Marquez is a favorite to land a rotation spot out of spring training, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Heading into the spring, there are essentially seven pitchers vying for five rotation spots. Jon Gray, Chad Bettis and Tyler Anderson are the closest to being "sure things," but Marquez is arguably the next in line for a starting role. The 22-year-old posted a 4.39 ERA with an 8.2 K/9, and managed to be the only Colorado rookie still in the rotation by the end of 2017. Kyle Freeland, Jeff Hoffman and Antonio Senzatela are also set to compete for back-end rotation spots, but it will likely take major struggles or an injury to supplant Marquez from his standing in the starting pitching staff.
Marquez allowed three runs on six hits and a walk over six innings in Saturday's no-decision against the Dodgers.
Marquez only managed to record two strikeouts in Saturday's effort. One of the hits that Marquez gave up Saturday was a home run, which is a problem that's lingered this season as he entered Saturday's game with a 1.4 HR/9. While pitching in Coors Field could certainly play a factor, this issue followed Marquez on the road, as he owns a 1.1 HR/9 when away from home. He'll finish his first full season in the majors with an 11-7 record, 4.39 ERA, and 1.38 WHIP that he built over 29 starts.
Marquez (11-7) earned the victory Sunday, allowing two earned runs on five hits across five innings to the Padres. He also struck out three and walked three the 8-4 win.
It's the first win since Aug. 18 for Marquez, who went 0-2 with four no-decisions during that span. The 22-year-old now owns a 145:48 K:BB to go with a 4.38 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in his first full big-league campaign. Marquez is scheduled to make one more start Saturday against the visiting Dodgers before potentially turning his focus to the playoffs, should the Rockies hang on to the second wild card spot.
Marquez allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings Tuesday while striking out five but didn't factor into the decision in a 4-3 loss to the Giants.
It's the rookie righty's first quality start in four outings and he's been showing signs of fatigue in September, posting a 5.95 ERA and 1.78 WHIP on the month. With the Rockies clinging to a one-game lead over the Brewers for the second wild-card spot in the NL, however, the team can't afford to give Marquez any extra rest. He'll next take the mound Sunday in San Diego.
Marquez (10-7) took the loss against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, allowing four runs on 11 hits over 3.2 innings while striking out only one.
The 22-year-old didn't have a feel for his breaking pitches, forcing him to rely on a fastball that Arizona hitters quickly began squaring up. Perhaps the only silver lining to this outing was the fact that Marquez kept the ball in the park, the first time he hasn't allowed a homer in his last seven starts. He'll get a much better matchup in his next outing Tuesday on the road against the Giants.
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