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What Pros Wear: Tyler Skaggs (Counting Down MLB’s Top 10 Prospects)

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To mix it up a bit, we’ll be highlighting the MLB.com’s top 10 prospects.  The reason I felt like you guys would want to see this is because of our Instagram, @whatproswear.  The way you all have responded when we highlight one of these young guys convinced me that I needed to feature them on the site—and here we go:

Tyler Skaggs, traded from the Angels for Dan Haren in 2010, is a lefty with great command of a low 90s fastball, a sharp letters-to-knees curveball, and a developing changeup.  Skaggs is a lot like us in that he grew up wanting to look like his idol, Randy Johnson.  Skaggs admitted he “tried to make (his) mechanics like (Johnson’s)” as a kid.  As a lanky lefty, I don’t think there is a better model than RJ.

A fun fact, Skaggs told MiLB.com that if he was pitching in Game 7 of the World Series, he would be listening to Jay-Z’s “Black Album” or Waka Flocka’s “Flockaveli” before the game.  Can’t say I know much Waka Flocka but the Black Album would work for me.

Skaggs wears a glove very similar to Johan Santana’s.  His model, a brown-colored Rawlings PRO1000-9JB, is available online but not in Skaggs’ color.

Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America

Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America

Before he came to the big club, Skaggs was using the black version, seen below:

Source: Rob Tringali/Getty Images North America

Source: Rob Tringali/Getty Images North America

I used that photo because you can actually see the model number, but the black PRO1000-9JB glove he used in games actually had white stitching.

On his feet, Skaggs wears the Under Armour Yard III in an exclusive black/red/white combo that looks unassuming but sharp (see below).  These cleats are available online in select colors.

Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America

Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America

Here are the links:

Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO1000-9JB Glove

Under Armour Yard III Cleats

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  1. […] like Tyler Skaggs and Johan Santana, wears the Rawlings PRO1000-9JB glove.  His colors are different than Skaggs, […]

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