What the Pros Wear: Talking Gloves Featuring Phillies’ #2 Prospect Mick Abel – News Block

A former 15th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, Mick Abel moved up the Phillies’ prospect list and landed at the No. 2 pick. The 6’5″ right-hander from Oregon has a commanding 90 fastball. at 90 with a set of gloves to match. Mick took some time to show off his two Nike SHADO Elite Js for this year and answer a few questions for us.

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Abel assembled two super clean players for 2023. The first is an all-black two-piece that adds red lining and baby blue accents. A subtle look that came together beautifully. The second features a gray base with black piping, trim, and laces. Double V webbing and red accents on the Swoosh/lining create a winning combination.

the questions and answers

Q: Growing up in Oregon, what does it mean to be a Nike athlete?

A: “It means the world to me. I always wore Nike growing up, so it’s a dream come true.”

Q: Do you put something special on your gloves? (Someone’s name, a date, a Bible verse, etc.)

A: “I wrote “CP” on my gloves for this year. My close friend and teammate Corey Phelan passed away this fall after battling cancer, and this is one way I can keep him with me on the mound.”

Q: What’s the biggest adjustment you’ve had to make since you got drafted?

A: “The biggest adjustment has been my routine on days I’m not pitching. I always have to be on top of my routine to stay healthy and mentally in a good place.”

Q: The biggest piece of advice you would give to your younger self?

A: “I would tell myself to control what I can control on the mound. Don’t worry about what’s out of your hands or the game will speed up quickly.”

Be sure to show Mick some love and shoot him a follow on IG. Let us know below any other questions you’d like to see us ask in our Talking Gear series!

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