Wear What the Pros Wear


We at WhatProsWear.com, like many of you, are amateur baseball players.  That doesn’t mean we use amateur baseball equipment.  We are just as passionate about our game as we are about our gear.  We know that the right equipment is fundamental to our success as baseball players.

Our mission is to help you find the best equipment from the premier glove, bat, batting glove, cleat, and other baseball equipment manufacturers around.  The best way to find the best equipment is to consult the true professionals, the superstars of Major League Baseball.  We bring you the most accurate and up-to-date information on pro gloves, pro bats, pro cleats, and other Major League equipment, and show you where you can find them so you can add them to your game.

We will do our absolute best to keep information accurate and up-to-date, but just like you, Major league players make changes in their batting stance and sometimes in their equipment choices.  If you have any tips for us or corrections, please let us know.  We are dedicated to making this the best venue in the world for information on What Pros Wear.

Who I am…

Pitching until my arm falls off.

My name is Mike–I’m a ballplayer.  Grew up in New York, live in San Francisco, and still play in a men’s wood bat league, the SFNABA.

I have always been a sucker for style and swagger on the ballfield, which is why some of my all-time favorite ballplayers are Griffey, Jeter, Andruw Jones, Carlos Beltran—guys that not only play the game hard, but make it look good.

Growing up, I cocked my hat to the side like Mike Cameron, slapped my glove on my leg like Rickey Henderson, flipped the ball in underhand like Andruw Jones, and wore (and still wear) my favorite player, Ken Griffey, Jr.’s Rawlings PROTB24.  We always tried to emulate our heroes as I’m sure you do too.

Just like we’d talk gloves in the dugout, I always thought an online community for this kind of thing would be a fun and informative way for ballplayers all over the world to see what the pros wear, and figure out for themselves how to add those tools to their game.

I hope you all enjoy this stuff as much as I do, and please drop me a line if you have any suggestions of any sort.

Also, I’m looking for researchers, and welcome any info on specific players you want to see, or corrections on the players already featured (I will most definitely shout you out).  The community aspect makes this a much more dynamic source of information and will help sustain WhatProsWear.com for many seasons to come.


16 responses

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  2. Grant Mona

    I was wondering if you could tell me what the brand of the arm sleeve that Evan longoria, jacoby ellsbury and Chris Getz wears. It’s like an arm warmer. Many Texas rangers wore them in the 2011 playoffs. Thanks!

    April 25, 2012 at 10:02 pm

  3. Mason

    Can you do a player profile on Alexei Ramirez? I might even be able to help some.

    May 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm

  4. Jay he Hitman

    Love the site. How about an Ian Kinsler profile? Dude it pretty old school.

    June 7, 2012 at 10:49 am

    • mike8

      glad you like it. and absolutely.

      June 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm

  5. brad

    I love this website! Can we get some catcher love?

    June 12, 2012 at 8:57 am

    • Totally agree, man!

      July 29, 2012 at 7:17 pm

  6. Cody

    Awesome site. Love the Mike Trout update but can we get one on Justin Upton?

    June 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

  7. Andrew

    Hey I send you an email a month ago asking for you to do a Rivera player profile. Im going to a signing in 2 weeks…. Just wanted to see how it was coming alone. Keep up the great work

    June 22, 2012 at 9:09 am

  8. i am trying to find the shirt underneath robinson cano jersey by nike

    June 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm

  9. Brennan

    wondering if you could do a page on jason heyward, and the gear he uses. Thanks

    June 28, 2012 at 10:59 am

  10. Troy

    would love to see an adam jones article

    July 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm

  11. Carlton

    Hey Mike, Lovin the site. I have been searching for something like this for far too long. I am located on the East Coast, but I am interested in your search for researchers. I was wondering if you could shoot me an email, with the specifics of you search for researchers. Thanks, keep up the good work.

    July 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm

  12. Rauby

    would love to see a Yadier Molina article

    July 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm

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