Alex Bregman, budding superstar and World Champ in only his second full season, has made a big move this year, leaving his Marucci glove behind in favor of a slew of “small batch” Easton gloves that, according to Bregman (video below), are more than up to the task. Bregman’s game glove (pictured above) will be available through Easton.com on September 1st. You can see more small batch Easton gloves at EastonSmallBatch.com.
Bregman joins Jose Ramirez, Ryon Healy, Delino DeShields, and Kevin Pillar to add some serious clout to Easton’s 2018 emergence in Major League Baseball. Bregman is wearing the above 4-color single post during home games, though Easton tells us that Alex has 6(!) choices this year. Each one of them might see the field at some point. Take a look:
Horween steer hide leather, adored by glove enthusiasts, makes up the palm shell and palm lining for each one of Easton’s Bregman models. On the shell back, Japanese steer hide is used. From Easton’s Eric Walbridge (@glovecowboy), some insight on the leather types:
“The Horween leather used on the palm shell and palm lining molds much better to the hand because that Leather has great memory. It does tend to be a little heavier though, which is why we went with Japanese Reserve Steerhide on the shell back. Bregman liked the feel and shaping qualities of Horween on his hand, but wanted to have a lighter weight glove overall. We decided to combine Horween and Japanese reserve in the areas that we thought he would get the most benefits of each type.”
Horween comprises the palm, web, and lining, while they use a lighter “Premium Reserve” leather from Japan for the shell back.
Bregman’s versatility (he started 21 games at shortstop last year) means that he needs options. In the interview above, Bregman says that he prefers I-Web up the middle, and single post at third. Here is the I-Web in camel/black colorway reminiscent of Bregman’s Marucci.
Another single post option.
We live in a world where we put sheep’s wool on the inside of a baseball glove made of leather from two different cows from different continents—to play a game. This is a reason to be thankful.
The above glove is Bregman’s most used gamer (to this point). The Bregman glove, the single post model D32 11 3/4″ is not available just yet, but WILL BE ON 9/1 at Easton.com. You can see more small batch Easton gloves at EastonSmallBatch.com.
Update: Note on the I-Web glove, its a C31 11 3/4″ and Baseball Express will be selling a Bregman C31 model, too.
Baseball will also sell the other two D32AB models pictured (
black navy/grey and mocha/tan).
Which is your fave? (Correction: What I thought was black/grey is actually navy/grey!)
Bregman to Easton is a bit of a shock, since Easton has had very little presence in the Big Leagues for as long as WPW has been keeping track. Its obvious, though, that this isn’t the Easton we once knew. The company wants a piece of Major League Baseball, making its first big statement with World Champion Alex Bregman. The product team is showing a knack for more than just fielding gloves, too.
Bregman had high praise for the batting gloves, too.
The batting glove style is called Walk-Off and will release on Easton.com with Bregman’s fielding glove in September. The difference will be the type of leather used, as Bregman’s use Pittards, but the stock version will feature smooth leather (probably cheaper to make). You feeling these? Update: We found Bregman’s batting gloves (in support of Autism Awareness) here.
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