AT PORTERVILLE COLLEGE
Transferred to Porterville College after spending his first season at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo...coached by Brett Davis...was a first-team Northern California selection and a junior college All-American...hit .348 with 25 RBI, 31 stolen bases, three home runs and scored 52 runs.
Played varsity baseball at Colegio Maria Auxiliadora High School in Carolina, Puerto Rico...coached by Nolin Ruiz, Pedro Juan Iglesias...named team MVP.
Born on Sept. 10, 1983 in San Juan, Puerto Rico...lives with his mom Ana Figueroa and has one sister Rosana Rivera (31)...enjoys going to the beach and playing sand volleyball and football...also enjoys x-treme sports such as surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding...currently majoring in Marketing at Texas Tech and hopes to play professional baseball one day.
GETTING TO KNOW JOSE
Favorite Televsion Channel: ESPN/MTV/Muh 2
Favorite Movie: Training Day
Favorite Food: Rice and Beans (Puerto Ricca's)
Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite Actress: Yazmine Bleeth
Favorite Major Leaguer: Roberto Alomar
Favorite Major League Team: Seattle Mariners
Started Playing Baseball At Age: 7