Tagged With "catcher"

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Catching mask

Backstop1512 ·
Okay guys, so I am a catcher recently going into High School. I have worn a hockey mask for all my life. I haven't had much problems with it. I have an All Star MVP4000 and I love it. As I continue to get older I keep seeing more and more traditional...
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15U 16U 18U Texas Stallions seeking players

stallions9 ·
We are located in Collin County, Texas just north of Dallas.  We are looking for players for our extremely busy summer season.  We have one 15U team,  two 16U teams, and an 18U team.   Catchers and Pitchers are most desired....
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Rawlings revo in high school?

Newman2525 ·
So I'm going into high school and I am looking at catchers mitts... Can a Rawlings revo last in high school a couple years, I want it to last two years will it last is the quality high enough?
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Any players still looking for summer Travel Ball/Showcase teams?

East Coast Whitecaps ·
The East Coast Whitecaps are still looking for some players at the 16u and 18u age levels. We are currently seeking pitchers/outfielders for the 16u and 18u level. We also are in need of a catcher at the 16u age level. If you are interested or know of...
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Maintaining a New Catchers Mitt

Jaxcatcher_13 ·
Hi this is my first post on this forum and I just had a few questions about forming and maintaining my new glove. I purchased a Rawlings Pro Preferred this past weekend http://www.rawlingsgear.com/baseball/baseball-gloves/proscm41mo.html and...
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Re: Any players still looking for summer Travel Ball/Showcase teams?

East Coast Whitecaps ·
Open tryout this saturday the 18th at 10AM. Location will be at Lakewood Park, Norfolk VA.
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Re: Any players still looking for summer Travel Ball/Showcase teams?

East Coast Whitecaps ·
We are currently seeking players at the 17u age level. If you or anyone you know is interested please contact us. www.eastcoastwhitecaps.com
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Re: Rawlings revo in high school?

cabbagedad ·
Rawlings has several levels in the Revo line, the 950 series being the best (thickest leather that will hold up to heavy use). Still, the leather in this series is not as thick as their Pro Preferred or Heart of the Hide. It's hard to put a time stamp on it... some play a lot more than others over two years with travel, fall ball, lessons, etc. outside of HS season. Also, some take better care than others (leaving a ball int the pocket and leaving it indoors/in protective bag, etc.) I'd say...
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Newman2525 ·
It's a 650 revo.
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cabbagedad ·
Not going to hold up very long for heavy use (if you are going to be a regular HS catcher, catching bullpens all the time and playing outside of the school season). Of course, the plus side is quicker break-in and you can afford to buy another sooner
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Newman2525 ·
So what kind of a glove would you suggest? Would yousuggest buying a new one every year?
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sowilson ·
All Star CM3000 (CM3100 if it doesn't see a lot of use) Mizuno GXC10 Wilson A2000 Rawlings Pro Preferred (or SLP custom shop custom, non-broken in, from Eastbay) Rawlings HOH SSK or Glovesmith customs (without factory break-in)
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cabbagedad ·
good list by wilson and, no, i would not suggest new every year if you can afford a better mitt. The longer break-in period will pay off in the long run - you'll have a glove that will hold it's shape far longer.
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Newman2525 ·
Is the SSK being almost 30 dollars cheaper a better buy? In your opinion which is the best on the list?
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Newman2525 ·
sorry 100 dollars cheaper
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Newman2525 ·
could an a1000 last three years?
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sowilson ·
The problem with less expensive gloves and nearly all gloves sold in sporting goods stores is that they're somewhat pre-broken in, and heavily impregnated with oil (which trashes the leather IMNHO). My son went through a Rawlings first base mitt in 2 months, till the point it was floppy and would have problems with scooping up balls. He now has a custom Glovesmith made from CRS leather that was a bear to break-in but it's now on it's 2nd full season and works wonderfully. I had a catchers...
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Newman2525 ·
Does this glove break in similar to the pudge a2000 because I love the way that aso breaks those in could it be broken in like that glove and it could last me my entire high school career?
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sowilson ·
The CM3100? I don't think it would last 4 years as an everyday glove, two maybe. It is somewhat broken-in at the factory. I don't know if any of the gloves mentioned would last 4 years of high school baseball plus summer and fall ball. As for Aso, you can break-in any glove like he does. I used one of my son's broken wood bats as a mallet (just shaped the broken end on the lathe to make a handle) to help him break in his Mizuno. You still need to play lots of catch though to get it just...
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Re: Rawlings revo in high school?

