Clay Buchholz
Birthdate: 8/14/1984 (32 y, 1 m, 14 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/190     Position: P
Drafted: 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 12, Overall: 42, Team: Boston Red Sox
Contract: $29.9M / 4 Years (2012 - 2015) + 2 Option Years
RotoWire News: Buchholz (8-10) pitched seven beautiful frames, holding the Orioles to one run on three hits and two walks while striking out four in the victory. (9/21/2016)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  (Click Year to Expand / Close)



SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2006Red Sox (A)21000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2006Red Sox (A+)3000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2007Red Sox (AA)16000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2007Red Sox (AAA)8000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2007Red Sox4000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2008Red Sox (AA)2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2008Red Sox (AAA)9000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2008Red Sox16000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2009Red Sox (AAA)17000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2009Red Sox17000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2009Red Sox1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2010Red Sox (AAA)1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2010Red Sox28100000.0 %0.0 %.0001.0001.0001.0001.000.8954830.00.40.10.1
2011Red Sox14000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2012Red Sox (AAA)1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2012Red Sox29300000.0 %33.3 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.80.30.0
2013Red Sox (A-)1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2013Red Sox (AAA)1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2013Red Sox16000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2013Red Sox4100000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2014Red Sox (AAA)2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2014Red Sox28200000.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.500.500.4461870.00.20.20.1
2015Red Sox18600000.0 %33.3 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-1.60.6-0.1
2016Red Sox363000033.3 %66.7 %.000.000.000.333.000.230330.0-0.20.30.0
Total- - -2061500006.7 %33.3 %.000.250.154.214.154.17740.0-1.91.60.0
Postseason- - -5100000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Red Sox (A)21000000000000000000.000
2006Red Sox (A+)3000000000000000000.000
2007Red Sox (AA)16000000000000000000.000
2007Red Sox (AAA)8000000000000000000.000
2007Red Sox4000000000000000000.000
2008Red Sox (AA)2000000000000000000.000
2008Red Sox (AAA)9000000000000000000.000
2008Red Sox16000000000000000000.000
2009Red Sox (AAA)17000000000000000000.000
2009Red Sox17000000000000000000.000
2009Red Sox1000000000000000000.000
2010Red Sox (AAA)1000000000000000000.000
2010Red Sox281111000000000000001.000
2011Red Sox14000000000000000000.000
2012Red Sox (AAA)1000000000000000000.000
2012Red Sox29230000000001001000.000
2013Red Sox (A-)1000000000000000000.000
2013Red Sox (AAA)1000000000000000000.000
2013Red Sox16000000000000000000.000
2013Red Sox4110000000001000000.000
2014Red Sox (AAA)2000000000000000000.000
2014Red Sox28221100000000000000.500
2015Red Sox18660000000002000000.000
2016Red Sox36230000000102000000.000
Total- - -20613152200000105001000.154
Postseason- - -5110000000001000000.000

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Red Sox (A)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2006Red Sox (A+)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2007Red Sox (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2007Red Sox (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2007Red Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2007Average8.5 %17.1 %0.50.268.336.423.758.1555.2.303     .331 
2008Red Sox (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2008Red Sox (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2008Red Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2008Average8.7 %17.5 %0.50.264.333.416.749.1525.1.300     .328 
2009Red Sox (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2009Red Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2009Red Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2009Average8.9 %18.0 %0.49.262.333.418.751.1555.0.299     .329 
2010Red Sox (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2010Red Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.001.0001.0001.0002.000.0000.11.000  0.010.5.895483
2010Average8.5 %18.5 %0.46.257.325.403.728.1455.0.297     .321 
2011Red Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2011Average8.1 %18.6 %0.44.255.321.399.720.1445.1.295     .316 
2012Red Sox (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2012Red Sox0.0 %33.3 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.8.000-100
2012Average8.0 %19.8 %0.40.255.319.405.724.1515.2.297     .315 
2013Red Sox (A-)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2013Red Sox (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2013Red Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2013Red Sox0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.2.000-100
2013Average7.9 %19.9 %0.40.253.318.396.714.1434.9.297     .314 
2014Red Sox (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2014Red Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.500.500.5001.000.0000.1.500  0.000.2.446187
2014Average7.6 %20.4 %0.37.251.314.386.700.1355.0.299     .310 
2015Red Sox0.0 %33.3 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.0-1-1.5.000-100
2015Average7.7 %20.4 %0.38.254.317.405.721.1504.8.299     .313 
2016Red Sox33.3 %66.7 %0.50.000.333.000.333.0000.1.000  0.00-0.2.23033
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.256.322.418.740.1634.9.300     .318 
Total- - -6.7 %33.3 %0.20.154.214.154.368.0000.1.250  0.00-1.8.1774
Postseason- - -0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.2.000-100

