Germán Márquez

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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 2021
Colorado Rockies – No. 48
Born: (1995-02-22) February 22, 1995 (age 26)
San Félix, Bolívar, Venezuela
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 2016, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through September 22, 2021)
Win–loss record54–40
Earned run average4.26
Career highlights and awards


Tampa Bay RaysEdit

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]

Colorado RockiesEdit

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]


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.


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 Colorado native Kyle Freeland are widely credited with helping the Rockies reach the postseason in back to back years for the first time in franchise history.


At the start of the 2019 season, the Rockies and Márquez agreed to a 5-year $43 million contract. On April 14, 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. In 2019, he started 28 games, winning 12, and had a 4.76 ERA before being placed on the injured list with right arm inflammation on August 26. Though his ERA was a full point higher than that of 2018, Marquez by and large maintained his consistency from the previous year. Additionally, Marquez's ERA was ballooned by 3 games where he was not taken out despite struggling badly; the last of which was a home game on July 15, 2019 where he gave up a career-worst 11 runs (all earned) in only 2.2 innings to the San Francisco Giants before he was taken out of the game.


In 2020, Márquez went 4–6 with a 3.75 ERA in 13 starts. On defense he led all major league pitchers in errors, with three, and had the lowest fielding percentage, at .750.[7][8]


On June 29, 2021, Márquez took a no-hit bid into the 9th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but a leadoff single by Ka'ai Tom broke it up. He ended up with a one hit shutout. Márquez hit the second home run of his career July 31, 2021 against the San Diego Padres.

See alsoEdit


  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". 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". Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  6. ^ "German Marquez Stats".
  7. ^ "2020 National League Pitcher".
  8. ^ "Major League Leaderboards » 2020 » Pitchers » Fielding Statistics | FanGraphs Baseball".

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