The Best Shortstop Gloves for the 2019 Season, Ranked

Despite the fact that the spring season is quickly approaching, there’s still time to get a new glove for the upcoming season and even enough to also break it in.

And as a shortstop, you have a lot of options to choose from. Almost too many. But since you can’t own ever shortstop glove, we tested a bunch of shortstop gloves and found the five best for 2019:

5. Wilson A2000 1787

Many pro players have thrived at shortstop with the 1787 in the past, including Carlos Correa and Dansby Swanson.

And the reasoning is simple: the 1787’s 11.75” length and medium depth pocket are perfect for taller shortstops still looking to make the quick plays shortstops need to make.

So if you’re a bit taller and looking for the best of both worlds at short, pick up the Wilson A2000 1787 here.

4. 44 Pro Gloves Signature Series 574 Pattern in 11.5”

44 Pro Gloves has come a long way in the past few years in terms of quality and customization, almost to a point where they are unbeatable at their price point, even by the best companies.

Their custom gloves are $185, and creating one in their 574 pattern with an 11.5” length will make a glove with the perfect pocket for shortstop.

So if you’re looking for custom high quality shortstop glove, you simply can’t go wrong with a 44 Pro for $185. Customize one here.

3. Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSFL12

The PROSFL12 is the same exact glove that has won Francisco Lindor both a Gold Glove and Platinum Glove Award, and it can certainly help you dominate shortstop, too.

It’s an 11.75” glove with a medium depth pocket, and like the 1787, perfect for taller shortstops. It doesn’t hurt that it looks sick, too, despite the rather simple black leather and red laces design.

It’s ranked better than the 1787, however, becase Pro Preferred leather beats A2000 leather all day, and the PROSFL12 pattern is a bit better for shortstop. Get the FL12 here.

2. Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO204-2CBG

Rawlings’ highly touted 11.5” 204 pattern makes an appearance on this list at #2, as its 11.5” length and shallow pocket are perfect for manning the shortstop position.

This is the glove I’d recommend for die hard Rawlings users who play shortstop, as it’s simply the best model they have for shortstops this year. Check it out here.

1. Wilson A2000 1786

Nothing beats the Wilson A2000 1786 at the shortstop position, as everything about the 1786 is simply perfect: the pattern, pocket, fit, and even the colorway.

No shortstop can go wrong with a 1786, even if they’re shopping for their first high quality glove or their tenth. Everything about it is simply amazing in every way.

Pick up the best shortstop glove for the 2019 season here.

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  1. Will McCarroll

    May 14, 2020 — 5:10 pm

    As a shortstop do u want a deep pocket or a shallow

  2. Shallow pocket to get the ball out easier on double plays.

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