When you hear Baseball, the first thing that comes into your mind are bats and balls. But one of the most forgotten things, that need at least as much attention are the right gloves. The fielders and catchers and their glove must become one single unit in order to perform their best on the field. And that’s why we created this list of the 5 best baseball gloves 2018.

Take your time with choosing the best baseball glove for you

As this list covers a greater variety of gloves in general, please remind yourself that there are many different, and more specific properties to a glove, than just their size, their webbing, and so on.

To learn about all these different aspects, check out my ultimate glove guide that I have written especially for that purpose.

We will cover different aspects, of gloves for fielders, and the catcher. Hence the biggest difference is between these two gloves.

When you’re in a slump, it’s almost as if you look out at the field and it’s one big glove.

– Vance Law

Simple Baseball Glove Buying Guide

Type of glove: In this article I take a look at catcher’s mitts and fielding gloves. The main difference between these gloves is their size. A catcher’s mitt ist massively bigger and wider than a basic fielding glove.

Elements of a baseball glove: There are 4 major elements that form a baseball glove. These are the webbing, the fingers, the palm area and the heel.

Important info: The pocket size increases slowly, the further away from the pitcher you are. That means that outfielders have a deeper pocket in their glove than infielders. The webbing of the gloves also changes from position to position, as each position has different requirements. Moreover gloves are available for lefties and righties of course.

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Mizuno Prospect GXC105 Youth Catcher’s Mitt

A catcher’s mitt is not only the biggest glove, as we mentioned before. But it’s also one that will never be underestimated by any means. For the catcher does play an important role, and the best catcher needs the best glove to put the cherry on the top of his game.

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Mizuno Prospect GXC105 Youth Catcher's Mitt (32.50-Inch, Right Handed Throw)

In Summary

A solid choice for any beginner.

The Mizuno Prospect GXC105 Youth Catcher’s Mitt is a perfect example for a little boy getting hung up in the baseball scene! It’s a lot easier for a young man to catch with this incredible glove, featuring Power Close which makes it easier to catch the ball, and the ParaShock palm pad which absorbs the shock after repeated uses, maxing out the comfort of one of our best baseball gloves 2018.

The Mizuno Prospect GXC105 is a very common 32,5″ catcher#s mitt for youngsters, but it comes with some extras. Namely, the V Flex Notch to help initiate easy closure, Power Close to improve the chance to catch the ball and ParaShock which we mentioned earlier, helping to increase the comfort if used quite frequently.

To sum it all up, there’s no doubt that this glove belongs in the top 5 baseball gloves 2018 as it’s the perfect option to improve your chance of getting the pitchers ball where you want it. In your gloves hot pocket.

Pros:

  • Youth transitional sized
  • V Flex Notch
  • Power Close
  • ParaShock

Cons:

  • Not suitable for adults

Rawlings Renegade Glove Series

The first baseman’s glove can be a easy knockout, but which glove to pick? Or should it pick you? Don’t worry about that, we got the right choice, well its Rawlings who’ve sent this epic automatic game improver here. This glove series features gloves for nearly every position, but I will take a look at the first baseman glove here.

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Rawlings RFBRB-3/0 Renegade Series Baseball First Base Mitt, Regular, Single-Post Double-Bar Web, 12-1/2 Inch

In Summary

A cheap version of the great Rawlings gloves. You will not regret buying it.

The first base mitt is often sized at around 12,5″ in order to go for that one catch. The Rawlings Renegade Glove Series, which come as the catchers glove or the 1st base mitt.
They are available with a single post double bar which creates a secure pocket. And a conventional back features a wide opening above the wrist.
That is why we chose the Rawlings Renegade glove series to be in the top 5 of our best baseball gloves 2018.

Pros:

  • Single post double bar webbing
  • conventional back
  • your go to frist base glove

Cons:

  • Cheap leather

Franklin Sports 2016 MLB Digi-Camo Batting Gloves

Catchers and fielders wear a glove to catch the ball, but what about the ones hitting the ball as hard as they can. They need the right grip to swing that bat, so what do they choose? A batter’s glove!

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In Summary

Great colorways and a must have for every batter.

Franklin’s Sports 2016 MLB DIGI-CAMO Batting Gloves are still the most popular batting gloves in 2018. They come in pairs, in three colors and their digitally-etched microfiber palm provides a superior grip.
They have a leather heel patch and Tri-Curve technology making every size they sell a perfect fit!

Pros:

  • Digitally-etched microfiber palm
  • Tri-Curve technology for a perfect fit
  • Flexible, multi-functional glove
  • Top grade genuine leather heel patch
  • Overall high quality

Cons:

  • Always out of stock somehow… maybe these gloves are just too good

Wilson A360 Baseball Glove

Because we want you to become a incredible catcher this year of 2018 with our best baseball gloves, let us show you how Wilson “caught” our attention!

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Wilson A360 12.5

In Summary

Another cheap model from a big brand.

Wilsons A360 Baseball Glove is a multifunctional glove, as it can be played in any position. This might be a big plus, but with the size being 11″ some would count it as a negative point. It has got a super well implemented corset web, in standard Wilson quality, the way we know it. This glove rocks a closes webbing and is suitable for pitchers.

Wilson is a brand which rarely dissapoints it’s customers and fans. If they do something, they do it right, and the A360 glove is one of our best bets to improve your catches in 2018, a glove to prove their point and to mark their brilliant quality.

Rawlings Premium Pro Series

This glove convinced me with the usual Rawlings quality. It is one of the best gloves for under $100 you can buy out there. Only needs to be broken in by 20% from the player, as the factory has already softened the leather a lot.

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Rawlings Premium Pro Series Glove, Right Hand Throw, 11.75-Inch

In Summary

Rawlings never fails to amaze with its superior gloves. This one is no exception.

Get home safe,

Jan

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