Finding the correct batting gloves will help enhance your grip of the bat. With better bat grip you can produce a swing with maximum power and control through the zone. This guide will teach you how to measure batting gloves.
Hitters use batting gloves to achieve greater results when they step up to the plate. The added comfort, reduced vibration sting are a major advantage compared to no gloves, and you get fewer blisters and calluses after long batting practice sessions. Batting gloves will also decrease the negative effects of sweaty hands.
How to Measure Batting Gloves
To find the correct sized batting gloves for adults or youth in baseball and softball you must measure the length of your hand. Start at the base of your palm and measure to the tip of the middle finger of your dominant hand. You can use our size chart below to find the correct size batting gloves after measuring your hand in inches.
Batting gloves should fit comfortably snug. Buying a batting glove that is loose will lead to worse bat grip than not using gloves at all.
Choose the Correct Batting Glove Size for Baseball and Softball
|XS||Under 6.75″||6.25″ to 6.5″||N/A|
|S||6.75″ to 7″||6.5″ to 6.75″||6″ to 6.25″|
|M||7″ to 7.25″||6.75″ to 7″||6.25″ to 6.5″|
|L||7.25″ to 7.75″||7″ to 7.5″||6.5″ to 6.75″|
|XL||7.75″ to 8″||7.5″ to 7.75″||6.75″ to 7″|
|XXL||8″ to 8.25″||7.75″ to 8″||Use Adult Size|
There are several different materials, padding and grip features of batting gloves to buy. If you are looking for models with increased protection, you will want a batting glove that has extra padding on the palm and fingers. Most gloves use some type of grip “skin” that will add to increased bat grip, but the materials will differ.