Before the 2012 season, the Tampa Bay Rays signed pitcher Germán Márquez as an amateur free agent. Scout Ronnie Blanco had been hired.
He played with the VSL Rays that season, finishing 0-2, 6.82 in 15 games, including six starts, in which he appeared. With the Princeton Rays of Appalachian League in 2013, he improved his record to 2-5, 4.05 in 12 innings pitched.
In 53 1/3 innings, he only allowed 46 hits while striking out 38 batters to every walk he issued. In 2014, he was promoted to the Midwest League’s Bowling Green Hot Rods.
In 98 innings, he increased his strikeout-to-walk ratio from 95/29 to 95/29. In 2015, he was a member of the Florida State League’s Charlotte Stone Crabs.
His record was 7-13, but he threw to an impressive 3.56 ERA in 139 innings over 26 games, striking out 104 and walking only 29.
On January 28, 2016, he was traded to the Colorado Rockies along with reliever Jake McGee for outfielder Corey Dickerson and third baseman Kevin Padlo.
In 21 games with the Hartford Yard Goats of the AA Eastern League, he went 9-6 with a 2.85 ERA and was voted Eastern League Pitcher of the Year.
In September of that year, he made his major league debut with the Colorado Rockies, finishing 1-1 with a 5.23 ERA.
How Tall Is Germán Márquez?
Germán Márquez stands at a height of 1.85 m.