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Kyle Landis

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Kyle Landis

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Biographical Information[edit]

Kyle Landis made his professional debut in 2007.

Landis was 3-2 with one save and a 4.63 ERA as a freshman at Pitt. The team's only pitcher with a winning record, he led with 21 appearances. He struck out 57 in 56 1/3 IP. In 2007, Landis led NCAA Division I in ERA for around half of the season, going as low as 0.33. He finished 4-4 with six saves and a 2.12 ERA. In 51 innings, he struck out 58 and allowed 39 hits. He made the All-Big East Conference third team and led Pitt in ERA. The Cleveland Indians took Landis in the 18th round of the 2007 amateur draft.

Kyle debuted professionally with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on June 21, working a hitless and scoreless inning, walking one and striking out two. Through 12 games, Landis had allowed only one run in 17 2/3 IP for a 0.51 ERA. He was 1-0 with four saves, 20 strikeouts and a .190 opponent batting average. He finished the year 1-0 with 6 saves and a 0.33 ERA in 20 games, fanning 37 in 27 1/3 IP and giving up only 17 hits.

In 2008, Landis excelled for the Lake County Captains (2-1, 6 Sv, 1.97, 73 K in 59 1/3 IP) and also was with the Kinston Indians (0-2, 10.64 in 7 G). He has split the first months of 2009 with the same two clubs.

Sources: Pitt Athletics bio, MILB.com

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