When it comes to the top quality leather gloves for baseball and softball, players and coaches agree that Wilson A2000s stand atop the list. Each glove is constructed from the finest materials in the game to give players the confidence to attack every hot shot ground ball or screaming line drive. Beyond the performance, A2000s offer players an incredibly durable glove that looks like it belongs on a big league diamond. We can’t stress it enough, Wilson A2000s are among the most popular gloves in the world.
Which makes this part even more exciting…
The new Wilson A2000s for 2023 are now available at JustGloves! But wait, before you go running off to pick out your favorite new glove, take a few minutes to enjoy our breakdown of the 2023 Wilson A2000 lineup. In this breakdown, we will discuss what you can expect to see on all of these new gloves, some of Wilson’s latest glove innovations, and a couple of Expert picks from the 2023 release. We hope you enjoy it.
The A2000 Mainstays
The 2023 A2000s have the glove community buzzing with excitement and a lot of that stems from the confidence that players will have in the builds of these gloves. Wilson has been doing a handful of things the same way on their A2000s for many seasons and this has helped create the consistency that people expect when they purchase an A2000 glove. The below features will be found on every single A2000...
Pro Stock Leather
If you have owned an A2000 in the past, you know the leather quality is second to none. Built from world-class Pro Stock leather, A2000s will outlast lesser gloves. Get one of these models and enjoy the full benefits of the rugged leather build that is supported by the professional-grade leather laces that help hold the Pro Stock material together.
The Dual Welting of the A2000s is integrated into the glove’s backing and the inner finger stalls of the glove. The Rolled Dual Welting on the back of the glove helps the glove maintain its structure over time and the Dual Welting on the inner finger stalls helps create a shape that better fits the fingers of a human (i.e. it is more comfortable).
Dri Lex Wrist Lining
For many years, Wilson has been crafting their A2000s with a unique wrist backing liner. This piece of the glove touches the back of a player's hand and wrist while it is in the glove and the material creates a soft and foam like feel on the back of the hand. This wrist lining will also help wick away moisture from a player's hand and keep things as dry as possible while in the glove.
Recent A2000 Innovations
Within the last five or so years, Wilson has started incorporating some new features into their baseball and fastpitch A2000 gloves. It is exciting to know that such an established company like Wilson is still willing to experiement and add new things to this illustrious line of gloves. Check out some of the new stuff below...
Pro Lux Inner Hand Lining
Treat your hand to one of the most comfortable gloves on the market. The Pro Lux Inner Hand Lining will be the leather material that your palm rests on while it is in the glove. And nearly all A2000s showcase this rich and soft feeling liner that will mold to your hand over time. The more you use your A2000, the more comfortable it will become for your individual hand due to the Pro Lux Liner.
Flat Finger Binding
Most of these gloves are designed with a flatter binding construction to allow players to easily wear with their index finger outside of the glove. By sewing a seam through the binding that goes around the glove's backing, that binding becomes flatter and a player can comfortably wear their index finger out. Deciding whether to wear the index finger on the back of the glove is purely personal preference, but many player's today prefer to wear their glove in this manner.
Within the past couple of years, Wilson has begun to incorporate Spin Control Technology into the palms (and even some of the backings) of select Wilson A2000s. This technology consists in the form of hundreds of dimples on the leather of the glove. When the dimples are placed within the palm of the glove and a catch is being made, the dimples exert more friction on a baseball or softball (up to 5% more friction) and make it less likely for the ball to come loose from the grip of the glove.
2023 Expert Picks
Finally, there have been a few baseball and fastpitch models released this fall that have really caught the eyes of some of our Glove Experts. Check those ones out below...
Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 1785 11.75" Baseball Glove: WBW1009711175
This 11.75 inch glove is going to be a must have for baseball players on the left side of the infield. Short stops and Third Basemen can get away with the extra length that this 11.75 inch model offers and trust us...they'll want to use it. Wilson has decked this glove out with their SuperSkin material on the backing. This material makes the glove lightweight, moisture repellant and stronger than a regular leather backed glove. Plus, it'll look incredible too. If you want to perform on the infield and increase your swagger at the same time, then get this Wilson A2000 1785 model!
Wilson A2000 SuperSkin OT7 Spin Control 12.75" Baseball Glove: WBW1009871275
You will turn the outfield into a NO FLY zone when you throw on this A2000 outfield glove. The 12.75 inch length gives it the potential to nab anything that flies your way. Plus, the overall design just screams outfield. The six finger web makes the glove look extra lengthy and Wilson has even added special welting to the "sixth" finger of the glove to allow it trap baseballs within the glove better. And like the earlier mentioned model, this one also has SuperSkin which will make it look gorgeous out there in the big green ocean (a.k.a. the outfield).
Wilson A2000 SuperSkin H12 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove: WBW10099212
You're probably noticing a trend here...we love SuperSkin. This fastpitch model of A2000 will also feature SuperSkin just like our first two Expert picks. The 12 inch length of this glove will make it an excellent infield model for a fastpitch player as it can shine at Second Base, Short Stop or Third Base. Plus, the I-Web gives it an irresistable look that both softball and baseball players have really come to love over the years.
We hope that we've got you educated and excited for the new 2023 Wilson A2000 launch. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Glove Experts by calling at 866-321-4568, emailing via firstname.lastname@example.org or by live chatting right here! Always remember that JustGloves is here from Click to Catch!