Billy Layne Jr

Former Ranger, Billy Layne Jr playing for the Somerset Patriots

Billy Layne Jr is still one of my favorite prospects. Unfortunately, he was one the 37 minor-leaguers released by the Texas Rangers in June. Billy has been named on the roster for the Somerset Patriots out of New Jersey.

Billy Layne Jr was drafted by the Rangers in the 2015 draft. In his two years he compiled a 4-2 record with a 3.28 earned run average in 60.1 innings pitched.

The Somerset Patriots will play a 14-game series against the New Jersey Blasters. The games ]will be played on Friday and Saturday nights, starting July 17th thru August 22nd.

The roster is comprised mostly of players from New Jersey. As you can imagine, with the minor-league season being canceled, the draft shortened and contraction expected, MLB teams haven’t contacted alot of these players.

This will give these few Jersey-area players needed reps and a chance to earn $100 per weekend.

The Patriots are a professional baseball team based in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey. They play at TD Bank Ballpark that seats 6,100 baseball fans. The team with the most wins at the end of the series will be presented with the Joe Torre Championship Trophy. The best pitcher will be presented with the Sparky Lyle award while the best batter will be presented with the Willie Randolph award.