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What Pros Wear: Buster Posey (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Guards)

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Posey looks like he switches off between a few different models of the Louisville Slugger M9 bat.

8.6.12 – Buster Posey was the target of some jealousy over the All-Star break, as he became the poster boy for the “ballot-box-stuffing” that San Francisco Giants fans were accused of by other fan bases (who simply didn’t vote as much).  Along with Melky Cabrera winning the MVP and Pablo Sandoval sealing the NL’s victory with a bases clearing triple in the FIRST INNING (that scored Posey), Posey has backed his fans up by becoming one of the hottest hitters in all of baseball since that night. Since the All-Star break, Posey has raised his batting average an absurd 40 points (from .289 to .329), good for fifth in the NL, while driving in a Major League-best 26 runs since that point.

Posey looks like he swings a few different bats and varies them over the course of the season.  He swings Louisville Slugger M9 maple bats, and we’ve seen him with the S318, the C243, and the D200.  The M9 is unfortunately pretty scarce online, and the only model of Posey’s that you can find is the S318 with Pedroia’s signature on it.  The C243 is available, but not in M9 wood, and the D200 is a bat that we did not find any information whatsoever on other than the fact that Posey ordered only a handful of them this year.

Buster Posey is an Under Armour guy, and as we’ve found in the past, Under Armour builds cleats specifically for their contract guys, and Posey is no exception.  He wears what looks like a combination of the Under Armour Leadoff IV and the Ignite III.  He’s got grey/white/orange aways and black/white/orange home versions like you see below:

Something we did notice that was interesting is Buster switched from metal last year to molded this year—most definitely because of his ankle injury last year when his cleat snagged under his body on a collision at the plate.  Sadly, neither of these exclusive cleats are online.

On his hands, Buster Posey wears the Under Armour Yard VI batting gloves, and though he’s been wearing a sharp-looking player exclusive grey/white/orange version for games (below), he has worn the version you see in the feature for batting practice (second photo down).

Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America

Also see the Ignite III turfs, which are available.

The grey version isn’t available online, but the white is.  There is also a black/orange version exclusive to Eastbay that might be down your alley.

Finally, Posey also protects himself with black Evoshield leg and wrist guards.

Here are the links (you can also find them in the feature photo):

Louisville Slugger M9 Bats (general search, though you won’t find Posey’s models)

Louisville Slugger M9 S318 (Pedroia version on Louisville’s site)

Under Armour Cleats

Under Armour Yard VI Batting Gloves

Evoshield Leg Guard

Evoshield Wrist Guard

Much thanks to Carlton, @whatproswear‘s newest addition, for the great research.

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