01/18/2019 - 2019 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Ildefonso continues to impress every time he steps onto the diamond. This strong/athletic (6'1"/195) catcher can makes things happen both offensively and defensively. As a hitter, he steps into the box looking to do damage. He whips the barrel with plus bat speed, connects with authority and extends well through the zone. The ball explodes off of his barrel (exit velocity = 96 mph). Behind the dish, he sits in low with athletic actions and good sway. Lateral movements are quick, centering and deadening pitches in the dirt off of his chest. Throws to 2B are on the bag while still sitting in the low 2's. This 2020 grad has upside and is one to keep an eye on over the next year.
10/06/2018 - 2018 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Futures West
Ildefonso is a strong C prospect who showed well at the Baseball Factory Future's West. Behind the plate, Ildefonso shows active footwork and moves well to block. He sits in an athletic stance and receives the ball with soft hands. He makes a quick exchange and gains momentum well on his throws to 2B, keeping them accurate with good carry through the bag. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting into his load and drives his lower half through well. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed and good extension through the ball, leading to loud contact and line drives into the gaps. Overall, Ildefonso is a talented prospect who should find success in this, his junior season.