Best BBCOR Bats of 2023 - Best Drop 3 Bats for High School & College - The Bat Nerds (2023)

2023 is turning out to be great year for bats, with companies like Louisville, Marucci, Demarini, Victus and Bonesaber coming out with some of the best BBCOR bats we’ve seen right out the gate. Can’t wait to see how the rest of the year plays out!

While there are some amazing bats lined up, the 2023 Louisville Slugger Atlas is our standout pick amongst the best BBCOR bats of 2023 thanks to its fantastic price, sizing options, and performance out of the wrapper. Its close between the Atlas, the CAT X, and the Voodoo One, but the Atlas edges the competition out due to its price, while the Voodoo One doesn’t even make it onto our list owing to numerous durability concerns. Our current best drop 3 bats for power hitters are the 2023 Victus Nox 2 BBCOR, and the 2022 Louisville Select PWR.

If this isn’t what you’re looking for, there are plenty of great options to pick from. Read on!

Table of Contents

Our Top 8 BBCOR Picks of 2023

Best BBCOR Bats of 2023 - Best Drop 3 Bats for High School & College - The Bat Nerds (1)

Sometimes all you need is a great-feeling bat – one that’s durable, consistent, and easy to bring around the zone but not too light that it makes it difficult to put power behind the ball. The Marucci CATX is precisely that. It’s a great all-rounder, at par with the Louisville Slugger Atlas as a middle-of-the-road bat for both contact and power hitters.

The CATX bat is a balanced, one-piece, all-alloy bat with a lot going for it. First, it now features a longer, slimmer, balanced barrel and is lighter-swinging than previous CAT models. The barrel tapers down nicely into the thin handle to give amazing feel, comfort, and control. It has a fancy knob with liquid gel inside, dampening vibration. It does really well – for a one-piece alloy, there was zero feedback, even on mishits.

How does the CATX compare to the Voodoo One? Well, the Marucci CATX swings very much like the Voodoo One. The shape is similar for both, with the added benefit of durability in the CATX. The CATX is slightly heavier than the Voodoo One, and the Voodoo will make bigger hits with higher exit velo, but the CATX will produce more consistent hits overall.

The only reason this isn’t our #1 pick for best BBCOR bat is that it’s just edged out price-wise by the Atlas. It’s quite pricey for a one-piece alloy BBCOR. Also, the CATX has a smaller sweet spot, but this isn’t much of an issue for most high school/college players.

Make no mistake, though. The CAT is still the same great performer from years past, with immense power and an easy swing.

Best BBCOR Bats of 2023 - Best Drop 3 Bats for High School & College - The Bat Nerds (5)

TheLouisville Slugger Atlas is easily the best BBCOR bat of 2023 lot for several reasons other than its fantastic price tag. This excellent all-rounderfeatures a balanced, one-piece, mostly-alloy construction (has a composite end cap) and comes in lengths ranging from 29″ to 34″.

This bat has an easy-to-find sweet spot and a huge forgiving barrel that mashes, whether off the hands or the end of the bat, doesn’t sting the hands at all, and has excellent whip through the zone.

The sizing options make it an excellent pick for players moving up to BBCOR or looking for a balanced, light-swinging one-piece. Thanks to its mostly-alloy construction, it should be a lot more durable when compared to composite picks and will serve as an excellent cold-weather bat.

Compared to the CATX, another standout pick, the Atlas has a bigger sweet spot but is just as hot. However, the Atlas has some heft, thus swinging heavier than the CATX, despite being very easy to control.

The only thing is the color, which could be bright and bold or a jarring eye-sore, depending on what you like.

Best BBCOR Bats of 2023 - Best Drop 3 Bats for High School & College - The Bat Nerds (7)

2023 is here, and in line with the Victus Nox two-year production cycle, we have a heavy hitter contender for best BBCOR bat of 2023. The 2023 Victus Nox 2 is an end-loaded, two-piece hybrid (alloy barrel + composite handle).

This second-generation Nox is suited to bigger, more experienced high school and college hitters that prefer swinging heavier, end-loaded bats and want the durability of an alloy barrel and excellent feel offered by a two-piece stick.

