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Should We Be Worried About Marcus Semien?

When the Rangers signed Marcus Semien to a seven-year $175 million dollar contract, the expectations immediately poured in. These expectations were fairly placed on a player, who just had the greatest offensive season by a second baseman in baseball history. Safe to say throughout his first month and a half...
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Rangers' Marcus Semien: Comes through with three hits

Semien went 3-for-5 at the dish in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Angels. The three hits were a season high for Semien and exceeded his combined output (two) from his previous nine games combined. Semien's lowly .173 batting average is destined to climb from here, but the 31-year-old has yet to show any signs of bouncing back in the power department. With his move to Texas this offseason, Semien was already expected to see a downturn from the career-best 45 home runs he delivered with Toronto in 2021, but his decline as a power hitter has been even more severe than anticipated. He has yet to leave the yard through 35 games and has only seven extra-base hits (all doubles) over his 153 plate appearances. Per Statcast, Semien sits in the bottom-10 percentile of all hitters in terms of average exit velocity, barrel rate, expected slugging percentage and hard-hit percentage, so it's tough to count on him staging a major turnaround as a power hitter.
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Rangers' Marcus Semien: Pilfers bag in loss

Semien went 1-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Astros. The stolen base was Semien's third of the season and first in 28 contests. The second baseman and leadoff batter had his fourth hit in the last two games, but he's still batting just .175 with eight RBI through 36 games. For the optimists, Semien is batting .200 during the month of May, up from a .157 April.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Rangers' Marcus Semien: Not in Thursday's lineup

Semien isn't starting Thursday's game against the Royals. Semien will get a breather after he went 0-for-16 with five strikeouts over the last four games. Andy Ibanez will start at the keystone while Eli White takes over in left field.
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Rangers' Marcus Semien: Reaches three times

Semien went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in a 2-0 loss Sunday in Oakland. Semien led off the game with a single, walked in the third and doubled in the eighth. It was just the second multi-hit game of the season for the second baseman. After signing a massive contract with Texas, he has struggled to produce or hit for power as a Ranger. Over the last week he has been better, going 6-for-21 with two doubles and three walks but he remains in search of his first home run of 2022.
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Rangers' Marcus Semien: Swipes first bag

Semien went 1-for-3 with two walks, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 9-6 loss to the Angels. Semien's had a quiet presence to open the season, but Friday's effort was a promising sign he's ready to start making an impact. The stolen base was the first of the season, and he has hits and runs scored in two consecutive games.
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