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What Gloves Do Pros Use?

What Gloves Do Pros Use?


According to, the top glove brand worn by MLB players is Rawlings. Wilson is also popular among pros.

As most ballplayers know, your baseball glove is a cherished part of your game. The right glove makes a difference. looks at six (6) popular players and the what gloves they use.

Following are game-day baseball gloves used by some of the most popular Major League Baseball players.

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Bryce Harper Rawlings Heart of the Hide Baseball Glove

Rawlings Gloves | Outfielders Gloves | Uses Rawlings bats

All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper has collected a number of accolades during his career, including being a part of Rawlings Advisory Staff. This means he weighs in on how a number of Rawlings gloves are designed. As you can imagine, Harper played a huge role in crafting this glove. Key features of Bryce Harper's game-day model glove include:

Bryce Harper Baseball Glove

  • 13.00 inch glove size.
  • Deer tanned cowhide plus palm lining provides exceptional protection.
  • Heart of the Hide traditional leather shell is cut from top 5% of Rawlings' Hides.
  • Plus, full-grain finger back lining provides an unbeatable feel and fit.
  • Recommended for outfielders.
Jose Altuve Wilson A2000 Baseball Glove

Wilson Gloves | Second Basemen Gloves | Uses Victus bats

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve's defensive game keeps getting better, and so does his gamer. This Wilson A2000 has more of an adult fitting when compared to the fitting of the popular Dustin Pedroia A2000 glove. This glove utilizes meticulous craftsmanship with hand-picked pro stock leather for exceptional feel. Key features of Jose Altuve's game-day model glove include:

Jose Altuve Baseball Glove

  • 11.50 inch glove size.
  • Dri-Lex wrist lining provides ultra-breathable, moisture wicking material.
  • Pro Stock leather provides rugged durability and an unbeatable feel.
  • Gap welting creates a durable pocket and long-lasting break-in.
  • Recommended for infielders.
Javier Baez SSK Youth Baseball Glove

SSK Gloves | Infielders Gloves | Uses SSK bats

Widely considered one of the best defenders in the game, Javier Baez employs the services of SSK. This storied Japanese glove maker combines professional-grade steer hide leather with game-ready feel. Baez's gloves have a limited edition design and a multi-colored pattern. Key features of Javy Baez's game-day model glove include:

Javier Baez Baseball Glove

  • 11.50 inch glove size.
  • This is the youth size modeled after Baez's Opening Day glove.
  • Game ready feel with minimal break-in period.
  • Patented dimple sensor technology creates perfect palm and enhances conformation.
  • Recommended for infielders.
Mike Trout Rawlings Pro Preferred Baseball Glove

Rawlings Gloves | Outfielders Gloves | Uses Old Hickory bats

Combining classic color combination with a professionally inspired design, Mike Trout's Rawlings glove is extremely high-end. The Pro Preferred baseball glove has a long-lasting, full-grain kip leather, and it continuously breaks in to form a perfect pocket based on Trout's preference. Key features of Mike Trout's game-day model glove include:

Mike Trout Baseball Glove

  • 12.75 inch glove size.
  • Full-grain kip leather provides long-lasting structure.
  • Pittards sheepskin palm lining adds superior comfort.
  • Tennessee Tanning Company rawhide laces add strength & structure.
  • Recommended for outfielders.
Mookie Betts Wilson A2K SuperSkin Baseball Glove

Wilson Gloves | Outfielders Gloves | Uses Axe bats

Like Altuve, Betts works exclusively with Wilson's glove guru to ensure the perfect glove. This high-end Wilson A2K SuperSkin glove has 3x more master craftsman shaping that reduces the break-in time. This glove has a double-palm construction which places a thinly cut piece of leather between the palm liner and the outer shell for maximum pocket stability. Key features of the Mookie Bett's game-day model glove include:

Mookie Betts Baseball Glove

  • 12.75 inch glove size.
  • Quicker break-in compared to an all-leather A2K.
  • SuperSkin helps lighten the glove, repel moisture, and is 2x stronger than traditional leather.
  • Rolled dual welting creates a perfect pocket with long-lasting shape.
  • Recommended for outfielders. 
Manny Machado Rawlings Heart of the Hide Baseball Glove

Rawlings Gloves | Third Base Gloves | Uses Rawlings bats

Gold Glove winners prefer Rawlings' Heart of the Hide series, including Manny Machado. This glove is laced together by the Tennessee Tanning rawhide that results in unparalleled durability and strength. This glove is often considered The Finest In The Field thanks to its use by elite defenders. Key features of the Manny Machado game-day model glove include:

Manny Machado Baseball Glove

  • 11.75 inch glove size.
  • Deer tanned cowhide plus palm lining provides added protection.
  • Heart of the Hide traditional leather shell is cut from the top 5% of Rawlings' hides.
  • Padded thumb sleeve.
  • Soft full-grain finger back lining provides a comfortable feel.

Like you, professionals try new gloves all the time, but most players have their favorite brands. What's your favorite player's glove choice? Let us know in the comments.

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