland, it's only natural that Forst would be asked about Semien, who led the majors with 35 errors this past season. However, it appears that they didn't acquire Lowrie with shortstop in mind. It's possible he could play second base or third. Nov 25 - 1:51 PM

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Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer in the top of the 13th to help the A's beat the Mariners 7-5 on Saturday.

Well, Semien is going to end up finishing the season with more RBI (45) than errors (35), so that's a good thing. Since he's shown decent range at shortstop and he's been pretty decent offensively with no one on base, the A's will probably keep him around as a starter next year. Probably. He still has some fantasy upside, particularly if he can get his OBP up and establish himself as a top-of-the-order guy.
Oct 4 - 2:16 AM

Marcus Semien homered in Monday's loss to the Angels.

The shortstop finished 1-for-3 with a walk, smacking a solo shot in the fourth inning off of Hector Santiago to temporarily tie the game at 2-2. Semien is hitting a pedestrian .257/.311/.400 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI.
Sep 29 - 1:38 AM

Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a routine day off for the shortstop. Eric Sogard will start in his place and bat eighth against Tim Hudson and the Giants on Saturday.
Sep 26 - 1:21 PM

Marcus Semien went 1-for-2 with an RBI double and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Semien's double in the top of the second inning would drive home the only run that the A's scored on the day, as they were completely baffled by an on-point Collin McHugh. When the 25-year-old shortstop isn't committing errors in the field (34 of 'em on the season), he's working the lumber to a .255/.307/.393 triple-slash with 13 homers, 41 RBI, 61 runs scored and 11 steals.
Sep 20 - 4:57 PM

Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

The solo home run, hit well after the game was decided, with Semien's 12th of the season. The infielder has had an up and down first season in Oakland, batting .254/.304/.388 with 12 homers, 38 RBI, 59 runs scored and 11 steals through 140 games.
Sep 15 - 11:56 PM

Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Eric Sogard is at shortstop while Semien rests.
Sep 6 - 1:29 PM

Marcus Semien came through with a two-out, two-run single off Brad Ziegler in the 11th inning on Sunday, propelling the Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Ziegler allowed a pair of singles then hit Josh Phegley to load the bases with two outs, setting the stage for Semien's clutch knock. The A's shortstop finished the contest 2-for-6 and is now slashing .253/.297/.390 with 34 RBI.
Aug 30 - 8:16 PM

Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, but the Athletics dropped Tuesday's game to the Mariners.

Semien drove in the middle two runs in the Athletics' four-run second inning, clubbing a two-run homer to left-center off of Mike Montgomery. It's his first home run in three weeks. The shortstop is batting a mediocre .253/.299/.391 with 11 home runs, 32 RBI, and 10 stolen bases on the year.
Aug 26 - 1:36 AM

Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Orioles.

Semien broke the game open in the sixth inning, hitting his three-run shot to left-center off of reliever Chaz Roe to send the Athletics' lead to 5-0. It's his second home run in four games, but he's been mediocre offensively overall, batting .245/.292/.382 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI.
Aug 5 - 1:06 AM

Marcus Semien homered, walked and scored twice against the Indians on Saturday.

Semien has more errors (29) than RBI (23) or walks (25) this year, yet he still has an OPS (.670) right at the league average for shortstops. It's about as weird of a bad season as one could dream up.
Aug 2 - 1:52 AM

Marcus Semien had a rough day against the Yankees on Thursday afternoon, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout and committing his 28th error of the season.

Semien has been a Krakatoa-level disaster on defense this season and currently leads the bigs in errors committed. His throwing gaffe on a Jacoby Ellsbury grounder in the eighth inning on Thursday allowed two runs to score and more or less put the game out of reach, as the Yankees went up 6-2. Semien is hitting .258/.304/.401 with eight homers, 22 RBI and seven steals, but at this point, his offense is not making up for his sketchy glove-work.
Jul 9 - 4:16 PM

Marcus Semien hit a solo homer in a 4-0 win versus Seattle on Thursday.

Semien finished 1-for-3. His big contribution of the night was talking Roenis Elias deep in the fifth inning to give the A's a 3-0 cushion. Semien is slashing .259/.309/.402 and is on pace for 14 homers and 12 steals.
Jul 3 - 12:53 AM

Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

It appears to simply be a day of rest. Eric Sogard is handling shortstop while Semien sits.
Jun 28 - 12:13 PM

Marcus Semien is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Padres.

He's just getting a breather. Eric Sogard will fill in at shortstop.
Jun 16 - 2:10 PM

Depth Charts

C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Max Muncy
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Jed Lowrie
2Danny Valencia
LF1Coco Crisp
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Andrew Lambo
3Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Jesse Hahn
3Kendall Graveman
4Jarrod Parker
5Chris Bassitt
6Aaron Brooks
7Sean Nolin
8Felix Doubront
Relief Pitcher
R1Sean Doolittle
2Drew Pomeranz
3Fernando Rodriguez
4Liam Hendriks
5Evan Scribner
6R.J. Alvarez
7Ryan Dull
8Jose Torres
9Arnold Leon
10Rich Hill
11Daniel Coulombe