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Matt Chapman’s New Wilson Glove is a Must-See + $250 Giveaway to Dick’s Sporting Goods

(For the $250 giveaway to Dick’s Sporting Goods, read on.)

WPW’s 2020 Cactus League tour began with our home team, the Oakland Athletics. The same site of our Big League debut, Will Ferrell Day.

Matt Chapman’s glove wins the day

Will Ferrell did not appear, but Matt Chapman’s new Wilson A2K is bigger news in our world, anyways.

Image Courtesy of @WilsonBallGlove

Chapman’s glove breaks new ground for Wilson. While Chappy’s got two Gold Gloves and two Platinum Gloves, these are Rawlings-sponsored awards, and he’s also got a Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award (2018).

Image Courtesy of @WilsonBallGlove

To capitalize on that moment, Wilson did something we’ve never seen done before for any player… instead of the Wilson “W” by itself, they embroidered it within the silhouette of the Defensive Player of the Year trophy.

Image Courtesy of @WilsonBallGlove

WPW got to speak with Chappy about the glove (Locker Tour to come so you ought to subscribe), and he was so excited about the glove that he said he’s looking to game it as soon as possible.

Image Courtesy of @WilsonBallGlove

Chappy was especially pumped about the stamping inside the glove, which is an outline of his “how-low-can-you-go” defensive stance.

Chapman’s glove will launch with Wilson’s game model lineup in July. Here’s the basics:

  • 11.75”
  • H-Web
  • Black Pro Stock Select/Black SnakeSkin Pro Stock Select
  • Kelly Green and Vegas Gold stitching

Until then, shop his most recent game model at Dick’s, another sick glove.

Image Courtesy of @WilsonBallGlove

Chapman also dropped his college teammate Nick Hurtado’s initials and number on the ring finger. Hurtado died of cancer before he could realize his dream of making the Bigs, so Chapman brings Nick to the field with him every day, in his heart.

Matt Olson

There were others playing baseball on this day, including the other Matt, Matt Olson, who brought out his trusty Rawlings Pro Preferred PROSDCT with the gold labels.

Olson has stayed with the Under Armour Yard in spring. In our first impressions of camp, we haven’t noticed many new cleat styles, but there’s nothing wrong with getting MLB cleats at good prices. Dick’s has the Yards for $55-$85 and Baseball Express has the metals for $20 less than Dick’s.

Jorge Mateo’s 44Pro Glove

Patient A’s fans will be happy to see Jorge Mateo, who was a big piece of the 2017 Sonny Gray deadline deal and will be battling for the 2020 vacancy at second base.

Mateo wore a 44Pro custom I-Web glove. Looks about as small as a glove can look, so maybe 11 or 11 1/4 inch, and it looks like their starting at $185 PRO44 model (that would make it a 44Pro Pro 44).

If the second base job was a battle of swag, it feels like Mateo would be the front-runner. He’s rocking Franklin CFX Pro batting gloves ($45-$50 custom at FranklinSports.com) in white with yellow trim, and his double-strap Evoshield had double the names ($75 at Evoshield.com) just in case Bob Melvin forgets who slugged .504 in Vegas last year. The adiZeros ($99 at Dick’s in many colors) are a good fit for the Oakland whites.

Comment below or tag us on the WPW app! One lucky commenter in the month of February will win a $250 e-gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods from WPW.

What do you think about Chappy’s new piece? What are you seeing at Spring Training? I’m always trying to encourage more community as its much better that way and we are always learning from you all. So… the best comment on WhatProsWear.com or WPW app for the month of February will win a $250 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods. We’ll make an additional donation of $5 to Dick’s Sports Matter program to help give every kid a chance to play. If you get the WPW app, you can tag @whatproswear. Going forward, we’ll name a community winner every month and he or she will get a prize from us.


