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German Marquez

Born: 02/22/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 185
Mechanics
Essentially works out of the stretch. A bit of an aborted windup/foot shuffle to get to his real starting position. Shallow stride and compact arm action. Stiff and upright at landing, but repeats everything well. Lost arm speed as he tired.
Evaluator Jeffrey Paternostro
Report Date 06/02/2016
Affiliate Hartford Yard Goats (AA, Rockies)
Dates Seen 6/1/16
OFP 55
Realistic 45: Low-end Setup
MLB ETA 2017
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 65 92-95 96 Was 94-96 early, but tired in the fifth and was more 90-93 at the end. The velocity is very easy, but the pitcjh can be true out of his hand. Will show some armside life down in the zone when he is finishing his delivery better. Would likely play up in short bursts with added effort, but command profile is fringy.
Curveball 40 50 79-81 82 Downer 11-5 curve that will have tight, late break when he is on top of the pitch, but can show a hump out of the hand and ride high when he slows his arm down/tires.
Changeup 30 40 84-86 86 Firm out of the hand, will slow his arm to try and turn it over and give it some fade.
Overall

Marquez is a live arm with a present plus fastball that could play up further in a relief role or if he adds more stamina. In this look he gassed badly after about 50 pitches, losing even his early sitting velocity. That issue, coupled with the lack of projection in the changeup and the fringy command profile, makes him a better fit for a late-inning relief role where he can max out on the Fastball/Curve combo.

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