Former Wilson Tob, Brian Moran, made his Major League debut September 5 for the Miami Marlins. Moran entered in relief in the fourth inning, not allowing a hit or a run and striking out one in his inning of work to earn the win in the Marlins 10-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Moran was drafted in the 7th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners out the University of North Carolina. A number of injuries and set backs had held Moran from his MLB dream despite a career 3.15 ERA across his 466 1/3 innings pitched at the minor league level. The left-hander spent a total of ten seasons with four different teams in the minor leagues before ultimately receiving his long awaited callup this week. Even more special he would face his brother, Colin Moran's, team in Pittsburgh and end up notching his first career strikeout in the process.
When your first MLB strikeout is your brother. pic.twitter.com/4W4FEKTuZM— MLB (@MLB) September 6, 2019
Moran played during the 2008 summer for the Tobs, holding a 2.72 ERA and 3-1 record across 36 1/3 innings pitched. He marks the 130th all-time former CPL player to make their major league debut and the 13th all-time for the Tobs franchise.
About Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 23rd season in 2019, the CPL features 16 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,600 alumni drafted and 130 alums – including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.