10/13/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Lexington, KY
Landen is an athletic and talented 2-way prospect. On the bump, Landen gathers over the rubber, he separates on time, and has a clean arm action. He finds a good balance point, he rides the back hip toward the plate, and works north to south in his delivery. He throws his fastball down in the zone, he has an early break on his curveball, and has hard run on his changeup. At the plate, Landen starts in a tall and open stance. He swings with intent and shows power to the pull side. He has good feel for the strike zone and has explosive bat speed. At 1B, Landen starts in an athletic stance and has good bag awareness. He fields the ball out in front of his body and creates good angles to the ball. Landen continues to improve with experience and we hope to see his him continue his progress to the next level.
07/23/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Florence (Cincinnati), KY
Landen is a strong 1B/RHP prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. In the field, Landen gets into a square position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He makes a clean exchange and keeps his throws consistent to his target. Landen can improve defensively by playing through the ball more. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance and takes a short stride. He shows a simple approach and drives the ball up the middle. Landen can improve as a hitter by working a smoother load into his swing. On the mound, Landen keeps his head on target as he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He extends through on his release and works around the zone. Landen shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 69mph with cutting action. Breaking ball sits from 52-55mph with 11-5 break. Changeup ranges from 59-61mph with arm side run. Landen can improve as a pitcher by driving his lower half more. With three more years to develop, Landen has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
01/12/2018 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City
Landen is a big, solid 1B/RHP who will graduate in 2021. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is firm and present out front. He moves well laterally with range increasing as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 66-70 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength will aid in improving abilities on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard. With 3 years to further develop, Landen has abilities with time and room to progress his game.