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Marcus Semien | Shortstop | #10

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/17/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: California
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Marcus Semien smacked a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.
Semien's two-run blast off of Mike Pelfrey in the seventh inning essentially put the game out of reach. It was his fifth home run of the season, which is tops among all American League shortstops in the early going, although Semien is batting only .197/.270/.439 overall. Apr 26 - 10:08 PM

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Marcus Semien went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

Semien's homer was the only extra-base hit the A's managed on the afternoon. He connected for the solo blast off Angels reliever Fernando Salas in the bottom of the eighth inning. That was his fourth homer of the season and gave him five total RBI for the young campaign. Semien was a defensive mess last year (35 errors), but he also hit 15 home runs and has the power to surpass that mark in 2016 assuming he can stay in the lineup.
Apr 13 - 6:50 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 01:51:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 02:16:00 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.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 01:38:00 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.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 01:21:00 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.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 04:57:00 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.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 11:56:00 PM

Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Eric Sogard is at shortstop while Semien rests.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 01:29:00 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.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 08:16:00 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.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 01:36:00 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.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 01:06:00 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.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 01:52:00 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.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 04:16:00 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.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 12:53:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Khris Davis
2Coco Crisp
3Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Chris Coghlan
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
Relief Pitcher
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Andrew Triggs
9Jarrod Parker
10R.J. Alvarez