First off, the 11.5" length combined with the 200 pattern from Rawlings makes it a must-have for the up-and-coming infielders. Nowadays, infielders are desiring a deep pocket as they hope to have more room for error when fielding a baseball with their backhand or charging hard for a dribbler on the infield grass. This 200-style glove will give fielders that deep pocket they really want.
Next, be sure to take note of the R2G design -PLUS- the Contour Fitting. The R2G design will make the glove's leather softer from the outset and it will shave down the size of the heel padding in the glove. These factors allow for only 35 percent of the break-in to be done by the player. Meanwhile, the Contour Fitting makes this glove an ideal candidate for a young player that wants to get into a Heart of the Hide glove early in their career. This fitting makes the finger stalls skinnier and less deep. Coupled with those updated finger stalls, is a tighter wrist setting. Ultimately, the Contour fit will make the glove easier to squeeze for young fielders.
11.5 Inch Length
Recommended For Infielders (2B, SS & 3B)
Should Feature A Fairly Easy Break-In (R2G Gloves Receive Extra Factory Softening + A Re-Engineered Heel Pad To Help Cut Down On The Needed Break-In Time | R2Gs Only Require 35% Player Break-In)
Designed To Fit An Adolescent And Teenaged Hand (Contour Fit Has Narrow & Lowered Finger Stalls, An Adjusted Back Opening & A Smaller 6.5 - 7.0 Inch Wrist Opening)
204 Pattern - 11.5 Inch Length. Deepest Pocket And Standard Palm Width. Closes Thumb To 4th Finger And Pinky.
Constructed From Top Grade U.S. Steerhide
Deertanned Cowhide Inner Palm Lining Improves Comfort For The Hand Inside The Glove
Colorway: Black Carolina Blue
Conventional Open Backing
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability And Strength
Thermoformed Padding For The Back Of The Wrist While It Is In The Glove
Speed Shell Backing - Synthetic Material Inserted In Place Of Regular Leather On The Glove's Backing Reduces Weight Without Compromising Durability