• Full name Landon Dakota Knack
  • Born 07/15/1997 in Johnson City, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School East Tennessee State
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (60th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020 (signed for $712,500).
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    Knack is the top-ranked senior in the class and a good bet to be the first member of that class selected in 2020. A 6-foot-2, 220-pound righthander, Knack spent two years at Walters State (Tenn) JC, where he showed solid strike-throwing ability and average stuff. The same was the case in 2019 at East Tennessee State, where Knack posted a 2.60 ERA over 15 starts and 97 innings. What changed from the last three seasons in 2020 is the pure stuff. Knack’s fastball velocity made a big jump, going from a pitch in the low 90s to a fastball that bumps 97-98 mph at his best and is 92-95 deep into his outings. His offspeed stuff is more fringy at this point, with all of his secondaries flashing average at times but not in that range consistently. His curveball is his best secondary pitch at the moment, again flashing average at times. There’s some effort in Knack’s delivery and it’s not the loosest or most fluid one you’ll see, but he repeats it well and has a lengthy track record of throwing strikes. His 2020 numbers in 25 innings and four starts are ridiculous, as he racked up 51 strikeouts (the most of any Division I arm) to just one walk. While Knack is right at the top of the list of priority senior signs, his age could limit how high he climbs in the draft. He should go off the board at some point in the third or fourth rounds.

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Career Transactions

  • Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RHP Landon Knack from Oklahoma City Baseball Club.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers optioned RHP Landon Knack to Oklahoma City Baseball Club.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RHP Landon Knack from Oklahoma City Baseball Club.
  • Oklahoma City Baseball Club activated RHP Landon Knack.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers optioned RHP Landon Knack to Oklahoma City Baseball Club.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RHP Landon Knack from Oklahoma City Baseball Club.
  • RHP Landon Knack assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers from Tulsa Drillers.
  • RHP Landon Knack assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers from Tulsa Drillers.
  • RHP Landon Knack roster status changed by Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers invited non-roster RHP Landon Knack to spring training.

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