Wednesday, November 2, 2011

McHugh discusses AFL experience

Collin McHugh is a 24 y/o right handed pitcher who was selected in the 18th round of the 2008 draft. This past season McHugh posted a 2.89 ERA in 16 starts with an 8-2 record for the B-Mets. He went on to the AFL where he has struggled with an 8.79 ERA in six starts.  McHugh is blogging about his AFL experience and here is part of want he had to say yesterday in his last post...

I’m 6 outings into the Fall League with an astronomical ERA. The Javelinas are floating around .500 and we’ve got just about half the season left. Not to toot my own horn, but i’m a notoriously good finisher. Each of my last 4 professional seasons I have finished much better than I started. It might be that my starts were so bad that I could only go up from there…but whatever the reason, now is the time to finish strong once again. If you read some of my old blog posts, you know that I talk to myself. I talk myself into things, out of things, and through some of the tougher things. Halfway through each of the last few seasons I’ve had a “look myself in the mirror” pep talk. In each of those, I look in the mirror and tell myself that no one will pitch better than me for the rest of the season. It has worked in the past…why not do it again right now?
source AFL prospects