We continue the list today with number 91 in our countdown with LSU junior outfielder Leon Landry. He is 5’11 and 197 pounds out of Baton Rouge, LA and Baker High School. He was a three sport athlete in high school playing basketball, football, and baseball. He excelled in baseball as he was named first team all-district in three consecutive seasons as a pitcher and infielder. Perfect Game rated him as one of the top players in the Southeast region which saw him get selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 36th round. He declined to sign with the Reds and headed to LSU.
He ended up appearing in 63 games (57 starts) during his freshman campaign in 2008 where he hit .271 with 10 doubles, five triples, five homers, 26 RBI and 12 steals. He spent the summer of 2008 in the Cal Ripken Sr. League where he played for Youse’s Maryland Orioles. Landry finished the season with a .304 average with four doubles, two triples, 16 RBI and 17 runs in 20 games. Baseball America named him the Top Prospect in the league at the end of the season.
Landry continued to see major time in the field in 2009 as he played in 59 games (42 starts). His average for the season was .300 with 10 doubles, 12 homers, 41 RBI, and nine stolen bases. In the summer of 2009, Landry played in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Harwich Mariners. He finished the season with a .364 average with four doubles, two homers, 12 RBI, and six stolen bases in 24 games. Baseball America rated him the 14th best prospect in the league.
The one area that really can’t be measured with Leon Landry by looking at stats is his defensive prowess as he really chases down a ton of balls in the outfield taking away base hits. He has made six errors in his first two college seasons but that stat is skewed. You can check out some video of his defense by watching the video at the bottom of the page.
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