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What Pros Wear: Bryce Harper (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Glove, Sunglasses, Guards)

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Bat

Chandler JG30 Maple 34/32

Bryce has been swinging a fresh batch of Chandler’s lately with a gorgeous glossy Mahogany color with a spiral effect that we’ve never seen before.  Based on photos we’re guessing that he’s been using the JG30, named for Joey Gallo, Bryce’s Vegas buddy, but in the same batch, Chandler sent him the Yoenis Cespedes YC52 34/32.5 as well as a model named “Rebirth32.”

Unfortunately, none of these are available to us, but the “Manhattan Project” model that Bryce swung in the 2013 Derby is available here.

Marucci Custom BH34, Los15, MR24 Low-Density Maple

Our source at Marucci called Bryce Harper a “moving target,” and that’s a very accurate term.  We’ve seen him swing Marucci, Chandler, Louisville, and Old Hickory since we’ve been keeping track.  For Marucci, he’s ordered his own model, the BH24, Carlos Beltran’s model, the Los15, and the MR24, Ian Desmond‘s favorite Marucci named for Manny Ramirez.  The Los15 is available under the old “CB15″ moniker.  The others are much harder to find, though eBay can sometimes have them.

The general public is catching on to Bryce’s sampling style, where he is given bats from friends throughout baseball and throws them into the rotation.  This is not news to WPW followers, but that article is a good read.

Batting Gloves

Under Armour Epic

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Both of Bryce’s batting glove colorways are exclusive, but the white/reds are very similar to a pair available at the link above.  Bryce has opted to go white trim instead of the red present on the retail version.

Cleats

Custom Hybrid Under Armour Deception DT

Bryce has been known to jump in and out of shoes on a day-to-day basis but the latest of his hybrid burners is the Under Armour Deception DT with a Spine sole which you see below.

Bryce Harper's Under Armour Deception DT Hybrid Cleats

They have the hybrid cleat arrangement with metal fronts/plastic backs that Bryce prefers, which is something we have not seen on any other player.  As you can see below, his previous cleats, the UA Spine Highlight, had the same arrangement (and sole).

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As for the new ones’ availability, Under Armour took Bryce’s hybrid concept and switched it up, making each cleat plastic with metal tips instead of Bryce’s front/back split.

Under Armour Deception DT Baseball Cleats 2

You can read more about those here, and it looks like they might already be for sale here.

Read about the differences between plastic and metal here.

Glove

Rawlings Heart of the Hide PROHARP34 (PRO303 Pattern H-Web)

Before the season it looked like Rawlings had won over Bryce’s loyalties in the field with three custom H-Webs which you can see below.

We featured the red version here:

And also saw Bryce narrowing it down here:

Great video above featuring the red PROHARP34, but it looks like Bryce has settled on the black/brown version during the season.  The PROHARP34 is AVAILABLE in two of Bryce’s colorways, and the basic pattern is a PRO303, which is available online in different colors.

Sunglasses

Under Armour Igniter II in Red/Grey

The best look at these is in the first glove shot above where Harper is celebrating with Ryan Zimmerman.  These are a new model from UA, available in many colors, but not Bryce’s as far as we know.

Guards

Evoshield Leg Guard in Navy/Red/Grey Digital Camo

Evoshield Elbow Guard in Navy/Red/Grey Digital Camo

Evoshield Compression Wrist Guard

Some good looks at the leg guard earlier in the post, and you can get all of these for yourself.

The only questionable one is the compression wrist guard, which you can see in the first batting gloves image.  We can’t tell if that’s actually the compression sleeve or something else.

Check out our other Bryce posts:

Bryce’s Custom Mercedes CLS

Under Armour Commercial Broken Down WPW-Style

Bryce’s HR Derby Repertoire

Bryce’s All Star Cleats

Bryce’s Swing Broken Down by the Washington Post

63 Responses

  1. Tpatch

    on Akadema’s website, there’s a custom glove builder, can you maybe build a model and hook us up?

