Marcus Semien Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/17/1990 (33)
Marcus Semien Season Stats
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Marcus Semien News
Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien was phenomenal on Sunday, belting two solo home runs as the Rangers collected a 9-8 victory over the Mariners, capping off a three-game sweep. With seven games left in the season, Semien can reach a 30-homer year, needing just three more long balls. The 33-year-old has stepped to the plate 642 times in 2023 and has posted a slash line of .277/.350/.475 with 27 home runs and 97 RBI.
Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with a home run, five RBI, a walk, and a stolen base in a 12-0 shutout victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. This game was no contest as Texas dismantled Patrick Sandoval and the Halos. Semien did his part, driving in Robbie Grossman with an RBI single in the bottom of the second before drawing a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the third to extend the lead to 4-0. He did his real damage in the bottom of the seventh inning after the game was all but over when he smashed a three-run homer off Griffin Canning. Semien has been a top-five second baseman since the beginning of the season and is showing no signs of stopping at the dish. Overall, the 32-year-old is slashing .283/.354/.470 with 19 home runs, 77 RBI, and 11 stolen bases over 492 at-bats.
Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two additional runs scored, and two walks in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Cleveland Guardians. The 32-year-old thumped his first homer since June 26 in the first inning of this one, closing the book on a 15-game homerless skid. Semien got aboard twice more later in the game, ultimately coming around to score both times via a couple of Nathaniel Lowe singles. Sunday's effort represents an encouraging sign for Semien, who was also batting just .213 with a .588 OPS covering his prior 33 outings (141 at-bats). Overall, the 2023 All-Star is hitting .272 with a .785 OPS, 12 taters, 58 RBI, nine stolen bases, and an AL-high 75 runs scored (393 ABs) this year.
The Rangers' highly-paid shortstop was a disaster in the first two months of 2022, slashing .199/.266/.274 with just one home run. He patched all of that up after the calendar turned to June, slashing .268/.319/.490 and hitting 25 homers in the 517 PAs that followed. When all was said and done, Semien put up another top-30 fantasy season with 26 homers, 25 steals, 101 runs, and 83 RBI. He's been a counting stat monster for a while now, doing a little bit of everything. The batting average came down last year, mostly because of that horribly slow start - there is a good chance for an improvement there in 2023 but being a pull-heavy fly ball hitter doesn't lend itself to a great batting average, so the expectation should be around .260 once again. Nobody has more plate appearances than Semien's 3,134 since 2018 - and he's got a great chance to hit lead-off 162 more times in 2023, which locks in a really useful fantasy season for him - especially with the improving lineup behind him. He is a top-40 pick in 2023, but it's hard to say he's not worth it while he projects for 20+ homers, 20+ steals, and 100+ runs.