05/05/2019 - College PREP - Arcata, CA
Landon is a strong and athletic 2020 2-way prospect. At SS, Landon is on time with his prep step, he presents a low/early glove, and has good footwork to the ball. He works through his backhand and throws from multiple arm slots. He has good flips and clean exchanges on DP's. On the bump, Landon has good tempo in his delivery and throws three pitches. His fastball tails, his curveball has a medium break, and has good run on his changeup. Landon gathers over the rubber, separates on time, and works over his front side. He rides his back leg toward the plate and has a compact delivery. At the plate, Landon starts in a crouched stance, he loads his hands back into the drive position, and attacks the inside part of the ball. He rotates his backside into the ball, keeps his head down at contact, and drives the ball gap to gap. Landon will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
05/06/2018 - College PREP - Arcata, CA
Landon is an athletic RHP/SS who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 60 time of 7.15. At SS, defensive abilities are outstanding as he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active displaying proper footwork as he plays through balls with his body. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate with zip across the diamond. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying well above average hitting / power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are strong (85 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, delivery is sound / repeatable allowing his arm action to work free to the plate. Fastball showed a range of 75-79 mph with tailing action. Slider displays 11/5 shape with late / sharp break. He shows a feel for his changeup as he maintains arm speed with arm side run. Off speed stuff show potential as quality pitchers that will get outs. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. With 2 years to further develop, Landon has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities, possibly as a two-way guy.