PBR Draft 100 Spotlight: Landon Leach

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

RHP Landon Leach (Pickering HS, ON) first popped on the draft radar at the 2016 Under Armour Classic with the Toronto Mets. He had to exit his appearance in the second inning with a blister, but that was long enough to make an impression. The Texas recruit pitched in the low 90s and mixed in a sharp slider. He was sitting 92-93 mph again in the fall and continued to show that fastball into the spring, as he traveled with Team Canada to Florida spring training and the Dominican Republic. At the Ontario ProCase, he came from class and capped the day of baseball with a 91-94 fastball. He pitched three innings and was dominant for the first two, losing his command in the third. He walked three and struck out eight. His slider was 82-84 with tilt and late break. After the ProCase, he cemented himself as the No. 1 prospect in Ontario.

Landon Leach

Class of 2017 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2017
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Pickering
    State: ON
  • Summer Team: Toronto Mets
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 220lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report

Leach, the top amateur prospect in the country worked three innings at the ProCase, showing off a repeatable delivery and working mainly with his fastball/slider combo. Came out the gates with a 94 mph heater, Leach struck out 8 of the 14 hitters he faced, overpowering guys with his fastball and a slider that worked between 82-85 mph with late tilt and biting action.

Physical right-hander at 6-foot-4, 205-pounds. Best fastball velocity in the country for high school players as fastball was up to 94 mph this summer and usually sits low 90’s. Delivery is fluid and repeatable, arm action is clean and works from ¾ slot while able to get on top and create angles.

Leach threw his third bullpen of the winter and was sitting 88-90 mph. He is a physical specimen now at 6-foot-4, 205-pounds, changed his body and is beginning to look like the player we thought he would be.


Leach has had a strong off season and added strength and size to frame, now 6-foot-2, 170-pounds. Came out in February at the Bureau camp sitting 84-86 while topping out at 87 mph.

6-foot-1, 155-pound frame with athletic build, long legs and arms. From the outfield was 82 mph with good arm speed and carry, arm works. Open stance at plate with some strength and bat speed.

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