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Colin Moran | Third Baseman | #8

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 203
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (6) / MIA
Contract: view contract details
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Colin Moran is starting at third and batting sixth for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.
In 125 at-bats for Triple-A Fresno this season, Moran was slashing .288/.331/.416 with three home runs and 22 RBI. He has never hit double-digit home runs at any level of the minors. Those in deeper AL-only formats should feel free to take a speculative flier -- the 23-year-old should see playing time with the Astros -- but fantasy fireworks are probably going to be relatively limited. May 18 - 4:39 PM

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Astros purchased the contract of 3B Colin Moran from Triple-A Fresno.

This confirms what was reported by Peter Gammons on Tuesday morning. The call-up comes as a bit of a surprise, but FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros plan to give Moran significant playing time. The 23-year-old was batting .288/.331/.416 with three home runs and 22 RBI over 32 games this season in Triple-A. He's capable of hitting for average, but the lack of power caps his upside in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 17 - 1:59 PM

According to Peter Gammons, the Astros are calling up prospect third baseman Colin Moran from Triple-A Fresno.

The corresponding roster move isn't yet known, but it's worth noting that Marwin Gonzalez was unavailable Sunday after fouling a ball of his right foot. Moran, 23, was batting .288/.331/.416 with three home runs and 22 RBI over 32 games this season in Triple-A. He's worth grabbing in AL-only leagues, but hasn't shown enough power to be on the mixed league radar.
May 17 - 8:27 AM

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow believes 3B prospect Colin Moran is "one injury or slump" away from being called up to the majors.

Moran impressed the Astros in spring training with a .349 average over 43 at-bats. That success has carried into the regular season as the 23-year-old is hitting .342 with nine RBI in 11 games for Triple-A Fresno. "If [Tyler] White did not have the spring he had, there would have been a legitimate discussion about [Luis] Valbuena at 1B and Moran at 3B to open the year," said Luhnow. "He's on my shortlist." Moran should join Houston in the very near future.
Source: SN Nation
Apr 21 - 3:26 PM

Astros 3B prospect Colin Moran smashed two homers in Saturday's loss for Double-A Corpus Christi.

Saturday was Moran's first career multi-homer game. He's hit .362 with 31 RBI since July 1. The 22-year-old is fifth in the Texas League in batting average (.312), sixth in slugging (.480) and sixth in OPS (.854). The former first-round pick hasn't gone hitless in back-to-back games since July 2.
Source: MILB.com
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Astros prospect 3B Colin Moran went 3-for-5 with a home run and double on Monday for Double-A Corpus Christi.

Moran had a rough first half that included nearly a month on the disabled list with a fractured jaw, but the 2013 first-round pick has been red hot of late, with a .414 average, 1.098 OPS, seven extra-base hits and 15 RBI in his last 15 games. Overall, the 22-year-old is batting .299/.360/.417 with two home runs, 19 extra-base hits and 41 RBI in 54 games. While Moran profiles as an above-average hitter with good on-base skills in the big leagues, it’s hard to get excited about a third baseman with 13 career home runs in 213 games.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 05:17:00 PM

Astros third base prospect Colin Moran suffered a non-displaced fracture of his jaw on Thursday.

The injury occurred when he was struck by an errant pickoff attempt as he slid back into second base. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Moran is hitting .268/.318/.378 with no homers and 17 RBI at Double-A Corpus Christi this season.
Fri, May 1, 2015 03:52:00 PM

Astros prospect Colin Moran went 5-for-8 Saturday with eight RBI in a doubleheader for Double-A Corpus Christi.

That RBI total represents more than half of Moran's season output. Moran has raised his average from .180 to .254 over the last three games. This marks Moran's second year in Double-A after hitting .304 in 28 games for Corpus Christi in 2014. The 22-year-old and former first-round draft pick is still looking for his first home run of the season.
Source: MILB.com
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 05:36:00 PM

Astros prospect third baseman Colin Moran went 2-for-4 with a double and a sacrifice fly for Double-A Corpus Christi on Friday.

Moran has hit better in Double-A (.304/.359/.449) than he did in High-A (.294/.342/.393), which has made the Astros look quite smart. He was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, and could make his major league debut as soon as mid-2015. Moran projects as a .300 hitter with 30-plus doubles, and his future role will be determined by his play and the play of fellow Astros third base prospect Rio Ruiz.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Astros third base prospect Colin Moran went 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk for Double-A Corpus Christi on Saturday.

Moran has hits in six of eight games in Double-A, and is hitting .281/.343/.438 in the Texas League. He has 23 doubles and six home runs across two levels this season, and is likely to reach the major leagues in 2015. Moran lacks elite upside, but could be a solid defensive third baseman who hits .300 with 30-plus doubles, though he is likely to need to make way for Rio Ruiz, who has significantly higher potential.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Astros third base prospect Colin Moran went 2-for-5 with a double on Wednesday for Double-A Corpus Christi, raising his season line to .300/.364/.400.

Moran was moved from High-A to Double-A when he came to the Astros organization, and he has kept raking. He has not hit for power during his time in professional baseball, but he has the potential to bat .300 with 30-plus doubles as a major leaguer. Moran may be a level ahead of Rio Ruiz, but Ruiz is firmly ahead on prospect ranking lists for now.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Astros acquired 3B Colin Moran from the Marlins in the Jarred Cosart deal.

The Astros nearly took Moran with the first overall pick in the 2013 draft and now they end up getting him barely over a year later. Moran has hit .295/.346/.408 with just nine homers over his first 131 professional games, but Houston obviously thinks he could become a productive regular at third base in time.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 04:59:00 PM

Marlins third base prospect Colin Moran went 3-for-4 with a double for High-A Jupiter on Friday, raising his season line to .303/.347/.408.

Moran's big day brought his batting average above the magical .300 mark for the first time since going 2-for-4 in the first game of the season. After hitting .337/.376/.485 in June, Moran has remained hot in July, hitting .342/.390/.421. Moran could be in line for a promotion to Double-A Jacksonville before the end of the season, and could be manning the hot corner in Miami as soon as mid-2015.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Marlins third base prospect Colin Moran went 4-for-8 in a doubleheader for High-A Jupiter on Thursday.

Moran's hot June continues, as he is hitting .352/.368/.556 with five doubles and two home runs for the month. Despite a plebeian .292/.330/.406 season line, Moran's recent hitting could put him in line for a promotion to Double-A Jacksonville. He projects as a .300 hitter and an average defender, though there are questions as to how much power he will have.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 08:42:00 AM

Marlins third base prospect Colin Moran stayed hot on Monday, going 3-for-5 with two doubles for High-A Jupiter.

After a brutal start, Moran has hits in 12 of his last 13 games, hitting .339/.377/.554 with six doubles and two home runs. He has the talent to be a good defensive third baseman who hits .300 with some pop, but it was worrisome when he struggled to start the season. If he keeps hitting, Moran will likely end the season with Double-A Jacksonville.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
2Tony Kemp
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Colin Moran
2Marwin Gonzalez
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Ken Giles
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Scott Feldman
7Michael Feliz
8Chris Devenski