The 10 Best Infielder Gloves for 2020

infielder baseball gloves
Posted in: Gear Guides

The 10 Best Infielder Gloves for 2020

Happen to be in the market for a new infielder glove this season? Well, if you have been on the hunt for a new infield glove, you’ve probably noticed there are quite a few, sometimes even an overwhelming, amount of options to choose from. Therefore, in efforts to make the decision a little easier on you, we have put together a list of what we believe to be the top 10 best infield baseball gloves available for 2020!

Rank Image Glove Name Brand Style Size Durability
1 Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSNP4-2CN 11.5 Pro Preferred PROSNP4-2CN 11.5" Baseball Glove Rawlings PROSNP4 11.5" 5/5
2 Wilson A2K 1787SS 11.75 A2K 1787SS 11.75" Baseball Glove Wilson 1787SS 11.75" 5/5
3 Marucci Capitol Series 53A2 11.5 Capitol Series 53A2 11.5" Baseball Glove Marucci 53A2 11.5" 5/5
4 Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO204-2TIG 11.5 Heart of the Hide PRO204-2TIG 11.5" Baseball Glove Rawlings PRO204 11.5" 4.5/5
5 Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO314-2CB 11.5 Heart of the Hide PRO314-2CB 11.5" Baseball Glove Rawlings PRO314 11.5" 4.5/5
6 Wilson A2000 Super Skin 1788 11.25 A2000 Super Skin 1788 11.25" Baseball Glove Wilson 1788SS 11.25" 4.5/5
7 Rawlings Heart of the Hide Limited Edition PRO314-2DSB 11.5 Heart of the Hide Limited Edition PRO314-2DSB 11.5" Baseball Glove - 2020 Model Rawlings PRO314 11.5" 4/5
8 Rawlings Heart of the Hide Hypershell PRO204-2BGCFG BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.5 Heart of the Hide Hypershell PRO204-2BGCFG BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.5" Baseball Glove Rawlings PRO204 BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.5" 4/5
9 Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 1786 BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.5 A2000 SuperSkin 1786 BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.5" Baseball Glove Wilson 1786SS BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.5" 4/5
10 Easton Small Batch Collection C33 BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.75 Small Batch Collection C33 BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.75" Baseball Glove Easton C33 BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.75" 3.5/5

1. Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSNP4-2CN 11.5" Baseball Glove

Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSNP4-2CN 11.5

Buy Here

  • Style: PROSNP4
  • Size: 11.5"
  • Durability: 5/5

This glove is measured at 11.5-inches and constructed with a Pro-I web design. You will notice just how quickly you are able to break-in and form this glove to fit your hand perfectly, while maintaining a high level of durability, which is a large reason we believe this is one of the best Rawlings gloves, and why we believe it should go in the number 1 slot. Not only that, but the web design and size of this glove make it perfect for any position on the field; whether you play middle infield or man the hot corner!

Pros

  • Extremely durable
  • Quick and easy break-in
  • Highly comfortable

Cons

  • Can get pretty pricey

2. Wilson A2K 1787SS 11.75" Baseball Glove

Wilson A2K 1787SS 11.75

Buy Here

  • Style: 1787SS
  • Size: 11.75"
  • Durability: 5/5

Wilson A2Ks are some of the most durable, comfortable gloves on the market. With the addition of SuperSkin on this particular glove, you will notice it is extremely light and easy to maneuver around the infield with. Its 11.75” size makes this a perfect choice for either a middle infielder or third basemen. Lastly, this glove has quite a shallow pocket which makes quickly transferring the ball from your glove to your throwing hand a breeze.

