Mizuno GPL1200F1 Prospect Fastpitch Series Review

Last updated on March 8, 2017

The Mizuno GPL1200F1 Prospect Fastpitch Series Youth Softball Mitt is a glove that has it all. A rare find among gloves, it is engineered with the right technology to help your youngster make the best catches of their lives while wearing the mitt.

It comes with a unique innovation that allows better precision, better protection, better stability, and an overall better game. Nothing can will make your player love the game more than the ease of using the Mizuno GPL1200F1 Prospect Fastpitch Series Youth Softball Mitt.


  • PowerClose tech
  • PowerLock
  • V-Flex Notch
  • ParaShock palm pad


The Mizuno GPL1200F1 Prospect Fastpitch Series Youth Softball Mitt is built with PowerClose technology which is designed to make it a lot easier to catch the ball, especially for young players who are still trying to get the hang of the game. Being able to easily close the glove on the ball builds their confidence, encouraging further love of the game. Making more catches with this PowerClose technology also will lead to improved player stats (more catches, fewer errors) and better overall gameplay.

Aside from that, it is also made with PowerLock technology which makes sure that it stays secure and fits on your child’s hand all throughout the game, each and every time he or she steps out onto the field.

Despite this technologically advanced strapping feature, the glove is still very easy to put on. Even the youngest junior league players have no trouble securing it on their catching hand.

The Mizuno GPL1200F1 Mitt’s V Flex Notch is yet another design feature that enables your player to make the perfect catch every time.

This glove was indeed engineered for optimum and maximum catching power for even the youngest players. The V-Flex Notch was designed to aid in initiating easy closure so that a ball that is caught stays caught 99% of the time.

Young players will have no trouble with sore wrists and pinched fingers from a hard glove; the GPL1200F1 makes it all easy to focus on the game instead.

To pair with its ease of catching the ball, the Mizuno GPL1200F1 Prospect Fastpitch Series Youth Softball Mitt also comes with ParaShock palm padding that manages to minimize the sting of catching by reducing the shock from the impact of an oncoming ball.

So you get the best of both worlds — ensured comfort on top of catching accuracy and efficiency. And your child will get to enjoy the game for a longer time without experiencing any discomfort with the GPL1200F1.


According to one parent, the Mizuno GPL1200F1 was too small for her 9-year-old daughter. The sizing may have been a bit off; so you may need a bigger glove to fit your child.

Another user commented that the GPL1200F1 Mitt’s webbing gave in too much after just a few months, causing the ball to push the webbing back and leading to several dropped balls on catches that should have been made.

Yet another parent noted that after a month of use, the GPL1200F1’s lacing had completely dry-rotted and broken off, rendering the mitt completely useless. This was very disappointing since they expected a bit longer lifespan from the mitt.


If you are looking for a starting glove for a young softball player, the Mizuno GPL1200F1 Prospect Fastpitch Series Youth Softball Mitt has all the essential features to give them a good game. It comes with all the technology your kid needs to ensure them a good game and optimal in-game performance.

The PowerClose technology will ensure he or she makes the most of every catch; the PowerLock keeps the mitt secured to the hand for added stability throughout a game; and the ParaShock technology keeps them comfortable and safe from pain or injury.

The Mizuno GPL1200F1 Prospect Fastpitch Series Youth Softball Mitt is a great glove to have for beginners to cultivate their skills and to allow them to appreciate and develop a love for the game from the very start.

For Further Information…

If you want to see some additional information on the features of the Fastpich Series, check out the the video below.

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