Posts Tagged ‘MLB’

Leading MLB All Star Votes

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The MLB All-Star game is heading to Target Field in Minnesota for the 2014 mid summer classic. Voting for both the American League and National league ends on July 3rd, 2014 with the managers fill the remaining bench spots as well as the entire rotation.

In the American League Jose Bautista leads all American League vote getters with a little more than 2.1 million votes. Bautista is followed by Mike Trout and Melky Cabrera to round out the outfield spots. Starting with the catcher position we have Matt Wieters, first baseman Miguel Cabrera, second baseman Robinson Cano, shortstop Derek Jeter and third baseman Josh Donaldson. Nelson Cruz, who currently leads the majors in home runs leads all designated hitters.

Over in the National League  Troy Tulowitzki has the overall lead in votes with nearly 2.6 million votes. Tulowitzki would currently be joined by Yadier Molina at catcher, Paul Goldschmidt at first base, Chase Utley at second base and David Wright at third base. In the outfield Yasiel Puig, Andrew McCutchen and Giancarlo Stanton  are the top three vote getters for NL outfielders.

The starting rotations and bullpens for both the American League and National League squads will be a toss up. In the American league both Mark Buehrle and Masahiro Tanaka each have 10 wins. In the National League Alfredo Simon and Adam Wainwright each have nine wins.

In the bullpen for the American League Greg Holland leads all closers with 20 saves. The other spots could go to Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria, who has 15 saves and a 1.80 earned run average as well as Koji Uehara with 15 saves and a .57 earned run average. Over in the National League Francisco Rodriguez has 21 saves followed by Craig Kimbrel, Sergio Romo and Trevor Rosenthal who all have 20.

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Joakim Soria and Vinci Featured In Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

If you haven’t seen the latest Sports Illustrated issue dated March 10, 2014, you’re missing out. On pages 8 and 9 there’s a two page spread showing Joakim Soria of the Texas Rangers wearing his Vinci baseball glove.

Here’s a photo of the magazine.

Joakim Soria in Sports Illustrated

Joakim Soria in Sports Illustrated

 

This is the first time a Vinci glove has been seen in Sports Illustrated. The article is also an interesting read. Check it out if you can.

 

 

Congratulations Carlos Torres-New York Mets

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

We at Vinci are excited to say that our good friend Carlos Torres is now a New York Met as a relief pitcher and wearing #52. Carlos will be in uniform today at City Field in New York City. The Mets will be hosting the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs also happen to be the team Carlos earned his first major league victory against.
Read more about his call up in the New York Daily News

Carlos Torres wearing his Vinci Optimus Glove

Carlos Torres wearing his Vinci Optimus Glove

Congratulations Carlos Torres! We’ll be watching!

Brayan Villarreal Wears Vinci Baseball Glove for MLB

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Brayan Villarreal Wears Vinci Baseball Glove For MLB

Vinci, makers of high quality baseball gloves and equipment, welcomes Brayan Villarreal as the latest MLB player to wear a Vinci baseball glove.

Villarreal began his professional career in 2006, pitching for the VSL Marlins/Tigers. He was ranked among the top 20 Detroit Tigers prospects by Baseball America following the 2009, 2010, and 2011 seasons. Villarreal made the Tigers out of spring training in 2011, bypassing the Triple-A level. His major league debut was on April 2, 2011 against the New York Yankees.

“I’ve been using a Vinci Glove since high A Ball,” said Villarreal. “Since I’ve met Pete I’ve been using it regularly.”

Right-handed reliever Brayan Villarreal starred on the Tigers’ interleague trip this year. He appeared in three games and won the first two. In the third game, Villarreal guarded a narrow lead by blowing away the Cubs in the sixth and seventh innings.

Villarreal is rapidly becoming a fan favorite because he’s helping the Tigers win games. He has one of the best fastballs in MLB. Even though he is very happy that he is doing well, he is even happier that the team is doing better. His goal is to bring a World Series back to Detroit.

“Brayan is a great pitcher,” said Pete Vinci, owner of Vinci. “We wish him the best of luck with the Detroit Tigers this season.”

Villarreal wears a Vinci BV1150-M baseball glove. These gloves are handcrafted with Vinci’s exclusive Comfort-Feel genuine Kip leather, for the best feel and comfort in the industry.

Brayan Villarreal joins several other top athletes in both the American and National League who wear the Vinci brand.

About Vinci

Vinci is a family owned and operated sports equipment company dedicated to quality. For additional information, visit http://www.vincipro.com

Detroit Tigers Players Wearing Vinci Gloves

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Villarreal kisses his glove

Detroit’s Villarreal has been wearing Vinci’s glove, model BV1150-M, seen below.  On Tuesday, he was called in for a relief period which led to 5 strikeouts & 0 hits.  The video below shows each strikeout pitch!  Enjoy!

