Tag: Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa, a 6’4” shortstop that weighs in at 190 pounds, is a Wilson-sponsored player that has developed into one of the best young shortstops while using a slew of Wilson’s 11.75” patterns.

As with the majority of younger shortstops, Correa takes great pride in his designs and therefore creates some of the sickest-looking gloves to hit MLB dirt, including a unique gray/navy/orange beauty and a Puerto Rico-themed WBC glove.

Check out our articles on Carlos Correa’s gloves throughout his career below.

Carlos Correa’s Glove for 2017: Wilson A2000 with a Laced Cross Web

This post serves as a guide to the glove Carlos Correa has been using since early February – a glove that has caught our eye for a variety of reasons, but has been flying under everyone’s radar.

Correa First Used this Glove in the WBC

An earlier version of this post called this glove “Carlos Correa’s WBC Glove,” and rightly so – he had indeed used this exact same glove representing Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.

It makes sense that Correa would have used this glove in the WBC – just like other players in the tournament, Correa ordered a glove that has a design that somewhat matches his country’s colors.

Believe it or not, Correa used this exact glove throughout spring training and thus far into the regular season, all despite the fact that none of the colors on this glove match the Astros’ colors.

And there is one thing that is certain: no matter how ugly (see his 2016 glove) or how beautiful (see his 2015 glove) Correa’s glove is, he will get comfortable with whichever glove and use it throughout the end of the season.

What is the Pattern? Do not worry… We are not 100% sure either

There really is not much we actually know about the pattern on Carlos Correa’s Glove due to the fact that the pattern is different from Wilson’s norm and Wilson has released zero information on it.

Scratch that, we do know a few things: Carlos Correa’s glove is an 11.75” model (just like his gloves have been for his entire career) with a laced cross, a new option (for the pros) from Wilson that is an odd choice for Correa considering his former I-web usage.

And one more thing: we noticed a semi-common featured on Correa’s mitt that should help us figure out a little bit more about the pattern – the notch between the index and middle fingers.

On gloves like the Wilson A2K DP15, the Wilson A2K D33, and now Carlos Correa’s glove, this “notch” forms both a shallower and rounder pocket. Now I am not quite sure if Correa considered the 1787 (the pattern he formerly used) too deep, but his new glove will certainly be shallower than his old one.

Colorway

As we mentioned earlier, the colorway on Carlos Correa’s glove easily matches the colors on the Puerto Rican flag, but does not quite match the colors of Astros as well.

Ok, maybe the navy on the back and palm of his glove do indeed match one main color of the Astros, but the other colors on the glove – blonde, red, white – are not gray and orange.

Despite the fact that it is not quite an Astros-themed glove, I believe Correa did do a fantastic job on making this sneakily nice-looking glove – what are your thoughts?

Conclusion

Overall, I like the idea of this glove – a shallower pattern for shortstop and a colorway that looks nice – but that fact that this pattern is not available yet is discouraging.

Although we may be able to get this pattern with this colorway in the future (future CC1?), the only way to get a glimpse of this glove is by going to an Astros’ game or tuning into one of their games on TV.

Carlos Correa’s Adidas Glove: Adidas’ Best Glove… Ever

Adidas has just made its entrance into the glove market, but it made a major splash, intentional or not. It was so popular that it was one of our Instagram’s most liked posts.

Although Carlos Correa is sponsored by Wilson, and even has his own game model, he still was able to get an Adidas glove. All of his other gear is Adidas, so why not take free glove to take it out for a test?

Take a look:

This picture was taken at the end of the 2016 season, but it does not look like Correa even used this glove at all. The white looks brand new, and there is zero wear on the glove.

It is interesting that Correa likes the lighter colors- white and gray. His game glove is gray, his game model is gray, and his Adidas glove is white. White is not my favorite because it wears to fast, but gray looks pretty slick.

Brand new, Carlos Correa’s Adidas Glove looks phenomenal. The white leather looks very good, the blue one-piece thumb looks great with the white, and the red lacing/welting looks great on the white. The huge Adidas thumb logo looks odd (I am not used to Adidas gloves quite yet), and Puerto Rican flag looks good and is a nice tribute to Correa’s homeland.

I am guessing this is something Correa is not going to use, instead it will be something that he uses sparingly. I am guessing that he just got it to try out for fun instead of something that he was testing out to decide whether he would switch his glove contract.

Overall, the glove looks nice, but Adidas does not offer anything like it for you to buy. Since Adidas is so new to the glove game, they do not offer many models, let alone custom models like Carlos Correa’s Adidas Glove.

Carlos Correa’s Glove: Wilson A2000 1787 Glove (Not the CC1)

When tuning in to an Astros’ game this year, I was expecting Carlos Correa to use the new CC1 game model. However, I saw him using a completely different glove. Here is a picture of what I saw during the game:

As you can see, it is a lot different. There is the same base gray leather that the CC1 has, as well as the navy palm and welting, but Correa put brick red as the lacing instead of orange. I prefer the orange lacing and logos vs. the brick red lacing and Wilson yellow logos. I think most of us can say the orange is better than this.

Just like the CC1, Correa uses an 11.75″ model. He seems to love the bigger size, probably because it gives his big frame enough reach on some of the crazy plays he makes.

Carlos Correa's Glove: Wilson A2000 1787 Glove (Not the CC1)

Carlos Correa’s Glove is available through the custom builder here. You can shop the nicer CC1 game model here. I am not sure if you would rather spend $350 on a custom that looks like this, but maybe you might be up to it.

Wilson did in fact release Correa’s glove from last year as a stock glove. They expected him to use that one, but while breaking in his new models, he feel in love with his old gamer. He used it the rest of the year, but I do not expect him to be using this again next year.

Get the stock CC1 that I was talking about here.