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2007Red Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2008Red Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2009Red Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2009Red Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2010Red Sox1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
2011Red Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2012Red Sox0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
2013Red Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2013Red Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2014Red Sox1.0050.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
2015Red Sox3.000.0 %75.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %25.0 %50.0 %50.0 %25.0 %25.0 %
2016Red Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
Total- - -5.0025.0 %62.5 %12.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %22.2 %44.4 %33.3 %22.2 %66.7 %11.1 %
Postseason- - -0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2007Red Sox0000000000
2008Red Sox0000000000
2009Red Sox0000000000
2009Red Sox0000000000
2010Red Sox1000000011
2011Red Sox0000000000
2012Red Sox00100103710
2013Red Sox0000000000
2013Red Sox0000000134
2014Red Sox10100005611
2015Red Sox3100000121830
2016Red Sox00000006713
Total- - -5120010263965
Postseason- - -0000000134

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2007Red Sox       0  
2008Red Sox       0  
2009Red Sox       0  
2009Red Sox          
2010Red Sox0.010.000.010.240.030.26 00.040.00
2011Red Sox       0  
2012Red Sox-0.08-0.080.00-0.92-0.101.39 0-0.060.01
2013Red Sox       0  
2013Red Sox-0.01-0.010.00-0.09-0.010.45 0-0.030.00
2014Red Sox0.01-0.010.020.160.020.50 00.010.01
2015Red Sox-0.14-0.140.00-1.65-0.180.88 0-0.160.00
2016Red Sox-0.05-0.070.01-0.52-0.060.90 0-0.01-0.05
Total- - --0.25-0.290.04-2.70-0.290.89 0-0.18-0.09
Postseason- - --0.01-0.010.00-0.09-0.010.45 0-0.030.00

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2007Red Sox        
2008Red Sox        
2009Red Sox        
2010Red Sox100.0% (89.0)       
2011Red Sox        
2012Red Sox70.0% (85.7)20.0% (80.0)10.0% (85.0)     
2013Red Sox        
2014Red Sox81.8% (93.1)18.2% (85.0)      
2015Red Sox80.0% (93.7)6.7% (81.5)13.3% (87.8)     
2016Red Sox69.2% (93.9)  7.7% (77.0)23.1% (85.7)   
Total- - -76.9% (92.4)9.2% (82.2)7.7% (87.2)1.5% (77.0)4.6% (85.7)   

