German Marquez

Position: RHP
Born: 2/22/1995
Height: 6'1
Weight: 185
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Via trade from the Rays, along with LHP Jake McGee for DH Corey Dickerson and 3B Kevin Padlo, January 28, 2016 (COL) . Originally signed as an international free agent (Venezuela) on July 6, 2011 (TAM).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 11-6 with a 3.13 ERA in 26 starts between Hartford (Double-A) and Albuquerque (Triple-A), striking out 155 and walking 39 in 166.2 IP, while allowing 154 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Albuquerque on September 6.
MLB Debut Date: 9/8/2016

Debut Details
September 8, in a 14-1 loss to the San Diego Padres. The second of six pitchers on the night, he allowed three runs, all earned, on two hits in 2.1 IP, walking three and striking out two. Of 50 pitches thrown, 28 were for strikes. Coming on with one man on and two outs in the bottom of the third in relief of starter Jeff Hoffman, he promptly struck out the first batter he faced, opposing pitcher Clayton Richard, swinging to leave his lone inherited runner stranded. In the fourth, he retired Travis Jankowski on a grounder to shortstop before giving up his first hit, a double to left field by Jon Jay, but got the next two batters, Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte, on infield grounders to end the threat. In the fifth, Marquez walked the first three batters he faced, Alex Dickerson, Ryan Schimpf, and Derek Norris, to load the bases with no outs. After striking out Luis Sardinas swinging, Richard’s groundout to third base allowed Dickerson to score, and Jankowski’s single to center field brought home Schimpf and Norris before Jay grounded out to second base to end the inning.

Player Notes
The Eastern League Player of the Year for his 9-6 record and 2.85 ERA in his 21 starts for the Hartford Yard Goats this year, a span during which he fanned 126 while walking just 33 in 135.2 IP, Marquez has an arsenal with a plus curveball, maybe his best pitch, a fastball in the mid-90s and a changeup with a high upside. He’s got plus control and a smooth delivery and is a very legit starting prospect, especially since he’s still just 22 years old and made the majors in his first season with any time spent above Class A. In 2015 at Charlotte (High A/Rays) he went 7-13 with a 3.56 ERA in 26 games, fanning 104 while walking 29 in 139 innings and allowing 147 hits. In 2014, he’d been at Bowling Green (Class A) where he’d gone 5-7 with a 3.21 ERA in 22 games, striking out 95 in 98 innings and walking 29. He brings a career 3.63 ERA into the bigs with him.