What Pros Wear: WPW Baseball Holiday Wish List 2022

For the baseball player, its going to be hard to beat these gifts this holiday season.

Under Armour Men’s Harper 7 USA Turf Baseball Shoes

One of the first turfs in a while that you could wear anywhere, even off-field, and still have the nicest shoes there.

Nike Men’s Force Zoom Trout 8 Elite Metal Baseball Cleats

The Porsche 911 of baseball cleats, in my opinion, and much less bulky looking than past Trouts. More along the lines of the classic Trout 1, and I like that.

Nike Kids’ Future Field Baseball Turf Cleats

If Bo Jackson was 9 years old today, he’d be wearing these.

Rawlings 11.75” HOH R2G Series Glove 2022

Doesn’t get much prettier than this wingtip with gold & red trim, and it’ll look great in Christmas pics.

Rawlings 11.5” HOH R2G Series Glove

The claw design of the PRO31 pattern just looks like it makes plays. I can’t help but love these infield gloves and its such a simple, yet still swaggy design.

Rawlings 11.75” HOH R2G Limited Edition Series Glove 2022

The Marcus Stroman closed back with the James Kaprelian web — absolutely killer combo from the Rawlings/Dick’s Glove of the Month series. This is a glove you buy a pitcher that he can wear for the rest of his life.

Wilson 11.25” PF88 Pedroia Fit A2000 SuperSkin Series Glove 2023

For small hands with big 6-4-3 energy.

Rawlings 11.5” HOH R2G Series Glove 2022

Another PRO31, but even more wavy.

Mizuno 12.75” Prime Elite Series Glove

According to our “Best Outfield Gloves for Every Budget” post, “The Prime Elite is a steerhide model that feels smooth and provides good durability for the price.”

Akadema 23″ Mascot Glove

Here’s a guaranteed way to get on TV at a ballgame.

Rawlings 11.5” REV1X Series Glove 2023

Rawlings sneakily dropped a new REV1X on Dick’s, and that its a more subdued colorway is key for those focused on its performance benefits. Check out our video feature on the REV1X’s inception.

All-Star 33.5” Pro Elite Series Catcher’s Mitt

Tell me you’re legit behind the dish without telling me you’re legit behind the dish.

Rawlings Horween

Cal Ripken / A-Rod / Tulo would be proud to see you rocking one of these classics. Baseball Express is even offering the A-Rod model (RV23); Jeter’s too, but Jeter didn’t wear the Horween.

Old Hickory 28NA Bat

Nolan Arenado told me way back that his Old Hick was basically a combo of the two most balanced bat models (271 / 141), and ever since then, I’ve wanted to swing it. Old Hickory backs that up with their description at the link above.

Marucci Puck Knob Bat

This year, two of the best hitters in the game, namely the NL MVP, Paul Goldschmidt and the 2nd runner up, Nolan Arenado, started using a strange-looking bat. It has a “puck knob” which is basically an elongated knob that brings the balance point of the bat closer to the hands. In other words, a more endloaded (bigger) barrel will feel easier to swing with a puck knob.

Marucci, Goldschmidt, and Arenado developed this innovative new model during the offseason and they both switched out of longtime favorites in favor of the puck knob. With that success, expect a number of players to start turning up with these odd-looking bats, maybe even me.

Win Reality

Step in the box against real pitchers in the comfort of your living room. Who wouldn’t want to face Verlander (if there was no threat of getting drilled in the ribs)?

Custom Numbered Arm Sleeve (USE CODE blackfriday thru 11/27 for 25% off, their best discount ever)

Simply the most affordable custom swag on the market today at only $30. Jeremy Pena was wearing the white microfiber style when he hit his ALCS-winning homer, and Miggy Rojas wore them all year in a multitude of colors.

Nike Catcher’s Gear

I have to mention this release, which happens on 12/1 at Nike.com and at Dick’s on 1/1. First round will be extremely limited, and what I’m hearing is $600 (not including the mask).

Nike SHA DO Glove

On the same day (12/1) as the catcher’s gear release, so will a batch of the much sought-after Nike SHA DO gloves. I’m working on more details on that one, so follow us on IG or subscribe to our newsletter for more details in the next few days.

Lizard Skins Ultra X Bat Grip

I’m diggin’ these old-school-meets-new-school bat grips from Lizard Skins.

Bruce Bolt Adult Premium Pro Long Cuff Pair of Batting Gloves

Murder gloves.

Twin City Dugout Series Socks

Let the calves eat, but do it tastefully.

What’d I miss?

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