Pros

  • Super lightweight
  • Very durable
  • Longer pocket is perfect for any infield position

Cons

  • Comes quite stiff – may take some work to fully break-in

3. Marucci Capitol Series 53A2 11.5" Baseball Glove

Marucci Capitol Series 53A2 11.5

Buy Here

  • Style: 53A2
  • Size: 11.5"
  • Durability: 5/5

Marucci Capitol Series gloves have the perfect level of stiffness while maintaining a lightweight, extremely comfortable feel on the hand. This 53A2 style glove in particular comes in an 11.5” size, making it yet another perfect choice for any middle infielder or third basemen. The use of premium, Japanese-tanned USA kip leather provides a very high level of quality, landing this glove in the number 3 spot.

Pros

  • Perfect level of stiffness
  • Extremely durable
  • Very high-quality leather

Cons

  • Will take a little work to make game ready

4. Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO204-2TIG 11.5" Baseball Glove

Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO204-2TIG 11.5

Buy Here

  • Style: PRO204
  • Size: 11.5"
  • Durability: 4.5/5

Our favorite aspect of this glove has to be the colorway. The gold trim compliments the colors of the rest of the glove perfectly. Its 11.5” size and Pro-I web makes it a solid choice for any middle infielder looking to make quick transfers on double plays. Being 70% player break-in and 30% factory break-in, you will have this Rawlings glove game ready in no time!

Pros

  • Semi-quick break-in time
  • Classic red/gold/tan colorway
  • Shallow pocket for quick transfers

Cons

  • Stitching has been known to wear down

5. Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO314-2CB 11.5" Baseball Glove

Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO314-2CB 11.5

Buy Here

  • Style: PRO314
  • Size: 11.5"
  • Durability: 4.5/5

This Heart of the Hide baseball glove features a PRO314 pattern which means it has a narrow hand slot and the heel is made with thinner padding which makes it perfect for players with smaller hands. Additionally, this pattern is designed to open wider offering a wider pocket when catching and fielding ground balls. With its 11.5” size, this glove features a flat, shallow pocket which allows fielders to get the ball out of the glove quickly, making it a great choice for middle infielders specifically. The leather quality of this Rawlings Heart of Hide infielders glove gives it a solid level of durability while maintaining a high level of comfortability.

Pros

  • Wide pocket for easy fielding
  • Highly durable
  • Extremely comfortable

Cons

  • Narrow fit is designed for smaller hands

6. Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 1788 11.25" Baseball Glove

Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 1788 11.25

Buy Here

  • Style: 1788SS
  • Size: 11.25"
  • Durability: 4.5/5

Wilson A2000 gloves are some of the lightweight, comfortable gloves on the market. With the addition of SuperSkin on this particular glove, you will notice it is extremely light and easy to maneuver around the infield with. Its 11.25” size makes this a perfect choice for middle infielders specifically due to its shorter web and shallow pocket. One of our favorite aspects of this glove has to be the colorway. Its blonde pro stock leather and grey SuperSkin design provide this glove with a classic, yet standout look and feel.

Pros

  • Very lightweight with the use of SuperSkin
  • Smaller pocket; perfect for middle infielders
  • High-quality, comfortable leather

Cons

  • Not super durable, may begin to flop with heavy use

7. Rawlings Heart of the Hide Limited Edition PRO314-2DSB 11.5" Baseball Glove - 2020 Model

Rawlings Heart of the Hide Limited Edition PRO314-2DSB 11.5

Buy Here

  • Style: PRO314
  • Size: 11.5"
  • Durability: 4/5

This glove features textured backing that resembles crocodile skin, which makes this mitt perfect for middle infielders looking to add flair to their game. This glove features a conventional back and Pro-I web to go along with an 11.5-inch pattern, making this the perfect size glove for any infielder; typically, a favorite of middle infielders. Designed to be 60% player break-in and 40% factory break-in, this glove won’t take too much work to make game-ready. The use of Rawlings’ world-renowned Heart of the Hide steer hide leather, and Deer Tanned Cowhide lining make the Rawlings Heart of the Hide Limited Edition PRO314-2DSB model baseball glove one of the more durable, stylish infield gloves on the market today.

