Germán Andres Márquez…resides in San Felix, Bolivar, Venezuela…married to Dilvanny, and together they have a son, Damian, born on July 24, 2018...Son of Germán Márquez and Oniela Rojas…has an older sister, Hendyma, and a younger brother, Geremia...Enjoys spending time with his family and going to the beach...Began playing baseball at the age of five.
Was Colorado’s Opening Day starter for the first time in his career and led the National League with 82.1 innings pitched...Took his first career Interleague loss on Opening Day after allowing one run on two hits over 5.2 innings of work…this Opening Day start was the sixth of his career in which he pitched at least five hitless innings, a franchise record...Tied for the Major League lead with 13 starts...Posted an ERA of 2.06 on the road (43.2 IP, 10 ER) with a 3-2 record, 13 walks and 38 strikeouts over seven starts…the road ERA ranked third in the NL, fifth in MLB, trailing only Trevor Bauer (1.35) and Clayton Kershaw (1.84) in the NL...Recorded his 600th career strikeout on Aug. 20 vs. Houston, becoming the seventh player in franchise history to reach the 600-strikeout plateau and the youngest to do so, at age 25 years and 180 days (previous record: Ubaldo Jiménez, 26 years and 217 days).
At the time he was placed on the injured list on Aug. 26, led the National League with 174 innings pitched, was tied for fifth with 12 win and ranked ninth with 175 strikeouts ... Made 28 starts before being placed on the 10-day injured list on Aug. 26 with right arm inflammation ... missed the remainder of the season ... Moved into seventh placed in franchise history with 567 strikeouts ... began the season in 12th place, passing Curtis Leskanic (415), Adam Ottavino (452), Brian Fuentes (470), Jhoulys Chacín (514) and Aaron Cook (558) ... Also moved into a tie with Chacín for ninth place in franchise history with 38 wins ... entered the season with the 21st-most victories ... In his final seven starts after July 15, went 4-0 with a 3.68 ERA (44.0 IP, 18 ER), seven walks and 47 strikeouts ... Pitched at least eight innings four times, the most eight-frame outings since Chacín had four in 2013 ... Went 8-4 with a 4.45 ERA (127.1 IP, 63 ER) and 125 strikeouts in 20 starts in the first half, tied for the most first-half strikeouts in franchise history (also: Jon Gray, 2018) ... Three of Colorado's four losing streaks of five or more games were snapped with Márquez earning the win in a quality start (April 14 at San Francisco, July 21 at New York-AL and Aug. 11 at San Diego) ... in those three games, he combined to allow five runs over 24.0 innings of work (1.88 ERA), with four walks and 19 strikeouts ... pitched eight or more innings in two of the those games (Aug. 11 and April 14) ... Streak of 22.2 innings without a walk from the second inning of his start on July 21 through the first inning of his start at San Diego on Aug. 11 was tied for the second-longest single-season streak in franchise history, and the longest streak for a starting pitcher in franchise history ... Pitched his first career complete-game shutout on April 14 at San Francisco, allowing one hit with one hit batter and nine strikeouts ... took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before allowing a one-out single to Evan Longoria ... it was the first one-hit complete-game shutout in franchise history ... his game score of 94, per Baseball Reference, was one point short of Jon Gray's franchise record of 95 set on Sept. 16, 2016 (CGSO, 4 H, 16 SO) ... Took a perfect game into the sixth inning on April 30 at Milwaukee, the second time in the month that he took a perfect game through at least five innings ... per Elias, became the first pitcher in franchise history to have two games in which he was perfect through five innings in one season, let alone one month, and the first pitcher in MLB to have two such games in one month since Max Scherzer in June 2015 ... Alllowed a career-high 11 runs on 11 hits