It’s no secret that Jose Altuve has become one of the most beloved and idolized players in all of baseball. His breakout year in 2012 was just the beginning for the young star. Altuve went on to play in (5) All-Star games after his 2012 season, he won AL Most Valuable Player in 2017, and added (4) different Silver Slugger awards to his collection.
Where Altuve really stood out was on the field. When you battle as much adversity as Jose Altuve did throughout his career, you have to be scrappy and do the little things right, every time. This was accomplished through the art of defense. The people who study Altuve and his defensive play also pay close attention to the infield model he created for the 2018 and 2019 Wilson glove line.
As previously mentioned in ‘What Gloves Do Pros Use’ we break down his gamer. This Wilson A2000 has more of an adult fit when compared to the fitting of the popular Dustin Pedroia A2000 glove. This glove utilizes meticulous craftsmanship with hand-picked pro stock leather for exceptional feel. Key features of Jose Altuve's game-day model glove include:
- 11.50 inch glove size.
- Dri-Lex wrist lining provides ultra-breathable, moisture wicking material.
- Pro Stock leather provides rugged durability and an unbeatable feel.
- Gap welting creates a durable pocket and long-lasting break-in.
- Recommended for infielders.
- On sale for $199.99 - Save 23%
The blanket around your hand is Pro Stock Select leather that is sourced from only the top five percent of Wilson's premium steer hides. Not only is it insanely comfortable, but it guarantees maximum pocket stability, a luxurious lining, and that the vibrant colors don't fade. Other key features of the 2018 Wilson A2K DATDUDE include:
- Chevron Cross Web
- Game Model of Jose Altuve
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- * Jose Altuve's Game Day Glove *
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- 11.50 Inch Pattern
- Conventional Open Back
- Dri-Lex Wrist Lining - Ultra-Breathable, Moisture Wicking Material
- Gap Welting Creates Durable Pocket & Long Lasting Break-In
- Infielder Glove
- Pro Stock Leather Provides Rugged Durability & An Unbeatable Feel
- SuperSkin: 2x Stronger Than Cowhide Leather & Half The Weight
Altuve has worked closely with Wilson's glove team -- Scott Paulson, Ryan Smith and legendary glove guru Shigeaki Aso -- before and during this season to create a glove that's just right for his game. It is 11.5 inches, a crucial extension for his 5-foot-6 frame. Do you find your game similar to Altuve’s? Then this glove is for you! Pick one up today and capitalize on free shipping and a 100 day love your glove guarantee. We’ll be here for you from click to catch!
*Please note that professionals often customize their game day gloves beyond the standard model. Don't be surprised if you see slight differences between this glove and the one that you see on Brandon Phillips' hand on national television.
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