New for 2017! The Wilson A2K is the premier baseball glove from Wilson. This is the one top players turn to when they want a long lasting glove that breaks in without breaking down. These models are meticulously crafted and constructed with a focus on durability and shaping. Made up of Pro Stock Select Leather, the best ball glove leather out there, the A2K only uses the top 5% of Wilson's leather for guaranteed consistency and flawlessness. This leads to a stronger pocket and an all around higher quality baseball glove. Adding to the greatness is the fact that master technicians spend three times longer pounding and shaping the A2K by hand for a reduced break-in period. With the combination of the additional shaping and Wilson's Rolled Dual Welting, which is where thin strips of Pro Stock leather are skived thin and rolled, the A2K retains its shape much better over the long haul. Another great feature of the Wilson A2K is the Double Palm Construction. A thin strategically cut piece of leather is placed between the palm liner and outer shell, providing maximum pocket stability and shock resistance. Wilson and their glove technicians are devoted to handcrafting the hardest working gloves in the game. Time and passion are put into every single glove whether it's made for play on an MLB field or your local diamond. It's no surprise that Major League Baseball players choose to use Wilson to get them through a 162 game season. That should be all the proof you need that the Wilson A2K is created with unparalleled craftsmanship. Wilson: Leather With Major Presence!
This 2017 Wilson A2K Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM features an 11.50 inch pattern, an I-web (Wilson H-web), and is the game day model of MLB second baseman, Dustin Pedroia. With a black, gunmetal, and saddle tan colorway this glove offers a unique style. Purchase your A2K baseball glove 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!
add_circle_outlinePros: Really nice looking glove;good feel;still breaking it in as I've only had it 2 weeks;this is my 6th Wilson glove and have been satisfied with everyone; use this one to play infield and also have the Kershaw model for pitching
I'm looking at this glove versus the 2016 Wilson A1K DP15 for my son. He's 10 and plays 2nd base for a competitive travel ball team. Which glove would you recommend?
For a 10 year old player, I would probably recommend the A1K DP15 over this 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove (A2KRB17DP15GM) as the A1K is more designed for use by a 10 year old player. Both gloves feature the tighter fitting, but the A1K will feature leather that is more pliable and will be easier for the break-in compared to this A2K.
Is the backside part of the glove that is a Black Gun Metal (Grayish) color real leather? It feels like it is a different material.
Yes, it is real leather. It may feel different because the backside of the glove will be last to break-in, due to not seeing much contact with the ball.
Would this glove be good for players with smaller hands?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM would be a great option to consider for someone looking for a higher end glove with a design better suited for a smaller hand. The 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM will feature a smaller hand opening and tighter finger stalls for a more secure fit and the A2K model features the top 5% of leather that Wilson uses for its gloves as well as additional padding gives the glove a longer lifespan (will maintain its shape longer).
Would this glove be good for a 2nd basemen who is playing baseball for church league?
This 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove (A2KRB17DP15GM) will feature extremely high quality leather, an 11.5" length and also a tighter fitting for a player that likes their glove to have a snug fit. It will be a great 2B glove and if you are wanting to get one of the highest quality gloves for your player, this is definitely one to consider.
is this glove basically the wilson a2k with iist dustin pedroias name? what leather?
No, this glove is made for his specifications, such as a smaller wrist opening and finger stalls, and longer laces. It is made with Pro Stock Select Leather, the top 5% of Wilson's leather. You can find this information in the glove features.
I'm a 16 year old shortstop and 6'2''. I bought this glove and its quite snug. Will the finger slots loosen as it breaks in some?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM is a Pedroia fit which means that it is built for smaller hands with a smaller opening and tighter finger stalls. They will probably not loosen up over time.
How is the leather? Could I use it to play short stop and third base?
The leather on the 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove (A2KRB17DP15GM) is very high quality and yes you could use it to be short stop and third base.
What positions would this glove be good for?
This 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove (A2KRB17DP15GM) is recommended for second base and shortstop but it may be used by third basemen as well.
Does this glove feature the low profile heel?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM does feature the low profile heel.
Why is this glove less than a lot of the other A2Ks?
The prices are set initially by the manufacturer and then by our merchandising staff. I would imagine that the 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM has dropped in price because it is a year older and we have the ability to adjust that price now. The glove is extremely high quality and will offer you everything you can expect from an A2K glove.
Would this glove provide a good fit for a 10 1/2 year old middle infielder?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM does offer a tighter fit than a standard fit glove, so it could work well for your player at that age. Our gloves come with a 100 day trial period, so if it doesn't work for your player, we can set up a return for a full refund or exchange.
Hi my son is 10, plays center-field and short. Would this glove be a good fit for him?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM would be a good fit for the time being, as he gets older he may want to increase in the length of the glove.
What would be a good size glove for my 10 almost 11 year old who plays center and short?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM would work well for both an infielder and outfielder between the ages of 10-11 as this model features an 11.50 inch design.
I have normal sized hands could I still use this glove?
The smaller fit of the 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM will create a more snug fit for someone with normal sized hands. If the fit were to work, you would certainly have better control over the glove as a result.
My son is on the smaller size for a 12 year old. He mainly plays left field and SS. Would this glove be a good fit? If not, what do you suggest?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM should offer a great fit for a player at that age with its smaller hand opening and narrower finger stalls. The overall 11.5" size is ideal for middle infield, and will be fine for use in the outfield for a couple years.
My son has been using the A1K DP15 Pro Staff for a few years now and it has served him well. He plays 13U travel now and needs to upgrade. This is the glove he wants. How long do you think this glove will be available to the public? My hope is for it to be a 2018 Christmas present but I don't want to wait too long and it will not be available.
The 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM is a closeout model so it will remain available until all remaining stock has been sold. If you are seeking to make this a Christmas gift we would not recommend waiting too long as this glove will most likely not still be in stock come December.
Would this be to small for an adult?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM is an adult glove with tighter finger stalls and a smaller wrist opening. It is recommended for adults with small hands.
My son currently plays with the A1000 Pedroia fit. Looking to get him a nicer glove I am curious what the Pedroia fit is good for. He has skinny fingers but pretty long. Would that still be a route to go? I know the Pedroia fit is more snug but wanted to make sure it was fine on the finger length side. Thank you.
The Predroia fit on the 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM will be more snug around the wrist and will also have shortened finger stalls, similar to your current glove.
I am a 13 yr old that plays shortstop. I am looking for a glove that will last many seasons, and retain its shape over time. I would say that I have average size hands. Would you recommend the 2017 A2K DP15 or the 2018 A2K DATDUDE?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM or the Wilson A2K 11.5" Brandon Phillips Baseball Glove: WTA2KRB18DTDUDE would certainly hold up well over time with proper care. The main difference between these two gloves will be fit with the DP model have a more secure fit for a smaller hand. Depending on which one feels more comfortable will ultimately decide your purchase but based on your age the Brandon Phillips model will allow for more hand expansion as you get bigger.
Would this glove be okay to use for third base/short stop in a slowpitch league?
The 2017 Wilson A2K Dustin Pedroia 11.5" Baseball Glove: A2KRB17DP15GM would be a little small for most adult players in terms of hand fit, and is typically a little small for use at third base. However, glove size is more about the comfort of the player more than anything, so you could try this model for up to 100 days to see if it would work for you under our 100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee.
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