Collin McHugh

Collin McHugh #31

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/190
  • Age: 28


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Collin McHugh 2015 Postseason Stats

1-1 4.50 10.0 2 1.10

Collin McHugh Postseason Career Stats

1-1 4.50 10.0 2 1.10

Collin McHugh Stats

19-7 3.89 203.2 171 1.28

Collin McHugh MLB Career Stats

30-24 4.04 405.2 356 1.24

Collin McHugh Bio

  • Full Name: Collin Alexander McHugh
  • Pronunciation: mik-hyoo
  • Born: 6/19/1987 in Napierville, IL
  • Draft: 2008, New York Mets, 18th rd. (554th overall)
  • College: Berry, GA
  • Debut: August 23, 2012
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2015 Postseason Stats 1 1 4.50 2 2 0 10.0 2 1.10
Postseason Career Stats 1 1 4.50 2 2 0 10.0 2 1.10
2015 Stats 19 7 3.89 32 32 0 203.2 171 1.28
MLB Career Stats 30 24 4.04 72 66 0 405.2 356 1.24

Collin McHugh Cutter Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Astros AL 1164 Cutter 87.15 87.56 2283.00 6.34 85.70
MLB Avg - - - Cutter 88.08 87.67 2129.00 5.96 87.16


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October 16, 2015 at 6:10 AM ET

McHugh wins 19 games in 2015

Astros right-hander Collin McHugh finished the 2015 regular season with a 19-7 record, a 3.89 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP and 171 strikeouts across 203 2/3 innings.

October 7, 2015 at 11:43 AM ET

McHugh to start Game 1 of ALDS

The Astros will start 19-game winner Collin McHugh against the Royals on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.


Collin McHugh Awards

AL Rookie of the Month

Month Team League
09/2014 Houston AL

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/20/2012 Buffalo INT

Collin McHugh Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2015 3.89 22nd in AL


Season W Rank
2015 19 2nd in AL


Season SO Rank
2014 157 21st in AL
2015 171 11th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2015 1.28 22nd in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2015 .263 24th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2015 32 7th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2015 203.2 12th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2015 7.56 18th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2015 3.23 21st in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2015 53 21st in AL


Season H Rank
2015 207 5th in AL

Collin McHugh Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 8, 2015 Houston Astros activated RHP Collin McHugh.
October 6, 2015 Houston Astros reassigned RHP Collin McHugh to the minor leagues.
July 27, 2014 Houston Astros activated RHP Collin McHugh from the 15-day disabled list.
July 22, 2014 Houston Astros sent RHP Collin McHugh on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
July 12, 2014 Houston Astros placed RHP Collin McHugh on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 7, 2014. Right middle finger nail avulsion
April 22, 2014 Houston Astros recalled RHP Collin McHugh from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
March 16, 2014 Houston Astros optioned RHP Collin McHugh to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
December 18, 2013 Houston Astros claimed Collin McHugh off waivers from Colorado Rockies.
December 16, 2013 Colorado Rockies designated Collin McHugh for assignment.
September 3, 2013 Colorado Rockies recalled RHP Collin McHugh from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 28, 2013 Colorado Rockies optioned Collin McHugh to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 27, 2013 Colorado Rockies recalled Collin McHugh from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 26, 2013 Collin McHugh roster status changed by Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 4, 2013 RHP Collin McHugh assigned to Colorado Springs Sky Sox from Tulsa Drillers.
June 19, 2013 Colorado Rockies traded LF Eric Young Jr. to New York Mets for RHP Collin McHugh.
June 19, 2013 Colorado Rockies optioned Collin McHugh to Tulsa Drillers.
June 16, 2013 New York Mets designated Collin McHugh for assignment.
June 8, 2013 New York Mets optioned RHP Collin McHugh to Las Vegas 51s.
May 14, 2013 New York Mets recalled Collin McHugh from Las Vegas 51s.
March 11, 2013 New York Mets optioned Collin McHugh to Las Vegas 51s.
September 3, 2012 New York Mets recalled Collin McHugh from Buffalo Bisons.
August 24, 2012 New York Mets optioned Collin McHugh to Buffalo Bisons.
August 22, 2012 New York Mets selected the contract of Collin McHugh from Buffalo Bisons.
August 22, 2012 Buffalo Bisons placed RHP Collin McHugh on the reserve list.
June 18, 2012 RHP Collin McHugh assigned to Buffalo Bisons from Binghamton Mets.
July 5, 2011 Collin McHugh assigned to Binghamton Mets from St. Lucie Mets.
June 30, 2011 Collin McHugh assigned to St. Lucie Mets from Binghamton Mets.
June 29, 2011 RHP Collin McHugh assigned to Binghamton Mets from Savannah Sand Gnats.
June 24, 2011 Collin McHugh assigned to Savannah Sand Gnats from Binghamton Mets.
May 29, 2011 Collin McHugh assigned to Binghamton Mets from St. Lucie Mets.
May 26, 2011 Collin McHugh assigned to St. Lucie Mets from Brooklyn Cyclones.
May 25, 2011 RHP Collin McHugh assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones from St. Lucie Mets.
April 7, 2011 Collin McHugh assigned to St. Lucie Mets from Savannah Sand Gnats.
April 7, 2010 Collin McHugh assigned to Savannah Sand Gnats from Brooklyn Cyclones.
June 17, 2009 Collin McHugh assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones from Kingsport Mets.

