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Franklin Venom T Ball Bat Reviews

Franklin’s 2020 Venom Tee Ball Bat is a USA approved stick that comes in a drop 12, 11 or 10. The drop, you may want to learn if you’re going to get into this sport, is the numerical difference between the length of the bat in inches and the weight of the bat in ounces. So, a 26 inch drop 12 would have a scale weight of around 14 ounces. It is the perfect bat for the 3 through 6 year old looking for a cheap T Ball bat that will do just as good as any other. Here is our Franklin Venom T Ball bat review.

The bat is basic. It’s a metal bat that does a decent job of being light. In other words, it’s hard to like anything about it other than it is cheap. But, still, the fact we don’t hate anything about it makes it recommendable considering its a bat for a 6 year old that is $20.Jump to the full review.


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The bat is basic. It’s a metal bat that does a decent job of being light. In other words, it’s hard to like anything about it other than it is cheap. But, still, the fact we don’t hate anything about it makes it recommendable considering its a bat for a 6 year old that is $20.

Recommendations

You’d do well to check out our bat size chart to make sure you get the right size for your age. The bat comes in a drop 10, 11 and 12. At the upper end a 16 ounce bat is made for a 7 year old—and 16 ounces is the heaviest they make the Venom in a 26-inch drop 10. On the low end it comes in a 24 inch drop 12. As a 12 ounce bat you can expect kids as young as 3 or 4 to swing it alright. We’d size it out like this:

  • 7 Year Old – Stay in the 16 ounce range. If you need to go higher, like some players do, then you’ll need to find another bat aside from the Venom. See our best bat for 7 year old article.
  • 6 Year Old – Stay between 14 and 16 ounces. We’d recommend lighter over heavier. So, for example, the 26/14 or 25/14 ovr the 26/16 or 25/15.
  • 5 Year Old – When our players were 5 they used a 13 ounce bat. That was 25/13 which you can get in the Venom. We’d start there or real close to it.
  • 4 Year Old – We like the 24/12 for the 4 year old. That is the Venom’s lightest size.

USA Venom Recommendations
2020 Franklin Venom Review

There are no reasons to dislike the Venom. Its inexpensive (as bats go anyways) and comes in ultra light sizes with a number of options. Although Franklin makes no other serious baseball bats the Venom for 2020 in Tee Ball is legit. Don’t worry about the USA stamping as that means its legal in every league—including some USSSA leagues. Bat performance, meaning barrel pop, is not something to worry about at this stage. Bat choice should be much more focused on the right swing weight and the Venom fits the bill for younger players perfectly.

Price Check

Comparable Bats

No other bat we know of comes in drops 10, 11 and 12 in small sizes. We think its why the Venom is so brilliant. Throw in a nearly unbeatable price and its an easy choice for most.

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Franklin Venom T Ball Bat Reviews

2020 Venom Construction

The Franklin Venom Tee Ball USA bat is a single piece alloy. In other words, its made from a single piece of aluminum. The grip is standard fare. Expect nothing remarkable about the Venom other than the fact it is remarkably basic.

Bat Sizing Options

There are 9 different options for sizing with the Franklin Venom: three different inches and three different drops. It has a 24, 25, and 26-inch length with a 10, 11 and 12-ounce drop. Drops are the numerical difference between the length of the bat in inches and the weight of the bat in ounces.

  • 24-inch: 12, 13, 14-ounce
  • 25-inch: 13, 14, 15-ounce
  • 26-inch: 14, 15, 16-ounce
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Pop
10
Durability
6.5
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
8
Feel on Mishits
10
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