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Marcus Semien SSWhite Sox

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date9-17-1990
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age23 years, 10 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 CHA 22 21 71 69 7 18 4 0 2 28 1 22 0 1 0 7 2 2 .261 .268 .406 .266 1.7 0.8 0.3
2014 CHA 23 43 181 165 22 36 7 1 3 54 16 57 0 0 0 18 3 0 .218 .287 .327 .227 0.3 0.1 0.0
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Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 KAN A 60 262 .257 .261 .332 .391 .256 .312 103 -0.9 7.6 3.1 3.6 1.1 10.1 1.4 10.1 1.4
2012 WNS A+ 107 487 .300 .263 .330 .402 .268 .323 98 21.6 14.6 4.6 -7.4 -1.5 42.8 3.5 42.8 3.5
2013 CHA MLB 21 71 .266 .246 .310 .382 .259 .348 99 0.4 1.9 0.3 0.8 -0.6 1.7 0.3 1.7 0.3
2013 BIR AA 105 484 .329 .244 .321 .363 .257 .317 100 33.7 13.1 2.7 1.3 2.9 53.3 5.9 53.3 5.9
2013 CHR AAA 32 142 .275 .255 .324 .379 .251 .293 102 2.3 4.0 1.6 -3.1 -0.9 7.7 0.5 7.7 0.5
2014 CHA MLB 43 181 .227 .263 .324 .408 .264 .314 109 -5.7 4.7 0.1 0.1 -0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2014 CHR AAA 52 230 .257 .263 .328 .397 .253 .250 111 -0.9 6.9 0.8 0.1 0.8 8.3 0.8 8.3 0.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 KAN A 262 35 58 15 2 3 26 22 53 3 4 .253 .320 .376 .122 .257 10.1 3.6 1.4
2012 WNS A+ 487 80 114 31 5 14 59 55 97 11 5 .273 .362 .471 .199 .300 42.8 -7.4 3.5
2013 BIR AA 484 90 114 21 5 15 49 84 66 20 5 .290 .420 .483 .193 .329 53.3 1.3 5.9
2013 CHR AAA 142 20 33 11 1 4 17 14 24 4 0 .264 .338 .464 .200 .275 7.7 -3.1 0.5
2013 CHA MLB 71 7 18 4 0 2 7 1 22 2 2 .261 .268 .406 .145 .266 1.7 0.8 0.3
2014 CHR AAA 230 33 47 13 1 9 38 28 39 2 2 .239 .335 .452 .213 .257 8.3 0.1 0.8
2014 CHA MLB 181 22 36 7 1 3 18 16 57 3 0 .218 .287 .327 .109 .227 0.3 0.1 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 263 0.5323 0.4715 0.6371 0.5357 0.3984 0.7600 0.4490 0.3629
2014 790 0.5190 0.4139 0.7554 0.5634 0.2526 0.8312 0.5729 0.2416
Career10530.52230.42830.72590.55650.2890.81340.5420.2719

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHA $500,000
2013 CHA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 27 d1 year/$0.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 9/3/13.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2011 (6-201) (Cal). $0.13M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .267 .250 .533 .289
11 vs R (Multi) .259 .273 .370 .234
18 Split (Multi) -.007 .023 -.163 -.055
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .267 .250 .533 .289
31 vs R (2013) .259 .273 .370 .234
38 Split (2013) -.007 .023 -.163 -.055
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Articles

