Best Baseball Gloves for 9-10 Year Old Players in 2020

On this page, we will examine the choices you will make when buying a glove for your 9-10 year old player. At this age, young players are growing rapidly. As they grow, the proper sizing for their baseball equipment changes as well. A glove that fit well last year, may not be the right fit this year. After determining what size glove your player requires, you can review eight of the best baseball gloves for 9-10 year old players listed below.

The two most important considerations when choosing a glove are the players age and what position they are going to be playing. This will become more important as the get older and establish a primary playing position.

In choosing a glove, you’ll want to choose a glove that fits snugly. A glove that is too big will hinder performance and could lead to injury. We do not want to have our players playing with gloves that they will need to “grow in to”. You will also want to make sure that a glove is stiff enough to give strength in catching the ball but also is flexible enough for your player to be able to control the opening and closing of the glove. You will also want to choose a glove that they like. If your young player feels good about the equipment they are using, they will feel good about themselves which helps with their self-esteem and confidence. You can read more detailed information about proper baseball equipment sizing in my article Baseball gear for kids – Making the right choice.

As players settle into one or a couple of regular positions, we want to keep in mind that there are different gloves for different positions.

  • A first basemen glove is longer and wider to help scoop low balls out of the dirt.
  • Infielder gloves and shorter with a shallow pocket to make it easier to get the ball out quickly.
  • Pitchers use a smaller glove with closed webbing to help conceal the ball.
  • Outfielders use a longer glove for extender reach with deeper pocket to catch fly balls.
  • Catchers use a finger-less mitt that is heavily padded to protect their had from the pitch. The shape is designed to not only provide a target for the pitch, but to properly catch the pitched ball. (Catchers mitts can be found under the Catchers Gear tab)

Parts of a baseball glove:

Most players in the 9-10 year old age group will do well with an 11 to 11.5 inch for infield players to 11.5 to 11.75 inch glove for outfield players. Some smaller players will be more comfortable with an 11-inch infield model or an 11.5-inch outfield model. Most links for specific brands and models will give you an option to select a larger or smaller size. The baseball glove sizing guide is at the bottom of the page.


Breaking a glove in:

The best way to break in a new glove is by using a glove mallet. One of the most functional and economic models is the Rawlings Glove Mallet  Using a mallet for a few minutes each day to simulate repeatedly catching a ball which will soften the leather and help form the pocket. 

Glove conditioner and an oversized ball and strap used repeatedly when the glove is not in use will form the pocket and soften the leather. Taking these steps will assure that your new glove is properly broken in. There are many products available. One of the best all-inclusive kits with all of the items necessary are included in the Rawlings Glove Break-in Kit 


Maintaining the glove:

To keep your glove clean and  prevent the leather from drying out, a glove conditioner should be used 4 times a season. Glove conditioners do not soften the leather. Catching a baseball (or using a mallet) softens the leather. A conditioner is used to maintain the glove for years of use. There are many glove conditioners on the market. One of the best I have found is         Rawlings Gold Glove Butter  which was designed for higher-end gloves but works well on any glove – old or new.

Making sure the glove is properly broken in prior to use will enhance the functionality and give the player greater confidence.


Listed below are the most popular and value oriented gloves for this age group. Each of the gloves listed can be ordered in left-hand throw (glove is worn on the right-hand) or right-hand throw (glove is worn on the left-hand). The link for each glove is for a right-hand throw. If you need a left-hand throw model, you can easily make that selection on the order page. I have included three gloves that are new for 2019 that are technically advanced with pricing that offers great value. Four of the gloves are designed for infielders, four are crafted for all positions.

Most of the links have multiple sizing options so, if you are interested in a particular brand or model, you can select the size that is right for your child after you open the link. I have checked the prices at all major distributors, the prices I have listed are the lowest current prices available. I check all pricing regularly to make sure that the best possible value is listed for you here.

