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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||460.00||16.00||.248||69.00||66.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Minnesota||5||1||0|| .200|| .200|| .200|
|vs McHugh (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||90||24||3|| .298|| .456|| .267|
|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 still sizzling with three-hit game
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/30/15) The yo-yo season of Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien continued Wednesday night. And the yo-yo is definitely on the rise.
Semien managed his sixth multi-hit performance in the last eight games despite a loss to the Angels. But this one was a bit different - it marked the first time this year he slugged three hits.
He doubled in the first, doubled and scored in the fourth and singled in the sixth to give him 12 hits in his last 29 at-bats.
Semien began the season on a tear, then fell into a 3-for-24 slump before recovering.
Athletics SS Marcus Semien totals eighth multihit game
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/29/15) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien totaled two singles in four at-bats Tuesday against the Angels for his eighth multihit game this season. He also had one run and one stolen base.
Semien is batting .360 (9 for 25) over his last six games following a 3-for-24 slump from April 14-21. He also has one double, one home run, three RBI, three runs and two stolen bases in his last six games.
Athletics' Marcus Semien slugs second home run Monday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-3 win over the Angels Monday.
Semien has been better against lefties than righties but was able to take righty starter Matt Shoemaker over the fence in the fourth inning Monday. He's hit .250/.304/.423 with two home runs, nine RBI and one stolen base in 52 at-bats.
Semien will get to face three lefty starters in a four-game span starting Tuesday against Angels pitcher Hector Santiago.
Athletics' Marcus Semien swinging well against lefties
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/20/15) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien is 4 for 10 against lefties over the first two weeks while hitting just .211/.250/.368 against right-handers.
Semien has struggled with the bat over the last week, going just 2 for 17, but he could be in for a boost during the upcoming week. He'll match up with three southpaws over a four-game span starting Tuesday. Semien also delivered an OPS 98 points higher against lefties in 2014, so any string of left-handed matchups could indicate an impending boost in production.
Lawrie, Semien, Butler all hit home runs Monday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/13/15) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie, short stop Marcus Semien and designated hitter Billy Butler all collected their first home runs of the season during Monday's 8-1 win over the Astros.
"One through nine, you never know what can happen, any given day," Lawrie said, per MLB.com. "We've been stringing hits together, and when you can do that you can be loose and just play and not worry too much. You know someone's going to pick you up. It's good to know anyone who gets in the box can do some damage."
All three home runs came of pitcher Scott Feldman. The home runs were the only hits for Lawrie and Butler, with Semien going 2 for 4.
|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|
|5/5/15||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Trevor May|
|5/6/15||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Kyle Gibson|
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|5/8/15||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Taijuan Walker|
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