Colin Richard Moran (born October 1, 1992 in Port Chester, New York) is an American professional baseball player. A third baseman, Moran plays in minor league baseball for the Miami Marlins organization.
Moran attended the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he played college baseball for the North Carolina Tar Heels baseball team. In his freshman season, he was named Freshman of the Year and was the only freshman named to the All-America team. After his junior year, the Marlins selected Moran with the sixth overall selection of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. Amateur career [edit ]
Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, New York. Undrafted out of high school, he chose to attend the [1 ] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) to play college baseball for the North Carolina Tar Heels baseball team in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). In his freshman year, he led the Tar Heels with a .335 [2 ] batting average, .442 on-base percentage, .540 slugging percentage, nine home runs, 71 runs batted in and 20 doubles. [2 ]
Moran was named to the
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-America team, ACC Freshman of the Year, and Freshman of the Year. Baseball America [2 ] [3 ] Moran was named a [4 ] Baseball America All-American, the only freshman to earn the honor. [5 ]
Despite an injury shortened sophomore season, Moran again led the Tar Heels with a .365 average and 35 RBI.
[ Moran followed the injury plagued season by being selected as a second team All America by ] citation needed Louisville Slugger, ACC player of the year, [6 ] and a finalist for the [7 ] Golden Spikes Award while setting a single season RBI record for UNC, with 86 runs batted in. Moran currently leads the Tar Heels with 13 home runs, has a .557 slugging percentage, and a .478 on base percentage. [8 ] Professional career [edit ]
Miami Marlins selected Moran in the first round, with the sixth overall selection, of the 2013 MLB Draft. Moran signed with the Marlins, receiving a $3.5 million signing bonus. He hit a home run in his first professional at bat, as a member of the [9 ] Greensboro Grasshoppers of the Class A South Atlantic League. [10 ] [11 ] Personal [edit ]
Brian Moran, is a professional baseball pitcher. His uncles, Rick and B. J. Surhoff, played in Major League Baseball. [2 ] References [edit ] External links [edit ]