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What Pros Wear: Yoenis Cespedes (Bat, Glove, Cleats, Batting Gloves, Sunglasses, Guards, Bat Grip)

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Rawlings Pro Preferred PRO302 Pattern in Camel/Dark Green With the A’s, Cespedes wore the neon glove below, but since joining the Red Sox, he’s switched over to a light tan/camel/cream (whatever you wanna call it) glove he was breaking in earlier in the year, two photos down.

No good shots of it with the Sox, but it matches nicely with the Monster he’s defending.  That one is a custom, and we think its a Pro Preferred.  Though you can’t configure a Pro Preferred PRO302 like Yo’s, you can get a Heart of the Hide exactly like his with Rawlings custom glove tool (we did the work for you). Note: You can now get a lower tier of Rawlings glove, the Gamer, in a very similar colorway to Cespedes’ neon.  Check it out here.


Chandler DTM7C Maple 34.5/32-32.5

Yo most famously swung a Chandler during the 2013 HR Derby in which he beat Bryce Harper, who was also swinging Chandler.  The DTM7C is a custom cut for Yoenis that you can get a great look at in the feature gallery.  Shop Chandler bats here. Something to keep an eye on, Marucci has a little birdie in the Red Sox clubhouse.  You can see in the photo below that Yoenis already has some Marucci lumber (with his name on it) to rake with and he looks like he’s getting the hard sell by company man, Señor Papi.


NIKEiD Huarache Pro Mid in Sox Colors One benefit of the recent move to the Sox other than a terrifying middle of the order (Pedroia-Ortiz-Yoenis-Napoli-Craig) is that Cespedes’ gear has been that a couple pieces of Cespedes’ repertoire that were once custom are now available to all.  His cleats are one example, which you can see in the feature photo.  Get ‘em at the link above, but I wouldn’t be surprised if, as more time passes, he gets some custom stuff in.


Oakley Fast Jacket XL in Custom Colors (Hasn’t worn sunglasses with the Sox so no update) Cespedes Oakley sunglasses are exclusive, with Jade Iridium lenses, green ear socks, and a silver “Switchlock,” but you can build your own pair on Oakley’s custom builder.

Batting Gloves

Cutters Prime Command in Navy/White and White/White Cespedes’ Cutters are the other item that went from custom to stock with the Oakland-Boston mega-deal, and that’s good news for us.  You can get them both at the link above (which is the shop).

Hitting Aid

PROHITTER Cespedes is one of hundreds of Big Leaguers that wears one of these to prevent the hitter from “choking” the bat (holding it too deep in your hands and not in your fingers).  They’re available just like Yo’s.


Evoshield Leg Guard  Evoshield A155 Wrist Guards (w/o armor) Haven’t actually seen the leg guard yet but he’d been wearing it for a long time with the A’s so I’ll reserve pulling it from his profile just yet.  A new edition courtesy of Evoshield, however, is the A155 wrist compression that you can see in the photo below.

He’s always taped his wrists, but this is the first time I can remember seeing the Evoshield solution.  Notice that he doesn’t use the actual armor that is included with the A155.  That’s because he is just using it to reinforce the tape beneath those guards.  Maybe his wrists are bothering him and he’s looking for more support. Custom Benik Baserunning Wrist/Finger Guards Cespedes has a very peculiar setup, including an oven-mitt-style guard (Brett Gardner wears one like it), which is custom.  You can see it above.  Not really sure what he likes about it.  Would love to hear some input.

Bat Grip

Lizard Skin in Red Camo

The fastest growing piece of equipment in the game?  Lizard Skins are officially everywhere.  Yoenis’ can be seen here.

19 Responses

  1. Daniel

    I have actually met the co-owner of Chandler Bats–the company is maybe 30-40 min. from where I live. These guys are extremely passionate about what they do, and the bats are pretty awesome….I only got to use a bat for a little bit, but it just felt great, looked great, and seemed like it could take a beating, too. The co-owner guy told me a story of how Pudge Rodriguez’s son started swinging a Chandler and Pudge soon realized his son was using better wood than he was. :P Really quality products these guys are making–and I don’t think they’re stopping there; I’ve heard some of the new ideas they’re coming up with and they sound really sweet. I really think Chandler Bats is going to be the newest big bat company in the Major Leagues before too long….

    April 29, 2012 at 7:48 am

    • mike8

      This is about the most obvious “inside job” comment I’ve ever seen. It’s not that I care, it’s just funny is all.

      October 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    • Nate

      He has a new Rawlings glove for 2013 do you think you can identify it and post a pic of it

      March 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      • mike8

        I will be doing a lot of updates in April

        March 29, 2013 at 8:09 am

  2. zach

    where are they based

    July 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm

  3. baseballbro

    does he wear a sleeve?

    September 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

  4. baseballbro

    im pretty sure he wears a nike elite one heres a link

    September 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  5. bob

    670 West Washington St
    Norristown, Pennsylvania 19401

    September 19, 2012 at 7:03 pm

  6. Peyton Cooper

    You can design your own batting gloves at

    October 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm

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  8. Jake

    He has a custom green A’s evoshield leg guard now and a custom green A’s evoshield elbow guard now. There is a pic on Evoshield’s instagram account.

    March 29, 2013 at 6:24 am

  9. Peyton

    Lately he has been using the Cutters All Leather batting gloves in all white. The colors are only available through the BYOG system with Cutters. Obviously he did not wear them in the Derby though.

    July 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

  10. Josh

    He’s using a new Rawlings glove and different Cutters batting gloves.

    October 10, 2013 at 7:49 am

  11. Jose

    I really like jose Canseco and i saw that he had lots of different batting gloves like
    Franklin (vintage style) green/white green/yellow yellow/green.And in this picture and a plain green and sometimes yellow wristbands in his rookie year.CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE A PROFILE FOR JOSE CANSECO!

    October 31, 2013 at 8:23 pm

  12. Gman

    Earlier in the season and at the home run derby he has a grip on his bat, was just wondering what grip that was

    June 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm

  13. What type of undershirts does he use?

    August 6, 2014 at 7:35 am

    • Well since he’s a nike athlete he probably uses pro-combat undershirts

      August 6, 2014 at 11:25 am

  14. Armand

    Tonight Cespedes brought out some new balance 3000s with the n blacked out maybe a possible switch there?

    August 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm

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