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Collin McHugh
ERA W-L K
4.34 13-10 177
Team: HoustonHt / Wt: 6-2 / 189 NFBC ADP: 177.12
Position: SPBorn: 6/19/1987 Birthplace: Naperville, Illinois
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 18th Round by Mets (2008)


Latest News
Oct. 2 9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET12:30 ET16:30 GMT0:30 9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST12:00 PM VEN20:30 UAE11:30 AM CT-McHugh retired the first 14 Angels he faced, induced 10 groundouts, collected four strikeouts, allowed three hits, issued one walk and hit one batter in 7 2/3 innings of Saturday's 3-0 win.
Analysis: McHugh was 4-0 with a 1.39 ERA in his last five starts.
Sep. 27 9:39 PM PT10:39 PM MT11:39 PM CT12:39 AM ET0:39 ET4:39 GMT12:39 9:39 PM MST11:39 PM EST12:09 AM VEN8:39 UAE11:39 PM CT-Though he was unable to win his sixth consecutive decision Monday, McHugh pitched very well again. He allowed two runs and six hits over seven innings while striking out six against Seattle.
Analysis: Since yielding five runs over 4 1/3 innings at Texas on Sept. 4, McHugh is 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA in four starts.
Sep. 21 4:29 PM PT5:29 PM MT6:29 PM CT7:29 PM ET19:29 ET23:29 GMT7:29 4:29 PM MST6:29 PM EST6:59 PM VEN3:29 UAE (+1)6:29 PM CT-McHugh (12-10) won his fifth straight decision Wednesday, allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings to beat the Athletics.
Analysis: The right-hander won for the third time in four starts this month and improved to 11-0 in September since joining the Astros in 2014. His next outing is scheduled for Monday against the Mariners. McHugh is 9-3 in his career against Seattle and 4-0 this season with a 1.08 ERA.
Sep. 17 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-McHugh (11-10) had another solid outing Friday, limiting the Mariners to two hits while allowing two walks and striking out six over seven innings of a 6-0 win.
Analysis: He's allowed one or no runs in three of his last four outings.
Sep. 10 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET22:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST9:30 PM VEN6:00 UAE (+1)9:00 PM CT-McHugh held the Cubs to a run on two hits while striking out six over five strong innings to help Houston to a 2-1 victory Saturday.
Analysis: The right-hander is now 3-0 over his last four starts, though he's thrown five innings or less in three of those assignments and still holds a pedestrian 4.86 ERA for the season. McHugh should be worth a play when he next takes the mound Friday in Seattle, as he's yielded just three runs in 18 innings in winning all three of his 2016 matchups with the Mariners.
Sep. 5 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-McHugh gave up five runs and seven hits in four innings but the Astros beat the Rangers 7-6 on Sunday.
Analysis: McHugh has a 9.57 ERA and 2.09 WHIP in his last six road starts.
Aug. 30 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET23:05 ET3:05 GMT11:05 8:05 PM MST10:05 PM EST10:35 PM VEN7:05 UAE (+1)10:05 PM CT-McHugh won his second straight start Tuesday, tossing six scoreless innings in a 3-1 victory over Oakland.
Analysis: McHugh is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in those consecutive wins after he went 0-4 with a 9.00 in his five previous starts.
Aug. 24 2:13 PM PT3:13 PM MT4:13 PM CT5:13 PM ET17:13 ET21:13 GMT5:13 2:13 PM MST4:13 PM EST4:43 PM VEN1:13 UAE (+1)4:13 PM CT-McHugh won for the first time in six starts Wednesday, allowing three runs and seven hits over five innings against the Pirates.
Analysis: The right-hander went 0-4 with a 9.00 ERA in his previous five outings while allowing eight home runs over 23 innings.
