Since 2014, Wilson has produced a unique glove for each month. After 3 years running, that glove idea, affectionately known as the Wilson Glove of the Month, has created quite the list of winners. We add those gloves to this list that falls under our Wilson Glove Reviews.

Online store sales of the Wilson glove of the Month are difficult to find. Wilson requires these gloves are only sold via social media and other marketing tools. We think this is very smart of them. You need to find a few outlets that carry them and pay attention to them on social media. Sometimes you can find them on the secondary stores like eBay.

Below we feature each Wilson Glove of month over the years. They are a site to behold.

What Are Gloves Of the Month?

For several years, Wilson has produced a single one-off glove per month. These are limited edition custom color gloves only sold by retail outlets. Vendors are not allowed to sell these gloves online and must do it over the phone.

Where to Buy Gloves of the Month?

Some of the major vendors sell these gloves only over the phone. If you are finding a site that is allowing you to buy it online then it is likely that seller is not in good standings with Wilson. If that voids the warranty on your glove has yet to be seen. Rarely are these gloves on discounts and available. They are much in very short quantity. Occasionally, you can find some on eBay.

2017 Wilson Glove of the Month


June brings with it a BEAUTIFUL 11.75 inch H-web from Wilson. Notice the nice textured dimple leather on the back.


This glove is a 1789 Wilson glove with Superskin backing. A Beautiful A2000, and all its top notch features, to welcome in the summer.


April brings with it Jose Ramirez’s Game Model glove. A sweet Superskin backing on a dope A2000 glove for the Indian third baseman.


Wilson dropped their first slowpitch softball glove in a St. Patty’s day theme.


A multi-colored superskinned A2000? Nice work Wilson.


If you dig an 11.5 H-Web then this gold, white and Navy A2000 might be yours. Assuming you could even find it available anymore.

2016 Wilson Glove of the Month


Want a Game Model glove in a glove of the month style? Well, check this December GOTM from 2016. 11.75 inch I-Web.


November 2016 brought the most popular glove Wilson makes into a flashy Red/blue design. Expect this 11.5 inch 1786 with an I-Web to be a difficult fine.


October’s Glove of the Month for 2016 is an 11.75 inch I-web using the 1787 pattern. Beautiful? Dare we say yes.


September of 2016 brought with in a mainstay in the Wilson glove line. That is, the 11.5 inch Jose Altuve Game Model Glove. Flat out perfect for a middle infielder.


Mookie Betts Game model glove is a sight to behold. It was the GOTM for Wilson in August of 2016.


America! July 2016 GOTM looks like a fastpitch glove with that closed pocket. But, we do like.


The 1788 is these colors is flat money. This June 2016 GOTM from Wilson may be our favorite ever.


Another custom colorway on a 1786 for Wilson’s GOTM. #Money


And, yet, another 1786 with a custom colorway for April 2016. As the most popular pattern, this is no surprise. Check, too, the sweet dark blue superskin on the back of this bad boy.


A Hanely Ramirez Throwback in March of 2016. The glove is a traditional 1787 with an I-Web.


Looking for a Rawlings glove look in a Wilson Brand glove? Try on the H-Web in a 12.25 Todd Frazier Model.


If this January 2016 GOTM looks familiar it is because the Glove is now in the full line of Wilson. This Carlos Correa game model did so well they made it a permanent stay.

2015 Wilson Glove of the Month


It’s beginning to look a lot like this 1786 is awesome. Nice gold, tan and red touch for the holidays. The 2015 Wilson GOTM is perfect.


Another 1786 with some Fall colors. Good work on this November GOTM from Wilson.


An 11.75 inch A2000 with a traditional single post web made in about the most bland colors you could imagine. Hard to see how this one passed the GOTM committee. Nonetheless, here it is.


Wowza. The A2K rarely graces to the Wilson GOTM list. But, this bad boy in the orignial DATDUDE style and a ball player hologram on the backhand? Uh, #money.


11.5 inches on a H-Web looks a lot like a Jose Altuve’ glove. This A2000 is good looking.


A nice addition to the Wilson GOTM line. This modifield T-Web at 11.75 inches serves well as a Pitcher’s glove or possibly a middle infield guy that likes a bigger mitt. A classic look on an updated glove.


A cute little 1788 A2000 with some flashes of red and blue. Big fan of this flashy 11.25 inch middle infield glove.