Remember, these gloves are going to be used for a limited time. There is no advantage to buying a more expensive model. The goal is functionality and safety. Your players enjoyment of the game will be greatly enhanced if they have safe, functional and properly sized equipment.

9-10 year old players will likely play in a Little League® minor division, on player pitch team or in a major division team if they have the necessary skills. The Little League® division chart by age is at the bottom of this page. Check with your league if you have any questions about which league or division your child should play in.

Please feel free to email me directly if you have specific questions that are not answered here. You can reach me at Harley@baseballequipmentpro.com


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Glove Recommendations:





2020 Rawlings Premium Series 11.5″ Youth Baseball Glove Rawlings 11.5'' Premium Series Glove 2020 1

Featured Size: 11.5 inch (11.75″and 12″ sizes available)

Position: Infield/Pitcher

Pairing pro-style patterns and web designs alongside forgiving oiled full-grain leather, the 2020 Rawlings® Premium Series Gloves are perfect for first-time and recreational players to deliver the comfort and performance needed to thrive on the diamond. This 11.5’’ model has an I-Web, designed for infielders looking for a more shallow pocket to catch and release their throws more quickly and efficiently.

Proven Performance:

  • Full-Grain Leather: Oiled shell material provides a soft, yet durable exterior that’s easier to close
  • Pro Style Patterns: Inspired designs have been optimized for all field positions
  • ZERO SHOCK Palm Pad: Diminishes the sting of catches on the heel
  • Padded finger back linings deliver a cushioned feel for long-lasting play
  • Boa hand openings boast a softer entry while maintaining consistent durability
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YETI 36 oz Rambler Bottle – YETI Bottle is leak-proof and spill-proof for simple transport.





2020 Rawlings Highlight  Series 11.5″ Youth Baseball Glove

Featured Size: 11.5 inch (11″ and 12″ sizes available}

Position: Infield/Outfield

From performance integrations like its Sure-Catch Heel to its durable pigskin leather, the 2020 Rawlings® Youth Highlight Series Gloves have been strategically designed for the up-and-coming player to excel on the diamond and develop proper mechanics. This 11’’ model is outfitted with a versatile Basket-Web®, and features a balanced pocket depth to make their mark at any position.

  • Soft pigskin leather shell offers premium durability
  • Cushioned Brushed Nylon finger back lining for a comfortable feel
  • Sure Catch heel design for easy close
  • Internal palm pad absorbs impact for consistent cushioning
  • Basket-Web® integration offers balanced performance that’s ideal for infield and outfield positions
  • Conventional open back
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Oakley Youth Holbrook XS High Definition Optics Sunglasses –Youth fit. All Oakley lenses block 100% of UVA, UVB & UVC rays







2020 Under Armour 11.5″ Choice Series  Baseball GloveUnder Armour 11.75'' Choice Series Glove 2020 1

Featured Size: 11.5″ inch (11.75″ size also available)

Position: Infield

Engineered with a softer full-grain steerhide leather that perfectly balances break-in time and durability, the 2020 Under Armour® Choice Series Gloves are built to last and perform at high levels of competition to bring out the best in your game. This 11.75’’ model is outfitted with an H-Web, which provides exceptional support and rigidity when manning the hot corner as well as various other infield positions.

Your Game, Your Choice:

  • Soft Hand Steerhide Shell: Full-grain, oil-treated leather balances quick break-in and durability
  • Full Leather Lining: Provide an ultra-comfortable feel
  • Cowhide Lacing: Extra-Tough to add strength and support
  • Rolled Leather Welting to maximize shape retention
  • Professionally validated patterns
    • Brand : Under Armour
  • Country of Origin : Imported
  • Recommended for infield positions
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EvoShield EvoCharge Compression Arm Sleeve –Compression Arm Sleeve is an ideal complement to keep muscles warm on the field.