    August 15, 2012 at 11:13 am

  2. Bw

    Ive seen Harper wearing the camo evoshield
    http://ckelly.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c562353ef017743e0e7eb970d-500wi

    August 17, 2012 at 8:29 am

  3. Bw

    He also has the matching cleats
    http://ckelly.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c562353ef017743e0e7eb970d-500wi

    August 17, 2012 at 8:33 am

  4. YM24

    Can you please find out which batting gloves Bryce Harper used during high school? and during his summer league at Westmoore High School?

    February 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    • Ben

      He used a pair of exclusive franklin batting gloves that he got from playing the 15 year old USA Baseball team

      June 15, 2013 at 7:54 am

    • sox

      He used Franklin Shock-sorb batting gloves in high school.

      July 4, 2014 at 10:16 am

  5. For harpers akadema he has two color ways. He had one for away games and home games. For games on the road he had a grey base and laces, and a white binding and stitching. For home games harper uses a lat of different gloves. He mainly uses a black base, red binding, and white stitching. His other nes he uses for homegames are hard to find but with whatever he uses if its not the black one its in red white and blue.

    February 22, 2013 at 7:57 am

  6. Rusty

    harper switched his bats to chandler for this year.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BDzikOvCQAAbOLg.jpg:large

    February 23, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    • mike8

      Hey Rusty, thanks for the comment. Guys do a lot of experimenting in spring so we’ll keep an eye on this and see if Bryce sticks with it. Good find, though.

      February 25, 2013 at 9:06 am

  7. Nick

    Mike, Harper’s now wearing UA’s new Spine highlight, in an exclusive black and red colorway. Just lettin’ ya know.

    March 2, 2013 at 9:15 am

    • mike8

      Hey Nick, I appreciate you sharing that info. My strategy is I’m going to wait for opening day to start making definitive changes to player profiles because I don’t want to jump the gun since guys do a lot of experimenting in Spring.

      March 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  8. Matt R

    Bryce is wearing new sunglasses. They look like radars but they arent quite. Take a look at the baseball tonight nationals segment on espn.com. They look pretty cool.

    March 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm

  9. Matt R

    also, Can you do a Profile on Wil Myers?

    March 8, 2013 at 4:35 pm

  10. nick

    Hey Mike. My friend just got to tour a chandler bat warehouse because he plays with chandler for tournament baseball. He showed me a lot of cool pics and I found Bryce Harper’s bat very interesting. It was a 38 inch 34 ounce bat. Crazy right?

    March 18, 2013 at 11:42 am

    • What does the CU7 stand for?

      April 3, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      • mike8

        good question. we just answered that in the post. check it out

        April 3, 2013 at 6:09 pm

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  13. Spencer

    Where can I find Chandler bats online?

    April 28, 2013 at 11:46 am

  14. Trystan

    In the pic above with the spine highlight cleats it looks like the front half are metal and the back half are molded to me. Worth taking a look at maybe?

    May 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

  15. Andrew

    What kind of shirt is Harper wearing under his jersey? I know it’s probably nike or under armour but it looks like a 3/4 sleeve shirt. Did he cut the sleeves off of a long sleeve shirt or did it come like that?

    May 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm

  16. Harp has been also using the camo evoshield elbow guard, and a pink one today on mothers day.

    May 12, 2013 at 5:29 pm

  17. Corey Henderson

    Last night with harpers return he was using a rawlings h web fastback all black. I’m pretty sure it was a hoh and it was all leather.

    May 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm

  18. gangesc

    Hey does anyone know the undershirts all the mlb players are wearing? are they 3/4 sleeve or long and just rolled up? everyone keeps saying nike pro combat but which ones. if someone could put a link to one that would help a lot. thank so much

    May 22, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    • Garrett Martynuska

      They are thermalite shirts by nike

      June 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm

  19. Daniel

    I have seen bryce using a rawlings glove lately

    June 3, 2013 at 9:56 pm

  20. Ruben smith

    On his twitter he has a UA hoodie with a lacing of strings. Can you find what hoodie it is

    June 11, 2013 at 5:04 pm

  21. Sam

    Why does he have the barrel of his bat taped in the picture where you show his batting gloves?

