Players should take a good look at what size glove they choose depending on their position and their preferences. While some infielders prefer an 11.25" for its shallow pocket allowing for the quickest transfers, the baseline for middle infielders is 11.5". The 11.5" still has the capability for quick transfers and has ample room in the pocket for fielding ground balls and snagging line drives. The 11.5" size also gives players the ability to use it at 3rd base, although most 3rd basemen prefer a larger glove.The most common size for 3rd basemen is 11.75", created with extra reach for infielders at the hot corner who typically have more time to make transfers than middle infielders.
MLB Players Preferences:
- 11.25" (Gleyber Torres, Elvis Andrus, Trevor Story)
- 11.5" (Andelton Simmons, Jose Altuve, Didi Gregorius)
- 11.75" (Brandon Crawford, Manny Machado, Josh Donaldson)