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
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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.
Delivers six solid innings
PColorado Rockies
September 21, 2020
Marquez (3-6) allowed one run on five hits and a walk while striking out three over six innings in a win over the Giants on Monday.
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The only run against Marquez came in the fifth inning on a Donovan Solano single. Other than that, the right-hander was able to produce his fourth straight quality start. Marquez has a 4.10 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 66:24 K:BB in 74.2 innings this year. He's expected to make his last start of the regular season Saturday in Arizona.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
95
Last 10 Games
95
Last 5 Games
95
How many pitches does German Marquez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
 
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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 2018
 
 
-18%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-35%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .275 941 197 66 238 45 7 32
Since 2018vs Right .225 912 274 50 188 27 7 27
2020vs Left .262 163 32 13 39 11 2 2
2020vs Right .245 152 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
2018vs Left .290 425 93 33 112 16 1 15
2018vs Right .188 392 137 24 67 14 6 9
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-42%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-57%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-41%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-38%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 5.47 1.50 200.2 12 12 0 10.3 2.7 1.3
Since 2018Away 3.17 0.98 244.0 17 10 0 8.9 2.0 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
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
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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
2.75
 
K/9
8.0
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
95.6 mph
 
ERA
4.10
 
WHIP
1.30
 
BABIP
.317
 
GB/FB
2.31
 
Left On Base
66.6%
 
Exit Velocity
83.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.9%
 
Spin Rate
2287 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.5%
 
Swinging Strike
12.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Takes loss in quality start
PColorado Rockies
September 16, 2020
Marquez (2-6) took the loss Wednesday against the A's after giving up three runs on six hits with six strikeouts and four walks over 6.2 innings.
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Still starting Wednesday
PColorado Rockies
September 13, 2020
Marquez will start Wednesday's game against the Athletics, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
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Pushed up to start Tuesday
PColorado Rockies
September 13, 2020
Marquez will start Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
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Strong in no-decision
PColorado Rockies
September 11, 2020
Marquez allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings Friday versus the Angels. He struck out five and did not factor in the decision.
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Picks up quality start Saturday
PColorado Rockies
September 5, 2020
Marquez completed seven innings against the Dodgers on Saturday, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five. He did not factor in the decision.
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