Look, we know he’s not known for his defense, but Jose Bautista has a pretty slick looking glove. Click here for video evidence that Bautista does in fact play a decent outfield. Last year, Bautista used a glove more similar to the Wilson A2000 1799-B, but switched over just this year to a custom colored A2000 OT6. The OT6 has what Wilson calls a “6-finger web,” which is the exact same style as Rawling’s “Trap-eze.” Click here for video of his first impressions of the glove. As you’ll see in the video, Bautista wanted the “SuperSkin” version of the OT6, which plays lighter since it repels moisture, but the glovemaker decided it looked bad with the blue color.
The OT6 is available, but the colorways, as you would expect, are not the same as Bautista’s bright blue. Here is the dark tan version of Bautista’s model that is available online (link below). Update: 7.20.12—You can also build your own OT6 at Wilson’s custom builder. The blue color they have is called royal blue, and it looks a little darker than Bautista’s.
Jose Bautista wears his sunglasses in the batter’s box as well as the field. The Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ sunglasses he wore last season are in the featured photo above (all black). This spring however, he’s been wearing the same Flak Jacket XLJ model in all-white, as well as a pair with blue “ear socks,” as Oakley calls them. All types are available using the Oakley Custom Builder.
Bautista’s black pair is easy to build—just go all black, and add the “Positive Red Iridium” lenses.
The all-whites are also easy (above), with all white and “Ice Iridium XLJ” lenses. For the blue ear socks, simply add those (its near the bottom of the customization options).
Here are the links:
Wilson A2000 OT6 (Jose Bautista’s is NOT “SuperSkin” but he did want that type based on what he says in the video)
Wilson Custom Glove Builder (When I first posted this you couldn’t customize the OT6 but now you can!)
Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Custom Builder (be sure to change the lenses to “XLJ” for Bautista’s exact style)
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