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Collin McHugh | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 191
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Berry College
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 18 (0) / NYM
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Collin McHugh fired six scoreless innings in the Astros' 3-0 shutout of the Athletics on Saturday.
McHugh scattered six hits and a walk, using three strikeouts to get through six innings unscathed. The victory was the first of the year in six starts for the 30-year-old, who didn't make his debut until July 22. He's had one clunker but has largely been decent in those six starts, owning a 4.01 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. He'll try to make it two in a row Friday at the Angels. Aug 19 - 11:07 PM

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Collin McHugh yielded two runs in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

McHugh was effective tonight after giving up seven runs to the White Sox last time out, though he was removed an out shy of what would have been his third quality start in five tries since returning from the disabled list. He's 0-2 with a 4.88 ERA. He need not be on any mixed-league rosters.
Aug 15 - 1:26 AM

Collin McHugh was tagged for seven runs in 5 1/3 innings by the White Sox in Wednesday's loss.

McHugh was decent in his first three starts, but this one was discouraging, coming as it did against one of the league's worst offenses. He just isn't a very good bet going forward, and the Astros might be able to do better in their rotation come September.
Aug 9 - 11:39 PM

Collin McHugh pitched well Thursday, holding the Rays to two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in a no-decision.

McHugh struck out six while allowing five hits and walking two, and he left in line for his first win of the year. That didn't happen -- newcomer Francisco Liriano and an Astros defense that made three errors on the night made sure of that -- but it was still another positive turn for the 30-year-old, who has had two good starts in a row after shaking off some rust in his season debut July 22. An elbow injury cost him the entire first half, but back and healthy, the right-hander will keep searching for that first victory Wednesday against the White Sox.
Aug 4 - 12:49 AM

Collin McHugh allowed one run while punching out seven batters in six innings and settled for a no-decision against the Tigers on Saturday.

He sailed through the first four innings before giving up a run in the fifth. He gave up just four hits and one walk in the ballgame. He was making his second start of the season after missing the first half of the year with an elbow injury. The first start was a clunker but this one was excellent. He has a 4.22 ERA with 11 strikeouts and three walks in 10 2/3 innings.
Jul 29 - 9:22 PM

Collin McHugh gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings while making his season debut against the Orioles on Saturday.

He made it through the first four innings allowing one hit and no runs but then fell apart in the fifth. He allowed a pair of two-run homers in that frame, one to Adam Jones and the other to Jonathan Schoop. McHugh struck out four and walked two in the outing. He had missed the entire season before today with an elbow injury. The Astros' starting rotation will be rather crowded when ace Dallas Keuchel returns to action in the coming days. McHugh will face the Tigers on the road on Friday.
Jul 23 - 12:47 AM

Collin McHugh (elbow) will make his season debut Saturday in Baltimore.

McHugh got the go-ahead after allowing just one unearned run over six innings Sunday in his final rehab start with Double-A Corpus Christi. The 30-year-old right-hander might carry sneaky fantasy value in the second half on a very good Astros team. He had a 3.71 ERA, 1.249 WHIP, and 8.4 K/9 in 543 innings for Houston between 2014-2016.
Jul 18 - 5:13 PM

Collin McHugh (elbow) pitched well in his final rehab start for Double-A Corpus Christi on Sunday, allowing just an unearned run over six innings.

McHugh scattered four hits and a walk in the ballgame. He's expected to rejoin the Astros' rotation next weekend against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Jul 16 - 9:35 PM

Collin McHugh (elbow) will make what's expected to be his final rehab start with Double-A Corpus Christi on Sunday.

McHugh is scheduled for six innings and/or 90-95 pitches. The right-hander has posted a 6.00 ERA and 9/3 K/BB ratio in nine innings through three rehab starts to this point. McHugh has been out all season with a posterior impingement in his right elbow and it's debatable whether he'd offer the Astros a rotation upgrade at this point.
Jul 14 - 4:43 PM

Collin McHugh (elbow) allowed three unearned runs on four hits and two walks over 4 1/3 innings in his latest rehab start with Double-A Corpus Christi.

McHugh got stretched out to 74 pitches. He now owns a 6.00 ERA and 9/3 K/BB ratio in nine innings through three rehab starts as he works his way back from a posterior impingement in his right elbow which has kept him sidelined all season. He's expected to make at least one more rehab start before rejoining the Astros.
Jul 11 - 10:26 AM

Collin McHugh (elbow) will make his second rehab start Wednesday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

McHugh was pounded for four earned runs on seven hits and a walk in one inning of work last Friday in his rehab debut. The hope is he can make it three innings, or around 50 pitches, on Wednesday.
Jul 4 - 6:13 PM

Collin McHugh (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi on Friday.

McHugh has been out all season with a posterior impingement in his right elbow but he made nice progress lately. The hope is that he'll be an option for the Astros' rotation just after the All-Star break.
Jun 27 - 4:54 PM

Collin McHugh (elbow) threw all of his pitches in a simulated game Saturday.

He figures to be cleared for a rehab assignment soon. Out all season with a posterior impingement in his right elbow, McHugh is on track to rejoin the Astros' rotation just after the All-Star break.
Jun 25 - 2:48 PM

Collin McHugh (elbow) threw his first live batting practice session on Tuesday in Florida.

The workout went well and McHugh is now scheduled to throw a simulated game later this week. A minor league rehab assignment could soon follow. The 30-year-old starter has been on the disabled list all season due to a posterior impingement in his right elbow. If all goes smoothly from here, he should be an option for the Astros' rotation around mid-to-late July.
Jun 21 - 1:42 PM

Collin McHugh (elbow) played catch on Saturday.

McHugh is expected to face live hitters next week, either in Houston or at the team's spring training in Arizona. He's been sidelined all year with a posterior impingement in his right elbow.
Jun 17 - 7:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Juan Centeno
4Max Stassi
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
3J.D. Davis
LF1Derek Fisher
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Lance McCullers
3Collin McHugh
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Brad Peacock
7Francis Martes
8Joe Musgrove
9David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tyler Clippard
6Tony Sipp
7Jandel Gustave
8James Hoyt
9Michael Feliz
10Francisco Liriano