Choosing the Right Size Baseball Glove

What Size Glove by Position?

This is a basic guideline*.  An important factor when deciding on the proper size of a baseball glove is both the age of the player and the number of positions they will play.  For a youth level player that will play multiple positions in a game (INF/OF), consider buying an 11.5 to 11.75 inch glove.

Baseball Glove Size & Common Use (by Position)

  11" 11.5" 11.75" 12" 12.25" 12.5" 12.75" 13"
 2B X X X     
 SS  X X X    
 3B  X X X    
 OF    X X X X X

*Note: all players have different size hands, skill levels and preferences.  This is just a guideline.  Smaller glove sizes tend to help with "glove to hand" transfer speed.  Larger gloves allow for greater range where transfer speed is less important.