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Landon Marceaux

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Landon Marceaux
Name: Landon Joel Marceaux
Born: Oct 8, 1999 in Destrehan, LA
High School: Destrehan (La.) HS
College: Louisiana State
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 179 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (80th overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2021 (signed for $765,300)
Marceaux isn’t particularly physical, with a somewhat skinny frame (6 feet, 179 pounds), and he doesn’t light up a radar gun. He’ll pitch at 88-92 mph on most nights and that velocity has remained remarkably stable since high school. But Marceaux, a 37th-round pick of the Yankees in 2018, has a lengthy track record of success in the Southeastern Conference thanks to his understanding of the craft of pitching, mixing three pitches with plus control and command. Marceaux stepped into LSU’s rotation from day one on campus. He filled the void created by Jaden Hill’s injury in 2021, as he went 6-6, 2.40 with 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.3 walks per nine. When Marceaux arrived at LSU, he threw a slow, big breaking, mid-70s curveball. It was effective, but a wise hitter could spot its hump as it came out of Marceaux’s hand. He and the Tigers staff transformed it into a sharper, 11-to-5, mid-80s slider that comes out of his hand looking like his fastball. Marceaux’s fastball and slider are both average, and he has to work his fastball around the edges of the zone, as it lacks bat-missing potential in the heart of the zone, but his 82-84 mph changeup is above-average. He consistently dots the bottom of the zone low and away from lefties and down and in on righties, and he can bury it with more depth when needed. Marceaux wouldn’t seem to be projectable, but teams that believe they can help a pitcher add velocity could be very intrigued by a productive, durable pitcher with present feel and command. He projects as a back-of-the-rotation starter.
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