When it comes to the game of baseball, nothing is more important to a player than a glove (except for maybe a bat).
For the 2018 season, glove manufacturers have outdone themselves and provided an array of catchable options. The team at JustBallGloves.com realizes how difficult it can be to find a baseball glove that's right for you, so we've compiled the five best baseball gloves for 2018 based on customer feedback.
The 2018 baseball gloves consist of the best brands, the top series, and position specific models for all players at every level. Whether you're looking for a Wilson A2000, a Rawlings Heart of the Hide, or something as broad as an outfielder glove, JustBallGloves.com has you covered. But, this is the quintessential list of best 2018 baseball gloves as decided by coaches, players, and customers.
Available in a variety of different colors, the special edition Mizuno MVP Prime gloves add fashion, flair, and a bit of originality to ballplayers everywhere. While the glove highlighted in this list is intended for adult outfielders, the SE series from Mizuno has a glove or mitt for every player at any position. With a Bio-Soft leather construction, this model is guaranteed to arrive partially game ready and requires next to no break-in period, all while maintaining its superior shape for multiple seasons. Other key features of the 2018 Mizuno MVP Prime SE baseball glove includes:
- 12 3/4 inch size
- Center pocket design enables an easy closure
- Conventional open back for a classic look
- Professional level laces that are the same quality as Mizuno's pro gloves
- Steer soft palm liner is insanely comfortable and helps keep your hand dry
One of Major League Baseball's best infielders has one of the prettiest gamers in the business. Along the back of the finger stalls, Wilson Sporting Goods and Pedroia agreed to add a radically red SuperSkin material that helps repel moisture, lighten the overall weight, and enhance the glove's durability. For an overview of the other coveted features on the 2018 Wilson A2000 DP15GM, listen to the man himself describe his game day glove:
Eric Walbridge, aka the Glove Cowboy, has an extensive social media following on Instagram where he shares in his passion for wrangling baseball gloves. This cult-like culture, combined with Easton's mission to engineer nothing but the best, has come together to influence what is now called the Small Batch Collections. JustBallGloves.com was lucky enough to be involved with the inaugural Batch Number One and is now the exclusive seller of this one-of-a-kind design. The main features of the Small Batch Collection No. 1 Baseball Glove include:
- 11 3/4 inch size
- Dual rolled welting to ensure a perfect pocket and superior shape
- Premium Texas steer hide leather construction
- PrimaSoft sheepskin lining provides a luxurious feel
Exclusively on JustBallGloves.com, Rawlings unveiled a glove series that was great-looking and high-quality -- Bruciato. Bruciato leather is one of the top leathers in the world, and this glove's beautifully brown tanned finish sets it apart from other gloves on the diamond. Composed of Rawlings famous full-grain Kip leather, this Bruciato First Base Mitt offers a lightweight, thick, buttery feel that is incomparable in performance, durability, and overall feel. Other key features of the Rawlings Pro Preferred Bruciato baseball mitt include:
- 13.00 inch size
- Dual post web first base glove
- 100% water resistant wool wrist pad
- Bruciato Kip Leather provides long-lasting structure with a perfect break-in
- Poron XRD palm and index finger padding guarantees superior protection
The Flawless is perfection, pun intended. Under Armour decided to dive head first into the baseball glove industry, but they've made a cannonball-esque splash. It all starts with their attention to detail and their guarantee to only use the top 5% of steer hide available. With a Japanese tanned shell and U.S. tanned lacing, the best of both worlds combine to create an exemplary design with unbeatable structure. Other key features of the Under Armour Flawless include:
- 11 3/4 inch size
- Modified trap web for infielders or pitchers
- Japanese tanned steer hide construction
- Premium, U.S. tanned leather laces
- World-class Pittard's palm lining
These are the five best baseball gloves for the 2018 season and beyond based on real reviews, customer feedback, and firsthand knowledge. If you didn't see your gamer on this list, keep in mind that there are over 200+ 2018 baseball gloves on JustBallGloves.com. Please leave a comment below with the glove you feel should have made the cut and why.
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