Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
2015 Draft Prep Guide
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
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%: 98/93 | Average Draft Position: 216.01
OAK

Latest Updates

 

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.


A's tweak lineup vs. Mariners, Mark Canha batting second


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Athletics left fielder Mark Canha will hit second in Friday night's game against the Mariners, according to MLB.com. 

A day before in the series-finale against the Rangers, Canha hit seventh. This season, Canha is already 4 of 9 with two double and four RBI. Catcher Stephen Vogt will move down the lineup and bat seventh. 

Shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Eric Sogard also switched places from Thursday's lineup. Semien will hit eighth and Sogard ninth. 


Athletics' Semien opens season with RBI in three of four games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien had an RBI in three of the four games against the Rangers, including an RBI double during Thursday's 10-1 loss. It was his first extra-base hit of the season.

Semien is batting .308 (4 for 13) with one run, one walk, three RBI and four strikeouts in four games, after batting .288 (19 for 66) with three home runs, five doubles, 11 RBI and 14 runs in 24 games during spring training.


Athletics' Marcus Semien stays hot on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Athletics infielder Marcus Semien cannot be stopped this spring.

After going 3 for 3 with two home runs on Tuesday, Semien again reached in all his plate appearances on Wednesday. He wasted no time getting to work, singling in two runs in the first inning. Semien would walk in his next appearance before driving in another run on a single in his final at-bat. 

Semien, who has yet to make an out this spring, downplayed his success, saying "I'm just getting good pitches to hit right now." The 24-year-old hit .234/.300/.372 over 231 at-bats last season. 


Athletics' Marcus Semien homers twice in spring debut


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Athletics infielder Marcus Semien hit two home runs in his spring debut on Tuesday.

Semien didn't take long to strike. In his first at-bat, Semien crushed an 0-2 pitch from Madison Bumgarner for a two-run shot. He added a solo shot in the fifth inning off Cody Hall. Semien finished 3 for 3, with two runs scored and four RBI. He's expected to open the season as the team's starting shortstop. 


Five Athletics competing to bat second in lineup


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Manager Bob Melvin indicated that five players are competing to bat second in the Athletics lineup this season, the Bay Area News Group reports.

Shortstop Ben Zobrist, second baseman Marcus Semien, third baseman Brett Lawrie and outfielders Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry are all in the mix for the second spot in the lineup.

The Athletics opened last season with third baseman Josh Donaldson slotted second, but Donaldson has since been traded to Toronto.


Melvin: Marcus Semien will have to earn A's starting shortstop job


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday infielder Marcus Semien will be given every opportunity to win the starting shortstop job. However, Melvin reiterated Semien will have to earn his spot in the starting lineup.

Semien's biggest competition for the starting shortstop job is likely Eric Sogard.


Athletics GM Beane: Semien will get every chance to win SS job


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Athletics general manager Billy Beane told reporters Tuesday at the winter meetings that newly-acquired infielder Marcus Semien will get every opportunity to win the everyday shortstop job, according to San Francisco Chronicle.

"He's got a chance to be a guy who plays shortstop and hits 20-plus home runs," Beane said, per Richard Justice of Sports Illustrated.

Semien was part of the six-player trade that sent Jeff Samardzija to the White Sox. Semien hit .240 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 85 career games for Chicago.


Semien among four players A's acquire in trade with White Sox


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) The Athletics announced Tuesday they completed a six-player trade with the White Sox. The Athletics acquired infielder Marcus Semien, pitcher Chris Bassitt, catcher Josh Phegley and infielder Rangel Ravelo in exchange for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.

Semien has hit .240 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 85 career games for Chicago. He was considered a top-100 prospect (No. 91) by Baseball America heading into 2014. He has appeared at second base, third base and shortstop in his MLB career.

Bassitt went 1-1 with a 3.94 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in six outings (five starts) for the White Sox last season. He was 22-10 with a 2.97 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 96 career appearances (44 starts) in the minors.

Phegley hit .207 with seven home runs and 29 RBI in 76 games over the last two seasons for Chicago. 

Ravelo hit .309 with a .473 slugging percentage, .859 OPS, 11 home runs, 37 doubles and 66 RBI in 133 games for Double-A Birmingham last season. He has a career .301/368/.424/.792 slash line. The 22-year-old Ravelo has played at both first base and third base in the minors.


Marcus Semien goes yard to give White Sox win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) White Sox infielder Marcus Semien played the role of offensive hero Thursday against Oakland in a game with virtually no offense.

Semien blasted off to left in the sixth inning to provide the lone run in the game and give teammate Chris Sale the victory. He has hit safely in five of his last six games.


White Sox add seven to active roster


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The White Sox purchased the contract of outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Charlotte Tuesday, one of seven roster moves made as part of September roster expansion.

The team also announced the recall of pitchers Chris Bassitt, Scott Carroll and Eric Surkam, outfielder Jordan Danks, catcher Josh Phegley and infielder Marcus Semien


Marcus Semien could soon factor in Fantasy


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/22/2014) By trading Gordon Beckham to the Angels Thursday, the White Sox created a big hole up the middle that, for now at least, they'll attempt to fill with some combination of Carlos Sanchez and Leury Garcia. But neither figures to make as much of an impact long-term as Marcus Semien, who Fantasy owners may remember for the splash he made back in April and May filling in for an injured Beckham and then an injured Conor Gillaspie.

His final numbers didn't look so hot, but he showed his potential with a couple nice weeks. When the White Sox finally shipped him to Triple-A Charlotte, he slumped so badly that he fell off the radar for a while, but he's rebounded in July and August, batting .288 (51 for 177) with six homers and 14 doubles. Most encouraging is his exceptional on-base percentage during that time thanks to a 35-to-30 strikeout to walk ratio. His plate discipline put him on the map as a prospect last year but hasn't been as evident during his time in the big leagues so far.

So why isn't he up yet? Good question, but MLB.com has reported he will be when rosters expand in September. My guess is he gets most of the at-bats then, and with an Ian Kinsler-like combination of power and speed, I could see him making an impact in Fantasy.


Marcus Semien continues to work in outfield at Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) White Sox infielder Marcus Semien continues to get work in the outfield following his demotion to Triple-A Charlotte in early June, per MLB.com.

"He's going to really dictate how comfortable he is and how we see how comfortable he becomes," White Sox assistant general manager Buddy Bell said of Semien. "He's going to be fine. If you bring him up now, we could put him out there. I don't think you want to put him out there every day by any means, but I think he's capable of making all the plays. He's capable of keeping the ball in front of him.

"Whether that means he's got to play a little deeper than most -- but I think he's more than capable. Part of the problem is he's dealing with the fence, balls over his head and things like that that he never had to deal with before."