This Heart of the Hide baseball glove features a 31 pattern which means the hand opening has a more narrow fit and the heel is made with thinner padding which makes it easier to close. This pattern is designed to open wider offering a wider pocket when catching and scooping the ball, which makes for a great infielder pattern. With its 11 1/2" pattern, this glove features a flat, shallow pocket which allows fielders to get the ball out of the glove quickly. It works best for 2nd Base or Shortstop positions. These high quality gloves have defined the careers of those deemed "The Finest in the Field", and are now available to elite athletes looking to join the next class of defensive greats.