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Marcus Andrew Semien

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: September 17, 1990 in San Francisco, CA
High School: St. Mary's HS (Berkeley, CA)
School: University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 6th round of the 2011 amateur draft.
Signed June 28, 2011. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 2013 (Age 22.352, 18,137th in MLB history)   vs. NYY 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2014 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/WhiteSox 2013-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 1 yr/$510k (15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 0.118, Arb Eligible: 2018, Free Agent: 2021 [*],
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2013 22 CHW AL 21 71 69 7 18 4 0 2 7 2 2 1 22 .261 .268 .406 .673 80 28 1 0 0 1 0 5/46
2014 23 CHW AL 64 255 231 30 54 10 2 6 28 3 0 21 70 .234 .300 .372 .673 93 86 6 1 2 0 0 54/6D
2015 24 OAK AL 124 476 445 48 112 20 4 11 32 10 4 29 104 .252 .297 .389 .686 90 173 14 0 1 1 1 *6
3 Yrs 209 802 745 85 184 34 6 19 67 15 6 51 196 .247 .295 .385 .681 90 287 21 1 3 2 1
162 Game Avg. 162 622 577 66 143 26 5 15 52 12 5 40 152 .247 .295 .385 .681 90 222 16 1 2 2 1
CHW (2 yrs) 85 326 300 37 72 14 2 8 35 5 2 22 92 .240 .293 .380 .673 90 114 7 1 2 1 0
OAK (1 yr) 124 476 445 48 112 20 4 11 32 10 4 29 104 .252 .297 .389 .686 90 173 14 0 1 1 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2013 22 CHW AL 21 71 -1 -1 -0 5 1 4 0.4 3 6 0.7 .518 .502 0.1 0.6 1 5/46
2014 23 CHW AL 64 255 -0 -1 -0 -4 1 -4 -0.3 9 5 0.6 .493 .497 0.9 -0.2 9 $500,000 54/6D
2015 24 OAK AL 124 476 -8 -0 -2 4 6 0 0.1 17 17 1.8 .500 .500 1.4 1.1 13 *6
3 Seasons 209 802 -10 -2 -2 5 8 -1 0.2 29 28 3.0 .500 .499 2.4 1.6 23 $500,000
CHW (2 yrs) 85 326 -1 -2 -0 1 2 -1 0.1 12 11 1.2 .499 .499 1.0 0.4 10 $500,000
OAK (1 yr) 124 476 -8 -0 -2 4 6 0 0.1 17 17 1.8 .500 .500 1.4 1.1 13

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2013 CHW AL 22 3B 17 13 11 121.2 38 5 30 3 2 .921 -0 2 -2 21 2.59 2.06 .959 2.51 2.50
2013 CHW AL 22 2B 3 1 1 13.0 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 0 0 9 0 5.54 2.67 .985 4.64 4.63
2013 CHW AL 22 SS 3 3 2 27.1 20 7 13 0 0 1.000 1 3 53 132 6.59 6.67 .973 4.15 4.13
2014 CHW AL 23 3B 33 31 29 279.1 96 14 72 10 9 .896 3 -3 12 -13 2.77 2.61 .956 2.56 2.55
2014 CHW AL 23 2B 26 25 23 223.2 133 51 78 4 23 .970 -1 -1 -6 -5 5.19 4.96 .984 4.61 4.60
2014 CHW AL 23 SS 3 1 1 13.0 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 24 0 2.08 1.00 .973 3.95 3.97
2014 CHW AL 23 DH 2 2
2015 OAK AL 24 SS 122 118 107 1041.0 524 173 319 32 79 .939 -3 4 -3 5 4.25 4.03 .971 4.19 4.15
3 Seasons SS 128 122 110 1081.1 547 180 335 32 80 .941 -1 7 -2 7 4.29 4.02 .971 4.19 4.15
2 Seasons 3B 50 44 40 401.0 134 19 102 13 11 .903 3 -1 8 -2 2.72 2.42 .957 2.54 2.53
2 Seasons 2B 29 26 24 236.2 141 52 85 4 23 .972 -1 -1 -5 -5 5.21 4.72 .984 4.61 4.60
1 Season DH 2 2
3 Seasons TOT 207 192 174 1719.0 822 251 522 49 114 .940 0 5 0 3 4.05 3.73 .971 3.86 3.82
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2015 AL  124 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
2015 AL  32 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
2015 AL  122 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
2015 AL  173 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
2015 AL  32 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
2015 AL  79 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2459), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Shortstop (306th), 3.0 career WAR/3.0 7yr-peak WAR/3.0 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2014 23 Chicago White Sox $500,000 0.027 contracts
201524Oakland Athletics$510,0000.118
2015 StatusSigned thru 2015, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2018, Earliest Free Agent: 2021
Career to date (may be incomplete)$500,000Does not include future salaries ($0)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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