Marcus Semien Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/17/1990 (31)
Marcus Semien Season Stats
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Marcus Semien News
Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien went 1-for-4 against the Houston Astros on Sunday, extending his hitting streak to five games and his on-base streak to eight. One of Texas' big offseason acquisitions, Semien is now slashing .182/.243/.234 with a 17.6 percent strikeout rate and 7.3 percent walk rate. He ranks among the bottom-eight percent of hitters in average exit velocity, hard-hit rate, xwOBA, xBA, xSLG, and barrel rate. On a more positive rate, his 92nd-percentile sprint speed has helped to counteract his otherwise poor metrics. Although he started off slow, the veteran infielder appears to be trending in the right direction as of late.
Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Kansas City Royals. After a record-setting year last year in Toronto, Semien has had a rough start to his first season in Texas. He has gone hitless in his last 16 at-bats with five strikeouts in the last four games to drop his season line to .165/.228/.217. Semien is still searching for his first home run of the year after clearing the fences a career-high 45 times in 2021, and he's struck out 25 times in 127 plate appearances. Andy Ibanez is starting at second base and is hitting ninth on Thursday, while Eli White is starting in left field and batting eighth against Royals right-hander Jon Heasley. Hopefully, Semien will get his bat heated up sooner than later.
Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien is back in the lineup on Wednesday. The infielder got the day off on Tuesday but is batting second for Wednesday's series finale against the Philadelphia Phillies. So far this season, Semien is hitting .163 with a .233 on-base percentage and two stolen bases in 103 plate appearances. He's hitting second against the Phillies and right-handed starting pitcher Zack Wheeler. In three career plate appearances against Wheeler, Semien has collected a hit and a walk.
Marcus Semien parlayed a career-best season into a seven-year contract worth $175 million to play for the Texas Rangers. There is no question that he will stay at second base following a similar payday for shortstop Corey Seager, who will slot alongside Semien in the infield and the new-look Rangers lineup. Semien was a revelation for fantasy teams after he finished fourth in the majors with 45 home runs, fifth with 115 runs, and 15th with 102 RBI. Add in 15 steals and he was a true five-category contributor. The question about whether this is repeatable doesn't come down to track record. Although he had never reached those heights, Semien had a pair of big-power seasons under his belt and five seasons with double-digit steals. The move from Toronto to Texas makes for a far inferior supporting cast and park factor; Globe Life Park ranked 22nd in HR Factor in 2021. Semien will be universally regarded as a top-50 fantasy player, which is fair, but it's best not to overpay for last year's stats. His early NFBC ADP of 25 is tad high compared to players like Whit Merrifield going after him who can provide a higher floor in batting average and more steals.