Marcus Andrew Semien (born September 17, 1990) is a Texas Rangers shortstop and second baseman in Major League Baseball. He stands 6 feet tall.
He formerly played in Major League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox, Oakland A’s, and Toronto Blue Jays. Semien grew up pitching and playing infield for El Cerrito Youth Baseball, just over the bay from San Francisco, and was a member of the area’s All-Star teams.
Semien was put on the 10-day injured list on April 17, 2017, owing to a right wrist fracture that necessitated surgery. He batted.249 in 2017 with 10 home runs and twelve stolen bases. He batted.255 in 2018, with fifteen home runs and fourteen stolen bases.
With 459 assists, he topped the major leagues in defense. He was one of three American League contenders for a Gold Glove at shortstop, demonstrating significant defensive improvement over his prior seasons. He batted.285/.369/.522 with 33 home runs in 2019 and led the majors with 747 plate appearances.
His improved play drew even more attention from postseason award voters, as he was chosen to the inaugural All-MLB second team at shortstop, placed third in voting for the American League MVP, and was once again named one of three Gold Glove candidates.