After flaunting a neat navy blue and orange Wilson A2000 1716T on his social media in Spring training, Jose Altuve turned away from that mitt and decided to use a different glove with the following features:
- 11.5″ 1786 Pattern: Altuve uses the most popular pattern among MLB Second Basemen, the 11.5″ 1786 Pattern with an I-web, shallow pocket, and bowled shape.
- Black, Blonde, and Orange Colorway: Jose Altuve’s Glove features a sweet black, blonde, and orange colorway that looks similar (but not exactly like) Dee Gordon’s Glove. Take a closer look.
- Super Skin back: The black back of this mitt is a synthetic material, called Super Skin, which lightens the weight of the mitt while extending its durability.
- It is actually Marwin Gonzalez’ Glove: I was surprised to find out the glove Altuve used throughout the majority of the 2017 season belongs to Marwin Gonzalez, per the orange thumb embroidery.
Why it Matters: With Jose Altuve hitting above .500 at this point in the postseason, it is easy to overlook the fact that Altuve has been stellar in the field, as well, with the awesome mitt featured in this article:
— Houston Astros (@astros) October 14, 2017
The Design of Jose Altuve’s Glove for 2017
If you are interested in purchasing a replica of Jose Altuve’s Glove for 2017, this link will take you to an exact copy of Altuve’s model on the Wilson custom builder.
Featured Image Credits go to Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America.