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Birth Date10-1-1992
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
Age26 years, 4 months, 15 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2015
0.12016
0.02017
1.22018
0.52019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2016 HOU 23 9 25 3 1 0 0 1 8 1 0 0 .130 .200 .174 70 -0.9 0.1 0.8 0.1
2017 HOU 24 7 12 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .364 .417 .818 97 0.0 0.6 -0.5 0.0
2018 PIT 25 144 465 115 19 1 11 39 82 4 0 2 .277 .340 .407 100 1.3 -1.5 -2.7 1.2
Career160502122202124191502.272.335.405980.5-0.8-2.41.3

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2013 GRB A 42 175 .256 .322 .382 .323 97 7.1 4.8 0.1 120 0 -1.9 -1.0 -0.5 0.2
2014 JUP A+ 89 392 .255 .317 .369 .330 99 4.7 11.5 1.3 126 0 -4.3 -2.2 3.6 1.0
2014 CCH AA 28 123 .245 .317 .364 .360 98 2 3.4 0.5 120 0 -0.2 -0.7 0.4 0.4
2015 CCH AA 96 417 .252 .328 .380 .365 110 14.1 11.2 0.1 134 0 0.4 -0.6 7.0 2.0
2016 HOU MLB 9 25 .253 .314 .414 .200 97 -4.3 0.7 0.1 70 11 0.8 0.1 -0.9 0.1
2016 FRE AAA 117 511 .274 .338 .422 .332 101 -6.2 14.4 1.5 84 0 4.6 -4.6 -15.6 0.0
2017 HOU MLB 7 12 .258 .323 .454 .333 111 1.5 0.4 0 97 15 -0.5 0.6 0.0 0.0
2017 QUD A 3 12 .269 .335 .403 .167 95 -0.6 0.3 -0.1 73 0 -0.4 0.0 -0.5 -0.1
2017 FRE AAA 79 338 .274 .338 .435 .323 101 18.7 10.0 -0.6 136 0 -1.5 -0.3 10.8 1.8
2018 PIT MLB 144 465 .246 .316 .404 .316 97 9.3 13.0 1.4 100 10 -2.7 -1.5 1.3 1.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2013 GRB A 175 154 19 46 8 1 4 68 23 15 25 1 0 .299 .354 .442 .143 5 0
2014 CCH AA 123 112 12 34 6 0 2 46 22 9 23 0 1 .304 .350 .411 .107 2
2014 JUP A+ 392 361 34 106 21 0 5 142 33 28 53 1 2 .294 .342 .393 .100 3
2015 CCH AA 417 366 47 112 25 2 9 168 67 43 79 1 0 .306 .381 .459 .153 4 0
2016 HOU MLB 25 23 1 3 1 0 0 4 2 1 8 0 0 .130 .200 .174 .043 0 0
2016 FRE AAA 511 459 50 119 18 1 10 169 69 47 124 3 2 .259 .329 .368 .109 3 0
2017 FRE AAA 338 302 53 93 15 1 18 164 63 31 55 0 3 .308 .373 .543 .235 3 0
2017 HOU MLB 12 11 3 4 0 1 1 9 3 1 1 0 0 .364 .417 .818 .455 0 0
2017 QUD A 12 10 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 2 4 0 0 .100 .250 .200 .100 0 0
2018 PIT MLB 465 415 49 115 19 1 11 169 58 39 82 0 2 .277 .340 .407 .130 7 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 98 0.4898 0.5408 0.7358 0.7083 0.3800 0.7059 0.7895 0.2642 0.0000
2017 36 0.4444 0.5556 0.8000 0.8125 0.3500 0.9231 0.5714 0.2000 0.0000
2018 1723 0.4951 0.4974 0.8028 0.7104 0.2885 0.8795 0.6175 0.1972 0.0000
Career18570.49380.50080.79920.71230.29450.87120.62570.20080.0000

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 - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 PIT $550,000
2017 HOU $
2016 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$550,000
1 yrTotal$550,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 107 dExcel Sports1 year/$0.55M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2018). Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Houston 1/13/18. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Houston 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Houston 5/17/16.
  • Acquired by Houston in trade from Miami 7/31/14.
  • Drafted by Miami 2013 (1-6) (University of North Carolina). $3.5165M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-07-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)Any players in AAA, playing part time in majors, etc that you can see a breakout if they got dealt? Toles comes to mind
(Vin from LaLaland)
Toles is actually #1 in my Stash List coming out Thursday. We haven't seen him enough against LHP to determine whether he can handle them (and thus breakout), but he's fared well in the minors this year against them. Is Mark Canha a bad answer? Colin Moran is having a solid season and I think he can tap into more power with this new profile of his. (Eddy Almaguer)
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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