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Marcus Semien to undergo wrist surgery, out indefinitely

The Oakland Athletics will be without the services of Marcus Semien for a while. Jane Lee of reported that Semien will undergo wrist surgery. She added that there’s no immediate timetable for when Semien may return to the field. This wrist injury has been bothering Semien since before the season began. While 10 walks have helped contribute to a decent .370 OBP, the Oakland...
Via Sportsnaut
April 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Marcus Semien Deserves Our Admiration

First, Marcus Semien worked hard, every day, with Ron Washington and various tools of the trade in order to improve his defense. He’s now an above-average defender, if you believe the stats — or at least a competent defender, if you prefer your eyes. The newest evidence of his behind-the-scenes toil comes from his production at the plate. If you look at his overall line, a little...
Via Fangraphs
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Marcus Semien, Now More of a Shortstop

Last year, there wasn’t a worse defensive shortstop in the big leagues than Marcus Semien. That’s what the numbers say — traditional and advanced — and it’s also what observers thought as they watched the Oakland A turn in Es with his arm and his legs. It was fair to ask if he’s a shortstop at all. Then Ron Washington joined the fold, and the shortstop started working with his infield...
Via Fangraphs
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins apologizes for flipping the bird to Tigers fans

Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins apologized after the game Monday for flipping the bird to Tigers fans after being booed for losing a ball in the lights. Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien led off the sixth with a fly ball to left that Collins lost in the lights. Frustrated with his error and being booed, Collins then flipped off the home crowd. It probably also didn...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The Marcus Semien/Ron Washington Lesson

The Oakland A’s had a nightmarish season in 2015. They had the biggest difference in Base Runs vs. actual record out of any team since 2002. Their bullpen had historically-bad timing. And, finally, their defensive issues were on display most of the year, especially in the early stages of the season when they were on pace for a record-breaking number of errors. The infield was mostly...
Via Fangraphs
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Marcus Semien off to an impressive start this spring

Marcus Semien The Oakland A’s made a lot of changes to their infield this offseason including the acquisition of the 24-year-old Marcus Semien. Semien came over from the White Sox and has played in the MLB sporadically over the past two years. The Oakland A’s told the press that Semien would have every chance to earn the spot as starting shortstop, but many remained worried about...
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Welcome the 2015 Season with a Big Win

The opening game of the 2015 season was  anything but a low intensity practice for the Oakland Athletics. The A’s  went on to beat the reigning champions, the San Fransisco Giants, with an impressive box score of 9-4. While many Giant’s Fans are relenting that these games do not mean much, this was a strong and important message that Oakland came out with. Not only do the A’s have...
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s acquisition rumors: Second base edition

Even though the Oakland A’s have made some major moves this offseason, their middle infield is still weak. With youngster Marcus Semien projected to be the everyday starting shortstop, second base will most likely be platooned by Eric Sogard and Andy Parrino. Both are great defensemen but have trouble finding success at the plate. Sogard is a fan favorite and the better second baseman...
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Could Marcus Semien be the A’s everyday starting shortstop?

Marcus Semien The Oakland A’s were very active during the MLB winter meetings in San Diego this week and completed a trade with the Chicago White Sox to acquire infielders Marcus Semien and Rangel Ravelo, starting pitcher Chris Bassitt, and catcher Josh Phegley. The interesting pick up here is Semien. He is a infielder who can play second base, shortstop, and third base. It has...
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A: Marcus Semien, Chicago White Sox Infield Prospect

Coming into the 2013 season, Marcus Semien was a nothing-special prospect in a not-so-good Chicago White Sox system. Eight months later, the system isn’t markedly better, but the 23-year-old infielder is. A sixth-round pick in 2011 out of Cal-Berkeley, Semien broke out this year. Playing in Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte, he hit a robust .284/.401/.479 and earned a September...
Via Fangraphs
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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