Ian Desmond has turned into a surprising utility man. A shortstop early in his career, Desmond has now begun playing center field, left field, and first base. Desmond’s ability to play all over and pop to hit the ball 480+ feet has always earned him a job to go with his All Star appearances and Silver Slugger awards.
Ian Desmond is decked out by Mizuno. Desmond elects for Mizuno’s Dominant IC spikes in team colors. Desmond’s Mizuno batting gloves pair well with his Mizuno Pro Maple MZP271 bat in the box. Ian Desmond’s glove is one of the most unique we have ever seen. While he has been seen with more classic Mizuno gloves-a Mizuno GMP 61BK, a Mizuno Pro Limited GMP300JBK first baseman’s mitt, and even a Mizuno MVP Prime outfield glove-it’s his custom Mizuno GMP300J that is truly special. Ian Desmond took a cultural education course with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community based near the Rockies Spring Training facility. He was moved by what he learned, so he decided to take his glove to a member of the tribe, who hand burned a Native American design. The result is one of the coolest gloves we have ever seen.
Desmond’s gear, minus the hand-burned glove, can be shopped below.