Tech Tabs - 2018 A2000 Gloves
Wilson's commitment to quality and craftsmanship starts at the diamond, continues in production, then carries onto the field. Shigeaki Aso, Wilson's Glove Master Craftsman and his team have countless conversations with Wilson's hundreds of Pro Advisory Staff players, partnered college programs, elite travel ball players and more. That information is used to develop and improve the Wilson glove line, which is then meticulously built by expertly trained craftsmen.
The Wilson glove team is constantly refining A2000 Pro Stock patterns and materials with the help of hundreds of MLB players every season. We take that insight and apply it alongside the innovative technology that has made the glove so popular among ballplayers at all levels.
Components like our Pro Stock leather -- identified specifically for ball gloves long before it reaches your hand and expertly-chosen – SuperSkin and Dual Welting help make A2000s the most famous baseball glove and the players’ choice.
Pro Stock Leather
Wilson identifies the best leather available for ball gloves long before it reaches your hand. Everything from the expertly-chosen and finished leather to the craftsman handling it is part of how Wilson delivers one of the best-feeling gloves in the world.
Every piece of your Wilson glove is there for a reason, and that includes the welting that runs along the finger stalls of the glove to the fingertips, enabling better playability from your glove at all positions. Placing two strips of leather along the back fingers helps the glove maintain its form game after game.
Official Glove of MLB
For years, Wilson has been the Official Glove of Major League Baseball and the preferred choice of Major League players across the league.
Each year, Wilson honors the best defensive players in MLB with the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award, and we rely on insight from Hall of Famers, All-Stars and MVPs on our Advisory Staff roster to craft the most outstanding line of ball gloves in baseball each year.
2018 BB 3-Video Block Grid
Wilson Glove Lab: How a glove is made
This is the story of how the best gloves in the world are made.
SHIGEAKI ASO: PORTRAIT OF A MASTER CRAFTSMAN
For nearly 40 years, Shigeaki Aso has applied his love for ball gloves by designing the glove of choice for the best players in the world, and then some. As his designs continue to advance, he's become the most respected figure in the industry.
How to break in a glove
Wilson glove master craftsman Shigeaki Aso shows his time-tested method for breaking in a glove.
- Infield/Pitcher Model
- Pro Laced T-Web
- Orange Tan and Royal Pro Stock Leather, preferred for its rugged durability and unmatched feel
- Dual Welting™ for a durable pocket and long-lasting break-in
- Available in left- and right-hand throw