For starters, the Victus Nox looks the part, sporting a clean black and gray design and cool muted graphics design on the end of the barrel. First hits with this bat felt incredibly good – its construction gave no feedback, with some great hits in first time out and a loud ping to boot, thanks to its alloy barrel.

Sweet spot is huge, with tons of pop, and the handle tapers off (feels quite like a wood bat) into the knob, which adds to the joy of swinging this bat.

The heft on this bat can be overwhelming, so players who hit for contact can check out the Victus Vandal for a balanced light-swinging BBCOR.

Best BBCOR Bats of 2023 - Best Drop 3 Bats for High School & College - The Bat Nerds (9)

Another pick for best BBCOR bat of 2023 is this en-loaded two-piece, hybrid (alloy barrel + composite handle) from Easton.

Constructionwise, the Encore has a massive alloy barrel that makes finding the ball on the sweet spot super easy. The barrel has a carbon fiber lining on the inside which, with use, should gradually break in, giving it a jump in performance.

The connection-piece joint then fuses the handle directly to the barrel, which makes it super stiff, so much so that it feels like a one-piece.

The carbon handle feels solid, and at its bottom, has a squishy soft knob that feels comfortable in the bottom hand. We couldn’t quite tell if it did anything to increase power, and also it didn’t do much to dampen vibration on mishits.

Overall, there’s lots to love with this bat. Graphics are nice, sharp-looking bat. Fantastic pop, which, aided by the end load and the huge barrel, will send the ball flying if you get it on the sweet spot. Big hitters will love putting their power behind this stiff, end loaded bat.


  • Really solid build quality. Should be durable.
  • Huge barrel, tons of pop


  • Unforgiving. Mishits will sting
Best BBCOR Bats of 2023 - Best Drop 3 Bats for High School & College - The Bat Nerds (13)

The fourth rendition of the Louisville Slugger Meta BBCOR is here, and you guessed it, it’s up there as one of the best drop 3 bats of 2022! The BBCOR Louisville Slugger Meta has always been a massively popular bat that has consistently featured on plenty of best BBCOR bat lists.

To be fair, however, the 2022 Meta has not changed compared to 2021, save for a new coat of paint. It is, effectively, the same bat. If it ain’t broke, right? It looks great (probably the best looking Meta so far), sounds fantastic, is easy to swing, and easy to control. Traits that make it the best BBCOR bat for highschool freshmen, contact hitters or smaller players making the transition to BBCOR. Definitely not for college baseball.

It comes as a balanced, three-piece (composite barrel and composite handle and connector piece), fully composite BBCOR baseball bat. The Meta sports a huge barrel that swings light. What’s more, its Connection System gives it a stiff feel and reduces sting in the hands.

Despite the fact that it swings great, if you’re a power hitter looking for exit velocity and distance, this two piece composite won’t hit as far. It’s best for singles hitters, not power hitters. Also, its price is really steep – expensive but fantastic performance. If that’s something you can live with, this is the bat for you.

Lastly, keep in mind that this bat will need breaking in to reach full potential which is in the 200-swing region.

Best BBCOR Bats of 2023 - Best Drop 3 Bats for High School & College - The Bat Nerds (15)

The 2022 Easton ADV Hype is Easton’s best BBCOR bat for 2022. It replaces the ADV 360 with an all-new barrel design, new handle and new connection piece. Unfortunately, it is also the most expensive BBCOR bat Easton has ever produced.

The 2022 Easton ADV Hype is a light swinging two-piece composite bat. Its barrel tech makes it one of the lightest swinging bats in Easton’s Lineup, while still allowing for a huge barrel and sweet spot to help contact hitters make solid hits.

The Easton ADV Hype’s most noteable’s feature is its Power Boost knob. This is a soft knob made out of pliable rubber that’s comfortable in the hands, increases leverage, and rids of any vibrations that make it past the connection piece.

A new connection piece stiffens up the bats and keeps vibration from traveling down to the handle. The ADV Hype’s handle feels great in the hands, and its grip adds to this with a cushiony but tacky grip.

Contact hitters will love its big barrel, and how it feels in the hands. Mishits didn’t sting, and swing weight feels fantastic. Our only complaint would be durability, since this is an all-composite bat so it will break eventually. If this is something you can get past then the Easton ADV Hype BBCOR is a fantastic choice.