Marcus Semien is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 16Bret Sayre2014-07-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 16Mike Gianella2014-07-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Takes on Prospects: ShortstopsAndrew Koo2014-06-06
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/16Ben Lindbergh2014-05-16
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 5/16Chris Mosch2014-05-16
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 12: Brandon "Sweet Talkin'" GuyerJared Weiss2014-04-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 12: Brandon "Sweet Talkin'" GuyerBen Murphy2014-04-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 12: Brandon "Sweet Talkin'" GuyerIan Lefkowitz2014-04-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Auction Values: Fifth EditionMike Gianella2014-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Prospect Proximity RankingsR.J. Anderson2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenIan Lefkowitz2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenJared Weiss2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenBen Murphy2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: ShortstopsBen Murphy2014-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: ShortstopsIan Lefkowitz2014-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: ShortstopsJared Weiss2014-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 ShortstopsBret Sayre2014-02-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: ShortstopsCraig Goldstein2014-02-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Shortstop ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-05
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10Bret Sayre2014-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Only ReedSam Miller2013-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Only ReedBen Carsley2013-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago White Sox Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Chicago White SoxCraig Goldstein2013-11-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Chicago White SoxMike Gianella2013-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 28Jeff Moore2013-10-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 21Jeff Moore2013-10-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Looking Ahead to 2014Bret Sayre2013-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 14, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessCovering the Call-Ups, Part Two: The HittersBen Carsley2013-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessCovering the Call-Ups, Part Two: The HittersCraig Goldstein2013-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessCovering the Call-Ups, Part Two: The HittersBret Sayre2013-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessCovering the Call-Ups, Part Two: The HittersMark Anderson2013-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessCovering the Call-Ups, Part Two: The HittersJason Cole2013-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessCovering the Call-Ups, Part Two: The HittersJeff Moore2013-09-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Fool's Gold: ShortstopsCraig Goldstein2013-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessCovering the Call-Ups, Part One: The PitchersJason Cole2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCovering the Call-Ups, Part One: The PitchersJeff Moore2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCovering the Call-Ups, Part One: The PitchersBen Carsley2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCovering the Call-Ups, Part One: The PitchersCraig Goldstein2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 24Zach Mortimer2013-07-25


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the better career, Marcus Semien or Micah Johnson?
(hamsterjockey from DC)
Blech. Real baseball? I guess, Semien. Fantasy baseball? Johnson. The steals will help him carry some value. Just wish he could hit. (J.P. Breen)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)While he's got a shot, is Marcus Semien fantasy-worthy, or just another warm body in the MI slot, mocking you, daring you to drop him every morning.
(RotoLando from Cloud City)
I'm a fan of Semien, and a converted one at that. Originally I billed him as a utility type but he's got a really nice approach and - especially in that park - enough pop to matter. Add in that his competition is Gordon Beckham and I think he can last in the bigs this year (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Marcus Semien? Better offensively than Beckham?
(Ryan from Chicago)
Yes. I'd take him over Beckham. Nothing flashy, but a solid ballplayer. Second-division type. (Jason Parks on the Completed Prospect Rankings)
2014-01-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you see Marcus Semien rated at the end of a full year playing. Is his ceiling as a 2B/SS capable of being a top 10?
(OB1 from NYC)
Probably not. His OFP in Jason's White Sox top 10 was "Low 5; second-division player." A guy like that could maybe have a fluky season where he's top 10 a some position, but he wouldn't be there consistently. (Ben Lindbergh)
2014-01-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)Isn't Marcus Semien the sort of player who does a lot of things fairly well and nothing extraordinarily well? As such, isn't he the sort of player who tends to be shortchanged in prospect lists but ends up carving out a pretty successful career? As a Sox fan, I hope so. Any chance this is the new market inefficiency to exploit?
(GrinnellSteve from Iowa)
I think that type of player does tend to be underrated on prospect lists, and in general--the focus on tools probably does make us miss out on some productive players who don't stand out in any one area. I don't know enough about Semien to say whether he's one of them. (Ben Lindbergh)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Keith Law said he prefers Marcus Semien to Kolten Wong. Can you go find him and beat some sense into him?
(Reed from Texas)
I'd rather have Wong, but it's not a ridiculous statement. Wong is more of a high-floor than a high-celing guy. If Semien turns into an everyday player, it will be close. (Jeff Moore)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you rank these first-year 2b in order of who will have the best career? Kolten Wong, Scooter Gennett, Nick Franklin, Chris Owings, Wilmer Flores, Jonathan Schoop, Marcus Semien, Grant Green. Thank you.
(The Kernel from Pasadena)
Wong, Owings, Franklin, Schoop, Gennett, Semien, Flores, Green. (Jason Parks)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)is there anything Marcus Semien can do to get some respect? 17.4% BB%, 13.6% K%, 189 ISO, 19 SBs in second season at AA! I understand he isn't "toolsy", but sometimes scouts are slow to catch up to just out of the blue.
(D from NY)
Hey I pumped him in the MLU the other day! (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Seriously, what kind of upside can we expect for Marcus Semien on the big-league level?
(Matt from New York)
I think Marcus Semien is a utility player in the big leagues. (Zach Mortimer)


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