New from Wilson for 2017! What a wonderful glove with perennial excellence! The 2017 Wilson A2000 Series is more than just a new year. Wilson has improved on the design while continuing to offer the quality and craftsmanship that one has come to know and expect from the A2000. Since its introduction in 1957, the Wilson A2000 has set the standard for premium ball gloves. With over 55 years of game changing performance, the A2000 only continues to get better and is still one of the most popular glove choices among baseball's top athletes. Wilson has spent decades working with MLB players to refine the A2000 baseball glove so that it outperforms and outlasts all others. The A2000 is made from American Pro Stock Steerhide Leather that is hand selected for its rugged durability. Inside the glove, there is an extremely comfortable Dri-Lex Wrist Lining. Dri-Lex Technology is an ultra-breathable material that transfers moisture away from the skin, keeping your hand cool and dry. Each A2000 model also features the patented Dual-Welting that creates a pre-curved finger design to help maintain the most stable and durable pocket possible. Unmatched in their feel and performance, all A2000 patterns are endlessly field tested and constantly improved by hundreds of professionals and top amateur players that choose only Wilson Ball Gloves. The result is a glove that breaks in perfectly for hardworking players everywhere. Wilson: Choose Your Glove!
This 2017 Wilson A2000 Catcher's Mitt: A20RB17PUDGE features a 32.50 inch pattern, a half moon web, and is the most popular MLB catcher's mitt pattern and is the game day design of 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Ivan " Pudge " Rodriguez. If you consider yourself an adult or elite player, order this Wilson A2000 catcher's mitt today with free shipping and a 100 Day Money-Back Guarantee right here at JustBallGloves.com! We're here for you from Click to Catch!
My son is 13 years old and 5'4" and 115 lbs. Is this a good fit? Also, is the older model available to save a little?
For a 13 year old catcher we would recommend getting a catcher's mitt that is 32.00-32.50 inches. The 2017 Wilson A2000 32.5" Catcher's Mitt: A20RB17PUDGE would be a great option to consider as it is a 32.50 inch pattern. As for the 2016 model, we no longer have this catcher's mitt in stock.
My son is 13, 5'0" 120 lbs men's hands, been using the Mizuno Samurai 33 inch last 2 years. Looking for an upgrade, I was concerned about going down to the 32.5, would the A2K 33.5 be a better option?
It really just comes down to personal preference. I do not think that you would notice a very big difference between he 33" Samurai that he has been using and the 2017 Wilson A2000 32.5" Catcher's Mitt (A20RB17PUDGE) personally after having just looked at both gloves. I did not notice a difference trying them both on.
I'm a pretty big catcher, like 6 foot 4. I was wondering, should I get and use this glove, or go up in size?
The size of a catcher's mitt is more about personal preference than size of the player, as the wrist opening and finger stalls should all be nearly the same in size for any adult mitt. Smaller gloves allow for easier transfer out of the glove, while larger gloves make catching the ball easier and possibly easier framing.
I am a juco catcher and currently I use a Louisville slugger Omaha catchers mitt and it's getting beat up pretty fast. Would this glove be able to better handle 85 to 90 mph pitching?
Yes, the 2017 Wilson A2000 32.5" Catcher's Mitt (A20RB17PUDGE) would be able to handle 85-90 MPH pitching, it is an extremely high quality glove.
Would this be the best option for my 5'2" 125 lb 13 y/o? I know personal preference comes into play, but I am trying to find a high quality glove that he will like and give it to him as a gift.
The 2017 Wilson A2000 32.5" Catcher's Mitt: A20RB17PUDGE is a high quality mitt and would be a great option for your 13 year old player.
How long does it take to break in?
It is hard to say how long it may take someone to break in the 2017 Wilson A2000 32.5" Catcher's Mitt: A20RB17PUDGE. A rough estimate, assuming the mitt is being worked on each day, would be 1 month. Could be less or it could be more; it all depends on how much the mitt is being used and what an individual player feels with regards to when a mitt is game ready.
