This post serves as a guide for everything you need to know about the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12-6TI, from how the pattern works for third base to all of the way to the player’s glove this is modeled after.
The PRO12 Pattern
Despite the differences in numbering, the PRO12 pattern of the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12-6TI is the synonymous with the PRO206 pattern.
Therefore, the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12-6TI features a 12” length, H-web, and a natural thumb-to-pinky squeeze. Because of these specifications and the fact that this model has a deep pocket, the pattern best works at third base.
The Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12-6TI is made out of a leather color that is one of the most underrated, underused colors that any company offers – timberglase.
Just like another underused counterpart, Wilson’s orange tan, timberglase is one of the most beautiful colors its respective company makes. This is especially true now, as timberglase is now a darker shade of brown that, in my opinion, looks even better than the former, lighter timberglase color.
When considering all of the materials on the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12-6TI, you know to expect many years of heavy use before it starts breaking down.
From the firm, smooth Steerhide leather to the top-notch lacing, the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12-6TI has the type of durability you want and expect out of a glove at this price.
It even gets better than the typical durability you can expect out a Heart of the Hide model – many of the people who bought this have reported that it feels better and sturdier than other Heart of the Hide models.
It is the Nolan Arenado Game Day Model
If you read a prior article in which we detailed Nolan Arenado’s glove, you should already be somewhat familiar with the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12-6TI.
If you did not read that article, here you go – the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12-6TI is the Nolan Arenado, a third baseman for the Colorado Rockies and four-time Gold Glove winner, model, featuring everything that Arenado’s glove offers besides the embroidery and gold labels.
Based on all of the above information, we recommend the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12-6TI for any third basemen, as it is perfect for the hot corner – durable, awesome-looking, and has a pattern that just works for third.