Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Which BBCOR Bat Is The Best?

Ready or not, the changes to the game of baseball are coming!  The NFHS has mandated that all bats used in the 2012 high school season must meet the new BBCOR requirements of performance.  This new rule stands to level the playing field of bat performance.
How do you know which BBCOR bat is the best?  That's hard to say but we have listed our opinion of the hottest BBCOR high school bats on the market and have given you our Pro's and Con's for our favorite bats.
  1. Marucci Cat 5
    • One piece alloy bat.
    • Pro's:
      • This is one hot bat right out of the wrapper.
      • The bat is evenly balanced.
      • Most players agree that this bat has a tremendous pop.
    • Con's:
      • The bat had a previous history of the damper falling out.  Marucci has corrected this issue.
  2. Rawlings 5150
    • One piece alloy bat.
    • Pro's:
      • This is the best BBCOR bat for your buck.
      • The bat is well balanced and has a large sweet spot.
      • Good pop to the bat.
    • Con's
      • The paint color shows scratches easily.
      • Some reports show that this bat may be prone to dent.
    • Two Piece bat with a composit handle and alloy barrel.
    • Pro's:
      • The bat is hot out of the wrapper with a large sweet spot.
      • This bat has great reviews for being durable, lightweight, and well balanced.
      • The Voodoo has amazing artistic design that will stand out from the rest.
    • Con's:
      • This is one of the most expensive of the BBCOR bats.
      • The graphics on the bat will scratch with use.
    • This series has six bats with both a one and two piece bat to offer.
    • Pro's:
      • Easton held nothing back with implementation of the newest BBCOR technology on the market.
      • This series has a wide range of prices.
      • The Brigade series is brand new to high school play but field tested by college players.
    • Con's:
      • The two piece designs may offer too much flexibility for some players.
      • The bats are so new to the market that there is not enough field experience yet.
    • Hybrid bat that possesses an internal carbon composit sleeve.
    • Pro's:
      • This bat is well balanced with a large sweet spot.
      • The Exogrid technology serves to offer reduced vibration.
    • Con's:
      • The paint tends to chip and scratch
      • This is a more costly bat.
      • The internal balance can come loose.
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