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The Evolution of Marcus Stromans’ Gloves

Marcus Stroman is no stranger to showing off his gear. On his Twitter, @mstrooo6, he shows off pretty much every piece of gear he has, including gloves. I am sure glad he does. Therefore, I thought it would be cool to compile all of Marcus Stromans’ Gloves from his Twitter page into one post.

About Stroman’s Gear Affiliation

Stroman uses Nike equipment head to toe. Although we specialize in gloves, we have noticed that he wears a lot of Nike gear on and off the field, wears custom Nike cleats, and has a bunch of other Nike gear. He is not afraid to put a ton of personal style into the his stuff, and is known for his flashy equipment, from blue gloves to colorful cleats and so on.

Discussion about His Gloves in General

Stroman’s allegiance to Nike obviously means he uses Nike gloves. He gets the pro treatment with customization, using many different colors (mostly blue, though), and he gets to customize Nike’s Diamond Elite Pro line, which has not been available to the public in a few years.

It is certainly an interesting decision to stick with Nike’s Diamond Elite Pro. Although the “DEP” has been considered Nike’s best line ever by many people, Nike has almost fully switched over to a new line, the Sha-do Elite J, which Stroman did try but did not end up sticking with. Both have Kip leather, But the Diamond Elite must have felt better to Stroman. Then again, gloves are all about feel in my opinion.

As you will see, Stroman loves the modified trapeze web. It is a great pitching web, but Stroman has to be one of the notable pitchers to solely use the modified trapeze web. Nike’s DEP wide mod trap looks sick in my opinion.

You will see “HDMH” embroidered on a lot of Marcus Stromans’ Gloves. HDMH means “Height Doesn’t Measure Heart,” and at 5″8″, Stroman is not very tall (comparing him to most MLB players), but is still able to light up the radar gun and just pitch with everything he has. He has adopted it as his motto, and has even started his own clothing line surrounding it. Check out his clothing line here and his side of the story on HDMH here.

Overview

We will go over every glove Stroman has used during his career. At the beginning of his career, he posted a picture of the gloves that he would end up using during his career. Take a look:

Marcus Stromans' Gloves

He used another glove during his career as well:

Marcus Stromans' Gloves

He obviously has some flair, but he also likes to mix it up. Ultimately, flair won out in the end, and you will see why in a moment.

In the Minors

Stroman used four gloves in the minors, the three from the picture above and one that we will get to later in this section. Stroman actually snapped a picture a few years when he was still in the minors:

Marcus Stromans' Gloves

He has some heat, and I think you guys will come to appreciate his gloves even more after some better pictures.

Here is a picture of Stroman using the all-black model:

Marcus Stromans' Gloves

Source: Milb.com

This model is sick. It is clean, and I think it was really cool of Stroman to put a suede back on this glove as well. I am wondering whether teammate and best friend Aaron Sanchez got the idea of a suede back from Stroman or Stroman got it from Sanchez.

Let’s take a look at his blonde one next:

Marcus Stromans' Gloves

Source: Milb.com

Blonde looks amazing on most gloves, and I think it does on Stroman’s Nike as well. The blue laces add some flash, and I am all for it. This is probably my favorite of Marcus Stromans’ Gloves.

On to a model in the first picture we showed, but not the second picture. Check it out:

Marcus Stromans' Gloves

Source: Milb.com

This black model was a sick model in black and blue. It also has a mesh back. This glove is not in Stroman’s possession anymore, instead it is in the possession of @supremegloves.

Stroman used one final glove in the minors in games, and he actually showed us a few pictures of it:

Marcus Stromans' Gloves

This model is absolutely fire. This is the Sha-do line that we mentioned above. It looks like Stroman tried out the Sha-do line, but he must not have not liked it enough to make it his gamer in the MLB.

In the MLB

Stroman has been up and down in the MLB, looking dominant some starts and then not looking too good in others. However, his glove game has stayed constant, as he has used the same blue glove his whole MLB career:

Marcus Stromans' Gloves

Like I said earlier, Marcus Stroman is no stranger to flair. His all-blue DEP has been on his hand his whole MLB career, and it has held up well. No color has faded and the glove does not look like it has pancaked. Obviously, Nike is making a superbly high quality product for Stroman.

Final Thoughts

My thoughts on Marcus Stromans’ Gloves is that he has some serious style. He was able to take the Blue Jays’ colors and put them on a glove and make them look amazing. I also applaud Nike for making such good-looking and high quality gloves for him. Now I think it is time for Nike to allow us to customize gloves, am I right?

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