Best BBCOR Bats of 2023 - Best Drop 3 Bats for High School & College - The Bat Nerds (17)

This is easily one of the lightest swinging BBCOR bats on this lineup. This two-piece composite was designed for speed, and its lightweight design shows it.

The Vandal is a one-piece, durable all-alloy BBCOR that’s well balanced for faster swing speeds. The barrel design employs different levels of thickness which works to create a thinner, larger, springier sweet spot for better performance.

The Vandal’s end cap isn’t alloy, however. It’s replaced by a composite material that helps to lower swing weight thus making the bat feel more balanced. The tapered handle and the tacky grip allow for more control, and more speed. The Vandal’s Performance on mishits is surprisingly good even with its light swing, and it has a loud ping.

The Vandal isn’t going to be popular with big hitters who prefer heavy end loaded bats that transfer all their power to the ball. On the other hand, this is going to be a hit amongst small hitters who like light swinging bats since these bats let them generate as much bat speed as possible.

Best BBCOR Bats of 2023 - Best Drop 3 Bats for High School & College - The Bat Nerds (19)

The bat has been built in a one-piece, all-alloy design with an end-load. The Nuke is loved by power hitters in high school and college for its end-load, its pop and huge sweet spot.. In addition, the handle has been designed for comfort, with a taper where the handle connects with the knob, and a tacky, soft bat grip for max control.

The feel of the 2022 Stinger Nuke is one that suits bigger, stronger advanced players who can handle its stiff feel and end load. Also, less advanced players looking to build strength in batting practice can benefit from its elite-player focused construction.

Our experience was great – this bat nukes baseballs, and feels amazing when you catch balls right on the sweet spot. Stronger hitters liked the stiffness and the end-load. The best thing about the 2022 Stinger Nuke, however, is its price point. For a bat that hits almost as well as The Goods, the price point is impressive.

Best BBCOR Bats of 2023 - Best Drop 3 Bats for High School & College - The Bat Nerds (21)

Few BBCOR baseball bats can hold a candle to The Goods, but the 2022 True Temper BBCOR HZRDUS is a formidable foe. This bat is a 1-Piece, hybrid (alloy barrel & composite handle) that will suit players looking for a stiff bat with a decent-size barrel and a slight end load.

This alloy used on the barrel is extremely responsive, and the slight end load and stiff feel will suit power hitters well. The Hzrdus doesn’t use a connection piece. Instead, it seamlessly connects the barrel and handle for a stiff feel that transfers max energy from the swing into the baseball. The composite handle has angled fibers along its length to limit hand sting, and the end cap helps immensely with this bat’s acoustics.

The thing that sets True Temper apart from the competition, however, is their bat sizing options. Most other manufacturers offer their bats in whole sizes, while True Temper offers additional half sizing options to make it easier for high school and college players to find their true bat size.

We love how it looks, its construction, and the sizing options on offer. The Hzrdus feels great in the hands, and the sizing options guarantee you find a suitable length thanks to the half inch sizes. The Hzrdus is no slouch, and competes with other hybrid BBCOR bats such as The Goods and the CAT 9 Connect. Definitely one of the best hybrid BBCOR bats for 2022.

Choosing the Best BBCOR Bat – A Buyer’s Guide

If you dream of hitting like a seasoned pro, choosing the best bat will get you one step closer to achieving this dream. Making the best choice, however, is tedious and time-consuming.

Additionally, the BBCOR bat space has a range of fantastic bats. Not to mention the new, improved models that manufacturers continue to put out year after year. Making the right choice is getting increasingly difficult.

The first thing to remember is to determine what’s important to you. Take a look at your budget and your preferences – your hitting style & taste. It all depends on what you need from your bat.

When buying a BBCOR bat, ensure that the bat is from a reputable manufacturer & has the BBCOR certification label. If not, it may not be legal for use in your league.

For instance, if your budget is not high and you’d prefer an inexpensive bat that’s still a good BBCOR bat, a solid wooden BBCOR bat fits the bill quite nicely.

On the other hand, if money is not an issue and you want the best BBCOR bat the market has to offer, get yourself a composite BBCOR bat.

