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06/10/2022

15 Best Baseball & Softball Infield Gloves For 2022

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

Best Pro Model Baseball Infield Glove

Wilson A2000 CC1 Carlos Correa 11.75" Baseball Glove (WTA20RB19CC1GM)

Wilson A2000 CC1 Carlos Correa 11.75

If you’re a keen observer of the gear that Big League players are using, you’ve probably noticed that Minnesota’s Carlos Correa no longer is a Wilson guy (he switched to a Rawlings glove in 2022). But his A2000 still snags baseballs as well as any glove and the A2000 Pro Stock leather will last! As a final note, you’ll see that the glove still features the Astros colors even though Carlos has jumped teams…but it’s still beautiful!

Top Features:

  • 11.75” Length
  • Excellent For Use At SS & 3B
  • Single-Post Web With Baseball Stitch Lace
  • Gap Welting

 

 

Best Innovative Baseball Infield Gloves

Rawlings REV1X 11.75" Baseball Glove (REV205-9X)

Rawlings REV1X 11.75In 2021, Rawlings came out with the REV1X gloves and they made us re-think everything that we thought we knew about baseball gloves. Rawlings had dabbled in the use of different materials in the past, but this time they dove in headfirst. With the use of a 3D printer, they created a synthetic backing for the glove that should allow it to maintain its shape longer and be lightweight. They didn’t stop there though, they also used the 3D printer to build the inserts for the thumb and pinky which will be lightweight and durable. You’ll also notice the lack of lacing on the glove’s web and heel which give it a really sleek look. As a final note, this 11.75” model displays a closed web which will work for use on the mound, but also on the left side of the infield (SS & 3B).

Top Features:

  • Rawlings Adaptive Fit System
  • Lace-less Design On Web & Heel
  • Synthetic Shell Backing Made From A 3D Printer

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Wilson A2K Spin Control 1786 11.5" Baseball Glove (WBW100409115)
Wilson A2K Spin Control 1786 11.5

Wilson’s Spin Control Technology has been out for a couple of years at this point, but we’re still going to put this glove into the “Best Innovations” category. Spin Control exists as hundreds (maybe thousands) of tiny dimples on the catching surface of the glove. These little dimples cut down on the spin of a baseball during a catch by up to 5 percent. This should make it a little less likely for a spinning baseball to come loose from a glove’s grip during a catch. Lastly, the 11.5” length will make this glove super versatile on the infield as it can be used at 2B, SS and 3B.

Best Features:

  • 1786 Pattern - Wilson’s Most Popular Infield Design
  • Pro Stock Select Leather
  • Pro Lux Inner Palm Lining

We encourage you to watch the video below where the Ball Glove King outlines the Spin Control Technology.

 

 

Best Bang For Your Buck Baseball Infield Gloves

Rawlings R9 11.5" Baseball Glove (R9314-2BG)
Rawlings R9 11.5

In today’s world, things are getting more expensive and that includes baseball gloves. The key when shopping is to find the best quality at the most affordable price. This 11.5-inch R9 will do this as well as any glove. The outer shell is made of true leather material, but it is also soft at the same time. Due to that soft feel, this glove doesn’t take much time to break-in. And the versatility is incredible. 

Must-See Features:

  • Only 20% Of Break-In Required From Player
  • Rawlings’ 314 Infield Pattern
  • Tight Wrist Opening Works Best For Younger Players (But Can Fit Some Adults)

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Akadema ProSoft 11.5" Baseball Glove (AMV218)

Akadema ProSoft 11.5

Akadema crushes the youth gloves market. They are extremely skilled in making gloves that break in easily and last many seasons. And their Akadema ProSoft will get you those sought-after characteristics at a sub-$200 price point. If you are hunting for that infield glove that will be able to fit both a youth and an adult hand, then take the word of one of our customers concerning this glove…

“The glove is very light & soft. It fits my hand well (age 12) as well as my dad's hand (age 50). Colors and style are awesome.” - Charie-O

 

 

Best Exclusive Baseball Infield Glove

Wilson A2000 Ice DP15 11.5" Baseball Glove (WBW100795115)Wilson A2000 Ice DP15 11.5

You know what you’re going to get every time you settle in with an A2000:

  1. Great Pro Stock Leather
  2. Comfortable Feel 
  3. Rugged Durability.

It’ll be a glove that you grab off your shelf each spring when baseball season rolls around. And with this DP15 model (named for former Red Sox 2B, Dustin Pedroia) you’ll get even more. It comes with a super snug fit that works for youngsters wanting to get into an A2000 early in their career. It also works for adults who want a really tight-fitting baseball glove. 

Best Features:

  • 11.5” Length
  • I-Webbing
  • Dual Welting On Finger Backs Provides Long Lasting Shape

 

 

Best Youth Baseball Infield Gloves

Nokona X2 Elite 11.25" Youth Baseball Glove (X2-200POP RWB)

Nokona X2 Elite 11.25

Oftentimes, customers want to hear from players and parents who have used a glove before them. Well, here you go…

I just ordered this glove for my 10yr old son… I was skeptical about paying so much for a youth glove, but I wanted to take the next step and go for a top level model…I love the feel of this leather and the size is perfect for a 9-14 yr old in my opinion.”

As alluded to by the review, this glove is one of the highest-quality youth gloves on the market. It will have a snug fit and should work really well for a young player that has already had couple of seasons of experience. Plus, the modified T-web and USA colors make it nearly irresistible in regard to cosmetics.

