Marcus Andrew Semien is a Major League Baseball shortstop and second baseman for the Texas Rangers (MLB). He has previously played for the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays in Major League Baseball.
Semien was selected in the 34th round of the 2008 MLB draft by the Chicago White Sox. Instead of signing, he enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley.
Semien was a member of the California Golden Bears baseball team in college. Semien was the team’s starting shortstop as a junior, but his.275 batting average hampered his draft ranking.
Semien was drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 MLB draft by the White Sox. He began his professional career with the Kannapolis Intimidators in Class A in 2011.
Semien was promoted to the Winston-Salem Dash’s Class A-Advanced team for the 2012 season. He had 31 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs, 59 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases in 418 at-bats.
He was the White Sox’s #8 prospect in 2013.
Meet Damien Semien and Tracy White
In 1990, Marcus was born while Damien attended Cal-Berkeley and played football there. His father went to the University of California at Berkeley, where he participated in football throughout his time there.
Additionally, Tracy White, Marcus’s mother, received her education at the University of California, Berkeley. The union between Tracy and her husband, Damien, resulted in the birth of two children.