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What Pros Wear: Nelson Cruz (Bat, Glove, Cleats, Batting Gloves, Sunglasses, Guard, Hitting Aid)

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I’d say Cruz is settling in nicely in his new B-more digs, already setting franchise records in just his second month with the O’s.  Guy’s got a heavyweight’s swing and when he’s locked in it doesn’t matter where you throw it, he’ll split it in half.


Marucci AP5 Maple

Louisville Slugger I13 Maple

Cruz swings a number of bats and brands, but most recently we’ve seen the Marucci AP5 and the Slugger I13.  These are both popular turning models for power guys and are available online.

He has also swung the Chandler CB13LC you see below in 2014:

Nelson Cruz' Chandler CB13LC Maple


Louisville Slugger H-Web

Nelson Cruz is far more recognized for his power than his glove, but Cruz plays a pretty good Left Field and has a rocket launcher for an arm.  The H-Web Cruz wears is not available and as crazy as it sounds for the most popular pattern among MLB outfielders, Louisville does not offer a premium H-Web at all.

Source: Keith Allison

Source: Keith Allison


Nike Huarache Pro Mid

Cruz has flip-flopped on this over the last couple of years, leaving the New Balance 3000 for Nike’s MLB standard Huarache Pro.  These are available online but Cruz’ colorway is slightly different than the one available online.  You can also create your own colorway very similar to Cruz’.

Source: Keith Allison

Source: Keith Allison

Batting Gloves

Louisville Slugger Series 7 in Orange/Black and Grey/Black

Louisville Slugger has a couple of models with this same look, the Series 5 as well as the Series 7.  It looks like the Series 5 is cheaper, but Cruz colorway is available.

Source: Keith Allison

Source: Keith Allison


Oakley Fast Jacket

Nelson Cruz’ sunglasses are a slick-looking pair of the Oakley Fast Jacket, with the following custom choices:

  • Frame: Polished White
  • Lens: Persimmon XL
  • Lens: Grey
  • Icon: Team White
  • Earsock: White

You can shop Oakley Fast Jacket standard colorways here.


Evoshield Elbow Guard in Black

Another MLB slugger wearing an Evoshield elbow guard—what else is new?  These are officially everywhere at this point as guys do their best to avoid taking 95 off the elbow.

Source: Keith Allison

Source: Keith Allison

Hitting Aid

Pro Hitter in Orange

Cruz wears a very popular MLB accessory, the Pro Hitter thumb aid.  Check out the link for more info on this one and see it in the photo above.

Also, check out the photographer who took all of these great photos, Keith Allison.

5 Responses

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  2. Luke Norman

    He now uses a Marucci bat

    November 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

  3. John

    update cabrera, he was wearing some dirty cleats yesterday. And profile martinez he has been great

    May 30, 2014 at 3:02 am

  4. Kolby Rich

    U can custom make en H web at the slugger website for $300

    May 30, 2014 at 7:38 am

  5. Donovan Potemri

    Would you be able to make a profile for a catcher that uses All-Star gear? Maybe Salvador Perez? He’s putting up some nice numbers for a catcher and he’s got some sweet gear.

    June 1, 2014 at 3:11 pm

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