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2007Red Sox              
2008Red Sox              
2009Red Sox              
2010Red Sox100.0 %             
2011Red Sox              
2012Red Sox80.0 % 20.0 %           
2013Red Sox              
2014Red Sox54.6 %27.3 %    18.2 %       
2015Red Sox43.3 %40.0 %10.0 %   6.7 %       
2016Red Sox38.5 %38.5 %     7.7 %  15.4 %   
Total- - -50.8 %30.8 %7.7 %   6.2 %1.5 %  3.1 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2007Red Sox             
2008Red Sox             
2009Red Sox             
2010Red Sox89.1            
2011Red Sox             
2012Red Sox85.7 80.1          
2013Red Sox             
2014Red Sox93.093.3    85.0      
2015Red Sox92.994.187.7   81.1      
2016Red Sox95.490.9     77.3  85.5  
Total- - -91.593.284.6   83.077.3  85.5  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2007Red Sox              
2008Red Sox              
2009Red Sox              
2010Red Sox0.5      45.98      
2011Red Sox              
2012Red Sox-0.3-0.2-0.1    -4.84-10.83-13.72    
2013Red Sox              
2014Red Sox0.20.1     2.033.21     
2015Red Sox-1.40.00.0    -5.78-0.110.27    
2016Red Sox-0.5  0.00.3  -5.66  2.348.89  
Total- - --1.6-0.2-0.10.00.3  -3.18-2.58-2.532.348.89  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2007Red Sox             
2008Red Sox             
2009Red Sox             
2010Red Sox0.5            
2011Red Sox             
2012Red Sox-0.5 -0.3          
2013Red Sox             
2014Red Sox0.4-0.2    0.1      
2015Red Sox-1.2-0.1-0.1   0.0      
2016Red Sox-0.3-0.2     0.0  0.2  
Total- - --1.0-0.5-0.4   0.10.0  0.2  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2007Red Sox             
2008Red Sox             
2009Red Sox             
2010Red Sox45.96            
2011Red Sox             
2012Red Sox-5.94 -13.86          
2013Red Sox             
2014Red Sox6.88-7.58    3.24      
2015Red Sox-9.18-0.70-2.56   -0.12      
2016Red Sox-5.04-3.19     2.34  8.44  
Total- - --3.18-2.35-7.08   1.562.34  8.44  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2007Red Sox         
2007Average23.7 %66.0 %45.5 %58.8 %88.2 %80.7 %51.5 %58.7 %8.7 %
2008Red Sox         
2008Average24.9 %65.4 %45.4 %61.6 %87.9 %80.7 %50.5 %58.6 %8.7 %
2009Red Sox         
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %44.8 %62.5 %87.8 %80.5 %48.3 %58.2 %8.7 %
2010Red Sox 100.0 %100.0 % 100.0 %100.0 %100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
2010Average28.7 %64.4 %44.9 %66.8 %88.1 %80.7 %45.4 %58.8 %8.6 %
2011Red Sox         
2011Average29.9 %65.0 %45.6 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %44.6 %59.4 %8.8 %
2012Red Sox42.9 %66.7 %50.0 %33.3 %100.0 %60.0 %30.0 %66.7 %20.0 %
2012Average30.3 %64.7 %45.6 %66.8 %87.2 %79.6 %44.4 %59.8 %9.2 %
2013Red Sox         
2013Average30.4 %65.5 %45.9 %66.5 %87.0 %79.4 %44.2 %60.2 %9.4 %
2014Red Sox33.3 %40.0 %36.4 %100.0 %50.0 %75.0 %45.5 %100.0 %9.1 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Red Sox14.3 %62.5 %40.0 %0.0 %90.0 %75.0 %53.3 %33.3 %10.0 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Red Sox0.0 %50.0 %23.1 % 66.7 %66.7 %46.2 %66.7 %7.7 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %64.0 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.2 %10.1 %
Total- - -20.6 %58.1 %38.5 %42.9 %83.3 %72.0 %47.7 %60.0 %10.8 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2007Red Sox        
2007Average28.9 %62.3 %45.4 %66.4 %87.6 %80.8 %49.6 %21.5
2008Red Sox        
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009Red Sox        
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2010Red Sox 100.0 %100.0 % 100.0 %100.0 %100.0 % 
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011Red Sox        
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Red Sox40.0 %60.0 %50.0 %50.0 %66.7 %60.0 %50.0 %15.3
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013Red Sox        
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Red Sox0.0 %50.0 %36.4 % 75.0 %75.0 %72.7 %14.9
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Red Sox7.7 %64.7 %40.0 %0.0 %81.8 %75.0 %56.7 %23.5
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Red Sox0.0 %37.5 %23.1 % 66.7 %66.7 %61.5 %23.1
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.2 %86.5 %78.2 %47.9 %22.7
Total- - -11.5 %56.4 %38.5 %33.3 %77.3 %72.0 %60.0 %20.6

