Category: Best Gloves for 2019

The Best Outfield Gloves for the 2019 Season, Ranked

Although opening day is quickly approaching, there is still plenty of time to both buy and break-in a new mitt for the outfield. Even if that glove is a high quality mitt that you can’t squeeze right away.

And choosing the right one is of utmost importance, as there are too many options to choose from. But we tested a bunch of outfield gloves and compiled the best ones for the 2019 season:

3. Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSMT27

Not many people are fans of the trapeze web. The narrow yet deep pocket this web creates is certainly not for everyone, and the odd close of the pattern is difficult to maneuver without practice.

But if you’re a fan of the trapeze web, there’s no better option than the PROSMT27. At 12.75″, it has both the length and the depth needed to track down fly balls in the outfield.

We wouldn’t recommend this to outfielders who’ve never used a trapeze web glove before, but if you’re a trapeze web fan or just want to try something different in the outfield, this glove is for you.

2. Wilson A2000 1799

Wilson offers a lot of options for outfielders, but none are better than the 1799. At 12.75″, its pattern has the necessary width and depth to play the outfield at a high level.

If you’re a strict Wilson user, this is the glove you should get for the outfield for 2019 and beyond. It’s not only the best Wilson offers, but one of the best outfield gloves on the entire market.

1. Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS3039-6CC

The best outfield glove for the 2019 season is the
Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS3039-6CC, a 12.75″ glove in Rawlings’ famous 303 pattern.

It’s #1 because everything about it is perfect for the outfield: the deep pocket, the optimal pocket width, and the perfectly contoured fingers. And the materials on this glove are top-notch, too.

If you’re looking to make 2019 your best season in the outfield yet, definitely pick up the PRO3039-6CC in enough time to break it in for the beginning of your season.

Are you a outfielder and need more help finding your perfect glove? Hit us up at info@ballglovesonline.com and we’ll personally help you find your next mitt.

The Best Catcher Gloves for the 2019 Season, Ranked

As the 2019 season accelerates upon us, the time to upgrade your catcher’s mitt is quickly ending. But even though game action starts soon, there’s still enough time to buy and break-in a new mitt.

And while we are no experts on catcher’s gloves (we’re infielders after all), we talked to a large group of catchers and compiled a ranking of the best catcher gloves for the 2019 season:

5. Mizuno Pro GMP200

The Mizuno Pro may be the best glove quality-wise on this list, but what keeps it in fifth place is its exorbitant price. This mitt costs a hefty $600, which is $200 more than any other mitt on this list.

While the materials on this glove are truly amazing and the glove comes with a slew of unrivaled features, spending that much on a mitt is unfathomable to some.

But if you’re willing to drop a pretty penny on the last catcher’s glove you’ll ever need to buy, the GMP200 33.5″ is certainly the glove you want to be using behind the dish.

4. Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSCM33B

The PROSCM33B is Rawlings’ best offering behind the dish, as its 33″ pattern and Pro Preferred materials are perfect for backstops looking for a top-notch catcher’s glove.

And while there’s nothing fancy about this mitt, it’s easily the best option for catchers who are diehard Rawlings users. And while, like every Pro Preferred, it’s a bit pricey, it’s worth every penny.

3. Wilson A2000 1790

The 1790 is a favorite of many of the catchers we talked to due to its ample length (34″) and sizable pocket. And the fact that it’s held up well for them doesn’t hurt its placement, either.

The 1790 is a pretty standard catcher’s mitt, but that’s certainly not a bad thing. It is one of the best gloves for catchers looking for a bigger glove for behind the dish in the upcoming season.

2. Wilson A2000 M2

At first glance, the M2 seems like a typical catcher’s glove. But when you dig a bit deeper, this 33.5″ mitt is actually one of the coolest mitts for behind the plate for the 2019 season.

The reasoning for this is simple: The M2 comes with a built-in leather thumb guard, which perfectly compliments the awesome M2 and the lightweight Super Skin back.

This thumb guard takes away the majority of the sting without the uncomfortable feeling of most third party thumb protectors, making a glove that is perfect behind the dish on multiple levels.

1. All Star CM3000SBT (33.5″)

All Star CM3000SBT

The CM3000 was the most popular glove of catchers we talked to, largely due to its combination of an excellent pattern, comfortable lining, high quality materials, and top notch performance.

If you’re looking for the best catcher’s mitt on the market, the All Star CM3000 is it. And whether you want a huge mitt (35″), an average sized one (33.5″), or a small one (32″), All Star has a CM3000 for you.

The Best Second Base Gloves for the 2019 Season, Ranked

Even as the outdoor beginning of the season quickly approaches for many players, there’s still time to both buy and break-in a new glove for the 2019 season.

And while there’s a ton of options for second basemen, some are clearly better than others. We tested a bunch of second base gloves and found the top five for the 2019 season.

