Akadema AGC-98 Praying Mantis Prodigy Series 32.0 Inch Youth Catcher's Mitt

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Product Details

The Akadema® AGC-98 Praying Mantis® Prodigy Series 32.0-in youth catcher's mitt boasts a lightweight and durable construction with US steerhide and exclusive AkademaLyte leather. It features a spiral lock web, a stress wedge and additional finger hammocks.

Key Specs:

  • Age: Youth
  • Position: Catcher
  • Catcher's Mitt Size: 32 inches
 

Features

 

Benefits

  • Backing: Finger Slot
  • Provides more control, while easing the shock of hard hit balls.
  • Glove Type: Baseball
  • Material: Genuine Steerhide Leather
  • Easy to break in, while providing you with a better feel.
  • Palm Pad: Stress Wedge
  • Located between the index finger and thumb, the Stress Wedge offers shock absorbing protection for the hand against injury and sting when receiving the ball.
  • Webbing: Closed
  • Often chosen by pitchers for concealing the ball, provides extra support and is easily broken in.

Product Reviews

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Akadema AGC-98 Praying Mantis Prodigy Series 32.0 Inch Youth Catcher's Mitt
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable feel (7)
  • Good control (6)
  • Great fit (6)
  • Breaks in easily (4)
  • Retains shape (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Baseball (6)
  • Practice (6)
  • Gaming (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      88% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive athlete (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

Awesome glove!

By Pony V

from orange county, ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Akadema AGC-98 Praying Mantis Prodigy Series 32.0 Inch Youth Catcher's Mitt:

This glove is awesome. The leather is high quality and broke in quickly.

Comment on this review

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Replaced a previosu AGC 98

By Coach G

from Apopka, FL

About Me Competitive Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Akadema AGC-98 Praying Mantis Prodigy Series 32.0 Inch Youth Catcher's Mitt:

      This was to replace another AGC98. After 2 years (year round) the padding was somewhat worn out from catching 70MPH+ fastballs from 13 year olds. He could feel it on old one when catching 14 year old whom throws 78 MPH consistently. In Florida we play year round so this is still a great glove value and it is saved many games (and developed my son) with the praying mantis hinge. That extra is the difference on a passed ball or a caught 3rd strike. I have rawlings mizuno and eastons and all the kids love this mitt more.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Left han throw catchers mitt

      By Coach

      from Falls Church, VA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breaks In Easily
      • Comfortable Feel
      • Good Control
      • Great Fit
      • Retains Shape

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Baseball
        • Games
        • Practice

        Comments about Akadema AGC-98 Praying Mantis Prodigy Series 32.0 Inch Youth Catcher's Mitt:

        Very nice glove

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        1.0

        Not worth the money, bad glove

        By louie

        from ia

        About Me Competitive Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Non

        Cons

        • Hard To Break In
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Practice

        Comments about Akadema AGC-98 Praying Mantis Prodigy Series 32.0 Inch Youth Catcher's Mitt:

        not a good glove it stings bad

        • Sizing:
        • Feels full size too small
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Best Youth Glove!!

        By Central Cal Baseball Academy

        from Fresno, CA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Feel
        • Good Control
        • Great Fit

        Cons

        • Hard To Break In

        Best Uses

        • Baseball
        • Games
        • Practice

        Comments about Akadema AGC-98 Praying Mantis Prodigy Series 32.0 Inch Youth Catcher's Mitt:

        This is one of the highest rated youth catcher mitts out there. I wisely used some saved up Sports Authority gift cards to buy this for my 11 year old catcher and he loves it. This is not a cheap glove that will arrive broken in, it will take some quality time to break it in, but it is worth it!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Buy...

        By Billysmom

        from santa rosa

        About Me Competitive Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Feel
        • Good Control
        • Great Fit

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Baseball
        • Games
        • Practice

        Comments about Akadema AGC-98 Praying Mantis Prodigy Series 32.0 Inch Youth Catcher's Mitt:

        I bought this for my son for Christmas - It looks just as it did in the picture.. Its very practical and very cool looking, which for some is very important

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size

        Comment on this review

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        So far great

        By Calbob

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me Competitive Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breaks In Easily
        • Comfortable Feel
        • Good Control
        • Great Fit
        • Retains Shape

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Baseball

          Comments about Akadema AGC-98 Praying Mantis Prodigy Series 32.0 Inch Youth Catcher's Mitt:

          Used right out the box for 1 inning. Still needs breaking in,but was still usable. Seems a little small but measures up against my Mizuno. Extremely comfortable and after 2 weeks is better than any mitt I have owned. I am definitely sold on Akedema.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size

          Comment on this review

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for protection & picky catchers

          By farrelldoc

          from Alvin, TX

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breaks In Easily
          • Comfortable Feel
          • Good Control
          • Good protection
          • Great Fit
          • Retains Shape

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Baseball
            • Games
            • Practice

            Comments about Akadema AGC-98 Praying Mantis Prodigy Series 32.0 Inch Youth Catcher's Mitt:

            My son has broken his thumb three times and sprained it once (catching). He needed a glove that offers the highest level of protection for the thumb.

            He is also highly picky about his equipment. He has always caught his a Mizuno Prospect GXC 100 mitt with Power Close. His "old" Mizuno mitt was still in great shape when we bought this new mitt, but he loved this one right away and started breaking it in at practice and using it.

            It says not to, but we used the hot glove treatment and a little oil on it to break it in, and within one practice and my husband working it back and forth for about an hour and half, it was ready for games. He didn't drop anything, even during the breaking-in practice.

            It is shaped for easy ball transfer. He hasn't used it enough to tell if the protection is real, but it does have more padding in that area than any other mitt. The only odd thing about it, which doesn't affect performance, is that there is a small notch on the edge about 2 o'clock that makes the glove look smaller than it is. But we held it up to his Mizuno, and it's exactly the same.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great mitt.

            By Kev the catcher.

            from Franklin. MA

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breaks In Easily
            • Comfortable Feel
            • Good Control
            • Great Fit
            • Retains Shape

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Baseball
              • Games
              • Practice

              Comments about Akadema AGC-98 Praying Mantis Prodigy Series 32.0 Inch Youth Catcher's Mitt:

              Size is just right.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size

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