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9 Best Baseball & Softball Infield Gloves For 2024

Best Infield Gloves

Do you or someone you know play shortstop, second base, or third base? After combing through the many infield gloves that are available at JustGloves, our Glove Experts have finally announced the best gloves for infielders that you can use in your upcoming season. Our in-house team has settled on select baseball gloves and softball gloves that you won't want to miss. Each glove has made the list under a certain category which should help you understand why it has been placed on this illustrious list! Enough chatter, let’s dive in.

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Best Infield Gloves For Baseball & Softball


    1. Wilson A2000 1786 11.5" Baseball Glove (WBW100390115)
    2. Rawlings Heart of the Hide R2G 11.75" Baseball Glove (PROR205-4T)
    3. Wilson A2000 1789 11.5" Baseball Glove (WBW100085115)
    4. Rawlings REV1X Francisco Lindor 11.5" Baseball Glove (REVFL12G)
    5. Nokona X2 Elite 11.25" Youth Baseball Glove (X2-200POP RWB)

5 Of The Best Infield Baseball Gloves


    1. Wilson A2000 Spin Control SR32 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove (WBW10043412)
    2. Marucci Magnolia 11.75" Fastpitch Softball Glove (MFGMGM44A2FP-W)
    3. Rawlings R9 ContoUR 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove (R9SB120U-6GW)
    4. Wilson A500 Siren 12" Youth Fastpitch Softball Glove (WBW10042012)

4 Of The Best Infield Fastpitch Gloves


Reviews For Top 3 Infield Baseball Gloves

1.) Wilson A2000 1786 11.5" Baseball Glove (WBW100390115)

Shop The 1786 A2000

If you're going to ask our Glove Experts, "What's one of the best infield gloves you can get?", there's a good chance that the number "1786" will get brought up. A Wilson A2000 made in the 1786 pattern is nearly the quintessential infield glove. The 11.5 inch length keeps it at a perfect length for ensuring quick transfers between the glove and throwing hand. As well, the Wilson H-Web (commonly called an I-Web) gives the glove a classic infield look. This model can be used at second base, shortstop and third base. However, we think it will especially shine at second and shortstop due to that 11.5" length. 

What Are Customers Saying About The 1786?

It is very stiff, and the dual welting means the glove will stay stiffer and last longer. Shallow pocket, great for quick transfers. Would recommend for any middle infielders.

- JustGloves Customer, PJ Pinegar


2) Rawlings Heart of the Hide R2G 11.75" Baseball Glove (PROR205-4T)

Shop Heart of the Hide R2G

Gone are the days of the guarantee that a Rawlings Heart of the Hide baseball glove will take a long time to break into game-ready shape. This infield and pitcher model of glove is built with Rawlings' R2G (Ready-2-Go) design. This means that when the glove was built, it received extra attention from Rawlings. They softened the leather and thinned out the heel pad of this glove to ensure that only 35% of the break-in process is left to the player (when compared to a regular Heart of the Hide which requires 60%). If you're throwing from the mound, playing shortstop or holding down third base, definitely consider this R2G glove.

Three Reasons To Buy:

  1. Wrist Opening Is Cinched To Tightest Setting Making It Great For An Adolescent Player
  2. Modified Trapeze Web Hides A Pitcher's Throwing Hand While Gripping Pitches
  3. Deertanned Cowhide Inner Palm Lining & Full-Grain Fingerback Linings Improve Comfort


3) Wilson A2000 1789 11.5" Baseball Glove (WBW100085115)

Shop The A2000 1789

You can't go wrong with an A2000 and that is why another one has broken our top three list for the best infield baseball gloves. This model will have the 11.5" length that can't be outdone on the infield as it works for second, shortstop and third. In addition, the leather used to build it is time-tested. Wilson's Pro Stock leather holds up to the demands and rigors of of high level baseball. If you or your baseball player is starting to progress in the level at which they are competing, you should consider this glove.

Finally, one last sneaky benefit of this glove is that the Pro Laced T-Web (commonly called a Modified T-Web) makes the glove available for use on the pitcher's mound. It is certainly a little shorter than what we usually recommend for pitchers, but the web will keep a pitcher's throwing hand guarded from batters that may be trying to see what pitch is being gripped.

What Are Customers Saying About The 1789?

Great infield/pitching glove. Wilson quality and form.

- JustGloves Customer, Teddy



Reviews For Top 3 Infield Fastpitch Gloves

1) Wilson A2000 Spin Control SR32 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove (WBW10043412)

Shop The A2000 SR32

Wilson is as good as any other company at constantly innovating on their glove features. That especially shines true with this A2000 fastpitch glove as it displays the Spin Control technology. Spin Control exists in hundreds of identations (or dimples) on the catching surface of the glove. The purpose of these dimples is to increase friction on the softball as it enters the glove during a catch. Wilson reports that the Spin Control tech should increase friction by up to 5% on the ball and better prevent it from spinning out of a catch. In addition, this model is crafted with a 12 inch length which is perfect for use on a fastpitch infield!

What Have JustGloves Customers Said About The SR32?

"...My daughter said the spin control is noticeably effective...It's beautiful. The contrast of the browns, tans, etc are just aesthetically pleasing."

- JustGloves Customer, James


2) Marucci Magnolia 11.75" Fastpitch Softball Glove (MFGMGM44A2FP-W)

Marucci Magnolia 11.75 Inch Fastpitch Softball Glove

Shop The Marucci Magnolia

Most fastpitch or baseball fans will first think of bats when they hear the name “Marucci”. However, gloves should come to mind as well. This Magnolia will come with a tight-grain steerhide leather that should hold up to the highest rigors of fastpitch play. And it is going to have that I-Web that fastpitch players really enjoy using on the infield. Lastly, you’ll be able to use this across the infield at Second Base, Shortstop and Third Base.

What You’ll Get With This Glove:

  • 11.75” Length
  • Marucci’s Deep Pocket Design
  • No Thumb Or Pinky Straps On The Inside Of Glove


3) Rawlings R9 ContoUR 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove (R9SB120U-6GW)

Rawlings R9 Contour Fit Fastpitch Glove

Shop The R9 ContoUR

The Rawlings R9 series is incredible for developing fastpitch players. The glove gives a professional look, but with leather that should not be too much of a chore for breaking in. As well, this specific model is going to be a ContoUR fit model. It will have an adjusted wrist opening that should be a little snugger on a lady's hand. Due to the ContoUR fit design, this glove will work best for a younger lady. As well, the hand stall has been adjusted to fit a young lady's hand as well. 

Three More Reasons To Buy The SR32:

  1.  120SB Pattern - Deep Pocketed, Standard Hand Spread. Very Traditional Softball Pattern.
  2. Adjustable Pull-Strap Wrist Opening Gives Fastpitch Players Optimal Fit & Comfort
  3. Leather Cushioned Palm Padding For Impact Protection


We appreciate you reading through our list on the best infield gloves in the year 2024. There is certainly a lot of personal opinion that can come into play when deciding on a glove and we are here to help if you need us. If you have questions about making a fastpitch or baseball glove purchase, please give us a call at 866-321-4568, email us at, or you can click here to live chat. We are JustGloves and we're here for you from Click To Catch!


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