No, you have not gone color blind. The colors on this glove are only in the grey-scale. And, as such, the stock pictures look like they have no color at all. Either that, or we have actually gone color blind.


Dual post thrid baseman’s glove in an all-blue pattern with some red trimmings? We’ll take this 2015 April Wilson Glove of the Month.


The traditional 1786 11.5 inch pattern with a nice superskin backing.


Finally some outfield love from the Wilson GOTM. A 12.5 inch modified T-Web on a black and orange glove? Done and done.


This is the Alex Cobb game model glove. It is a 12 inch glove made specifically for the goth players of the game.


Wilson A1K Gloves are youth focused mitts that use a tapered opening for smaller hands. At a fraction of the price when compared to the A2K and A2000, the A1K is a reasonable choice for a growing player who needs quality in a certain size for only a defined number of years. Our experience with the glove line is generally positive. Although we wish there were more pattern options, the price point and general quality makes this a legit value purchase. More depth is found in the below Wilson A1K Glove Review.

A1K Line Images

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Wilson A1K Glove Catalog

Model Position Length Serial Web Style A2000 or A2K Pattern Price
1788 Middle Infield 11.25 WTA1KRB161788 H-Web 1788 $$
DP15 Black Infield 11.5 WTA1KRB16DP15 H-Web DP15 $$
DP15 Red Infield 11.5 WTA1KRB16DP15R H-Web DP15 $$
DP15 Blue Infield 11.5 WTA1KRB16DP15B H-Web DP15 $$
B2 Pitcher 11.75 WTA1KRB16B2 2-Piece B212 $$
1225 Outfield 12.25 WTA1KRB16OF1225 Pro-Web KP92 $$
CM Catcher 33 WTA1KRB16CM 2-Piece CM33 $$

Wilson A1K Glove Reviews Article Contents

Wilson A1K Glove Reviews Sources

We relied heavily on two outside sources for this Wilson A1K Glove Review. The first is Wilson’s A1K product section. There we found serial numbers and model options, as well as a few pictures. The second is Amazon’s user reviews and product descriptions. It was helpful in terms of what parents tended to prefer and to observe any issues with durability. Within this site, we found our Wilson A2K Glove Review and our Wilson A2000 Glove review helpful resources. Also, our DP15 review was a useful reminder too.

Wilson A1K Glove Review

General A1K Sizing
Wilson A1K Glove Review

The Wilson A1K Glove, like the A2K or A2000, represents an entire line of gloves at Wilson. There are currently 5 design models in the line. Two are infield gloves (DP15 and 1788). The 1788 is an 11.25-inch middle infield glove, while the DP15 is an 11.5-inch infield glove. The other three gloves in the line consist of one pitcher’s glove (the 11.25-inch B2 ), one catcher’s mitt (the 33-inch CM) and one outfield glove (the 12.25-inch 1225).

Wilson A1K Construction

The A1K’s are known for their small wrist slot and shorter finger stalls. Compared to adult gloves you can also expect a thinner palm for an easier break-in. These specific features tailor to the younger generation of players looking for that Wilson feel and style, but who don’t have the size, budget or patience for the A2K’s or A2000 series.

The designs of each A1K are built after the A2000 or A2K’s Wilson also makes. We discuss each in detail below.

Wilson A1K vs A2000 Differences

Wilson A1K Glove Reviews

There are a few significant differences between the A2000 and the A1K. For starters, the A1K uses a quality rawhide leather while the A2000 uses a premium Pro-Stock leather. In terms of durability and consistency they are quite a bit different. However, that does not mean an A1K will not serve the younger player perfectly well. It is probable many of them will not be able to tell the difference.

Additionally, all A1K models come with a tighter wrist slot and a lower knuckle bridge. You can only find that feature in the DP15 A2000 that uses Dustin Pedroia’s famous tight fit. This smaller hand way is obviously built for smaller and smaller players.

Another serious feature difference in the A1K vs the A2000 is the thinner palm found in the A1K. A thinner palm allows for a much quicker break in period which, again, is helpful for younger players.

As well, the number of size and pattern offerings in the A2000 dwarf that of the A1K. The A2000 has well over 20 while the A1K has 5. Also, many A2000 patterns come in a Superskin option. No A1K has yet to see a Superskin backing.

Overall, the A1K is a noticeable drop in quality when compared to the A2000. But that comes with an accompanying drop in price. This does not mean the A1K is not recommendable. Indeed, for many players transitioning through travel ball, the A1K is a great choice.