    June 19, 2013 at 11:17 pm

  22. E H

    on chandler bat’s twitter they had a post with bryce harper bringing a big surprise to stadiums. So that can only mean he is going to make the switch to chandler.

    June 25, 2013 at 7:32 am

  23. Shannon

    Apparently Bryce now has an Old Hickory pro model, have you heard nything about this ?

    June 27, 2013 at 5:24 pm

  24. Conrad

    Lately Harper has been using Yard 5/8′s in a black/red colorway. You can get a good view of them in this video at 0:08. http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=28659735&player_id=547180

    July 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm

  25. Henry

    Harper wore Mizuno recently…

    July 12, 2013 at 8:29 am

    • Jake

      he was using ian desmonds gloves for a little bit

      August 29, 2013 at 10:15 am

  26. Ted

    Interesting that his Natural II cleats have a spine bottom. Must be something him and under armour experimented and he liked

    July 23, 2013 at 7:49 pm

  27. Tate

    I think his batting gloves are under amour natural 2′s in a exclusive colorway

    August 7, 2013 at 7:41 am

  28. Steve

    He’s wearing the new evoshield sliding wrist guard. Here’s the link there’s a great view of it on the 8th pic http://m.zimbio.com/photos/Bryce+Harper

    September 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm

  29. Kendall

    Harper wore some type of pendant in his minor league and part of the time in the majors. The pendant kinda looked like a curved shield. What was it?

    December 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm

  30. joeyg

    Can u update

    February 26, 2014 at 7:46 pm

  31. Can anybody get info on the new cleat Harper posted on his twitter account?

    March 3, 2014 at 9:41 am

  32. Carter9

    I think he uses these batting glove Mike.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004FOCK3M/ref=mp_s_a_1_30?qid=1396267750&sr=8-30&pi=SY200_QL40

    March 31, 2014 at 5:11 am

  33. Jake

    He still uses the UA Natural II for batting gloves and the “wristband” is a Evoshield wristband coming out in a few months as a 6″. I have their 2014 fall catalog.

    April 9, 2014 at 2:09 pm

  34. Mason

    Hey. Harper consistently wears 3/4 sleeves that look like they are two-toned and have Henley style buttons at the neck. He actually has them in a few of the pictures you have on here. Any chance you could track those down.

    April 14, 2014 at 7:35 pm

  35. Mason

    He is wearing them at the beginning of this clip if that helps
    http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/8879974/v32284001

    April 22, 2014 at 9:29 am

  36. Adam

    He has new sunglasses and they’re absolutely sick. I want them so bad lol but no clue what they’re called

    April 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm

  37. will

    hey mike his evoshield is just the wrist guard with out the shield in the guard

    May 19, 2014 at 11:17 am

  38. whats up with his ped free shirt?

    May 22, 2014 at 7:43 am

  39. that digital design of Bryce’s cleats look more like there based off of the ua ignite cleats

    May 25, 2014 at 9:28 am

  40. Randy

    Just a suggestion, if you guys could give a little more attention to individual player’s compression sleeves, that would be fantastic!

    June 10, 2014 at 8:37 pm

  41. Anthony

    what kind of 3/4 under shirts do pros wear but the tight ones

    June 16, 2014 at 10:15 pm

  42. Donovan Potemri

    Hey, Mike, I was just wondering what the white sleeve Harper is wearing in the profile picture? Or if you have any information on it?

    June 29, 2014 at 8:02 am

  43. TeddyG

    i ordered the decption dt cleats and better baseball emailed me back saying backordered until Sep. 1

    August 3, 2014 at 11:19 pm

  44. TeddyG

    also, the spine bottoms may have been added recently for him… i went to a game on July 20 and it had the normal bottom that was chrome

    August 3, 2014 at 11:22 pm

  45. Jack

    harp was swinging tucci last night

    August 25, 2014 at 5:08 am

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