How to Choose a Baseball Bat
What do you think is the best baseball bat? When you just visited a sporting goods store, then this is fairly an easy question.
Gone are the days when there is only one major manufacturer that monopolize the baseball bat industry and that it is not only wooden bats that are available today.
There are different manufacturers of baseball bats today and that they also produce different bat compositions. One of the reasons why we buy baseball bats and that is to determine what is the best baseball bat that will best suit the players.
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Although there is still the standard wood bat, there are also other types of baseball bats and thee are the Aluminum, Graphite/Titanium lined bats, so let us try to examine each of the categories along with the pros and cons that is associated with each type.
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Aluminum baseball bats are of course made of Aluminum and are light weight, this allows the player to have better control of the bat and bat speed through its hitting zone. The good thing about this type of bat is that, it is beneficial to the player no matter their age are and apart from that it is also good for young player who wants to learn the basics mechanics of hitting a ball.
In order to increase the size of the bat’s sweet zone, there are various mixtures such as magnesium, zinc, copper and aluminum as this will also makes the bat more tolerant every swing wherein the ball is not accomplished. As compared to the traditional baseball bat, the ball also travel 5% further.
Graphite/titanium lining on the other hand is basically aluminum bat but the amount of aluminum has been reduced on the barrel end which is then replaced by a graphite/titanium lining around the barrel. Although the aluminum bat is already light with the addition of the graphite and titanium the bat is much lighter which of course increase the bat control and also increases the bat speed through the hitting zone.
Since the lining of the bat has been replaced with graphite/titanium, this also increases the durability of the bat and it also increases the bat’s integrity on its sweet spot. This is of course the intention of the manufacturer but it can also result to the bat’s downfall. And because of the increase bat speed through its hitting zone as well as the increased velocity and speed where the ball comes off the bat, it then becomes a safety issue for the infielders most especially the pitcher and the third base.