Villarreal’s 5 Strikeout Pitches

While the game ended with Boston taking the win, 6 to 3, it’s good to see Villarreal’s success on the mound, while using our glove!  Click here for additional highlights from the entire game!

 

 

BV1150-M-Worn by Brayan Villarreal

Baseball Glove model BV1150-M Black:  11.5 inch Baseball Glove Solid Web

Web Style Solid
Glove Back Open
Color Black
Glove Size 11.5
Baseball Position Pitcher/Infield

 

 

Luis Marte wearing glove model MV30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luis Marte is also a relief pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. He  is 1-0 with a 2.70 lifetime major league ERA.

Read more about Luis here

MV30 Burgundy-Worn by Luis Marte

Baseball Glove model MV30 : 12 inch CP Kip Leather Fielders Glove Two Piece Web

Web Style Two Piece Web
Glove Back Open
Color Burgundy
Glove Size 12 inch
Baseball Position P, IF
Softball Position IF

 

 

 

 

 

Joakim Soria Wears Vinci Baseball Glove for MLB

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Joakim SoriaVinci, makers of high quality baseball gloves and equipment, welcomes Joakim Soria as the latest MLB player to wear a Vinci baseball glove.

Joakim Soria, the top Mexican closer in MLB history, is the closer for the Kansas City Royals. He has worn a Vinci glove since 2010 with the Kansas City Royals. For the Royals he is wearing a Vinci Model JC3300 baseball glove. This glove is dedicated to his daughter, Angela.

“Vinci makes a great glove,” said Soria. “I bring all I can to each game, and I expect a lot from my equipment. My Vinci glove always serves me well.”

Soria made his Major League debut on April 4, 2007. In May of 2010, Soria got his 100th save against the Texas Rangers. He was picked for the 2010 All-Star Game, the second of his career. He finished the season with a 1.78 ERA and 43 saves in 46 opportunities. In 2011, Soria has accumulated 14 saves as of July 5th.

“We are thrilled to have Joakim wear a Vinci glove,” said Pete Vinci, owner of Vinci. “We have followed him throughout his career and consider him a personal friend of the family.”

Soria joins several other top athletes in both the American and National League who wear the Vinci brand.

About the Vinci Model JC3300 Baseball Glove

The Vinci Model JC3300 baseball glove utilizes 5 oz. Vinci exclusive comfort feel genuine leather for the best feel and comfort in the industry. Our comfort feel genuine leather is pre-treated at the factory allowing for a much shorter break in time. The high quality leather allows our gloves to be durable, yet playable and retain their shape longer. They also come with heavy-duty thumb and pinky loops, along with thumb and pinky supports which help retain the glove shape. Our pittards leather finger linings offer the feel and durability of a major league baseball glove, without the major league price tag.

About Vinci

Vinci is a family owned and operated sports equipment company dedicated to quality. Each product in the line is researched, designed, and developed by Peter Vinci. Every glove model number has a particular meaning behind it. For additional information about Vinci, please visit http://www.vincipro.com

 

 

Click Here to View More Pictures of Soria Wearing Vinci

 

 

 

 

Vinci Baseball Gloves Go to Japan

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Vinci, makers of high quality baseball gloves and equipment, is entering Japan with Carlos Torres of the Giants.

Torres has worn a Vinci glove since 2008 with the Charlotte Knights, the AAA affiliate for the Chicago White Sox. For the Giants he is wearing a Vinci Model CT82 baseball glove.

Carlos Torres in Japan

Carlos Torres(on left) in Japan for the Giants

“I am excited and am looking forward to this opportunity to work hard and compete at such a high level,” said Torres. “With such a quality glove, a sense of family and great people, you can’t go wrong. That’s why my Vinci baseball glove is going everywhere with me.”

Torres has played for the Chicago White Sox in the major leagues in the 2009 and 2010 seasons. His first major league victory was an inter league game between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago cubs.

“We are happy to see him play for the Giants in the Japanese major leagues,” said Pete Vinci, owner of Vinci. “We wish him and his team great success.”

The Japanese Major Leagues is called Nippon Professional Baseball. A season is played from April through October and consists of 144 game schedule. The Giants are rich in history similar to the New York Yankees.

About Vinci

Vinci is a family owned and operated sports equipment company dedicated to quality. Each product in the line is researched, designed, and developed by Peter Vinci. The model number of every glove always has a particular meaning behind it. For additional information about Vinci, please visit http://www.vincipro.com