We compiled a list of the best baseball hitting aids on the market. Whether you’re shopping for a little leaguer, or you yourself play at the highest of levels, these hitting aids will help improve your swing in a multitude of ways including discipline, power, and consistency. This list includes baseball hitting aids for budgets as low as $25.
Diamond Kinetics is one of the few companies leading the charge in baseball technology. Along with Blast Motion, Diamond Kinetics is the only bat sensors approved by MLB for use on-field during workouts. In our mind, a Diamond Kinetics SwingTracker is a must have for every coaches toolbag.
It’s been said that “You can’t improve what you don’t measure.” The SwingTracker gives you objective data that is tracked over time so you can see your progression.
So what exactly does the Diamond Kinetics Swing Analyzer measure? A total of 11 data points currently. Max Hand Speed, Max Barrel Speed, Speed Efficiency, Forward Barrel Speed, Applied Power, Max Acceleration, Impact Momentum, Trigger To Impact Time, Distance in the Zone, Hand Cast Distance, and lastly the Approach Angle at Impact.
The Tanner Tee is the most used batting tee in professional and college baseball. In our opinion it’s the best batting tee money can buy. It’s made out of high quality and durable material that can take a beating. Due to its light weight (six pounds) and it’s unscrewable base, it can be stowed and transported in any baseball bag.
The Pocket Radar helps the average coach take part in the metric-driven game of modern baseball. This radar gun accurately measures ball speed with an accuracy of +/1 1 MPH. With a pocket-sized and simple to use interface, the Pocket Radar is a pro level tool at a fraction of the price. If you’re looking to measure exit velocity or throwing speed from relatively close distances without breaking the bank, the Pocket Radar is for you.
Overload and underload training has been proven to increase throwing, pitching, as well as exit velocity when implemented correctly. SKLZ has the most comprehensive weighted bats training system on the market. They don’t just ship you bats and wish you best of luck, but provide you with a 6-week training program. These baseball hitting aids are worth the investment.
1. You get to a field and they don’t have any batting cages
2. Your wiffle balls break often
No explanation is needed for why Major Leaguers take batting practice for hours before games. If you can’t take BP or get in a batting cage, wiffle balls are your next best bet.
We’ve personally used SKLZ Impact Baseballs for the last three years, not a single one has broken. Magic right? The SKLZ Impact Baseballs are supple so they absorb impact. However, their softness does not hamper ball flight. These are great batting practice tools if you are limited in space and equipment.
Yes, you read that right, PVC Pipe. By far the cheapest baseball swing trainer on this list. You can add this to your toolbox for less than $5. The lightness of PVC can help hitters feel their swings more. You can’t go wrong with a 3/4″ PVC, but head to your local hardware store and feel around.
Now that you have a PVC bat, here are some easy to implement hitting drills…
When you swing the PVC, you should hear a “whoosh” sound. The goal with the whoosh drill is to make that sound as early as possible. The sooner you make the whoosh, the sooner/ deeper your reaching your max bat speed.
Mini Wiffle Ball Drill
You can do this drill with a wiffle ball, and if the PVC is thick enough, a tennis ball. Throwing side toss, simply try and make solid contact.