Wilson A1K vs A2K Differences

Wilson A1K Glove Review

Many of the same differences found from the A1K to the A2000 are in the A1K to A2K. For example, the A1K uses a smaller wrist slot and shorter finger stalls on all of the models. The A2K, save the DP15, has longer finger stalls and a wider wrist slot. Also, the A2K uses premier leather only available to Wilson while the A1K uses a select rawhide leather available to many glove manufacturers. The A2K comes in a number of patterns while the A1K comes in only five.

Although the A1K’s quality is lacking when compared to the A2K, it does not follow that the A1K is not a useful glove. Indeed, if you are a youth player transitioning through leagues and body sizes, the A1K may be the perfect fit for a year or two. As well, the prices on the A1K are attractive enough options for youth players before settling on the positional glove of a high school player.

Wilson A1K Gloves: Pattern Overviews


As an 11.25-inch middle infield glove, the 1788 pattern from Wilson is designed for second basemen. It is the smallest glove Wilson makes, and as such, the lightest too. The A1K version of the glove also comes with the smaller wrist slot not found on the A2000 or A2K. Although a third baseman could get away with this glove at younger levels, it is really designed for the kind of mobility middle infield requires to be successful.

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Wilson’s DP15 pattern is its most popular across this line. It is designed after Dustin Pedroia’s Game Model gloves. In the A1K versions, it comes in three colors (red, black and the blue pictured above). Expect a small wrist slot and short finger stalls on this 11.5-inch infield glove. It should be considered a utility infield glove. We have yet to hear anyone actually disappointed in the A1K DP15.

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The B2 is the original pitcher’s glove pattern from Wilson. Famous, most likely, for the pattern Clayton Kershaw uses today, the B2 is a dual web glove that hides the ball completely from the batter. it is an 11.75 inch glove that gives enough mobility to make plays. It comes, like all A1K gloves, with shorter finger stalls and the tapered (aka Pedroia) fit.

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The 1225 outfield glove from Wilson is built like the KP92 in the A2K. It is a 12.25-inch outfield glove built with a single post and dual lacing. Expect, like all A1K gloves, a tighter fit on the wrist and shorter finger stalls for a smaller hand.

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Built after the A2000’s CM33, the A1K 33 Catcher’s mitt is a traditionally shaped, half moon web glove meant for intermediate play. The wrist slot is tighter and the finger stalls are shorter when compared to the A2000 CM33. But aside from the color, all other pattern features are the same.

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Wilson Game Model Gloves are top shelf mitts made by Wilson for elite MLB players. Wilson then uses that pattern and produces these gloves within their different classes for public consumption. Most Game Model gloves are produced within the A2K or A2000 lines. Some also come with a Superskin option. Here we keep track of the current Game Model gloves Wilson produces. Consider it our Wilson Game Model glove reviews.

Wilson Game Model Glove Review Table

Position Pattern A2000 A2K Superskin Year Serial Number Price Review
Infield DATDUDE x 2017 WTA2KRB17DATDUDE $$$$ Soon
Infield DP15 X 2017 WTA20RB17DP15GM $$$ Soon
Infield DP15 x 2016 WTA20RB16DP15SS $$$ Soon
Infield DP15 x 2017 WTA2KRB17DP15GM $$$$ Soon
Infield DW5 x 2016 WTA2KRB17DP15GM $$$$ Soon
Infield JA27 x 2017 WTA20RB17JA27GM $$$ Soon
Infield CC1 x 2017 WTA20RB17JCC1GM $$$ Soon
Infield RC22 x 2017 WTA20RB17JRC22GM $$$ Soon
Infield CK22 x 2016 WTA20RB17JCK22GM $$$ Soon
Infield MC24 x 2016 WTA20RB17JMC24GM $$$ Soon

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Game Model Review Write-Up

In 2017, Wilson offers 9 Game Models. By some counts it is actually 11. The reason is simple enough. The first uncounted glove is the the DP15 (named after Dustin Pedroia) in a Superskin A2000. We list it in the table above. For whatever reason, the labeling does not include the DP15 A2000SS as a Game Model Glove. We don’t know why.

