Collin McHugh

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Collin McHugh
Collin McHugh on August 23, 2012.jpg
McHugh with the New York Mets
Houston Astros – No. 31
Born: (1987-06-19) June 19, 1987 (age 27)
Covington, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 23, 2012 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 11–17
Earned run average 4.19
Strikeouts 185

Collin Alexander McHugh (born June 19, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball.

Professional career[edit]

New York Mets[edit]

McHugh was drafted by the New York Mets in the 18th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of Berry College.

McHugh was called up on August 22, 2012 and he made his MLB debut on August 23 against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field.[1][2] He pitched 7 scoreless innings and got 9 strikeouts while surrendering 2 hits and a walk.[3] Despite his performance, McHugh did not get the win and the Mets lost 1-0. McHugh would wind up making a couple more starts before being demoted on August 24 to make room for Jeremy Hefner.[4]

Colorado Rockies[edit]

The Mets traded McHugh to the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Eric Young, Jr. on June 18, 2013.[5] He was designated for assignment on December 16, 2013.[6]

Houston Astros[edit]

On December 18, 2013 McHugh was claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros.[6] He had a career year in 2014, finishing with 11 wins and lead the team in ERA, with a 2.73 mark.[7]


  1. ^ Prospect McHugh set to make debut Thursday
  2. ^ "Mets 101 Game Preview: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets". 
  3. ^ "McHugh's sensational debut goes unrewarded". Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mets option McHugh to make room for Hefner". Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mets Trade McHugh For Eric Young Jr.; Designate Cowgill For Assignment". CBS News New York. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Footer, Alyson (December 18, 2013). "Astros claim McHugh off waivers from Rockies". Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Astros hire A.J. Hinch as manager". Associated Press. September 29, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 

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