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What Pros Wear: Jean Segura (Glove, Sunglasses)

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Once Jean Segura’s finishes up this remarkable breakout season, we’ll inevitably start to hear from the doubters.  ”Sophomore slump.”  ”The league will figure him out.”  Its funny—when I hear those bitter old cliches, isn’t it always some has-been (or never-was) sitting behind a desk?

Athletes like Segura don’t have sophomore slumps.  They get better.  Don’t believe me?  Take a look at Segura’s swing and tell me where the holes are.  Tell me how many 23 year old shortstops you’ve seen with a HR chart that looks like this:

Source: Hit Tracker

Source: Hit Tracker

This dude SPRAYS, and if you manage to keep him in the ballpark, he’ll run all over you.

And when he’s not raking, he’s covering most of Greater Milwaukee at Shortstop…

Athletes like Segura don’t slump much, and when they do, it doesn’t last long.  Lucky for us, there are a solid handful of these guys just entering the game and we’ll be able to watch first-hand as they bury the doubters alive.

Glove

Wilson A2K DW5 in Black/Orange Logos

Based on his choices, Segura likes to keep his gear simple and classic.  The custom A2K DW5 Segura fields with is no different—all black with color only in the logos, and even that is just Wilson’s orange.  The DW5, a 12-inch H-Web designed and named for 3B David Wright, is an interesting choice for a Shortstop.  Most Wilson middle infielders opt for the 1786 I-Web, an 11.5-inch, but Segura must have big hands or a preference for a longer reach (or both).  Regardless, he handles it just fine, and its available at that link (only with yellow logos).  It is also available in Mets-friendly colors here.

Source: Jeff Curry/Getty Images North America

Source: Jeff Curry/Getty Images North America

 Sunglasses

Under Armour Thief Flip-Ups with Black Lenses

Segura again opts for the classic approach with respect to eyewear, this time not only with subtlety, but an old-school gear-head favorite: flip-ups.  Under Armour has a nice looking set (see photo above) to oppose the Gargoyle Gamers, and they’re available just like Segura’s (and Brandon Phillips‘).

And here’s a classic flip-up gallery with a description of each…

Swag.

What Pros Wear: Jean Segura (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Guard)

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After what Ryan Braun did to Milwaukee today, I owed Brewers fans a profile.  I think this is a no-brainer here—a first year starter who’s leading all MLB Shortstops in OPS, hits, triples, and runs scored.  A promising prospect in the Angels organization, Segura was the big piece in the deal that sent Zack Greinke from Milwaukee to Anaheim.  Segura has paid off in a big way for the Brewers.   They are a few players away from contending, but the top of that lineup, Segura and Carlos Gomez, should be a high voltage pairing for years to come.

Bat

Sam Bat PS2

Jean Segura swings a Sam Bat, the same model that power-hitting teammate Aramis Ramirez has been swinging as far back as 2005.  Segura was swinging Max Bat at the beginning of the season, so Ramirez likely converted him.

Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America

Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America

Batting Gloves

Various Under Armour Gloves, including:

Segura wears an array of Under Armour batting gloves, mixing it up at his leisure.  Most of Segura’s colorways are simple and not too flashy, like the grey Motives you see above, or the white Epic and Yard IV sets below.  These styles are all available in slightly different colorways than Segura’s.

Source: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images North America

Source: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images North America

The Yard VI’s:

Source: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images North America

Source: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images North America

Cleats

Under Armour Spine Low

Like his gloves, Segura likes a standard issue look on his feet as well.  He wears the UA Spine Low in the classic black/white, throwing in a pair of Brewer-colored laces like the gold ones above, or the blue set in the feature photo.  The UA Spine Low is available at that link, but with a grey plate instead of Segura’s white one.

Wrist Guard

Benik W-106 in Navy

Jean Segura has been a fit for opposing pitchers on the bags this year, already over 30 SBs for the year on 35 chances.  A head-first slider on steals, Segura wears the Benik W-106 on his right arm while on the bases, which protects his hand and wrist from getting jammed up on close plays.  This guard is available at the link above in many colors.

Source: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images North America

Source: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images North America

Thumb Guard

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