The second glove missing from the total can also be blamed on Dustin Pedroia. The A2000 DP15, likely the most popular Game Model in the entire Wilson line up, comes in two versions. The tan leather was designed in 2015 and still selling well enough to continue its production. In 2017, another was produced in a black leather and white highlights look. The new black 2017 version is slighly updated in it’s taper and shorter pocket. But, the total of 9 Game Model gloves does not double count the DP15 A2000.

Game Model Review Sources 

Our favorite place to look for Wilson Game Model gloves is, without surprise, Wilson’s website. Here, they let you sort by Game Model. We could not find a vendor that allowed you to sort by the Game Model classification. Instead, you need to look under each class to track down the different game models. We think our A2000 Reviews and A2K review pages—as well as our general Wilson Baseball glove review page is helpful too.

DP15 Game Model Review

DP15 A2K

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

Pedroia’s updated A2K for 2017 comes with a deeper pocket and straighter finger stalls. It is, by all accounts, one of the smoothest looking gloves on the market today. The gunmetal leather and tan welting is a great touch on this 11.5 inch glove. Like all DP15’s expect a very thin palm and longer laces.

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DP15 A2000

2017 Wilson Glove Reviews

The 2017 A2000 DP15 game model is an update in color only to the 2015 model in the same name. This is the quintessential Pedroia glove with its thin, flat palm and long laces. This is built for the second baseman. The A2000 is full on pro quality leather.

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DP15 A2000 Superskin

This DP15 is the Superskin version Dustin Pedroia Game Model glove. We have yet to see Dustin use this in any actual games, but it is often referred to as a Game Model nonetheless. The difference, of course, is the Superskin backing.

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DatDude Game Model Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

The DATDUDE has come, in many respects, to symbolize the meaning of a Game Model glove from Wilson. Brandon Phillips designs this glove with the help of the Wilson team and, for this year, it uses a snake leather design on the pro-stock select A2K leather. Expect a great wide pocket and a good feel for this quintessential 11.5 inch short stop glove.

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DW5 Game Model Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

David Wrights Game Model glove is new to the line and comes by way of Wilson’s Glove of the Month push. The DW5 is an A2K and comes with the requisite premium select leather. It is built for a 3rd baseman it it’s dual post webbing and 12-inch design.

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JA27 Game Model Review

2017 Wilson A2000 Reviews

Everyone’s favorite second baseman, Jose Altuve, also has a Game Model Wilson glove. Referred to as the JA27, the new 2017 version comes an upgraded look. This is an 11.5 inch glove built for a second baseman with its tight pocket and H-web.

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CC1 Game Model Review

2017 Wilson Glove Reviews

New to the league and new to the Wilson glove line up is Carlos Correa’s Game Model. It is, much like the others, an 11.5-inch glove built on the chasis of Wilsons 1786 pattern. Expect a well buitl glove with an I-Web in a traditional A2000 pattern.

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RC22 Game Model Review

Save the DATDUDE, Robinson Cano’s RC22 Wilson Game Glove is the most unique of the bunch. It runs the traditional 11.5-inch middle infielder glove but also sports the Superskin backing for a quicker work in and lighter feel. Cano’s biggest compliment to the glove is that it does not get heavy when wet.

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CK22 Game Model Review

Although not updated for the 2017 season, Kershaw’s glove has become a mainstay in the line. This glove was the original B2 (now B212). Wilson is keeping it alive in his honor and he has not changed a thing since it was first put on his hand at Dodgers training camp his rookie season. Dual panel webbing and a super deep pocket on a 11.75-inch glove is what he, and a number of others, really like.

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MC24 Game Model Review

Cabrera’s Wilson Game Model, the MC24, is a dope looking fist baseman’s glove built in the Tiger’s accent colors. Compared to the 2800 1st baseman’s glove, Cabrera likes wider posts and a stronger top pocket. Notice, as well, the custom lace job on the back post of the webbing. This is a remarkably wide first baseman’s glove.

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The 2017 Wilson A2K is a general class of glove. That class particular features that span the entire line. In 2017, for example, there are 12 new 2017 models. Of those 12 new 2017 Wilson A2K gloves you will find 6 infield, 2 Outfield, 2 Pitcher, 1 Catcher and 1 1st Baseman’s glove. We give a high level overview of each new 2017 Wilson A2K below as well as a general 2017 Wilson A2K Review.

