Fernando Tatis Jr. confirmed off a Rawlings glove and Nike / Jordan cleats in a latest IG put up, and although nothing is official, that’s most likely what we’ll see on-field in 2023.
Not with adidas and Mizuno after a nightmare 2022 which included a number of motorbike accidents and a PED suspension, Tatis has landed with baseball’s juggernaut manufacturers: Rawlings gloves and Nike footwear.
Tatis confirmed off a Rawlings PRO303 glove in camel with brown laces, the most popular outfield glove in baseball, and that jives with what we realized from Bob Melvin today about Tatis’ 2023 defensive place. He’ll be heading to proper subject with Soto in left and Gold Glover Trent Grisham in middle.
The highlight on Tatis turns into barely dimmer with a shift to the much less glamorous proper subject place, however simply think about Tatis robbing a house run with the dreads totally prolonged. We all know he’s received hops so the spotlight reel potential is gigantic.
I predict he’ll stick with the Rawlings PRO303 glove as a result of its most just like his infield glove, but when he’s with Nike now, what cleats will he put on? The Jordan 1s pictured are iconic however my feeling is that they’ll play too stiff for Tatis’ gymnastic mobility. He wore adidas Afterburners previously, and the very best comp for these could be these new Alpha Huarache Elite 4 NRG’s under:
They match the Padres’ colours nicely, too. Perhaps we’ll see these in Spring with participant exclusives to observe. These are $100 at Dick’s if you wanna beat Tatis to the punch.
What do you consider this monumental swap?