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2) Weight: As a general rule,
bigger, stronger players usually prefer a heavier bat for maximum
power. Smaller players usually benefit from a lighter bat that
allows greater bat speed. To determine the weight that’s
right for you, swing a variety of bats and see how much weight
you’re comfortable with.
3) Length: Length and weight combine
for peak performance. A longer bat gives you greater reach, allowing
you to hit balls on the other side of the plate. But remember that
a longer bat may be heavier, and the extra weight could slow you down.
Like checking the weight, you need to swing bats of different lengths
to decide what length best suits you.
4) Barrel diameter: Most players 12 and under should
use a 2 1/4” barrel. This is the standard barrel size for Dixie
Youth and Little League baseball, although some leagues and travel
teams are using larger 2 3/4” barrels. High school and college
players are restricted to a maximum barrel diameter of 2 5/8”.
5) League requirements: Virtually
all leagues have their own bat requirements and restrictions. For example,
high school and college requirements call for BESR-certified bats.
To avoid costly surprises, make sure you know all league requirements before you
go bat shopping.