German Marquez
German Marquez
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Colorado Rockies
2020 Fantasy Outlook
A divisive player last draft season, Marquez's backers argued his huge second half in 2018 proved he could thrive anywhere, while his detractors pointed to the long list of pitchers before him who couldn't tame Coors Field. Though Marquez displayed stellar skills -- his 19.4 K-BB% and 12.7 SwSt% were both top 20 among qualified starters -- the skeptics ultimately got the last laugh. Marquez submitted a bloated 6.26 ERA (3.30 xFIP) and 1.55 WHIP in 13 starts at altitude, and his road numbers, while good, couldn't atone for the Coors-inflicted damage. For that reason, Marquez is best suited for leagues with daily lineup moves, but those rostering him in weekly formats should aim to fill out their staff with low ERA/WHIP arms. Despite the ratio risk he carries, Marquez offers high-end strikeout upside; he was tracking for a second straight 200-K season until he was shuttered in late August with an arm injury. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $43 million contract extension with the Rockies in April of 2019. Contract includes team option for 2024.
In line for Opening Day nod
PColorado Rockies
July 8, 2020
Manager Bud Black "strongly hinted" Wednesday that Marquez will start the Rockies' Opening Day game July 24 in Texas versus the Rangers, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
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Colorado never formally announced an Opening Day starter before MLB went on hiatus in mid-March, but Marquez was always viewed as the odds-on favorite for the nod after leading all Rockies starters in innings (174), strikeout rate (24.3 percent) and xFIP (3.54) in 2019. Marquez's overall numbers were marred by pitching at altitude at Coors Field (6.26 ERA in 73.1 innings at home), but he'll at least benefit from making his first 2020 start on the road in the inaugural game at Globe Life Field, which is expected to play more pitcher-friendly than its predecessor, Globe Life Park in Arlington.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
93
Last 10 Games
91
Last 5 Games
91
How many pitches does German Marquez generally throw?
 
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11-20
 
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31-40
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
What part of the game does German Marquez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-35%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .279 1124 228 80 287 49 10 36
Since 2017vs Right .236 1115 324 61 240 45 8 42
2019vs Left .264 353 72 20 87 18 4 15
2019vs Right .254 368 103 15 87 9 0 14
2018vs Left .290 425 93 33 112 16 1 15
2018vs Right .188 392 137 24 67 14 6 9
2017vs Left .280 346 63 27 88 15 5 6
2017vs Right .269 355 84 22 86 22 2 19
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-31%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-41%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-38%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-9%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.15 1.42 243.0 17 11 0 10.0 2.6 1.5
Since 2017Away 3.55 1.11 289.0 20 12 0 8.8 2.2 1.2
2019Home 6.26 1.55 73.1 5 2 0 10.3 2.2 1.6
2019Away 3.67 0.94 100.2 7 3 0 8.1 1.5 1.4
2018Home 4.74 1.47 89.1 6 6 0 11.1 3.1 1.3
2018Away 2.95 0.98 106.2 8 5 0 10.1 2.2 0.9
2017Home 4.59 1.26 80.1 6 3 0 8.5 2.2 1.7
2017Away 4.19 1.49 81.2 5 4 0 7.8 3.2 1.1
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Stat Review
How does German Marquez compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.00
 
K/9
9.1
 
BB/9
1.8
 
HR/9
1.5
 
Fastball
95.5 mph
 
ERA
4.76
 
WHIP
1.20
 
BABIP
.315
 
GB/FB
2.08
 
Left On Base
67.1%
 
Exit Velocity
91.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.7%
 
Spin Rate
2331 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
44.0%
 
Swinging Strike
12.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2017
Marquez took a big leap in his second full season, finishing eighth in the major leagues in strikeouts. Something clicked around midseason. He posted a 2.41 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 137:20 K:BB in his final 16 starts spanning 108.1 innings, including a minuscule 1.90 ERA at Coors Field during that stretch. Both his breaking pitches -- his curveball and his slider -- had swinging-strike rates north of 20%, and Marquez had the fourth-best K-BB% among qualified starters in the second half (28.4%). The Coors Field effect is always risky on a start-to-start basis, but Marquez has two full seasons under his belt and will turn just 24 in February, so there's plenty of reason to expect growth and continued success.
Fun with small samples: in nearly the same number of innings, Marquez's home ERA was 4.59 compared to 4.19 away from Coors Field, which makes sense. However, a 1.26 home WHIP versus 1.49 away is curious until you see Marquez's road BABIP was a bloated .331. Skills-wise, Marquez fanned more and walked fewer at home, though he predictably surrendered more homers in Coors. The message isn't Marquez is a better pitcher at home, but rather if he can improve his performance on the road, which he should, he can be a useful starter. In his favor is a low walk rate (2.7 BB/9) and a groundball tilt (45.2 percent) to help combat the long ball. Colorado did an excellent job managing his innings, limiting the righty to 29 starts spanning 162 frames. Marquez should eclipse that total in 2018, but not by much as the Rockies look to protect their still just 23-year-old arm.
Marquez was more or less an add-on in the trade that brought Jake McGee to Colorado from Tampa Bay, but after one season in the Rockies' system, it seems like the 21-year-old was actually the true prize. The right-hander started off strong, holding a 2.85 ERA and a 126:33 K:BB ratio with Double-A Hartford, prompting a promotion to Triple-A Albuquerque. He also performed well at that stop, leading the Rockies to send Marquez to the big leagues ahead of schedule. The top prospect had some rough outings with Colorado, but he also displayed the pitching prominence that led the Rockies to accelerate him through their farm system. His pitching style fits his future home park quite well (good control, few home runs allowed), and if he can continue to adjust to big league hitters, Marquez could break camp in the rotation and become one of its staples for years to come.
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Prepared to lead rotation
PColorado Rockies
March 24, 2020
Marquez is a lock for the rotation and felt healthy throughout spring training, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
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Spring debut set for Sunday
PColorado Rockies
February 27, 2020
Marquez is scheduled to start Sunday's Cactus League game against the Angels, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
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Throwing to begin spring
PColorado Rockies
February 16, 2020
Marquez (arm) was spotted throwing off the mound during Sunday's workout session, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
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Unlikely to return this season
PColorado Rockies
Arm
September 2, 2019
Manager Bud Black said Marquez (arm) has an "outside chance of pitching again" this season, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
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Could be shut down
PColorado Rockies
Arm
August 26, 2019
The Rockies are deciding whether to shut Marquez (arm) down for the rest of the season, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
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