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Collin McHugh | Starting Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Collin McHugh fanned 11 while allowing one run in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a victory over the A's.
McHugh finished one shy of his career high in strikeouts. Though he didn't walk anyone, it still took him 102 pitches to get through 5 2/3 innings, preventing him from working deeper into the game and perhaps adding to his strikeout total. Still, it was another fine outing for the AL's best rookie starter from 2014. He's 2-0 with a 1.54 ERA. Apr 15 - 11:51 PM

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Collin McHugh went six strong innings in Friday's victory over the Rangers, allowing just one run on five hits and a pair of walks.

The 27-year-old right-hander racked up four strikeouts on the afternoon. He picked up right where he left off from his breakthrough 2015 campaign and had the Rangers hitters off balance all day. He'll look to keep things rolling when he takes the hill against the Athletics at home on Wednesday.
Apr 10 - 7:09 PM

Collin McHugh held the Royals scoreless on a hit and a walk over four innings in Saturday's start.

McHugh entered the start with a 4.96 spring ERA, but really only had one really bad outing. He ends the spring with a 3.96 ERA and a 22/5 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings. McHugh broke out last season with a 2.73 ERA and a 157/41 K/BB ratio in 154 2/3 innings last season. While he likely won't repeat the performance to that degree, he should still be valuable in mixed leagues again this season.
Apr 4 - 6:49 PM

Collin McHugh gave up three runs -- two earned -- and two hits in five innings Tuesday as the Astros edged the Mets 4-3.

McHugh struck out seven and walked one. His spring ERA stands at 4.96, but with him having fanned 19 in 16 1/3 innings, that hardly seems worthy of concern. His stuff was just fine today.
Mar 24 - 5:46 PM

Collin McHugh threw three scoreless innings and struck out three in the Astros' 1-0 victory over a Blue Jays split-squad on Monday.

McHugh was the AL's best rookie starter last year, posting a 2.73 ERA and striking out just over a batter an inning. He doesn't project to be quite so outstanding this year, but he'd still make sense as a late-round pick in mixed leagues.
Mar 9 - 4:19 PM

Collin McHugh has been shut down for the season due to his innings workload.

Between the majors and minors, McHugh has tossed a career-high 173 2/3 innings this season. That's only four more than he threw in 2012 but 34 2/3 more than he threw last year, so the Astros have obviously decided it's enough. McHugh was one of the biggest breakout surprises this season, posting a 2.73 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 157/41 K/BB ratio over 154 2/3 big league innings.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 07:16:00 PM

Collin McHugh allowed three runs over six innings in a win over the Mariners on Sunday.

McHugh gave up just four hits on the afternoon, with Michael Saunders' two-run homer doing most of the damage against him. McHugh walked just one while striking out six. McHugh still hasn't lost since the month of July, and he's now 11-9 with a 2.73 ERA on the year. The right-hander has one final start left in his stellar 2014 campaign, facing the Mets on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 07:03:00 PM

Collin McHugh left Monday's start versus the Indians with a bruised left forearm.

McHugh took a comebacker off the bat of Lonnie Chisenhall to force his exit. He was in the midst of another excellent outing, yielding just one unearned run on five hits and no walks while striking out seven. The Astros expect McHugh to be ready for his next start.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:45:00 PM

Collin McHugh fired eight innings of one-run ball, scattering only two hits, in Tuesday's 2-1 triumph over the Mariners.

McHugh struck out four and only walked one. He was utterly and completely dominant until Logan Morrison connected for a game-tying solo homer in the eighth inning. Fortunately for McHugh, Jonathan Villar singled home the game-winning run in the top of the ninth to reward his starter with the victory. McHugh is on a serious roll. Even before crafting this gorgeous gem, he'd gone 4-0 with a 1.79 ERA in his last seven starts since losing for the last time on July 27. Overall, McHugh is 9-9 with a 2.79 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. McHugh takes on the Indians next week.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 01:12:00 AM

Collin McHugh limited the Angels to one run over 7 2/3 innings in a victory Wednesday.

McHugh cruised through this one, striking out eight in his longest start since April 27. Since concluding his six-game losing streak on July 27, he's allowed just nine runs in going 4-0 in his last seven starts.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 02:38:00 AM

Collin McHugh finished off a strong August with a win, holding the Rangers to two runs over seven innings on Thursday.

McHugh ends August 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA and a 30/6 K/BB ratio. The right-hander scattered eight hits without walking a batter and punching out six on the evening. Overall, McHugh has a 2.99 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a 132/40 K/BB ratio. He'll have to face the Angels at home in his next start on Wednesday.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 11:20:00 PM

Collin McHugh earned his sixth win of the season after limiting the Red Sox to one run in six innings of work on Sunday.

Following Sunday's outing, McHugh has gone at least six innings and allowed one run in four consecutive starts. The right-hander's control was a bit spotty against the Red Sox, however, as he walked four and surrendered seven hits while striking out six. He's been a solid contributor all season long, now sporting an even 3.00 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP, and a 124/39 K/BB ratio. McHugh will take on the Indians in Cleveland in his next start on Saturday.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Collin McHugh limited the Twins to one run over six innings in Tuesday's victory.

McHugh gave up just four hits, with a solo home run by Oswaldo Arcia counting as the only mark against him. Despite pitching well of late, the win was his first since June 3. McHugh is 5-9 with a 3.08 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 118/35 K/BB ratio over 108 innings this year. He's got a chance for a two-win week when he squares off with the Red Sox at Fenway on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 11:38:00 PM

Collin McHugh's dominant start was marred by the Astros' leaky bullpen, as he was taken out of the decision despite allowing one run over seven innings against the Phillies on Thursday.

Tony Sipp allowed an eighth-inning grand slam to Ryan Howard to give the Phillies a 6-5 lead. McHugh, to that point, had been in line for his fifth win after limiting the Phillies to five hits while striking out eight and issuing no walks. The right-hander has been strong in two of three starts since returning from the disabled list and now has a 3.18 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP, and a 115/35 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Twins at home next Tuesday.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Collin McHugh delivered a strong start in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday, allowing just one run on five hits over 6 1/3 frames.

McHugh punched out five on the evening and issued one walk. After a sacrifice fly in the first inning, he was able to keep the high-powered Jays offense at bay for the remainder of the evening, allowing his team to come back and win. He'll bring a solid 3.32 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 107/35 K/BB ratio into Thursday's matchup against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 12:03:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Brad Peacock
6Brett Oberholtzer
7Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno
8Joe Thatcher