What is a BBCOR Bat – What Does BBCOR Stand For?

When shopping for a baseball bat, you’ll eventually come across the BBCOR acronym.

The BBCOR qualification standard was put in place by the National Federation of State High School Associations and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

It ensures that alloy bats and composite baseball bats used by high school & college players met a certain standard.

What does BBCOR stand for?Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution. The BBCOR qualification standard measures the “trampoline effect” on an aluminum or composite bat. The higher this number is, the faster the ball leaves once it’s hit.

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, a 0.50 rating or less (slightly more than a wooden bat) was required for a bat to BBCOR certified.

Other BBCOR certified bat rules state that:

  • The drop weight of the bat must not exceed -3
  • The diameter of the bat should be no more than 2 5/8-inches
  • The length of the bat should not exceed 36 inches

The BBCOR standard was implemented to ensure player safety (especially pitchers) on the field. The old ration did not adequately protect them from dangerous ball speeds. When the bat conforms to the BBCOR standard, the league can make sure that its players are not in harm’s way.

For instance, wood baseball bats don’t have a lot of “flex” when the ball is hit, and as a result, the ball loses a significant amount of energy. The BBCOR standard makes sure that non-wood bats perform much like wood bats.

This evens out the field and increases player safety.

While BBCOR bats are only required for high school & collegiate level, they have started to feature in other leagues around the 10 to 14 age range. This is because young hitters can generate deadly speed with hits from bats that are not BBCOR certified.

Choosing the Right BBCOR Baseball Bat

Now that we’ve covered what the BBCOR stands for, let’s move on to picking the best BBCOR bat. Finding the best bat, given the hundreds of options available, is no small feat.

Do you want an aluminum or composite bat? Would you prefer a one-piece or two-piece? End-loaded or balanced? This can be a lot to take in.

Here’s a little breakdown that’ll make your choice a whole lot easier. You’ll need to consider several factors when picking out your bat. Some of these factors include:

  • Weight
  • Length
  • Material
  • Construction


BBCOR bats have a -3 length to weight ratio (and are often referred to as drop 3 bats). Drop or length to weight ratio is the difference between the bat’s weight and length. The resulting negative is what’s called length to weight ratio or drop.

For instance, a 33-inch BBCOR bat that weighs 30 ounces is a drop 3 bat. Take the length, 33 inches, and subtract it from its weight, 30 ounces.


A good number of BBCOR bats range between 31 – 34 inches in length. A few models such as the 2018 Louisville Slugger 618 Solo go down to 29 and 30-inch lengths.

Our bat size chart will help point you in the right direction.

  • At the top, find your height range (in inches)
  • Pick your weight range on the left of the chart
  • Scroll across the chart up until the point where the top (height) and the left (weight) meet.

His chart only serves as a recommendation. Ultimately, the right choice boils down to preference, strength, and technique. Test out several lengths until you find the one that suits you best.


The next item on the list is the type of material. BBCOR bats come mainly in aluminum and composite materials.

  • Aluminum BBCOR Bats– Also referred to as alloy bats. They feel more traditional and give off an unmistakable “ping”. Fully aluminum bats also come in a one-piece design. One-piece bats give honest feedback and are unforgiving on mishits. Read about the difference between one-piece bats and two-piece bats. Additionally, alloy bats are much cheaper than composite bats, which is a huge plus.
  • Composite BBCOR Bats– are quickly growing in popularity. Composite bats give players a distinct edge at the plate, helping them become better players and improve their performance. Some of these advantages are a bigger sweet spot and reduced sting on mishits.
  • Wood baseball bats– Few things are as distinct as the “crack” of a wooden bat. They’ve been in production since the 1800s and are the only type of bat allowed in the MLB. Currently, wood bats are feature several different wood types such as bamboo, ash, birch, maple, and wood composite.


Much like the name suggests, a one-piece bat features a single, continuous piece of metal. On the other hand, two-piece bats feature two different sections (a barrel and a handle), held together by a connector.

One-piece bats:One-piece bats have a stiff feel and provide little flex on contact with the ball. Because of this, very little power is lost on contact with the ball resulting in more power. One-piece bats are the preferred choice by strong, power hitters.

