Arguably the greatest baseball player in the game today, Mike Trout's glove garners a lot of attention. And, like his love for Old Hickory bats, Trout has a serious affinity for the Rawlings Pro Preferred line. He uses a traditionally sized 12.25-inch outifield glove with an old school Pro Trap-Eze design. The closed back look makes for a snug feel.
You can find other pro model gloves on our what glove did he use page.
PROPRFCG - Rawlings 12.25 Inch Outfield Glove
Mike Trout has rocked a 12.75 inch traditional trap design for quite some time. The on market version of this glove is a 12.25 inch glove. That is generally small for an adult outfielder, but no one is quite the size of Mike Trout.
The glove pictures is the Mike Trout version of the glove with a 'fastback'. That is, a light weight material that holds down weight and ads some flexibility and weather resistance. It also comes in non-fastback version which you can find online too.
Nike Diamond Elite PRO II
Before Trout's most recent foray into Rawlings' gloves he used a Nike glove with a very similar design. That is, a 12.75 inch mitt with a Trap-Eze web pattern design. Of course, Nike does not call it the Trap-Eze as that is a Rawlings' name brand. But, the ideas are the same. Both use a closed back and a laced pocket built for optimum reach.
Where to Buy Mike Trout's Glove?
Most major outlets sell Mike Trout's glove. But, the only real one can be found directly on Rawlings' website. You will also find at least some success looking for his glove on eBay. At the time of this writing that was least expensive way to get one of his gloves.
Why use a Trap Eze Glove design?
Many traditional outfielders used a trap design for the outfield. There are a few reasons it shines as such.
- Extraordinary Reach
- Lighter Feel
- The lack of a top cross bar makes for an easier work in