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Marcus Semien

26-Year-Old Shortstop – Oakland Athletics

2016 Stats

AVG

.238

HR

27

RBI

75

R

72

SB

10

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Investors in Semien for 2016 cashed in as he set career highs in plate appearances, home runs, RBI, runs scored and slugging percentage, while he reached double-digit stolen bases for the second strai...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   DOB: 9/17/1990   BORN: San Francisco, CA   COLLEGE: California   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Marcus Semien Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year deal with the White Sox in March 2014

March 21, 2017  –  Marcus Semien News

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Semien (elbow) went 0-for-3 with a stolen base and a run in Monday's spring league game.

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Marcus Semien Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 20 A KAN 60 262 229 35 58 20 15 2 3 26 3 4 22 53 6 3 2 .253 .320 .376 .696
2012 21 A WIN 107 487 418 80 114 50 31 5 14 59 11 5 55 97 6 3 5 .273 .362 .471 .833
2013 22 AA BIR 105 483 393 90 114 41 21 5 15 49 20 5 84 66 2 0 4 .290 .420 .483 .903
2013 22 AAA CHA 32 142 125 20 33 16 11 1 4 17 4 0 14 24 0 2 1 .264 .338 .464 .802
2013 22 MAJ CWS 21 71 69 7 18 6 4 0 2 7 2 2 1 22 0 1 0 .261 .268 .406 .674
2014 23 AAA CHA 83 366 303 57 81 38 20 3 15 52 7 2 53 59 0 5 5 .267 .380 .502 .882
2014 23 MAJ CWS 64 255 231 30 54 18 10 2 6 28 3 0 21 70 2 0 1 .234 .300 .372 .672
2015 24 MAJ OAK 155 601 556 65 143 45 23 7 15 45 11 5 42 132 1 1 1 .257 .310 .405 .715
2016 25 MAJ OAK 159 621 568 72 135 56 27 2 27 75 10 2 51 139 1 1 0 .238 .300 .435 .735
2017 Spring Training 26   OAK 14 43 39 7 10 4 3 0 1 10 2 1 2 11 0 1 1 .256 .302 .410 .713
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3-Year Averages     126 490 451 55 110 39 20 3 16 49 8 2 38 113 1 0 0 .244 .303 .408 .711
Career  (View All)     399 1,548 1,424 174 350 125 64 11 50 155 26 9 115 363 4 3 2 .246 .302 .412 .714

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Marcus Semien Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @Sea 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .300 .435 .735
Oct. 1 @Sea 6 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .300 .436 .736
Sep. 30 @Sea 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .233 .297 .430 .727
Sep. 29 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .295 .429 .724
Sep. 28 @LAA 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .296 .430 .726
Sep. 27 @LAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .296 .426 .722
Sep. 26 @LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .296 .427 .723
Sep. 25 Tex 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .296 .428 .724
Sep. 24 Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .295 .428 .723
Sep. 23 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .294 .428 .722
Sep. 21 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .296 .432 .728
Sep. 20 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .296 .433 .729
Sep. 19 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .296 .435 .731
Sep. 18 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .298 .438 .736
Sep. 17 @Tex 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .298 .440 .738
Sep. 16 @Tex 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .234 .295 .434 .729
Sep. 15 @KC 5 1 2 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .296 .436 .732
Sep. 14 @KC 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .295 .429 .724
Sep. 13 @KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .233 .294 .428 .722
Sep. 12 @KC 6 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .293 .429 .722
Sep. 11 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .294 .426 .720
Sep. 10 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .296 .429 .725
Sep. 9 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .298 .431 .729
Sep. 7 LAA 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .300 .435 .735
Sep. 6 LAA 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .301 .437 .738
Sep. 5 LAA 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .301 .439 .740
Sep. 4 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .300 .435 .735
Sep. 3 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .300 .437 .737
Sep. 2 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .302 .440 .742
Aug. 31 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .241 .304 .443 .747
Last 7 Games 24 4 8 3 0 1 5 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .385 .583 .968
Last 14 Games 48 5 12 3 0 1 6 5 10 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .321 .375 .696
Last 30 Games 111 13 25 7 0 4 19 10 27 1 1 0 0 5 .225 .289 .396 .685

Marcus Semien: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 159
2015 152
2014 26 33 3 2
2013 3 17 3

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Marcus Semien Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161482211193.257.514.813
2015152205186.329.507.879
201485113101.271.424.735

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20164205016567.231.407.707
20154044510275.230.366.653
2014146193182.212.342.637

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162683310246.235.396.683
2015277325265.271.401.715
2014109174121.220.385.705

