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Colin Moran 3B  

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Birth Date10-1-1992
Height6' 4"
Weight204 lbs
Age23 years, 8 months, 27 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
2015
-0.32016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2016 HOU 23 6 20 19 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 .105 .150 .105 .054 -3.5 0.1 -0.4
Career6201902000216000200.105.150.105.054-3.50.1-0.4

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2013 GRB A 42 175 .300 .256 .322 .382 .000 .323 97 7.1 4.8 0.1 -1.9 -1.0 11.1 1.0 11.1 1.0
2014 JUP A+ 89 392 .271 .255 .317 .369 .000 .330 99 4.7 11.5 1.3 -4.0 -2.2 15.3 1.1 15.3 1.1
2014 CCH AA 28 123 .276 .245 .317 .364 .000 .360 98 2 3.4 0.5 -0.1 -0.7 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2015 CCH AA 96 417 .293 .252 .328 .380 .000 .365 110 14.1 11.2 0.1 0.4 -0.6 24.9 2.7 24.9 2.7
2016 HOU MLB 6 20 .054 .255 .309 .418 .257 .154 100 -4 0.5 0.1 0.1 -0.0 -3.5 -0.4 -3.5 -0.4
2016 FRE AAA 54 232 .251 .272 .340 .421 .266 .346 105 -2.2 6.4 0.7 -1.1 -2.9 1.9 0.1 1.9 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 GRB A 175 19 46 8 1 4 23 15 25 1 0 .299 .354 .442 .143 .300 11.1 -1.9 1.0
2014 JUP A+ 392 34 106 21 0 5 33 28 53 1 2 .294 .342 .393 .100 .271 15.3 -4.0 1.1
2014 CCH AA 123 12 34 6 0 2 22 9 23 0 1 .304 .350 .411 .107 .276 5.2 -0.1 0.5
2015 CCH AA 417 47 112 25 2 9 67 43 79 1 0 .306 .381 .459 .153 .293 24.9 0.4 2.7
2016 FRE AAA 232 18 58 10 0 4 31 20 52 2 1 .276 .336 .381 .105 .251 1.9 -1.1 0.1
2016 HOU MLB 20 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 .105 .150 .105 .000 .054 -3.5 0.1 -0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 78 0.4615 0.5513 0.7209 0.7222 0.4048 0.6923 0.7647 0.2791 0 0.000000
Career780.46150.55130.72090.72220.40480.69230.76470.279100

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-31 2014-04-23 Minors 23 0 Left Knee Cartilage Injury Medial Meniscus - -

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 12th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-23
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)So if you're so bullish on Colin Moran I'm curious as how you would grade out his tools and future role.
(Ronnie from Michigan)
I think he's an adequate starter if he can play even passable defense at third, which is all Houston needs, really. They have plenty of star power everywhere else. (Greg Wellemeyer)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you stand on Colin Moran? Think Houston gives him a shot at 3B or might his future position/team be elsewhere?
(Jake from State Farm)
What are you wearing, Jake from State Farm? No...He's a good hitter. Solid in the Texas League...I just don't think he's getting a chance in Houston in 2016...The upside is just really not there. Unfortunately. (George Bissell)
2015-12-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Weekly trade question with Aroldis Chapman. What realistic prospects would make sense from Astros and Nationals ?? Thanks !
(Kevin from Cincy)
From the Nationals, anyone but Giolito, Turner and Robles would be on the table I think. For the Astros? Maybe a Mark Appel scenery change makes sense. Or a Michael Feliz or Colin Moran. Trading for relievers is tricky, even when they're stupid good like Chapman. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Ben, who do have as some of your favorite "to keep an eye on" prospects for 2015?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
This is all over the place, but some guys who's values could fluctuate wildly from a fantasy POV for me are: Trey Ball, Chelsor Cuthbert, Casey Kelly, Tyler Austin, Tyrell Jenkins, Colin Moran, Kyle Crick, Matt Olson, Kyle Zimmer, Rymer Liriano, Gary Sanchez and Alen Hanson. All over the place, I know, but I feel like a lot of those guys are gonna go one of two ways. (Ben Carsley)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has there been any reason to hope that Colin Moran may develop enough power to be a role 55 or 60 guy at third?
(Mario66 from Pittsburgh)
He can hit a bit, but doesn't do much else on the diamond. Definitely some attitude concerns here, and the ceiling is probably Lonnie Chisenhall-esque. It's an empty 55-60 hit tool, and likely a second division regular.

All right, let's squeeze a few more questions in before I take off. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's up with Rio Ruiz now that Colin Moran has joined the Astros organization? I can envision a scenario where one gets traded or one moves to 1B, with Singleton moving to DH. But that is all just speculation.
(Wayne from Austin)
Moran will end up at 1B someday, but no one is moving anybody just yet. That stuff all works itself out. Look at Baez and the Cubs. They shifted him to 2B like two weeks ago and he's fine. People have been wanting to move players in that organization for the past two years but no one moved. They'll find a spot for everyone and so will the Astros. That's why the minor leagues are so deal. No need to even worry about it just yet. Just hope they all hit and figure it out later. (Jeff Moore)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)I'm reading less than enthusiastic reports on Colin Moran. Obviously you never want to argue with a major league regular, but the Marlins spent a high pick on him. Any chance he develops into a .300, 25 HR hitter?
(Freddie from Miami)
I'd be pretty surprised if he developed that power. The average could happen though. (Bret Sayre)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Really appreciate the chat! Who are some guys you would target after the first 15 or so picks in a rookie draft(that includes international players). I have picks 17 and 18. Would you try to package them together to move up a bit? Thanks
(Mill from Lodi)
Assuming you mean rookie draft as in new signees to an established dynasty league I think outside of the top 6 guys:

Kris Bryant, Jose Abreu, Masahiro Tanaka, Clint Frazier, Jonathan Gray, Mark Appel

it gets really clogged in the middle. I would trade the lower picks to get into the top 6 because you're talking about guys like Colin Moran and Austin Meadows down there. It's ok, but not ideal. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-11-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Colin Moran proves he can't handle third base, will he hit enough to play regularly at either first base or a corner outfield spot?
(Jim from Miami)
I think so, he looks like a legitimate big league hitter. Find a spot for him. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Based on your AFL looks, has anything changed regarding Colin Moran's power potential or positional future?
(Mario66 from Pittsburgh)
I have not seen Moran live since UNC, so I'd be going off video. Based on that, and discussions I've had with folks who have seen him up close recently, my opinion hasn't changed -- above-average hit tool, fringy pop, solid but uninspiring defensive profile at third base. Solid regular. (Nick J. Faleris)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Two questions about Colin Moran: Does he stick at third? Does he hit for power (say low 20s HRs)?
(Mario66 from Canada)
I wasn't convinced of his ability to stick at third when I saw him in college and on the Cape, but I'd give him every chance to do so because he's not really a prospect -- in my opinion -- if he moves off the position. If he sticks there, he can be a solid big leaguer. I think the low-20 home run range is about his power ceiling but he could get there as he finishes the maturation process. (Mark Anderson)


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