The Look and Feel

What Pros Wear: Starlin Castro (Bat, Glove, Cleats, Batting Gloves, Sunglasses, Trainers)

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As the first MLB player ever born in the 1990s, Castro hit a cool .300 in his rookie year—before he could legally drink a beer.  In his first full season, Castro, at 21 years old, became the youngest player to ever lead the NL in hits.

He might be flying under the radar as the Cubs’ bubbling hot farm system begins to boil over into the Show, but there isn’t a team in the league that wouldn’t love to have Castro as their starting shortstop.  Castro will likely reach 1000 Big League hits in his age 25 season, a feat that he’ll share with names like Miguel Cabrera, and Ken Griffey Jr.  Derek Jeter crossed the 1K threshold at age 26.  This kid can play.


Louisville Slugger S318 Maple

Castro has been swinging the S318 since he’s been in the Bigs.  Its available at the above link as an M9, which Castro swung  before the Prime branding showed up last season.


Nike Air Huarache Pro Low in Blue/White

Available just like Castro’s at the link above.


Wilson A2000 1786 Superskin

Thanks to Gemini Keez for this incredible shot of Castro’s baby, a Wilson A2000 1786 w/ Superskin (the black material that looks like the surface of a basketball).  What makes this such a great shot is that you can see how worn-in the glove is.  That’s like a work of art right there.  Castro’s glove can be made with the Wilson Custom Builder or you can get the new stock version above.

Batting Gloves

Louisville Slugger CB1 in Cubs Colors

These have been discontinued, and it looks like retailers are trying to move them out, so you can get them real cheap.  Castro’s are slightly different than what’s available because his have Louisville Slugger’s new logo on top of the hand and do not use “TPX” anymore.


Nike Skylon Ace XV (to be released)

Its hard to tell in this pic but Castro broke out Nike’s new Skylon Ace XV recently, a style that has not been released to the public yet.  WPW was lucky to get a pair and you can see them up close in the feature gallery.


Nike Zoom Speed TR

Great shot of these, which we saw Castro taking ground balls with pre-game.

13 Responses

    • mike8

      Unfortunately, they’re slightly different, but very similar. Thanks for checking out the site.

      June 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

  1. starlin mixes up with wear his sleeve but mostly wears it on the non traditional throwing arm

    June 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm

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  3. Mike the 8ball

    this site is badass.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

  4. Audrey

    This is such an AWESOME site. you should make a pablo sandoval one he has a sick glove

    September 27, 2012 at 7:27 am

  5. Audrey

    he actually uses the A2000 1787 SS

    September 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm

  6. David

    Could you make an Anthony Rizzo profile?

    May 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

  7. you should make a pedro alvarez one he is such a boss

    June 24, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    • Edward

      Or cutch

      July 28, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      • Edward

        They should make old players like
        Ken Griffey jr.

        July 28, 2014 at 8:29 pm


    i have his glove its the 1786 ss glove of the month and its not a 1787 ss

    September 30, 2013 at 9:02 pm

  9. JP

    Specs on the glove?

    September 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm

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