over 2.2 innings on July 15 vs. San Francisco in the first game of a doubleheader ... On July 21 at Yankee Stadium, became the first NL pitcher to work seven or more innings and allow two runs or fewer at Yankee Stadium since Madison Bumgarner in 2016 ... only the third NL pitcher to work seven or more frames and allow three or fewer hits since the ballpark opened in 2009 ... Batted .234 (11-for-47) with four doubles, one triple and 11 RBI ... led all pitchers with 11 RBI, tied for the lead with four doubles and ranked tied for sixth with 11 hits ... his 11 RBI were tied for the second most by a pitcher in a single season in franchise history, the most since Jason Jennings had 11 in 2002 ... Had a five-game hitting streak May 5-31, the first Rockies pitcher with a five-game streak since Mike Hampton since 2001 ... Batted .500 (6-for-12) with nine RBI in May, the most RBI by a pitcher in any month since the St. Louis Cardinals' Rick Wise had nine RBI in August 1973 ... recorded at least one RBI in four straight games, May 5-26, the second pitcher in franchise history with a four-game RBI streak (Brian Bohanon, Aug. 1-27, 2000) and the first Major League pitcher with a four-game RBI streak since Yovanni Gallardo from July 31-Aug. 17 2012 ... Signed a five-year contract extension on April 6 that covers the 2019-2023 seasons with an option for 2024.
His single-season franchise record 230 strikeouts (previous: Ubaldo Jiménez, 214 in 2010) ranked fourth in the National League ... A member of his second career Opening Day roster … broke camp with the 2017 club as a reliever ... Only the second Rockie pitcher (Mike Hampton, 2001-02) in franchise history to win a Silver Slugger Award … led all Major League pitchers with 18 hits, a .300 batting average and a .350 slugging percentage ... His 18 hits were the most by a pitcher since Zack Greinke recorded 19 hits in 2013 and the most by a Rockies pitcher since Hampton (21) and Jason Jennings (19) in 2002 ... Named National League Pitcher of the Month for September after going 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA (33.2 IP, 8 ER), five walks and 48 strikeouts … became the third pitcher in Rockies history (fourth time) to earn Pitcher of the Month honors (also: Ubaldo Jiménez, April & May, 2010 and Shawn Chacon, April, 2003) ... Finished with a 3.77 ERA, the eighth-lowest ERA in Rockies history for a single season … his .241 batting average against ranked sixth all-time ... His 2.95 road ERA (106.2 IP, 35 ER) ranked eighth in the NL … tied for sixth in the NL with eight road wins … his .203 (79-for-390) opponents' batting average against on the road ranked ninth in the league ... His 49 strikeouts from Aug.19-Sept.10 tied for the club record for most over a five-game span (Astacio, May 8-29, 2000) … his 44 strikeouts from Aug. 25-Sept. 10 were the most over a four-game span in club history … 33 strikeouts Aug. 25-Sept. 4, the most over a three-game span ... Fanned 11 or more batters in three consecutive starts from Aug 30-Sept. 10, the first player in franchise history to strike out 11-plus in consecutive starts … accomplished the feat a second time Sept. 21-26 … only the fourth Rockies pitcher to record double-digit strikeouts in back-to-back-games (Jon Gray, Jorge De La Rosa, Pedro Astacio) … three-straight starts with 10-plus strikeouts, one start short of matching Pedro Astacio's club record set May 8-24, 2000 ... Recorded 13 strikeouts Aug. 30 at San Diego, tied for the third-most in franchise history, the most for a Rockies pitcher since Jon Gray's 16-strikeout performance vs. the Padres on Sept. 17, 2016 … fifth pitcher in franchise history to strikeout out at least 13 batters (Gray, Ubaldo Jiménez, Shawn Chacon, Darryl Kile) ... Tied a modern Major League record (since 1900) by striking out the first eight batters of the game vs. the Philadelphia Phillies on Sept. 26 … matched the Astros' Jim Deshaies (Sept. 23, 1986) and the Mets' Jacob deGrom (Sept. 