2020 Marucci 11″ Youth Acadia Series  Baseball GloveMarucci 11.75'' Youth Acadia Series Glove 2020 1

Featured Size: 11″ inch (11.5″ 11.75 and 12.5″ sizes available)

Position: Infield/Pitcher

Crafted with tapered hand stalls and strategically lightweight materials throughout the fingers, the 2020 Marucci® Acadia Series Gloves are designed to give youth players exceptional comfort and control without compromising on durability as the season wares on. This 11.75’’ model features a T-Trap Web and a medium pocket depth, which is a suitable option for infielders or pitchers who need to conceal their hand placement and grip on the ball when taking down the opposition.

Designed for the Progressing Player:

  • Shape: Tapered
  • Depth: Medium
  • Full leather shell provides strength while padded palm lining reduces weight
  • Reinforced finger tops protect against fielding abrasion and increase structural longevity
  • Narrow-fit hand opening and scaled-down pro patterns for an ideal fit
  • Pro-grade rawhide laces add strength
  • Designed for lightweight feel and increased fielding control
  • Available in right-hand throw or left-hand throw
  • Recommended for pitcher, second base, third base and shortstop
Check Lowest Price Here  –  11″ (Infield/Pitcher Model)
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2020 Mizuno Prospect Select Series 11″ Youth Baseball Glove

Featured Size: 11 inch (11.5″ and 12″ sizes available)

Position: Infield/Pitcher

Constructed with a soft and durable full-grain leather, the 2020 Mizuno® Youth Prospect Select Series Gloves deliver an easy-to-break-in design that allows them to secure the ball with confidence and consistency. This 11’’ model is outfitted with a Tartan Shock Web, a perfect option for infielders and pitchers to swallow up driven grounders and conceal their hand placement on the ball as they choose their next pitch.

Take the Next Step:

  • Full Grain Leather: Soft leather shell is easy to break in and boasts solid closure
  • Soft Flex: Give youth players a high-level feel and adds flexibility
  • ButterSoft Palm Liner: PU palm lining increases durability, overall feel, and comfort
  • Pro Pattern Inspired: Created for the best players in the world
  • Open Back Design: Provides a traditional look with a consistent fit
Check Lowest Price Here  –  11.0″ Infield/Pitcher Model
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Sportstar® Black Number Helmet Stickers – Personalize your equipment. The contrasting white outline is highly versatile and able to work on any surface color.








2019 Mizuno Franchise 11″ Infield Baseball Glove

Featured Size: 11 inch (11.5″, 12″ and 12.5″sizes available)

Position: Infield/Pitcher

Strategically designed for consistent comfort and performance, the Mizuno® Franchise Series Gloves implement hand-based patterns that sets the pocket directly under the web, and combines it with pre-oiled tumbled leather for a buttery-soft, game ready feel. This smaller 11’’ model features a basket web to provide infielders with the ability to make transitions to their throwing hand with incredible speed and precision.

Comfortable, Game-Ready Design:

  • Java Leather Shell: Pre-oiled tumbled leather provides a soft exterior that boasts long-lasting durability
  • Hand-Based Patterns: Pocket is situated under the web to improve the overall shaping of the glove
  • Parashock Plus Palm Pad: Strategic Ortholite padding reduces impact to keep your palm protected
  • MZO Lining: Reduces moisture accumulation to keep your hand dry
  • HiLo Lacing: Alternating lace pattern manages the integrity of the web for consistent flexibility
Check Lowest Price Here  –  11″  Infield/Pitcher Model
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YETI 36 oz Rambler Bottle – YETI Bottle is leak-proof and spill-proof for simple transport.






2019 Easton 11″ Youth Professional Series Baseball Glove

Position: Infield

Inspired by patterns used by some of the game’s elite fielders, the 2020 Easton® Youth Professional Series are scaled down, all-leather models that offer exceptional control and closure to help up-and-coming players master proper mechanics. This 11’’ glove is modeled after Kevin Pillar’s signature gamer, and features an H-Web to maintain consistent control of ground balls, line drives, and pop-ups.

