We’re looking for a new pitching glove. We are seeing on tv that alot of mlb guys are using Wilson A2000. Also I see some Mizuno, but don’t know what models.
Any suggestions? We’d like the glove to be durable/long lasting but still light enough to not slow down mechanics.
The glove we’ve had for the last 3 years is an Easton kevlar mesh glove. It’s about middle of the road as far as lightness goes, but it is easy to catch with and is very durable.
I’m assuming that Clay’s hand will fit well in an adult’s glove.
The A2000 is a great glove and one that will probably last him a life time. However, they’re stiff and take a good long while to break in and are probably on the heavy side, not to mention the price tag.
I think a better glove would be the Wilson A2k glove. It’s pre-softened at the factory by Wilson to give a quicker break-in and are expertly made. Either the A2k 1796 or the A2k ASO are specifically made for pitchers and are 11 3/4″ gloves.
Mizuno are fine gloves also as are Rawlings. You could spend hours breaking those two gloves down as well.
my son has got the wilson a2000, it was about $200 and it should last him the rest of his life if he takes care of it.
I have to attest to the a2000 myself, I purchased this glove last fall for my son along with the wilson glove conditioner that comes in a white jar and I’m still working this glove in for him. It is a great long lasting glove once broken in but it does take some time in order to do so.
The a2k is a great option due to the softness issue was addressed in this model from wilson and still get the long durability that is legendary with wilson but the price tag is close to $300.00
rawlings has the heart of gold collection and multiple other glove options from the price point from $75 up to $300
A great company to check out is akadema.com they offer a awasome collection of gloves with the ability to personialize the gloves to your desires color, laces, embordery. The price is very affordable unlike rawlings custom glove options that can run in the range of $450
any of you guys every heard of ClapBat? The guy who owns that company has a pretty great website. We bought BESR custom bats thru ebay off him before. Great bats. Very unusual how they performed. Now with BBCOR (and for this season being stuck with P-only), I haven’t been back for bats. But he also advertises kipskin gloves.
I was wondering if anyone has ever tried this company on his gloves…
ps– great education here so far. My takeaway is that for a late season change we probably should not be going for the 2000 as it takes too long to break in.
pps… had a great outing last Sunday with my son where he hit 87 for the first time according to 2 different radars at the scene. 1 being my glove radar (and incidentally, confirmed by the extreme pain in my hand) and the other using the REVFIRE ball which we were using at that time. Last night the kid was throwing very hard in a high school game. My radar was off due to dead battery, but another pitcher’s parent sitting in front of me was commenting on the very loud pops he was hearing as Clay warmed up…
Clay’s night was bad overall, though. He got the first two batters out right away (came in in the 6th inning after his team broke a 1-1 tie to go up 3-1. A win was there to be had!). Then walked a batter after a 10 pitch ab. Next two batters got on after two pitches bounced into them. So Clay was pulled. No runs given up after that, though.
So he’s looking for something good out of all this to get him back on track (he hadn’t pitched in 19 days due to schedule).
Here’s the note I sent him this morning:
Mr. Tuck and I thought you were really popping it last night. Motion Pro says we heard right!
ps Clay– Motion Pro isn’t the same as radar///fyi. Depends on distance ball traveled (reduces the number shown) and is an average speed (radar would show faster number when ball comes out of your hand). Interesting info, but not official stuff yet… just thought it would make for a good day
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