Monday Stats Watch: German Marquez a Hit at the Plate

Rockies pitcher German Marquez is a hit at the plate, as well as on the mound. Marquez is hitting .300, tops among pitchers with at least 10 at-bats. Marquez is six points ahead of D-Backs right-hander Zack Greinke. The D-Backs, in fact, have two of the top 10. Patrick Corbin, at .226, ranks seventh.

Pitch and Hit

Player Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP
German Marquez Col 30 9 0 0 0 2 0 5 0.3 0.3
Zack Greinke Ari 34 10 3 0 0 4 3 8 0.294 0.351
Joe Musgrove Pit 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.273 0.273
Carlos Martinez StL 28 7 2 0 1 4 0 9 0.25 0.241
Max Scherzer Was 39 9 1 0 0 4 1 7 0.231 0.268
Vince Velasquez Phi 26 6 0 0 0 1 0 8 0.231 0.231
Patrick Corbin Ari 31 7 1 0 0 2 2 12 0.226 0.273
Zack Wheeler NYM 27 6 0 0 0 2 0 9 0.222 0.222
Brent Suter Mil 23 5 1 0 1 3 4 5 0.217 0.357
Steven Brault Pit 14 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.214 0.214

As a team, the Rockies pitching staff ranks second in the NL in average, behind the Brewers.

Teamwork

Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP
Brewers 80 135 9 21 3 0 1 5 7 53 0.156 0.203
Rockies 84 158 14 24 3 0 0 8 8 75 0.152 0.198
Phillies 83 155 10 23 1 0 3 6 7 78 0.148 0.185
D-Backs 86 159 10 22 4 0 0 9 11 73 0.138 0.192
Nationals 79 160 4 21 2 0 1 11 4 54 0.131 0.163
Cardinals 87 162 6 20 2 0 2 9 5 74 0.123 0.149
Mets 84 161 5 19 3 0 0 6 5 74 0.118 0.149
Dodgers 86 155 3 17 2 0 0 5 2 71 0.11 0.121
Pirates 84 156 6 16 4 0 0 5 3 56 0.103 0.125
Marlins 87 150 3 15 2 0 0 5 6 87 0.1 0.135
Reds 85 168 5 16 3 0 2 7 6 77 0.095 0.126
Padres 84 142 5 13 2 0 1 9 7 72 0.092 0.132
Cubs 85 168 7 15 2 0 1 10 5 78 0.089 0.116
Braves 79 156 6 13 5 0 0 7 2 87 0.083 0.094
Giants 87 167 3 10 2 0 0 3 5 96 0.06 0.087

The Rockies, meanwhile, are 46-44, equaling the fifth-best record after 90 games in franchise history. In their 26th year of existence, this is only the eighth time the Rockies have had a winning record after 90 games. Three of the five other times the Rockies have claimed a wild-card berth in the post-season.

Keeping Pace

Year W L Pct. RS RA Rdiff Final Place Post-season
2017 51 39 0.567 451 419 32 87-75 3 Wildcard
2010 49 41 0.544 433 396 37 83-79 3
1995 49 41 0.544 481 473 8 77-67 2 Wildcard
2009 49 41 0.544 457 409 48 92-70 2 Wildcard
2000 46 44 0.511 553 526 27 82-80 4
2018 46 44 0.511 422 449 -27 TBD TBD TBD
1996 46 44 0.511 553 557 -4 83-79 3
2003 46 44 0.511 489 475 14 74-88 4
2007 45 45 0.5 439 446 -7 90-73 2 NL Pennant
2006 44 46 0.489 421 414 7 76-86 4
1997 44 46 0.489 512 512 0 83-79 3