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Collin McHugh | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Berry College
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 18 (0) / NYM
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Collin McHugh allowed three earned runs in five innings but earned a win Wednesday versus the Pirates.
McHugh gave up a walk and seven hits, including a solo homer to Jordy Mercer in the bottom of the third inning, but he was able to out-duel Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole for his eighth win of the season. McHugh now stands 8-10 with a 5.01 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 26 starts this year. He'll get the Athletics at home next. Aug 24 - 3:45 PM

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Collin McHugh was shelled in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, allowing six runs on nine hits in just three frames.

McHugh walked one and struck out four on the night. Nearly all of the damage came via the long ball, with Adam Jones, Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo all leaving the yard in the first inning. It has been a very rough season for McHugh, who now sports a 4.99 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the year. He'll look to turn things around when he squares off against the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Aug 19 - 11:04 PM

Colin McHugh wasn't at his best in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays, allowing three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The right-hander punched out six on the afternoon while walking two. While it wasn't a terrible start, with Aaron Sanchez on the hill for the opposition he had to be much better to wind up victorious. McHugh allowed a solo homer to Josh Donaldson in the first inning, then two of his runners scored on a homer by Russell Martin after he had departed in the sixth. McHugh will try to get back on track when he takes on the Orioles in Baltimore on Friday.
Aug 13 - 3:59 PM

Collin McHugh struck out six and was charged with three runs over seven frames in Monday's loss to the Twins.

McHugh gave up 10 hits and walked one, but he deserved better fate, as Carlos Gomez butchered the fifth inning defensively when the Twins scored their only three runs. The right-hander had a hiccup against the Tigers a couple starts ago but has otherwise been superb since the middle of June. He'll get the Blue Jays in Toronto this weekend.
Aug 8 - 11:09 PM

Collin McHugh gave up three solo homers in six innings Wednesday in a 3-1 loss to the Blue Jays.

McHugh struck out 10 in the game, but he couldn't overcome the homers. For the year, he's fanned 121 in 121 2/3 innings, yet here he is 7-8 with a 4.73 ERA. Now only is he giving up more homers than he did last year (17 now, compared to 19 in 203 2/3 innings then), but he's allowing too many hits overall; 145 in total.
Aug 3 - 11:44 PM

Collin McHugh was obliterated in Friday's loss to the Tigers, giving up eight runs on 10 hits in just 1 2/3 innings of work.

McHugh struck out one and didn't walk a batter in the game. The Tigers jumped on him for two runs in the first inning, then beat him into submission with six more in the second, the final two riding home on a three-run homer by Tyler Collins after McHugh had departed. He has been brutally inconsistent this season and now owns a troublesome 4.75 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season. He'll look to turn things around on Wednesday in a tough matchup against the Blue Jays.
Jul 29 - 10:28 PM

Collin McHugh held the Angels to two runs over six innings in a win Saturday.

McHugh gave up six hits, including a solo home run, without walking a batter. The right-hander also struck out six, giving him 110 strikeouts in 114 innings of work this year. McHugh got off to a shaky start but has been terrific since mid-June, having registered quality starts in six of his seven outings to lower his ERA to 4.18. The 29-year-old will look to stay on a roll Friday against the Tigers.
Jul 23 - 10:20 PM

Colin McHugh exuded his dominance over the Mariners on Sunday, racking up 10 strikeouts over six innings of shutout ball.

McHugh scattered four hits and four walks on the afternoon, earning his sixth victory of the season for his efforts. He has been incredibly inconsistent this season, but Sunday's start reminds everyone of the top-level talent that he possesses. The veteran right-hander will carry a 4.25 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 104/34 K/BB ratio into Saturday's start against the Angels.
Jul 17 - 7:28 PM

Collin McHugh surrendered four runs -- three earned -- in six innings and settled for a no-decision when the Astros' bullpen blew a big lead in the ninth inning.

He allowed eight hits and two walks while fanning three. His ERA holds steady at 4.50 with an inflated 1.46 WHIP. After the All Star break McHugh will strive for results more like his last two seasons. He won 19 games last year and had a 2.73 ERA the year before that.
Jul 9 - 12:33 AM

Collin McHugh surrendered two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Sunday as the Astros fell to the White Sox.

McHugh racked up nine strikeouts, but the White Sox got to him for five hits and four walks before he exited with two outs in the top of the sixth. The right-hander falls to 5-6 with a disappointing 4.50 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 96 innings. A home start against the Athletics is next.
Jul 3 - 5:11 PM

Collin McHugh held the Angels to two runs over seven innings but didn't factor in the decision Tuesday.

McHugh gave up five hits and a walk while striking out six in the start. Despite pitching well, he left in line for his sixth loss before the Astros came back to win it in the ninth. McHugh has pitched well enough to win his last two starts but remains 5-5 with a 4.70 ERA and 1.43 WHIP through 15 starts. He'll get another shot at the Angels when the two teams meet again on Monday.
Jun 22 - 12:39 AM

Collin McHugh gave up only one run on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings, but settled for a no-decision in the Astros' 4-1 defeat of the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Unfortunately for McHugh, Adam Wainwright pitched just as well for the Cardinals, preventing either of them from earning the win. McHugh has been better than his 4.89 ERA would indicate this year. We can't expect a repeat of the 2.73 ERA he posted in 2014, but McHugh should be viewed as a solid No. 4-5 fantasy pitcher in mixed leagues with an ERA similar to his 3.97 xFIP moving forward.
Jun 15 - 11:47 PM

Collin McHugh was pulled after giving up four runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings Thursday against the Rangers.

McHugh has just four quality starts in 13 tries this year, and his rotation spot has to be in jeopardy now, especially with Chris Devinski pitching so well in relief of him today (3 1/3 hitless innings). A DL stint and rehab assignment might be necessary here.
Jun 9 - 5:37 PM

Collin McHugh went the distance against the Diamondbacks on Monday allowing three runs while striking out eight in an 8-3 victory.

It wasn't the prettiest outing as far as complete games go, as McHugh served up a couple home runs among the three runs he yielded. However, he also walked just one to go along with his eight punchouts and at Chase Field it was certainly an impressive effort. It's baby steps, but McHugh boasts a 26/3 K/BB ratio over his last 21 1/3 innings. He faces the A's at home this weekend.
May 30 - 8:28 PM

Collin McHugh allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Orioles.

McHugh struck out 10, but he gave up eight hits, three of them coming before he was pulled in the sixth. McHugh has been a disappointment this year, but he's largely kept the Astros in games since getting absolutely blitzed in his season debut against the Yankees on April 6. He has a 4.30 ERA and a 48/11 K/BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings since.
May 25 - 11:19 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1A.J. Reed
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Alex Bregman
2Colby Rasmus
3Tony Kemp
CF1Jake Marisnick
2Teoscar Hernandez
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
2Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Michael Feliz
7Chris Devenski
8Brad Peacock