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What Pros Wear: Derek Jeter (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Glove, Sunglasses, Guards)

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Source: Rich Schultz/Houston Chronicle

Glove

Rawlings Heart Of The Hide PRODJ2

The same one he’s been wearing for 20 seasons, the most ever in Pinstripes.

Cleats

Source: Leon Halip/Getty Images North America

Source: Leon Halip/Getty Images North America

Jeter is wearing his signature cleat, the Lux Metal from Jordan brand this year.  The cleats are available in black, same as Jeter’s.

Jeter is the first guy other than Michael himself to wear the Jordan brand on the diamond (see Jordan’s profile here).  Things have come a long way since then, as Jordan 12s are now available for the general public.  With the buzz I’ve seen generated by the 12s, I have to believe there are more on the way.  (Pretty good look at some Jordan cleats here.)

A look at last year’s Jeter Legend Elites:

Source: NorthJersey.com/Associated Press

Source: NorthJersey.com/Associated Press

Sunglasses

Oakley Radar Pitch Straight Stem in Black

Source: Boston Herald/AP

Source: Boston Herald/AP

Jeter has been wearing these for two seasons.  He used to wear the Rooly Vatican sunglasses before switching over to Oakley.

Glove Worn Under Fielding Glove

Jordan Team GB0319

Bat

Louisville Slugger P72

Source: Boston Herald/AP

Source: Boston Herald/AP

You can see Jeter’s bat and the white version of his Jordan batting gloves in the photo above.  Jeter’s own model has the old Louisville Slugger markings rather than their new branding, which Slugger does for their top guys.

Jeter’s not the only 3000 hit club member to use the P72.  Can you guess the other two?  Read this for the answer.

jeter bat measurements

As you can see in the photo above, Jeter’s P72′s measurements are 34 inch/32 ounce.  You can tell by the grains that Jeter’s bat is an Ash.  To quote a very informative article by woodbat.org:

“White ash (Fraxinus americana) is a ring-porous species, which means that in each year of growth, there are clear concentrations of large earlywood cells, and then an abrupt transition to smaller latewood cells.”

Those pores that you can see with your own eyes give Ash less density and more flex than a Maple.  The Ash compliments Jeter’s abilities.  Its lighter, giving him a quicker swing so he can stay on a pitch for longer, and because of the flex he’s able to poke those outside pitches an instant before they dive out of the zone.

Batting Gloves

Jordan Team GB0319

jeter-jordan-batting-gloves

As you can see in the screengrab above, Jeter is wearing the Jordan Team batting gloves that he wore last year.  His colorways are very scarce if anywhere.  You can also see yet another Benik wrist guard, the W-104 which he looks to wear in non-baserunning situations.  Jeter is really protecting those hands, as he also wears an Evoshield Sliding Wrist Guard once he gets on base.

Jeter has worn these in the past:

Elbow Guard

Benik E-400

Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America

Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America

Baserunning Wrist Guard

Evoshield Sliding Wrist Guard

Jeter is in a tangled love triangle for protective gear as he’s wearing both of the major brands.  Last year, he wore the Benik below, but it looks like in his final season he’s going with Evoshield.

Benik W107-B

Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America

Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America

Leg Guard

Evoshield

Source: Leon Halip/Getty Images North America

Source: Leon Halip/Getty Images North America

Jeter has a Yankee logo on his new Evoshield leg guard, which he’s been wearing for two seasons now.

40 Responses

  1. steveg

    he doesnt where radar pitch what does he where in games

    September 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    • mike8

      He wears Radar Pitch in games. If you see something else, find a recent photo and link it here so I have an idea what you’re talking about.

      September 12, 2012 at 9:05 am

  2. baseballbro

    ok thanks

    September 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm

  3. joe

    doesn’t he wear an all star shin guard

    October 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

  4. Connor Kogut

    derek jeter has recently worn an evoshield shin guard once he fouled a ball off his toe.
    Heres a link:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=436519623076786&set=p.436519623076786&type=1&theater (For some reason he blacked out the logo).
    And he wears oakley radar pitch straight stem sunglasses. The difference between regular oakley radars and straight stem is that they don’t have the holes on the side and the frame isn’t curved out so you can wear them under a batting helmet. Heres a link:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=436519623076786&set=p.436519623076786&type=1&theater (there at 4:10)
    You can only get them if you customize oakley radars at the oakley websit).

    October 27, 2012 at 11:10 am

  5. Ian Burgess

    What model of nike compression arm sleeve does jeter wear?

    February 1, 2013 at 3:38 am

    • mike8

      The sleeves are really tough to figure out. Anybody have any info for Ian and I?