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

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Article Contents

Wilson A2K Glove Review 2017 Sources

2017 A2K Glove Reviews

Although most A2K reviews are not as organized or specific as this one, there are a number of resources worth your time as you study up on the new A2K line for 2017. We relied heavily on Wilson’s ball glove site. We also spent several minutes on glove section making sure we didn’t say something stupid. Just Glove Reviews instagram account was used to grap some images. . As well, our 2017 Wilson Glove Reviews page as well as our 2017 A2000 Super Skin Reviews and 2017 A2000 glove reviews. were useful.

2017 Wilson A2K Glove Review Pattern Catalog

Position Pattern A2000 A2000 Super Skin Game Model Latest A2000 Year Serial Number Price Review
Infield 1788 x x 2017 WTA2KRB171788 $$$$ Soon
Infield DATDUDE  x 2017 WTA2KRB17DTDUDE $$$$ Soon
Infield DP15 x x x 2017 WTA2KRB17DP15GM $$$$ Soon
Infield 1786 x x 2017 WTA20RB171786 $$$$ Here
Infield 1787 x 2017 WTA2KRB171787 $$$$ Soon
Infield DW5  x 2017 WTA2KRB16DW5GM $$$$ Soon
Pitcher D33 x 2017 WTA2KRB17D33 $$$$ Soon
Pitcher B212 x 2017 WTA2KRB17B212 $$$$ Soon
Outfield KP92 x 2017 WTA2KRB17KP92 $$$$ Soon
Outfield 1799 x x 2017 WTA2KRB1K1799 $$$$ Soon
Catcher M1 x 2017 WTA2KRB17M1 $$$$ Soon
1st Base 2800 x 2017 WTA2KRB172800 $$$$ Soon

2017 Wilson A2K Glove Reviews

A2K Video Review

A2K Write Up Review

2017 A2K Glove Reviews

The 2017 Wilson A2K is the best quality glove Wilson Gloves makes. Although some legitimately disagree, Wilson is the leader in the glove space. As such, it could be argued the Wilson A2K is the best glove on the planet.

In terms of construction, Wilson would argue the premium leather from cows especially raised in Japan to become ball gloves is part of the key. Then, after the leather is harvested, it is sorted into three piles of good, better and best. That best section is then sorted two more times in the same manner. This creates the best leather on the planet—at least according to Wilson.

The A2K’s come in a number of patterns. If any particular pattern is the right pick for you will be a function of further research. On the whole, however, the Wilson A2K comes highly recommended for serious baseball players.

Wilson A2K Glove Reviews 2017 Pitcher

There are 2 new 2017 pitchers gloves for in the Wilson A2K class of gloves. Well over 30 MLB pitchers use either the D33 or B212 in the an A2K at the big league level. They are, far and away, some of the most popular models in the world.

2017 A2K D33 Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

The 2017 A2K D33 is an 11.75 inch glove made for pitchers who like a tight pattern in the webbing. Expect a great feel and a somewhat smaller glove to make more athletic plays. The glove has a wide and deep pocket and comes in both a left and right hand throw.

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2017 A2K B212 Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

Wilsons 2017 A2K B212 is the more popular of the pitching gloves they offer in the A2K line. Of the 30 MLB pitchers that regularly use a Wilson A2K more than 20 of them use the B212. They like the 12-inch glove with a completely closed webbing for total ball concealment.

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2017 Wilson A2K Infield Glove Reviews

Six of the twelve new 2017 A2K Gloves are in the infield section. They range from a short 11.25-inch 1788 to a big 12-inch third basemans glove in a Game Model. We discuss each in some detail below.

2017 A2K 1788 Super Skin Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

The A2K 1788 for 2017 is the only glove that comes in a Super Skin version. This is new to the 2017 line as Super Skins were reserved for A2000 versions. The 1788 is the smallest glove Wilson makes and is made for middle infield or those who prefer a 11.25-inch glove.

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2017 A2K DATDUDE Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

What is easily the most flashy and forward thinking glove in the entire Wilson line is the 2017 DATDUDE A2K. This is the game model of Brandon Phillips and sports a new faux snake leather look on the backhand with the same flashy brilliance of years past. This is a 11.5 inch glove with a traditional H-Web made for middle infield and the occasional third baseman.

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2017 A2K DP15 Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

Dustin Pedroia’s glove comes in every model Wilson makes. This 2017 A2K DP15 model is a sleek gunmetal color with saddle tan laces. Compared to last year, the 2017 DP15 has a more shallow pocket and straighter fingers. Expect, as is the case with all DP15’s, the very thin heel pad, longer laces and a tapered fit.

