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Colin Moran | Third Baseman

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 214
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Apr 21 - 3:26 PM
Source: SN Nation

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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.
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.
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

Marlins third base prospect Colin Moran went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run for High-A Jupiter on Saturday.

Moran has homered in consecutive games, and now has three home runs and 12 doubles for the season. He is hitting .272/.316/.389 for the season, but has hit better as of late, and is hitting .324/.350/.568 in his last eight games.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 08:35:00 AM

Marlins third base prospect Colin Moran went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts for High-A Jupiter on Monday, lowering his season line to .266/.310/.348.

Moran has one home run in 171 plate appearances, and has not displayed the advanced hitting ability that was touted when he was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft. He has hit better as of late, hitting .320/.370/.400 over his last 10 games, but advanced hitters should be dominating the Florida State League.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Marlins third base prospect Colin Moran went 3-for-5 with two doubles on Friday for High-A Jupiter.

In the fourth inning, Moran had a single, a double, two runs, and three RBI, as the Jupiter Hammerheads scored 11 runs. He's up to .284/.347/.373 for the season with seven walks and 10 strikeouts in 17 games. The 2013 first round pick could be in Miami by the end of 2015 if he keeps hitting.
Sat, May 10, 2014 10:45:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Max Stassi
3Erik Kratz
1B1Tyler White
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Scott Feldman
Relief Pitcher
R1Luke Gregerson
2Ken Giles
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Josh Fields
7Chris Devenski
8Michael Feliz