Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:23:47 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien (illness) was scratched from the lineup Saturday, March 25, due to illness.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:05:38 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien was reinstated from the paternity list Friday, August 26.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:25:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien was activated from the paternity list Friday, Aug. 26.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:34:16 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien was placed on the paternity list Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:42:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien will be out the next two days to spend time with his wife and newborn child. He could end up on the paternity leave list.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:12:37 -0700
Oakland Athletics 3B Danny Valencia, SS Marcus Semien and 1B Billy Butler are not in the starting lineup Friday, July 22. 3B Ryon Healy is at the hot corner and is batting eighth, while SS Arismendy Alcantara is playing shortstop and hitting ninth. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in center field again and is hitting sixth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi.
Fantasy Tip: Healy has seen regular at-bats since his call-up and is hitting .250 with a homer and six RBI in 24 at-bats, but he's merely short-term depth in AL leagues and a low-end deep sleeper pick in DFS. Alcantara has a very limited offensive profile and has no upside hitting low in the order. Smolinski is probably the most attractive of the trio in daily lineups as a value pick after homering last night.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:34:44 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp and 1B Yonder Alonso are not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays left-handed SP Matt Moore Thursday, July 21. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in center field and is batting eighth, while 3B Ryon Healy draws in at third base and is hitting ninth. 3B Danny Valencia moves across the diamond to first base and SS Marcus Semien is batting leadoff.
Fantasy Tip: With a lefty on the bump, Crisp and Alonso are rested. Smolinski doesn't move the DFS needle much hitting that low in the order. He's a desperation stab. Healy has looked good so far but is untested and also has limited upside hitting ninth tonight. Both Valencia and Semien have good power and are nice value selections for daily gamers against the lefty.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:03:03 -0700
Oakland Athletics 3B Danny Valencia and 2B Jed Lowrie are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. 3B Ryon Healy is at the hot corner and is hitting seventh, while 2B Arismendy Alcantara is starting at the keystone and batting ninth against Houston Astros SP Doug Fister. Also, SS Marcus Semien moves up to second in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Healy has shown well in his first 19 major league at-bats with six hits (one homer), six RBI and a .319 average. He's more of a deep sleeper pick for now in DFS and merely an AL-only option in seasonal leagues. Alcantara can run a little but but is extremely limited offensively and should be ignored in DFS. Semien gains daily value today hitting second and is a fine addition to any fantasy lineup with his 20 home runs and 48 RBI from the shortstop position.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:35:33 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick had a game-winning hit that scored SS Marcus Semien with the game-winning run as Oakland beat the Houston Astros, 4-3, in 10 innings on Tuesday, July 19.
Fantasy Tip: Reddick is likely being showcased for a trade at the upcoming deadline, and what better way to earn teams' notice than to deliver a game-winning hit. Whichever team ends up with Reddick might end up using him more, so keep an eye on his landing spot.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:17:33 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien boasts a .671 slugging percentage against left-handed pitchers over 81 plate appearances this season. His nine home runs against southpaws also leads all shortstops.
Fantasy Tip: Semien is having a sneaky fantasy season in the counting stats with 42 runs, 19 home runs, 47 RBI and five stolen bases, and his .242 batting average isn't a complete crippler. He's a viable starter in the majority of seasonal leagues, and he's an excellent option in daily contests when Oakland faces left-handed arms.