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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 won his arbitration case against the Astros, reports Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.
McHugh will make $3.85 million in 2017 rather than the $3.35 million proposed by the Astros. The 29-year-old is coming off a disappointing 4.34 ERA and 177/54 K/BB ratio over 184 2/3 innings last season. He was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. Feb 14 - 12:27 PM

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Collin McHugh requested $3.85 million and was offered $3.35 million by the Astros when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

McHugh is an interesting case in his first year of arbitration, as he's coming off of a disappointing 2016 season where he posted a 4.34 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 177/54 K/BB ratio over 184 2/3 innings. MLBTradeRumors.com projects that he'll earn $4.6 million.
Jan 13 - 8:07 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports the Astros are shopping Collin McHugh and Mike Fiers.

They're both coming off disappointing years, but it's a weak free agent market for starting pitching so there could be some suitors out there. Stark says the ultra-active Astros are trying "to create roster and payroll flexibility" as they consider other moves.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 09:00:00 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Astros would listen to trade offers for Collin McHugh.

The Astros seemingly need to add and not subtract from their rotation, but it appears they'd send McHugh elsewhere in order to make room for an upgrade. McHugh can often be inconsistent, but he's put up a nice 3.71 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 505/148 K/BB ratio across 543 innings over the last three seasons in Houston. He's arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason.
Source: Boston Globe
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 10:56:00 AM

Collin McHugh fired 7 2/3 scoreless innings to dominate the Angels 3-0 on Saturday.

He flirted with a perfect game into the fifth inning until Andrelton Simmons stroked a two-out single. His final tally was three hits and one walk against five strikeouts. The win boosts his record to 13-10 with a 4.34 ERA in 33 starts. He has a nice 177 strikeouts versus 54 walks in 184 2/3 innings.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 12:59:00 AM

Collin McHugh pitched seven innings and allowed two runs Monday in a no-decision against the Mariners.

McHugh pitched well enough to win his fourth straight start, but he didn't get a lot of help tonight. The Astros ended up dropping the game in 11 innings, making it the first time in eight starts that they've lost a McHugh outing.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 12:28:00 AM

Collin McHugh pitched well in Wednesday's win over the A's, allowing two runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

McHugh struck out five and walked two, with a pair of RBI doubles spelling the damage on his line. Brett Eibner burned him for one in the fourth inning and Bruce Maxwell did likewise in the sixth. In 170 innings this season, the 29-year-old right-hander has pitched to a 4.61 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 166/50 K/BB ratio. He is scheduled to make starts against the Mariners and Angels before the 2016 season draws to a close.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 06:52:00 PM

Collin McHugh allowed two hits over seven innings and combined with two relievers on a shutout of the Mariners on Friday.

Maybe McHugh's best start of the year and definitely his best in months. The Astros have won McHugh's last six starts, even though his ERA has barely moved during that span, going from 4.70 to 4.66. He'll get the A's next, making him a decent streaming option in mixed leagues.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 02:02:00 AM

Collin McHugh racked up six strikeouts over five innings of one-run baseball in a victory over the Cubs on Saturday afternoon.

McHugh scattered two hits and three walks. The only blemish on his afternoon was a sacrifice fly by Willson Contreras in the fourth inning. It has been a maddeningly inconsistent season for McHugh who now sports a 4.86 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the year. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he takes on the Mariners in Seattle on Friday.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 04:12:00 PM

Collin McHugh spun six scoreless innings as the Astros defeated the A's 3-1 on Tuesday.

Needing a strong performance to reinforce his standing in the Astros rotation, McHugh delivered by holding the A's to four hits and a walk while striking out five. The good outing lowered his ERA to 4.80 through 27 starts, and the 29-year-old is now 9-10 overall. With Lance McCullers getting the go-ahead to begin ramping up his throwing, McHugh and his fellow starters will need to keep pitching well down the stretch to guarantee their spot in the rotation. His next chance will come Monday at the Indians.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 11:47:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 03:45:00 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 11:04:00 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.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 03:59:00 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.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 11:09:00 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.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 11:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Max Stassi
4Juan Centeno
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Tyler White
4A.J. Reed
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
LF1Nori Aoki
2Teoscar Hernandez
3Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
2Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
7Brad Peacock
8Reymin Guduan
9David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Chris Devenski
6Michael Feliz
7James Hoyt
8Jandel Gustave
9Ashur Tolliver
10Brady Rodgers
11Kevin Chapman
12C.J. Riefenhauser