Originally Posted by Harry Chappas
Is Semien considered a legit prospect for the MLB or is he more of a career minor-leaguer? I don't recall hearing much buzz about him but his slash line looks pretty darn good. He also appears to have some pop in his bat, particularly for a middle infielder.
How's his glove? Could he be our replacement for Alexei?
He's a legit prospect, although most would tell you that he's overachieving right now. He swung the bat well in college and took walks, so I'm not surprised with his success. His defense is inconsistent though, and his range is pretty average. He has the arm to play SS, but a lot of scouts think he's going to end up at second base.