German Marquez – Beyond the Numbers
A 22 year-old right hander is making a name for himself in the majors, as German Marquez owns a 3-2 record with a 3.86 ERA for the Colorado Rockies through his first 6 starts. This ERA is not screaming at you, but you must take into consideration that he has played 3 games in Coors Field so far this year. The biggest things to look for is his 3 quality starts in the first six games of the season, as well as his 7.7 K/9 on the year. After a rough rookie season with 6 starts, Marquez owned a 5.23 ERA, which is never a good sign for a pitcher.
But, after watching him play, he is completely commanding the strike zone, and he is going deeper into ball games, which is the most appealing thing to DFS players. The hardest part to overcome is the fact that German Marquez must play half his games in the hitter friendly Coors Field, but on the road, Marquez has been very solid as he produced 2 quality starts with 17 strikeouts, allowing 2 earned runs in 18 innings pitched. This young kid has some stuff in his game, so keep an eye on him when he is on the road.
Would I Start German Marquez In DFS?
Away, yes. At home, no. German Marquez appeared in my lineup against a struggling Philadelphia Phillies ball club, and he did not let me down. He produced a quality start with 6 strikeouts plus a win. When Marquez is at home, do not even consider starting him, as Coors Field is the home of the hitters, not the pitchers. Away though, I would start the 22 year-old, as his stat line has been absolutely incredible. As the season continues, do not let his high ERA fool you- he is playing in Colorado for half those games. His price is very reasonable, and I will take advantage of that as much as I can… only if he is playing against a weaker hitting ball club ON THE ROAD.
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