What Pros Wear: Bryce Harper (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Glove, Sunglasses, Guards)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Read about the differences between plastic and metal here.
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.
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.
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: