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Mizuno Prospect GPP901 Youth Baseball Glove (9-Inch)

by Mizuno

Price: $29.99 + $7.99 Est. shipping
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Right-Hand Throw
  • 9.00" utility pattern
  • PowerClose technology makes it easier to catch the ball
  • V Flex Notch is designed to help initiate easy closure
  • ParaShock palm pad reduces shock to minimize "sting"
  • Side Bar tapered design secures the hand in place for better glove control
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Amazon.com Baseball and Softball Glove Guide
Playing the Field
Baseball and softball gloves are specially designed to suit the needs of a given field position, with each style of glove boasting unique features to improve a player's performance at his or her position. The following is a brief summary of each glove's characteristics:
  • Catcher: No finger channels, with heavy palm padding and overall reinforcements to reduce the sting of repeatedly catching pitchers' throws
  • First Base: Also lacks finger channels, but with less padding that a catcher's mitt, with added length to help catch infield throws and shallow pocket, enabling quick ball retrieval
  • Infield: Five-fingered glove has shallow pocket for fast ball retrieval, with nine- to 10-inch youth sizes and 10.5- to 11.5-inch adult sizes, and softball infield gloves having a deeper pocket to accept the larger ball
    • Second base players require smaller gloves to balance control with the need to make quick throws
    • Shortstops use a mid-sized glove for ground balls and quick throws
    • Third base players need a larger glove for maximum catching power
  • Outfield: Glove is longer to provide extended reach, with a deep pocket to handle high-lofting balls, and sizes range from 12 inches and up for adults and 11 inches for youth players
  • Softball Gloves: The characteristics, by position, of softball gloves are typically similar to their baseball counterparts, with softball gloves having more length and deeper pockets to handle the larger ball

Anatomy of a Glove
Gloves are designed to perform a relatively simple task--catch a ball. The quality of materials and craftsmanship that can go into a building a glove, however, can be surprising. Below is an overview of a glove's components and how each helps optimize your defensive game:

  • Pocket: Pocket depth is determined by player position, with shallower pockets helping infielders quickly retrieve and throw the ball, and outfielders' pocket depth aiding in capturing a ball on the fly. Softball players also need deeper pockets to catch the larger ball.
  • Webbing: The preferred webbing pattern is partly determined by field position and partly by player preference. Generally, open webbing helps infielders quickly retrieve the ball, closed or tightly woven webbing gives outfielders and third basemen extra support, and closed webbing allows pitchers to hide the ball from the batter.
  • Backs: The back of a glove, or the part that goes across the top of your hand, can either be closed or open, which is largely a matter of player preference. Some infielders find an open back to be more flexible and forgiving, while outfielders may like a closed back with finger hole for added support.
  • Wrist Adjustment: Some gloves include fit systems, or wrist adjustments, to help keep the glove tightly affixed to a player's hand. The most popular closures are buckles, D-rings, lacing, and Velcro.
  • Padding: How padded a glove's pocket is depends on position, with catcher being the most heavily padded. In recent years, many manufacturers have begun to add padding to other position gloves to reduce "palm shock."
  • Materials: By and large, gloves are constructed using one of three materials--leather, treated leather, or synthetic--with the differences relating to feel and durability.
    • Leather: Most high-end gloves are made of leather, which offers optimal feel and durability, with leather quality being a significant cost driver
    • Treated Leather: Leather material is softened and strengthened during production for quicker break-in, better durability, and lower maintenance
    • Synthetic: A lower-cost alternative to leather that offers reduced durability and responsiveness, and is a good option for beginning players

Fits Like a...
As mentioned above, age and position are the most significant factors in selecting a proper glove size. Outfielders need larger gloves with deeper pockets for maximum "catchability," while infield gloves are smaller and have shallower pockets for optimal control and speedy ball removal. Some pitchers opt for infield gloves that are slightly larger than standard, yet small and shallow enough for rapid fielding and throwing. Most younger players will benefit from youth-sized gloves that help with control, and it's a good idea to resist the temptation to buy a larger glove the child will grow into.

The tables below offer a general guideline for proper glove size by sport, position, and age.

