German Marquez
German Marquez
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Colorado Rockies
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Marquez is under contract with the Rockies for another three guaranteed years (with a fourth-year team option for 2024), which is a shame because it would be wonderful to see what he could do statistically in a full season away from Coors Field. As if 2020 did not suck enough, Marquez took a beating at home with a 5.68 ERA and a .296 opponents' batting average in 38 innings of work. He was not hurt by homers (two), but the expansiveness of the outfield and the altitude's impact on his breaking stuff make him too hittable. Conversely, he had a 2.06 road ERA and a .201 opponents' batting average away from Coors. His overall strikeout rate fell for a third consecutive season, pushing his K-BB% to a rather pedestrian 14% last season. He has not lost any velocity, so the drop in strikeouts could have been a result of the unbalanced scheduling of 2020. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#185
ADP
$Signed a five-year, $43 million contract extension with the Rockies in April of 2019. Contract includes team option for 2024.
Surrenders four earned runs in loss
PColorado Rockies
July 20, 2021
Marquez (8-7) allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five across six innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Mariners.
ANALYSIS
Marquez cruised through five scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and two walks in that span. However, he unraveled in his final frame, surrendering two singles, two doubles and a two-run home run. That resulted in his seventh loss of the season and first in five starts since June 12. Overall, Marquez has maintained a 3.50 ERA with 119 strikeouts across 118.1 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
84
Last 10 Games
83
Last 5 Games
75
How many pitches does German Marquez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
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 2019
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .255 782 160 62 182 42 6 20
Since 2019vs Right .233 739 200 41 158 18 2 24
2021vs Left .238 266 56 29 56 13 0 3
2021vs Right .191 216 63 15 37 5 1 6
2020vs Left .262 163 32 13 39 11 2 2
2020vs Right .239 155 34 11 34 4 1 4
2019vs Left .264 353 72 20 87 18 4 15
2019vs Right .254 368 103 15 87 9 0 14
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-30%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-15%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-57%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-41%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.93 1.38 188.0 12 8 0 9.2 2.9 0.9
Since 2019Away 3.47 1.03 179.0 11 10 0 8.4 2.1 1.3
2021Home 3.29 1.15 76.2 6 2 0 8.7 3.6 0.5
2021Away 3.89 1.18 41.2 2 5 0 9.7 2.8 1.1
2020Home 5.68 1.50 38.0 1 4 0 8.3 2.8 0.5
2020Away 2.45 1.09 36.2 2 2 0 7.6 2.9 1.0
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
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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
2.70
 
K/9
9.1
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
94.8 mph
 
ERA
3.50
 
WHIP
1.16
 
BABIP
.281
 
GB/FB
2.26
 
Left On Base
71.5%
 
Exit Velocity
80.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.3%
 
Spin Rate
2265 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.4%
 
Swinging Strike
13.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Seven shutout innings
PColorado Rockies
July 10, 2021
Marquez (8-6) won Saturday's 3-0 victory against San Diego, allowing no runs on three hits and a walk with nine strikeouts.
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Strikes out 11
PColorado Rockies
July 5, 2021
Marquez allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out 11 over six innings Sunday against the Cardinals. He did not factor into the decision.
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Teases history in one-hitter
PColorado Rockies
June 30, 2021
Marquez (7-6) earned the win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday, tossing a nine-inning shutout in which he allowed one hit and one walk while striking out five.
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Eight excellent innings
PColorado Rockies
June 23, 2021
Marquez (6-6) allowed one earned run on two hits and no walks while striking out seven across eight innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Mariners.
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Twirls six shutout innings
PColorado Rockies
June 17, 2021
Marquez (5-6) allowed one hit and three walks while striking out two over six scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday versus Milwaukee.
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