eric walters ·
Originally Posted by sowilson: The problem with less expensive gloves and nearly all gloves sold in sporting goods stores is that they're somewhat pre-broken in, and heavily impregnated with oil (which trashes the leather IMNHO). My son went through a Rawlings first base mitt in 2 months, till the point it was floppy and would have problems with scooping up balls. He now has a custom Glovesmith made from CRS leather that was a bear to break-in but it's now on it's 2nd full season and works...
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eric walters ·
YOU SHOULD GET THE A2000 OR A2K PUDGE CATCHERS MITT THEY MIGHT BE A LITTLE EXPENSIVE BUT THEY CAN LAST FOR A WHILE AND VERY GOOD QUALITLY FOR HIGHSCHOOL .
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Newman2525 ·
How long will the cm3000 last and where can I buy it?
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eric walters ·
you can see my youtube channel datdudesean13 for the pudge catchers mitt review. And you can find the PUDGE to purchase on justgloves.com . You can also get the allstar glove on that website as well
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Newman2525 ·
Eric have you ever used a different mitt?
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Newman2525 ·
So wilson have you ever used a glove other than those all stars like maybe an a2000 or an akadema?
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bballdad2016 ·
My sons Rawlings Revo lasted 4 months of normal HS use, Jan - May. The leather tore from regular use. Wont be buying another one. It was a 950. The good thing is Rawlings has agreed to replace it with a pro-prefered glove at a pro-rated price.
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Newman2525 ·
ok so I made a deal with my parents and grandparents they said if I made a team as a freshman they will buy me any baseball glove that I want money not being an issue, so I am looking at the pudge a2k, a pro preferred or a primo. Which is the best of these, are there any other?
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cabbagedad ·
awesome deal! three great choices. Primo tends to be a bit heavy, although I have not put the catcher's mitt on my hand. I would put all three on your hand and see which feels better, with consideration to weight, and go for it.
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Newman2525 ·
Where could I do that at??
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cabbagedad ·
Originally Posted by Newman2525: Where could I do that at?? Since your location is listed as "up top", it is difficult to answer that question. Most areas have sporting goods stores or team dealers who carry better quality gloves and these are three popular models, so call around and find out who has them in your area.
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Newman2525 ·
Up top meaning above everyone else in elevation in Denver...
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Newman2525 ·
Sorry about that.
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eric walters ·
Originally Posted by Newman2525: Where could I do that at?? My 13 y/o son knows gloves and says A2000 Allstar and A2K are best quality
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sowilson ·
What size glove do you want? The Pudge is a 32", that may not be the best option for you, depends on how good you are. My son is new to catching (HS coach is converting him) and is using a Mizuno GXC10 picked up from the auction site at a very attractive price. My mitt is a mid-level Rawlings but I might be getting something else (in a 34" mitt) since mine is now pretty worn out. I would probably avoid the Primo because of weight. We have a high-end baseball store in the area and so we have...
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RaiderCatcher ·
Gonna add my little piece to this party. I have a custom a2000 ordered it pro stiff. Got it Christmas of this year, beat it to gods end with a mallet, and caught bullpens with it. I hurt my knee 12 games into my year, but was back for the playoffs, and caught 2 then. Over this summer I have been catching for my JV Summer Team. Caught probably 10 games with 5 bullpens mixed here and there. And my glove is just now getting where I want it to be. So high quality glove = long break in BUT much...
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Newman2525 ·
What size is it raider catcher?
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RaiderCatcher ·
32.5
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Newman2525 ·
ok thank you
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Re: Maintaining a New Catchers Mitt

