Wilson A2000 EL3 Review
The Wilson A2000 EL3 is an 11.75 inch glove built for a traditional thirdbasman. It is a game model glove named after Evan Longoria. We spent time with the glove, spoke with Wilson about it and exchanged emails with a major vendor about what type of player likes the glove. On the whole, the Wilson A2000 EL3 is fantastic. We would quickly recommend the glove to bigger thirdbasemen who prefer a durable pocket and a pro-stock leather glove with a great shape and feel. Below is our full Wilson A2000 EL3 review.
Wilson EL3 Glove Article Contents
Wilson EL3 Glove Review Sources
A few great sources exist with further information on the Wilson EL3. We referenced these in putting together this article. Off this site, we would recommend Wilson’s EL3 product page directly. Additionally, Closeoutbats’ section has a good video and a nice write up.
Wilson EL3 Glove Recommendations
As an A2000 stock model, the EL3 is a top shelf choice for an good third baseman who prefers an 11.75-inch glove. We are not sure there are many true shortstops who appreciate the single post web AND the heavier full leather 11.75-inch glove. We have yet to see a 2nd baseman using an 11.75-inch glove.
With that said, we would quickly recommend the A2000 EL3 to the elite and strong third baseman who prefers an 11.75 inch glove. As an A2000 model, you can expect fine craftsmanship and the flagship glove of the entire industry.
Wilson EL3 Glove Comparable Gloves
The EL3 stand as a unique option in the Wilson infield space. It is the only 11.75-inch glove with a single post web design. Wilson’s other 11.75-inch utility infield gloves, the CC1 and 1787, are built with a middle infielder’s H-web type pocket. The other glove with a focus on a third baseman is the Game Model from David Wright. That glove, however, comes with a dual post web and a 12-inch length.
Outside of the Wilson brand, the only comparable 11.75-inch infield glove with the single post web design found is Easton’s LE MAKO 11.75. This glove, however, uses some synthetic material on the back. The intent is to make this glove more mobile as less leather implies a lighter glove.
Wilson EL3 Glove Features & Sizing
Wilson’s EL3 glove comes with all the standard features of a Wilson A2000. That is, it uses Pro-Stock leather. That leather comes from specially bred cows in Japan that Wilson harvests specifically for making gloves. You can read much more on the make up of A2000 Wilson gloves on our review.