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What Pros Wear Update: Jose Reyes (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Wrist Guard)

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Reyes stuck with the Under Armour Yard III’s from his brief tenure with the Marlins (what a disappointment that was), and has also stayed with the Marucci brand for his bats, but the new colorways are still fun to look at, and at WPW that’s what we do.

Bat

Marucci JR7 Maple

According to our source, Reyes uses the JR7 along with a model called the RH7.  The RH7 is the same bat as Reyes’ JR7, except with Ryan Howard’s (RH6) knob-less handle.

Source: Abelimages/Getty Images North America

Source: Abelimages/Getty Images North America

Batting Gloves

Under Armour Epic in White/Blue

As you can see in the photo above, Reyes is wearing an exclusive white/blue pair of the UA Epic, a style we’ve also seen Bryce wear.  The blue isn’t available, but a slick pair of whites is.

Cleats

Under Armour Yard III Molded in Blue/White/Red

Reyes wears an exclusive version of the Yard IIIs (below).  The ones in the feature are just the closest we could find.  The Yard III is discontinued it looks like, but you can check Google and try to dig some up, as well as eBay at the above link.

Source: Abelimages/Getty Images North America

Source: Abelimages/Getty Images North America

On a related note, everybody is wearing molded cleats these days.  Its something we’ve seen so much of lately that its hard to ignore.  The reason, as I am told, is the grind.  Over a long season, the pros feel that they’re putting too much stress on their joints with metals, so players are moving over to molded in great numbers.

In my opinion, I don’t think that should have an effect on the decision of a high school player, or even a college player, playing less than half of the games.  I am genuinely surprised by the move, given the fact that molded cleats allow much less traction than metals, and I would think the demands of the Big Leagues would make performance the priority.  Regardless of what I think, players are going molded—even Bryce Harper seems torn over the performance/durability debate, going half and half!

Wrist Guard

Benik W-107 in Royal Blue

As we’ve seen in the past, Reyes bolts around the bags with a Benik W-107 wrist guard on his left wrist.  This is available at the link above.

Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America

Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America

One comment

  1. Hey. The closest alternative is this glove, which Eastbay carries. It’s the same, just without the mesh:

    http://www.eastbay.com/product/model:167286/sku:14811251/rawlings-pro-preferred-pronp2akb-fielders-glove-mens/all-black/black/?cm=GLOBAL%20SEARCH%3A%20KEYWORD%20SEARCH

    Also, other alternatives would be any of the PROS12IC gloves, since they’re the same exact pattern as the NP2 just with another name (don’t know why they do this).

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