Wood Vs Metal
These opinions are of courtesy of Mason Williams, ranked #41 on MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list and Jason King a prospect for the Tigers.
Wood Vs. Metal – Which should I choose?
Advantages of a Wood Bat
- Increased barrel awareness – Learning the sweet spot of the bat is key to making good contact and plate appearances
- Increased strength and bat speed – Wood is generally heavier than metal and is balanced differently. Swinging wood bats help metal bats feel like a toothpick
- Better Pitch Discipline – Swinging at a bad pitch can leave you with stinging hands or a broken bat. By learning your bat’s barrel, you’ll grasp the strikezone better
- More bat responsiveness – wooden bats force a hitter to have better mechanics and approach to the ball by feeling more feedback with contact
- Most leagues have adapted the BBCOR Rule which limits the pop metal bats can have. These restrictions are to imitate wooden bat properties
- Larger sweet spot with less feedback
- Can turn bat breaking pitches into singles
Nearly all Pro’s believe that its better to hit with a wood bat, even if its just during practice. Training with a wooden bat helps you get the most out of your hitting workouts. Better approach, better mechanics, better contact equals more and powerful hits.
- Start practicing with a wooden bat as soon as you can handle it. Youth players can check out our youth models
- Even if you’re using metal bats for games, still train with wood to reap the benefits.
Track the Ohio State Club Baseball team chase a world series after swinging exclusively Phoenix wood training bats this off-season