Stock Up: Marcus Semien
After an up and down 2015 season, and a slow start to the 2016 so far, Marcus Semien has quickly picked up his play.
Although not the greatest average hitter, Semien has some pop in his bat and can make a pitcher pay for missing his location.
In the past week Semien has four pokes, six RBIs, and getting on base at an eye-popping .435 average.
If he could cut down on his high strikeout rate (10 in 35 official at-bats) he would probably see those home run numbers increase, and would see more extra-base hits instead of just singles.
It is hard to look past how good Semien has looked with the bat in his hands the past seven games, whether he can keep it up is something we will just have to wait and see though. He is still a good option regardless in case of an injury or a spot start, but don’t jump to hard and think that he can be an everyday starter.