Marcus Semien Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/17/1990 (30)
Marcus Semien Season Stats
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Marcus Semien News
Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien clubbed his 24th long ball of the season on Saturday as his club defeated the Mets 10-3. His three-run shot in the fifth inning chased starter Taijuan Walker from the ballgame as he went on to add a single to finish the game going 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. Semien had gone hitless in his last five games, so manager Charlie Montoyo shuffled the top of his lineup by moving Semien down to the third hole and moving George Springer into the leadoff spot. A move down the lineup isn't exactly ideal, but as long as the 30-year-old remains in the top-third, he'll continue to put up superb numbers in this dangerous offense.
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Marcus Semien has been struggling a bit at the plate in July. Over 14 games this month, he's batting just .208 with a .288 OBP. On the bright side, he has four home runs and a .472 slugging percentage over the month. Semien is in the midst of a fantastic first year in Toronto. Over 92 games, he has slashed .274/.343/.524 with 23 home runs, 10 stolen bases, 58 RBI and 70 runs. He's a career .256 hitter and he has a .243 xBA this year, so he was due for some negative regression in the batting average department. Fantasy managers should continue to expect strong power numbers from Semien going forward, even if the batting average fluctuates a bit.
Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien belted a two-run homer on Saturday, providing his team with the only runs of the game as they fell to the Rays 5-2. His 22nd big fly of the campaign came off Ryan Yarbrough in the third inning as he finished the day going 1-for-3 with a walk. Semien's selection to the 2021 All-Star game has been deserving since he's slashing a cool .279/.346/.533 with 67 runs, 56 RBI, and 10 steals as the everyday leadoff hitter for the Jays. Managers should be thrilled with his results on date with just one more game left to play before the mid-summer classic.
It is clear that 2019 will end up being Toronto Blue Jays infielderMarcus Semien's career season. But the 30-year-old will still have plenty to offer fantasy managers now that he's a part of the rising Blue Jays lineup. Do not put too much stock in Semien's disappointing 2020 for a few reasons. He had a low .260 BABIP. He stuck out only 20% of the time (close to career average) while walking at an 11% clip (above career norm). In rotisserie leagues, Semien is even more valuable, as he has the potential for double-digit steals. This is an old but familiar story/sequence. We have an undervalued player for years, a career year and an overvalued player the following year hitting regression. And now we await the bounce-back year after a shortened season in which many of the top players struggled. For Semien, the potential bounce-back season will come with an upgrade of both ballpark and lineup in '21, and he will gain second base eligibility.