15, 2014) … before the modern era, Mickey Welch of the New York Gothams started a game with nine consecutive strikeouts on Aug. 28, 1884 … the eight straight strikeouts were also a franchise record for consecutive strikeouts in a single game and tied the franchise record for strikeouts vs. consecutive batters faced (also: Justin Miller, three games, Sept. 7-11, 2015) … finished with 11 strikeouts to raise his season total to 221, which surpassed Ubaldo Jimenez's club record of 214, set in 2010 ... Tossed an immaculate inning (nine pitches, three strikeouts) in the fourth inning Aug. 8 vs. Pittsburgh, the second Rockies pitcher to accomplish the feat (also: Rex Brothers, June 14, 2014 at San Francisco) and the first pitcher to accomplish the feat at Coors Field ... Recorded 12-straight quality starts from July 29-Sept. 26, tied for the second-longest single-season streak in franchise history … Ubaldo Jimenez had a 14-start streak to begin the 2010 season and a 12-start streak in 2009 ... Started Game 3 of the NLDS vs. Milwaukee at Coors Field, a 6-0 Rockies loss that eliminated them from the postseason … pitched five innings and allowed two runs on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts ... Also started the NL West Division tiebreaker at Los Angeles-NL on Oct. 1 … suffered a 5-2 Rockies loss after allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits with two walks and nine strikeouts … all four runs were scored on two, two-run home runs.
Made his first Opening Day Roster and led all Major League rookies with 14 quality starts and 147 strikeouts...Went 11-7 with a 4.39 ERA (162.0 IP, 79 ER), 49 walks and 147 strikeouts in 29 starts … his 11 wins were tied for first among all Major League rookie pitchers (also: Kyle Freeland)...Recorded six consecutive quality starts from July 7 to Aug. 8 … per Elias, it is the longest such streak by a Rockies rookie (previous: five quality starts, four times; last: Kyle Freeland from April 23 to May 16, 2017)...Courtesy of Elias, became the first rookie in Rockies history to record at least nine strikeouts in each of three consecutive games in a single season, July 17-29 (9,9,10)...Pitched a career-high eight shutout innings, with six no-hit innings, on May 10 vs. Chicago-NL … allowed a double to Kris Bryant in the top of the seventh to break up the no-hitter...Named to the Topps All-Star Rookie Team, the second pitcher in franchise history to be named to the team (also: Jason Jennings, 2002).
Made his Major League debut on Sept. 8 at San Diego, where he allowed two hits and three runs in 2.1 innings pitched...Went 1-1 with a 5.23 ERA in six games (20.2 IP) with the Rockies...Made his first big league start on Sept. 21 vs. St. Louis, where he also recorded his first Major League win to become the second-youngest Rockies pitcher to earn his first career win at 21 years, 212 days of age (youngest: Jamey Wright, July 17, 1996 vs. San Francisco at 21 years and 206 days of age)...Spent most of the 2016 season as a member of the Hartford Yard Goats, where he went 9-6 with a 2.85 ERA (135.2 IP, 43 ER) in 21 starts … his 126 strikeouts were second-most in the Eastern League and he was named 2016 Double-A Eastern League Pitcher of the Year.
Made 26 appearances with 23 starts for High-A Charlotte, going 7-13 with a 3.56 ERA (139.0 IP, 55 ER)…Walked 29 batters with 104 strikeouts, tied for sixth-most in the Florida State League…Went 2-2 with a 0.72 ERA (25.0 IP, 2 ER) in five appearances, four starts, in May, including a seven inning, two-hit shutout vs. Tampa, May 22…Made consecutive relief appearances April 30 and May 5 and a third Aug. 5, going 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA (9.0 IP, 3 ER) … surrendered all three earned runs over four innings in his first relief appearance, April 30 at Fort Myers…Pitched six or more innings 12 times, recording a quality start in all 12 outings … pitched seven or more innings five times, eight innings once.