Colin Richard Moran (born October 1, 1992) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates.
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 Miami Marlins selected Moran with the sixth overall selection of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. They traded him to the Astros the next season.
The Astros promoted Moran to the major leagues in 2016. The Astros traded him to the Pirates in a package for Gerrit Cole on January 13, 2018.
In a game against the Miami Marlins on September 5, 2019, Moran faced his older brother Brian Moran in Brian’s major league debut. He ended up striking out on a full-count slider against Brian. In the pandemic shortened 2020 season, Moran led the Pirates in total bases (84), home runs (10), and tied for first in RBI (23), slashing .247/.325/.472.
After the 2021 season, the Pirates designated Moran for assignment. On November 30, Moran was non-tendered by the Pirates, making him a free agent.
Moran is married to Kelsey Persichilli, the beautiful couple reportedly has one child, but they have managed to keep his or her name from the media.