  • All-Leather Hog Hide™ Construction: Provides an ultra-soft feel for immediate game-ready performance
  • Flex Notch™ Integration: Creates easier pocket closure
  • Super-Soft Palm Lining and Finger Stalls: Enhances grip for optimal control
  • Embroidered Easton® and Screamin’ E logos
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Oakley Youth Holbrook XS High Definition Optics Sunglasses –Youth fit. All Oakley lenses block 100% of UVA, UVB & UVC rays






2019 Easton 11.75″ Youth Hemlock Series Outfield Baseball Glove Easton 11.75'' Youth Hemlock Series LLWS Glove 1

Position: Outfield

Crafted with materials that are passed down from professional models, the Easton® Hemlock Series Gloves are outfitted with the finest Steer Hide Leather and padded wool shearling wrist lining for athletes destined to shine under the bright lights at Williamsport. This 11.75’’ model features a T-Trap Web to ensure consistent support when reaching out for driven liners and high flying balls in the outfield.

The Official Williamsport Collection:

  • Premium Steer Hide: Top leather shell boasts a pro-level feel and heavy-duty durability
  • Oiled Leather Lining: Delivers an ultra-soft feel for smooth entry
  • Pro Grade Rawhide Laces reinforce the structure of the glove for long-lasting play
  • Plush wool shearling padded wrist lining maximizes comfort
  • Professional pattern scaled down for younger athletess
  • Brand : Easton Sports
  • Recommended for outfield player
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EvoShield EvoCharge Compression Arm Sleeve –Compression Arm Sleeve is an ideal complement to keep muscles warm on the field.







2019 Mizuno Prospect PowerClose  11″ Youth Infield Baseball Glove

Featured Size: 11 inch (11.5″ size also available)

Position: Infield/Outfield/Pitcher

Propelling the next generation to greater heights on the diamond, the 2019 Mizuno® Prospect PowerClose™ Series Gloves implement youth-oriented performance technologies with full grain pigskin leather for a premium feel that helps them master core fundamentals. Outfitted with a Tartan Flex Web that boasts full support against high flying pop-ups and driven liners, this 11’’ model offers versatile performance that can be used to dominate the infield, outfield, or pitcher’s mound.

Crafted for Future Greatness:

  • Full-grain pigskin leather shell provides heavy-duty performance and shape retention for long-lasting performance
  • PowerClose™ Palm: Strategic palm technology makes catching easier for younger players
  • Less 2 Lacing: Reduces the amount of lace loops along the web to maximize flexibility
  • PU palm lining delivers a buttery-soft feel for superior comfort
  • PowerLock Wrist: Adjustable strap design provides a quick and secure fit
  • MZO Lining: Reduces moisture accumulation to keep their hand dry
Check Lowest Price Here   –  11″
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Sportstar® Black Number Helmet Stickers – Personalize your equipment. The contrasting white outline is highly versatile and able to work on any surface color.








2019 Rawlings R9 Series 11″ Youth Baseball Glove

Featured Size: 11 inch (11.25, 11.5 and 12″ sizes available – Prices Vary)

Position: Infield

New for 2019! These all-new R9 Series baseball gloves are the best gloves on the market at this price point. This series features soft, durable all-leather shells with an 80% factory break-in for a game ready feel, so you won’t have to commit a lot of time to break this glove in. Inside this R9 Series baseball glove you will find padded fingerback liners and a youth pro taper fit designed for younger players on the infield.

  • 11-Inch Pattern
  • Break-In: 20% Player, 80% Factory
  • Conventional Back
  • Designed For Younger Players On The Infield
  • New R9 Series
  • Quick, Easy Break-In For A Game-Ready Feel
  • Reinforced Palm Pad
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EvoShield EvoCharge Batter’s Leg Guard –  Stay aggressive at the plate and showcase your style with the fresh look of EvoCharge featuring original patterns and dynamic colors.







