Baseball Glove Reviews

A question that I’m asked constantly is, “What glove should I buy my son?” Followed by, “How big should it be?” Followed by, “How much should I spend?” So, since I’ve written the same email about 50+ times now, I figured I would just review my favorite gloves, answer the questions above on all of them and give you a quality unbiased resource to go off.


wilson a2000 evan longoria model

Wilson A2000 Evan Longoria Game Model

This glove is my go to recommendation. Not only is it a very high quality glove, but it’s very reasonably priced (comparatively). There are a couple real critical things that make this glove my number one recommendation.

#1. The length – At 11 3/4″ it’s definitely one of the bigger gloves that you’ll see infielder wear. In my opinion glove length is an advantage if we’re fielding the ball correctly. People often say the smaller a glove the better for an infielder, but I disagree.

If we’re exchanging or “deflecting” the ball properly the transfer should all be done in the palm area, so having that extra quarter or half inch could really end up being the difference b/t making a diving play or not.

#2. The price – As we all know, baseball equipment is very expensive and has just gone up and up over the years. This glove is priced around $200 dollars making it a very affordable option within the realm of premium gloves.

#3. Comfort – Wilson gloves are by far the most comfortable gloves I have used. The thing that really sets them apart from Rawlings gloves is the thumb strap that is actually inside the glove. It’s padded and almost molds to an individual’s thumb. Seems like a small detail, but it really is noticeable when using one over a long season.


Price
Very Affordable
Durability
Durable
Length
Fairly Large
Comfort
Extremely Comfortable

wilson a2k david wright model

Wilson A2k David Wright Game Model

This glove would be my next recommendation:

#1. The length – At 12″ it’s definitely the biggest glove that you’ll see infielder wear. Again, in my opinion glove length is an advantage if we’re fielding the ball correctly. Having said that this is the threshold for length. I wouldn’t go any bigger than a 12 inch glove in the infield. The pocket is a little bigger and gives more of a chance for the ball to get “lost” but…

If we’re exchanging or “deflecting” the ball properly the transfer should all be done in the palm area, so having that extra quarter or half inch could really end up being the difference b/t making a diving play or not.

#2. The price – This glove is definitely more expensive coming in around $300.

#3. Comfort – Wilson gloves are by far the most comfortable gloves I have used. The thing that really sets them apart from Rawlings gloves is the thumb strap that is actually inside the glove. It’s padded and almost molds to an individual’s thumb. Seems like a small detail, but it really is noticeable when using one over a long season.


Price
Relatively Expensive
Durability
Durable
Length
Extremely Large
Comfort
Extremely Comfortable

Rawlings Heart of the Hide Basket Web

Rawlings Heart of the Hide Derek Jeter Game Model

This is the glove that I used for over 8 years in college. I love the basket web and you really never have to worry about re-lacing. The durability is the real advantage here. If you take care of this glove it will last forever! I got this exact glove when I was a junior in high school and I still have the same one today in perfect condition and I’ve never re-laced it.

#1. The length – This glove says that it’s about 11 1/2″ but it really feels more like an 11 3/4″

#2. The price – The price is fairly affordable at about $250.

#3. Comfort – Rawlings gloves are not extremely comfortable. Having said that, they’re not uncomfortable by any means.


Price
Fairly Affordable
Durability
Extremely Durable
Length
Medium Length
Comfort
Comfortable Enough