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What Pros Wear: Dustin Pedroia (Glove, Bat, Cleats, Batting Gloves, Guards, Sunglasses)

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Glove

Wilson A2K DP15 (Link is to 2015 model, Pedroia uses a model that is no longer available)

Pedroia’s glove has been dirtied beyond recognition, but he’s still wearing his A2K DP15 from at least 3 seasons ago.  Below is a shot from 2012 when you could still tell what it was:

dustin pedroia wilson a2k dp15

He tried a red version (below) in 2013, but it just didn’t have the same feel and Pedroia had to go back to Old Faithful.  Pedroia is known for riding his gloves into the ground.  The 3-time Gold Glover reportedly had a glove that he wore from the time he was ten years old until it broke in his first professional game, at 21 years old.

Because he’s used it for so long, he’s most likely had it restored (lacing, even leather where necessary), but because its been so long, Pedroia’s Wilson is more like an extension of his hand than a baseball glove.

dustin-pedroia-glove-closeup

a2k-dp15

Sunglasses

Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ

Oakley has picked off Bolle’s only baseball guy, as Pedroia has converted to the mighty “O” in several colorways, most recently a white/navy Flak Jacket XLJ that is available at the link above.

Glove under Fielding Glove

Franklin CFX Pro (same as hitting gloves)

Bat

Louisville Slugger DP318 Maple

Pedroia has been swinging Louisville Slugger recently for the first time in several seasons.  He’s swinging a custom model based off the S318, called the “DP318″ as seen below.  Slugger tells us Pedey’s version has a slightly bigger barrel than the S318.  You can get the S318 here, but the DP318 is a custom cut.

Marucci DO34 Low Density Maple

Before he switched back to Slugger, Pedroia had been swinging the David Ortiz model Marucci for a few years.  Just goes to show you what kind of strength Pedroia has for a guy of his stature.  If you’re that size and swinging the same bat as a big bopper like Ortiz, and swinging it like Pedroia does, you’re an absolute freak of nature.  The DO34 is only available in ash, not Pedroia’s maple.

Batting Gloves

Franklin CFX Pro in Various Colors (Ortiz’* custom colors here)

Pedroia wears the CFX Pro in several exclusive colorways, including the ones you see below.

Dustin Pedroia's Franklin CFX Pro Batting Gloves

Cleats

New Balance 4040v2 and New Balance 3000 Low

Pedey seems to like both the 4040v2 and the 3000 that New Balance offers.  Most recently, we’ve seen him in a stock black/white version of the 4040v2.

Aside from those, we’ve also seen him in red/grey, which are also available:

Leg Guard

Evoshield Custom Foot Guard

Pedroia wears a guard to protect him from his own foul balls that is simply one-of-a-kind.  We couldn’t find anything like Pedroia’s traditional camo Evoshield foot guard online, but as you probably know by now, Evoshield sells a leg guard that also protects the shin as well.

Dustin Pedroia's Evoshield Custom Foot Guard

Evoshield Elbow Guard in Navy and Traditional Camo

We’ve seen him wearing an elbow guard that matches the traditional camo foot guard above, as well as a navy version.  Neither are available, though there are some great colorways available at the above link and on Baseball Express.

Here’s a nice little ESPN feature that’ll remind you just who we’re dealing with.  I find it funny that they want to paint him as the underdog—“he went undrafted out of high school”—yeah, he was recruited as the starting shortstop for Arizona State.  And then they go, “he didn’t score highly in any scouting category”—and then he went in the second round of the draft.  Nice try, but this guy was never the underdog—he was always a filthy baseball player, at every single level.

Also found this article, explaining that Pedroia gave back his scholarship after his freshman year in college to sign a pitcher!  The story goes on: “A Juco pitcher named Ben Thurmond was ready to transfer, and Dustin wanted the Sun Devils to grab him. There were no more scholarships available, so Dustin gave up his. He and Thurmond had played together on a US junior team. Dustin’s parents were making enough to afford the tuition, but Thurmond’s parents were not.”

What a player.

39 Responses

  1. bigbirdqrs

    Those are some sick shades! I have the DP15 Glove, it’s amazing, I highly suggest it.

    April 28, 2012 at 7:36 am

  2. David

    what is pedroia’s walk up song?

    May 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    • mike8

      “Gettin’ it” by Too Short…will do a “What Pros Blare” for the Sox next time, should be early next week.

      May 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    • Ken

      Still D.R.E by Dr. Dre

      June 11, 2014 at 7:31 am

  3. caleb

    should do i profile for asdrubal cabrera and zach cozart

    June 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  4. D

    Thanks for the info and I can tell you from talking to marucci the closest bat you can order to pedroias is the mm20, I have two, they are outstanding bats

    September 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    • MG

      Do you like the mm20? According to Marucci it is very similar to the Louisville Slugger M110.

