Collin McHugh, Starting Pitcher, Houston Astros, #31
Date of Birth: 6/19/1987
Birthplace: Naperville, Indiana
College: Berry College
Collin McHugh, starting pitcher for the Houston Astros, was first drafted by the New York Mets in 2008. He pitched in the Mets' minor league system from 2008 through most of 2012, joining the Mets for eight games in 2012.
After three games with the Mets in 2013, they traded McHugh to the Colorado Rockies. He then pitched in four games with the Rockies.
In December, 2013, the Astros claimed McHugh off waivers. He finished the 2014 season with an 11-9 record, 157 strikeouts to 41 walks, and a 2.73 ERA in 154.2 innings in 25 games.
McHugh pitched in 32 games with the Astros in 2015. He had a strong season, finishing second in wins in the American League, one win less than his teammate Dallas Keuchel. He finished the season with a 19-7 record, 171 strikeouts to 53 walks, and a 3.89 ERA in 203.2 innings. In the postseason, he pitched 10.0 innings in 2 games and he gave up 9 hits, including 2 home runs, and 5 runs.
In 2016, McHugh pitched 184.2 innings in 33 games with the Astros. He finished the season with 13 wins to 10 losses, a career high 177 strikeouts (to 54 walks), and a 4.34 ERA.
McHugh spent time on the DL in 2017, limiting his playing time to 12 games. He finished the season with 5 wins and 2 losses, 62 strikeouts to 20 walks, and a 3.55 ERA in 63.1 innings. In the postseason, he pitched 6.0 innings in relief in 2 games and he gave up 1 hit (a home run). He struck out 7 batters and walked 4.
Career pitching statistics for McHugh through 2017 include:
- 117 games played
- 653.2 innings pitched
- 48-36 win-loss record
- 595 strikeouts to 181 walks
- 4.08 ERA