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Glove Story: Russell Martin Talks Rawlings Pro Preferred, Yadi Gear

Russell Martin took a little time away from the Spring grind to chat with WPW about his gear choices, including his Rawlings glove and chest protector. We don’t want to bombard you with Blue Jays, but we had gotten several requests for a catcher, and Martin was the only catcher we were able to chat with.  His insight into why he chose these specific items is worth a watch for any catcher.

Here’s a few closer looks at some of his gear:

Russell Martin Leg Guards

Along with the Yadi chest protector, Martin’s set is AVAILABLE, and even in Blue Jays colors (not in black trim like Martin’s). If you were thinking of getting the Yadi gear, I would make your move, because we’ve heard that the raw materials that go into the Yadi chest protector aren’t easy to come by.

Russell Martin Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSCM33KB2 Catcher

The specs on Martin’s Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSCM33KB2, which he calls the “Louis Vuitton of gloves”:

  • Type: Pro Preferred

  • Back: conventional

  • Size/pattern: 33”/PROCM33

  • Shell back: black

  • Shell palm: black

  • Web: One Piece Solid

  • Web Color: black

  • Laces: tan

  • Binding/welting: black

  • Embroidery: scarlet

You can get it here.

Russell Martin Rawlings Pro Preferred Glove 2

Russell Martin Rawlings Face Mask

Martin’s titanium face mask, which you can get in black here.

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