Marcus Semien (2B / 3B, CWS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: Marcus Semien is a name we are starting to hear a little more regularly due to him getting his share of at bats coming firmly entrenched in the 2-hole in the White Sox lineup. His glove is solid, which will keep him in the field even during his struggles, but his bat is about average, as evidenced by his .227 BA through his first 10 GP.  He has 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 SB, and 6 Runs that have come largely from playing in front of Jose Abreu's monster bat.  He deserves some more time to adjust to the big leagues, and the White Sox will stay patient as they're firmly committed to a rebuild.  His upside this season is a .255 BA, 85 runs, 10 HR and 15 SB, which is ok for a middle infielder in very deep leagues. He is by no means somebody you should run and grab, but he's worth monitoring if he gets hot.

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