Junior (2008): Marquez played in 57 games and started 54 in the middle infield for the Aggies in 2008. He was great for NM State defensively as he finished third on the team in fielding percentage (.967), fourth in putouts (99), third in fielding double plays (31) and led in assists (163), while committing only nine errors. With the stick, Marquez finished with a .270 batting average, which included 50 hits. He was tied for third in sacrifice bunts (3) and sacrifice hits (3) and had a .443 slugging percentage. Marquez posted six home runs and led the team in hit-by-pitch with 10. In the second game of the season, Marquez went 3-of-4 at the plate with two RBI and a run scored to help the Aggies to an 11-8 comeback victory over New Orleans (2/23). Although NM State lost by two runs the very next day to UNO (2/24), Marquez posted a 3-for-5 day at the plate with his first home run and a season-high five RBI. He also added two putouts, two assists and not a single error on the day. In a 24-19 victory over Ball State (3/1) in game one of a double-header, Marquez went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk, while being hit twice at the plate, which helped him score four times. As the Aggies beat Portland (3/13) 10-1 in the Pepsi/Johnny Quick Classic held in Fresno, Calif., Marquez was 3-for-4 with two RBI, a walk and two runs scored. Leading NM State to a 24-5 win over Texas-Pan American (3/30), he led the way defensively and pitched in offensively. Marquez went 1-for-3 with an RBI and crossed the plate once, while tallying two putouts and four assists. He had a 2-for-3 day against Panhandle State (4/16) with a home run, a double and two walks, while he scored all three times he reached base, which led the way for a 19-9 victory in seven innings. In a 7-5 over Hawai’i (5/8) in Honolulu, Marquez tallied a season-high eight assists and followed three putouts and two assists the next day against the Rainbows (5/9). In addition to the good defense, he blasted a two-run bomb and walked twice to take the Aggies to a 13-8 win.
Junior College: Marquez played baseball under Coach Acker for the Green River Community College Gators. While attending Green River, Marquez helped his team make the playoffs in 2006. He was earned first-team Western Region honors as a third baseman. Marquez held a .365 batting average, 10 doubles with 15 RBI in 2006. In the 2007 season, he batted .340, had four home runs, eight doubles, and 25 RBI. He was awarded Sophomore Showcase, and was named to the All-Tournament team for his efforts in baseball that season. He was named first-team Western Region for his play at second base in 2006 season. In addition, Marquez was team captain for both years he attended Green River.
High School: Marquez played both baseball and basketball for the Sumner High School Spartans. Marquez helped the Spartans baseball team make it only one game from playoffs in both the 2004 and 2005 seasons. He has a batting average of .310 as a senior at Sumner High School. Marquez lettered once in basketball, and twice in baseball. Marquez participated in the SPSL All-Star game. He was also awarded honorable mention as shortstop.
Personal: Marquez was born in Renton, Washington and is the son of Carlos Marquez III and Michele O’Donnell. He is majoring in marketing.