German Marquez
German Marquez
24-Year-Old PitcherSP
Colorado Rockies
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $43 million contract extension with the Rockies in April of 2019. Contract includes team option for 2024.
Sharp against Pirates
PColorado Rockies
May 21, 2019
Marquez (5-2) picked up the win against the Pirates on Tuesday, giving up three hits over eight shutout innings, striking out seven and walking one as the Rockies bagged a 5-0 victory.
ANALYSIS
Marquez bounced back after getting lit up by the Red Sox in his last start, as he cruised through eight frames while allowing just four baserunners. He was struck by a line drive off the bat of Cole Tucker in the eighth inning, but he looks to be fine as he stayed in the game and was able to retire the next two batters. The right-hander now carries a 3.38 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and an excellent 72:13 K:BB through 72 innings.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-35%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .274 919 186 70 229 35 7 25
Since 2017vs Right .234 892 263 49 191 39 8 32
2019vs Left .215 148 30 10 29 4 1 4
2019vs Right .273 145 42 3 38 3 0 4
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
 
 
-32%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-61%
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 4.76 1.41 198.1 14 10 0 9.8 2.6 1.5
Since 2017Away 3.22 1.12 231.2 16 10 0 9.1 2.4 0.9
2019Home 5.34 1.67 28.2 2 1 0 9.4 1.9 1.6
2019Away 2.08 0.74 43.1 3 1 0 8.7 1.5 0.6
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 this season's data (min 40 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
5.54
 
K/9
9.0
 
BB/9
1.6
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
95.2 mph
 
ERA
3.38
 
WHIP
1.11
 
BABIP
.310
 
GB/FB
2.60
 
Left On Base
77.0%
 
Exit Velocity
91.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.0%
 
Spin Rate
2325 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
44.0%
 
Swinging Strike
13.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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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Rocked in Boston
PColorado Rockies
May 15, 2019
Marquez pitched 6.1 innings, allowing five runs on 10 hits while striking out six in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Red Sox. He did not factor in the decision.
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Cruises to easy win
PColorado Rockies
May 11, 2019
Marquez (4-2) picked up the win in Friday's 12-2 rout of the Padres, allowing two runs on 10 hits over 5.2 innings while striking out seven.
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Fans nine in no-decision
PColorado Rockies
May 5, 2019
Marquez threw six innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Sunday, giving up five earned runs on seven hits in Colorado's 8-7 victory. He struck out nine and walked two.
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Falls to 3-2
PColorado Rockies
April 30, 2019
Marquez (3-2) took the loss against the Brewers on Tuesday, yielding four earned runs on six hits over seven innings, striking out six and walking none in Colorado's 4-3 defeat.
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Grabs third win
PColorado Rockies
April 24, 2019
Marquez (3-1) earned the win against the Nationals on Wednesday by allowing three runs on eight hits across seven innings. He struck out seven and walked two.
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