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Have you ever went on Rawlings's website and been completely baffled by the sheer amount of middle infield gloves they sell? The amount of models they sell is truly ridiculous, but this post should easily help you find the perfect Rawlings mitt for second base.
Heart of the Hide PRO314-2BC
A Brief Overview of the PROS314-2BC
In addition to its 11.5 inch length and I-web, the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO314-2BC has a few unique and noteworthy bonus features:
- Clawed, Dual Welted Back: a new feature from Rawlings, this welting style makes a shallower, rounder, and wider pocket.
- Narrow Fit: another new feature from Wilson, narrow fit emulates Wilson's Pedroia Fit with its tighter wrist and finger stalls.
All in all, the PRO314-2BC is a perfect model for those middle infielders with smaller hands that still want a top notch glove.
Pro Preferred PROS2172-2MO
A Brief Overview of the PROS2172-2MO
The shortest model on this list, the 11.25" Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS2172-2MO is the best model if you are looking for something that:
- Plays much like my favorite middle infield pattern, the Wilson 1786.
- Has a shorter length and therefore a shallower pocket.
Few 11.25" gloves can compete with the PROS2172-2MO's stunning mocha and camel colorway and its top-tier material quality. The price tag on this bad boy is $359.99.
Pro Preferred PRO204-6BC
a Brief Overview of the PROS204-6BC
The Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS204-6BC is an 11.5 inch/H-web model, making it perfect for middle infielders looking for a deeper pocket than what the I-web models have.
In addition, the PROS204-6BC comes in a gorgeous black and camel colorway and features the Pro Preferred's top notch materials. The retail price on this model is $359.99.
Heart of the Hide PRONP4-2BC
A Brief Overview of the PRONP4-2BC
The Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRONP4-2BC is yet another 11.5 inch model with an I-web, but lays both flatter and shallower than the other 11.5" mitts on this list. Therefore, purchase it if you want a glove that plays shallow and will stay shallow.
Also, the PRONP4-2BC comes in a classy camel and black colorway and has the Heart of the Hide's signature durable materials. The cost of this glove is $249.99.
Heart of the Hide PRO200-2
A Brief Overview of the PRO200-2
The Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO200-2 is the best Rawlings Second Base Glove, and here is why: the 11.5" PRO200 pattern is simply the best pattern Rawlings makes for the middle infield. In addition to a shallow and round pocket, the 200 pattern comes with an unrivaled squared-off heel design that makes for a perfect break-in.
In like manner, the PRO200-2 comes with Rawlings' durable and good-looking tan Steerhide leather (it is not Horween, however) and is priced at $249.99.