Marcus Stroman, with his Gold Glove credentials, has settled into a glove pattern, the PRO200, and is now tinkering with it in ways that we have not seen. Namely, Stroman has completely done away with a finger opening—no fastback and no traditional opening where you’d see his fingers. This might be for the look, and it might be to completely eliminate any “tip” that might give the opposition a clue to what’s coming. Rawlings doesn’t make a glove without a finger opening, so this is strictly for Marcus.
From Rawlings Pro Dept. on his previous model, which is very similar:
“A couple of notes: the pattern is a Fastback pattern, but Stroman requested a closed back, which is something we only provide to pros and is not on our glove builder. Also, the 206F pattern is typically a 12” pattern, but Stroman requested 11.75”, so the link says 12” when Stroman actually uses the 11.75”.”