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2017 A2K 1786 Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

Wilson’s most popular glove is the 1786 pattern. While the A2000 version sells more than the A2K version it doesn’t mean the A2K is missing anything. It is the quintisential middle infield glove that a third baseman could get away with using. It is, as always, a 11.5-inch glove with a traditional H-Web.

Price Check the 2017 A2K 1786. See our full Wilson 1786 glove review here

2017 A2K 1787 Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

The 1787 pattern from Wilson is an 11.75-inch glove made for third base. This pattern also comes in an A2000 Super Skin. It fits much like the very popular 1786 but with a 1/4 inch more distance. Made for third base, generally. But we are sure an occasional short stop could get away with it.

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2017 A2K DW5 Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

The DW5 is the game model of David Wright. It is a glove built for the hot corner. The DW5 is a 12-inch glove and uses a dual post design for added durability when taking years of abuse at 3rd base. It only comes in an A2K version and, once a glove of the month, now a mainstay in Wilson’s glove arsenal.

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Wilson A2K Glove Reviews 2017 Outfield

2017 A2K KP92 Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

The KP92 pattern is most known for its pro-laced T-web design. Kriby Pucket helped Wilson design this web that supports the top bar for snow-cone catches. It comes in a A2000 version too. The glove is a traditional 12.5-inch outfielder glove built with a commendable reach and huge pocket.

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2017 A2K 1799 Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

At 12.75-inches, the 2017 A2K 1799 is the largest outfield glove Wilson makes. It uses the same pocket design as the DW5, the dual post web, and is meant for the best reach in the business. Expect a huge glove that can get anywhere you can.

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Wilson A2K Glove Reviews 2017 1st Base

2017 A2K 2800 Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

Wilson only makes one 1st baseman’s glove in an A2K. That version is the 2800. The pattern is also made in an A2000. It uses a single post web design and uses a unique two break design in the palm for maximum width range. The extra work in from the factory the A2Ks receive makes this a very thoughtful buy.

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Wilson A2K Glove Reviews 2017 Catcher

2017 A2K M1 Review

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

Wilson’s lone A2K Catcher’s glove uses the very traditional half-moon web design. It is a 33.5 inch glove and when you first put it on will be best feeling glove you’ve yet to try. The A2K comes ultra soft.

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Glove Patterns

2017 Wilson A2K Glove Review

There are a number of esoteric glove terms. Chief among them may be the word pattern. The pattern describes the gloves design. Not in terms of color but, instead, in terms of how the glove’s webbing and fingers are structured. Wilson’s most popular pattern is the 1786.

Game Models

2017 Wilson A2K Review

Not to be confused with the term Pattern is the phrase Game Model gloves. Wilson teams up with a number of high profile players to design a specific glove pattern for their liking. The gloves are assigned a unique model ID to go along with their unique glove. They then produce that glove in mass quantities for sale to the public.


2017 Wilson A2K Glove Reviews

Welting is a term used in material design that refers to a piece of leather that assists in strengthening the connection between two pieces of leather. In the picture above it is the blonde leather stripes going along the fingers. Dual welting, what Wilson uses, is the use of two welting strips along the back of each finger. Those pieces of welting leather are either rolled or rough. The A2K uses rolled welting strips.

Wilson Super Skin

2017 Wilson A2K Reviews

New to the 2017 line, Wilson added Super Skin backing to the 1788 pattern of their A2K. In previous years, only the A2000’s were given the Super Skin. Super Skin is a synthetic material that is light weight and weather resistant proprietary to Wilson’s line of gloves. Some big timer players, like Robinson Cano, use it on their game model versions.

To understand the A2000 glove line, first divide them into the traditional A2000 and the A2000 Superskin. This second class, the A2000 Super Skin, we dedicate an entire article elsewhere. Here, we discuss the 11 new 2017 Wilson A2000 Gloves. These are the most popular baseball gloves on the planet and, as we discuss below, there is a reason for that. Consider this our 2017 Wilson A2000 Glove Review overview.

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Wilson A2000 Glove Review 2017 Sources

We referenced a number of sources while putting together this 2017 Wilson A2000 Glove Review. Of course, Wilson’s product site is invaluable in terms of product serial numbers, sizing options and images. As well, our 2017 Wilson Glove Reviews page as well as our A2K Reviews and A2000 Super Skin Reviews were useful.

