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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 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

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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

Collin McHugh allowed two runs while striking out eight over seven innings in a loss to the White Sox on Thursday.

McHugh continues to oscillate between strong and not-so-strong starts, but this time he wasn't rewarded for the good showing. Even so, he allowed just five hits and a walk with the eight strikeouts. The loss dropped him to 4-4 with a 5.13 ERA and 1.58 WHIP. He'll try to get back in the win column -- and avoid the not-so-good start -- Wednesday against the Orioles.
May 19 - 10:48 PM

Collin McHugh's next start has been moved up to Thursday.

McHugh was originally going to pitch Friday against Texas. Thursday's scheduled starter Mike Fiers threw 60 pitches out of the bullpen in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox and will have his next start pushed back to Saturday. Now McHugh will go on normal rest Thursday against the White Sox. The Astros are getting a much-needed day off Monday after allowing 33 runs in four games to Boston over the weekend.
May 16 - 8:52 AM

Collin McHugh took a no-decision Saturday against the Red Sox, allowing four runs in six innings of work.

He finished with two strikeouts and three walks. 66 of McHugh's 100 pitches went for strikes, which may have worked to his disadvantage as the Red Sox gouged him for 10 hits. McHugh settled down as the game went on but never looked sharp. He had a tough assignment Saturday going against a Red Sox team that leads the American League in nearly every offensive category. McHugh will hope for better luck next time out against Texas.
May 14 - 6:30 PM

Collin McHugh held the Mariners to one run over seven innings Sunday in the Astros' 5-1 win.

The only real blemish for McHugh was a solo homer he gave up to Robinson Cano in the top of the fourth inning. McHugh was otherwise stellar, yielding only five total hits and one walk while striking out five. It was a much-needed bounceback outing for the 28-year-old right-hander, who entered the day with a 6.59 ERA. It's down to 5.50.
May 8 - 5:17 PM

Collin McHugh allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings but earned the win Tuesday against the Twins.

McHugh allowed two home runs in the fairly pedestrian start, but he was blessed with enough run support to win his third of the year. On the plus side, he did strike out six in the outing. There hasn't been a whole lot to like about the 28-year-old this year despite his 3-3 record, as it comes with a 6.59 ERA and 1.83 WHIP. The Astros aren't exactly flush with better options at the moment, though, so he'll take the hill again Sunday against the Mariners.
May 4 - 12:33 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1Marwin Gonzalez
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
2Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Will Harris
2Ken Giles
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Scott Feldman
7Michael Feliz
8Chris Devenski