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Astros’ Colin Moran records first MLB hit

It took 14 major league at bats, but Houston Astros rookie Colin Moran has finally recorded his first career hit. Playing in his fifth game since being called up from Triple-A Fresno, Moran took a Matt Shoemaker pitch to center field in the fifth inning of Houston’s matchup with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The former sixth-overall pick of the 2013 draft had gone 0-for-his...
Via Today's Knuckleball
29 days ago

Pleskoff Scouting Report: Colin Moran

  TEAM: Houston Astros AGE: 23 POSITION: 3B BATS: Left THROWS: Right HEIGHT: 6-foot-4 WEIGHT: 204 lbs. ACQUIRED: The Miami Marlins chose Moran with the sixth pick in the first round of the 2013 First Year Player Draft out of the University of North Carolina. ***** STRENGTHS Colin Moran’s greatest strength and most advanced tool is his hitting ability. Most scouts feel...
Via Today's Knuckleball
May 21, 2016

Houston Astros call up prospects Colin Moran, Tony Kemp

At 15-24 and plummeting to dead last in the AL West, the Houston Astros have made an array of roster moves in hopes to salvage the 2016 season. Let’s take a look at the fresh faces that will be joining the club for Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Gomez to the DL, Moran called up The Astros placed struggling outfielder Carlos Gomez on...
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Struggling Astros bring up Evan Gattis and Colin Moran

CHICAGO (AP) The struggling Houston Astros retooled their roster for the second straight day, adding catcher Evan Gattis and third baseman Colin Moran. Gattis was recalled from Double-A Corpus Christi and was the designated hitter and cleanup batter for Tuesday's series opener at the Chicago White Sox. Houston selected the contract of Moran from Triple-A Fresno. Outfielder Carlos...
Via Associated Press
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Source: Moran called up, set to join Astros

The Astros have called up third-base prospect Colin Moran, who's expected to join the team Tuesday night for the game against the White Sox, a source confirmed for The corresponding roster move isn't yet known.
May 17, 2016

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
August 26, 2015  |  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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