Aug. 9 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-McHugh lost a third consecutive start Monday, tying a season high with 10 hits allowed while surrendering three runs in seven innings against Minnesota.
Analysis: McHugh has yielded three earned runs or fewer in nine of his last 10 starts but has a 2-4 record in that span, greatly because he's received no more than two runs of support in seven of those games.
Aug. 4 7:11 AM PT8:11 AM MT9:11 AM CT10:11 AM ET10:11 ET14:11 GMT22:11 7:11 AM MST9:11 AM EST9:41 AM VEN18:11 UAE9:11 AM CT-McHugh lost his second straight start Wednesday, giving up three solo homers in six innings against the Blue Jays.
Analysis: The right-hander has a 12.91 ERA in his past two outings after posting a 2.49 mark in his previous seven starts while allowing just four home runs.
July 30 9:46 PM PT10:46 PM MT11:46 PM CT12:46 AM ET0:46 ET4:46 GMT12:46 9:46 PM MST11:46 PM EST12:16 AM VEN8:46 UAE11:46 PM CT-McHugh was roughed up for eight runs and 10 hits in just 1 2/3 innings of Friday's 14-6 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: He allowed 12 earned runs over 43 1/3 innings while going 2-1 in his previous seven starts.
July 17 5:47 PM PT6:47 PM MT7:47 PM CT8:47 PM ET20:47 ET0:47 GMT8:47 5:47 PM MST7:47 PM EST8:17 PM VEN4:47 UAE (+1)7:47 PM CT-McHugh continued a strong run of starts Sunday in an 8-1 victory at Seattle, striking out 10 over six scoreless innings for his first win since May 30.
Analysis: McHugh is 1-1 with a 2.41 ERA in his last six starts. He has 37 strikeouts over 37 1/3 innings in that span.
July 9 9:33 AM PT10:33 AM MT11:33 AM CT12:33 PM ET12:33 ET16:33 GMT0:33 9:33 AM MST11:33 AM EST12:03 PM VEN20:33 UAE11:33 AM CT-McHugh remains winless since May 30 after giving up four runs - three earned - and eight hits in six innings of Friday's walk-off win over Oakland.
Analysis: McHugh has a 3.83 ERA and a .255 opponent batting average in his last eight starts, compared to 5.13 and .321 through his first 10.
June 28 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-McHugh continued to pitch well Monday but didn't receive a decision again after allowing two runs over six innings against the Angels.
Analysis: The right-hander has a 2.29 ERA over his last three starts while failing to get a decision in any of them as the Astros has provided him with three runs.
June 22 11:12 PM PT12:12 AM MT1:12 AM CT2:12 AM ET2:12 ET6:12 GMT14:12 11:12 PM MST1:12 AM EST1:42 AM VEN10:12 UAE1:12 AM CT-McHugh was again solid despite not receiving a decision in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Angels, allowing two runs while striking out six over seven innings.
Analysis: After getting plenty of run support while going 4-3 despite a 5.58 ERA over his first eight starts, McHugh has posted a 3.89 ERA over his last seven outings but has just one win over that span. Houston has scored just three times with the right-hander on the mound over his last three appearances.
June 16 8:51 AM PT9:51 AM MT10:51 AM CT11:51 AM ET11:51 ET15:51 GMT23:51 8:51 AM MST10:51 AM EST11:21 AM VEN19:51 UAE10:51 AM CT-McHugh didn't get a win Wednesday in St. Louis but had one of his better performances of the season, giving up a run and striking out six in 6 2-3 innings of the 4-1 victory.
Analysis: McHugh had been tagged for eight runs and 12 hits in nine innings in his previous two starts this month. Wednesday marked just the fifth time in 14 starts he lasted beyond the sixth inning and the first time since May 8 he gave up fewer two runs.
June 10 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET12:17 ET16:17 GMT0:17 9:17 AM MST11:17 AM EST11:47 AM VEN20:17 UAE11:17 AM CT-McHugh had his shortest outing since his April 6 season debut, going 3 2/3 innings as he allowed four runs and seven hits in a 5-3 loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: McHugh threw a complete game in Arizona on May 30, but that's the only quality start among his last four outings. He ranks among the AL's worst with a .302 opponent batting average.