5. Wilson A2000 1788

At 11.25″, the 1788 is Wilson’s smallest glove offered. And if you’re a second basemen who likes a smaller glove with a super shallow pocket, the 1788 is the perfect glove for you.

Just know that some models will run a little small and feel tiny on your hand – but the benefit of having a super shallow pocket to make quick transfers at second.

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

We’ve recommended it for both shortstops and third basemen, and again for second basemen. The reasoning is simple: it’s hard to beat the value that is offered by 44’s custom model.

For $185, you get a fully customized glove in an 11.5″ pattern that is perfect for second base. So, if you’re a player who likes a flashy mitt at second, this affordable yet high quality option is for you.

3. Wilson A2000 1787

The 1787 is an 11.75″ glove with a medium depth pocket, and is the perfect glove for second basemen that like a longer glove without giving up the ability to make quick transfers.

The 1787 is also perfect for second basemen who play other positions as well, as the 1787 also works well at shortstop, third base, or even the outfield in a pinch.

2. Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS204-2RTB

Rawlings’ 11.5″ 204 pattern is perfect for the middle infield in that it comes with a shallow pocket and comes with a shape that is perfect for manning second base.

So, if you’re a die hard Rawlings user, we’d definitely recommend you pick up the PROS204-2RTB as your next second base glove. It’s certainly the best option they offer for two baggers.

1. Wilson A2000 1786

We’ve tried a bunch of gloves at second base and none have come close to the Wilson A2000 1786. With an 11.5″ pattern that feels amazing and plays even better, it’s perfect for second base.

So, if you’re in the market for a high quality second base glove, definitely start with the 1786 and I swear you’ll never want to try another glove again.

The Best Third Base Gloves for the 2019 Season, Ranked

Even though the spring season is fast approaching for the majority of us, there is still a bit of time to pick up a new one and even break it in if your old glove may not make it through next season.

And as a third basemen, you are blessed with plenty of options. But some are certainly better than others, and we tested a bunch of them and found the best third base gloves for 2019:

5. 44 PRO GLOVES SIGNATURE SERIES 574 PATTERN IN 12″ with H-web

44 has spent the past few years making their $185 custom glove even better, and right now their gloves are simply unbeatable at their price point. Top companies simply can’t compete at this price.

So, if you’re a third basemen who wants a custom glove but not the high price tag, we’d recommend getting a 44 Pro Gloves in their new 574 pattern in a 12″ length with an H-web.

This will make you a glove with the perfect length for third base, the optimal pocket, and that even comes in the exact colorway you want and with your name on it. Start customizing now.

4. Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSNP5-2C

rawlings pro preferred prosnp5-2c

The NP5 pattern has been the choice of some of the top third basemen of the generation, as Gold Glovers Adrian Beltre and Manny Machado used an NP5 at the hot corner.

And with an 11.75″ length and I-web, this pattern is certainly perfect for third base. But, beware: this pocket is not rounded and deeper like other models, instead it is more flat and shallow.

So if you’re looking to dominate the hot corner like Manny Machado did and Adrian Beltre did prior to Machado, pick up the PROSNP5-2C and get one of the best 3B gloves on the market.

3. Wilson A2K 1721

2018 Wilson A2K 1721

The DW5 replacement, the Wilson A2K 1721 is a 12″ Third Basemen’s glove with an H-web. And while it differs from the DW5, its pattern is still as funky as the former David Wright game model.

This is not to say the glove is bad, in fact quite the opposite. It’s pocket is simply made for third basemen, and with its aforementioned specifications, it’s an awesome mitt for third.

2. Wilson A2000 1787

While the 1721 occupies the third spot, its slightly shorter brother occupies the second spot. This glove is the Wilson A2000 1787, an 11.75″ mitt with an I-web and medium depth pocket.

Though it’s shorter than the 1721, 1787 makes up for it with the perfect pocket for third base and an easier pattern to break in. And, in reality, 11.75″ is more than enough to defend at a high level.

1. Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO206-6JTB

The number one third base glove for the 2019 season is the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO206-6JTB, and, honestly, nothing compares to this glove for the hot corner.

Its 12″ length is perfect for third base, and its deep pocket is perfect for scooping up grounders at third. And while other patterns on this list are great, the 206 pattern is unmatched at third base.

So, if you’re looking for the perfect mitt for the hot corner for the 2019 season, definitely pick up the PRO206-6JTB. You certainly not regret and may even have your best season in the field.

Are you a third basemen and need more help finding your perfect glove? Hit us up at info@ballglovesonline.com and we’ll personally help you find your next mitt.

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.

Are you a shortstop and need more help finding your perfect glove? Hit us up at info@ballglovesonline.com and we’ll personally help you find your next mitt.