ADAM LANDECKER
THIRD BASEMAN
Born: February 1, 1991
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 21st Round, 629th Overall, 2013
How Acquired: Draft
College: USC
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Landecker played regularly, but not every day, until his senior year.  As a senior, he put up solid numbers across the board, apart from a low walk rate.  He led USC in batting average, while showing some pop in his bat that wasn’t around his first three years.  He also led the team in batting as a junior.  Landecker played second, third and short for the Trojans.  As a senior, he signed quickly.

2013
R:  220/322/317, 123 AB, 8 2B, 2 3B, 15 BB, 19 K, 1-4 SB
A-:  224/240/245, 49 AB, 1 2B, 1 BB, 9 K, 3-4 SB

The Pirates sent Landecker to the GCL initially.  It hasn’t been their pattern under the current front office to send college draftees to rookie league, but for some reason they sent a number of them there in 2013.  Landecker didn’t do much in the GCL beyond draw walks.  After he was promoted to Jamestown in mid-August, he didn’t do that, either.  Defensively, he played mainly third at both stops, with a few games at second.

Landecker will open the 2014 season as a utility player at West Virginia.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

College
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
2013 .351 .401 .480 202 18 1 2 9 23 6 2
2012 .329 .418 .375 152 4 0 0 16 18 4 2
2011 .280 .390 .438 150 0 3 0 15 29 2 1
2010 .265 .359 .380 132 8 1 1 16 30 0 4
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2013
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2019
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2016
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 8, 2013: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 21st round, 629th overall pick; signed on June 12.