Two-piece bats:Provide more give/flex on contact with the ball. The construction of a two-piece bat creates a “whip” effect that increases bat speed. This whip effect results in more power. Because of this, two-piece bats are excellent for players with contact hitters with average or below-average bat speed.

Balanced:These bats have their weight distributed evenly across the length of the bat. Players generate faster swing speeds as a result. Contact hitters prefer balanced bats because of this, owing to greater control and faster swing speed.

End Loaded:Have more weight near the end cap, towards the end of the barrel. As a result, end-loaded bats are a bit harder to control and are best used by stronger, power hitters. More weight around the sweet spot means players can generate more power and hit farther.

BBCOR Bats and Cold Weather

BBCOR bats are made from different materials. These materials will perform differently in various weather conditions.

For instance, composite & aluminum baseball bats are unsuitable fpr cold temperatures and should not be used in temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. They will not perform as well in these temperatures and are likely to crack or break.

The primary issue is not the bat but the balls. As it gets colder, the baseball or softballs get denser. Composite baseball bats and aluminum bats are not made to hit such heavy, dense objects.

The best bats for playing in cold weather arewooden BBCOR baseball bats. Their performance is not affected by the low temperatures, and in cold weather, you can count on your wooden baseball bat to be there for you 🙂

How to Take Care of Your BBCOR Baseball Bat

Manufacturers will only honor the warranty if you take proper care of your baseball bat. Here’s how you can ensure your BBCOR bat receives the right care.

Aluminum bats:Do not use your aluminum BBCOR bats in temperatures under 60 degrees. While the bat may keep its performance, the baseball bat gets hard and heavy. This weight change will dent your bat.

Another good tip is to have a spare, cheaper bat for your practice sessions. Limit the use of your bat to game days to slow the wear and tear on it. If you must use your bat during practice, use leather balls instead.

Also, be a little selfish with your baseball bats. Breaking your bat is a genuine possibility. Please do not share your bat so that it lasts longer.

Wooden bats:Store them in a dry area. If you are using a wooden bat, it will sometimes develop tiny dents from continued use, which is normal. To fix these, rub the bat down with a bone. This smooths out the surface of the bat by buffing out the dents.

Composite bats:Store your composite BBCOR bats in a cool and dry place. Additionally, please refrain from using your composite baseball bat incold temperatures (below 60 degrees)as this will lower temps, lowers the bat’s performance, and may make them crack.


Success on the field is mostly dependent on picking not only the best equipment but the right equipment. As you shop around for the best BBCOR bat of 2022, we sincerely hope that this article helps you in your quest.


What is the number 1 BBCOR bat? ›

2023 DeMarini Voodoo One

It measures about 1/2 inch short compared to its claims (the 33-inch, for example, is only 32.25 inches long), but that doesn't keep it from hitting rockets. It's also consistently the most popular bat in the BBCOR space, and few can keep it in stock.

What drop bat should a 13 year old use? ›

Weight drops vary in Senior League baseball, but players 10 years old and under often use a -10 weight drop bat. Players 11-12 years old will often use a -8 weight drop, and 13-year-old players often use a -5 weight drop to help them prepare for the transition to BBCOR play.

What is the most balanced BBCOR bat? ›

2022 Slugger Solo BBCOR

Louisville Slugger's most balanced BBCOR is the 2022 Slugger Solo. The SL Hyper alloy material makes this perform hit after hit and provided added durability.

What bat has the most pop? ›

Until proven otherwise, in reality, the bat with the best pop is the 2K1 Sam Bat. Three things define the bat with the “best pop for you”: The performance along the length of the barrel. The bat's age and its work in period (aluminum is better new, composite is better worked in).

What bat hits the farthest? ›

The aluminum baseball bat, on average, would hit 1.71 meters farther than the wooden bat. Wooden baseball bat results: Shortest distance hit = 3.67 meters. Farthest distance hit = 6.98 meters.

How do you pick a BBCOR bat? ›

As per the rules, BBCOR bats are required to have a weight drop of -3. This means that the weight of the bat minus the length of the bat yields a difference of 3. For example, if the weight of a bat is 30 ounces and the length of the bat is 33 inches, the weight drop of the bat is -3.

