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Best Baseball Batting Tees

The batting tees on this page are the ones I have personally used, and are used frequently by other pro players, and I recommend after testing them with thousands of swings.  I hope this article on best baseball batting tees helps you find the one best for you.

Hitting tees are interesting because this is one area where you don’t always get what you pay for.  It seems that for such a simple  piece of equipment, any baseball batting tee would work.  However, that is definitely not the case.

The NOT-top-5 tees.  A very popular batting tee that I do NOT endorse is made from a hard yellow plastic.  These will chip your wood bat, are expensive, and create so much flex that they fly all over the place after every swing.  They are more annoying than functional.  Other practice tees are made from really cheap rubber that can crack and fall apart even after the first days use.  However, there are better quality ones out there.

Quality, “best batting tees” are very simple.  They need to be low maintenance, very durable, and not damage your baseball bats.

Best Baseball Batting Tees – Top 5

Best batting tee

Tanner Tee

Tanner Tee

The Tanner Tee is by far the most used and best batting tee in professional baseball.  It is lightweight, extremely stable, telescoping shaft, and unscrews from the base which makes it very east to travel with.  It will fit in any bat bag and will last for many years.

There are two sizes:  regular, which would be good for most baseball players and short, for tee ballers or players that want to do some practice drills that focus on the low pitch.  Both size tees telescope and is capable of placing the ball in any spot of the strike zone.  I do recommend that you put a 5 or 10 pound barbel weight over the rubber so it sits on top of the base.  This will help keep the it in place when you hit.

There’s only a few places you can buy this tee.  Both sizes are available at  Hitting World or Tannertees.com.  If you want a custom height, they’ll work with you at TannerTees.com

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G Tee

G Tee

The G tee is fantastic.  I am always skeptical of the rubber part that holds the baseball.  This is usually where batting tees break down, and after many weeks and thousands of swings on the it the rubber looks the same as it did when I took it out of the box.  The G tee is an extremely durable and practically made product.  The construction makes this hitting tee about as tough as any I have seen.

With a slide of a pin, it breaks down easily making it travel well, and has a notch for placing a 5 pound barbell weight over the top to prevent it from moving around.  This actually works very well.

The telescoping body allows for hitting low balls (doesn’t get as low as the Tanner Tee) and can get taller than the leading telescoping tees.   You will not be disappointed with this batting tee.  It is ideal for all levels of baseball players, from tee ballers to professional players.  This has my ultimate endorsement and finds itself on the “best baseball batting tees” list.  It can be purchased from our affiliates Hitting World or Amazon, or from theGtee.com

 Announcement*** PBI is thrilled to announce the release of Baseball Hitting Drills for a Batting Tee.  This book of batting drills includes full color illustrations, free video to demonstrate each drill, and the Personal Drill Helper to help you diagnose and fix swing problems.  Click here to learn more.

Rawlings Quick Tee Pro

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Rawlings Quick Tee Pro

Nice practice tee, light and good for travel.  This is an upgrade from the quick tee.  The tripod base makes for a stronger unit.  The rubber where the ball sits is pretty durable.

The Rawlings Quick Tee Pro can be found at Baseball Rampage.

Schutt Swing Rite Dual Tee

This hitting tee is big and bulky and not ideal for traveling, but it has some unique features that the others don’t offer.

You get two tees that have plastic nob bottoms and you have a base that has 48 holes to place these tees.  This lets you work on inside and outside pitches without having to re-adjust anything.

product review for schutt swing rite dual swing tee

Schutt Swing Rite Dual Tee

This large base has a home plate painted so you can work on hitting pitches all around the plate.  It’s a middle-of-the-road tee that’s good to have if you have a batting cage at your house or you don’t travel too much with it.

One downfall is that the rubber part that holds the baseball is a little large so it swallows half of the baseball.

We looked around, and you can buy the Schutt Swing Rite Dual tee from Online Sports and Amazon

Jugs 5-point hitting tee

Batting tee

Jugs 5-Point Hitting Tee

Jugs 5-point tee makes the “best baseball batting tees” list because it is durable.  It is made from heavy duty rubber that can take a beating.  It’s convenient to move the position of the ball without having to move the plate.  Pulling out the tee and placing it in one of the anchors is a plus.  This tee can be found at Baseball Express and Amazon.

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About the Author: Doug Bernier

Doug Bernier, founder of Pro Baseball Insider.com, debuted in the Major Leagues in 2008 with the Colorado Rockies, and has played professional baseball for 13 years. Most recently, Doug signed with the Minnesota Twins in 2013, where he logged time at every infield position except 1st base in 33 Major League games. Currently Doug is with the Twins' AAA team in Rochester, NY

5 Comments

  1. Hey Doug, i just read the new Reader’s Digest article about you. It was great. You are what baseball is all about. You are a rare breed. I always loved your passion to play. Bless you and your family. Dar Cox Rockies (1991-2011)

  2. Happy Thanksgiving!!

    • would you be interested in looking at a prototype of an awesome batting tee? I have never seen anything like this and it is literally not destructible! Please phone me at 303-517-2137 or email me. Thank you in advance for your time. Laura

  3. It would have been an honor to have been a part of this. I hope that if you intend to continue this year-after-year, that you will consider including us next time. :-)

    Best wishes.

    • That is certainly a possibility. You are welcome to send Doug a tee to try out. Every batting tee on this page has been tested extensively by Doug and other pro players. I’ll contact you at the email you provided so we can talk more.

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