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Marcus Semien

27-Year-Old Shortstop – Oakland Athletics

2018 Stats

AVG

.266

HR

2

RBI

12

R

18

SB

2

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After hitting 27 home runs and stealing 10 bases in 2016, Semien missed 74 games in the first half of 2017 after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured bone in his right wrist. He did his best to er...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 185   DOB: 9/17/1990   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Marcus Semien Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.125 million deal with the A's in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

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Semien went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs in a win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

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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 26 A+ STO 5 20 17 2 6 4 3 0 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 .353 .300 .706 1.006
2017 26 AAA NAS 3 15 14 4 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .286 .333 .500 .833
2017 26 MAJ OAK 85 386 342 53 85 30 19 1 10 40 12 1 38 85 1 3 2 .249 .325 .398 .723
2018 27 MAJ OAK 22 107 94 18 25 8 6 0 2 12 2 0 10 28 0 3 0 .266 .327 .394 .721
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3-Year Averages     133 534 488 63 121 43 23 3 17 53 11 2 43 118 1 1 1 .248 .310 .412 .721
Career  (View All)     506 2,041 1,860 245 460 163 89 12 62 207 40 10 163 476 5 9 4 .247 .308 .408 .716

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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
Apr. 22 Bos 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .327 .394 .721
Apr. 21 Bos 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .256 .320 .378 .698
Apr. 20 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .303 .333 .636
Apr. 18 CWS 6 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 .253 .309 .349 .658
Apr. 17 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .247 .302 .351 .653
Apr. 16 CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .321 .370 .691
Apr. 15 @Sea 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .316 .377 .693
Apr. 14 @Sea 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .246 .306 .369 .675
Apr. 13 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .313 .367 .680
Apr. 11 @LAD 5 3 2 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .323 .393 .716
Apr. 10 @LAD 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .304 .373 .677
Apr. 8 @LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .308 .362 .670
Apr. 7 @LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .313 .372 .685
Apr. 6 @LAA 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .302 .385 .687
Apr. 5 Tex 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .316 .324 .640
Apr. 4 Tex 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .276 .333 .345 .678
Apr. 3 Tex 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .357 .320 .677
Apr. 2 Tex 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .391 .350 .741
Apr. 1 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .368 .353 .721
Mar. 31 LAA 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .357 .400 .429 .829
Mar. 30 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .444 .500 .444 .944
Mar. 29 LAA 5 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .667 .600 1.267
Last 7 Games 29 9 9 1 0 1 3 4 6 2 0 0 2 2 .310 .371 .448 .819
Last 14 Games 60 14 16 4 0 2 10 7 16 2 0 0 3 3 .267 .329 .433 .762
Last 30 Games 94 18 25 6 0 2 12 10 28 2 0 0 3 4 .266 .327 .394 .721

Marcus Semien: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 22
2017 85
2016 159
2015 152
2014 26 33 3 2
2013 3 17 3

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Marcus Semien: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 5

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Marcus Semien Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20183210151.344.563.973
201798113112.224.367.670
20161482211193.257.514.813

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018628171.226.306.586
20172444272910.258.410.743
20164205016567.231.407.707

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20185912152.271.373.706
2017152285246.257.434.786
20162683310246.235.396.683

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018356170.257.429.744
2017190255166.242.368.669
20163003917514.240.470.781
Marcus Semien vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Matt Moore TEX 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393

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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% .313 .123
2012 21 A WIN 487 418 11.3% 19.9% 0.57 77% .323 .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% .293 .200
2013 22 MAJ CWS 71 69 1.4% 31% 0.05 68% .348 .145
2014 23 AAA CHA 366 303 14.5% 16.1% 0.90 81% .282 .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% .312 .148
2016 25 MAJ OAK 621 568 8.2% 22.4% 0.37 76% .268 .197
2017 26 A+ STO 20 17 0% 10% 0.00 88% .294 .353
2017 26 AAA NAS 15 14 6.7% 6.7% 1.00 93% .250 .214
2017 26 MAJ OAK 386 342 9.8% 22% 0.45 75% .300 .149
2018 27 MAJ OAK 107 94 9.3% 26.2% 0.36 70% .343 .128
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3-Year Averages     534 488 8.1% 22.1% 0.36 76% .294 .164
Career     2,041 1,860 8% 23.3% 0.34 74% .299 .161

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Marcus Semien Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
SS 2015 1304.7 5 11 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1385.3 -6 - -7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 747 -9 - -6 0 -1 -2 0 0 0 0 0
2018 200 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.36 BB/K
WEAK
9.3% BB Rate
GOOD
26.2% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.721 OPS
WEAK
.327 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.266 AVG
AVERAGE
.343 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.394 SLG
POOR
.128 ISO
POOR

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

Semien went 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs scored and an RBI while also stealing a base Saturday against the Red Sox.

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Semien went 2-for-4 with a run in a 2-1 win over the Mariners on Sunday.

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Semien went 2-for-5 with a walk, a double, three runs scored and four RBI in Wednesday's 16-6 rout of the Dodgers.

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Semien went 1-for-4 with a two-run single and a walk in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Angels.

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Semien went 1-for-5 with a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

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Semien went 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored, one walk and one strikeout Thursday against the Angels.

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Semien may split leadoff duties with Matt Joyce this season, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Semien, who went 0-for-3 in Sunday's 5-1 Bay Bridge Series exhibition loss to the Giants, is expected to provide a unique mix of power and speed out of the leadoff spot in 2018, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Semien, who went 1-for-2 with a walk in Thursday's 9-4 Cactus League loss to the Rangers, is hitting .455 (5-for-11) with a walk and a run over four spring training games.

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Semien will likely start the 2018 season as Oakland's leadoff hitter, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Semien agreed to a one-year, $3.125 million deal with the A's on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 straight year. Even his former hatchet-job defense has improved, which should lock him into the lineup, where he mostly hit toward the top down the stretch last year. His production dipped in the second half, but the 19 first-half home runs linger as a reminder of his upside. To reach the next level, the 26-year-old must show he can do anything in the batting average column, which on the back of his weak batting eye and flyball profile doesn't look like an immediate avenue for growth. Speculators are better off hoping he steals more bags if he continues to bat near the top of the order. For owners who can take the batting average hit, Semien will settle in as a midrange shortstop in mixed leagues who could repeat his returns from last year.

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.