Youth catchers mitt

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Feb 20, 2021
10 yo town travel and rec player, catches approx 50% of innings, but hoping fewer this year (doesn’t love it and new player joined team who wants to try catching.) Has been using regular glove but starting to sting even with Markwort insert. 12” ball this year. Considered Vinci Fortus but prefer something she can try on and return. Her sister’s 34” LA is too large. Has anyone used a Rawlings Shutout softball or baseball mitt, or Renegade? The Shutout baseball version looks nicer in person than the others. Not sure if too small for 12” ball.

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Feb 20, 2021
Thank you. Was hoping someone would say that one of these Rawlings was okay for a year or 2 - can find for $50 versus $100 for the Fortus.

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Oct 14, 2020
My daughter's Rawlings Shutout SB mitt is starting its 5th year of use. It's almost too small for the 12" ball IMHO, but she likes not fishing around inside the glove for the ball for transfers. Another catcher her age from the "B" team has the R9, and is finally moving to a Rawlings LA after a similar number of years with the R9.

We got the Shutout for ~$60 back in the day, and it's been in soaking rain and blasting sunshine and has been beat to crap and she loves it. No stinging or other problems.

YMMV, FWIW, ADMNA (AnnasDad Might Not Approve ;)), etc.
Oct 16, 2019
My DD used a Mizuno Prospect 32.5" catchers mitt for two seasons and loved it - super easy to break in. It finally gave in and I replaced it. Very inexpensive, but won't last forever.

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