Baseball Glove Size
Age Position Glove Size
Under 8 Infield 9"
Under 8 Outfield 11"
9-13 Infield 9-10"
9-13 Outfield 11-12"
13 and older Infield 10.5-11.5"
13 and older Outfield 12-12.75"

Softball Glove Size
Age Position Glove Size
6 and under All 9-10"
7-9 All 10-11.5"
10-14 Infield 11.5-12.5"
10-14 Outfield 12-13"
15 and older Infield 12-13"
15 and older Outfield 12.5-14"

Product Description

The Mizuno Prospect GPP901 is a 9.00" youth glove featuring Mizuno's PowerClose technology, making it easier for younger players to close the glove and catch the ball.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002MPSUY4
  • Item model number: GPP901
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,457 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Great glove for a 4/5 year old just starting out in T-Ball.
Curtis Rihn
The glove fits him really well and seems to be pretty well constructed.
DHoule
It's a little big but will be a good fit when he grows into it.
sliquejo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Tom K in LA on December 22, 2011
Hand Orientation: Right-Hand Throw Verified Purchase
got this for my 5 year old (now 6) on the heels of getting him a t-ball glove. it's a solid glove, if you go this route, you should be fine.

having bought him a t-ball glove when he was 4, i noticed that the t-ball glove can be opened up more when he's attempting to catch a ball. basically, when you have a child who is just learning how to catch, she/he will be more likely to catch it with a glove that "opens up" wider. so although his new glove--this one--is nicer and clearly better made, it's a little bit harder for him to catch the ball. but this is something that can clearly be solved simply by having him practice catching the ball. the basic point here is that if you are worried that your child will get discouraged by her/his initial inability to catch a ball, you might want to look for a glove that opens up more than this one.

but having said that, this is a sweet little glove for my son, and i'm very pleased with it. more importantly, so is my son.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. Taylor on January 9, 2013
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I hate having to rate this item because I don't know yet if it's a good or bad product. I'll give it a 3 to say neutral because I am not rating the quality. I'm writing this to alert people considering this glove, that the tags on the glove do not agree with the sizing chart on the product page. In the sizing chart it says a child under 8 should get a 9" glove (infield). So I bought this glove for my 7 year old. However, the glove arrived today, and its tags all state "For Ages: Under 6." I wrote to the seller (Bases Loaded) who responded quickly. They said the tags are "just a guideline" and that as long as it fits the hand it's okay.

Because the chart also said an 11" glove would work for an Under 8 child, I wondered if I should have gotten that one. The larger one says "outfield." At this stage, my kid is just learning basic skills so I opted for the smaller glove. I checked in with a friend of mine who is a little league coach. He confirmed that the smaller size is better. Bigger gloves are more difficult to handle, so a small one is best for learning. So I would say this is the right choice. BUT, don't be thrown off by the tags on the glove. And you probably shouldn't let your 7 year old see that it says "Under 6." You know how 7 year olds are about stuff like that. :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Orlando Villalona on June 19, 2010
My 4 year old starting playing tee ball with this glove. He plays short stop. His fielding has been so good with this glove that he was moved uo to rookie ball and now plays with 6 year olds. The glove is easy to open and close.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Curtis Rihn on November 19, 2012
Hand Orientation: Right-Hand Throw Verified Purchase
Great glove for a 4/5 year old just starting out in T-Ball. Didn't need to much breaking in and fit my son perfectly for 2 (hopefully 3) years. No regrets
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 11, 2010
Hand Orientation: Left-Hand Throw Verified Purchase
Very Pleased! High quality. first small child's glove I found that wasn't made as a toy
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By C. GROVE on February 10, 2014
Hand Orientation: Right-Hand Throw Verified Purchase
This glove fits my four year old better then the other gloves we tested. It's not that it fits amazing, he has some growing to do to truly fit this glove, but he can hold a ball in it (adjusted thumb hook) and that is all that matters at that age.
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The Glove feels like it has already been broken in. My 5 year old son can open and close the glove right out of the box. No need for oils or wrapping the glove with a ball in it..Very happy..
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First off I'll say that I think Mizuno offers high quality products and this glove is no exception. It's made of durable material and fits perfectly for my six year old. It will require some shaping as any glove does but more so with a younger kid lacking as much hand strength. If you want your kid to grow into it you might consider moving up a size but be prepared for your child to struggle a little bit. I would suggest progressing them slowly as they grow. Overall I don't think you'll be disappointed with this purchase and it will last you as long as your child can fit it.
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