      January 29, 2013 at 2:24 pm

  5. JY

    What is the white sleeve he wears on his left arm? I believe it’s the same one Jason Kipnis wears. Any info on it would be great.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:JasonKipnis2012.png

    November 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    • Javi

      Did you ever find out what the sleeve is? It’s almost like a sock material

      August 14, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      • Yeah, it’s a Brecon sleeve. A lot of players wear them either trimmed down or at full length. Other players that wear them are Elvis Andrus, Evan Longoria, and Bryce Harper among others. They’re pretty easy to find if you’d like one. I just bought one and it’s a lot more breathable than both of my Nike sleeves.

        October 2, 2013 at 2:25 pm

  6. austen

    you can get the DO34 now, they have it for sure on the marucci website and on some other sites

    May 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm

  7. dylan

    DP New Balance color scheme is now available

    May 29, 2013 at 7:43 pm

  8. What is the pre wrap the Mlb players wear like the brand

    June 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    • ctom18

      the tape is called powerflex tape. It sticks to itself instead of your skin. A lot of pros use it. You can find it on Amazon or probably somewhere else if you search it on google.

      June 29, 2013 at 5:09 pm

  9. dan

    His leg gaurd is just the the foot part of the evoshield leg gaurd

    August 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

  10. Kyle

    does anyone know where you can buy the blue new balance camo cleats Dustin Pedroia has?

    August 7, 2013 at 8:01 am

  11. Javi

    What is the white sleeve he tends to wear?

    August 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm

  12. Magnus

    the sleeve is an apollo scuff pad. pros tend to wear sleeves that are unknown and are actually meant to do stuff to help you.. not just some stupid nike shooting sleeves for “swag” the beacon sleeve and the apollo scuff pads are what all pros usually wear and they cost like 5 bucks. i have the sleeves and they are amazing. took me a year to find out what sleeves they use. DO NOT BUY PHITENS they are GOD AWFUL

    August 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

  13. Chris

    Does anyone know where I can find the same blue camo new balance cleats that he wears that are shown above?

    August 30, 2013 at 9:32 am

  14. Jake

    Dustin Pedroias “leg guard” is the evoshield elbow gaurd. it is not the foot guard part of the leg guard because of the strap size. The strap size of the foot part is smaller, but the elbow guard has the thicker strap.

    September 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm

  15. Cole

    What is the compression sleeve he wears on his left elbow?

    October 1, 2013 at 6:50 pm

  16. Kevin Perez

    Is there any way I can buy the blue camo new balance cleats he wears for away?

    October 7, 2013 at 8:35 pm

  17. Randy

    Is there any where to buy the blue cleats yet?

    December 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm

  18. Rick

    What is the material used to tape wrists and for what purpose on both wrists?

    December 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm

  19. BP

    Is there any place which you can get the camo blue/ black cleats? Has new balance made those available?

    December 27, 2013 at 9:01 am

  20. Dylan Singletary

    Doesn’t he put 2 fingers in the pinky hole??

    February 2, 2014 at 2:12 pm

  21. Benito

    Wilson brought back that dark brown a2k for pedroia this year. Peep it in the Wilsonballgloves Red Sox youtube video

    April 1, 2014 at 8:38 am

  22. Jon E.

    What is the the stuff that he uses to tape his wrist ?

    April 26, 2014 at 10:02 pm

  23. RB

    hey just want to say that I’ve seen pedroia using a louisville slugger lately

    May 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm

  24. The closest you can get to the franklin pro classic batting gloves is the neo classic batting gloves here http://www.baseballexpress.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=44587

    May 30, 2014 at 4:37 pm

  25. JOE

    Dustin Pedroia has been using a Louisville Slugger bat as of recent, idk what model but it’s definitely slugger

    July 2, 2014 at 12:55 pm

  26. Nick

    Did u guys know that 2 years ago pedroia used easton gloves and in the Wilson video it says that as soon as he got rid of his old Wilson that he used from when he was 12 that he switched right to Wilson with is not thrue because he used easton

    July 8, 2014 at 9:23 am

  27. coby

    Does he go two in the pinkie?

    July 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm

  28. Conrad

    Believe it or not his “leg guard” is actually an elbow guard on his foot

    August 9, 2014 at 7:31 am

  29. RyanASU

    Doesn’t he also wear a saddle tan with chocolate laces for the All Star game

    August 19, 2014 at 5:38 pm

  30. Andrew

    The foot guard could be one of two things, an elbow guard worn on the foot, or you can take apart the foot and shin parts on the shin guard and just use the foot part

    September 16, 2014 at 5:22 am

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