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Free agent shortstop Marcus Semien has agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays according to Jeff Passan.
Semien broke out in 2019 when he smacked 33 home runs and slashed .285/.369/.522 with the A's. He stumbled back to earth in 2020 with a .679 OPS but rebounded in the postseason when he put up a .407 batting average in seven games. He's a great bounce back candidate that should get plenty of RBI opportunities in the loaded Blue Jays lineup.
According to Jim Bowden, the teams interested in free-agent shortstop Marcus Semien include the Phillies, Reds, Red Sox, and Athletics. Bowden reports that MLB teams like Semien's versatility, durability, and 2020 postseason numbers.
In 2019, Marcus Semien posted career highs across the board. He totaled 33 home runs, 123 runs, 92 RBI, and ten steals with a .285 batting average. However, in 2020, he struggled with seven home runs, 28 runs, 23 RBI, and four steals with a .223 batting average in 236 plate appearances. Granted that it's a small sample, but Semien totaled two home runs with a .407 batting average in seven postseason games. He's another player who deserves a roster spot on real-life and fantasy teams, and hopefully, he returns to his 2019 form.
Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored, and a walk in the A's 11-6 season-ending loss to the Astros in Game 4 of the ALDS on Thursday.
Semien notched an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning to score Robbie Grossman but, unfortunately, the game was all but over by then. The upcoming free agent had a poor regular season but did all he could to make up for it during the playoffs. He registered a .407/.484/.667 batting line to go along with two home runs and four RBI across 27 at-bats.
Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored, and a walk in the A's 9-7 win over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday.
Semien took Jose Urquidy deep in the top of the fifth inning to extend Oakland's lead 4-2. They would later blow that lead then retake it in the crazy back-and-forth contest. The shortstop is tearing it up this postseason with a .391/.462/.696 batting line to go along with two home runs and three RBI across 23 at-bats.
Marcus Semien went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and a walk in the A's 5-2 loss at the hands of the Astros in Game 2 of the ALDS on Tuesday.
Semien was one of two Athletics' to notch multiple hits, Khris Davis was the other, on a day when Oakland only mustered six hits as a team. The shortstop has put up three-consecutive multi-hit games and is doing all he can to atone for a disappointing regular season. Through five games (19 at-bats), he's got a .368/.429/.579 batting line to go along with one home run and two RBI.