Do BBCOR bats hit farther? ›

From a pure performance perspective, a BBCOR bat will almost always outperform a USABat. This is due to the fact that BBCOR bats have a higher weight than USA bats. Typically, top players would always be able to get better exit velocity from a heavier bat than a lighter one.

What drop bat do college players use? ›

High school and college bats are 2 5/8 inch. o The longer and larger the barrel, generally, the larger the sweet spot for hitting the ball.

What drop bat do high schoolers use? ›

Freshmen/Sophmore High School players: 31 and 32 ich are the most popular • Junior/Senior in High School players: 32 and 33 inch are the most popular • College Players: 33 is the most popular size. Age 14 to 16, drop 10 • Age 16 and up, Drop 8oz to 10oz.

What is the best bat drop? ›

Best Drop 5 USSSA Baseball Bats
  • Marucci CATX Composite -5 USSSA Baseball Bat.
  • TRUE T1X -5 USSSA Baseball Bat.
  • Victus Vandal Gold -5 USSSA Baseball Bat.
  • 2023 Easton ADV 360 -5 USA Baseball Bat.
  • Rawlings 5150 -5 USA Baseball Bat.
Jan 2, 2023

Should a 13 year old use a BBCOR? ›

You should also know that BBCOR certification is the current standard used when making adult (13 years and older) baseball bats. So, if you want a bat eligible for leagues that follow NFHS and NCAA rules, MAKE SURE it is BBCOR certified.

Do BBCOR bats lose Pop? ›

Unfortunately, all bats have a limited life, and at some point, your bat will lose its pop.

What BBCOR bat has the highest exit velocity? ›

The Voodoo One has registered our highest exit velocities ever (107.9 mph), and it's one of the easiest swinging bats out there - a combo that is extremely hard to come by in the BBCOR space.

What is a qualified BBCOR bat? ›

It stands for “Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution.” If a baseball bat has a BBCOR certification stamp on it, the bat will perform at a max level of . 50 BBCOR. The NFHS and NCAA both require the use of BBCOR certified bats, which means high school and college athletes are required to swing them.

Which bat has the largest sweet spot? ›

Boasting one of the biggest sweet spots of any 2022 Bat, the 2022 Easton Maxum Ultra will be a great option for those looking to square up each pitch in the zone for 2022.

What is the prettiest bat? ›

One of the cutest bats around, Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat is found in the woods and tropical forests of central Africa. It's considered a megabat even though it is small at 2.64 to 4.13 inches long. It has fluffy fur that is brown on top and lighter and more sparse on the bottom.

Which bat flies the fastest? ›

Yet, a new study suggests that Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) may achieve speeds of up to 160 kilometers (99.42 miles) per hour in level flight. This ranks this species of bats faster than any previously documented bird or bat in level flight.

What bat breaks the easiest? ›

Maple Bats

It doesn't have the same flex as an ash bat, but once you get used to using one, it isn't really noticeable. Even though its a harder piece of wood, it still breaks pretty easily when contact is made at the end of the bat.

What is the fastest bat ever? ›

The fastest-flying bat, and the fastest-flying mammal overall, is the Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis), native to southern USA, Mexico, Central America and most of South America, with maximum ground speeds of 44.5 metres per second (145 feet per second; 160.2 kilometres per hour; 99.5 miles per hour).

What size bat should I swing BBCOR? ›

BBCOR Bats feature a barrel that does not exceed 2 5/8 inches in diameter and, at most, a -3 length to weight ratio. BBCOR baseball bats are considered Adult Baseball Bats and are required for play in High School and Collegiate Leagues, while some Middle School Leagues require all baseball bats to carry the BBCOR .

How many swings does it take to break in a BBCOR? ›

Composite Bat Break-In Tips

Breaking in your composite bat is fun, easy, and can be done in less than an hour. To properly break in your composite bat, we recommend taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs.

What is the smallest BBCOR bat? ›

But, it's shortest size is a 30-inch. Other bats, like the Easton's Z-Core Speed, Slugger's 518 and the 618 Solo come in a a 29-inch. Each of those 29-inch bats are lighter than the lightest 30-inch Voodoo One. But, in the 30 to 34-inch (which is what the Voodoo One is produced in) it is the 2nd lighest BBCOR bat.

