The 5 Best 2019 Catcher's Mitts

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Jul 22, 2019 3:37:04 PM
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It takes a different breed of player to squat down behind the plate, pitch-after-pitch, game-after-game, year-after-year. Protected by armor akin to that of a combat soldier, knowing that cuts and bruises are imminent every single game. On top of that, they have to call and game and keep the runners in check, too. That’s why getting their mitt selection right is extremely important.

Let us do the work for you. Check out JustBallGloves.com’s review of the best five (5) catchers mitts in 2019, as selected by players, coaches, and parents.

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Rawlings R9 Series 32" Youth Catcher's Mitt: R9YPTCM32B

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We’ve broken down some of the main reasons R9 models are a great option before, but now we get a chance to look at their catcher’s specific model. The mitt will provide a smaller fit for a younger player to control easily. It arrives with an 80% factory break-in for a nearly game-ready feel out of the box. Every finger is supported by padded fingerback lining to ensure the best protection possible behind the dish. More notable features include:

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  • 1-Piece Solid Web
  • 32.00 Inch Pattern
  • Reinforced Palm Pad
  • Shell: Soft, Durable Leather

Rawlings Heart of the Hide 32.5" Salvador Perez Catcher's Mitt: PROSP13C

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Sported by the 5-time Gold Glove Winner himself, this is the same model used by Royals’ catcher Salvador Perez. Surprisingly small given Perez’ stature, this 32.5” glove affords incredible control without sacrificing any durability. Made from premium Heart of the Hide leather, these gloves are built to last season-after-season. They also come standard with an adjustable wrist strap to create the perfect fit for any player. There’s little doubt why this is a top-five (5) catchers mitt. Additional features include:

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  • Break-In: 60% Player, 40% Factory
  • Colorway: Camel | Blue
  • Conventional Open Back With Finger Hood
  • Deertanned Cowhide Plus Palm Lining Provides Added Protection

Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 33.5" Catcher's Mitt: WTA20RB19M1SS

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Featuring a 33.5” mitt size, the Wilson A2000 SuperSkin Catcher’s Mitt has the perfect pocket and long-lasting structure. This comes as a direct result of the dual-welting construction made famous by Wilson’s A2000 models. Furthermore, the SuperSkin technology is in place to create a lightweight, water-resistant, easier to break-in catcher’s mitt. If you are interested in learning all about the technology, be sure to check out our in-depth breakdown of Wilson’s SuperSkin history. More features on this glove include:

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  • Dri-Lex Wrist Lining Offers Ultra-Breathable, Moisture Wicking Material
  • Pro Stock Leather Provides Rugged Durability With An Unbeatable Feel
  • Colorway: Black & White SuperSkin
  • Dri-Lex Wrist Lining Offers Ultra-Breathable, Moisture Wicking Material
All Star Pro Series: CM3100BT Catcher's Mitt

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The largest glove on the list is this All Star 35” Catcher’s Mitt. All Star is a brand that has built its reputation as a premium glove manufacturer from producing elite catcher’s mitts over the past decade. This CM3100BT is no exception. Equipped with a padded wrist guard and pre-oiled treatment, it is not only protective but durable as well. Also, the Flex-Action Crease develops a wider heel channel to make it easier to close from pitch-to-pitch. Other key features include:

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  • Japanese Tanned U.S. Steerhide
  • Open Back with Index Finger Hood and Adjustable Velcro Wrist Strap
  • Extended Pocket with Profiled Toe Makes Scooping Easier
  • Heavy Duty Rawhide Laces

Nokona Walnut 32.5" Fastpitch Softball Catcher's Mitt: W-V3250C

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Now it would not be a top list of catcher’s mitts unless we had at least one mention for the fastpitch players out there. This Nokona mitt is handcrafted in the USA and made for serious players. Loaded with Walnut Crunch Leather, it is a consistent, durable, and game-ready glove built to take on all the rigors that come with the position. Couple in the intentionally deep pocket and it very well may be the best fastpitch softball catcher’s mitt available. More features include:

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  • 32.50 Inch Pattern
  • Adjustable Velcro Wrist Strap For A Personalized Fit
  • Fully Closed Web
  • Single Finger Closed Back

Now we want to know what you think. What is your favorite catcher’s mitt for 2019? Let us know in the comments below!

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