I don’t love the concept or the final product, but here’s a good portion of the USMC Digital Camo Collection that the MLB is rocking in a full schedule of holiday baseball today. Once you’re done with this get out and long toss—there are no holidays from baseball.
Jurickson Profar is a scout’s dream—a switch-hitting athletic shortstop with speed and pop—a legit 5-tooler with freakish potential. What the Rangers will do with him, who knows. They’ve been flirting with him since last year but even with Kinsler out he isn’t getting full-time work. Could he be traded? Maybe, but speculating about Profar’s future team isn’t what we’re here for. To the gear we go.
I spoke with Jeff McKee, Trinity’s CEO the other day and asked him about Profar’s bat. Even HE couldn’t tell me what model it was, though he speculated it might be borrowed from Adrian Beltre. We don’t want to just throw out a model when we really don’t know, so we will keep an eye on this and if anyone else has some info/photos let us know.
Under Armour Yard VI in White/Red and White/Blue
Profar has been wearing the Under Armour Yard VI since he’s been called up, contrary to the feature photo of him going commando (no gloves).
Under Armour Yard III Cleats in Black/White/Red
Same model as Jose Reyes, exclusive colorway like Reyes as well. Like we found for Reyes, the best way to get some colors with these cleats is through eBay at the link above.
ProHitter in Blue
You’ll notice in both photos above that Profar wears the ProHitter thumb aid, a tiny accessory worn by a lot of big leaguers (Cano, Longoria, Hamilton, Zimmerman). With hitters like that using it, it must work.
Baltimore Orioles: Matt Wieters: Wieters wears a very simple set of Under Armour Pro. Wieters tapes his wrists with black athletic tape and wears a batting glove underneath his Rawlings PROSCM41B. And since Wieters is a two time Rawlings Gold Glover he can get the gold Rawlings label on any Rawlings product he wants such as Mike Matheny or Yadi. He also wears Under Amour kneesavers and has MW on the collar and #32 on his ankle flap. Also love the Orioles helmet he wears.
Chris Snyder: Old wily vet Snyder was called up by the Orioles after Tyler Teagarden went on the DL. Snyder has switched from the Reebok gear with the Astros to the TPX gear in Baltimore. Also uses a Wilson.
Boston Red Sox: Jarrod Saltalamacchia: Salty uses the Nike Elite gear and has a road and a home set of it. He uses an All Star CM3000 glove and All Star knee savers. He doesn’t use a shoulder flap, has his finger through and a little bit of tape around his index finger. He tapes both wrists and has two rolls of athletic tapes, two #39 armbands and as always “Salty” on the collar.
David Ross: Two tone MVP4000 with a leather chin guard, all red Mizuno Samuri Pro gear with no kneesavers and New Balance spikes, Ross also wears the Palmgaurd Inner Glove Xtra. Great picture here showing nothing on the collar and the David Ross script on his Mizuno Samuri Pro glove.