Shohei Ohtani is the first we’ve seen to wear a New Balance glove, but not everything is what it seems. Ohtani’s New Balance glove is actually a Wilson glove in disguise. Its even got the Wilson glove naming system on the thumb: “A2KSO17”
With the help of the WPW community, we rightly assumed at first sight that Ohtani’s glove is a Wilson A2K, and its got some unique features that we went in-depth on when we first saw it. It looks like the Maddux glove of old but missing the dial system. Ohtani’s glove will not be available. The closest alternative is the B2, available at Dick’s and Wilson.com for $400.