Colin Moran is a five-time participant at Cooperstown Dreams Park. In 2002 he competed with the B Academy (NY) during Week 8, the Pro-Swing Pride (NY) in 2003 (Week 9), 2004 (Week 9), and 2005 (Week 9), and the White Plains Wildcats (NY) in 2005 (N.A.T.C.).
Colin is a 2010 high school graduate from Iona Prep School (New Rochelle, NY). He was named an All-Bronx-Westchester as a junior (2009), earned All-Archdiocese honors as a senior, named a Journal News Westchester first team all-star and was a two-time team MVP.
Following his high school career, Colin moved on to the collegiate diamond at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC). During his freshman season (2011), Colin was named Baseball America Freshman of the Year, Perfect Game Freshman Hitter of the Year, Baseball America First Team All-America, Perfect Game First Team All-America, ABCA Second Team All-America, Baseball America and NCBWA Freshman All-America, ACC Freshman of the Year, and First Team All-ACC selection. He appeared in 67 games with 66 starts at third base, hit a team-high .335 (83-248) with 46 runs scored and an ACC-leading 71 RBI. During the summer of 2011 Colin competed in the Cape Cod League with the Bourne Braves, he hit .289 (28-97) in 26 games and was selected to the Cape Cod League All-Star Game.
As a sophomore (2012), Colin appeared in 41 games, starting all of them at third base. He hit a team-high .365 (62-170) with 30 runs scored and 35 RBIs, recording 11 doubles, one triple and three home runs. During the summer of 2012, Colin once again competed with the Bourne Braves, appearing in 39 games, hitting .314 (50-159) with 25 runs scored and a league-high 42 RBIs (eight doubles, two triples and six home runs). Colin also appeared in the post-season all-star game and was named Baseball America's second-best prospect in the Cape Cod League.
Colin's junior year was another successful out on the diamond as he was voted a 2013 Golden Spikes Award finalist and was named 2013 ACC Player of the Year. Colin collected a nation's-best 85 RBI. He batted .351 with 13 home runs leading UNC an ACC Championship and the NCAA Tournament's No. 1 overall seed. Just prior to the completion of his junior season, Colin was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 2013 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Colin did not return to UNC for his senior year, making the jump to professional baseball.