German Marquez

German Marquez

27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Colorado Rockies
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Marquez is one of the league's best starters, but he makes half his starts in Colorado where he can get BABIP'd to death. Over his career, he has a 3.85 ERA and .285 BABIP on the road and at home those numbers jump to 4.73 and .330, respectively. Last season, the narrative got turned on its head a bit. The big difference was his 57.7 GB% at home (0.8 HR/9) compared to a 43.9 GB% (1.4 HR/9) on the road. The discrepancy seemed to be based primarily on him pitching low in the zone at home and high on the road since his pitch mix was nearly identical. Maybe he should just throw low in the zone all the time since he's one of the few starters with two pitches boasting a 20% or higher swinging-strike rate. Due to his home field and nonexistent offense, Marquez won't be worth the hassle for many, but there is value to be extracted here if you pick your spots right. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#260
ADP
$Signed a five-year, $43 million contract extension with the Rockies in April of 2019. Contract includes team option for 2024.
Fans seven in fourth loss
PColorado Rockies
May 22, 2022
Marquez (1-4) took the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets, coughing up five runs (four earned) on 11 hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out seven.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander fired 68 of 102 pitches for strikes before being lifted, and while it wasn't a horrible outing by Coors Field standards, Marquez got little help from his teammates. He's given up at least three earned runs in seven straight starts, leaving him with a 6.14 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 39:12 K:BB through 44 innings on the season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
87
Last 10 Games
87
Last 5 Games
89
How many pitches does German Marquez generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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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 2020
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-19%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .276 685 133 67 169 41 2 14
Since 2020vs Right .233 588 148 33 127 23 3 21
2022vs Left .340 110 23 11 33 8 0 3
2022vs Right .287 89 16 1 25 6 1 5
2021vs Left .265 412 78 43 97 22 0 9
2021vs Right .215 344 98 21 68 13 1 12
2020vs Left .262 163 32 13 39 11 2 2
2020vs Right .239 155 34 11 34 4 1 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-1%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-32%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-57%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.57 1.31 175.1 10 9 0 8.4 3.0 1.0
Since 2020Away 4.60 1.35 123.1 6 12 0 8.5 3.0 1.2
2022Home 6.03 1.51 34.1 1 2 0 8.1 1.8 2.1
2022Away 6.52 1.86 9.2 0 2 0 7.4 4.7 0.0
2021Home 3.67 1.17 103.0 8 3 0 8.6 3.5 0.8
2021Away 5.38 1.40 77.0 4 8 0 9.1 2.8 1.4
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
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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
3.25
 
K/9
8.0
 
BB/9
2.5
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
94.7 mph
 
ERA
6.14
 
WHIP
1.59
 
BABIP
.370
 
GB/FB
2.03
 
Left On Base
59.5%
 
Exit Velocity
83.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.9%
 
Spin Rate
2258 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
29.3%
 
Swinging Strike
10.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Friday's start postponed
PColorado Rockies
May 20, 2022
Marquez won't pitch as scheduled Friday against the Mets after the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
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Earns first win of season
PColorado Rockies
May 14, 2022
Marquez (1-3) earned the win over Kansas City on Saturday, completing six innings and allowing three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six.
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Loss despite quality start
PColorado Rockies
May 8, 2022
Marquez (0-3) took the loss during Sunday's 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Diamondbacks, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in six innings.
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Hammered by Nats
PColorado Rockies
May 4, 2022
Marquez (0-2) took the loss Tuesday as the Rockies fell 10-2 to the Nationals, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out five.
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Lasts 3.2 innings
PColorado Rockies
April 26, 2022
Marquez (0-1) took the loss after allowing seven runs (four earned) on seven hits and a walk while striking out one in 3.2 innings in a 10-3 defeat Tuesday in Philadelphia.
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