MLB Draft: Miami Marlins Select Colin Moran 6th Overall

by Travis Richardson | Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2013
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Colin Moran

6. Moran, Colin

Miami Marlins 3B

6`3″ 215 pound left handed hitter right handed thrower

Colin is quite the prodigy. Coming from a baseball rich family and even a richer baseball university, Colin was taken by the Miami Marlins with the sixth overall pick. Colin is the nephew of another first round pick, B.J. Surhoff who was drafted in 85, and is the brother of a former 7th round pick tarheel Brian Surhoff.

The third baseman was a former ACC Player of the Year as he collected 86 RBI`S earned a .478 obp, which is 23rd nationally, and sported a .351/.478/.560 batting line. He batted third in the tarheel lineup and is expected to be a number two hitter in the majors. The biggest concern is Colin`s power. He had very good power in high school and it is a big question on whether he can turn into a 10-20 homer guy in the future.

Colin was rumored to be going to the Houston Astros with the first overall pick. He is a safe bet for a everyday third baseman and has a good ceiling for becoming a solid player. His fantastic line of 21/57 K/BB rate raised some eyebrows. Colin is a good 20 year old who will soon get his shot in the bigs.

Concerning his five tools, Colin demonstrates solid skills across the board. Colin has slightly above average power. He lacks break away speed and is a intelligent baserunner. His defense is good in his hands and sub-par in his feet. If he loses any more of speed or agility Colin will risk losing his oportunity to play third. His arm is fantastic. It is clean and smooth and has some good velocity from left to right.

Give Colin two to three years before he is MLB ready and is more than likely to sign.


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  • Michael Theed

    I’d say with the Fish, he could be up by September or early in 2014 rather than in “two or three years,” as you state. For other teams, that would definitely be the case, but the Marlins don’t have any depth at third and have no real third baseman right now, so Moran will be moved up pretty quick depending on performance.

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