*Signed in Austria 2023* Available 2023-24 Winter: Utility Two-Way Player, 2 year of Europe experience ability to play C/INF/OF
Name: Antonio Elizalde
DOB: January 18, 1997
Date Available: April 26, 2022Will Pay Flight
Positions: Utl, C, SP, RP
Positions (alt): Utl, 2B, 3B, SS
College: San Bernardino Valley College; Bethesda University California
2023: In Austria between two leagues (2 Bundesliga/ National League) hit a combined .362/.610/.523/1.133 (AVG, SLG, OBP, OPS). while pitching a 1.75 ERA. Along with playing helped as a Head Coach and led a team filled with 16u players to a 2 Bundesliga west championship. Also developed pitchers through pitchers practice and a Driveline routine for the players.
2022: in Switzerland in just 10 games(playoffs included) hit .358/.470/.600, 2 HR, 20 H, 20 RBI, 6 XBH and 12 BB. all while being a big part of the Championship playoff winning Therwil Flyers. Played 8 out of 9 positions(CF did not play) through his stint in Therwil.
Antonio is a very versatile player, having been both a starting pitcher and reliever while also seeing action at catcher, first base, and the corner outfield spots.
As a pitcher, he features a four-seam fastball (mid-to-high 80s mph), sinker (low- to mid-80s), cutter (mid-to-high 70s), and splitter (mid-to-high 70s).
Antonio has been described as one who is very diligent and smart with his work. He is a quiet leader in the dugout, leads by example, and is not afraid to communicate issues in a respectful manner. He can manage multiple personalities and push for a common goal. He is a good mentor to younger players.
He works out and trains regularly to stay in top condition and be ready to play.
- 2. Bundesliga West Champions 2023 (Feldkirch Cardinals)
- Finkstonball Home Run Derby Winner 2023
- Gold Glove award(Catcher, 2. Bundesliga West 2023)
- Top 3 hitter (.467, Austrian National league 2023)
- Swiss National Champion 2022 (Therwil Flyers)
- Captain of college team for three seasons
- Captain of high school team two seasons
- Won league sportsmanship award as junior in high school
- Second-team all-league selection
Antonio wants to go overseas and extend his playing career. In addition, he would like to eventually develop into a coach, front office member or team director. Hoping to find a role into coaching at a national team level in Europe.
|2016-18||Coach||Winter Little League||12u-16u||Focused on infield and pitchers|
|2022||Coach||NLB Flyers||Second highest level in Switzerland||day to day practice plans, throw bp, pitching and fielding focused|
|2022||Coach||Cadet Flyers||15u||day to day practice plans, throw bp, pitching and fielding focused|
|2023||Coach/ Pitching Coach||Feldkirch Cardinals||Bundesliga II/ National League||Focuses on developing the youths pitching mechanics and design. As well as working with infielders and hitting approach.|
|Playoffs 2022||Therwil Flyers||5||22||8||10||2||0||2||12||6||3||0||0||.409||500||.773|
|2023||Feldkirch Cardinals II||14||38||10||12||5||0||0||9||8||7||8||0||.316||.462||.447|
|2023||Feldkirch Cardinals NL||6||15||3||7||4||0||0||2||5||3||0||0||.467||.571||.733|
|2017||San Bernardino Valley||7.77||1||0||22.0||24||13||11||-||23||19||0||1||0||1.591|
|2022 (In Progress)||Bethesda||7.47||1||0||17||16||15||6||-||14||12||0||0||0||1.964|