My son is 12 and catches some portion of 50 to 70 games per year. More inexpensive gloves have resulted in thumb injuries. We are looking to upgrade to a higher quality glove to handle higher velocity. He"s a smaller kid less than 90 lbs., would this glove be a good fit?
Yes, the A2000 line utilizes some of the highest quality leather in the sport. This 2017 Wilson A2000 32.5" Catcher's Mitt: A20RB17PUDGE would be a great option. Like I said, the Pro Stock Leather will be longer lasting and should provide premium performance for your player.
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A true American icon in the world of sports equipment. This Chicago-based manufacturer of quality gloves began in 1913 as Ashland Manufacturing, which was as a subsidiary of the Wilson & Co. meat company. At one point, the enterprise became known as the Thomas E. Wilson Co., taking the name of an early chief executive. In 1931, the name was changed to Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Wilson makes a variety of baseball gloves for several different positions. They are best known for models that include A2K and A2000, as well as custom gloves. Players such as Clayton Kershaw and Miguel Cabrera have sported Wilson baseball gloves.
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2017 Wilson A2000 32.5" Catcher's Mitt: A20RB17PUDGE
JustBallGloves.com Glove Care Kit
There are hundreds of ways to break-in a ball glove, but how many are actually done the right way. A poorly broke-in glove can negatively impact an athlete's performance. The Glove Care Kit is designed to help you break-in your new glove the correct way and help maintain your glove from season to season. This package provides everything you will need to get the glove game ready in the shortest amount of time. What makes this package unique is the one-of-a-kind wooden break-in mallet with baseball bat handle. The mallets design creates maximum comfort while you to speed up the break-in time and form a correct pocket. Also featured is a black, 210 denier polyester sport pack for carrying or storing your glove and cleats, and an oversized shaping ball and two oversized shaping bands to help form the shape of the pocket. You will also receive glove oil of your choice and an applicator sponge that is specifically made for applying oils to leather. To help you break-in your glove we have included a brochure with steps, tips, pictures, and detailed descriptions to make this process as easy as possible. Now you can also follow along online with our Glove Care Video which goes into even more detail on how to break-in your glove. This is a unique package that cannot be found anywhere else.
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Oversized Shaping Ball
Two Applicator Sponges
Two Oversized Shaping Bands
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Pro Soft Glove Conditioner
(1) - First remove any existing dirt by wiping the glove with a clean, dry cloth. (2) - When clean, rub a small amount of conditioner into the leather with hands or clean cloth. (3) - Work it into the web, palm, laces, inside of the glove, & any other area that has become dry or is starting to crack. (4) - When finished, place your glove in a warm, dry area (70 - 90 F) & allow the leather to absorb the conditioner for 24 hrs. (5) - Re-treat your glove when you notice the leather is starting to dry out. Prior to the off-season, apply a light coat of conditioner to keep the leather from becoming brittle.
Note: Excessive glove conditioner/oil can damage or shorten the life of a new glove. Use it sparingly.
Conditioner - Easier to Apply Compared to Liquefied Oils
Ideal for Break-In
Improves the Water Resistance of the Leather
Protects and Preserves Your Glove
Softens Leather for a Better Feel
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Lifts Embedded Dirt From the Leather
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EvoShield Catchers Thumb Guard
EvoShield is an industry leader in baseball and softball protective gear. For those of you who lead your team from behind home plate, the EvoShield catcher's thumb guard is a necessity. As the captain on the field, you can not risk missing any time with an injury, especially to your thumb. These baseball and softball thumb guards help deter both bone bruises and the terrible Gameskeeper's thumb injury. With Gel-To-Shell technology, complete comfort, flexibility, and a personalized fit are just moments away. A comfortable, customized fit is guaranteed and these catcher's thumb guards have no issue fitting in all types of mitts. Let the EvoShield thumb guard keep you in the game and pick one up today right here at JustBats.com!
Helps Disperse Impact & Protects Better Than Traditional Foam Or Plastic