2017 Wilson A2000 Glove Review Pattern Chart

Position Pattern A2K A2000 Game Model Latest A2000 Year Serial Number Price Review
Infield 1788 x x 2017 WTA20RB171788 $$$ Soon
Infield DP15 x x x 2017 WTA20RB17DP15 $$$ Soon
Infield 17 x x 2017 WTA20RB1717 $$$
Infield 1789 2016 WTA20RB161789 $$$
Infield PP05 2016 WTA20RB16PP05 $$$
Infield EL3 2016 WTA20RB16EL3 $$$
Infield JA27 x 2017 WTA20RB17JA27GM $$$ Soon
Infield CC1 x 2017 WTA20RB17CC1GM $$$ Soon
Pitcher CK22 x 2015 WTA20RB15CK22GM $$$
Pitcher D33 x 2016 WTA20RB16D33 $$$
Outfield KP92 x 2017 WTA20RB17KP92 $$$ Soon
Outfield 1799 x x 2016 WTA20RB161799 $$$
Outfield OT6 x 2016 WTA20RB16OT6 $$$
Catcher 1791/Pudge 2017 WTA20RB17PUDGE $$$ Soon
Catcher CM33 2017 WTA20RB17CM33 $$$ Soon
1st Base MC24 2016 WTA20RB16MC24GM $$$ Soon
1st Base 2800 x 2017 WTA20RB172800 $$$ Soon

2017 Wilson A2000 Glove Reviews

The 2017 Wilson A2000 represents a category of performance gloves Wilson produces. Within that category are 20 gloves, 11 of which are designed new for the 2017 class. Each of those 11 gloves have their own unique flare. While some A2000’s are much alike, others are as different as a catcher’s glove and a infielder’s glove should be.

However, there are some things all A2000’s have in common. Specifically, all A2000’s use a Pro Stock leather which is specifically raised to produce Wilson ball gloves. Fingering on the gloves use a dual welting—which is two strips of leather—along each finger back. This both improves the general durability of the glove while keeping a very long lasting work-in. Each A2000 also uses a breathable wrist band to help wick away sweat.

A2000’s are well known on the game and arguably have the best reputation as a legit top shelf performance glove good for any game.

Terminology: Glove Patterns

There are a number of esoteric glove terms. Chief among them may be the word pattern. The pattern describes the gloves design. Not in terms of color but, instead, in terms of how the glove looks. Wilson patterns are often numbers (1786, 1789, etc) although some contain letters to (JA27, DW5, etc.).

Game Models

Within the A2000 series are several Game Model gloves. These are gloves built after specific players and contain enough differences in design from other patterns in the line they are given their own pattern number. Game Model A2000’s are usually the most popular and also present the most flashy colors. Game Model gloves are also availalbe in Super Skin and A2K versions of different patterns.

If uptake at the major league level is the litmus test for the best baseball glove, then the A2000 would win the prize. By our last count, at least 100 big leaguers use a Wilson A2000 in some form or another. Far and away, it is the most common glove among elite players. It also dominates the collegiate space as well as travel ball and highschool. We would guess that no less than 70% of all Wilson performance glove sales are A2000s.

To put it mildly, the A2000 dominates the game from top to bottom.

Wilson A2000 Infield Glove Reviews 2017

Six of the Eleven new 2017 Wilson mitts are infielder’s gloves. Below are short overviews of each new Wilson A2000 Infield Glove Review.

1788A Review

The 1788A form Wilson is the smallest glove Wilson makes, this 11.25″ middle infield gloves comes with a lace design and a short pocket for easy transitions. Much like the 1788 but with a different web. Some feel like the lace web design makes a shorter and longer lasting tight pocket.

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1788 Review

The famous H-Web design Wilson uses on most of the A2000 glove designs is on the newly colored up 2017 Wilson 1788. This is a 11.25″ designed glove for middle infield or a 3rd basemen. It would be the lightest all leather glove Wilson makes. The glove comes in both a Super Skin and A2K model. Both of those have a different take on the color scheme. Expect a short pocket and standard fit on the wrist.

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DP15 Review

The DP15 is named after Dustin Pedrioa. This is an 11.5″ inch glove made for middle infield or the occasional 3rd baseman. It’s unique feature is a smaller entrance for the wrist for a tighter fit. This tappered fit is a mainstay on Pedrioa’s glove who is remarkably attentive to details. It is the traditional H-web (or, depending on how you look at it, I-Web). The DP15 is made in a Super Skin and A2K as well as a 2016 model that Wilson still actively sells.

