Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:34:51 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien is 12-for-29 (.414) with five multi-hit games in his last seven contests.
Fantasy Tip: Semien ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has really benefitted from everyday playing time and a move to the two-hole recently. Batting second this year, he's hitting .375 (6-for-16). He's not a great FantasyScore play today against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim starter Garrett Richards, but it's hard to call him a must-avoid guy while he's hitting well.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:42:48 -0800
Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien is 5-for-5 with two home runs and seven RBIs in his first two spring training games.
Fantasy Tip: Semien has stated his claim to the shortstop battle with two strong showings thus far. He hit .267-15-52 in 300 at-bats at Triple-A last season. So there is potential, but there is room to grow. Semien is a sleeper you take late in the draft for your MI spot.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:34:04 -0800
Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien will be receiving "every chance" to be the team's starting shortstop this year, according to manager Bob Melvin.
Fantasy Tip: Semien won't be a consideration in standard mixed leagues this year, but he's worth taking a chance on in AL-only universes if he wins the job at the 6 in Oakland.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:53:03 -0800
Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien will likely take over as the team's starting shortstop after they dealt SS Yunel Escobar to the Washington Nationals.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:29:52 -0800
The Oakland Athletics are expected to turn 2B Marcus Semien into a utility player capable of playing multiple positions, as a result of their recent acquisitions of 2B Ben Zobrist and SS Yunel Escobar.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:42:41 -0800
Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien appears like to be the team's starting shortstop next season, according to sources.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:37:48 -0800
The Chicago White Sox are likely to keep SS Alexei Ramirez on the roster now that 2B Marcus Semien was traded to the Oakland Athletics. The White Sox would have used Semien as shortstop if Ramirez were dealt.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:43:42 -0800
Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien and P Chris Bassitt could make immediate contributions to the team next year. C Josh Phegley and 1B Rangel Ravelo are expected to start at Class AAA. It appears that shortstop is Semien's job to lose in spring training, although he's mostly played third base and second with the Chicago White Sox. Bassitt could be the team's fourth or fifth starter going into next season.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:37:07 -0800
The Oakland Athletics officially acquired 2B Marcus Semien, P Chris Bassitt, C Josh Phegley and 1B Rangel Ravelo from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for SPs Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:31:19 -0800
The Chicago White Sox will send 2B Marcus Semien and SP Chris Bassitt to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for SP Jeff Samardzija. The Athletics are likely to receive a third player, but a name was not immediately available.