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Astros Power Arm Martes Emerges as Top Prospect

Astros right hander Francis Martes started the year in extended spring training and Kiley McDaniel had him graded as a 35+ FV. Martes was one of the lesser pieces in the big Jarred Cosart/Colin Moran trade and he was in Rookie-level ball at the time of the trade. From last year to early in 2015, Martes’ velocity jumped, his breaking ball jumped from fringy to at least plus, all...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Future is here: AP to use computers to write game stories for college baseball; bigger sports are ‘next wave’

An excerpt from my latest column for Poynter: ******* On the surface, this lede hardly is memorable: “North Carolina grabbed the lead in the top of the 10th inning as a wild pitch by Clark Labitan allowed Colin Moran to score the go-ahead run. The Tar Heels held on to defeat Virginia Tech 9-8.” Jim Murray, it is not, but dig a bit deeper and the significance of this lede comes...
Via Sherman Report
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins' prospect Colin Moran out three weeks with knee injury

The Miami Marlins defeated the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday by the score of 4-3.  Nathan Eovaldi allowed only six hits, two runs and struck out six to get the win.  The Marlins won two of the three games in the series and are in second place in the National League East.  There is some news on the injury front as Colin Moran, the Marlins' first round pick of the 2013 First-Year...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins 3B prospect Colin Moran makes most of spring training debut

JUPITER, Fla. -- Call it fitting that Marlins third-base prospect Colin Moran's debut came against the University of Miami. Over three seasons with the University of North Carolina, Moran went 13 for 35 (.371) with 10 runs, seven RBI and seven walks in nine games against the Atlantic Coast Conference rival Hurricanes. In Wednesday afternoon's 5-2 exhibition victory at Roger Dean...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Newcomer spotlight: Baseball education never ending for Marlins' Moran

JUPITER, Fla. -- A quiet confidence. That's how Marlins manager Mike Redmond describes third-base prospect Colin Moran, who the organization selected sixth overall out of the University of North Carolina in last year's draft. The 21-year-old hit .299 with four home runs and 23 RBI in 42 games with Single-A Greensboro before heading to the Arizona Fall League where he batted .230...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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