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10 Marcus Semien SS
Height/Weight: 6-1/195 | Birthdate: 9/17/1990 | Birthplace: San Francisco, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Oakland | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 58/31 | Average Draft Position: 215.08
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A's rest SS Marcus Semien on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/24/2015) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien is not in the starting lineup for Friday's series-opener against the Giants. Semien had started 19 straight games for Oakland, batting just .227 (15 for 66) with two home runs over that stretch.

Eric Sogard will slide over and get the start at shortstop, with Ben Zobrist covering second base against the crosstown rivals on Friday. 


Athletics SS Marcus Semien hits two-run home run in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/8/2015) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien almost brought his team back to a victory on Wednesday with one swing of his bat.

Semien hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning that cut the Yankees' lead down to 5-4, but that's as close as they would get. Semien finished the game 1 for 4 with two RBI.

Semien extended his hitting streak to six games with the home run, his eighth of the year. Over the hit streak he is hitting .286 with six hits, two home runs and four RBI.


Athletics SS Marcus Semien slams seventh home run of year


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) 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
(6/24/2015) 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
(6/22/2015) 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
(6/16/2015) 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
(6/15/2015) 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.


A's move Marcus Semien to No. 2 spot; Ben Zobrist to hit third


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) With Stephen Vogt sidelined with a leg issue, Athletics manager Bob Melvin shuffled the lineup, moving Marcus Semien back to the No. 2 hole, and moving Ben Zobrist to the No. 3 hole, which was normally occupied by Vogt.

Semien has started a team-high 28 games at the No. 2 spot. He is hitting .277 with six homers and 16 RBI in 55 games. Zobrist has 17 starts at the No. 3 hole. He is hitting .222 with two homers and 14 RBI in 23 games.


Athletics SS Marcus Semien sits for fourth time this season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien sat for just the fourth time in 56 games Thursday against the Tigers. Eric Sogard made his third start at shortstop this season for Oakland in Semien's absence.

Semien is mired in a hitting slump. He is batting just .167 in his last 13 games, dropping his season average from .309 to .277 in that span.


Athletics' Marcus Semien bumped to eighth spot Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien is batting eight in Sunday's matchup with the Yankees.

Semien has become a mainstay atop the lineup, and Sunday's game will be his first batting anything but second since May 11. While the shortstop has struggled a bit in the second half of May, he is 5 for 15 over his last four games. The A's will go with second baseman Ben Zobrist in the No. 2 spot on Sunday after initially batting him third since his return from the disabled list.

The A's are favorites (-128) at home on Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


A's SS Marcus Semien gets day off Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien is getting the day off and is being held out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers. Semien is mired in a 7-for-38 slump over his last 10 games, and has played in every game this season.

Eric Sogard will spell Semien at shortstop and bat ninth on Wednesday afternoon. 


Athletics SS Marcus Semien gets a breather Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien was given the night off on Friday against Tampa Bay, after an 0-for-4 performance that put an end to an eight-game hitting streak the previous day. With Semien out of the lineup, manager Bob Melvin gave newcomer Andy Parrino the start at shortstop.

Semien is hitting .338 (26 for 77) with three doubles, two triples, three homers and three RBI over his last 19 games played.

Seattle is an underdog (+126) at Tropicana Field, per VegasInsider.com.


A's SS Marcus Semien riding eight-game hitting streak


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien extended his current hitting streak to eight games with a 1 for 5 effort in Wednesday's loss to the Astros. Semien has 12 hits, including a double, two triples and a home run in 33 at-bats during the eight-game stretch.

Overall this season, Semien owns a .309 batting average with six home runs in 160 at-bats.

He did commit his American League-leading 16th error of the season on Wednesday, as he continues to work on his defensive game. 


Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien continues to struggle with his glove


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien has become the main factor of Oakland's defensive issues this season. He added two more errors to his total, putting him at 13, the most in the league. It's something he's trying to fix, according to MLB.com.

"I don't focus on the number of errors," Semien said. "I focus on fixing them, making the play, making the next play. If I see the number of errors building up, it's not going to affect me. That's what shows up in the box score. That can't bother you as an infielder, as a defensive player."

Manager Bob Melvin is still looking for answers to his team's defensive miscues, racking up a total of 42 errors in 39 games.

"Just snowballing on us right now," Melvin said, "to where I think guys are thinking about it quite a bit -- don't make an error -- and we ended up doing it. We're not playing clean games at this point. They're ugly-looking games. It affects how you play. It affects your confidence."


A's SS Marcus Semien hits homer in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien hit his sixth home run of the season in Tuesday's 9-2 win over the Red Sox. 

Semien finished the game 3 for 5 and also hit his first triple of the season. He hit a single and would have hit the cycle if he hit a double. Semien now has 15 RBI this season. 

Semien now has three home runs in his past three games. 


Athletics' Marcus Semien jumps to No. 2 spot on Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) With Billy Burns receiving the night off in favor of Sam Fuld, the Athletics moved Coco Crisp to the leadoff spot and Marcus Semien to the No. 2 hole Tuesday night against Boston, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports.

Semien is hitting .295/.340/.810 with five home runs on the season.

Oakland is considered a home favorite (-120) against the Red Sox, per VegasInsider.com.


Athletics' Crisp batting second, Semien eighth Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Athletics left fielder Coco Crisp is in the lineup and batting second in Monday's game against the Red Sox, bumping shortstop Marcus Semien to the No. 8 spot.

Crisp has led off in each of his three starts since coming off the disabled list but is 0 for 15 at the plate. Semien became a fixture in the second spot in late April and early May and also filled that role over the weekend, but he'll move back to the No. 8 spot for Monday's matchup.

The Athletics are favorites (-118) at home against the Red Sox, per VegasInsider.com.


Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien crushes two home runs on Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien went 3 for 4 at the plate in Oakland's 4-2 loss to the Mariners on Sunday.

Semien was the only player for Oakland to find success against Seattle's ace Felix Hernandez. Semien ripped a solo home run in the third inning before matching his success in the sixth with a second solo shot, his fifth of the season.

He is just the fifth player ever to have multiple home runs in a game against Hernandez.

"His at-bats are terrific," said A's manager Bob Melvin to MLB.com. "Hits two home runs off a guy that just doesn't give up many."

Semien is now hitting .307 with 14 RBI in 127 at-bats this season.


Athletics 2B Marcus Semien gets first break of 2015


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Never mind the five-game hitting streak - Athletics second baseman Marcus Semien is out of the Thursday lineup in Minnesota for the first time this season.

Semien has started every game at that position in 2015. He is also on a fine run with seven hits in the last five games to improve his slash line to .283/.331/.434.


A's SS Marcus Semien reaches base safely nine games in a row


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Twins. The individual performance is certainly nothing to write home about. But he has now reached base safely via a hit or a walk in nine consecutive games, including hits in four straight.

On the season, Semien is slashing .273/.322/.427 with three home runs and 12 RBI. He should continue to be the regular at shortstop for manager Bob Melvin for the foreseeable future. 


Athletics SS Marcus Semien still sizzling with three-hit game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) 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
(4/29/2015) 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
(4/21/2015) 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
(4/20/2015) 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
(4/13/2015) 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.