Friday, January 18, 2013

Scouting Report: Marcus Semien

Position:  SS
Height/Weight:  6'1/190
Bats/Throws:  Right/Right
Birthday:  September 17th, 1990
Hometown/School:  El Cerrito, California - California

Semien was drafted by the White Sox twice, once back in 2008 in the 34th round and then in 2011 during the 6th round.  Semien played his college ball at Cal where he was teammates with top White Sox pitching prospect Erik Johnson.

In 2011, Semien appeared in 60 games with Kannapolis in 2011 where he batted .253/.320/.376 while adding 3 HRs.  In 2012, Semien was promoted to Winston-Salem where he improved on his numbers and showed some pop.  Semien's numbers from last year include a .273/.362/.471 line, 14  HRs, 11 SB (5 CS), and a .137 improvement in OPS.

By reports, Semien's glove and range is solid for him to stay at shortstop.  Below is about the only excerpt about Semien I could find after his 2012 season.

John Sickels:
Another solid infielder, showed surprising pop in High-A and was very hot in the second half. Steady glove.
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