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The holidays are here again, and so is the anxiety of buying that perfect gift for that baseball-obsessed person on your list. This year we have you covered with the Top 11 Best Christmas Gifts for Baseball Players. So, sit back relax because we have done the work for you. You just pick which gifts to order and enjoy the rest of your holiday season.
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This may seem like a boring pick, but let's be honest, gloves to baseball players are like purses to fashion models… you can never have too many. The trick this Christmas is buying the right glove.
Lucky for you, we found the perfect one.
Introducing the Wilson A2000. There were only a few glove choices when I was growing up, and Wilson's generally weren't considered the upper echelon.
How times have changed The Wilson lineup for this current year has raised the bar for other glove manufacturers. This line makes gloves for every position on the field. Still, they all have the same basic features, including the full Super Skin back, which is 2x more durable and about half as heavy as leather, ComfortPro Lining, and new Spin Control Technology, which puts friction in the glove to stop the ball from spinning out.
The right bat makes all the difference, and the new 2021 Marucci CAT 9 will make a huge difference for anyone that swings it. This is the most popular bat on the market, and for good reason. The CAT 9 features a perfect barrel size, grip, feel, and overall performance that is unmatched in this category. Made of AZR Alloy that offers a bit more forgiveness than other models. The Ring-free barrel cuts down on dead spots, which also cuts down on the vibration, and those advancements combined with the soft-touch grip also soften the barrel in a hitter's hands.
A great bat is an investment, but it's also a game-changer when you find the right one.
You have the bat, you have the glove, now you need something to carry them to and from the field. Look no further than the Boombah Super bag.
There are so many colors and options that it's hard to pick just one. They actually have over 200 different types of bags, from small bags and big bags; wheeled bags and carry bags; airplane bags and catcher's bags; bags for softball and baseball; blue bags and red bags and green bags and Digi camo and multi-colored bags… I think you get the idea. They have a lot of bags to choose from as a great baseball Christmas gift.
What we liked best were the little details other bags overlooked. Simple things like the logo on the front of the bag are made up of Velcro strapping so you can hang your batting gloves. In addition, there is room for two external water bottles, a vented shoe compartment, quick-access compartments for keys, wallets, phones, sunflower seeds, and most have room for 4 bats. They indeed are the Swiss army knife of baseball bags and should provide everything your little ball player needs to keep organized throughout the season.
Baseball has certainly changed over the years. Back when I played, the only way to analyze my swing was to watch a VHS tape and break down my mechanics. Today's game is extremely different, and with the advent of swing metrics such as launch angle, exit velocity, and barrel speed, hitters can make real-time adjustments, which leads us to our 4th top gift for 2021.
The Diamond Kinetics SwingTracker is a supercomputer for your swing. Just mount the tiny sensor to the knob of your bat and let the data start flowing. Real-time data is sent directly to a free app to capture barrel speed, trigger-to-impact time, approach angel, and Distance in Zone.
This data can be reviewed, analyzed, and applied to your swing to increase contact rate and improve your overall game.
Collecting the data is excellent, but you also need the tools that will assist you in taking that data and applying changes that will positively affect your swing, and that's precisely what the SwingTracker does. Here are 5 things found within the app:
How hard you throw, bruh? I hear that all the time and see it all over social media, as people are obsessed with how fast they can throw a baseball. But, go to any stadium in the country or even Dave and Buster's for that matter, and you will find a throwing velocity station, and it will be packed with people waiting to prove that they should be pitching in the majors.
Our last holiday gift idea for Christmas 2021 is a portable velocity station called the Pocket Radar Smart Coach. This nifty little gadget also connects to an app on your smartphone, which allows you to trackball's speeds quick and easy. It's like having a pitching coach in your pocket, but you can use this device for more than just pitching. I've seen it used all over the diamond, from measuring the catcher's release, to how quick the ball comes out from a turn at second base, to how fast an outfielder can deliver the ball home after catching it.
All you need is a smartphone, and with the app, you can use it to display velocities on your screen or record video and stamp the velocity on each clip. Even when using the video function, the app offers the option to read out each velocity on your device, avoiding constantly checking each reading. Getting instant feedback—especially while training alone—is helpful for high-output velocity days and as an auto-regulatory tool on low- or medium-intensity sessions.
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It's that time once again when Christmas and the holiday season are upon us and if you're like us there are plenty of baseball fans in your life and on your Christmas gift list this year. We took a look for some great products that are perfect for baseball fans, baseball players, baseball parents, baseball moms, and dads, plus a few for baseball coaches as well! With that let's get right into the list!
These items can benefit both the softball and baseball player in your life and help them take their skills to next level!
Portable and versatile, this net can be used for both hitting and pitching training and as well by both softball and baseball players. Help your young athletes train where every they are with this portable pop-up net.
Designed for baseball or softball swing training, the SKLZ® Hurricane™ Category 4 Swing Trainer maintains the snap-back function of the original Hurricane™, yet offers a sleeker design and a high-visibility impact head.
Great for softball and baseball players looking to improve their snatching, throwing, and scooping skills, the PRIMED™ 2-in-1 Trainer offers fast and easy assembly to let you practice anywhere. The 2-in-1 Rebounder and Pitching Target features a high-grade steel frame and heavy-duty bungees for long-lasting performance. Designed to improve catching, pitching, and throwing skills, the PRIMED™ 2 in 1 is a fully-adjustable, versatile tool.
Teach your little one the basics with the Little Kids Junk Ball T-Ball Set. This set is designed to help your child learn the perfect “sweet spot” to hit the ball and comes with an adjustable tee for kids of all sizes. It is lightweight and easy to hold and comes with everything you need to set up and get to playing.
The Easton® SoftStitch™ IncrediBall® Training Baseball is designed to provide top performance and safety during practice. Featuring reduced-weight nylon construction with authentic baseball-style stitching, the Easton® SoftStitch™ Baseball is great for training indoors or outdoors. Other features include a 9” size and the Easton® logo.
What did we miss? Any other great Baseball Player Christmas Gifts we should have considered?
Chris Sloan is a former baseball league commissioner and travel baseball coach who has made significant contributions to the sport. In 2018, he founded selectbaseballteams.com, a website that helps parents find youth and travel baseball teams in their local areas. Since its launch, the website has experienced impressive growth, offering a wealth of resources including teams, news, tournaments, and organizations. Chris's unwavering passion for baseball and his innovative approach to connecting parents with quality baseball programs have earned him a respected reputation in the baseball community, solidifying his legacy as a leading figure in the world of youth and travel baseball.
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