Marcus Semien Toronto Blue Jays

Age: 31 (September 17, 1990) | 6' 0" | 195lbs. | Bats: Right SS-53
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
OAK A 2017 5 17 2 6 0 2 3 0 1 5 0 0 .353 .300 .706 0 10 .294 n/a
OAK AAA 2017 3 14 4 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .286 .333 .500 7 7 .250 n/a
OAK AL 2017 85 342 53 85 38 85 19 1 10 40 12 1 .249 .325 .398 10 22 .300 37/20/42 12 12
OAK AL 2018 159 632 89 161 61 131 35 2 15 70 14 6 .255 .318 .388 9 19 .296 39/23/38 20 20
OAK AL 2019 162 657 123 187 87 102 43 7 33 92 10 8 .285 .369 .522 12 14 .294 41/20/39 29 29
OAK AL 2020 53 211 28 47 25 50 9 1 7 23 4 0 .223 .305 .374 11 21 .260 33/20/47 14 14
TOR AL 2021 149 597 107 161 63 136 38 2 40 95 15 1 .270 .341 .541 9 20 .285 31/21/48 31 29
Career 9yrs 1007 3863 574 991 389 867 208 24 155 475 81 25 .257 .325 .443 9 20 .293 n/a
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In this crazy under-hitting environment of extra-spinning baseballs, Peter and Eugene, with their initial projections below, were right on the Semien track, at least so far. He's been a major player on my club. 

Some of his HRs have been "wall-scrapers," says BP. So, maybe the move north will reduce the longballs, but I like the total game he is playing.

David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers ()
May 21
Percentiles: Barrel 27 EV 12 xBA 7 xSLG 13 SO 56 BB 70 speed 80
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

If there are no fans allowed, I'm not sure it would matter.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 28

Good question, Peter. I really don't know what options the Rays/Jays would have under the current circumstances. How is the Jays current TV deal with themselves affected? 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jan 28

Do the Rays get to keep Toronto from playing in Dunedin? It's only 25 miles. 

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 28

I can't see the Jays playing in Toronto until the end of May, at the earliest. It could quite possibly be after the All Star break or maybe not at all. The Dunedin Blue Jays are going to score a pile of runs this year. 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jan 27

Most Wins Above Replacement by primary shortstops since 2017

PlayerWARAgeOPSTm
Francisco Lindor19.623‑26.844CLE
Trevor Story16.724‑27.871COL
Andrelton Simmons16.527‑30.730LAA
Marcus Semien15.826‑29.772OAK
Javier Baez15.224‑27.815CHC

See the full list at Stathead.com's Batting Season Finder

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 27

Is dWAR in such a small sample size valid? Semien's last year was -0.2 after being 2.2 in 2019. Bichette's was 0.0 last year, 0.6 in 2019.

More to the point, on a one-year contract, Semien doesn't take over at short.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 27

Marcus Semien (SS) TOR - Jan. 26

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=762530

Semien agreed to a one-year, $18 million contract with the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The 30-year-old was unable to secure a long-term deal this offseason, but he'll get $18 million this season before returning to free agency ahead of the 2022 campaign. Bo Bichette isn't going anywhere at shortstop for the Blue Jays, so Semien is expected to take over at second base, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Semien has exclusively played shortstop since 2015, but he did have some big-league experience at second base and third base across the two previous seasons. He largely struggled in 2020 with a .679 OPS in 53 games, but he posted an .891 OPS with 33 homers in 2019 and will look to recapture that form for Toronto. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 27

Oakland kills batting average more than anything else. Adding 20 points to his career average and a similar 20 to his career OBP and SLG, even if they are all singles, will make for a nice bump.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 27