2016 Wilson A2K Series: A2KRB16DP15GM
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Having a tough time picking a glove . Which Wilson glove is best for my 10 year old that plays 3rd base? Willing to spend whatever.
I would highly recommend the 2016 Wilson A2K Series (A2KRB16DP15GM) for a 10 year old 3rd baseman.
Is there any difference between 2015 and 2016 models?
The main difference between the 2016 Wilson A2K Series: A2KRB16DP15GM and the 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM is the colorway as both gloves will feature the same leather, padding and craftsmanship.
What is the Pedroia fit?
Pedroia Fit features a Smaller Hand Opening with Tighter Finger Stalls for More Secure Fit for younger players or players with smaller hands.
Why would I want to buy a A2K rather than an A2000, like what is the difference?
The A2K line of gloves is made from the top 5% of the leather used to make A2000s, so A2Ks are made with some of the highest quality leather used by Wilson.
What is the specific Wilson brand lace colors on this glove?
The color of the laces for the 2016 Wilson A2K Series: A2KRB16DP15GM will be grey and red.
How does this glove compare to the A1K series when it comes sizing? Will the fit be comparable?
The 2016 Wilson A2K Series: A2KRB16DP15GM features the Pedroia fit just like the A1K series features. This particular model will have the same fit overall as an A1K model.
Is this good for a 14 year 2nd baseman.
Yes, the 2016 Wilson A2K Series (A2KRB16DP15GM) would be ideal for a 14 year old middle infielder.
I am a 12 year old second baseman. Is this the glove for me?
The 2016 Wilson A2K Series: A2KRB16DP15GM features an 11.50" pattern and it is an excellent option for you.
I'm 13 years old playing mostly 3rd base. Would this glove be too small?
The 2016 Wilson A2K Series: A2KRB16DP15GM features a 11.50 inch pattern as well as the Dustin Pedroia fit - smaller hand opening, tighter finger stalls for more secure fit. Some 3B prefer a slightly larger glove such as a 11.75 inch pattern but the 11.50 model of glove would work as well.
How heavy is this glove?
This 2016 Wilson A2K Series (A2KRB16DP15GM) will weigh in at approximately 1 lb and 3 oz.
Would this fit a 12 year old and would it get tight for your hand?
The 2016 Wilson A2K Series: A2KRB16DP15GM would be a great fit for a 12 year old player that is growing. The glove features the "Pedroia Fit", so it is going to be tighter than your typical adult fitting glove and larger than a youth glove.
Would this glove be too big for a 11 year old playing mostly infield?
The 2016 Wilson A2K Series: A2KRB16DP15GM is a 11.50 inch pattern with the Pedroia fit (smaller wrist opening and tighter finger stalls). This Pedroia feature makes this glove a great fit for someone with smaller hands and the 11.50 inch pattern is perfect for middle infielders. The Wilson A2K series features Pro Stock Leather so it may take some time for a younger player to break-in.
Is this made in USA?
The 2016 Wilson A2K Series: A2KRB16DP15GM is not made in the USA. This glove is made in Japan.
Is the A2K broken in so much at the factory where it won't mold to your hand that much?
The A2K will feature about a 60-70% factory break-in. The 2016 Wilson A2K Series: A2KRB16DP15GM will be able to mold to however you wish it to based on your break-in measures.
Is this glove legal for a pitcher to use?
The 2016 Wilson A2K Series: A2KRB16DP15GM may be used by a pitcher but is intended for an infielder.
Do A2K's require a longer break in period than an A2000?
The 2016 Wilson A2K Series (A2KRB16DP15GM) may require a slightly longer break-in period than an A2000 model as the A2K's have pro stock select leather - cut from top 5% of all Wilson leather hides.
How much tighter is the wrist opening compared to a 1786 or 1787 on a scale from 1-10?
The wrist opening on the 2016 Wilson A2K Series (A2KRB16DP15GM) compared to the wrist opening on the 2016 Wilson A2000 Series (A20RB161787) and the 2016 Wilson A2000 Series (A20RB161786) is going to be smaller. On a scale of 1-10, I would say 8.
Is the heel padding on this model the same as the A2000 DP15? Or is there a little more since it's an A2K?
The heel pad on the 2016 Wilson A2K Series: A2KRB16DP15GM will be the same as the heel pad on the A2000 DP15 models. Dustin Pedroia prefers to have less padding in the heel of the glove, so both models will be constructed the same. The difference will be the quality of leathers used to make each glove.