The first Rawlings Pro Preferred in the TT2 pattern ever, the Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSTT2-20 combines a perfect pattern (for the middle infield), a simple colorway, and the best materials to make one of the coolest gloves on the market.
This post serves as a guide to the Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSTT2-20, including a discussion on all of the aforementioned aspects that make this glove so nice.
What the TT2 Pattern is like
When new, the Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSTT2-20 will have a rather unique shape to it: super flat fingers paired with a pocket that is so shallow that you cannot even remotely squeeze the glove around the ball.
However, some catch and use will start to deepen the pocket ever so slightly until it becomes so deep that some outfield gloves are envious of the TT2’s pocket.
Nevertheless, if you want something with a deeper pocket for the middle infield, there is hardly a better option than the Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSTT2-20.
Although the colorway on the Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSTT2-20 seems simple and something many other people have already created, it is quite unique when you look closer.
As you can see, this glove has a camel leather base with dark tan lacing and red embroidery, but there is one more piece of the colorway certainly worth noting: the gray split welting.
While gray split welting is usually paired with black or tan, I have to admit that it looks good with the camel leather on the Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSTT2-20 and adds an extra cool factor to the glove.
About the Materials on the Glove
When we say that the first Pro Preferred TT2 is a big deal, we mean it because it kind of is. Typically (meaning every time prior to this), Rawlings makes the TT2 in the Heart of the Hide Horween line, just like on the most recent HOH TT2.
However, pairing the popular TT2 pattern with Pro Preferred materials makes the glove even more deadly than the already-sweet Heart of the Hide version.
With smooth, lightweight, and durable Kip leather, some of the best possible lacing on a baseball glove, and padding and inserts that hold the shape of the glove for many seasons, the Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSTT2-20 is just that much better than its Heart of the Hide counterpart.
Oh, and do not forget about another pretty big part of the glove: the Pittards’ liner, one of the best liners on any baseball glove from any company that just feels so soft and comfortable.
If you are a middle infielder (shortstop or second basemen) looking for a deeper glove that looks sweet and has top-notch durability, there are few options that are better suited to your needs than the Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSTT2-20.
Just one more note: If you really want this filthy glove, I would suggest hurrying up and getting one of the last slices of the original 36 models that were produced.