There’s a lot going on with this glove, especially with the design. Here is everything you need to know about the colorway of the Wilson Glove of the Month April:
It came as a shock that Ramirez, the starting third basemen for the Cleveland Indians, went with a rather flashier design. As we detailed in a guest post for What Pros Wear, Ramirez had a simple all-black glove last year.
For 2017, he stepped it up with an Indians-themed glove. The palm, web, welting, and wrist are navy blue, and the binding and lacing are both red. The back of the glove is red, but made out of Wilson’s proprietary Super Skin:
Red Super Skin
(Information taken from our Colored Super Skin Fact Sheet Article)
Ever since Wilson released colored Super Skin, they have put it to good use on gloves like this one, the GOTM February, and the GOTM March. Its appeal over the typical black Super Skin is simply the flashier look.
On the more boring side, the red Super Skin is a lighter, more durable material on the back of the glove. From what we can feel and tell, the Super Skin does accomplish its main goal – to make a lighter and stronger glove.
A potential downside (depending on the player) of Red Super Skin is the feel, which certainly is a different than leather and also softer than black Super Skin. Although I do like the feel of Super Skin, some of my buddies don’t share the same views.
Ramirez chose the best Wilson third base pattern to man the hot corner – the DW5. Here’s a quick overview on it:
The David Wright pattern is the pattern of choice of Jose Ramirez and the pattern of the Wilson Glove of the Month April. It is 12″, and features the H-web/Dual post web.
The reason we say the DW5 is Wilson’s best third base pattern is because it has a good length for third, a deep pocket, and medium width that allow you to stop anything that comes your way at third. It also has a natural thumb-to-pinky close.
We recommend the Wilson Glove of the Month April for a flashier third basemen who wants a high quality glove. The Wilson Glove of the Month April combines everything you want at the hot corner – durability to last countless seasons, looks that others (and you) will love, and a perfect pattern to snatch hot shots.