Choose the Right Size Bat

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Easton T-Ball Review

Choosing the right size bat can be made complicated. This makes it easy.

Let us first agree on what a bat is supposed to do. Simply put, a bat allows a hitter to put the ball in play at a more efficient trajectory with faster batted ball speed. Therefore, a better bat is one that allow us to hit a ball with more batted ball speed (sometimes known as exit velocity) at a more efficient trajectory when compared to another bat of the same price.

And before we get too far, let’s not give too much credit to the bat. Bats can only do so much for our game. But assuming the player is the same and his or her skill level is unchanged, it is a matter of fact that a bat CAN control only two things. The speed at which a ball flies off of it and the ability it allows the player to hit the ball at the correct trajectory.

Take this informative chart:

better batted ball speed and trajectory is better hitting

This Chart from Dr. Alan Nathan at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is awesome. (http://baseball.physics.illinois.edu/index.html)

The vertical launch angle (trajectory) and batted ball speed determine your batting average.

With that maybe too obvious of a comment out of the way, let’s move on to the next step: Choosing a Legal Bat

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