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.
Coughs up four runs
PColorado Rockies
September 28, 2021
Marquez (12-11) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks over five innings Monday, striking out four and taking a loss against the Nationals.
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Marquez allowed just a single through three scoreless innings to open the game before the Nationals put up a three-run fourth inning. He allowed another run in the fifth and failed to complete six innings for the third straight start. During that span, he's been hammered for 15 runs in 13 innings (10.38 ERA). Marquez will carry a 4.40 ERA into his projected start this weekend in Arizona.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
85
Last 10 Games
83
Last 5 Games
90
How many pitches does German Marquez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
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
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-19%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .264 928 182 76 223 51 6 26
Since 2019vs Right .236 867 235 47 189 26 2 30
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
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
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-32%
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 4.91 1.36 214.1 14 9 0 9.1 2.9 1.0
Since 2019Away 4.07 1.13 214.1 13 13 0 8.4 2.2 1.3
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
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
2.75
 
K/9
8.8
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
94.8 mph
 
ERA
4.40
 
WHIP
1.27
 
BABIP
.303
 
GB/FB
2.27
 
Left On Base
68.6%
 
Exit Velocity
82.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.4%
 
Spin Rate
2243 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
25.6%
 
Swinging Strike
12.0%
 
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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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Allows 10 baserunners
PColorado Rockies
September 22, 2021
Marquez allowed five earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four across four innings Wednesday against the Dodgers. He did not factor into the decision.
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Escapes with no-decision
PColorado Rockies
September 17, 2021
Marquez allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks with one strikeout in four innings versus Washington on Friday. He did not factor in the decision.
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Thursday's game postponed
PColorado Rockies
September 16, 2021
Marquez and the Rockies won't play Thursday against Atlanta after the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
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Gets back on track Friday
PColorado Rockies
September 10, 2021
Marquez (12-10) allowed six hits and a walk while striking out six over six scoreless innings to earn the win Friday over Philadelphia.
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Settles for no-decision
PColorado Rockies
September 5, 2021
Marquez allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk while striking out five in five innings in Saturday's win over Atlanta. He didn't factor into the decision.
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