Calling all outfielders!
Are you on the hunt for a new baseball or softball glove? While the standard size glove for adult outfielders is anywhere between 12 1/4 - 12 3/4 inches, the type of web you should use is debatable. Have you ever wondered, "What type of glove web is best for outfielders?" JustBallGloves.com explains the different outfield glove webs and what might work for you.
Before we get started, the recommended glove webs for outfielders are based on customer feedback, professional use, and design features. But, it is ultimately a personal preference so make sure to choose the type of web that is best for you or your player.
While this is specific to Rawlings outfield gloves, it applies to all outfielder gloves. To summarize, an H-web and a Trap-Eze web (also known as a six finger web) are the two best webs for outfielders. These two popular web types are broken down for you below:
With two vertical posts and one horizontal post, it's obvious as to why these webs are referred to as an H-web. The reason behind this design is to create openings in the web that offer more visibility when catching pop flys. Popular brands that create gloves with an H-web include:
The term trap-eze is exclusive to Rawlings gloves. Other glove manufacturers use the six finger term. Essentially, the two are the same. Trap-Eze (aka six finger) webs form a solid pocket that, once broken in, are deeper than average to avoid dropping fly balls. Ichiro Suzuki, one of Major League Baseball's most accoladed outfielders, used what is now called the "Ichiro web," which is a six finger web in disguise. Popular brands that create gloves with a six finger web include:
- All-Star Six Finger Web Gloves
- Nokona Six Finger Web Gloves
- Shoeless Joe Six Finger Web Gloves
- Rawlings Trap-Eze Web Gloves
In short, it's best to have a deep pocket that offers extra visibility whenever you're playing in the outfield. Both the H-web and the six finger web accomplish this with ease. What do you think? Do you play in the outfield? What type of web do you prefer?
Please let us know in the comments section below and tell us why you think it's the best choice for outfielders. Or, if you have any baseball glove or softball glove related questions, our Glove Experts are available via telephone at 866-321-4568, email at email@example.com, or you can click here to live chat. Don't forget, we'll be here for you from click to catch!