MOORHEAD, MN — Sioux Falls Canaries outfielder Logan Landon and Sioux City Explorers left-hander Patrick Ledet have been named the American Association of Professional Baseball’s Batter and Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 20, the league announced Monday.
Landon notched a .458 batting average, four home runs and 11 RBIs over five games last week. He was particularly hot from June 16 to 18, homering in three straight games with nine total RBIs. The strong play did not go unnoticed: Landon had his contract transferred to the Philadelphia Phillies organization on Sunday. He exits the American Association with a 1.077 OPS in 26 games this season.
A former 10th-round draft choice with five years of minor-league experience, Landon suited up for his second season with the Birds in 2021. A former Dodgers prospect, the Sioux Falls native was named an American Association Postseason All-Star in 2020. He slashed .333/.383/.526 that season with 10 homers and 43 RBIs while playing some of the best outfield defense in the league.
Ledet earned his honor with a complete-game effort in a 2-1 Explorers in on June 16. He allowed just one unearned run in the contest, scattering nine hits and walking one while striking out seven. It was the second complete game of Ledet’s professional career.
Aquired in a trade with the Frontier League’s Lake Erie Crushers in the fall of 2020, Ledet owns a 4.05 ERA in six starts with the Explorers in 2021. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of those six outings. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin University, Ledet spent his first three professional seasons in the Frontier League before practicing his craft in the Texas-based Constellation Energy League in 2020.
Pointstreak is the official statistician of the American Association.