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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||460.00||16.00||.248||69.00||66.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Seattle||37||14||3|| .410|| .649|| .378|
|vs McHugh (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||233||58||6|| .294|| .395|| .249|
|12/26/2014||Marcus Semien, SS OAK||Teoscar Hernandez, CF HOU|
|12/26/2014||Jose Quintana, SP CHW|
James Loney, 1B TB
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE
|Joey Gallo, 3B TEX|
Marcus Semien, SS OAK
Michael Saunders, RF TOR
Carlos Carrasco, SP CLE
|12/23/2014||Marcus Semien, SS OAK|
Max Stassi, C HOU
|Austin Hedges, C SD|
|Last 10 Games|
Athletics SS Marcus Semien slams seventh home run of year
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(7/3/15) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien hit his seventh home run of the season against the Mariners on Thursday.
Semien hit a solo blast off Mariners starter Roenis Elias in the fifth inning to put his team up 3-0. He finished the game 1 for 3 with a RBI.
The home run was Semien's first in 158 at-bats.
A's shortstop Marcus Semien goes 3 for 4 in victory on Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/24/15) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien had his first multi-hit performance since May 30. On Tuesday, Semien went 3 for 4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the 8-6 win over the Rangers.
Despite the lack of multi-hit efforts, Semien has managed to maintain a .296 batting average over his last eight contests.
Perhaps even more noteworthy for Semien is that he has not committed an error in his last seven games, his second-longest errorless streak of the season. He still leads the American League with 22 errors on the season.
Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien making strides defensively
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/22/15) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien has committed four errors in his last 18 games. That might not seem like a positive development, but it is considering his previous struggles.
Semien made 12 errors in May and leads the majors this season with 22. But new infield instructor and former Rangers manager Ron Washington sees vast improvement during daily drills he runs with Semien that take precedence over work in the batting cage.
"I'm with him every day and I see the progress he makes," Washington told csnbayarea.com. "I'm sitting up there wanted balls to go to him because I want him to play the ball."
Semien appears more relaxed in the field and has been more adept converting routine plays. His throws are more forceful and accurate. Bob Melvin has noticed.
"We all know he has the ability to do it, and he's showing more consistency," Melvin said. "He just looked more confident, and I think success breeds confidence."
The improvement would be impossible if Semien allowed the errors to wreck that confidence. But that has not been the case.
"You pay attention to it, everybody does," he said. "But you just have to move on, be mentally tough and want the next ball hit to you no matter what. ... That's the professional mindset. That's what we're here to do, is bounce back from mistakes."
Amidst slump, A's shortstop Marcus Semien sitting on Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/16/15) Slumping Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien is getting the day off on Tuesday, as he is being held out of the lineup against the Padres. Semien had started 12 of 13 games for the A's this month, but is batting .195 with one extra-base hit over that span. He has also committed four errors this month.
Eric Sogard will get the start at shortstop and bat second on Tuesday, in what is likely just a rest day for Semien.
Athletics SS Marcus Semien can't hit way out of slump
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/15/15) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien's recent struggles at the plate continued during an 8-1 win Sunday against the Angels. Semien went hitless in five at-bats, which included three strikeouts.
Semien is batting just .184 (7 for 38) with one double, no RBI, four walks, one run and 12 strikeouts in 11 June games.
Unfortunately, Semien's hitting woes have lasted nearly a month. In his last 25 games, he has just a .189/.247/.233/.481 slash line. He has one triple, two doubles and one RBI in that span.
|2014 summary: White Sox manager Robin Ventura gave Marcus Semien an opportunity to start regularly at the beginning of the season as an injury fill-in for Gordon Beckham and Conor Gillaspie, but when both were back in the lineup, his playing time dried up. Semien failed to make the most of his chance, and he was demoted to Triple-A Charlotte on June 1 with a .218/.287/.327 slash line. It wasn't until rosters expanded in September that Semien got another chance, and once again, he split time between second and third base. The second time was the charm, as Semien compiled a .273/.333/.485 slash line over 74 plate appearances. Now Semien heads to Oakland, where he may be limited to serving as the Athletics' primary utility player.|
Playing time status: Semien appears to be blocked from regular play by Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar and Brett Lawrie, but if Escobar declines further, Lawrie continues his pattern of frequent injuries or Zobrist moves to the outfield, he could carve out some playing time for himself.
2015 outlook: The combination of power and strong plate discipline made Semien an enticing sleeper a year ago, but we didn't see as much of those qualities as we would have liked. The fact that he displayed more power and patience after the All-Star break, both at the major and minor league levels, is encouraging. Semien is worth a flier in AL-only leagues and is worth monitoring in deeper mixed leagues in the event that he gets to play with some regularity.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/5/15||SEA||4:05 pm||Mike Montgomery|
|7/7/15||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Nathan Eovaldi|
|7/8/15||@ NYY||7:05 pm||CC Sabathia|
|7/9/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Masahiro Tanaka|
|7/10/15||@ CLE||7:10 pm||Danny Salazar|
|7/11/15||@ CLE||6:35 pm||Carlos Carrasco|
|7/12/15||@ CLE||1:10 pm||Corey Kluber|