The 6'2, 180-pound senior hit .382/.476/.623 with eight home runs, 14 doubles and 30 walks in 51 games in 2015, earning All-WAC Second Team honors.
"It’s just unbelievable," Landon told Greg Luca of the McAllen Monitor. "Growing up, this is something I always dreamed of. Now that it finally happened, it’s so much a different mix of emotions going through me right now. It’s kind of still surreal, I’m trying to wrap my mind around it."
Originally from Sioux Falls South Dakota, he transferred from Hutchison Community College to UTPA for his junior season. Landon was a pitcher until converting to the outfield in summer 2014.
The ABC affiliate in Rio Grande Valley, Texas had a story on Landon's conversion from the mound to the outfield, and the plate.
The allotted bonus slot value for the No. 312 pick is $149,700, though as a college senior pick, Landon will likely sign for far less than that. KSFY, the ABC affiliate in Sioux Falls, reported that Landon is headed to Arizona to sign his contract.
Landon is the second UTPA player to be drafted by the Dodgers, joining outfielder Mitchell Moran, a third-round pick in 1983.