As long as you are comfortable using the 11.75" length at short and 2nd, then yes, this 2016 Rawlings Heart of the Hide Series (PRO205-6GBWT) will be a great glove at those positions.
Rawlings Heart of the Hide Series: PRO205-6GBWT
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- 11.75 Inch Pattern
- Break-In: 60% Factory, 40% Player
- Colorway: Black Shell / Grey Palm & Piping
- Conventional Open Back
- Deertanned Cowhide "Plus" Palm Lining
- Heart of the Hide Traditional Leather Shell
- Infield Model
- Rawlings Authentic Pro Patterns
- Rolled Leather Welting
- Soft Leather Finger Back Lining
- Thermoformed Moisture Wicking Wrist Pad
- USA Tanned Leather Lacing for Added Durability
- Wing Tip Back Design
Rawlings is a major manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, basketball, and football, as well as licensed MLB, NFL, and NCAA retail products. Rawlings is a major supplier to professional, collegiate, interscholastic and amateur organizations worldwide, including the Official Baseball Supplier to Major League Baseball and the Official Basketball and Football for NCAA Championships.The first real innovation in glove making occurred in 1912 when Rawlings Sporting Goods Company introduced the "Sure Catch" glove, which was "endorsed by leading players all o …read more
The 2016 Rawlings Heart of the Hide Series: PRO205-6GBWT is primarily a black glove with the inside being gray. This is a 11.75 inch pattern with an H-Web and would not be the best fit for a pitcher/SS since it is not a closed web. Would recommend looking into either a two-piece fully closed web or a modified trapeze web as these would allow a pitcher to hide the baseball in the glove.
I believe that the wing tip feature on the 2016 Rawlings Heart of the Hide Series (PRO205-6GBWT) is just going to be a unique design feature. As far as what functional purpose it serves you might get a more accurate information by contacting Rawlings at 1-866-678-4327.
The name "Heart of the Hide" says it all, as the leather that is used for each glove is cut from the center of the highest quality leather hides available. And for over 50 years, the Heart of the Hide series has been a staple at the highest levels in the game. Made from the top 5% of steer hides, and strengthened by the addition of pro grade leather lace, these gloves will continue to perform year after year. Designed by some of the most experienced glove technicians in the world, each pattern has been endlessly field tested and constantly improved by hundreds of professional and top amateur players - creating one of the most iconic baseball gloves in the game.
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