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10 Marcus Semien SS

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August 9, 2020 02:08 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Finally clubs first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs overall in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

A forgettable start had his season slash sitting at .179/.207/.232 two games ago, but Semien has come alive to an extent with a 4-for-11 tally over his last pair of contests. Saturday's home run was his first of the season, particularly noteworthy considering he slugged a career-high 33 in 2019. The veteran shortstop still has plenty of work to do -- his 31.9 percent strikeout rate is a career high, while his 2.9 percent walk rate is his lowest since his rookie 2013 campaign -- but his current surge may be indicative he's beginning an ascension to his career norms.

August 9, 2020 04:36 AM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Delivers walkoff hit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien went 2-for-7 with an RBI in Friday's extra-inning win over the Astros.

Semien played hero for the Athletics, as he notched the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 13th inning with a single to center field. It was Semien's second multi-hit game of the season and it couldn't have come at a better time for Oakland. Even though Semien is only hitting for .190 with a .215 on-base percentage in 65 at-bats this season, he has hit safely in 10 of the team's 14 games so far.

August 6, 2020 04:36 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Metrics down across the board
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien, who went 1-for-4 with a run and three strikeouts in a win over the Rangers on Wednesday, is now sporting a 31.5 percent strikeout rate across his first 54 plate appearances.

The leadoff hitter is typically responsible for setting the tone for a team's offense, and as such, it isn't surprising to see the Athletics have often struggled to score runs this season with Semien seeing a significant drop-off at the plate early. The veteran shortstop, who's due to hit the open market this coming offseason, has also seen a drop in walk rate from 11.6 percent to 3.7 percent and sports a pedestrian 25.7 percent hard contact rate after logging a 41.9 percent figure last season. There is no artificially low BABIP (.286) as a culprit either, as Semien is simply either swinging and missing or putting the ball in the air a lot more (51.4 percent flyball rate) than in previous seasons. Semien has hit safely in three of the past four games, but he still sports just a .130 average (3-for-24) in five August contests and hasn't left the yard yet this season after slugging a career-high 33 home runs in 2019.

August 1, 2020 04:36 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Triples in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien went 1-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored in Friday's loss to Seattle.

Semien finally got the A's on the board in the eighth inning with a two-run triple off Bryan Shaw. He then scored thanks to a sacrifice fly from Ramon Laureano. Unfortunately, the A's still came up short. The 29-year-old Semien has now hit safely in six straight games.

July 27, 2020 01:12 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Multiple hits out of top of order
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien went 2-for-4 with a run in a win over the Angels on Sunday.

The veteran shortstop has reached safely in each of the first three games of the season, and he's hit in two straight. Semien has also parlayed his four instances on the base paths into three runs thanks to some timely hitting behind him, leading to a relatively productive fantasy start in 2020.

July 18, 2020 10:40 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Big season ahead
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien has a big season as the everyday shortstop ahead of him with unrestricted free agency looming this coming offseason, Martin Gallegos of reports.

The veteran shortstop and fantasy managers will both hope Semien didn't peak in 2019, when he produced a career-best .285/.369/.522 line with new high-water marks in doubles (43), runs (123), walks (87), home runs (33) and RBI (92). Semien also played all 162 games for the first time in his career in 2019, and he suited up for 473 of a possible 486 games over the 2015, 2016 and 2018 campaigns. Therefore, the 29-year-old is likely to have the entire 60-game canvas afforded by the 2020 regular season to try and make another strong case for a lucrative long-term contract, although it remains to be seen what the financial environment across MLB will be this coming winter.

May 16, 2020 02:52 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Future earning prospects clouded
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien, who is due to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason, may find it difficult to maximize his earnings with the Athletics or another team due to the depressed financial climate expected from an abbreviated or canceled 2020 campaign, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Semien is already guaranteed to receive a full year of service time for 2020 under any circumstance as part of an agreement reached between MLB and MLBPA in late March. However, his original $13 million salary for the delayed regular season will be significantly depleted due to the reduction in games expected, and Semien's ability to begin making up for lost income with his next contract could also be compromised. Slusser reports the veteran shortstop is already a longshot to re-sign with the Athletics on a multi-year deal due to the organization's goal of retaining at least one of Matt Chapman and Matt Olson, but she adds that they could even struggle to extend him a qualifying offer that is still likely to be in the $18 million range due to financial hardship.

April 1, 2020 12:12 AM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Free-agent status secure for '21
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien will be credited with a full year of service time even if the 2020 season is canceled outright, keeping him on track to become a free agent next offseason, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Semien's impending free-agent status, along with that of teammates such as Liam Hendriks, Mike Fiers and Yusmeiro Petit, was secured as part of a multi-faceted agreement reached last Thursday between MLB and the MLBPA. There's still a stronger likelihood the 2020 regular season is played in some form as opposed to being canceled outright, but this provision gives Semien some peace of mind. If there's ultimately no 2020 campaign, the veteran shortstop will potentially head into the open market on the strength of a career-best 2019 season that saw him slash .285/.369/.522 with 83 extra-base hits (43 doubles, seven triples, 33 home runs) and 92 RBI across 747 plate appearances while appearing in all 162 games.

March 2, 2020 02:48 AM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Swinging hot spring bat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien is hitting .400 with a double, four RBI, four walks and four runs across six spring games.

