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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 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

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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

Marcus Semien went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Monday in a win over the Angels.

Semien went yard off of Matt Shoemaker in the fourth inning to boost the Athletics' lead to 5-3. The shortstop had been in a bit of a funk, going just 2-for-17 in his previous five games entering Monday.
Apr 21 - 1:12 AM

Marcus Semien singled and hit a solo home run in four trips to the plate in Monday's 8-1 victory versus the Astros.

Semien pushed the Athletics' lead to 5-1 at the time with a fifth-inning solo homer off of Scott Feldman, one of the Athletics' three home runs on Monday night. The young shortstop is batting .323 (10-for-31) to start the season.
Apr 13 - 11:19 PM

Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in a losing effort against the Rangers on Thursday afternoon.

Semien’s run-scoring knock in the eighth inning plated the A’s lone run on the afternoon, after getting shut down by Rangers starter Nick Martinez for the first seven frames. The 24-year-old shortstop is off to a nice start with his new club, slashing .308/.357/.385 with three RBI in his first four games.
Apr 9 - 6:11 PM

Marcus Semien went 0-for-1 in Wednesday's 4-1 Cactus League victory over the Angels.

The Athletics will break camp and head back to California to wrap up spring training with three exhibition games against the Giants. Semien had a white-hot start to the spring, but leaves Arizona with only one hit in his last four games. Overall, he's batting .281 (16-for-57).
Apr 1 - 5:53 PM

Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk, and a run scored in the Athletics' 10-5 loss to the Dodgers on Monday.

Semien is hitting .333 (9-for-27) midway through the spring. He had been held hitless in his previous three spring games, but the Athletics have to like what they've seen from the 24-year-old as he prepares to take over at shortstop on an everyday basis.
Mar 16 - 7:19 PM

Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Semien is a lusty 7-for-14 with two home runs and seven RBI so far in the Cactus League. The Athletics couldn't have asked for a better start from their new starting shortstop.
Mar 9 - 7:17 PM

Marcus Semien stayed hot Wednesday, going 2-for-2 with a walk and three RBI in a Cactus League win over the Giants.

Semien is now 5-for-5 with a walk and six RBI in six plate appearances this spring. The 24-year-old shortstop was one of the focal points for the Athletics in the Jeff Samardzija trade, and he's showing why early in camp. Semien is penciled in as the Athletics' starting shortstop and he should be on AL-only fantasy radars -- if not as a flier in deep mixed leagues -- this draft season.
Mar 4 - 6:58 PM

Marcus Semien homered twice and drove in four runs in Tuesday's Cactus League win over the Giants.

Not a bad way to kick off his Oakland career. Semien took World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner deep to center field in the first inning, singled in a run in the second and again went deep to center field in the fifth. He also tried to steal a base but was thrown out. Some scouts question whether Semien will be able to hit at the big league level, but there's no doubt he possesses an intriguing power/speed combo.
Mar 3 - 6:51 PM

Athletics acquired INF Marcus Semien, C Josh Phegley, RHP Chris Bassitt, 1B Rangel Ravelo from the White Sox for RHP Jeff Samardzija and RHP Michael Ynoa.

Semien is expected to take over as the A's starting shortstop with Jed Lowrie departing as a free agent. Semien has batted just .240/.293/.380 in 326 career plate appearances at the major league level, but he put up some very good minor league numbers. The 25-year-old boasts that rare combination of power and speed, and will be worth a flier in some mixed fantasy leagues for 2015.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 12:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
3Max Muncy
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
CF1Sam Fuld
2Billy Burns
3Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Jesse Chavez
6Jarrod Parker
7A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Edward Mujica
8Fernando Rodriguez
9Angel Castro
10Arnold Leon
11Taylor Thompson