Category: Mizuno

Corey Kluber’s Glove: Mizuno Pro Limited in Navy

Before we jump into Corey Kluber’s Glove, let me tell you that Corey Kluber is one of the filthiest pitchers on the planet. Just look at this:

His curveball is straight dirty. Nobody wants to face that. He’s a Cy Young winner, and is currently tearing it up in the postseason.

Enough about his pitching, let’s start on his glove. Here’s a pic of Kluber with his glove and his battery mate, Yan Gomes:

Corey Kluber's Glove: Mizuno Global Elite GGE11NY

He uses a Mizuno Pro Limited in a Navy Color. It is 12″, has a basket web (or Tartan web, what Mizuno calls a basket web), and is all-navy. Pretty much the perfect pitcher’s pattern. Here is a better look at his glove:

Mizuno Global Elite GGE11NY

The creamish logos look great on the navy color. The navy color perfectly matches the Indians’ colors, navy and red. Kluber used to have a navy glove with red logos, but now he has a navy glove with cream logos. Here’s a palm picture of his current glove:

Mizuno Global Elite GGE11NY

To sum things up, Corey Kluber’s Glove is a navy blue and cream Mizuno Pro Limited. Mizuno doesn’t offer a Pro Limited in Navy, but a Global Elite model (steerhide, comparable to an A2000) is available in this exact colorway.

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Andrelton Simmons’ Gloves: Mizuno Pro Limited, Wilson A2000

Today, we are looking at Andrelton Simmons’ Gloves. You know that he uses Mizuno, but this year I found Simmons using a Wilson A2000 as well. Here are the two gloves Andrelton Simmons used in 2016:

Andrelton Simmons' Gloves

Now, let’s go over each of these gloves in a little more detail:

Game Glove: Mizuno Pro Limited GMP400AX

Simmons’ game glove is a tan Mizuno Pro Limited with an Axiom cut wrist. According to our shortstop’s study, Simmons was one of four shortstops to use Mizuno gloves.

Andrelton Simmons' Gloves

His Mizuno model is sweet – 11.5″, tan colorway, with an I-web. However, there is not an 11.5″ axiom cut wrist available, instead there is only an 11.5″ Mizuno Pro Limited with a standard wrist.

Glove of Unknown Status: Wilson A2000 1786

Andrelton Simmons used this glove, a custom Wilson A2000 1786, for only one game. Whether he borrowed it or this is Andrelton Simmon’s backup glove, this glove is sweet, but I am not sure what Simmons has it for. Here is the design:

Andrelton Simmons' Gloves

The Wilson builder does not show gunmetal gray very well, but the back is gunmetal gray. The gunmetal with red and black is fire and unique.

My thinking is that this was just a one day gamer. Maybe Simmons forgot his game glove and could not run back and get it. Either way, he DID use a Wilson, and as you can see, there is pictorial evidence.

Other Thoughts: Gloves Simmons Had and Did Not Use

I found it funny that Mizuno posted this picture on their Instagram during spring training:

Andrelton Simmons' Mizuno Pro Limited Gloves

…but Simmons used neither of these gloves. Although the tan one is close to his game glove, the wrist is a bit different. That navy model is beautiful, but was never used by Simmons.

I cannot wait to see what Simmons has cooking up for next year.