We want a pitcher not a belly itcher!
We aren’t talking about infielders, outfielders, catchers or coaches, this is for the most important players on the diamond (as most pitchers would self proclaim). The most prized possession of any pitcher is their glove. Most players take it to school, sleep with it, do homework with it and even take it to church. But, what is the best glove web for a pitcher when you're on the mound? The team at JustBallGloves.com digs in and explains.
The average size of a pitcher’s glove ranges anywhere from 11.5-12.5 inches but there are many more factors to consider before buying a new glove. These include the size, leather, pocket depth and back style. But, one of the most important factors is what kind of web the glove has. Here is what we recommend at JustBallGloves.com for the type of web you should use as a pitcher.
The biggest advantage for a pitcher is the unknown. Pitchers want opposing hitters guessing more times than not on what pitch is coming at them. You do not what anyone on base or in the other team’s dugout to see what grip you are using for the next pitch through the web of your glove. This is why we suggest that pitchers have a fully closed glove web. Here are some of the advantages on why fully closed web gloves are used by some of the best pitchers in the world including Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander:
- Comfortable, relaxed feel
- Ability to conceal the ball so that it is not visible to opposing players
- Deep and durable pocket
- Set your grip without the worry of giving away your pitch
- Great flexibility for fielding
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Like the fully closed web gloves, the modified trapeze web gloves give the pitcher a substantial advantage over the hitter than one might think. Gloves with the modified trap web not only give pitcher’s a shield from the opposing team but also offer a relaxed, comfortable feel to field their position. Compared the to fully closed web gloves, the modified trap web gloves give the player a little more breath-ability but still give them a more closed than open web which some players prefer. Here is a list of some advantages for pitchers like David Price use a modified trapeze glove web:
- Gives players great flexibility for fielding their position
- Conceals the baseball from opposing batters
- Ability to set your grip without knowing what pitch is coming
- Provides breathability and comfort when adjusting the ball
- Strong laces to provide durability, strength, and structure
To recap, we believe at JustBallGloves.com that a pitcher would benefit from a fully closed or modified trapeze web gloves for the ability to conceal the ball from the opposing teams. Now it's your turn, we want to hear from you. Are you a pitcher? What kind of glove web does you currently glove have? Do you prefer a different one? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
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