Does BBCOR make a drop 5? ›

-5 BBCOR and -3 USA Bats do not exist

We occasionally have customers ask us for these bats, but they do not exist. A BBCOR bat is required to be no lighter than a minus 3 ounce length to weight ratio. So a -5 ounce BBCOR bat would be against the rules, and therefore not a BBCOR bat.

Does heavier bat hit ball farther? ›

So, using a heavier bat should result in faster hit balls, which means the hit ball will travel farther. If a player can maintain the same bat swing speed with a heavier bat, the heavier bat will produce higher batted ball velocity and an increase in distance.

What hits farther BBCOR or USA? ›

The answer is BBCOR not because they have better trampoline effect (they are in fact the same). But, BBCOR bats have much greater mass as they are required to be drop 3 while USA bats are not that heavy. Bat's with a higher swing weight (as almost all BBCOR bats do compared to USA bats) will hit the ball father.

What is the most used college bat? ›

2022 NCAA Bat Types

60% prefer single-piece aluminum specifically and another 4% prefer the single-piece composite (which is entirely Easton Maxum bats). One out of three players prefer/use a hybrid and only 3% use a two-piece composite.

Is a drop 8 or drop 10 better? ›

Drop 8 bats tend to have a bit more weight to them, helping with mass transfer on contact,” Stevens said. “These bats carry more barrel than drop 10 bats, so if you are strong enough to move up to a drop 8, it's highly recommended.” The 2022 Louisville Slugger Meta and Solo are available in drop 8 bat drops.

Can you use BBCOR in college? ›

BBCOR is currently the standard that governs adult baseball bats that are used in High School and Collegiate play. The acronym BBCOR stands for Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution. Simply put, BBCOR will measure the “trampoline effect” of the barrel and how it plays into the exit speed of the ball.

What is a good bat for a 14 year old? ›

9+ Best Youth Baseball Bats we Hit the Farthest [2023 Updates]
  • 2022 DeMarini Zen. Best Drop 8 USSSA Bat - 2022. ...
  • 2019 Louisville Slugger Solo. Best Cheap USA Bat. ...
  • 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Composite. Best Youth Bat (USSSA Runner Up) ...
  • 2019 DeMarini CF Zen. ...
  • 2022 Easton ADV 360. ...
  • 2021 DeMarini CF. ...
  • 2021 DeMarini CF. ...
  • 2018 Easton Ghost X.

What bat should a 16 year old use? ›

Baseball players between the ages of 14 and 15 are advised to select a bat with a length of 31 inches to 33 inches. Players between the ages of 16 and 18 will find using a bat between 32 inches in length and 34 inches in length is optimal.

What bat is illegal in high school baseball? ›

Bat Rules for High School Baseball

Requires all non-wood bats to have a silk-screened mark with the letters “BBCOR.” Means many two-piece bats will be illegal.

What drop is Mike Trout's bat? ›

Mike Trout's Bat is an Old Hickory. He uses a 33.5 drop 1—meaning the bat weighs 32.5 ounces.

What is the lightest drop bat? ›

It is the Easton Ghost X 24/10.5 tee ball bat. It is the lightest tee ball bat on the market today.

What bat do most pros use? ›

The 271 model is the most popular bat in the game.
  • Maple Wood Baseball Bats (70% USE MAPLE) Maple bats are stiff and offer little flexibility when a ball is struck with them. ...
  • Ash Wood Baseball Bats (25% USE ASH) ...
  • Birch Wood Baseball Bats (5% USE BIRCH)
Apr 7, 2022

How long do BBCOR bats last? ›

When should you replace an old bat with a new bat? A new bat should replace an old bat when the player feels like the performance of the current bat isn't meeting the player's expectations. That said, a composite or aluminum bat will last around 1-2 years if it is well taken care of and not used by multiple players.

What ounce bat should a 13 year old use? ›

The right size bat for a 13-year-old depends on their league. If it's BBCOR, the most common bat size is 31/28, followed by 32/29. If you're in USSSA or USA, the correct bat size for most 13-year-olds is a 32/27.

