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Germán Andres Márquez (born February 22, 1995) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He won a Silver Slugger Award in 2018.

Germán Márquez
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Márquez with the Colorado Rockies in 2018
Colorado Rockies – No. 48
Pitcher
Born: (1995-02-22) February 22, 1995 (age 24)
San Félix, Bolívar, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 2016, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through July 15, 2019)
Win–loss record34–24
Earned run average4.37
Strikeouts520
Teams
Career highlights and awards

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CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Márquez signed with the Tampa Bay Rays as an international free agent in July 2011. The Rays added him to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season.[1]

On January 28, 2016, Márquez and Jake McGee were traded to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Corey Dickerson and Kevin Padlo.[2] Marquez was promoted to the Major Leagues on September 6, 2016.[3]

2017Edit

In his first full season in 2017, Márquez went 11-7 with a 4.39 ERA in 162 innings (29 starts), notching a 1.38 WHIP and 147 strikeouts (8.17 K/9). He had the highest zone percentage of all major league pitchers, with 53.2% of his pitches being in the strike zone.[4] He finished fifth in the National League Rookie of the Year voting.

2018Edit

On July 11, 2018, Márquez hit his first career home run off second baseman and former teammate Daniel Descalso in a 19-2 Rockies win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Márquez became the first pitcher to hit a home run off a position player since Mike LaCoss in 1986.[5]

On September 26, 2018, Márquez tied a major-league record by striking out the first eight batters of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, before pitcher Nick Pivetta reached base on an error on a 0-2 pitch. Márquez also broke the franchise record for single-season strikeouts in a season which had been previously held by Ubaldo Jiménez back in 2010.

Márquez had a dominant second half of the 2018 season after working a slider into his pitching repertoire. He ultimately finished with a 14-11 record (his 14 wins were 9th-most in the NL) and 3.77 ERA in 33 starts (2nd; 20 of which were quality outings), with 230 strikeouts (4th) in 196 innings pitched (9th).[6] He had a WHIP of 1.20. His 10.561 K/9 (fourth in the National League) was a new franchise record. Márquez also had a phenomenal season at the plate, hitting .300 (18 for 60) with a home run, 5 RBIs, and a .650 OPS. He received the Silver Slugger Award as the best-hitting pitcher in the National League, becoming the first Rockies pitcher to win the award since Mike Hampton in 2002. Marquez's performance, along with the breakout season of fellow ace Kyle Freeland are widely credited with helping the Rockies reach the postseason in back to back years for the first time in franchise history.

2019Edit

At the start of the 2019 season, the Rockies and Márquez agreed to a 5 year - 43 million dollar contract. Marquez got off to a hot start. On April 14th, 2019, Márquez threw the first one-hit complete game in Rockies franchise history in a 4-0 win, yielding only a single to Evan Longoria in the 8th inning.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rays add Blake Snell, five others to 40-man". Tampa Bay Rays. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Harding, Thomas (January 28, 2016). "Rockies to receive reliever McGee in four-player swap". MLB.com. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "Marquez, Patterson, Valaika called up". Purple Row. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  4. ^ Major League Leaderboards » 2017 » Pitchers » Plate Discipline Statistics | FanGraphs Baseball
  5. ^ "German Marquez homered off Daniel Descalso". MLB.com. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  6. ^ German Marquez Stats | Baseball-Reference.com

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