The Rangers opened the 2015 season in Oakland, and WPW scored our first ever regular season on-field assignment. Aside from the sheer entertainment value of watching Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus, and Prince Fielder play pepper pre-game, we had a great time and got some of our best looks ever at the gear we covet. Now we’ll take an in-depth look at the gear of the 2015 Texas Rangers.
Rougned Odor’s training glove is a Wilson Custom clinic. Its a risky proposition to go with 3 colors but he managed to make an outrageously colorful glove look good. Any more than 3 colors and I think it’d be a mess.
Odor was also rocking the 4040v2 turfs pre-game.
Elvis Andrus swung Rougned Odor’s Chandler CC13 Maple in BP and in the game. He also swung Odor’s Tucci in BP.
Prince Fielder’s Rawlings Heart of the Hide PROFM20XLKB Single Post 1B Mitt is a larger version of Adrian Gonzalez’ 12.25″ PROFM20KB. Here’s some more info on it:
- “Success” is embroidered in scarlet script.
- The glove is stitched in copper.
- XRD finger-pad over the index finger.
Versus RHP Jesse Hahn, Prince used the same bat from BP, the AB29 with a black Lizard Skin Grip.
Later in the game, versus LHP Eric O’Flaherty, we saw Fielder come to bat with a Tucci TL-271 Maple with no Lizard Skin. I think the pitcher’s handedness played a part.
Adrian Beltre swung the same Marucci AB29 that Fielder swung vs Hahn (Prince is standing left and Beltre right, with the same model).
For pre-game, Prince Fielder was rocking the Nike Air Veer Premium Safari (above left) and Beltre the Nike Lunarglide 5 with animal print. Shin-Soo Choo wore the Nike Air Pegasus+ 30 in grey/red/blue. (Thanks to Ben for the ID help.)
Mitch Moreland’s Louisville Slugger I13L had a sweet finish.
Leonys Martin’s custom SSK with the “Star V-Net” web doesn’t seem to be available through the custom builder.
Adrian Beltre’s glove has remain unchanged since WPW’s initial research on him, the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRONP5TLB. Here’s some more info on it from Rawlings HQ:
- Beltre goes between 11 ¾” and 12”. (NOTE: We suspect the 11 3/4 inch is for practice, seen above with Dominican Republic flag.)
- Heart of the Hide glove are made from Horween leather. Horween Leather Co. is one of the oldest tanneries in the United States and has supplied Rawlings with leather since 1929.
- Sometimes “Beltre” is embroidered in white and other times in black.
- He has earned Gold Glove labels for his gloves.
Beltre also wears prescription Oakley Radar Pitch Straight Stem glasses.
We also noticed Delino DeShields swinging a Dove Tail Bat in BP.
Rougned Odor is borrowing Yu Darvish’s Asics elbow and leg guards. As elbow/leg guards go, Darvish’s are some of the prettiest. Odor’s 4040v2 turfs matched his cleats. He also wears Franklin Neo Classic II batting gloves.
Elvis Andrus was the coldest guy in the building that night, but he barely let his Wilson A2000 X2 BP glove out of his sight. He never put it down until it was time to hit.
Also pictured: a couple more looks at the Chandler CC13 (Rougned Odor’s) that Andrus is swinging.
Adrian Beltre is wearing Nike MVP Elite Pro batting gloves in BP then switched to his favorite Diamond Elite Pro model in the game.
Along with Andrus, Beltre is wearing some snakeskin Huarache Pro cleats, but in a different colorway. Both are wearing MCS (plastic).