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163003917514.240.470.781
20152793310196.244.409.715
2014122132162.246.361.642
Marcus Semien Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 20 A KAN 262 229 8.4% 20.2% 0.42 77% .318 .123
2012 21 A WIN 487 418 11.3% 19.9% 0.57 77% .326 .198
2013 22 AA BIR 483 393 17.4% 13.7% 1.27 83% .317 .193
2013 22 AAA CHA 142 125 9.9% 16.9% 0.58 81% .299 .200
2013 22 MAJ CWS 71 69 1.4% 31% 0.05 68% .356 .145
2014 23 AAA CHA 366 303 14.5% 16.1% 0.90 81% .288 .235
2014 23 MAJ CWS 255 231 8.2% 27.5% 0.30 70% .310 .138
2015 24 MAJ OAK 601 556 7% 22% 0.32 76% .313 .148
2016 25 MAJ OAK 621 568 8.2% 22.4% 0.37 76% .269 .197
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3-Year Averages     490 451 7.8% 23.1% 0.34 75% .292 .164
Career     1,548 1,424 7.4% 23.4% 0.32 75% .297 .166

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Marcus Semien Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 SS 1304.7 4 327 2 2 0 687 2 342 -2 4 -3 1
2016 SS 1385.3 -9 346 -7 -2 0 694 -8 437 -2 5 5 -16
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 SS 0 0 1 4 0 5
2016 SS 0 1 0 -7 0 -6

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2016 Stat Review for Marcus Semien    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.37 BB/K
WEAK
8.2% BB Rate
AVERAGE
22.4% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.735 OPS
WEAK
.300 OBP
POOR
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.238 AVG
POOR
.269 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.435 SLG
WEAK
.197 ISO
GOOD

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Marcus Semien

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Marcus Semien: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Semien left Friday's Cactus League game after being hit by a pitch on the left elbow, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

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Semien, who has a .346/.333./.538 line through 26 spring at-bats, is focused on getting on base more consistently in 2017, John Shea of SFGate.com reports. "You see if you can shrink the zone a little, wait for your pitch and be more patient instead of being overly aggressive and getting yourself out," Semien said. "You do that, you're probably going to walk a little more and get more hits."

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Semien went 3-for-3 with a pair of run-scoring singles, an RBI double, a run and a stolen base in Tuesday's 21-13 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks.

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Semien went 1-for-3 with two-run home run in Tuesday's 5-4 Cactus League victory over the Indians.

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Semien went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, a walk, two runs and a strikeout in an 11-2 win over Texas on Saturday.

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Semien went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and four RBI in Thursday's 14-5 win over the Royals.

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Semien was 0-for-3 on Friday night against the Red Sox to lower his average to .239.

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The A's activated Semien from the paternity list Friday.

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Semien was placed on the paternity list Wednesday, as expected, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

Semien, acquired by Oakland in the Jeff Samardzija trade, was slotted into the lineup as the everyday shortstop for the A's. He started the season hot, then struggled in June and July before righting the ship down the stretch. The final product of all those ups and down was useful especially when factoring in his eligibility at three infield positions. The big issue was the astounding numbers of errors he made at shortstop. Semien led all of baseball with 35 errors, eight more than anyone else at any position, but he improved a lot after the A's hired Ron Washington to tutor Semien at short. After a brutal 28 errors in 89 games before the All-Star break, he only made the seven the rest of the season. That second half may have saved Semien's role heading into 2016, and as a speed/power combo at a middle-infield position, his stock may rise steadily throughout the spring.

2015

Expectations were fairly high for Semien entering the 2014 season after he get on base at over a .400 clip between Double-A and Triple-A in 2013. Unfortunately, he might have been rushed to the major leagues too early. Semien was the White Sox's Opening Day second baseman after Gordon Beckham got hurt and served in a utility role after Beckham returned. Semien struck out in 31 percent of his plate appearances, hardly walked and was back at Triple-A Charlotte by June 2. However, the A's saw something they liked and included him in a trade for Jeff Samardzija. In an ideal world, he plays regularly while posting doubles power and an above-average OBP. He'll get a chance to prove he can do that, as he's expected to compete for the starting shortstop job in Oakland.

2014

Semien is the latest White Sox prospect to run the minor league gamut. He finished 2012 in virtual obscurity at High-A, but he found his way into 21 September contests for the big league club. Stellar plate discipline helped him make is way to the top (98:90 BB:K in 137 minor league games), but this skill faded a bit against better pitching (1:22 BB:K in his September audition). His struggles continued into the Arizona Fall League, and he likely needs a bit more seasoning before he is ready for a regular MLB role. Still, the White Sox's lack of depth at third base could force him into action at some point again in 2014.