What do you think about the Akadema Prodigy Series: AZR95-12 Youth?
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My son who plays 8u baseball has a LS Genesis 11 inch inch glove but it seems smaller than a true 11 inches and I feel that he needs a bigger glove. I was looking at the AZR95-12 as it comes highly recommended but I fear that it wont be any bigger than his current LS Genesis. Can you comment on how they compare in size?
The Akadema Prodigy Series (AZR95-12) has a slightly wider pocket but the length of the fingers will be very similar to the Louisville Slugger Genesis Series (FGGN14-BN110). The size of the glove is determined by measuring from the tip of the index finger along the inside of the pocket down to the heal so the glove length can vary based on how deep the pocket runs.
How does this glove compare to the Shoeless Joe Junior 10 inch model?
Asside from being an inch larger pattern, the Akadema Prodigy Series (AZR95-12) will have a similar high quality leather to the Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series (1000JR) although the way the Shoeless Joe is manufactured makes it slightly more game ready with a softer feel and more retro feeling leather.
My 8 year old son has small hands. Would the "narrowed finger stalls" on this glove be more snug than the Akadema AJT99, Vinci BRV1953 or Rawlings P1153? He's using a Mizuno GPP1076 right now.
The Akadema Prodigy Series (AZR95-12) will be more snug than the AJT99m BRV1953, P1153, and the GPP1076. It is ideal for a player with smaller hands.
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