(c) Houston Astros

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Position: P      Born: Jun 19, 1987      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

A waiver wire pickup from the Colorado Rockies before the 2014 season, McHugh put it all together upon his arrival in Houston. Collin recorded a 2.73 ERA in 154-2/3 innings and averaged more than a strikeout per inning to finish fourth in the balloting for the 2014 American League Rookie of the Year Award. McHugh ended the season on a personal seven-game winning streak and added to that total by winning his first four decisions in 2015. McHugh finished his second season in Houston with a 19-7 record and a 3.89 ERA, placing eighth in the A.L. Cy Young Award voting. Collin credits the change to a gluten-free diet with helping him get his career back on track.