"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."
Semien had his moments with the club, but was hitting just .222 over 162 at-bats. With Gordon Beckham performing well since his return, Semien was no longer needed on the major-league roster.
Semien entered the game 0 for 11 in his last three appearances and without driving in a run in his last four games, but he posted a solid performance in what was a difficult day for White Sox batters, who had six hits in all in the 12-inning game. He owns a .220/.275/.356 line with three home runs and 16 RBI in 132 at-bats.
Of course, whether or not you can actually sit them depends on your league type and the alternatives available to you. For the reasons why you might sit them and a list of possible replacements, check out Start and Sit Hitters for Week 6.
A spate of strikeouts likely entered into the decision by Robin Ventura to slide
Semien is tied for second in the majors with 38 strikeouts in 120 at-bats. But he has otherwise been productive with 19 runs, 15 RBI and three stolen bases. He has scored 10 runs in the last 11 games, but has avoided at least one strikeout in only four games this season.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|7/21/2014 vs Kansas City|
|vs Kansas City||18||4||0||.263||.278||.222|
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
| 20 |
| 21 |
| 22 |
| 23 |
| 24 |
| 25 |
| 27 |
| 28 || 29 |
| 30 |
| 31 |
| 1 |
|More Batting Stats|
|Minor League Batting Stats|
Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox Majestic 2014 All Star Game Name & Number T-Shirt - Red Shop Now!