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Marcus Semien | Second Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/17/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Marcus Semien delivered his third multi-hit performance in four games, going 2-for-3 in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

Semien also attempted to put his speed on display, but was gunned down trying to steal second base. The 23-year-old is making a strong impression during his audition, hitting .346/.370/.385 with two runs scored, one RBI and a stolen base in his first 26 at-bats. If he continues to perform, he could work his way into a starting role with the White Sox in 2014 either at second or third base.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 12:13:00 AM

Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with a steal and a run scored Friday against the Indians.

Semien has started five games in his 12 days with the White Sox and gone 6-for-19. He could be a candidate to start at either second or third for the White Sox next year, so they should continue to get him time at both positions.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 06:18:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of INF Marcus Semien from Triple-A Charlotte.

Semien has posted an impressive .283/.401/.478 batting line with 19 home runs and 24 stolen bases in 136 games this season between Double-A and Triple-A. But the 22-year-old might not get enough playing time to warrant a waiver addition in standard fantasy formats.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Marcus Semien has officially been promoted from Double-A Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte.

The White Sox don't have much highly-thought-of young talent, but the early returns on Semien have been promising. The 22-year-old shortstop hit .290/.420/.483 with 15 homers, 49 RBI and 20 steals in 105 games with Birmingham. He could reach the majors in 2014.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 11:02:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Gordon Beckham
2Marcus Semien
3Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Jeff Keppinger
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Dayan Viciedo
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Jordan Danks
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Erik Johnson
5Felipe Paulino
6Andre Rienzo
7Charlie Leesman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Lindstrom
2Nate Jones
3Ronald Belisario
4Scott Downs
5Daniel Webb
6Zach Putnam
7Maikel Cleto
8Jacob Petricka