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Excellent Glove, Ready for Play
on February 5, 2011
I purchased the 11" Mizuno Prospect GPP1102 youth mitt for my 7 year old son who is average sized (perhaps a bit thinner than average). I was very pleased to find the glove was ready for play. The leather is soft and the Mizuno "Power Close" design with a notch near the wrist made it easy for him to fully squeeze the glove and catch balls immediately. I expected to have to go through an extensive break-in period first. Instead, I can only see this glove getting even better and better and with what appears to be high quality construction, it should hold up for many seasons.
I purchased it on-line and thus was unable to be certain of the fit. However, I find this 11" size is only slightly on the larger side for him and should fit him for many years. It certainly fits him better at this age than the 9.5" glove he was previously using. The 10.5" would probably have been an acceptable option, but I am glad I purchased this one.
(I also purchased a Rawlings Player Preferred Series PP115BRC Baseball Glove (11.5") for my 9 year old son which is also a very good glove if your are looking for a slightly larger youth mitt.)