2019 Wilson A500 11.00″ Baseball Glove

Featured Size: 11 inch (11.5. 12″ and 12.5″ sizes available – Prices Vary)

Position: Infield

Start a young career off right with this 2019 Wilson A500 baseball glove. This handsome glove, designed with a copper, blonde, and black color scheme, comes engineered for success with top-grain leather. It feels lightweight, and does not sacrifice performance, flexibility, or comfort. Designed for all young position players, it provides a flexible, ready-to-play feel. Its real leather laces holding together its various parts add a degree of authenticity and give it practical strength and durability over the course of its life.

  • 11.00 Inch Pattern
  • H Web
  • Double Palm Construction Provides Maximum Pocket Stability
  • All Positions
  • Inspired By Professional Patterns
  • Number One (1) Selling Youth Glove Under $50.00
  • Real Leather Laces Ensure A Long Lasting Structure
  • Recommended For Younger Players With Smaller Hands
  • Rolled Dual Welting Creates A Perfect Pocket With Long Lasting Shape
  • Smaller Wrist Opening With More Secure Finger Stalls
  • Top Grain Soft Cowhide Leather Offers A Lightweight, Game Ready Feel
Check Lowest Price Here  –  11″  Infield/Pitcher Model
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Nike Swoosh Wristband –Made of sponge and elastic material to ensure maximum comfort and a perfect fit. (Sold in pairs)







2020 Wilson A550 12″ Baseball Glove

Featured Size: 12″ inch (11″ and 11.5″ sizes available) 

Position: Infield

Prepared with youth-specific patterns that mimic the styles used by the pros, the 2020 Wilson A550™ Series Gloves put aspiring fielders on the fast track to master the fundamentals. Designed with an I-Web, this 11” model is preferred by most infielders to ensure they can seamlessly transition the ball to their throwing hand while not having to worry about buildup from dirt and debris.

  • Top-grain leather provides a flexible, ready-to-play feel without the weight
  • Rolled Dual Welting™: Strips of Pro Stock® leather,skived thin and rolled to provide quick break-in and lasting shape
  • Double palm construction keeps pocket stable and wrinkle free
  • Youth-specific patterns provide a better fit and feel for first-time fielders
Check Lowest Price Here  –  11″ Infield/Pitcher Model
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Check Lowest Price Here  –  12″  Infield/Outfield Model




YETI 36 oz Rambler Bottle – YETI Bottle is leak-proof and spill-proof for simple transport.






Marucci Geaux Mesh 11″ Youth Infield Baseball Glove

Featured Size: 11″ inch (11.5″, 12″ and 12.5″ sizes available)

Position: Infield/Outfield

The Geaux (“Go”) Mesh series provides both strength and structure for younger players who want a big league approved baseball glove. The palm is constructed out of a soft steer hide leather that gives a game ready feel from day one without the worry of an extended break in period. On the back of each model, Marucci has applied their lightweight mesh which helps improve breathability, increases control, and keeps your hand dry, even during the hottest summer days. Since these are youth gloves, the finger stalls have been scaled down to offer a more snug, secure fit on a younger players hand.

  • 11.00 Inch Glove Size
  • I-Web
  • Recommended For Infielders
  • Adjustable Velcro Wrist Strap Provides A Personalized Fit
  • Colorway: Black / Gray
  • Conventional Open Back
  • Lightweight Mesh Back Helps Improve The Break In Period
  • Marucci Advisory Board Big League Approved Web Designs
  • Scaled Down Finger Stalls For A Smaller Hand
  • Skillfully & Individually Handcrafted For A Custom, Precise Fit
  • Soft Steer Hide Palm Leather Creates A Game Ready Feel
  • Youth Pattern Intended For Younger Players
Check Lowest Price Here   –  11″  Infield Model
Check Lowest Price Here   –  11.5″  Infield Model
Check Lowest Price Here   –  12″  Infield/Outfield Model
Check Lowest Price Here   –  12.5″  Outfield Model




Under Armour Beyond – 18 oz. Stainless Steel Water Bottle – vacuum insulated hydration bottle will keep cold for up to 20 hours and features durable double wall stainless steel construction.








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