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Wood Vs Metal

These opinions are of courtesy of Mason Williams, ranked #41 on MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list

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

 

Metal Bats

  • 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.

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