Pros

  • 60% Player break-in/ 40% factory break-in means quick break-in time
  • Limited Edition crocodile skin leather design
  • Very high-quality leather

Cons

  • Can feel a bit heavy on the hand

8. Rawlings Heart of the Hide Hypershell PRO204-2BGCFG BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.5" Baseball Glove

Rawlings Heart of the Hide Hypershell PRO204-2BGCFG BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.5

Buy Here

  • Style: PRO204 BaseballMonkey Exclusive
  • Size: 11.5"
  • Durability: 4/5

This glove features Rawlings’ HyperShell which allows for an extremely lightweight feel while maintaining quite a high level of durability. Additionally, this Rawlings Heart of the Hide features a conventional back and Pro-I web to go along with an 11.5-inch pattern, making this the perfect size glove for any infielder; typically, a favorite of middle infielders. Designed to be 60% player break-in and 40% factory break-in, this glove will be game ready and perfectly broken-in in no time at all. The use of Rawlings’ world-renowned Heart of the Hide steer hide leather, and Deer Tanned Cowhide lining make the Rawlings Heart of the Hide HyperShell PRO204-2BGCFG model baseball glove one of the more durable, lightweight infield gloves on the market today.

Pros

  • BaseballMonkey Exclusive design sure to turn heads
  • HyperShell allows for high durability
  • Comfortable, lightweight feel on the hand

Cons

  • Stitching and laces may wear out with heavy use

9. Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 1786 BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.5" Baseball Glove

Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 1786 BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.5

Buy Here

  • Style: 1786SS BaseballMonkey Exclusive
  • Size: 11.5"
  • Durability: 4/5

The Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 1786 11.5-inch Baseball Glove is a new addition to our BaseballMonkey exclusive gloves. The use of SuperSkin makes this glove extremely lightweight, and its murdered out black on black colorway is sure to turn heads. Featuring an H-web and measured at 11.5-inches, this Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 1786 model baseball glove is the perfect choice for really any third basemen or middle infielder. With the help of a slightly deeper pocket, this glove will make catching line drives and transferring the ball out of your glove a breeze. Additionally, the Wilson A2000 SuperSkin 1786 11.5-inch Baseball Glove comes with a Dri-Lex wrist lining which will help keep your hand cool and dry out on the field.

Pros

  • Sleek, murdered out, BaseballMonkey Exclusive colorway
  • Extremely lightweight on the hand
  • Quick and easy break-in

Cons

  • May become floppy with heavy use

10. Easton Small Batch Collection C33 BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.75" Baseball Glove

Easton Small Batch Collection C33 BaseballMonkey Exclusive 11.75

Buy Here

  • Style: C33 BaseballMonkey Exclusive
  • Size: 11.75"
  • Durability: 3.5/5

Easton's Small Batch project focuses on ball glove development using only premium leathers, unique designs and exceptional materials. Easton's passionate pursuit of superior craftsmanship allows them to innovate and experiment collaboratively with world-renowned tanneries and master pattern makers. Exclusive to BaseballMonkey.com, this infielder’s glove is crafted with Premium Reserve USA Steer Hide Leather and a smooth oiled cowhide palm lining. Its rolled cowhide welting and pro grade rawhide laces help provide extra durability in the pocket. Additionally, it is constructed with a White, Red and Navy-blue colorway, features an H-Web style, traditional open back, and is measured at 11.75”; which is the perfect size for either middle infielders or third basemen.

Pros

  • Eye-catching Red, White and Navy-blue BaseballMonkey Exclusive colorway
  • Extremely easy to shape how you want
  • Quick and easy break-in

Cons

  • Slightly heavy on the hand
  • May become floppy with heavy use
March 3, 2020
Comments
Copyright© 1999 - 2020 MonkeySports, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Baseball Monkey™ and Baseballmonkey.com™ are operated by and are trademarks of MonkeySports, Inc.