7 Best Gloves Under $100

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Jan 24, 2018 2:04:43 PM

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Quality versus affordability is a recurring debate for all consumers. Buying a baseball glove or softball glove is not immune to this.

Players and parents want a glove that won't cost too much but will also be a valuable tool on the field. At JustBallGloves.com, we offer Flash Sale Gloves, Deals of the Week, and closeout gloves every single day, but based on customer feedback these are the seven (7) gloves that are the best value for under $100.

There are some key things to keep in mind when selecting a glove, and personal preference plays a role. These are the best gloves under $100 based on player, customer, and coach feedback.

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Mizuno MVP Series Baseball Glove (GMVP1150B2)

The Mizuno MVP gloves are not difficult to break-in. That's because Mizuno added exceptionally durable lace that is usually reserved for their professional level models and the Center Pocket Design allows the most versatile and custom break-in possible. This 2016 glove can be used by adults or youth players playing the infield position and has incredible feel and protection for the hand. Other key features of the Mizuno MVP Series baseball glove include:

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  • Baseball Glove | Infield Model
  • 11.50 inch pattern
  • BioThrowback leather. Soft, pebbled leather for game-ready performance and lasting durability.
  • Center pocket design naturally centers the pocket under the index finger for the perfect break-in.
  • Ultra-soft palm liner provides a soft finish for excellent feel.
Rawlings HOH Mark Of A Pro Baseball Glove (SP204-4SHB)

Originally $200, Rawlings created the Mark of a Pro gloves from leftover Heart of the Hide soft leather that is cut from the top 5% of all Rawlings' U.S. steer hide. A padded thumb sleeve and full-grain finger back linings also combine to create one of the best feeling baseball gloves in the business. Even better? This baseball glove is game ready right out of the box. Other key features of the Rawlings HOH Mark Of A Pro baseball glove include:

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  • Baseball Glove | Infield & Pitcher Model
  • 11.50 inch pattern
  • Leather reinforced palm pad reduces shock to the hand.
  • Modified trapeze web with a conventional open back.
  • Tennessee tanned rawhide leather laces add structure, durability, and strength.
Easton Core Pro Baseball Glove (ECG1201DBT)

An adult baseball glove that, due to its tensile strength, takes a little longer to break-in than other gloves. DIAMOND Pro steer hide makes up this Easton glove, and it's tanned to be extremely soft. The professional pattern features a hand oiled leather palm liner to secure the glove to one's hand for a perfect fit every time. Other key features of the Easton Core Pro baseball glove include:

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  • Baseball Glove | Infield & Pitcher Model
  • 12.00 inch pattern
  • Rolled leather welting adds structure.
  • USA tanned professional rawhide lace with tensile strength of 100 pounds for max durability.
  • DIAMOND PRO tanned steer hide for a super soft and game ready feel.
Akadema Pro Soft Series Baseball Glove (AMV218)

One customer review of this Akadema glove insists, "You need to get this glove. Best glove in the game!" Not only is this glove under $100, but it comes with a pair of free sunglasses. Akadema focused on the quality, feel, and small details and this baseball glover perfectly encapsulate their innovative quality and professionally designed product line. Other key features of the Akadema Pro Soft baseball glove include:

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  • Baseball Glove | Infield & Pitcher Model
  • 11.50 inch pattern
  • Exceptionally light and playable right out of the box.
  • Medium-deep pocket and modified T-web glove web.
  • Constructed from select steer hide leather.
Rawlings Gamer Youth Pro Taper First Base Mitt (GFM16B)

This Rawlings mitt from 2017 is constructed with a smaller hand opening and lowered finger stalls, so it's the perfect solution for smaller hands that haven't become full grown. This youth mitt is created with a soft, full-grain leather shell that breaks in extremely quick while still maintaining quality and shape. Other key features of the Rawlings Gamer Youth Pro Taper first base mitt include:

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  • Baseball Mitt | First Base
  • 12.00 inch pattern
  • Leather reinforced palm and finger back linings for impact protection.
  • Pro Taper pattern translates to small hand opening and lower finger stalls for a youth player.
  • Pro H-Web with conventional open back.

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Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series Catcher's Mitt (900JR Youth)

Have you heard of Shoeless Joe gloves? These gloves are individually hand-cut and sewn from special aged antique tobacco leather hides and then hand-rubbed with old time ingredients to soften the leather before they go through their breaking in process that leaves the gloves with a beaten up and "Game Worn" look and feel. This 2014 catcher's mitt for the youth player looks and feels great. Other key features of the Shoeless Joe Joe Junior catcher's mitt include:

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  • Baseball Mitt | Catcher
  • 9.00 inch pattern
  • Game-worn look and feel.
  • Youth model catcher's mitt that is hand rubbed with old time ingredients to soften the leather.
  • I-Web with conventional open back.
Mizuno MVP Fastpitch Series Fastpitch Glove (GMVP1200F2)

Not all great deals are for baseball. This Mizuno glove is designed specifically for Fastpitch, and Mizuno has integrated a Double Hinge Heel at the base of the palm to create an even wider pocket that perfectly accommodates a softball's larger size. This glove isn't difficult to break-in, but the process is assisted by their Center Pocket Design that allows the most versatile and custom break-in possible. Other key features of the Mizuno MVP Fastpitch glove include:

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  • Softball Glove | Fastpitch Glove
  • 12.00 inch pattern
  • Flex bridge back with PowerLock wrist strap.
  • Ortholite Parashock Plus palm pad reduces sting and deadens ball impact.
  • Ultra-soft palm liner provides a soft finish for excellent feel.

Over 300+ gloves are less than $100 on JustBallGloves.com. Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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