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2007Red SoxP4322.2131010000 0   .800 
2008Red SoxP161576.0360000000 3   1.000 
2009Red SoxP161692.0881010000 6   .941 
2010Red SoxP2828173.221242021100 8   .957 
2011Red SoxP141482.215141010000 6   .967 
2012Red SoxP2929189.129143122002 9   .935 
2013Red SoxP1616108.117132021101 6   .938 
2014Red SoxP2828170.120161101100 6   .973 
2015Red SoxP1818113.1962110000 2   .882 
2016Red SoxP3620133.1961010000 3   .938 
Total- - -P2051871161.2132110143115303 49   .945 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2007Red SoxP22.21  -1-1-2              
2008Red SoxP76.01  -1-2-2              
2009Red SoxP92.0-1  0-1-2              
2010Red SoxP173.22  -1-10              
2011Red SoxP82.20  022              
2012Red SoxP189.10  -110              
2013Red SoxP108.11  0-10              
2014Red SoxP170.11  0-2-1              
2015Red SoxP113.11  0-4-3              
2016Red SoxP133.11  0-10              
Total- - -P1161.27  -4-10-8              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012Red SoxP189.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (2)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (14)
2013Red SoxP108.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)50.0%      (2)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (11)
2014Red SoxP170.10.0%      (0)50.0%      (2)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (2)100.0%      (1)93.3%    (15)
2015Red SoxP113.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)50.0%     (2)0.0%      (0)83.3%      (6)
2016Red SoxP133.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (3)100.0%      (4)
Total- - -P1161.20.0%      (0)33.3%      (3)20.0%      (5)71.4%     (7)100.0%      (5)96.0%    (50)

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2007Red Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2008Red Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0$0
2009Red Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2010Red Sox0.50.0 0.10.40.10.00.00.60.1$0.4 
2011Red Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2012Red Sox-0.80.0 0.3-0.80.30.00.1-0.40.0($0.2) 
2013Red Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2014Red Sox0.20.0 0.20.20.20.00.10.50.1$0.4 
2015Red Sox-1.60.0 0.6-1.60.60.00.2-0.7-0.1($0.6) 
2016Red Sox-0.20.0 0.3-0.20.30.00.10.20.0$0.1 
Total- - --1.90.0 1.6-1.91.60.10.40.10.0$0.0$0

  • $29.9m / 4 Years (2012 - 2015) + 2 Option Years (Edit)
    • signed by Boston Red Sox on 4/11/2011 (Extension)
    • 2012: $3.5M, 2013: $5.5M, 2014: $7.7M, 2015: $12M
    • 2016 Team Option: $13M ($0.2M buyout)
    • 2017 Team Option: $13.5M ($0.5M buyout)
    • Signing Bonus: $1M
    • Incentives: 2017 Option increases to $14M if he finishes 1st or 2nd in the Cy Young voting.
    • Agent / Agency: Bobby Straface
    • Originally Reported By: twitter.com
    • Source: boston.com
    • Submitted by Elyminator
  • $0.6m / 1 Years (2011) (Edit)
    • signed by Boston Red Sox on 3/8/2011 (League Minimum)
    • 2011: $0.6M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.4m / 1 Years (2010) (Edit)
    • signed by Boston Red Sox on 3/8/2010 (League Minimum)
    • 2010: $0.4M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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  • 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 12, Overall: 42
    • Team: Boston Red Sox
    • School: Angelina Col, TX