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Colin Moran | Third Baseman | #19

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 207
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (6) / MIA
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Colin Moran went 2-for-4 on Sunday in a victory against the Reds.
Both hits were singles for the 25-year-old rookie, who picked up seven hits in the series with the Reds. He's not your prototypical power hitter at third, but he's capable of hitting for a high average while providing 15-plus homers, and you can do much worse than that. Apr 8 - 4:33 PM

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Colin Moran had a huge night at the plate Friday against the Reds, going 4-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored.

Moran knocked in a run with a double in the second inning before plating two more runs with a single in the third. The 25-year-old is off to a good start with his new team, batting .318/.348/.545 with eight RBI through his first six games. Locked in as Pittsburgh's regular third baseman, he’s worth a pickup in deeper mixed leagues.
Apr 6 - 11:09 PM

Colin Moran hit a grand slam and walked Monday in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Twins.

The first-inning homer was Moran's second in 19 major league games since he debuted with the Astros in 2016. He's probably not going to do enough in any category to be of much use in mixed leagues this year, but he can be a decent starter against right-handers for the Pirates.
Apr 2 - 4:59 PM

Colin Moran is in the starting lineup and hitting eighth for the Pirates in their opening game against the Tigers on Friday.

Moran came over to the Pirates in the deal for Gerrit Cole, and earned the starting job at the hot corner after his strong spring training. The rest of the Pittsburgh lineup against Detroit starter Jordan Zimmerman: Adam Frazier DH, Josh Harrison 2B, Gregory Polanco RF, Josh Bell 1B, Corey Dickerson LF, Starling Marte CF, Francisco Cervelli C, Moran 3B, and Jordy Mercer SS.
Mar 30 - 10:03 AM

Colin Moran went 2-for-2 and worked a walk in a loss to the Braves in Saturday's Grapefruit League game.

One of the hits was a double as he boosted his spring line to .360/.407/.480 so far. He figures to be the Pirates' starting third baseman this year after coming over from the Astros in the Gerrit Cole trade.
Mar 10 - 5:01 PM

Pirates acquired 3B Colin Moran, RHPs Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz and OF Jason Martin from the Astros for RHP Gerrit Cole.

Moran is on his third organization despite good numbers in the minors and being the No. 6 overall pick in 2013. In Houston, he was blocked by a terrific left side of the infield; in Pittsburgh, David Freese won't put up much of a fight for the starting job. If he finds regular at-bats, Moran should find single league value and could surprise some in 2018.
Jan 13 - 7:29 PM

Third baseman Colin Moran is among the players traded to the Pirates in exchange for Gerrit Cole, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.

Moran is one of four headed to Pittsburgh, per reports. A high first-round pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, Moran is still just 25 years old and hit .308/.373/.534 with 18 homers in 79 games at Triple-A last season. David Freese isn't the long-term answer at the hot corner for the Pirates, so Moran could take over as soon as 2018.
Jan 13 - 6:52 PM

Colin Moran will play some left field next spring.

Moran has been a third baseman almost exclusively in his pro career, but Alex Bregman is locked into that spot in Houston for the long term. Moran did see four starts in left field this past season at Triple-A Fresno. The 25-year-old has a big bat and a good chance of cracking the Astros' Opening Day roster in 2018 if he can add a little more defensive versatility.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 05:50:00 PM

Astros activated INF Colin Moran from the 10-day disabled list.

He'll join the team on Tuesday. Moran has been sidelined since late July due to multiple facial fractures and a concussion sustained when a foul tip caught him in the eye. He'll provide bench depth for the Astros down the stretch.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 06:38:00 PM

Colin Moran (face) has begun a rehab assignment with the Astros' Gulf Coast League affiliate.

And he will soon move his minor league rehab assignment to Low-A Quad Cities with an eye on rejoining the Astros before mid-September. Moran suffered a concussion and multiple facial fractures when a foul tip caught him in the eye back in late July.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 11:14:00 AM

Colin Moran underwent surgery Monday to repair facial fractures suffered in a July 22 game in Baltimore.

Moran also suffered a concussion as a result of a foul ball that caught him in the eye. He's expected to be sidelined until September.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 08:17:00 PM

Astros placed 3B Colin Moran on the 10-day disabled list with a facial fracture.

Moran is also dealing with a concussion after having to be carted off the field Saturday after fouling a ball off his eye. He's expected to need surgery, although that hasn't officially been determined yet. Moran is likely to miss at least six weeks.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 10:26:00 AM

Colin Moran was carted off the field Saturday against the Orioles after fouling a ball off his left eye.

It was a scary moment for Moran, who went down immediately and is headed to a local hospital for further evaluation. His eye was noticeably bruised and bloodied after Darren O'Day's pitch struck the handle of his bat and headed straight for his face. Moran, who slugged his first big league homer on Friday, went 1-for-2 with a single before exiting in the sixth inning. If it's any consolation, Marwin Gonzalez finished Moran's at-bat by launching a three-run homer onto Eutaw Street. With Moran certain to land on the disabled list, look for the Astros to make a roster move on Sunday.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 10:54:00 PM

Colin Moran went 2-for-4 and clubbed the first home run of his major league career on Friday as the Astros outlasted the Orioles.

The rookie third baseman contributed an RBI triple and came around to score a run in the second inning. He then tagged Richard Bleier for his memorable blast in the eighth and returned to the dugout only to get the silent treatment from his teammates. Not a bad season debut for the 24-year-old.
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 10:23:00 PM

Astros recalled INF Colin Moran from Triple-A Fresno.

Moran will give the Astros infield depth with star shortstop Carlos Correa landing on the disabled list Tuesday due to a torn thumb ligament. Moran, 24, was batting .308/.373/.543 with 18 home runs and 63 RBI in 79 games this season at the Triple-A level and is capable of providing meaningful fantasy value if he gets regular playing time. Marwin Gonzalez figures to take the bulk of starts at short.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Elias Diaz
1B1Josh Bell
2B1Josh Harrison
2Adam Frazier
3Sean Rodriguez
4Max Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Colin Moran
2David Freese
3Jung Ho Kang
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Adam Frazier
CF1Starling Marte
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ivan Nova
2Jameson Taillon
3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Joe Musgrove
6Steven Brault
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Vázquez
2Michael Feliz
3George Kontos
4Edgar Santana
5Kyle Crick
6Enny Romero
7Tyler Glasnow
8A.J. Schugel
9Richard Rodriguez
10Nik Turley
11Nick Burdi