The shortstop will play his final year under team control on a $13 million contract, making his salary second only to Khris Davis on the Athletics. Semien could well be elsewhere in 2021, but after compiling a career-best .285/.369/.522 line last season that included new high-water marks in doubles (43), triples (seven), home runs (33) and RBI (92), he's expected to be a major contributor again this coming season.

January 10, 2020 03:40 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Gets $13 million from A's
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien agreed to a one-year, $13 million deal with the A's on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Feinsand of reports.

This is his third and final year as an arbitration-eligible player before heading to free agency. He will be Oakland's second-highest paid player, behind Khris Davis ($16.75 million in 2020).

September 30, 2019 05:52 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: In line for cameo Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien will start at shortstop and bat leadoff Sunday against the Mariners, but he's expected to exit the contest after one plate appearance, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The Athletics have already secured home field for their wild-card matchup Wednesday versus the Rays, so Semien and several other regulars will likely get the opportunity to rest up with nothing immediate at stake in the regular-season finale. Semien likely would have been excluded from the lineup entirely, but he may have talked his way into starting so he could play in all 162 games this season. With only one plate appearance on tap, Semien won't be worth including in DFS lineups.

September 28, 2019 01:08 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Slugs 33rd homer in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien went 1-for-3 with a leadoff solo home run and two walks in a loss to the Mariners on Friday.

Semien jump-started the Athletics with his first-inning, 425-foot solo blast to left field. The shortstop has essentially maximized his contract year and is therefore in line for a big payday this offseason, and he could naturally enhance his overall profile even further with a strong showing in the upcoming postseason. Irrespective of what unfolds during the final two regular-season games, Semien will head into next Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game hot, as he's hitting .361 with 18 extra-base hits (nine doubles, one triple, eight home runs) and 19 RBI in September.

September 23, 2019 01:56 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Adds two more doubles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien doubled twice, scored a run and drove in another across five at-bats Sunday in the Athletics' 8-3 loss to the Rangers.

Semien is now up to 42 doubles on the season, placing in a three-way tie for fifth place in the majors. Additionally, Martin Gallegos of reports the one time Semien crossed the plate Sunday pushed him past Ricky Henderson and into a second-place tie with Jose Canseco for second-most runs in a season (120) in franchise history. The 29-year-old's huge power spike and improved defense in 2019 should at the very least earn him some down-ballot American League MVP votes once the season concludes.

September 22, 2019 08:04 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: On base six times in blowout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, two RBI, two runs scored and three walks in Saturday's 12-3 win over the Rangers.

It was a leadoff hitter's dream performance. The big game has Semien up to 32 homers, 90 RBI and 119 runs in 155 games this season. The 29-year-old has also added 10 stolen bases while slashing .283/.364/.516, and his .892 OPS ranks third among all shortstops.

September 21, 2019 04:00 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Hits doubles benchmark
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien, who went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in a win over the Rangers on Friday, has hit a career-high 40 two-baggers this season and is tied with multiple players for third in that category in the American League.

Semien's latest milestone is just another component of a stellar contract season, one that he should be able to parlay into a handsome payday this offseason. The doubles benchmark is the latest among a collection of 2019 career bests for Semien, who has an eye-popping 78 extra-base hits overall thanks to a new high-water mark in home runs (31) and a career-high-tying seven triples.

September 17, 2019 02:08 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Big game against Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, two runs and two RBI in the Athletics' 6-5 loss to the Royals on Monday.

Semien continues to swing a hot bat, with this latest multi-hit effort extending his current hitting streak to seven games. He cranked his 31st long ball of the season in this contest, touching up Glenn Sparkman with a second-inning, two-run shot. The 28-year-old continues to enjoy a career year at the dish, with this bringing his slash line up to a healthy .284/.365/.519 in 151 games.

September 16, 2019 02:00 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Reaches 30 homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk Sunday in the Athletics' 6-1 win over the Rangers.

Semien reached the 30-homer plateau Sunday, joining Matt Chapman (34) and Matt Olson (34) to become the first trio to achieve the feat for the organization since 2001. The shortstop has already established career bests in home runs, doubles, triples, runs and RBI and should continue to supply useful counting stats the rest of the way with Oakland unlikely to rest him as it fights with Cleveland and Tampa Bay for the two available American League wild-card spots.

September 14, 2019 03:12 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Augments career-best homer total
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run, a walk and two runs overall in a win over the Rangers on Friday.

Semien put a 414-foot exclamation point on the Athletics' 14-run barrage with his ninth-inning blast, which came with Sheldon Neuse aboard and qualified as Semien's career-best 29th homer. The 28-year-old is saving his best for last in what has already been a breakout season, with Friday's production pushing his September average to .375 (18-for-48) with four doubles, one triple, four home runs, 10 RBI, five walks, three stolen bases and 15 runs.

September 12, 2019 01:08 PM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Another stellar offensive showing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a stolen base and two runs in a win over the Astros on Wednesday.

Semien's second straight three-hit effort included his second round tripper in as many games as well, allowing him to establish a new career high with 28 homers for the campaign. The veteran shortstop is playing his best baseball of a landmark campaign in September, as Wednesday's tally brought his September average to .385 (15-for-39).

September 13, 2019 12:28 AM
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Big day in blowout win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs overall in Tuesday's rout of the Astros.

Semien did all his damage in just six innings before being replaced with the Athletics up 20-3. He singled and scored in the first inning, hit a two-run homer in the fourth and added an RBI double in the fifth. The shortstop now owns a .400/.486/.800 slash line over his last eight games, scoring nine times and driving in seven runs.

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