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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 is on the Astros' ALCS roster.
McHugh was not included on the team's ALDS roster, but the Astros are going with 12 pitchers and dropping Tyler White off the roster for the ALCS. He should function as a long reliever. Oct 13 - 10:22 AM

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Collin McHugh is not on the Astros' roster for the ALDS.

It's a mild surprise given how steady McHugh was down the stretch, but the Astros have a glut of starting pitching options and have decided against trying to use the 30-year-old right-hander in relief. Houston is facing Boston in this best-of-five round. Lance McCullers is on the roster, as are Tyler White and Derek Fisher.

Collin McHugh won Sunday after allowing three runs in six innings and striking out eight against the Red Sox.

McHugh went 5-2 with a 3.55 ERA in 12 starts after returning from his elbow injury. He's probably not going to start postseason games as long as Lance McCullers is healthy, but he's a pretty good fallback if needed.
Oct 1 - 6:45 PM

Collin McHugh allowed two earned runs over five innings Monday in a win over the Rangers.

McHugh gave up a solo homer to Joey Gallo in the bottom of the second inning and an RBI single to Adrian Beltre in the bottom of the third, but the Astros' offense soon woke up in a big way, rattling off a whopping eight runs in the top of the fourth to turn this game into a rout. McHugh settled in after that to coast to his fourth win of the 2017 season. He has a 3.45 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 54/19 K/BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings.
Sep 26 - 12:06 AM

Collin McHugh limited the White Sox to one run over five innings of work in Tuesday’s 3-1 victory.

The Astros were being a little careful with McHugh’s workload in this one after he had his last outing skipped after he suffered a right middle finger avulsion. He threw 87 pitches over his five frames, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out five. McHugh wouldn’t seem to be guaranteed a postseason rotation spot if Lance McCullers is healthy, so he would do well for himself to close strong.
Sep 19 - 11:26 PM

Collin McHugh (finger) will start Tuesday versus the White Sox.

McHugh had his last outing skipped after he suffered a right middle finger avulsion. He's posted a 3.61 ERA and 43/15 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings over nine starts this season and is a solid streaming option against the White Sox.
Sep 17 - 12:51 PM

Collin McHugh (fingernail) played catch Tuesday without issue.

It was his first time throwing a baseball since he left his last start Friday against the Athletics with a right middle finger avulsion. McHugh will be skipped on his next turn through the Astros' rotation, but he should be fine after that. Brad Peacock is starting in his place Thursday versus the Angels.
Sep 12 - 7:52 PM

Collin McHugh (fingernail) will have his next start skipped.

McHugh had to leave his outing Friday due to a right middle fingernail avulsion. He should ultimately be fine, but the Astros have other rotation options so they can afford to be cautious with McHugh. Brad Peacock will move up to start Thursday.
Sep 10 - 2:21 PM

Collin McHugh was forced to leave Friday's start against the Athletics due to a right middle fingernail avulsion.

The right-hander had allowed three runs on four hits and a walk over his three innings before departing with the team trainer. It's unclear if the ailment will force him to miss any additional starts.
Sep 9 - 12:13 AM

Collin McHugh was lifted after allowing an unearned run over 4 2/3 innings Thursday against the Rangers.

The Astros went with the quick hook today, denying McHugh a chance at a win in what was a 2-1 game. McHugh had thrown 91 pitches when he was lifted with two on and two out. Chris Devenski came in and got Adrian Beltre to line out to end the inning.
Aug 31 - 4:27 PM

Collin McHugh allowed one run over six innings and struck out eight Friday in a defeat of the Angels.

McHugh knew exactly who in the Angels lineup could beat him, so he walked Mike Trout twice -- his only two walks of the night -- and dealt with everyone else. He's probably not winning postseason games with his current stuff, but he'll take his chances with the likes of Anaheim and Oakland (the team he'll face Wednesday for the second time in three starts).
Aug 26 - 1:32 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Max Stassi
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
3J.D. Davis
LF1Derek Fisher
2Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Marwin Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Justin Verlander
3Lance McCullers
4Collin McHugh
5Charlie Morton
6Brad Peacock
7Brady Rodgers
8David Paulino
9Cionel Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Chris Devenski
3Joe Smith
4Will Harris
5Hector Rondon
6Tony Sipp
7Michael Feliz
8Francis Martes
9Joe Musgrove
10Reymin Guduan
11James Hoyt
12Jandel Gustave
13Anthony Gose
14Matt Ramsey