Marcus Semien, Infield, Oakland Athletics, #10


Date of Birth: 9/17/1990
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
College: University of California at Berkeley
Current Salary: $545,000

Marcus Semien, infielder for the Oakland Athletics, was originally drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2008 but he opted instead to go to the University of California at Berkeley. Three years later, the White Sox drafted him again and he signed with them in 2011.

Semien played in the White Sox's minor league system from 2011 through part of 2014. In 387 games, he had 400 hits, 203 RBIs, 299 strikeouts to 228 walks, and a .272 batting average. As a shortstop in 250 games, he made 693 assists, 137 double plays, 352 putouts, and 57 errors.

Semien joined the White Sox for 21 games in 2013. He played in 64 games in 2014 and he had a .234 batting average with 54 hits, 10 of which were doubles. Defensively, he played 26 games at second base, 33 games at third base, and 3 games at shortstop.

On December 9, 2014, Semien was traded to the Athletics. He had his first full season in the major leagues in 2015, playing in 155 games with the Athletics. He finished the season with a .257 batting average, 143 hits, 23 doubles, 15 home runs, and 45 RBIs. Defensively, as a shortstop, he made 407 assists, 99 double plays, 214 putouts, and 35 errors. He had a .947 fielding percentage.

Semien finished the 2016 season with a .238 batting average in 159 games. He had 135 hits, 27 doubles, 27 home runs, 10 stolen bases, and 75 RBIs. Defensively, as the Athletics' shortstop in 159 games, he made 477 assists, 109 double plays, 235 putouts, and 21 errors.

Career batting statistics for Semien through 2016 include:

  • 399 games played
  • 350 hits
  • 64 doubles
  • 50 home runs
  • 155 RBIs
  • 363 strikeouts to 115 walks
  • .246 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Semien at shortstop through 2016 include:

  • 317 games played
  • 900 assists
  • 209 double plays
  • 456 putouts
  • 56 errors
  • .960 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
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Baseball Reference - Marcus Semien