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What Pros Wear: Jacoby Ellsbury (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Guards, Sunglasses, Sleeve)

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Louisville Slugger JE47

You can see in this photo the model number, JE47.

Based on the grains in the picture of the knob of Ellsbury’s U47 from 2013, you can tell he’s swinging a 33.5/30.5 Ash:

Jacoby Ellsbury 2013 Bat

When he came to New York, Louisville probably whipped him up his own model number like Rawlings has done, too.

He hasn’t been swinging it lately, but Ellsbury has his own custom model Marucci, the JE2 in that pretty brown finish with gold labels.  It is not available online, though you can browse Marucci models here.

From Marucci:

“Ellsbury swings a bat that derived off of Dan Uggla’s model (DU26). The DU26 is a slight variation of the KA29 (Kurt Ainsworth) – one of the original Marucci models. He swings a 33.5/30.5 cup. He also has a custom brown finish.”

Bat Wrap

Lizard Skin in Black

Look closely at the bat photo above and you can see a black wrap around the handle, that’s a Lizard Skin, a product that is becoming very popular in the Bigs for a sure grip.  Thanks to Cedric for reminding me to note it.

Batting Gloves

Nike Diamond Elite Pro II in Navy/White

You can see Ellsbury’s batting gloves well in the photo above of Ellsbury’s bat.  These are available just like Jacoby’s.

Hitting Aid


Ellsbury is not alone as these are seen on the thumbs of most guys we profile on WPW.  What is it?  From

  • PROHITTER produces quick hands, faster wrist turns, increasing bat speed and power.
  • Hit for a higher batting average, with more pop and greater consistency!
  • Most pro players are batting with PROHITTER for the advanced grip technique.
  • PROHITTER also provides the best batting sting reduction.
  • More than 50% of baseballs’ best pro players get big hits wearing PROHITTER!

The ProHitter works by occupying the space between your thumb and your index finger, so that when you grip the bat, it does not get buried too deep in your hands, but instead stays in your fingers.  This placement ensures that the hitter will be generating the maximum “flick” of the wrist.  Any good hitter will tell you how important the wrists are as a hitter.


Nike Air Huarache Pro Black/White with Black & White Laces

Jacoby must like the Huarache Pro Mids as he brought them with him from Boston.  Based on all the cleats we’ve seen from the Yankees, they enforce a strict black & white only rule, so that’s why you never see the Jeter’s and A-Rod’s of the world wearing any color.  They’re not permitted to.  I won’t get too political about it but I think that’s a bullshit rule.  As is the facial hair rule.  Has every World Series champion been clean-shaven?  Its comical to even ask that question with the “Playoff Beard” taking on the cult mentality that it has recently.  This isn’t 1927 anymore.  With all the money the Yankees have, their uptight attitude keeps free agents away, and that’s not debatable…

That’s not to say that the Yankees needed Wilson or that he doesn’t have the ugliest haircut/beard going on Earth right now, but I’m sure he’s not the first good ballplayer to feel that way.

Anyways… that hoody is fire, too.


MLB Authentic Collection Hooded Fleece

These are some of the better on-field hoodies I’ve seen. Shop is actually bringing it these days.


Evoshield Sliding Wrist Guard

Evoshield Leg Guard in Grey

Evoshield Elbow Guard in Grey

Nike Thermal Sleeve

This is just my best guess on the sleeve as Nike markets a lot of different sleeves.  I’m thinking he’s probably like most ballplayers and wants to keep his throwing arm warm.


Rawlings Heart of the Hide JE-46

Jacoby Ellsbury’s claims in the video below that he likes to keep a glove for a few seasons because he likes a well-broken in glove.  The glove we’ve seen him playing with the last few years is a custom Rawlings model PRO JE-46 (named for him and his first number, 46).  Ellsbury’s latest version has a gold Rawlings “R” to celebrate his 2011 Gold Glove.

This glove is nowhere to be found.  There are very similar gloves out there.  They have a glove sold as Ellsbury’s gamer, the suede PROJR7-50, available here.  There is also is the PRO303-6JB-HEY named for Jason Heyward and Alex Gordon’s model, too.


Nike Show-x2

Ellsbury’s shades are Yankees exclusives, though there are many styles online.

18 Responses

  1. bigbirdqrs

    Ellsbury’s awesome! The closest thing you could get to his batting gloves are Tulowitzki’s bating gloves. And Ellsbury’s shades aren’t too expensive.

    April 28, 2012 at 7:35 am

    • Jay2

      I was lucky enough to find a pair on Ebay, if you keep looking for them you will find a pair somewhere

      October 14, 2013 at 6:10 pm

  2. bigbirdqrs

    Ellsbury’s glove went for $320 on that auction

    May 10, 2012 at 2:02 pm

  3. Tpatch

    ellsbury and one or two guys you should do, (Markakis, Wieters.) these gloves were put on baseball savings.

    May 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

  4. bigbirdqrs

    all the rawlings exclusive gloves are available
    yadi molina
    alex gordon

    June 2, 2012 at 9:44 am

  5. matt

    what kind of sleeve is he wearing?? It is similar to ones that Hanley wears with the dodgers and that Longoria wears.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:46 am

    • justin

      the sleeve he wore towards end of season, post season and world series was a nike forearm shiver.

      January 5, 2014 at 2:39 am

  6. MC917

    I believe they’re called Beacon Sleeves

    July 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm

  7. sancho7r

    His “brown” color bat ias actually LAXTON CHERRY and it is available when you order a custom bat @

    October 3, 2013 at 9:40 am

  8. Jake

    Looks like he has been wearing one Franklin CFX Pro and one Diamond Elite lately.

    October 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm

  9. dwalsh8

    jocaoby has been wearing hid nike de’s on one hand and franklin cfx pros on the other. do u gouys now why he is doing that?

    October 20, 2013 at 8:34 pm

  10. Ellsbury have a black lizard skins grip on is bat

    April 11, 2014 at 7:31 am

    • shoot i forgot about that Cedric! thanks for reminding me man, will add now.

      April 11, 2014 at 10:42 am

  11. yayo

    all i know is yayo…. pewww torpedo!!!

    April 12, 2014 at 3:43 pm

  12. Eric

    What is the tape on his wrist called?

    July 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

  13. Antoine

    I’ve noticed that Jacobs ellsbury and a few others like mark Texteria as well been wearing a different looking hurache is that just a different color way or are they some that we haven’t seen before?

    September 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    • looks like they have a little design feature on them. good find. not sure its different, just a custom accent. Thanks Antoine.

      September 23, 2014 at 7:49 am

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