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Marucci Ascension 11.25" Baseball Glove (MFGASM42A2)

Marucci Ascension Series 11.25

The first thing that you’ll notice about this glove is just the stark beauty of it. The blonde color is becoming one of the most popular looks on baseball fields. Regardless of the color, this glove is crafted with steerhide leather that is lightweight. And when you combine the lightweight material with the snug fit of the glove, you’re going to have an incredible item for pre-teen players.

Attributes To Know:

  • 11.25” Length
  • Great For Second Base And Shortstop
  • I-Web

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Underrated Baseball Infield Glove

Mizuno Pro Select 11.5" Baseball Glove (GPS1BK-400S)

Mizuno Pro Select 11.5

In the hoopla that can surround the market of baseball equipment, the brand Mizuno oftentimes gets forgotten. However, year-after-year Mizuno consistently puts out high quality gloves for every age level of player. This specific Pro Select is going to be designed for more of a high school-to-adult sized hand and it will be able to handle the baseball at 2B, SS and 3B. In addition, it has an I-Web which is definitely the most popular web design on the infield. Lastly, be sure to check the price tag on this one, it is typically being sold at a killer deal!

Can’t-Miss Details:

  • 11.5” Length
  • I-Web With A Triple-X Base
  • Can Be Used At 2B, SS & 3B

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Best Infield Gloves For Softball

Best Pro Model Softball Infield Glove

Wilson A2000 KS7 Kelsey Stewart 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove (WBW10043512)

Wilson A2000 SnakeSkin KS7 Spin Control Kelsey Stewart 12

There is no player or influencer within fastpitch softball (and maybe even baseball) that has more glove swagger than Kelsey Stewart. This USA-themed A2000 just takes your breath away when you look at the combo of Red, White, and Blue. Not to mention the SnakeSkin imprint on the glove’s backing that makes the glove “pop” when you view it up close. Don’t gloss over the adaptability of the glove either. Due to the closed web and the 12-inch length, this A2000 can be used in the pitcher’s circle along with 2B, SS and 3B!

Check Out These Features:

  • SnakeSkin Imprint On Glove’s Backing
  • Can Be Used By Infielders & Pitchers
  • Displays The Quick Drawstring Wrist Closure

 

 

Best Bang For Your Buck Softball Infield Gloves

Louisville Slugger LXT 11.75" Fastpitch Softball Glove (WTLLXRF191175)

Louisville Slugger LXT 11.75

Don’t break the bank with your next fastpitch glove purchase. Louisville Slugger gloves can field a softball well and be bought below a $200-price point! The 11.75” length can handle nearly any infield position (2B, SS & 3B) and the break-in period should be fairly quick with this grey and gold glove.

Cool Features Include:

  • 11.75 Inch Length
  • H-Web
  • Bruise Guard Pad To Protect Your Palm

 

 

Shoeless Joe Shoeless Jane 11.75" Fastpitch Softball Glove (1175FPHW)

Shoeless Joe Shoeless Jane 11.75

At JustGloves, we strive to ensure that we get gloves to customers on time, every time just as we promise. Our Glove Experts feel like Shoeless Joe is following the same mantra with how they produce their Shoeless Jane gloves for fastpitch softball. Every time that you order one of these gloves you will know that a retro-looking glove will be arriving and that it will be able to break in quickly. Even more important, this glove will be able to remain with you for a long time. Don’t take our word for it though…

“Perfect glove for the smaller hand player. Almost broken-in when it was received.” - BO3124

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Rawlings Liberty Advanced 11.75" Fastpitch Softball Glove (RLA715-2WB)

Rawlings Liberty Advanced 11.75

Using a Liberty Advanced Fastpitch glove is almost the same as using a Rawlings Heart of the Hide Fastpitch glove. These glove comes soft as only 35% of the break-in will be left to the player. And when you get a Rawlings glove, you just know that their glove craftsmen are holding themselves to the highest standard. This Liberty Advanced is going to be able to pick softballs at 2B, SS and 3B for many seasons!

Top Features: 

  • 11.75” Length
  • Only 35% Of Break-In Is Left To The Player
  • Poron XRD Palm Pad For Protection

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Marucci Palmetto Series 11.75" Fastpitch Softball Glove (MFGPLM1175FP)

Rawlings Liberty Advanced 11.75

Most softball or baseball fans will first think of bats when they hear the name “Marucci”. However, gloves should come to mind as well. This Palmetto will come with some butter-soft leather that should get into game-reafdy shape before you know it. And it is going to have that I-Web that fastpitch players really enjoy using on the infield. Plus, 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

 

 

Best Youth Softball Infield Glove

Wilson A500 Siren 12" Youth Fastpitch Softball Glove (WBW10042012)

Wilson A500 Siren 12 Inch Fastpitch Softball Glove

Wilson has crafted this glove with a super snug fit for a young lady playing fastpitch softball. We believe that players as young as 7 could fit into this glove. In addition, the 12-inch length is going to make the glove super versatile as it can be used anywhere on the infield (plus the outfield when used by young ladies) and it should be able to handle an 11” or 12” softball with ease! Take the word of one of our customers…

“This one fits small hands and more importantly the wrist for great fit. Perfect for pre-teens.” - V. Lacy

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We appreciate you reading through our list on the best infield gloves in the year 2022. 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 experts@justgloves.com, 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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