Mizuno GPP1150Y3 Prospect PowerClose Baseball Review

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This full grain leather baseball glove is great for young players ages 3 to 8 thanks to a para shock palm pad and liner for cushioning more sensitive hands.If you’re in the market for a synthetic or real pigskin for your hand instead of the ball we recommend our best baseball gloves.

Why We Like It – Mizuno GPP1150Y3 Prospect PowerClose Baseball

This full grain leather baseball glove is great for young players ages 3 to 8 thanks to a para shock palm pad and liner for cushioning little hands.

Pros
  • Extremely comfortable palm pad
  • Triangular cutouts at pinky finger for easy closing
  • Little break-in period out of the box
Cons
  • Not designed for adults
  • No strap above the wrist for tightening

Performance

This is a youth baseball glove designed for young children, with features such as prospect powerclose technology, consisting of triangular cutouts at the pinky finger bottom for easier closing. This is a great option for kids with weaker hand dexterity. A ParaShock palm pad also absorbs hard shocks from quick line drives and minimizes sting while the MZO lining fabric helps flick sweat away from the skin.

Thanks to the mizuno prospect series soft leather construction, it requires very little break-in period, allowing kids to get out on the field quicker. Tartan flex webbing most resembles a basketweave design, making it equally useful for all fielding positions. We loved the large variety of size options, ranging from 9″ to 11.5″”

Design

With the soft internals of soft palm liner acting as both a cushion and padding for the glove makes this more comfortable for children then Rawlings Renegade Baseball Glove. With a textured outside and the hole for the index finger it gives a more comfortable fit when you start sweating compared to the Unihoh Baseball Glove.

Value

With free shipping the mizuno prospect powerclose youth baseball glove doesn’t come as cheap as the Franklin Sports Baseball Glove but the material feels superior and is more comfortable to wear for prolonged times. Coming in far cheaper than the Wilson A2000 the Mizuno GPP1150Y3 Prospect PowerClose retains the same quality despite the cheaper cost.

Mizuno GPP1150Y3 Prospect PowerClose Baseball Wrap Up

In short the Mizuno GPP1150Y3 Prospect PowerClose Baseball glove is arguably the best glove for a little league player and will last long after the glove stops fitting. When compared to the other options the price thought higher than a competitor matches the quality of the glove.

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I've been fascinated with tech ever since I opened up my early toys. Nowadays I don't just want to be able to enjoy my games and gadgets, but I also want to understand how they work. Been gaming since I was 5. Started with the Super Nintendo and worked my way up.

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