Moran takes batting practice at Marlins Park
Colin Moran, picked sixth overall in the First-Year Player Draft, took batting practice with the big league club on Saturday afternoon.
The 20-year-old third baseman from the University of North Carolina officially signed on Friday. On Monday, the native of Rye, N.Y., will play begin his professional career at low Class A Jupiter.
A left-handed hitter, Moran reminds some in the organization of Robin Ventura.
As a player, Ventura, now the White Sox manager, was a smooth-fielding third baseman and a quality left-handed hitter.
Moran grew up in Rye, N.Y., and he was a fan of Tino Martinez, the Marlins’ hitting coach.
— Joe Frisaro