tanndonn ·
Sounds like the glove will get enough reps to break in fairly quick. All of this will be in my opinion. Don't do anything to accellerate the breaking in period. Games, bullpens, catching off a machine will break it in properly with your hand in it. Stay away from petroleum based oils or creams. I love using Lexol on mine. You can buy it at auto part stores, hardware stores, etc. It's a leather conditioner, very lite. Won't build up or add weight to the leather. Apply as needed, when it dries...
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CollegeParentNoMore ·
Keep it clean. Dirt is like sandpaper to the glove.
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Rob T ·
At the PG tourney in Ft. Myers there was a company called "Webgem" that has a product that is basically a hard plastic form that you place in the glove and a neoprene bag that you keep it in when not using it. Because my son has a habit of turning his gloves into pancakes, I bought one of the "webgems" to see if it will help keep his glove in proper shape. Google it to see if it is something that you may be interested in.
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Jaxcatcher_13 ·
Thanks for the feedback guys I really appreciate it.
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sowilson ·
I like Lexol Conditioner to aid in breaking in a glove, just apply a little bit to those areas that you want to flex. As you use your glove during the season apply a little Lexol Conditioner to the whole glove, especially the laces (they get brittle and break when they dry out). Dirt is the enemy of your catchers mitt, so wipe off the glove with a towel (damp is best) after each use. Once the glove is dry, take a medium bristle brush and brush off any caked on dirt, pay special attention to...
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Batty67 ·
Originally Posted by Rob T: At the PG tourney in Ft. Myers there was a company called "Webgem" that has a product that is basically a hard plastic form that you place in the glove and a neoprene bag that you keep it in when not using it. Because my son has a habit of turning his gloves into pancakes, I bought one of the "webgems" to see if it will help keep his glove in proper shape. Google it to see if it is something that you may be interested in. Ordered one last week. Should have it this...
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slbaseballdad ·
we are trying something new. a friend works with leather and suggested it. after each game, a long wipe to get the dirt off. every other week of so, rub a little pure lanolin on the dry areas and/or flex points. good so far. it takes very little (half of a dime size dollop for whole glove). it goes far. Lanolin is in Lexol (previously mentioned). You can find it at drug stores in the nursing section.
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BackstopDad32 ·
My son has been using the Web Gem mold and bag for about a month now. I am a believer. Glove looks great. Also on the advice of their literature he stopped keeping it in his bag in the garage.
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Best showcases for Canadian catcher

John S ·
Hi folks -- We're based in Toronto (so not in the HS baseball mainstream), and my son is a catcher in his junior year who is aspiring to play U.S. college baseball. We'd like to attend one or two showcases this summer, and are just wondering if any of you could recommend what our best choice(s) might be. My son would like to study sports management, and we're targeting a variety of D1, D2, D3 and NAIA schools. What showcase would give us the best bang for the buck? Thanks very much for your ...
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Recruiting Catchers

BackstopMom ·
We’ve been to a number of camps with our 2020 (HeadFirst, Showball, Stanford, Princeton among others) and we’ve made a few observations about schools recruiting catchers. For example, at Princeton and Georgetown our 2020 was told that their starting catchers were both walk ons which seems to suggest that this isn’t uncommon. After many of the showcase events, our son would tell us that all the catchers there felt like they were just there to facilitate recruiting for pitchers. We’re just...
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How to get on the radar of schools from October - March?

used2lurk ·
All, New poster here but have been lurking for a while. Thank you to all who are active and provide tons of insights to those like me. I have a 2022 who loves to catch and can play anywhere but MI. He has done one PBR here locally. He is a bigger kid who has some power and have heard from more than one baseball person that he has D1 potential (whatever that means). He is flexible and athletic at 6'3" 185 and is getting measurably faster and stronger now that he is working with a strength and...
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Single mom of a freshman catcher looking for some helpful tips

confusedbaseballmom ·
My son is a freshman catcher and we are basically blindly guiding ourselves through the best routes to meet the goal of college ball. I’ve always tried to keep things in perspective as best as I can with him reminding him to have a backup plan, but we’ve been approached by former MLB players, college coaches, high school coaches, etc for the past 4 years or so with compliments on how advanced he is at his position and how he has the natural skills to make it to the next level. He’s played...
 
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