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5 Marcus Semien SS

Oakland Athletics

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
6%2%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2316.23428303
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014CHW642313054628217030.300.372.234

Player Updates

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Athletics GM Beane: Semien will get every chance to win SS job
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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.

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Semien among four players A's acquire in trade with White Sox
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

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.

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Marcus Semien goes yard to give White Sox win
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

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.

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White Sox add seven to active roster
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

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

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Fantasy Analysis | 1408747216
Marcus Semien could soon factor in Fantasy
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

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.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Shortstops 35 18.55
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Kansas City3160 .286 .290 .194
vs Ventura (Career)3212.000.750.667
vs RHP142302 .291 .324 .211
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013CHW21697182712222 .268 .406 .261
2014CHW642313054628217030 .300 .372 .234
Total 853003772835229252 .293 .380 .240
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013CHW2B31817001.000
2013CHW3B17133853032 .921
2013CHWSS3320713001.000
2014CHW2B26251335178423 .970
2014CHW3B3331961472109 .896
2014CHWSS31303011.000
Total  8074298782031735 .943
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2013CHW402810001
2014CHW1028602106
Total 14211412107
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011AFX-Kannapolis Intimidat602293558152326225334 .320 .376 .253
2012AFA-Winston-Salem Dash1074188011431514595597115 .362 .471 .273
2013AA-Birmingham Barons1053939011421515498466205 .420 .483 .290
2013AAA-Charlotte Knights321252033111417142440 .338 .464 .264
Total 30411652253197813361511752403814 .364 .456 .274
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/195
Birthdate:
9/17/1990
Age:
24
Hometown:
San Francisco, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Oakland Athletics
College:

MLB Experience:
2
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