German Márquez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/22/1995 (26)
German Márquez Season Stats
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German Márquez News
Colorado Rockies right-handed pitcherGerman Marquez picked up a no-decision on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. He allowed three runs on five hits with five strikeouts and two walks over six innings to pick up his first quality start of the year. The Rockies would go on to lose 10-8 in 13 innings. The 26-year-old right-hander was actually pitching a shutout until the top of the fifth inning when opposing pitcherLuke Weaver, of all batters, hit an RBI single. Christian Walker then tied up the ball game with a two-run shot in the sixth inning before Marquez finished off the frame. This goes down as a solid performance after Marquez's disastrous Opening Day start versus the Dodgers when he walked six batters. He gets the Giants on the road in his next turn and will be a popular DFS option for that one.
Colorado Rockies RHP German Marquez took a no-decision in Thursday's Opening Day win over the Los Angeles Dodgers when he allowed one run on six hits while walking six and striking out two over four innings. To say Marquez got lucky on Thursday would be an understatement. He surrendered six hits while issuing six free passes but only gave up one run to baseball's best lineup. He basically gave up a two-run home run to Cody Bellinger in the top of the third inning but Justin Turner, who was on first base, assumed that left fielder Raimel Tapia was going to make the catch so he ran back towards the bag. Bellinger ended up running past Turner as the ball bounced off Tapia's glove and over the fence. As a result, Bellinger was ruled out and awarded just an RBI single for his effort. Marquez only threw 51-of-92 pitches for strikes so it wasn't an efficient outing. Most fantasy managers probably benched him for this difficult start but he should have a better time on the mound against the Diamondbacks next week.
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez will be the team's Opening Day starter vs. the Dodgers at Coors Field. Antonio Senzatela, Jon Gray, and Austin Gomber will follow Marquez in the four-game set against Los Angeles. The 26-year-old RHP has been the Rockies' best pitcher over the last few seasons but scuffled a bit this spring. He put up a 5.68 ERA, 1.84 WHIP, and 15:8 K/BB ratio over 19 innings in Cactus League play. He did put up a stellar 3.75 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 2020 and is the most reliable Colorado starter from a fantasy perspective. You'll have to take the good with the bad with Marquez, though, as it's never easy making half of your starts at Coors Field.
You know what you get with Marquez. You can stream him on the road with some good results, and you will still have to steer clear of most of his home starts. Last season he fashioned a 5.68 road ERA with a 2.06 mark at home. He had a .371 BABIP at home compared to .234 on the road. There has always been a significant difference in such regards. What was more concerning was Marquez's K% dropping to 21.2. It has fallen in each of the past three seasons, alarmingly down from 28.2% in 2018. There was no major change in his arsenal, as Marquez just threw the slider a bit less and the changeup a little more. There were noticeable variations in his velocity, either. His ERA of 3.75 and xFIP of 3.83 suggested no outliers, either. So Marquez will continue to be what you expect him to be. He will be the No. 1 starter in a weak MLB rotation and viable for usage depending on the venue he is working in, no surprises there. His ADP of 170 may be a bit high for a player you will leave on your bench at times.