This week ESPN’s David Schoenfield compiled his list of Major Leage Baseball’s top five Cy Young Award sleepers, and among them was a Berry College Baseball alum.
Former Viking Collin McHugh was drafted out of Berry College by the New York Mets in the 18th round of the MLB draft in 2008. He later became the first Berry Baseball alum to play at the Major League level.
A right handed pitcher, McHugh is currently with the Houston Astros. ESPN’s Schoenfield writes:
“Considering that McHugh had a 2.73 ERA in 25 starts in 2014, you can argue that he already had his breakout season. But he didn’t pitch quite enough innings to qualify for the leaderboards and was completely unheralded before the season — the Astros claimed him off waivers from the Rockies — so maybe McHugh still does fly under the radar a bit. His K and BB rates suggest he was for real, however, and like Kluber, he has a killer curveball as a strikeout pitch (batters hit .138 against it with 73 strikeouts in 144 plate appearances).
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