Player Profile: Robinson Cano
The best player at his position, Robinson Cano makes plays that no one else in the game makes, and he makes them look easy. Jim Leyland, not the type of guy you see heaping praise on anyone, let alone an opposing player, used words “smooth,” “easy,” and “effortless” to describe Cano in a recent interview. Rather than yap about it, here’s what Leyland is talking about (a lot of defensive plays in this video, but unfortunately you’ll have to sit through that ugly swing of his)…
Cano is the only guy we’ve seen who wears a Spalding glove. The model is a 42-001RC and is available online. Cano won the 2010 Gold Glove Award and if it weren’t for competition with rival Dustin Pedroia, he’d be running away with it for the foreseeable future.
Robbie wears the Show x2s you see below, a Yankee-inspired version of a sunglass that is available in many different colorways online. Cano managed to get his customized with a white Swoosh and accent on the stems. Online, you can find others very close to these, just not exact.
With Cano, stylish is part of the package. Here’s his off-the-field uniform (at the GQ Gentleman’s Ball).
Unfortunately, Giorgio Armani 2-piece suits are not available on Eastbay.
Is 2013 the year Cano wins the MVP? He’s got no shortage of talent (see below), motivation (contract year), or opportunity (see Yankees disabled list). He is the best player on the Yankees even when the All-Star disabled list is all healed, and in his age 30 season, Cano needs to put the Bronx on his back.
Nike Air Max MVP Elite 3/4 Metal in Black/White/Navy (Home) and Black/Grey/White (Away)
The aways are sharp-looking with the white outline around the grey swoosh and grey midsole. You can see on the right foot that Robby customized the tongue, making it grey.
Cano’s home cleats are predominantly white and black, with another exclusive color on the tongue (navy) which is tough to see because its so similar to black. These are available, just not in Cano’s colors.
Robby has been exclusively swinging his signature bat from SSK, even though we saw him with Marucci last year. He cakes so much pine tar on the bat its barely recognizable, but you can barely see the SSK logo on his bat in the feature.
The only other guy we’ve seen so far with the padding installed underneath his batting gloves is Jeter.
Cano’s aways are available at the link above, complete with the number 24 on the inside of the wrist.
Spalding Elbow Guard
You can see the elbow guard two photos up with Cano’s logo on it. You can also see it here. Unfortunately, this one is exclusive to Robby so far as we know.
Cosby, also seen on A-Rod, wins the award for most archaic website, but they also must make a pretty good shin guard if Robby and Alex are wearing them. This is available by phone through the website.
ProHitter in Blue
Cano also wears a ProHitter hitting aid on his thumb to keep the bat in his fingertips and maximize whip. These are very available.