      February 1, 2013 at 7:43 am

  6. Ian Burgess

    how about the nike dri fit undershirt jeter wears under his jersey that has the jeter symbol in the middle is that for sale? its this one but do they sell them to on any website to buy for a lot less than 1.5 grand
    http://www.steinersports.com/derek-jeter-2012-game-used-nike-dri-fit-navygrey-undershirtsleeves-cut.html

    February 10, 2013 at 9:14 am

  7. Judy

    Where can i get the jordan batting gloves in a size small does anyone know.

    February 21, 2013 at 7:15 am

    • mike8

      You can get them here.

      February 21, 2013 at 8:15 am

  8. Judy

    Thanks but those are the diamond ones i was looking for the ones shown above. Do you know where i can get those in a size small

    February 21, 2013 at 8:20 am

    • mike8

      Hm I can’t find those. And you know what, I need to update this because late in the year Jeter switched over to the ones I linked to. Not sure if that changes your mind.

      February 21, 2013 at 8:29 am

    • sam

      go to eastbay .com

      February 22, 2014 at 6:55 pm

  9. Judy

    okay if you find those just let me know please.

    February 21, 2013 at 8:34 am

  10. Judy

    Do you know if the jordan batting gloves come in youth sizes.

    February 23, 2013 at 2:17 pm

  11. Eligio

    He Wears Jordan Gloves wear did ya get Nike From

    March 3, 2013 at 8:12 am

    • mike8

      Read the whole post homie. He wore a Nike glove under his fielding glove. Thanks for looking.

      March 3, 2013 at 8:34 am

  12. Judy

    Do you know what kind of Nike under shirt he is wearing and where I can get it. Also where can I get the Jordan wristband.

    March 19, 2013 at 9:26 pm

  13. Jeter wears custom Jordan Batting gloves with an evoshield-like pad sewn or positioned into back of the left hand… http://sportsblog.projo.com/jeter0401.jpg

    April 3, 2013 at 5:30 am

  14. …and the right too!

    April 3, 2013 at 5:32 am

    • mike8

      Paul, first of all. Awesome find and thanks for the great picture. We will use this. The one thing I wanted to say was that we have seen a lot of guys use protective measures in spring only to abandon it for the regular season, so we will hold off on changing Jeter’s profile until we see him using this in the regular season. Either way, great find and thanks for looking.

      April 3, 2013 at 7:55 am

    • mike8

      Paul, You’re absolutely right. I’ve never noticed that. I’ll make sure we get some of those photos up in our Jeter update.

      April 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm

  15. judy

    Does anybody know what kind and where I can get the compression sleeve meter wears.

    April 13, 2013 at 9:35 am

  16. Jeter also during spring training was wearing a black Jordan batting glove under his fielding glove

    http://media.northjersey.com/images/032413jeter_dngnk.jpg

    May 9, 2013 at 9:51 pm

  17. Nic

    In his rehab games, Jeet has been wearing a black Phiten sleeve which also has a dark Phiten logo. I assume he will continue to wear it once he gets back up to the MLB.

    July 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm

  18. Nic

    Also, he is wearing a black Evoshield leg guard. This may just be extra protection for his injured left ankle.

    July 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

    • TFB

      For the Oakley specialists out there, are his lenses the grey or the black iridium?

      July 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      • Nic

        There are Black Iridium and Black Iridium Polarized. He likely uses one of those

        July 19, 2013 at 6:35 am

  19. Aaron

    where can I buy the jeter brand undershirt he wears!?

    July 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm

  20. rb

    hey i was wondering if you could do a review on alfonso soriano because i’ve heard that he uses a really heavy sam bat and was wondering if you could get more info. Thanks

    August 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    • Nic

      Funny you brought that up. For the longest time he did, but recently (due to age apparently) he switched to a lighter bat. Since he joined the Yanks, the topic has come up a few times on YES Network, including from Lou Pinella who of course managed him for 4 years. I am not positive of his new measurements, but he used to swing 35 in./36 oz. but I think he has dropped to 35/33.

      August 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm

  21. Glenn

    He wears (or used to) a short neckchain that is like gold cylinder beads with a diamond in each. What design?

    January 15, 2014 at 1:21 pm

  22. Michael L.

    Hey he wears a phiten arm sleeve http://instagram.com/p/kU9fMLpln4/

    February 19, 2014 at 8:48 pm

  23. Jonathan

    What does derek jeter wear under his glove

    April 9, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    • Nic

      The black jordan batting glove above. It’s for the DJ3k collection and is a special black and gold colorway of the gb0319′s

      April 14, 2014 at 9:37 am

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