Best Bat For 8 Year Old: 8U Baseball Reviewed

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Last updated: Thursday, February 16, 2017.

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Choose the following performance baseball bat for your 8 year old on price (below) and barrel length (see below chart). Other things to consider are below the chart.

Best Bats For 8 Year old

DeMarini NVS Vexxum

Vexxum

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516 Omaha

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Youth Axe Avenge

avenge

LeaguePitching Machine,
Coach Pitch,
Kid Pitch
Pitching Machine,
Coach Pitch,
Kid Pitch
Pitching Machine,
Coach Pitch,
Kid Pitch
Barrel Size2 5/82 3/42 1/4
DropDrop 10Drop 10Drop 11
ConstructionTwo pieceOne PieceTwo piece
Swing LoadMiddleMiddleMiddle
BPF 1.15 StampYesYesYes
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Warranty (days)365365365 &
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1) How Much Should You Spend?

For 8 year olds we like to use the Rule of 10. This rule states that the maximum amount of money you should spend on a baseball bat for your 8 year old is 10 multiplied by the number of games he or she will play.

So, for example, if you are scheduled to play 15 games this year (a lot for an 8 year old) then spending a maximum of $150 on a bat is a pretty good place to be. Of course you can spend less if you find a better deal or don’t want to spend that much.

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2) What Size Is Allowed?

Before spending real money on a baseball bat you need to know what rules are allowed in the league he or she is playing. Many, at 8 years old, have very few rules. But there are some who restrict the diameter of the barrel to 2 5/8 or even 2 1/4. As well, many require special stamping (like BPF 1.15 to printed on the bats).

3) What Size Should You Get?

There are two measurements in a baseball bat: The DROP and the LENGTH. The drop recommended drop is stated in the chart above. The Length is dependent upon his height and strength. Generally speaking, there are few 8 year olds that should be swinging anything more than a 29 inch bat. Some can swing a 30 inch. The only real way to tell is to try it out. But, on the whole, we’d suggest the average 8 year old get a 29. If he’s much bigger than average then go 30. Smaller go with the 28 or 27.Best Baseball Bats 2015

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