6 Best 2018 Fastpitch Softball Gloves

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Mar 1, 2018 3:54:04 PM

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Looking to catch a Fastpitch softball glove?

Fastpitch gloves are tailored for the female athlete and the glove's pocket is designed to catch a softball. For 2018, glove manufacturers have crafted some quality options. JustBallGloves.com has reviewed customer and player feedback to compile the six (6) best 2018 fastpitch softball gloves.

These 2018 fastpitch gloves consist of the top brands, best glove series, and position specific models for all players. Of course, if you need further help, please visit the following Fastpitch Glove resources:

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Mizuno Prospect Select 32.5" Youth Catchers Mitt (GXS102)

Preferred by many players, parents, and coaches, Mizuno youth mitts have a reliable structure and short break-in period. This Mizuno Prospect youth catchers mitt was created for passionate younger fastpitch travel ball players who are in need of a strong, durable softball mitt. The innovative Thumb Cut hinge offers an increase in flexibility so that a youth player has no issue closing the mitt, making it easier to catch. Other key features of the Mizuno Prospect youth catcher's mitt include:

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  • 32.50-inch mitt size catcher's glove.
  • ButterSoft palm liner increases durability, feel, and comfort.
  • Gender engineered to fit specifically on a female athlete's hand.
  • Full grain leather shell offers unparalleled durability.
  • Polyurethane PowerLock creates a simple, secure fit with the PU Pull Tab.
Rawlings Heart of the Hide SWAG 12" Exclusive Fastpitch Glove (PRO316SB-2SLC)

There's a reason Rawlings softball gloves are used by more professionals than any other brand in the business. This glove marries the renowned "Heart of the Hide" with the exclusive SWAG glove series. Essentially, this Rawlings glove is cut from the top 5% of the center on the steer hides Rawlings has available, but also a 40% factory break-in for the glove. Other key features of the Rawlings HoH SWAG fastpitch glove include:

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  • 12.00-inch fastpitch glove size.
  • Deer tanned cowhide plus palm lining provides added protection.
  • Recommended for infielders.
  • Soft, full-grain finger back lining delivers an exceptional feel.
  • I-Web with padded pinky and thumb loops.
Mizuno MVP Prime SE 12" Fastpitch Glove (GMVP1200PSEF6)

Since 1906, Mizuno has built trust by crafting high-quality softball gloves for players of all ages. This special edition MVP Prime fastpitch glove is the result of industry-leading innovation combined with a vibrant design. Constructed out of smooth, professional grade Bio Soft leather, this glove arrives game ready while maintaining its structure over a much longer period of time in comparison to other models. Other key features of the Mizuno MVP Prime fastpitch glove include:

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  • 12.00-inch fastpitch glove size.
  • Bio Soft leather provides a Game Ready feel with a long-lasting structure.
  • Recommended for infielders and pitchers.
  • Ultra soft palm liner offers unbeatable comfort and feel.
  • Center pocket design naturally fits under the index finger for a versatile break-in.
Marucci FP225 Series 11.5" Fastpitch Glove (MFGFP115SP)

Need a fastpitch glove to meet the rigorous demands of today's elite softball players without the worry of a lengthy break-in period? Marucci's FP225 glove has the finger back lining that delivers unbeatable comfort and control on defense while the durable U.S. tanned laces help hold this softball glove together and offers a strong yet sturdy pocket. Other key features of the Marucci FP225 fastpitch glove include:

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  • 11.50-inch fastpitch glove size.
  • Adjustable velcro strap provides a custom fit for every player.
  • Skillfully and individually handcrafted for a custom, precise fit.
  • Smaller wrist opening and tighter finger stalls for a more snug fit.
  • Recommended for infielders.
Wilson A2000 12.25" Monica Abbott Fastpitch Glove (WTA20RF18MA14GM)

Monica Abbott, one of the best Fastpitch players of all-time, uses Wilson gloves. This is her game model. From Monica Abbott endorsement to Wilson's popular A2000 brand, this fastpitch glove is perfect. Unmatched in its feel and performance, this A2000 glove breaks in perfectly and ensures your hand stays cool and dry even during the summer's hottest days. Other key features of the Wilson A2000 Monica Abbott fastpitch glove include:

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  • 12.25-inch fastpitch glove size.
  • 2-piece closed web with a conventional open back.
  • Pro Stock leather provides rugged durability with an unbeatable feel.
  • Recommended for pitchers.
  • SuperSkin helps lighten the glove, repel moisture, and is 2x stronger than traditional leather.
Mizuno Pro Select 11.75" Fastpitch Glove (GPSF1175)

Are you seeing a pattern? Mizuno fastpitch gloves have transformed the game. Inside of this Pro Select glove is the steer soft elite palm liner combined with a padded thumb slot to deliver exceptional comfort, added protection, and a more secure fit that conforms to each individuals' hand. Other key features of the Mizuno Pro Select fastpitch glove include:

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  • 11.75-inch fastpitch glove size.
  • Deep III web with a conventional open back.
  • Hand based patterns set your pocket under the web to provide a perfect break-in.
  • Infielder glove with a softball specific pattern.
  • Padded thumb slot provides additional protection and a more secure fit.

What best fastpitch softball gloves are you looking at for 2018? Let us know in the comments.

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