After beginning the year in the minors, he was promoted to the major league starting rotation in late April of 2017, and on May 10th, in his fourth start, he produced a gem.
Since then, he has allowed just three hits and one walk while striking out eight in eight innings, keeping the Chicago Cubs at bay until Kris Bryant’s lead-off double in the seventh.
After Colorado’s three-run victory, his first major league hit came in the seventh inning, a two-run single.
On July 11, 2018, Arizona Diamondbacks position player Daniel Descalso hit his first career home run. Descalso and C Alex Avila combined to pitch the last 4 2/3 innings of a 19-2 thrashing of the D-Backs in that game.
On September 26th, with the Rockies in the midst of a division battle with the Dodgers, he struck out the first eight Philadelphia Phillies players he faced.
To go along with his 8 strikeouts, he reached 221 strikeouts on the season, breaking Ubaldo Jimenez’s club mark of 214 set in 2010, which Jim Deshaies and Jacob deGrom shared with him.
With two outs in the bottom of the third, pitcher Nick Pivetta ended the shutout streak with a comebacker to the mound. There were no hits or walks in Marquez’s seven innings of work.
When he started the one-game playoff against the Los Angeles Dodgers on October 1, he allowed two two-run homers, which cost him the victory. His overall record was 14-11 and 3.77, with 230 strikeouts in the course of the campaign.
How Much Does Germán Márquez Make?
Marquez is paid an average of $8,600,000 per year in Germany. Marquez will be paid a base salary of $11,000,000 in 2022.