After betting on himself last off-season Marcus Semien turned out one of the greatest offensive seasons for a second baseman of all-time.
He is now tied for the record for most home runs in a year for the position and continues to make “Money Ball” and analytics look silly.
Baseball is in a Golden Age- There is talent everywhere you look, from two-way stars to Triple Crown hopefuls.
Some extraordinary accomplishments can be swept under the rug, but what Marcus Semien has done this year is going to be etched in history forever and it goes to show, always bet on yourself.
Most single-season HR by a 2B in @MLB HISTORY:
T1) Marcus Semien – 43 (2021) 🤯
T1) Davey Johnson – 43 (1973) pic.twitter.com/RKVEUs4ZXd
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 26, 2021
Record Breaking, Money Making Season
Saturday night Semien tied Davey Johnson’s record of 43 home runs in a season by a second baseman. The record has stood since 1973.
Semien spent the first eight seasons of his career at shortstop, but after the Oakland A’s decided not to offer him a deal to stay, he decided to show his versatility.
“When we go out there and do our thing and play our game, no matter what the circumstances are, I’ll take us over anybody,” said Semien.
The Jays are trailing New York and Boston for the final wild card spot with just six games left on their schedule — three head-to-head in “The Six” against the Yankees.
The addition of Marcus Semien to the Blue Jays lineup shifted them from a young team on the rise who may be a year or two away, to one of the best teams in the Majors.
Semien is leading all second baseman in home runs, slugging percentage and has played in the most games. He’s also second in doubles, RBI and second in runs scored.
Marcus is so charming lol 😍🤪 pic.twitter.com/B1MjP7qzAa
— Marcus Semien’s #1 Fan (@hiphilary) September 18, 2021
Semien told reporters over the weekend that he “Still sees himself as a shortstop” which puts his name on a wide list of elite players at the position looking to cash out this summer, none of which have put up better numbers than he has.
Marcus Semien, senhoras e senhores! pic.twitter.com/vRXYY2HS7X
— After Home Plate #ComeBackGuto💪🙏 (@AfterHomePlate) September 19, 2021
Before worrying about inking a new deal, Semiens soul focus this week will be getting the Jays in the playoffs and adding a few extra dollars by showing up big in October. Toronto meets Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton’s Yankees for a critical three-game set on Tuesday.