The Best Gloves for Each Position

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Jul 24, 2020 4:17:05 PM

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There is no stronger bond than that of a player and their glove. Although a bond between a player and their bat is a close second...

As we’re in the middle of the 2020 season, we wanted to provide you with some helpful insight for the best glove options available for each position on the diamond. Our team at JustGloves realizes how difficult it can be to find the right baseball glove, so we've compiled this list from our experience and direct customer feedback.

These baseball gloves and softball gloves have been hand-selected from the top brands in the game, and specifically chosen to fit the needs of each position. Whether you are a young middle infielder or a seasoned outfielder, we’re going to try to find you the best fit. Here are our top recommendations for the best gloves at each position.

 

Best Gloves for Pitchers

Whether you are a baseball pitcher or a softball pitcher, here are the top-reviewed gloves available at JustGloves.

  • Closed webbing conceals pitch selection
  • Comfort design for ease of movement
  • Medium-sized to adequately field the position

 

Baseball Recommendations

Shoeless Joe Professional Series Baseball Glove (1200VL)

Wilson A2000 Series Clayton Kershaw Game Model (A20RB15CK22GM)

Rawlings Gold Glove 11.75" Baseball Glove (RGG205-9MO)

 

Softball Recommendations

Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove (WTA20RF19P12)

Shoeless Joe Shoeless Jane Fastpitch Series (1200FPBW)

Mizuno MVP Prime 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove (GMVP1200PF3W)

 

Best Gloves for Catchers

For all the baseball catchers and softball catchers, be sure to check out the following top gloves to protect the plate.

  • Strong, durable web to handle high velocities
  • Premium leather construction
  • Additional padding for maximum hand protection

 

Baseball Recommendations

Akadema Pro Soft Series (APP240) Catcher's Mitt

All Star Pro Elite Series Baseball Catcher's Mitt (CM3000SBT)

Wilson A2000 33" Catcher's Mitt (WTA20RB19CM33)

 

Softball Recommendations

Nokona Buckaroo Fastpitch Series (BKF-3250) Catcher's Mitt

Rawlings Liberty Advanced 33" Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt (RLACM33RG)

Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 34" Fastpitch Softball Catcher's Mitt (WTA20RF19CM34SS)

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Best Gloves for First Basemen

Looking for a baseball mitt or softball mitt for your first baseman? Here are the top-reviewed gloves available at JustGloves. Learn more about first baseman’s mitts here.

  • Deep web for top ball control
  • Scooping-friendly, continuous round edge
  • Large overall construction

 

Baseball Recommendations

Mizuno Franchise 12.5" First Base Mitt (GXF90B3)

Rawlings Renegade 12.5" First Base Mitt (RFBMB)

Nokona X2 Elite 13" First Base Mitt (X2-N70)

 

Softball Recommendations

Rawlings Heart of the Hide 13" Fastpitch First Base Mitt (PROFM19SB-17BW)

Marucci Palmetto Series 13.00" Fastpitch First Base Mitt (MFGPL3FP)

Easton Ghost 13" Fastpitch First Base Mitt (GH31FP)

 

Best Gloves for Second Basemen

No matter how you cut it, your glove is your biggest ally when taking on the keystone position. These are the best second baseman baseball gloves and the top second baseman softball gloves in the game.

  • Smaller, lighter gloves for better control
  • Shallow pockets create quick transfers
  • Consistent leather performance

 

Baseball Recommendations

Rawlings HOH Mark of a Pro 11.5" Baseball Glove (SP204-6BUW)

Wilson A2000 Pedroia Fit 11.50" Baseball Glove (WTA20RB19DP15)

Mizuno Prospect 11" Youth Baseball Glove (GPSL1100)

 

Softball Recommendations

Wilson A2000 12" Sierra Romero Fastpitch Softball Glove (WTA20RF20SR32GM)

Mizuno MVP Prime 11.5" Fastpitch Softball Glove (GMVP1150PF3W)

Akadema Fastpitch Softball Glove (AJB74)

 

Best Gloves for Shortstops

For any baseball shortstop or softball shortstop, we’ve got you covered with the top-reviewed gloves available at JustGloves.

  • Smaller, lighter gloves for better control
  • Shallow pockets create quick transfers
  • Slightly larger than 2B gloves

 

Baseball Recommendations

Wilson A2000 11.75" Baseball Glove (WTA20RB191787)

Rawlings Pro Preferred 11.5" Baseball Glove (PROS204-6BC)

Mizuno Pro Select 12" Baseball Glove (GPS1BK-100DT)

 

Softball Recommendations

Mizuno Classic Pro Soft 12.00" Fastpitch Softball Glove (GCF1200F3)

Shoeless Joe Shoeless Jane Fastpitch Series (1175FPHW)

Wilson A1000 12.5" Fstpitch Softball Glove (WTA10RF19V125)


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Best Gloves for Third Basemen

Take on the “hot corner” with confidence when you shop for one of the top-reviewed third baseman baseball gloves and softball gloves in the game.

  • Medium-sized gloves
  • Durable pockets to handle hard-hit balls
  • Shallow pockets create quick transfers

 

Baseball Recommendations

Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12" Baseball Glove (PRO206-9T)

Wilson A2K 12" Baseball Glove (WTA2KRB201721)

Nokona Walnut Series Baseball Glove (W-1200)

 

Softball Recommendations

Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove (WTA20RF19P12)

Nokona Walnut 12.5" Fastpitch Softball Glove (W-V1250C)

Easton Professional Collection 11.75" Fastpitch Softball Glove (PC1175FP)

 

Best Gloves for Outfielders

Chase down fly balls with the highest-reviewed baseball outfield gloves and softball outfield gloves available now at JustGloves.

  • Deep pocket creates optimal ball control
  • Large size allows for more range
  • Varied web types

 

Baseball Recommendations

Nokona Alpha Select Plus Series Baseball Glove (S-7T)

Adidas EQT Series Baseball Glove (EQT1250MT)

Marucci Pro Founders' Series (M13FG1275H)

Wilson A2K 12.75" Baseball Glove (WTA2KRB181799)

SSK Black Line 12.75" Dimple Baseball Glove (S19DH2401)

Rawlings R9 Series 12" Youth Baseball Glove (R9YPT6-6B)

 

Softball Recommendations

Mizuno Classic Pro Soft 13.00" Fastpitch Softball Glove (GCF1300F3)

Marucci Magnolia Series 13.00" Fastpitch Softball Glove (MG1300FP)

Rawlings Liberty Advanced 13" Fastpitch Softball Glove (RLA130-6W)

Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 12.5" Fastpitch Softball Glove (WTA20RF19V125SS)

Nokona X2 Buckaroo Series Fastpitch Glove (X2-V1300)

Miken Super Soft Series 13" Softball Glove (MFG5)

 

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Topics: Gloves, Youth Gloves, Baseball Gloves, Softball Gloves