RECOMMENDED POSITION: INFIELD & OUTFIELD
The Flare is our best-selling form for gloves up to 13". The open thumb and pinky allow the largest vacuum possible to funnel the ball into the pocket no matter where the ball may initially hit the glove. The highest recommendation for outfielders. Outfielders charge the ball usually in a straight line. Outfield grass is cut differently in all fields and causes a snaking effect on the ball.
This form allows the maximum possibility of fielding the ball cleanly and making the throw. As with all forms the pocket formed creates a consistent point to grab the baseball. For infielders, this is especially beneficial optimizing the maximum opening to field the ball. This works well for middle and corner infielders alike. For pitchers, who really dig on their change up or split finger, this form is beneficial to keep pitchers from tipping their changeup or split by flaring the glove.