The final glove we look at is the Akadema Prodigy Series which is the one we feel provides the most versatility. This page is focused on our review of the Prodigy Series AOZ91 and aims to show you the top features the glove includes. We hope that this will ultimately help decide if this is the best glove for you this season. The Akadema company has been coming on strong lately in both baseball and softball worlds as they keep making higher quality and innovative products. With precise details includes aimed at player performance it is no surprise that Akadema is growing each and every year in popularity.
Features of the Akadema Prodigy
As we mentioned earlier, we feel the Akadema Prodigy Series offers younger players a great amount of versatility. Some of the main features include:
- Can be used at all positions: One of the key component of the Prodigy Series is its ability to be used at any position around the field. Whether you play 1st base, infield, outfield, or pitcher, this 11.25 inch glove will be perfect especially if you play at a non-competitive or beginner level.
- Better fit – This glove features what Akadema calls the Grasp Clasp Wrist system. What this feature does is lock your hand in place so that the younger player can learn proper mechanics and not have to worry about a loose feeling glove when they goto make a catch.
- Reptilian pattern – The reptilian pattern is a new design to Akadema gloves that make them almost fingerless. So how would this benefit you as a player? There are a couple of things. First the glove to hand transfer becomes quicker and more efficient as when the ball hits the glove it makes a slight little depression allowing it to sit in your pocket longer. Secondly due to the snake like feeling of the glove, better traction and grip can be gained by the player. Lastly, with basically no breaking points that can be found throughout the pocket, it is expected that this glove will be durable for many years.
For newer players, from non-competitive all the way to competitive levels, the Akadema Prodigy Series is all you will ever need. Although the price tag is a bit higher than average for a youth glove it offers the younger player incredible value. However, if you play at more competitive levels you may want to check out a couple of different models as well that have a bit more advanced features.