The best baseball batting gloves completely take away or really reduce any sting which may normally occur when hitting a ball.
They also give the batter the best possible grip so they can firmly hold onto the bat giving them the best chance at solid contact.
I used the best batting gloves almost every year playing as far back as I can remember.
I didn’t use them in coach pitch when I was six but I’m pretty certain I used them every season after that until I stopped playing after my 14th year.
Here’s a funny story. My first ever batting glove wasn’t a real “batting glove”!
It was a golf glove but hey…it worked! Down below you will find the best of the best of “real” batting gloves. You might even find some cheap batting gloves!
There are basically two ways to improve your bat grip and gloves are my number one choice.
Mizuno Baseball Batting Gloves
Mizuno is really popular and I didn’t fully understand why until I spent some time researching them.
The bottom line is that they are very affordable, good quality and come in a ton of colors so you can be sure you find a pair that matches your team colors.
Many of their batting gloves are designed after the one’s some big time MLB stars use. In fact, Andrelton Simmons, Ian Desmond and a ton of other players currently use them.
These are designed for youth in mind but equally recommended for use as mens baseball batting gloves.
Here are the best baseball batting gloves from the Mizuno baseball brand.
The Mizuno Pro batting gloves are one of the best youth baseball batting gloves available today. The Cabretta double leather palm is very comfortable and quite durable.
Easton Batting Gloves
Whatever this company puts out they do it with the customer in mind and end up producing top quality gear. The Easton gloves are no exception.
I love how many of their’s are made of genuine leather instead of synthetic materials.
Even with a lot of sweating these gloves last a long time. Easton really embraces the game from youth leagues all the way up to college. You can find them in many different styles and colors.
Some of these are cheap batting gloves because you can get them for under $15.
Also check out the HS9 gloves as Russell Martin uses those.
Easton Hyperskin Technology Video
Franklin Batting Gloves
When I think of the best batting gloves the very first brand that comes to my mind is Franklin. I always used Franklin baseball batting gloves when I played in junior high and up.
One of my favorite players growing up was Wade Boggs and he used Franklin’s. They are very comfortable, last a long time and really gripped the bat great.
You will still see a ton of MLB players wearing this brand and that should give you confidence.
Jose Altuve, Justin Turner and Gary Sanchez are just a sampling of the MLB players who use Franklin batting gloves.
Rawlings Batting Gloves
This Rawlings youth baseball batting glove is the top selling pair on Amazon for this brand name.
They are known for balls, bats and clothing but they make really great batting gloves too.
This pair has Pittard Oitac 2 WR100 leather which is said to be of great quality and comfort.
You can get these in a bunch of different colors and even some odd ones too like orange, baby blue and maroon.
Sometimes you can find some cheap one’s that have the Rawlings brand on it but that doesn’t mean they aren’t really good.
Nike Diamond Elite Batting Gloves
I remember Nike becoming popular in the early 2000’s and their Diamond Elite one’s are really popular today.
I actually still own a pair of Nike gloves. They are of great quality and have lasted a long time. The leather has really held up and I have no holds or any damage to them even after hitting with them and sweating quite a bit.
I really like the spandex wrist strap on Nike’s because they make my wrists feel nice and snug.
My favorite by far are the navy MVP Elite gloves you see listed first.
WhatProsWear.com says Mike Trout wears Nike MVP Elite batting gloves. You’ll see a pair like those below.
Nike Diamond Elite Pro Batting Glove
Final Thoughts on the Best Batting Gloves
If you’re having a hard time deciding which ones to buy then send me an email and I’ll help you out the best I can.
Franklin seems to be the leader once again in 2018 but Mizuno comes in a close second followed by Easton, Nike and Rawlings.
Of each of those brands there are at least two I would place in the top 10 best batting gloves for the 2018 season.
If you’re interested in weighted batting gloves for training then check out this Powerhandz baseball review.