Does it help to roll a BBCOR bat? ›

We measured the exit speeds of a BBCOR composite bat pre and post rolling. We found rolling did increase the bat's average exit velocity but not by much. In our focused test (one bat, one hitter, 20 measured exit speeds) we found an increase of 1 mile per hour and just over 5 feet of distance.

What new bats are coming out in 2023? ›

BBCOR Baseball Bats
  • Warstic 2023 Bonesaber -3 Baseball BBCOR Bat. ...
  • Marucci 2023 CatX Connect -3 Baseball BBCOR Bat. ...
  • Marucci 2023 CatX Composite -3 Baseball BBCOR Bat. ...
  • Easton 2023 Hype Composite -3 Baseball BBCOR Bat. ...
  • Easton 2023 Encore Hybrid -3 Baseball BBCOR Bat. ...
  • StringKing Metal Pro -3 Baseball BBCOR Bat.

Will there be a 2023 meta bat? ›

The 2023 Louisville Slugger Meta BBCOR Bat returns its signature GT1™ End Cap, a design that sits flush atop the end of the barrel. This construction allows Louisville Slugger to maximize the length of Meta's barrel, giving players more space to make contact at the plate.

Will there be a 2023 goods bat? ›

Introducing the 2023 DeMarini The Goods (-10) USA Baseball Bat! The Goods is a 2-piece hybrid bat that features DeMarini's X14 Alloy Barrel and is paired with their Paraflex Plus Composite handle.

What type of bat is used for high school? ›

Bat Rules for High School Baseball

Requires all non-wood bats to have a silk-screened mark with the letters “BBCOR.” Means many two-piece bats will be illegal.

What meta bat is illegal? ›

High School (NFHS) 2020 Meta

That is, the 33-Meta is illegal in high school too. The 2019 version of the bat (the red one) is still legal in both NFHS and NCAA—we confirmed this directly from Slugger and the NFHS rules. Even more, proof we were right when we named that bat the best BBCOR bat for 2020.

Is Meta Bbcor banned? ›

NFHS (High School) has now also banned the 2020 META 33 in/30 oz BBCOR Bat from the game Immediately, I have a 33-inch Meta PWR, which is also illegal in high school gambling.

Is the meta a good BBCOR bat? ›

The 2022 Meta is an underrated bat in BBCOR and USSSA. It comes in a lot of sizes and our hitting team found it to perform as well as the CF–although the stiffer feel in the Meta didn't get as good feedback.

What bats do college players use? ›

As has come to be expected, college-level players tend to prefer single-piece bats. 60% prefer single-piece aluminum specifically and another 4% prefer the single-piece composite (which is entirely Easton Maxum bats). One out of three players prefer/use a hybrid and only 3% use a two-piece composite.

How often should you get a new bat? ›

A composite bat typically lasts somewhere between one and three years. An alloy bat should last at least two years. So if your bat is less than a year old (and you haven't overused it), chances are it has plenty of pop left.

What is the hardest bat? ›

Hickory. The first baseball bats were made out of hickory, which is the heaviest and hardest of all bat-wood species. It's very stiff, has no flex (i.e., no trampoline effect) and little feel. Pros: Very hard wood results in high exit velocity.

What drop is a BBCOR? ›

As per the rules, BBCOR bats are required to have a weight drop of -3. This means that the weight of the bat minus the length of the bat yields a difference of 3. For example, if the weight of a bat is 30 ounces and the length of the bat is 33 inches, the weight drop of the bat is -3.


Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Mrs. Angelic Larkin

Last Updated: 08/11/2023

Views: 5519

Rating: 4.7 / 5 (67 voted)

Reviews: 82% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Mrs. Angelic Larkin

Birthday: 1992-06-28

Address: Apt. 413 8275 Mueller Overpass, South Magnolia, IA 99527-6023

Phone: +6824704719725

Job: District Real-Estate Facilitator

Hobby: Letterboxing, Vacation, Poi, Homebrewing, Mountain biking, Slacklining, Cabaret

Introduction: My name is Mrs. Angelic Larkin, I am a cute, charming, funny, determined, inexpensive, joyous, cheerful person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.