Found December 16, 2013 on 213 Miles From Shea:
In 2013 the Mets traded Collin McHugh, spot starter specialist via the minor league system, to the Rockies for Eric Young Jr. The Mets got a player who is one of the closest players they have to a lead-off hitter, and lead off a good amount last year. Collin McHugh for the Rockies pitched in 4 major league games, pitching 19.0 innings allowing 21 ER with a 1.842 WHIP. In the Colorado system, McHugh pitched 9 games for AAA totaling 46.2 innings with an ERA of 4.63. With those numbers McHugh was DFA’d today. (It should be noted that overall in the minors with the Mets included he had a significantly better 3.42 ERA with a 8.0 K/9) Young hit .251 for the Mets over 374 AB with 18 2B, 4 3B and a homer while stealing 38 bases on his way to leading the league with 46 stolen bases. His numbers were slightly better (.254) as a lead off hitter. This results in another smart trade for Sandy Alderson where the Mets did a lot better than the Rockies. The Mets also traded Byrd last season for Vic Black, another player who looks to have a significant role on the team next year. Sandy has slowly been building a depth of players. Tweet
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