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What Pros Wear: Robinson Cano (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Glove, Sunglasses, Guards)

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Custom Wilson A2000 1786 Superskin


via Wilson

via Wilson

Robinson Cano loves Wilson’s synthetic lightweight Superskin and has implemented it in his 1786 using Wilson’s custom builder.  Here’s our article about the Cano/Wilson signing with his EXACT specs to guide in your own custom creation.  Wilson has referred to it as the RC24, but you can see in the photo that it is a true 1786.

If you are just looking for a ready-made 1786 Superskin, find that here.


Maui Jim Stone Crushers Polarized 429-2M


Maui Jim!?  Jeez Robbie ya ever heard of Oakley??  The first Maui Jim’s WPW has ever seen on a ballfield.  I would love to know how these came about.


New Balance 3000v2



The well-documented move to NB for Cano was the right choice.  These are as sexy as any cleat in baseball.  Check out more looks here.


SSK Professional Edge LDM Maple


Sam Bat RC22 Maple

Cano has his own signature cut from both SSK and Sam Bat, and both are available online.

Batting Gloves

Franklin CFX Pro

We reported this in the pre-season.  He’s already shown a few different colorways, which you can see throughout the profile, including the ones he is wearing during BP (below).



Belgard AL810


Cano and teammate Nelson Cruz wear one of these.  The only thing like it for sale that we could find is here.  The Belgard website is in Japanese and can be viewed here.  Looks like there’s an order form, but I couldn’t decipher it.

Belgard FG910


Belgard is protecting Cano’s front leg, too.

ProHitter in White

Cano also wears a ProHitter hitting aid on his thumb to keep the bat in his fingertips and maximize whip.  These are worn by hundreds of Major League hitters and are very available.

Bat Wrap

Lizard Skin in Yamasaki Camo


56 Responses

  1. Al Jones

    he also wears a prohitter

    May 19, 2012 at 11:46 am

  2. BK

    he has been wearing a white shin guard lately! I cannot figure out what kind it is!!!! PLEASE HELP

    May 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    • mike8

      I’ll definitely be looking into it for you, not sure if I can help yet, though.

      May 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      • Grant

        Has anybody seen his lizard skin wrap? Its like camo blue for the Mariners. Can I buy that anywhere?

        November 3, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    • Shuyo

      Gerry Cosby

      June 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm

  3. Matt B.

    Cano also uses SSK for his bats. Baseball Express has them available.

    June 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm

  4. Nick Reyes

    Cano uses an SSK Bat

    June 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm

  5. Alex

    what about the wristbands where can i get that for me?

    September 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm

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  7. For the marucci, they came out with a model the RC24, then that was discontinued and then came out with the same model but this time named at after Jorge posada, the JP20, then that got discontinued and then they finally came out with the CU26, and that would be the closest model you can get today. The only thing I don’t get though is why does some of the Maruccis have a little curve thing that goes under the letters instead of the regular marucci logo?

    January 22, 2013 at 7:48 am

  8. Nick

    I think robby’s been using an ssk last season

    January 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    • Yes Robby does swing a SSK to but you can’t fin the exact model of his but if you search the Internet pretty good you can find a custom model of his bat the only difference is really the Handle.

      January 31, 2013 at 8:13 pm

  9. Eligio

    YEAH de doesnt swing Marucci he swings SSK

    March 3, 2013 at 8:14 am

    • One thing I don’t know is what kind of tape does Robinson use for his bats? I think it’s either androver or maybe even cricket tape. Any help would be amazing

      March 11, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      • Cooper99

        He also mixes in both bats depending on the pitcher. So he swings a marucci and an SSK. If you do not believe me go look at any picture of him and he will either have a marucci or ssk in his hands.

        March 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      • MattyMac

        I am dying to have this question answered. I’ve seen the same tape on other game models, maybe Startup has it in his locker room?…

        April 14, 2014 at 1:23 am

  10. Nick

    For 2013, Cano has switched over to the Nike Diamond Elite Pro II batting gloves. Here are his homes (unavailable) :

    His aways are:

    The away batting gloves can be purchased here:

    He also wears the same leg guard as Alex Rodriguez which is made by Gerry Cosby Sports. Here is there website (his is white):

    Spalding has recently given him a custom elbow guard to wear. It’s currently unavailable. Here is a picture of it:

    His cleats are very hard to figure out. I 99% sure that those aren’t the same Diamond Elites from 2012. They look like the MVP Elites. His homes are black with white laces, white midsole, and white swoosh. The aways look the same except instead of white they are grey.
    I haven’t seen him with sunglasses this season so far.

    April 23, 2013 at 1:29 pm

  11. chuckygold

    Robinson Cano is 2-2 so far vs the Mets with a base hit and a homerun, all while swinging a Marucci. Does anyone know what model?

    May 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    • Robbiecanofan

      Cano actually does not use marucci. He uses axis and ssk. The axis logo looks very similar to marucci from far away. He hasn’t used marucci since 2011. There are pics of his axis bats on google images

      July 16, 2013 at 10:20 am

    • Robbiecanofan

      And by the way, his axis model is the AX24. I have one in pro elite ash myself. He used the marucci rc24 when he used marucci. It is not available.

