WPW tour continued in Arizona, at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick to be exact, where the Indians visited the Rockies for some afternoon hardball.
Trevor Story Jetered through the air in Nike Alpha Huarache cleats, which are the most worn cleat in Spring Training so far. Basically every Nike guy is wearing them and they’re getting positive feedback.
When we posted this photo on Instagram, people were asking if Nolan Arenado had gained weight. I blame the crop, but yeah he has put on some weight. Platinum is a heavy metal.
Arenado added platinum labels to his Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO12-6TI, and he’s rocking some PE (player exclusive) Nike Alpha Huarache cleats like Story.
The glove is a work of art.
Might just make everything in my life “mint” like Nolan. These Nike MVP batting gloves are player exclusives, but you can shop Nike BGs here.
One of the best caps we saw at Spring Training is the Rockies Spring hat. Coloradans need it.
David Dahl has driven in about twice as many runs as any other Rockies player during Spring Training, so if the Rockies don’t start him with the big club, it won’t be for lack of performance.
He hit a bomb with Marucci’s most popular model, the CU26 maple.
Bradley Zimmer, at 6’5″, doesn’t need much more length than God gave him, but the Rawlings PRO303 makes him that much longer.
Corey Kluber versus Spring Training rust really isn’t fair. He dominates when hitters are in mid-season form, but the way he carved up the Rockies in this game was brutal.
Seven K’s in 3.2 innings wearing the PE New Balance 4040v4 cleats with Trusox, which are worn by athletes to minimize slip within the shoe. Kluber is very particular about his feet and the combo of NB and Trusox is as good as it gets in baseball.
The blue Mizuno closed web rounds out a subtle yet super fresh repertoire for Cy Kluber. You can’t get this glove, but feel free to shop Mizuno pitching gloves here.
A new bat company popped up in the hands of Yan Gomes, called Tater Bats. They are touting a new finish to their bats called “SVS Signature Series” which they claim has a harder finish and crafting process upgrades. Tater says that this is strictly MLB/MiLB at the moment, but the SVS line will be available this season. Their standard bats are one of the more affordable MLB options we’ve seen at $110 per stick.
Gomes rightfully tatered off Jon Gray with this Tater TB-5, available (without SVS finish) at this link.
Kipnis’ Rawlings leather… a classic Pro Preferred beauty.
A quick check reveals that Charlie Blackmon still owns the league’s strongest mullet.
Mike Napoli is a legend in his own right, whether he cracks an MLB lineup or not this year.
Guy has never gotten cheated in his entire life. He also has some of the sickest cleats on the field, a throwback PE of the New Balance 3000v2.
Francisco Mejia swings like Mike Tyson from both sides of the plate. Furiously. The catcher is MLB’s #5 prospect according to Baseball Prospectus, and it sounds like the Indians want to find a way to get him and his Louisville Slugger S318 in the lineup asap. Customize the S318 here.
Ian Desmond’s Mizuno 5-inch Powerlock wrist braces are available here. The Nike sunnies look like a lot of Nike sunnies, so its hard to say. Shop a million options on Amazon.
Two-time Gold Glover, two-time All-Star & batting champ DJ LeMahieu likes to keep a low-profile despite being one of the best 2Bs in baseball. He’s one of the few guys you’ll see that doesn’t take advantage of the ability to add gold labels to his Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSNP2-50. My brain can’t even calculate that type of humility. Would you wear the gold labels?