Collin McHugh

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Collin McHugh threw 12,649 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2018, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (80mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph) and Cutter (88mph). He also rarely threw a Change (88mph), Slow Curve (69mph) and Sinker (91mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His slider comes in below hitting speed, sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His curve generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite, has slight glove-side movement and has slightly below average velo. His cutter results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has some natural sink and has strong cutting action. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 4 of them in 2018) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, is much firmer than usual and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2018) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has some natural sinking action. His slow curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2018) is a real yakker that's separated from his other curveball due to its big drop and slow speed.