For Collin McHugh, baseball was not just something he developed a love for as an adult, but a game he loved since childhood. Growing up, Collins loved every sport from basketball to football, but he loved baseball very much and had a special affinity for throwing. He owes this to his father, who noticed this affinity in time and made him what he is today – one of the most versatile and versatile players in the MLB.
As a professional baseball pitcher, Collin McHugh has played for the best teams in the professional league. He began his professional career with the New York Mets, then played for the Colorado Rockies before settling down with Houston Astros, a team he currently plays for. Below are all the other facts you should know about the US baseball player.
Collin McHugh’s Biography
Collins was born on June 19, 1987, as Collin Alexander McHugh in Naperville, Illinois. His parents, Scott and Teresa McHugh raised him in Naperville before he moved to Atlanta at the age of seven.
Scott and Teresa founded a nondenominational church in Alpharetta, Georgia. From the sixth grade on, he attended Providence Christian Academy, the same school where his mother worked as a receptionist. McHugh started playing baseball while he was still at Providence Christian Academy, but since he couldn’t play baseball in high school, he played soccer instead.
Colin McHugh watched a lot of baseball with his family, especially with his father when he was growing up, and so he considers Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and Greg Maddux, who played as a pitcher for the Braves, to be his main influences in baseball.
MLB Career Profile
He started his professional career in 2008 after the New York Mets threw him out of Berry College in the 18th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft of the Year. Collins fought in the New York system until August 2012, when he received a call to make his MLB debut in a game against the Rockies on Citi Field. In that game, he threw 7 goalless innings, struck out 9, and allowed 2 goals and a walk.
Despite his performance, the team still lost the game, and McHugh was demoted and replaced by Jeremy Hefner. The following year he was transferred to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for outfield player Eric Young, Jr. and was scheduled to play in December 2013. That same month, the Houston Astros claimed waivers for him.
He made his team debut in 2014 and finished the season with 11 wins and a 2.73 mark to lead the team in the ERA. In 2015 he finished second in the American League with nineteen wins behind Dallas Keuchel, who recorded twenty wins. The following year (2016) he had a career-high of thirty-three starts and ended with an ERA of 4.34 in 184 2/3 innings.
Collin McHugh would miss some games in the 2017 season due to injury and was limited to only twelve starts. In the off-season, he only played two games and had a total of 6 innings with one goal and 3 runs. In the same year, the Astros won the World Series, for the first time in the history of the franchise.
In 2018 he changed to a supporting role. That season he played in fifty-eight games and finished with an ERA of 1.99 in 72 1/3 innings and ninety-four strikeouts.
The Houston Astros Pitcher has been married to his wife Ashley Buzzy since 2009. Ashley and Collins met when they were in high school, but started dating almost two years after graduation. After spending a few years together, the two lovebirds decided to walk down the aisle in 2009 at the age of twenty-two.
Like her husband, Ashley was not born in Atlanta, Georgia; her family only moved there when she was much younger. She is actually from Denver, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in graphic design with a focus on fabric and textiles.
Ashley runs her own business, Ashley Buzzy Lettering, and Press – calligraphy, printing, and graphic design company based in Atlanta, Georgia, which handles weddings and event elements such as invitations and menus.
She also owns a brick and mortar store and runs her own blog. So while Collins is busy with his baseball career, Ashley looks after her own business. The couple is blessed with a son whom they welcomed in December 2015.
His Height, Weight, and Other Facts
McHugh stands at a height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) with an athletic and well-built body weighing 88 kg, or 194 pounds.
In 2018 the pitcher will earn an annual salary of $5 million. His net worth has not been confirmed.