The 2017 Wilson A2000 1790SS is back in a gray and black colorway. The blonde on the outgoing model (You can get it on sale for $199.99 here) is replaced with gray in the new model, and the glove is now laced in black lace. The 1790 is a 34″ pattern. The Super Skin back makes the glove lighter, but stronger and easier to break-in. The light weight is great for catchers as it allows you to frame pitches easier. The 2017 Wilson A2000 1790SS is the largest catcher’s model Wilson offers, so if a bigger catcher’s mitt is for you, this is the one to scoop it up.
The A2000 is one of the most popular glove series. The A2000 uses Pro Stock leather, which is Wilson famous due to its durability and playability. The A2000 is also known for it Dual Welting that runs up the back of the fingers, which make a curved shape and provide long-term durability. Wilsons’ patterns are known to be the best in the business, as they are designed for both the player and the Pro. Each A2000 will come about 30-40% broken in, so expect a pretty long break-in time, not a problem, as a stiffer glove means higher quality and gives you the chance to form it exactly how you want to. The only complaint buyers have with the A2000 is the lace, which may stretch more easily than other glove lace, but the lace still lasts a long time. The A2000 will cost $249.99 in 2016-2017, no increase from 2015-2016.