Collin Alexander McHugh Bio Info

Last name is pronounced: mik-hyoo. Graduated from Providence Christian Academy (Lilburn, GA) in 2005...went on to attend Berry College (Mount Berry, GA) from 2006-08, where he went 13-9 with five saves over his career. Was selected by the Mets in the 18th round of the 2008 draft...signed by Mets scout Marlin McPhail. Became the first player in Berry College history to reach the Major Leagues. IN THE COMMUNITY: Has worked for and partnered with Boosterthon during the offseason for the last five years...Boosterthon specializes in elementary and middle school fundraising throughout the country. Has been writing for his blog "A Day Older, a Day Wiser" since 2008...his blog entries have been featured on Plays the guitar and the ukulele...his song of choice for karaoke is "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan. His wife, Ashley Buzzy McHugh, is a graphic designer and has been running her own company, Ashley Buzzy McHugh Design, since 2010. Claimed off waivers from Colorado on Dec. 18, 2013...originally added to a 40-man roster by the Mets on Aug. 23, 2012... attended his first big league Spring Training camp in 2013 with the Mets...signed to a one-year contract that runs through the 2014 season.


Rookie starter joined Houston in December 2013 on a waiver claim and made 25 appearances (all starts) with the Astros after starting the season in Triple A OKC...had a breakout 2014 season in which he led all Major League rookies in ERA (2.73, min. 150IP)...was named the Astros 2014 Rookie of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the BBWAA in addition to receiving American League September Rookie of the Month honors...led the club in ERA (2.73), strikeouts (157) and opponents' average (.208) (min. 100IP) while ranking second in wins and third in innings (154.2)...finished just 7.1 innings shy of qualifying for the ERA title... finished fourth in opponents' average, sixth in ERA and seventh in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (9.14) among AL pitchers with at least 150.0 innings...posted the second-lowest ERA by a rookie in club history (min. 150IP)... RHP Ken Forsch set the franchise record in 1971 with a 2.53 ERA in his rookie season...compiled the thirdmost strikeouts by an Astros rookie for a single season, behind RHP Don Wilson (159 in 1967) and RHP Tom Griffin (200 in 1969)...led all Major League rookies in ERA and opponents average (min. 150IP), while ranking second in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (9.14), third in strikeouts, tied for fourth in wins, fifth in innings and sixth in starts...posted the lowest ERA and opponents' average by an AL rookie with at least 150 innings pitched since RHP Mark Eichhorn posted a 1.72 ERA and .192 opponents' average in 157.0 relief innings for Toronto in 1986...led the AL and ranked fourth in the Majors with a 1.86 ERA on the road (min. 60 IP)...only two pitchers in club history posted a lower road ERA for a single season (min. 60IP): RHP Roger Clemens (1.32 in 2005) and RHP Vern Ruhle (1.69 in 1980)...was one of just two AL pitchers with two starts of nine strikeouts, no walks and no runs allowed (also RHP Hisashi Iwakuma)...only two other pitchers in club history accomplished this feat in two starts in a single season: RHP Roy Oswalt (2004) and RHP Bob Bruce (1964)...according to PITCHf/x, generated the sixth-highest swing and miss rate among AL pitchers (23.9%), behind only LHP Chris Sale, RHP Felix Hernandez, RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Max Scherzer and RHP Garrett Richards (min. 150IP)... became just the second pitcher in club history to have a six-game winning streak and six-game losing streak in the same season, joining RHP Turk Farrell in 1964...per Elias, became the first rookie since 1958 (first year with official rules defining rookie statuses) with a seven-game winning streak and six-game losing streak in a single season...began the season at Triple A Oklahoma City before being recalled to Houston on April 22...was placed on the 15-day Disabled List on July 12 (backdated to July 7) with a right middle fingernail avulsion...activated from the DL on July 27...had one of the best debuts in Astros history, as he struck out 12 batters over 6.2 shutout innings en route