May 31 9:51 AM PT10:51 AM MT11:51 AM CT12:51 PM ET12:51 ET16:51 GMT0:51 9:51 AM MST11:51 AM EST12:21 PM VEN20:51 UAE11:51 AM CT-McHugh went the distance on a five-hitter in Monday's 8-3 victory at Arizona.
Analysis: The right-hander recorded eight strikeouts in his first career complete game and now has 26 K's over his last three starts. After struggling early in the season, McHugh is 4-1 with a 3.80 ERA over his past seven outings.
May 20 1:56 PM PT2:56 PM MT3:56 PM CT4:56 PM ET16:56 ET20:56 GMT4:56 1:56 PM MST3:56 PM EST4:26 PM VEN0:56 UAE (+1)3:56 PM CT-McHugh allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings to take Thursday's loss, his first after three straight wins.
Analysis: McHugh fell to 4-4. He walked one and struck out a season-high eight.
May 9 2:04 PM PT3:04 PM MT4:04 PM CT5:04 PM ET17:04 ET21:04 GMT5:04 2:04 PM MST4:04 PM EST4:34 PM VEN1:04 UAE (+1)4:04 PM CT-McHugh held Cleveland to a run over seven innings Sunday to win his third straight start.
Analysis: After going 1-3 with a lackluster 7.56 ERA over his first four starts, McHugh has produced a far more respectable 3.57 mark during his streak.
Apr. 28 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET11:39 ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST11:09 AM VEN19:39 UAE10:39 AM CT-McHugh moved to 2-3 on Wednesday.
Analysis: McHugh allowed two runs and five hits with one walk, but needed 101 pitches to get through five frames. "I don't know if I've ever been more proud of more satisfied with a five-inning outing," McHugh said.
Apr. 12 2:10 PM PT3:10 PM MT4:10 PM CT5:10 PM ET17:10 ET21:10 GMT5:10 2:10 PM MST4:10 PM EST4:40 PM VEN1:10 UAE (+1)4:10 PM CT-After getting roughed up in his season opener, McHugh gave up eight hits in seven scoreless innings of Monday's 8-2 win over Kansas City to earn the decision.
Analysis: He's won his last four home starts and has allowed more than a run once in his last seven home starts with a 5-1 record and 1.43 ERA.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2012 NYM 0 4 0 - 0 8 4 0 21.1 27 21 18 5 8 2 17 1.64 7.59
2013 NYM 0 1 0 - 0 3 1 0 7.0 12 8 8 2 3 0 3 2.14 10.29
2013 Col 0 3 0 - 0 4 4 0 19.0 33 21 21 4 2 0 8 1.84 9.95
2013 Tot 0 4 0 - 0 7 5 0 26.0 45 29 29 6 5 0 11 1.92 10.04
2014 Hou 11 9 0 - 0 25 25 0 154.2 117 53 47 13 41 1 157 1.02 2.73
2015 Hou 19 7 0 - 0 32 32 0 203.2 207 89 88 19 53 2 171 1.28 3.89
2016 Hou 13 10 0 - 0 33 33 1 184.2 206 92 89 25 54 1 177 1.41 4.34
Career 43 34 0 - 0 105 99 1 590.1 602 284 271 68 161 6 533 1.29 4.13

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 NYM 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 NYM 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Col 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2013 Tot 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167
2014 Hou 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Hou 32 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .125 .125 .125
2016 Hou 33 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 105 26 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .077 .077 .077

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2015 Hou Total 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 10.0 9 5 5 2 2 0 2 4.50
    LDS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 10.0 9 5 5 2 2 0 2 4.50
Career 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 10.0 9 5 5 2 2 0 2 4.50


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1132 94 86 90.1 35.9
Curveball 943 76 67 72.3 29.91
Slider 3 78 76 77.3 .1
Changeup 166 87 81 83.6 5.26
Cut Fastball 909 92 82 86.5 28.83

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