Acquired: Via trade from the Marlins on July 31, 2014, along with RHP Francis Martes and OF Jake Marisnick for RHP Jarred Cosart . SS Enrique Hernandez and OF Austin Wates (HOU). Originally drafted in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: .288 with three homers and 22 RBI and seven doubles in 32 games at Fresno (Triple-A).|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Fresno May 17 when OF Carlos Gomez went on the DL and RHP Asher Wojciechowski was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 5/18/2016
|May 18, in a 5-3 win against the White Sox. The starting third baseman, he batted sixth and went 0-for-3 with a walk, striking out once and stranding four runners. In his first at-bat he struck out swinging against White Sox starter Mat Latos, grounded out to end the third inning, and lined out with two outs in the fifth. In the seventh inning, Moran drew a walk against reliever Zach Putnam but was erased on a double play.|
|The Astros welcomed what could be half of its long-term future infield into the fold within 24 hours with the arrivals of Tony Kemp and Moran. The New York native went south for college and had two College World Series appearances with UNC under his belt by the time he was drafted by Miami in 2013. Sidelined early in 2015 with a broken jaw, he came back to hit .306 with nine homers, 67 RBIs and 25 doubles in 96 games at Corpus Christi (Double-A) after batting .296 with seven home runs and 55 RBIs in 117 games between Corpus Christi and Jupiter (High A/Marlins) in 2014. While he isn’t a threat on the bases nor, despite his size, has he shown much home run power, he’s been a consistent hitter and makes up for an average glove with a strong arm. The power could still come, since he’s only 23 (with a fall birthday, he started college at 17 so, despite signing as a junior, he was only 20 at the time).|