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.
Surrenders four earned runs
PColorado Rockies
August 22, 2019
Marquez allowed four earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four across six innings Thursday against the Cardinals. He did not factor into the decision.
ANALYSIS
Marquez began the game with three shutout innings but had his start derailed by two two-run home runs. Despite three of his past four starts coming on the road, Marquez has now allowed multiple home runs in three of his past four starts. That's continued a season-long issue, as Marquez is now surrendering 1.5 HR/9 -- a mark exacerbated by his home park. For the season, he now owns a 4.76 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 175 punchouts across 174 innings. He'll look to keep the ball in the yard in his next start, currently scheduled at home Tuesday against Boston.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-5%
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 .235 1115 324 61 239 45 8 42
2019vs Left .264 353 72 20 87 18 4 15
2019vs Right .251 368 103 15 86 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 0.93 100.2 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 this season's data (min 70 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
.313
 
GB/FB
2.08
 
Left On Base
66.9%
 
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
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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Notches eight strikeouts
PColorado Rockies
August 17, 2019
Marquez (12-5) struck out eight while allowing two runs off five hits and one walk over five innings to earn the win Saturday against the Marlins.
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Strikes out nine in win
PColorado Rockies
August 11, 2019
Marquez (11-5) struck out nine while allowing three runs on five hits with two walks across eight innings to earn the victory against the Padres on Sunday.
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Gives up five earned in no-decision
PColorado Rockies
August 6, 2019
Marquez went five innings in a no-decision against the Astros on Tuesday, giving up five earned runs on eight hits while striking out four as the Rockies lost 11-6. He did not issue a walk.
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Cleared to start Tuesday
PColorado Rockies
August 6, 2019
Marquez (cramps) has been cleared to start Tuesday's game against the Astros, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
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Exits with cramps
PColorado Rockies
Undisclosed
July 31, 2019
Marquez was removed from Wednesday's game against the Dodgers due to "full body cramping," Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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