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What Pros Wear: Evan Longoria (Cleats, Bat, Glove, Batting Gloves, Guards, Sunglasses)

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Louisville Slugger I13 Flame-Treated Ash

Longoria has been hitting missiles with the flame-treated I13 for a while now.  The bat is available in both Longo’s old style Louisville as well as the new “Prime” cut.  From the photo below, you can see on the knob of a 2011 piece that he swings a 33.5 inch, 31.5 ounce, though there is always slight variation in the weight.


And below you can see a more recent bat, which shows that Longo’s lumber carries the new Slugger branding.

Source: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images North America

Source: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images North America

Batting Gloves

Franklin Natural II in Pearl/Navy and Grey/Navy

This is the switch that made the transition from Nike complete.  Just about as long as he’s been in the league, Longo has been swinging custom Nikes, be it the Fuse 2 or the Diamond Elite Pro II.  Franklin said in a press release that Longo has decided to wear the Natural IIs “for the remainder of the season.”  Not sure the connotations of that but it definitely leaves the door open for next year.  Longo’s pearl/navy home colorway and grey/navy away colorway weren’t available last we checked.

Source: Charles Sonnenblick/Getty Images North America

Source: Charles Sonnenblick/Getty Images North America


New Balance 3000 in Black/Silver

From our previous update back in July: “Longoria has been dipping his toes in a few Nike exclusives but keeps coming back to the NB 3000s.  He must really like them because, since he’s got a deal with Nike, he can’t show the logo, hence the blacked-out “N” for New Balance. “

Longoria recently ended the blacked out charade, wearing undisguised New Balance 3000s in black/silver lately, which you can see best in the feature photo

Also from our previous update: “Its these types of situations, like the Tulo batting gloves, when you realize that as incredible as Nike’s reach in the sports world is, you cannot discount the specialized companies like Franklin and New Balance.  These are people who have been working at their craft for generations, and they make a damn good product.”

With that said, Longo’s locker was still flush with filthy Nike exclusives last we saw, and we aren’t ready to forget about them:

Nike Air Max MVP Elite 3/4

Nike Huarache Pro Mid (The first we’ve seen these, WPW reader Natan came up huge for us here)

Nike Free Run 2


Evoshield Batter’s Leg Guard in Black

Available not only in black but other colors, including camo.

Evoshield Elbow Guard in Dark Blue

Unavailable in Longoria’s blue, but there are many colors to choose from.

Benik W-107 Wrist Guard in Dark Blue

You can see this one in the photo before the slideshow of Longoria sliding.  It is available and in Longo’s color.

Pro Hitter in Various Colors

This one is the most popular “guard”-type piece of equipment in the Majors, hands down.  There’s probably a handful of guys on each roster that uses it.

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Wilson A2000 EL3-ST

Longo’s 11.75 Inch EL3 is also worn by Miguel Cabrera.

As for his sunglasses, we heard from a reader that he’s been wearing Kaenon (probably Hard Kore), though we have no photographic evidence yet.  Let us know if you see anything.

15 Responses

  1. Jake

    Are those cleats MCS or metal?

    February 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    • mike8

      Metal. Thanks for looking.

      February 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm

  2. Jack Derwin

    You should do an update on him! Looked to be wearing some New Balance cleats yesterday in the Ray’s opener.

    April 3, 2013 at 11:27 am

    • mike8

      Jack, I hit up my NB contact about this. Great find. Hopefully we’ll get some info on it shortly. Please keep this type of stuff coming.

      April 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm

  3. James

    Hey I’ve looked every where and can’t find anything on the undershirts the pros wear. I’m referring to the 3/4 cut ones almost all of them wear. I’m not sure what kind they are or whether or not they’re just long sleeve shirts that they cut. But you should look into it, thanks!

    April 14, 2013 at 6:03 pm

  4. Will

    You can find them on Nike or Eastbay and those kind of sights but it also could be the neoprene or compression sleeves

    April 15, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    • James


      April 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm

  5. Ken

    Longo is still wearing what very much looks like New Balance cleats with the logo blacked out.

    May 9, 2013 at 11:10 am

  6. MOOSE

    please find out about the blacked out new balances he is rocking.. they are legit

    June 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    • mike8

      they are NB 3000s. I do need to update this profile. I’ll do it tonight.

      June 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

  7. Ken

    Longo is not bothering to black out the N logo anymore. I wonder if his Nike contract ended.

    August 17, 2013 at 6:40 pm

  8. Magnus

    his sleeve is a beacon sleeve

    August 23, 2013 at 6:37 pm

  9. Chris

    Longo isn’t wearing Nike BGs anymore. He’s wearing Franklin BGs. He also switched to Kaenon sunglasses

    August 24, 2013 at 10:48 am

  10. Conrad

    Longo has ended his contract with Nike. He’s using Franklin CFX Pros and New Balance 3000 now.

    August 25, 2013 at 11:22 am

  11. Troy

    can you make an andrelton simmons profile plz?

    April 21, 2014 at 10:30 am

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