Players should take a good look at what size glove they choose depending on their position and their preferences. Unlike other gloves, catchers gloves are measured by their circumference and not their length. Generally, a smaller glove like a 32.5" will give the player more control of the glove but will have a more shallow pocket while a larger glove will give the catcher slightly more reach and deeper pocket at the expense of glove control. For most MLB catchers, 33" is the baseline for catchers mitts but catchers should always have an idea of their skills and preferences in order to choose the right size for them.
MLB Players Preferences:
- 32.5" (Salvador Perez, Gary Sanchez, Ivan Rodriguez)
- 33" (JT Realmuto, Russell Martin)
- 34" (Yadier Molina, Buster Posey, Mitch Garver)