      July 16, 2013 at 10:27 am

  12. what size cleats does cano wear?

    July 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm

  13. Steve

    Cano is wearing the benik w-104 in navy on his left wrist tonight in navy blue color I have noticed it before but I got a good look at it while I was watching I will try to get a picture of it when he get up.

    July 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm

  14. Steve

    I can’t figure out how to upload a picture but still he’s been wearing it for a while so that would be a good update to his profile

    July 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm

  15. Nic

    When customizing Cano’s cleats, what does it mean when you have the option to “add graphic?”

    July 24, 2013 at 6:53 pm

  16. Nic

    Nike Baseball’s Instagram posted a pic of Cano’s cleats. They were all navy and the spikes were MCS. Check ‘em out.

    August 18, 2013 at 7:00 am

  17. Griff

    Cano has been using Sam Bat in his current hot streak. He is swinging the Sam Bat RC 24. 34 inch 31 oz half cup according to Sam Bat. It’s available for custom if you call Sam bat

    August 21, 2013 at 6:04 pm

  18. Griff

    Cano also uses an old hickory rc3 bat. It has a 2.56 barrel diameter.

    August 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm

  19. Nic

    Cano has been wearing the Benik W-104 on both hands, not just the left.

    August 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm

  20. Steve

    Cano is now wearing the benik w-104 on both wrists. Please update I have proof too if u go to the link there are multiple pictures of him with them on .

    August 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm

  21. Nic

    Cano and teammate Vernon Wells have been wearing what seems to be a special edition version of the Nike DEP batting gloves with the nike swoosh and the “Diamond Elite” on the wrist in metallic silver

    September 3, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    • Nic

      They are actually the MVP elite pros

      October 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm

  22. Donovan Potemri

    Hello WPW! People who want to customize a bat just like Robbie Cano or any player using SSK bats today, they can do so through and clicking on custom bats. There are many different colors and variations of the bat to choose from at this location.

    February 25, 2014 at 11:49 am

  23. Michael l.

    Cano has been using an A2000 lduring the past 2 games in spring training. You can see in this video

    March 12, 2014 at 7:59 pm

  24. Carter9

    Cano with Wilson leather.

    March 31, 2014 at 6:31 pm

  25. Alex

    Thats a 1786, not a dp15. it has rough welting, not rolled. its just a PI colorway

    April 10, 2014 at 10:37 am

  26. Michael L.

    Turn on the yanks mariners game. Cano is wearing a new shin guard

    April 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    • gus c

      and a new elbow guard. looked like ssk for both

      May 1, 2014 at 9:56 am

  27. Lefty5

    How does he tape his bat?

    May 11, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  28. Reid M.
    Pic via Wilson Ball Gloves twitter feed

    May 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    • thanks Reid. I had meant to update this. Its fixed now with a few more photos.

      May 15, 2014 at 4:41 pm

  29. Jake Walker

    On June 4 in the Mariners vs. Braves game Cano was wearing a wilson a2000 dp15. It was exactly this glove.

    June 4, 2014 at 11:21 am

  30. Sam Schmaltz

    Please make a Jose Altuve profile!

    June 29, 2014 at 11:57 pm

  31. Griffin

    Cano has been wearing a new shin guard in games do u know what it is? Here is a pic of him wearing it.

    July 22, 2014 at 1:26 pm

  32. ColeP

    Cano got a new shin guard and a new elbow guard I think the elbow guard is Nike. not sure

    August 13, 2014 at 8:40 pm

  33. YM24

    The new elbow and shin guards that Cano has been wearing is from a company called Belgard. They have a Facebook account to purchase any of their protective equipment.

    August 18, 2014 at 8:34 am

  34. What’s the name of the tape on his wrist? It doesn’t look like athletic

    September 7, 2014 at 8:08 pm

  35. DT12

    How much do the cosby guards go for?

    @Robert B. – It is Andover powerflex tape

    December 1, 2014 at 9:49 pm

  36. Jeremy

    Does anyone know if he puts 2 in the pink???

    December 31, 2014 at 2:20 am

  37. John Sanocki

    jeremy i thnk he does in the first picture it looks like he is.

    March 3, 2015 at 11:46 am

  38. chris L

    Time for an update, he is not sponsored by New Balance and Franklin

    March 3, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    • a lot of guys try stuff and don’t use it in the games so we try to hold off until the regular season. thanks chris.

      March 4, 2015 at 5:18 pm

  39. He was wearing a franklin elbow guard today @ spring training.

    March 6, 2015 at 1:24 am

  40. stunners77

    He no longer wears nike. He’s wearing new balance cleats and Franklin batting gloves

    March 31, 2015 at 5:36 pm

  41. Nateetg

    Why has he been wearing Rayban Sunglasses? And where can I find them?

    March 31, 2015 at 11:08 pm

  42. Paul

    Cano signed with new balance. Pictures of his cleats in the article

    April 3, 2015 at 3:36 am

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