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What Pros Wear Update: Bryce Harper (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Headphones)

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Did Nolasco think that Bryce hammering the first hanging curveball in the middle of the plate was a fluke?

I based my decision to do Bryce’s update first on the popularity of his Player Profile.  With that strategy, Trout will be next and we’ll move down the list in April.

Bat

Marucci Custom CU7 Maple (based off CU26, other Marucci cuts available)

Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America

Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America

Bryce is swinging a Marucci CU7 as you can see in the photo above.  You might be curious as to where the “CU7” comes from.  According to our source, the CU7 stems from Chase Utley’s many customizations with Marucci: “Utley and Harper are close. Chase often gives him bats and sometimes Bryce request bats with Chase’s name on them.”

The bat seen in the feature is from last season, and the “SHRH” are his parents’ initials.  The measurements of that bat were 33.5 inch/31.2 ounce.  As for this year’s bat above, you can see the rosin/pine tar combo as Bryce opted to leave this bat’s handle untaped.  Bryce also swung some Chandler in spring, though it is yet to be seen whether he’ll bring the gold “C” out in a regular season game.

Source: @bharper34

Source: @bharper3407

Source: John McDonnell/TWP

Source: John McDonnell/The Washington Post

The bats seen in the photo above are the DTM7E and the CC13E, both maple with 24k gold trademarking.  As of 6.14.2013, the CC13E is available on JustBats.com.  Custom Chandler bats are available online through Chandler’s twitter.

Batting Gloves

Under Armour Exclusives (we can’t find any info on these, other UA styles available, including Bryce’s Epic gloves from the UA commercial we broke down recently)

Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America

Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America

All we can really say about these is that they look reminiscent of the Under Armour Natural II’s that Bryce wore last year with the number underneath the UA logo and similar strap (see his aways in the Chandler pic above).  If anyone has anything to add, let us know.

Cleats

Under Armour Spine Highlight

Under Armour Spine Low (If Bryce is wearing Spines he’s probably wearing these)

Under Armour Natural II Low ST (also on Ebay)

You can see Bryce’s custom hybrid cleats in the photo below.  Look closely, they are metal in the front and molded in the back.  Truly innovative.  The reason we have seen more guys going to molded lately is that molded are easy on the knees.  The 162 game grind is no joke and metals are now considered to do more harm than good for some guys.  With his hybrids, Bryce is probably trying to get the best of both worlds.

Source: Win McNamee/Getty Images North America

Source: Win McNamee/Getty Images North America

Below you can see that Bryce has been mixing in the Natural IIs with the Spine-like bottoms as well.   This combo version is not available online, but the Natural II’s are at the above links.

Source: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images North America

Source: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images North America

All of his cleats have his new trademark on the tongue—name another athlete that can say that at 20 years old…

Pregame Shoe

Under Armour Cam Highlight Training Shoe in an exclusive Red/Black colorway

You can get pretty close to these at the link above.

Source: Keith Allison

Source: Keith Allison

Dri-Fit Undershirt

Evoshield 3/4 Sleeve

Source: Keith Allison

Source: Keith Allison

Headphones (Why not?)

Beats by Dre Pro in Red

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Also in that pic, he’s wearing what looks like some classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers, also available online.

Casual Shoes (Too far)

This is officially crossing the line into full on creep-status, but we did see this on his Twitter:

bryce-harper-vans

Those are the Vans SK8-HI in black, available online.

Check out our other Bryce posts:

Bryce’s Custom Mercedes CLS

Under Armour Commercial Broken Down WPW-Style

7 comments

  1. I heard pros were changing from metal cleats to molded because of the difference in weight and because the molded provide a lower chance of injury. And after you do Trout you should do Cano

  2. those beats are pros, not studios

    1. Audrey…looks like you’re right. I just used what Bryce said, and Bryce was wrong. Good call.

  3. on his spine cleats it looks like the spikes on the front of the cleat are metal, and the spikes on the heel of of his cleat are molded

  4. mike, could you find out if asics makes fielding gloves. I saw you yu darvish post and i was just wondering.

    1. Yes, Asics makes baseball gloves. They used to make gloves for Rawlings in the Japanese market but the contract expired and now make gloves with their Asics brand on them. Darvish does use Asics now.

  5. Do you guys know anything about the elbow sleeve Bryce wears occasionally? Espinosa was wearing one today.

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