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Marcus Semien | Shortstop | #10

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 went 4-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Mariners on Saturday.
Two of the hits were doubles, including one of the ground-rule variety that drove in a run in the eighth inning. The four hits boosted his batting average by five points to .238/.300/.436 with 27 home runs and 74 RBI. He's chipped in 10 steals as well. Sun, Oct 2, 2016 01:28:00 AM

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Marcus Semien hit his 27th homer Wednesday against the Angels.

It was a three-run shot, giving him 73 RBI. Last year, Semien struggled mightily went men on base and had just 45 RBI despite hitting 15 homers and playing in 155 games. This year, he hasn't been any better offensively according to his rate starts (his OBP is down while his homers are up), but that he is much improved with men on has made him more valuable.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 02:26:00 AM

Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in a one-sided win over the Royals on Thursday.

Semien hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, putting a cherry on top of the team's 14-run outburst. Much earlier in the game, he got the scoring started with an RBI double in the second inning. Semien has cashed in on his intriguing offensive potential this year, hitting 25 homers with 66 RBI, 65 runs scored and nine steals with a handful of games left on the slate.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Marcus Semien will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Astros.

This will be his seventh start out of the leadoff spot this season. Semien doesn't fit the typical leadoff profile and does most of his damage against lefties (he'll be facing right-hander Collin McHugh on Tuesday), but this spot certainly increases his fantasy appeal.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 03:37:00 PM

Athletics activated SS Marcus Semien from the paternity leave list.

Semien and his wife had a baby boy earlier this week. He's taking the roster spot of Marc Rzepczynski, who was traded to the Nationals on Thursday.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 01:24:00 PM

Athletics placed SS Marcus Semien on the paternity leave list.

Semien and his wife Tarah welcomed a son on Monday night. He should be back for the start of a three-game weekend series Friday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 12:21:00 PM

Marcus Semien (paternity leave) is not expected back until Friday.

Semien was excused from the A's on Monday to welcome a child and will remain absent Tuesday and Wednesday. Oakland kicks off a weekend series in St. Louis on Friday.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 07:26:00 PM

Marcus Semien is not in Monday's lineup against the Indians.

Semien is expected to be placed on the paternity leave list soon, though it's not clear if he has officially left the team yet. Chad Pinder will start in his place at shortstop while Max Muncy will play second base.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 06:31:00 PM

Marcus Semien finished 4-for-4 with a couple of runs scored Friday against the Mariners.

It seems like most of Semien's hits this year have been homers, but none went for extra bases tonight. He raised his average from .237 to .244. With Trevor Story out, Semien could lead all shortstops in homers this year. He has 23, two more than Corey Seager and three more than Brad Miller. Story had 27 before getting hurt.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 01:53:00 AM

Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with a home run in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

His homer was a bit of an afterthought, a solo dong in the ninth inning of a four-run game, but they all count the same. It was his 22nd of the year, giving him 50 RBI and 50 runs scored. The 25-year-old is hitting .233/.299/.458 overall.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 11:23:00 PM

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

Semien connected for a solo dinger off Rangers starter Nick Martinez in the fifth inning, his 21st big fly of the year. That's easily a personal best for the 25-year-old, who will also set a new high for RBI in a season this year. Overall, Semien is hitting .236/.303/.460 with 49 RBI, 49 runs scored and nine steals.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 12:49:00 AM

Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a breather. Danny Valencia is also sitting out, as the A's are going with Arismendy Alcantara at shortstop, Yonder Alonso at first base, Khris Davis in the designated hitter spot, Jake Smolinski in center field and Coco Crisp in left.

Marcus Semien pounded his 19th home run of the season in a loss to the Astros on Friday.

He ended the night 1-for-3 with a walk. Semien is on pace to hit well over 30 home runs. He has 19 home runs in 299 at-bats after setting a career high with 15 home runs in 601 at-bats last year.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 12:05:00 AM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin acknowledged that Marcus Semien has been playing through a right shoulder injury.

The 25-year-old has yet to miss a game this year and Melvin doesn't plan on resting him until the All-Star break. It's come with a low batting average and a high strikeout rate but Semien's 18 home runs are tied for second-most among big league shortstops.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 07:17:00 PM

Marcus Semien delivered a three-run homer and an RBI double against the Giants on Monday.

Semien is up to 15 homers this year. Unfortunately, he hasn't been overly helpful elsewhere, and even with the homers, he has a modest 33 runs scored and 39 RBI while often hitting low in the order. If he can bring his average up some and convince the A's to hit him second or third, he'd have quite a bit more fantasy value.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 01:14:00 AM

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2Chad Pinder
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