How do I know what size glove to get my ballplayer? That is one of the most common questions our glove team receives on a weekly basis. Each position on the field has a different need when it comes to the size of glove. In this blog post we are going to cover recommended sizes for a baseball pitcher. It is important for a baseball pitcher to have the right size glove for several reasons:
Comfort: A glove that is too small or too large will be uncomfortable to wear and may cause hand fatigue or difficulty gripping the ball. A glove that fits well will be more comfortable to use and will allow the pitcher to focus on their delivery without distraction.
Ball grip: A glove that is too small may not provide enough surface area to grip the ball, while a glove that is too large may cause the ball to get lost in the pocket. A glove that is the correct size will provide a good balance of surface area and control, allowing the pitcher to grip and throw the ball with accuracy and velocity.
Throwing accuracy: A glove that is the correct size will also help the pitcher maintain proper throwing mechanics and control. A glove that is too small or too large may cause the pitcher to compensate with their arm and hand positioning, which can affect their throwing accuracy.
We have created this chart to show what we recommend for glove size based on age.
|Glove Size (in inches)
Keep in mind that these are just general guidelines and the best glove size for a particular player will depend on their specific needs and preferences.
We hope this information helps you understand the importance of a pitcher having the correct size glove