to his first Major League win on April 22 at SEA...became just the third pitcher in Astros history to record 12 strikeouts in his first game with the club: also LHP Randy Johnson (Aug. 2, 1998, at PIT) and RHP J.R. Richard (15 strikeouts on Sept. 5, 1971, at SF)...threw just 89 pitches in the outing, becoming the fifth pitcher in MLB history to strike out 12 or more batters on 89 pitches or less, joining RHP Dillon Gee (2013), RHP Greg Maddux (2000), LHP Matt Perisho (1999) and LHP Mark Guthrie (1995)... also became just the sixth pitcher in club history and the first since LHP Randy Johnson (1998) to have a start with 12+ strikeouts, no walks and no runs his second start of the season on April 27 vs. OAK, came within one out of tossing his first complete-game shutout, earning the win after allowing just one run in 8.2 innings with seven strikeouts...retired 19 straight batters from the 3rd through 9th innings...per Elias, became the third pitcher in club history to win his first two games while registering 19 or more strikeouts in the process...joined LHP Randy Johnson (1998) and RHP J.R. Richard (1971), who each tallied 20 strikeouts...became the first pitcher to go at least 6.2 innings with seven strikeouts while allowing one run or less in each of his first two starts for the Astros...began his Astros career with 14.2 consecutive scoreless innings... recorded at least four strikeouts in each of his first 17 starts as an Astro, which set a franchise record...also became the first Astros starter to strike out at least four hitters in each of his first 17 starts of a season...prior to McHugh, the last Astros starter to record four or more punchouts in 17 straight starts during a single year was RHP Darryl Kile in 1997 (18 starts)...allowed two runs or less in nine straight starts from Aug. 1-Sept. 15, which tied for the third-longest streak in club history with RHP Nolan Ryan (1983), behind only RHP Larry Dierker (11 games in 1969) and RHP Mike Scott (14 games in 1986)...won his last seven decisions of the season from Aug. 12-Sept. 21, which tied for the longest winning streak in the AL in 2014 with RHP Alex Cobb, LHP Jon Lester, RHP Garrett Richards and RHP Matt Shoemaker...became the first Astro to win seven straight decisions since RHP Roy Oswalt won nine straight from Aug. 23, 2006-April 17, 2007...the last Astro with a seven-game winning streak in a single season was LHP Andy Pettitte in 2005 (Aug. 21-Sept. 20)...became just the third pitcher in Astros history to finish the season on a seven-game winning streak...the others were LHP Randy Johnson in 1998 and RHP Mark Portugal in 1993 (12-game streak)... from Aug. 1 through the end of the season, ranked tied for second in the AL in wins (7) and third in ERA (1.77, 13ER/66IP)...nine of his 10 starts in that span were quality starts...named the American League's Rookie of the Month for September, joining OF George Springer (May) as the second Astros player to win the award in 2014...won all four of his starts in September, finishing the month with a 4-0 record and a 1.59 ERA (5ER/28.1IP), 25 strikeouts and just one walk...led all MLB rookies in ERA, opponents' average (.150), WHIP (0.56) and strikeout to walk ratio (25.00) during the month, while ranking tied for first in wins...his 1.59 ERA in September marked the third-lowest in Astros history for a rookie during the month, behind RHP Mark Lemongello (1.29 ERA in 1977) and RHP Ken Forsch (1.24 ERA in 1971)...his 25.00 strikeout to walk ratio in September was the highest produced by an Astros pitcher during any single month in club history (min. 28IP)...the previous record was held by RHP Hal Brown (20.00 SO/BB in 1963)...also marked the highest SO/BB ratio by a rookie during any month in MLB history since at least 1958 (min. 28IP)...went 133 batters faced without allowing a walk from Aug. 23-Sept. 21...was the longest such streak in the Majors at the time per Elias...made five total appearances at Triple A, going 0-0 with a 3.79 ERA (8ER/19IP) and 13 strikeouts...made one rehab start on July 22 vs. Round Rock (1ER/5IP) as he was making his way back from a fingernail avulsion...began the year at the level by posting a 4.50 ERA (7ER/14IP) and a .231 opponents' batting average in four outings before getting recalled to the Majors


