Brian William Moran...Brother of infielder Colin Moran, who has spent the last four seasons playing for Houston (2016-2017) and Pittsburgh (2018-2019)...Nephew of former Major League brothers, B.J. Surhoff and Rich Surhoff...Played collegiately at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from 2007-2009...Likes to watch movies in his downtime.
Played through all of Triple-A New Orleans' season before his contract was selected to the Marlins on Sept. 3...Made his MLB debut on Sept. 5 at PIT...Induced a ground ball out before facing his brother, Colin Moran...Marked the 1st time (since 1900) a brother faced off against his sibling in his Major League debut in a pitcher-vs.-batter scenario... Fanned Colin for his 1st career K...Also earned the win (1.0 IP, 1HB, 1K) to become the 4th pitcher in Marlins history to to enter game as a reliever and claim the win in his 1st MLB appearance (also: Chris Volstad, Nate Bump, and Antonio Alfonseca)...Made a total of 10 appearances for Miami, eight of which were scoreless, and finished with 10 strikeouts over 6.1 innings...Kept a 3.15 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP across 43 games for New Orleans.
Spent season in Dodgers' and Rockies' systems...Began season with Triple-A Oklahoma City in Dodgers' system...Debut came on April 7 at Iowa, striking out four over 1.1 scoreless innings. It was only outing with OKC before being transferred to Double-A Tulsa... Made five appearances for Drillers from April 10-23, striking out 11 over 7.0 innings, posting a 5.14 ERA (4 er)...Promoted back to OKC on April 24 and made seven appearances through May 9, when he was transferred back to Tulsa...Went 1-1 with 5.79 ERA (9.1/6) in second stint with OKC Dodgers...Made 17 appearances for Drillers after return, going 0-1 with 3.20 ERA (19.2/7) and 23 strikeouts...Promoted back to OKC Dodgers on July 7 and made one appearance before being released on July 14...Signed as minor league free agent with Colorado on July 17 and was assigned to Double-A Hartford...Tossed 7.0 scoreless innings over first six outings in July with Yard Goats, striking out 13 and walking just two...Went on to post 3.38 ERA (13.1/5) in 11 August appearances, striking out 17.
Spent entire season with Triple-A Tacoma in Seattle Mariners organization... Finished the year with a 2-5 record and a 3.45 ERA (62.2 IP -24 ER) with four saves in a career-high 48 games (all in relief) for the Rainiers... Ranked second among Tacoma pitchers in games and strikeouts (85) and had the second-most innings pitched among the club's relievers... Finest stretch of season came during 20 appearances from April 20-June 19, where he compiled a 1-1 record with three saves while pitching to a 1.01 ERA (26.2 IP - 3 ER) and registering 39 strikeouts.
Began season with AA Jackson...held opponents scoreless in 21 of 24 appearances,including a season-high 13.2 scoreless innings, April 7-May 6...promoted to Tacoma onJune 22...limited opponents to a .178 (23x129) average, including a .149 (11x74) clipvs. right-handed batters with the Rainiers...went 3-3 with 2 saves and a 3.89 ERA withTacoma...stranded 10 of 11 inherited runners...pitched for Manati in the Puerto RicanWinter League (4-1, 3.24 ERA, 17 G).
Appeared in a career-high 45 relief appearances with AA Jackson...tossedseason-high 18.1 scoreless innings, Aug. 1-Sept. 2, going 2-0 with 22 strikeouts duringthis stretch...went 2-2 with a 8.51 ERA (23 ER, 24.1 IP) in 19 appearances before theAll-Star break, compared to 3-1 with a 1.98 ERA (8 ER, 36.1 IP)in 26 games following...played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League.
Began season with Clinton...held opponentsscoreless in 17 of 22 appearances, including tossing 14.1 scoreless innings, June 6-29...named to the Midwest League All-Star Team...promoted to High Desert on July 1...limited opponents to a .232 (22x95) average...tossed 18.1 scoreless innings over 13 reliefappearances, July 9-Aug. 17...promoted to AA West Tenn on Aug. 31, appearing in 2games
Began pro career with Pulaski, before transferring to Clinton on July 30...combined togo 1-3 with 3.18 ERA in 18 games.