In 2016, Max Scherzer went back-and-forth with his gloves. At the beginning of the year, he used a Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12DHJB, switched over to a Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS206-12B by mid season, and ended the year with the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12DHJB that he started the year with. While the model numbers might give you a good idea of Max Scherzer’s Gloves, let me show you the exact looks of the gloves:
Beginning and End of the Year: Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12DHJB
To start of the year, Scherzer used the model he has been using for a few seasons now: the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12DHJB. It is 12″ and has Scherzers favorite web, the Dual Hinge, and is complete with hand sewn welting and a finger hood:
The simplicity of the model is what Scherzer likes. He likes it so much that he ended up finishing the year with this glove, despite another glove getting sandwiched in between the use of Scherzer’s PRO12DHJB (more on that in a sec).
The closest alternative to the first of Max Scherzer’s Gloves is the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12DHJB, a model with the same web and size, but without the finger hood and hand sewn welting. Plus, it has a huge discount on it as we speak.
Middle of the Season: Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS206-12B
The second of Max Scherzer’s gloves is a Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS206-12B, a model with the same specs as his first glove, but in a Pro Preferred and with some more pop:
With a little more Nationals flare with the red stitching and red hand sewn welting, Max Scherzer’s Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS206-12B is certainly the flashier glove of the two. Whether it was too much pop of Scherzer wasn’t a fan of the Pro Preferred, he ditched this model in favor of his old model by the end of the year. Maybe he should have realized that he threw a NO HITTER with the glove and should have kept using it.
Max Scherzer’s second glove is available exactly as you see it above as the stock Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS206-12B. It comes with all of the goodies, including the red hand sewn welting and the finger hood, and is one of the best looking pitcher’s glove on the market. It’s not too flashy, but has enough pop to show you have some style.
Your Favorite of Max Scherzer’s Gloves?
My favorite is the PROS206-12B, which one if your favorite?