Best Catcher's Mitts of 2024

For obvious reasons, a catcher's mitt needs to be sturdier and more protective than any other glove on the field. A quality mitt will be crafted from full-grain leather that can withstand the impact of thrown balls and protect the catcher's hand from injury. A catcher's mitt also needs to be comfortable enough to wear through long games and bullpen sessions, and should fit securely on the hand while also providing good flexibility in the wrist and fingers. Many catchers spend a significant amount of time breaking in their mitt to achieve the perfect fit and feel.

Buying secondhand is a great way to save money and get a quality catcher’s mitt that’s broken in and ready to get to work behind home plate. With help from our resident expert, Dylan Johnson, here are our favorite catcher's mitts of 2024.

Rawlings Heart of the Hide Catcher's Mitt


Crafted from ultra-premium, full-grain steer hide leather, this popular mitt will conform to your hand to create a customized fit for exceptional control in the field. Rawlings Heart of the Hide is a trusted choice of Major League Baseball players, including 9X Gold Glover, Yadier Molina whose glove (shown above) features a Speed Shell back which reduces the overall weight. This mitt also has a deer-tanned cowhide lining, padded thumb sleeve, and thermoformed wrist lining perfect for elite level back-stoppers. 

Heart of the Hide catcher's mitts starting at just $80!

All Star Pro Elite Catcher's Mitt


The All Star Pro Elite mitt is designed to provide catchers with exceptional performance at a competitive price point. Crafted with exclusive Japanese-tanned steer hide leather, the Pro Elite mitt offers a fast break-in time, allowing catchers to form a comfortable pocket quickly and get behind the plate with confidence. The Pro Elite series features upgrades such as adjustable wrist closures as well as a Pro Guard Padding system in the palm, which helps absorb impact and reduce sting. To top it all off, this mitt has a loud pop that pitchers love. 

All Star Pro Elite catcher's mitts starting at just $250!

Rawlings Pro Preferred Catcher's Mitt


The Rawlings Pro Preferred catcher's mitt is designed for players who crave the feel and performance of professional-grade gear. Crafted from ultra-premium kip leather for unmatched feel and durability, the Pro Preferred breaks in for a customized fit and exceptional control. Trusted by Major Leaguers, the Pro Preferred feature a Pittards' sheepskin lining, wool wrist strap, and a padded thumb sleeve. It has hand sewn welting for added style and comes in both a 33 and 34-inch model. 

Pro Preferred catchers mitts starting at just $60!

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