*Note - there are a variety of swing weights offered to meet player needs. Bat weight is measured in ounces (oz.). A bat’s weight is often tied to its “weight drop” – its length in inches versus its weight in ounces. For instance, a 30-inch, 20-ounce bat would be referred to as a -10 bat.
But would Ken Griffey Jr. hit 40 to 50 home runs every year if he didn’t swing his signature 34-inch, 31-ounce Louisville Slugger? Baseball bats are so important to Colorado Rockies left fielder Dante Bichette, he doesn’t even endorse one.
Cake doughnuts typically weigh between 24 and 28 g (0.85 and 0.99 oz), whereas yeast-raised doughnuts average 38 g (1.3 oz) and are generally larger, and taller (due to rising) when finished.
Bat Weight and Batted Ball Velocity
The data shows that a heavier bat produces a faster batted ball speed. This makes intuitive sense since a heavier bat brings more momentum into the collision. Doubling the mass of the bat results in an increase of almost 12mph.
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. But, any player who has experimented swinging bats with widely different weights knows that it is easier to swing a light bat than a heavier bat.
Yes, every ounce makes a difference. Two ounces doesn’t seem like much but I’ve seen it make a large difference. 1 inch in length is huge. My 12u daughter is still on a 30" despite her having a brand new zeno 31" and brand new 454 31" in the bag.
So, drop 10 would mean 10 oz, whereas drop 11 would mean 11 oz. These are weights that you lessen from the overall length of the bats to get to the real weight. The higher the drop you have, the lighter your bat will be. And so, a drop 11 bat will be much lighter than a drop 10 bat.
You can tell the bat is too heavy if the player appears to be “chopping” at the ball. A bat that is too light also hampers the development of a solid, level swing. The player will swing the bat from low to high, with too much bat speed resulting in fly balls.
Hall of Famer Edd Roush holds the distinction as the player who used the heaviest bat in MLB history. Roush, who debuted with the Chicago White Sox in 1913, used a 48-ounce behemoth.
Marucci Albert Pujols Maple Wood Baseball Bat: AP5NB Adult 33 inch.
The Shortest MLB Baseball Bat
The shortest MLB game-used bat we have yet to find is a Tony Gwynn’s bat measuring just over 32 inches at 32 1/4.
Leon said David Ortiz swung the biggest bat he has seen. “Ortiz used 34 1/2-32 1/2. That’s a big bat. That’s for a big man.”
Washington Irving’s reference to “doughnuts” in 1809 in his History of New York is more commonly cited as the first written recording of the term. Irving described “balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog’s fat, and called doughnuts, or olykoeks.” These “nuts” of fried dough might now be called doughnut holes.
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The best weight is very much based on feel. If you take multiple swings and the bat feels heavy or begins to drop, then it’s probably too heavy for your needs. Try holding the bat handle and extending your arm to your side. If you can’t hold the bat extended for 30 to 45 seconds, the bat might be too heavy for you.
End Loaded Baseball and Softball Bats
By placing more mass directly in the hitting zone, stronger hitters can generate more momentum with similar swing speeds resulting in the ability to hit the ball a greater distance. We recommend that older, stronger players experiment with end loaded bats.
Shaved Easton USA bats and shaved baseball bats have a much lower swing weight than conventional bats. In a Just Bat Reviews test, a shaved bat swings 7% lighter than its originally identical counterpart. Removing the shavings from the bat got rid of an additional 1.5 ounces and deceased its MOI from 8800 to 8200.
After my testing, I will learn which baseball bat hits the baseball the farthest. The results, after 25 trials, were that the aluminum baseball bat hit the baseballs further than the wooden baseball bat. Aluminum baseball bat results: Shortest distance hit = 4.64 meters. Farthest distance hit = 7.59 meters.
Average Overall Bat Speed by Age
Middle School baseball(45-65 mph). High School baseball(55-75 mph). College baseball(60-80 mph). Pro baseball (65-85 mph).
A bat that is too light will cause batters to swing too fast, which also affects rhythm and keeps the batter from doing their job. A light bat also sometimes causes the shoulders to get ahead of the hips. In an effective swing, the hips should lead the rest of the body.
In short, choking up on the bat helps players have better bat control, increases their bat speed, and prevents players from getting jammed. Choking up on the bat is also a strategy many players use to put the ball in play when they have two strikes in the count.
The most common bat size for 8-year-olds is a 28-inch and 18-ounce baseball bat. There are more 29-inch bats than 27-inch bats in the 8U space, but there are even more 19-ounce bats than there are 17-ounce bats. Many use a drop 11 in a 30 inch (upping the number of 19-ounce bats in 8-year-olds hands).
According to USSSA guidelines, all 13U players must swing a bat no lighter than a drop 8 bat drop, and all 14U players must swing a bat no lighter than a drop 5 bat drop.
Many baseball and softball players think they need a weightier bat to give them more power. But if your swing is too slow, you won’t have the power you’re anticipating. The best rule of thumb is, according to Smith, “Swing the heaviest bat that you can swing, as fast as possible.”