Name: Yorman Nicger Landa
Birthplace: Santa Teresa, Venezuala
-Signed by the Twins as a non-drafted free agent on Sept. 3, 2010
DSL TWI (DSL)- 12 G, 6 GS, 32 IP, 2-2 W-L, 3.38 ERA, 31 K, 26 BB, .170 AVG
TWI (GCL)- 10 G, 5 GS, 33.1 IP, 1-3 W-L, 2.38 ERA, 27 K, 20 BB, .204 AVG
ELZ (APP)- 12 G, 12 GS, 55 IP, 3-4 W-L, 2.78 ERA, 46 K, 29 BB, .227 AVG
Yorman Landa will make the move to the bullpen in his first season above rookie ball. He has moved up through short season teams with fellow "big three" members Randy Rosario and Felix Jorge every step up the way since coming over from Venezuala.
Landa has good gas on his fastball but control has been an issue. He has put up good numbers in rookie ball but as he moves to the pen in Cedar Rapids he will look to continue to lower his walk rate. I would expect his K/9 to go way up as he is allowed to air it out one or two innings at a time. I'm looking forward to big things from Landa this year, follow along here for updates as the season moves along!