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2020 Wilson A2K Infield Gloves

The release of the 2020 Wilson Glove Line means a whole host of fresh A2K models would hit the market, and just like in past years, the Infield models are sweet. Here is our guide to the Wilson A2K Infield Gloves:

1786

The 1786 is an 11.5″ mitt with an I-web and shallow pocket. It’s our favorite middle infield glove for 2020 and is simply an amazing mitt to use at shortstop and/or second base. Get it here.

1786SS

The 1786SS is the Superskin version of the aforementioned 1786, with the same 11.5″ length with an I-web and shallow pocket. However, it’s bit lighter, which is perfect for middle infielders looking for an easier glove to handle. Buy it here.

1787

The 2020 Wilson A2K 1787 is an 11.75″ mitt that is built for shortstop and third base. It’s listed as one of our favorite gloves for the left side of the infield, as it medium depth pocket is perfect for snagging grounders at short and third. Get it here.

1787SS

The 1787SS is the Superskin, lighter-in-weight version of the above 1787. If you’re a third basemen or shortstop looking for a lighter glove, the 1787SS is the perfect model for you. Buy it here.

MC26

The Matt Chapman game model is simply a customized version of the above 1787 models. If you want a bit of a flashier glove (in orange tan and kelly green) for third or short, the MC26 is the best A2K infield model for you. Get it here.

1721

The 1721 is a 12″ third basemen’s mitt with an H-web, and is Wilson’s best traditional third base mitt. With a deep pocket built for the hot corner, it will snag those hot shots at third. Buy it here.

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A Complete Guide to the 2020 Wilson A2K Gloves

Wilson usually drops their new glove line in August, but for some reason, they just couldn’t wait to release the 2020 A2K models. And that’s certainly good news for us, as these models are straight heat.

Take a peek at the 2020 Wilson A2K Models:

Wilson A2K 1786 and 1786SS

There are two A2K iterations of the best middle infield mitt in the 2020 glove line, with one model having an all-leather construction and the other having a lightweight Superskin back (learn more).

So whether you like the feel of Superskin or not, there’s an 11.5-inch 2020 Wilson A2K 1786 model to help you dominate the middle infield.

Wilson A2K 1787 and 1787SS

Just like the 1786, there are two 11.75-inch A2K 1787 models available in the 2020 glove line. And, again, there is one all-leather model and one Superskin model.

The 1787 model is perfect for the left side of the infield, so whether you like Superskin or not, there’s a 1787 model to lock down the hot corner and shortstop.

Wilson A2K 1721

Wilson’s replacement for the DW5 is back for the 2020 glove line in a fresh new colorway. With a 12″ length, H-web, and deep pocket, this glove is built for stopping hot shots to third base.

Wilson A2K 2820SS

The sole A2K first base mitt in the 2020 glove line is the 12.25″ 2820SS. While it’s a rather straightforward mitt, it’s an excellent choice to man first base.

Wilson A2K B2 and D33

The B2 (left) and the D33 (right) are the two 2020 A2K pitching models, with the B2 as a 12″ two-piece web mitt and the D33 as an 11.75″ modified trapeze loop mitt.

While their differences are rather complex, they can be broken down into this: the B2 has a really simple pattern and close while the D33 has a funky (yet still functional) pattern and close.

Wilson A2K 1799 and 1775

The 1799 (left) and 1775 (right) comprise the 2020 A2K outfield class, with the 1799 as a 12.75″ H-web mitt and the 1775 as a 12.75″ single post web glove.

The 1799 is a pretty straightforward outfield mitt (and is ranked very well because of this), while the 1775 is a lengthier and narrower model that comes with a comparatively shallow pocket.

Wilson A2K M1

The sole 2020 A2K catcher’s mitt is the 33.5″ M1, which is a pretty basic model for behind the dish yet still a highly performing one at that.

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Signs you need (and don’t Need) a New Baseball Glove

Reasons you probably need a new glove:

  • The form is super floppy and simply doesn’t hold anymore. Whether your perfect break-in is gone of your glove feels like a pancake, the form going is the first sign the glove is on its last legs.
  • There is a ripping or cracking: Whether it is in the palm of the back of the mitt, ripping and cracking are signs of severe deterioration of the leather. Of course, this is a telling sign the glove is done.
  • It starts to feel very heavy when you use it: A build-up or tons of grime and dirt in the glove causes it to feel very heavy. This not only makes the performance of the glove worse, but depletes the quality of the leather, as well.
  • The padding feels nonexistent: The felt padding thinning out is a key sign the glove is fully worn out. You’ll feel unusually strong pain after catches in the palm and pocket, which are both bad signs.

Signs you don’t need a new glove:

  • You want a glove for a secondary position: Unless you play the secondary position as much as your main position, there’s little reason to buy a second glove (unless it’s a catcher’s mitt or 1B mitt).
  • You just want a new glove: Unless you can buy 10 of them, don’t buy a new glove just because you want a new one. You’re better off saving your money for more necessary future expenses.
  • Your glove is old but isn’t worn out: Some gloves will hold their form for longer than others, and just because your glove is old does not mean you need a new one. Older gloves are typically better built, somehow, anyway.
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The Best Ambidextrous Mitts for Those Who Throw with Both Hands

Being able to throw with both arms is a unique trait, and one that should be celebrated for its intricacy and elongated learning curve. However, if you are one of the few people who is considered ambidextrous, there are few baseball gloves to accommodate your skill.

In this article we will break down the best ambidextrous baseball gloves to ensure that you are properly equipped on the mound to protect yourself and be able to utilize your skill on the bump.

  1. Rawlings XLE 12″ Ambidextrous Glove: The best combination of affordable price, quality, and break-in time in this category. Gamer XLE models are good enough for this unique situation, cost $150, and have minimal break-in time. Purchase one here.
  2. 44 Pro Gloves Ambidextrous Mitt: The only customizable mitt, and the one with the best materials. Will come stiff and is a bit more expensive than the alternatives ($230), but the quality and uniqueness are unmatched in this segment. Here’s a video on it and you can start customizing here.
  3. Akadema ABX 00 Ambidextrous Mitt: A 12″ mitt that comes broken-in from unboxing. The materials are not the highest quality, but it’s a good option for ambidextrous pitchers who don’t want to spend time breaking in a glove. Here’s a 360 of the glove, and you can buy it here.
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