Made a total of seven appearances (five starts) for the Rockies (4g) and Mets (3g), going 0-4 with a 10.04 ERA (29ER/26IP) ... began the season at Triple A Las Vegas in the Mets organization before getting recalled to New York on May 14...made three appearances in the Majors until he was optioned back to Triple A on June 8...traded to the Colorado Rockies on June 18 in exchange for OF Eric Young Jr...made two starts at Double A Tulsa before moving up to Triple A Colorado Springs on July 7 ... recalled to the Majors on July 27 and made one start before getting optioned back to Triple A on July 28...brought back to the Majors as a September call-up on Sept. 3 where he stayed for the remainder of the the minors, went 6-5 with a 3.42 ERA (43ER/113IP) and 100 strikeouts (27 walks) in 20 combined starts between Triple A Colorado Springs (9g), Triple A Las Vegas (9g) and Double A Tulsa (2g)...pitched in the Venezuelan Winter League during the offseason for the Leones del Caracas ...went 0-1 with a 3.20 ERA (7ER/19.2IP) and 20 strikeouts in four starts with the club...prior to the season, was named the No. 24 prospect in the Mets system by Baseball America... was claimed by the Astros off waivers on Dec. 18.

2012 The Mets selected his contract on August 23 from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League...Started the season with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League before he was promoted to the Bisons on June 15...Became the third Mets pitcher to throw at least 7.0 scoreless innings in his major league debut on August 23 vs. Colorado and the first since Masato Yoshii on April 5, 1998 vs. Pittsburgh...Yoshii threw 7.0 shutout innings in that game...Dick Rusteck threw a four-hitter on June 10, 1966 to beat the Cincinnati Reds, 5-0, at Shea...Fanned nine against the Rockies, the second-most in franchise history by a player in his first big league appearance...Teammate Matt Harvey had 11 strikeouts on July 26, 2012...The last player to throw at least 7.0 shutout innings and strike out nine or more in his major league debut, before McHugh to accomplished the feat was Aaron Harang for Oakland on May 25, 2002 vs. Tampa...The last pitcher to do it with two hits or less allowed was Milwaukee's Steve Woodard, who one-hit Toronto for 8.0 innings and struck out 12 on July 28, 1997...Tossed a career-high 3.0 innings in relief on September 20 vs. Philadelphia and allowed one run, earned, on three hits...In four relief appearances, he allowed nine hits, five runs, earned, with three strikeouts...Made 13 starts for Buffalo (AAA) of the International League, going 2-4 with a 3.42 ERA (28 earned runs/73.2 innings)...Struck out 70 batters, good for a 8.55 strikeout per nine innings ratio...Held hitters to a .216 average...In 12 starts the Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League, from April 5-June 13, he was 5-5 with a 2.41 ERA (20 earned runs/74.2 innings)...Struck out 65...Pitched at least 5.0 innings in all but one of his 12 starts for Binghamton... Recorded seven quality starts...Held opponents to a .228 batting average... Allowed more than three runs in only one start...Went at least 6.0 innings in all six starts from May 3-June 6...Went 2-2 with a 2.57 ERA (12 earned runs/42.0 innings), 32 strikeouts and six walks in that span...Threw a season-high 8.0 innings vs. New Hampshire on May 28 in the BMets' 6-2 win...Allowed two runs, earned, and five hits to secure his fifth win of the season...Held righties to a .205 average (35-171) at Binghamton...In the 13 starts for Buffalo, righties hit .199 (30-151)... Conversely, lefties hit .267 (28-105) while he was with Binghamton and .236 (30-127) while with Buffalo...In his 12 starts for the B-Mets, he held hitters to a .196 (11-56) average with runners in scoring position, with only one extra-base hit...In Buffalo, batters hit .214 (12-56) with runners in scoring position...With two outs and runners in scoring position, batters went 0-20 at Binghamton and .185 (5-27) at Buffalo. 2011 Split the season between St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Started the year with St. Lucie and made his B-Mets debut on May 31...Combined to win a career-high nine games between the two levels...Made 27 appearances, 22 starts...Threw a five-hitter to close out his season on September 1 at Erie...Struck out 11 and allowed one run to win, 2-1...Finished the season at Binghamton striking out better than a batter per inning (100 strikeouts/93.1 innings). 2010 Spent the entire season with Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League...Started the season in the rotation, moved to the bullpen and then reclaimed a starting spot on June 1...Made one relief appearance after that date...Won his last four decisions of the season, including 5.0 shutout innings of one-hit ball in his final start of the year on September 6. 2009 Threw the only complete-game shutout of his career while spending the entire season at Brooklyn (A) of the NewYork Penn League...Went 5.0 innings on July 17 vs. Auburn in a 1-0 win. 2008 Made his professional debut with Kingsport (R) of the Appalachian League.