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Height: 6' 1" Weight: 190 lbs
Resides: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jose Layer is in his first year with the ThunderBolts and fifth professionally in 2021. He signed as a free agent on February 11, 2021 after spending four years in the San Francisco Giants organization. He was signed by the Giants out of Puerto Rico in 2016 and hit .283 over 15 games as a 19-year-old rookie.
Overall, in four seasons in the San Francisco system, he appeared in 163 games, hitting .248 with a .307 on-base percentage, ten homers and 69 RBIs. He made it as far as Double A in 2019. His best season came in 2018, when he hit .283 with an .800 OPS in 39 games for Salem-Keizer. Jose went to secondary school at Colegio San Angel David in San Juan, Puerto Rico.