  1. Dicks giveaway

  2. Love Chappy’s glove

  3. Love it!

  4. I want to see what pros are wearing

  5. That glove is so sick I love the black snake slin

  6. I have been on this sight for about 2 years and it is by far the best in the business. It helps me to keep with the the styles of the top players in the game and helps me to look super fly on the field as well!!! I would recommend this to everyone who plays baseball and cares about apparel or just what your favorite players are wearing.

  7. Chappy should’ve went next level and made that logo ruby or something fancy

  8. Gotta love the Rawlings 1b mitts!

  9. Plz baseball gods let me win the 250$ giveaway

  10. Matt Chapman is, without argument, the best third baseman in the league, and I base a lot of my play off of him. He is a role model on and off the field, and should be way more appreciated than he is.

  11. Chappys glove is looking smooth as his skills. My favorite third baseman.

  12. Chapman’s glove…omg

  13. Chapman’s glove is something else man

  14. WPW always covers the best of the best. Love the gear reviews! Look good, play good!

  15. That snake skin with the diamonds on the pinky is so sick! I love everything about this glove it’s so amazing

  16. Without a doubt one of the sexiest gloves on the diamond. She’s a keeper! 😍

  17. I need a new a2000 so I would certainly enjoy that gift card

  18. Love the skin on the glove probably the nicest glove I’ve seen in a while!

  19. Slickest glove for the slickest fielder in the game

  20. Love Matt Olsen’s glove

  21. Cal Poly Mustangs beat Michigan!

  22. The glove is fresh, especially the snake skin.

  23. Matt Chapman’s glove looks very tough, that’s my favorite out of all these three. I also like Cano’s SSK.

  24. You know someone at Wilson is planning on sale this glove as a month of the glove exclusive. Why not? This company needs the hype, after it lost the rights of being the official glove of major league baseball. And Dustin Pedroia slowly is eroding into Wilson lure history. I place this glove as number 1 as far for pro models for Wilson’s, out of spring training. And you can tell that the player loves this colorway and glove, cause I saw Matt Chapman use this same exact glove for his spring training game today against the Indians, Feb 29, 2020. I love the glove cause it keeps it traditional with the all black colorway leather with grey lacing and tangents of greens that actually pop with the snakeskin. While incorporating logos stitching, that I haven’t seen since sweet lue from Brandon Phillips. Its definitely a glove I’ll keep an eye out and wish to see in person.

  25. That glove is sick

  26. Glove is straight fire. Necessary for the hot corner. That Wilson logo just made the glove a million times better. I’ve been waiting to see Wilson show this type of appreciation when it comes to winners of the Defensive Player of the Year Award and this is perfect. Love what WPW is doing!

    1. Edwin,
      Congratulations, you are a co-winner of the Dick’s Sporting Goods giveaway. To claim your $125 prize, please use the WPW CONTACT page to confirm your email address. We will send you an eGift card to that email, so make sure its legit. Thanks for helping make WPW better.

  27. Chapman is my favorite player and I’m happy that he is getting recognition now

  28. All such sick gloves!

  29. I love the stamp in the middle of the glove. I also love the all black

  30. That glove is sick

  31. One of the cleanest gloves made yet

  32. Need a new glove I have a700 currently great glove but is wearing quickly please give me gift card for new a2000

  33. Love chappy’s new glove

  34. The back snake skin is nice

  35. Love seeing the swagger these guys bring. I’ve always played by “look good, feel good, play good” and these dudes are clearly doing that.

  36. Amazing

  37. I love Matt Chapman’s new glove. The green/black combo has always been a favourite of mine, and the Wilson logo looks extra clean with the silhouette of the trophy. Very well done.

  38. Love the label

  39. That glove is 🔥

  40. This glove is so nice! I love the look. Really clean. I hope i winnnn

  41. Dude, this glove is like THE best glove I have ever seen in my LIFE!!! Holy smokes… (Pick me pls for the gift card!)

  42. Love the glove could really use a new glove with that $250 our entire school got destroyed by a tornado and lost my gamer and bat in the incident (Thomas Jefferson highschool)

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