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Marcus Semien | Shortstop

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/17/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Marcus Semien played horribly in a win over the Angels on Sunday, committing an error and striking out three times to finish 0-for-5.

The error was Semien's 21st of the season. He's a talented offensive shortstop and it's admirable that the A's are sticking with him despite his struggles, but when he's not hitting, he's often a liability. His current .267/.315/.407 slash-line could use a boost if he's going to continue playing so poorly in the field.
Jun 14 - 7:13 PM

Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

Semien has just three hits over his last 27 at-bats and has really struggled defensively, so the A's are giving him a breather. Eric Sogard is handling shortstop in his place.
May 27 - 12:43 PM

Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

New A's coach Ron Washington is putting Semien through drills prior to Friday's game as he seeks to improve the youngster's defense, so it's no surprise he's not in the lineup. Andy Parrino is handling shortstop.
May 22 - 2:55 PM

Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

Semien now has a nice story to tell future generations of Semien, as he hit solo homers off Felix Hernandez in the third and sixth innings. The 24-year-old shortstop probably won't tell those future generations that he committed his ninth error in the same game, but sometimes it's what we leave out of stories that makes them work. For the season Semien's hitting .307/.353/.488 with five homers, 14 RBI, 18 runs scored and six stolen bases.
May 10 - 7:22 PM

Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with a walk and two steals as the Athletics' No. 2 hitter on Saturday.

Unfortunately, Semien also committed two errors at shortstop, bringing his season total to eight. But it was a nice night for his fantasy owners. He's 6-for-6 stealing bases this season.
May 10 - 1:25 AM

Marcus Semien is not in the A's lineup Thursday.

Eric Sogard will start at shortstop and bat ninth against the Twins. It's just a day off for Semien.
May 7 - 11:51 AM

Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with a a pair of doubles and two runs scored Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

Semien has made a good first impression with his new club, slashing .298/.337/.476 and earning more at-bats in either the leadoff or No. 2 hole. The 24-year-old shortstop could turn into a nice fantasy piece with eligibility at second base, third base and his new home of shortstop.
Apr 30 - 1:13 AM

Making his first start in the leadoff spot, Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Friday against the Astros.

With Sam Fuld on the bench, it's the first time this year that Semien has batted higher than eighth. He'll probably return to the bottom of the order on Saturday, but it's possible he could get a long look in the two hole if he continues hitting. He has six hits in his last three games, raising his average to .279.
Apr 25 - 1:51 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Max Muncy
2B1Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Danny Valencia
LF1Coco Crisp
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Jesse Hahn
3Jesse Chavez
4Kendall Graveman
5Jarrod Parker
6Chris Bassitt
7Felix Doubront
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Drew Pomeranz
3Fernando Rodriguez
4Edward Mujica
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Pat Venditte