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1786 Review

Wilson’s 1786 A2000 for 2017 is its most popular glove. It is a traditional 11.5″ middle infield glove with a traditional H-Web design. Of course a third baseman who likes a little more mobility would appreciate it too. Few vendors are capable of keeping this glove in stock at the moment as the walnut color apparently sucks money from people’s bank accounts without much of a thought. Sweet glove and the ideal mitt. It could be argued this glove is the quintessential glove of the entire 2017 Wilson line.

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JA27 Reivew

Jose Altuve’s JA27 Game Model Wilson Glove is a take on the 1786 with some flashy color. It is a 11.5″ inch glove with an H-web design and nice classic fit. This glove only comes in a A2000 as that is, by all accounts, Altuve’s preference. Expect a short pocket for middle infield.

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CC1 Review

Carlos Correa’s glove is much like the JA27 in terms of functionality with the obvious exception of it being a 11.75″ mitt instead of the more standard 11.5″ glove most middle infielders use. For many High School and collegiate players this may be a good cross over glove for 3rd base and middle infield too. It comes with the traditional I-Web design and double laces in the web.

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Wilson A2000 Glove Reviews 2017 Outfield

For outfield, the Wilson A2000 glove line offers 3 distinct patterns. Only one has been updated for a 2017 look. We discuss that glove, the KP92, below. We should note, there are two A2K gloves and one A2000 Super Skin updated for 2017 too. But those are covered elsewhere on this site.

KP92 Review

Originally designed by Kirby Pucket, the KP92 is a 12.5″ outfield glove with a T-web. It’s most unique feature is the reinforced trap on the top of the webbing to keep the pockets structure and manage snow-cone catchers. The KP92 uses a traditional fit and has the same Pro-Stock leather and dry wicking wrist guard that the A2000 is famous for.

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Wilson A2000 Glove Reviews 2017 1st Base

Wlson makes 4 top shelf (A2K, A2000, Super Skin) 1st basemen gloves. Two are in the 28000 pattern. One of those is an A2000 that is updated for the 2017 class.

2800 Review

The 2017 A2000 2800 uses a single post reinforced web design which is the most popular design worn by the pros. It also uses a fully closed backhand. This glove uses dual break points in the thump line and palm heel for a wide grab. Like all A2000 gloves, the glove comes with dual welting on the fingers for a stiff break in and a long lasting glove.

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Wilson A2000 Glove Reviews 2017 Catcher

Both A2000 Catcher’s gloves are upgraded for the 2017 Class. The Pudge (or 1791) is the most popular and uses the popular half moon web design. The 33″

Pudge Review

Wilson’s most popular A2000 catcher’s glove gets an upgraded look for 2017. The PUDGE, aka 1791, pattern is a 32.5″ circumference with the most popular MLB web pattern: The Half Moon Web. It is the smallest Catcher’s glove Wilson makes in the A2000 line and is travel ball preferred glove. Like each A2000 the Pudge also has dual leather strips (welting) on the fingers for life-long durability and a long lasting break-in.

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CM33 Review

The very stiff and very durable A2000 CM33 is a glove built to take a beating. It uses, like the Pudge, a half moon design but the extra half inch in circumference benefits the palm size. Expect, as always, double lines of leather on the fingers (welting) to keep its structure and break in for years to come.

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A2000 vs A2K

Many A2000 Patterns also come in A2K patterns. By that we simply mean the design of the gloves webbing and dimensions are foun

There is really one source that everyone gets their information from in terms of the A2K vs the A2000. A number of articles address the issue. If you were to watch the following, you’d be as smart as anyone else on the matter. This is Wilson’s product designer and master Craftsman Aso describing the differences.

A2000 vs A2000 Super Skin

Like A2K Gloves, A2000 Super Skin gloves often come in the same patterns as the A2000 base model gloves. The Super Skins add a different textile to the back that makes the gloves both lighter and easier to break in. In 2017, the Super Skin is black.

There are 12 Super Skin patterns in total in the 2017 line. Only 5 come in both the A2000 and the A2000 Superskin. They are the 1788, DP15, 1786, 1799 and the OT6. Of those 5, only the 1788, DP15 and 1786 have new A2000 2017 designs.

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