As far as I can tell, there is only 1 former New York Met in the Houston Astros’ organization: Collin McHugh.
McHugh was drafted by the Mets in 2008. In 2012 he was 0-4 over 8 games and 4 starts over 21.1 innings with an ERA of 7.59 allowing 18 earned runs and 21 runs total over that time. In 2013 as a Met he was 0-4 over 7 games and 5 starts with a 10.04 ERA over 26.0 innings allowing 29 earned runs.
Midseason 2013 he was traded to the Rockies for Eric Young. In four more starts that season he was 0-3 with a 9.95 ERA.
The Astros then selected McHugh off of waivers and he turned into another pitcher. In 25 starts last year he had a 2.73 ERA with a 11-9 record over 154.2 innings and 157 strikeouts. If I was building a former Mets team, before last year I would not field McHugh as a starter unless I couldn’t find any other pitchers. I hope that his breakout season is indicative of what he can do and he becomes a mainstay of the Astros rotation.
This series of articles will take us across every organization in baseball and look for former Mets in the majors and minors to see how they are doing, leading up to a “Former Mets Team” to see how the current Mets stack up with pieces we have all over the place. I am still looking for Mets team members on the Pirates, Rangers, White Sox and Tigers. If you any, please let me know!