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Re: Re: Re: BAT selection

Posted by: Torque (roscoethewestie@comcast.net) on Mon Apr 27 19:18:31 2009

> > > What is the key to bat selection?
> > > is a heavy bat better ? or light?
> > > Short or long? I always want to use the biggest one I have. My dad points out that Barry Bonds uses a short bat and does allright for himself. Any suggestions?

Take a tee, bucket of baseballs and go to the football field. See which bat you hit the furthest with.

Personally, I like a shorter bat. Bonds uses a short bat and likes to get up on the plate. He is able to swing faster and keep his back elbow in a tighter L slot on more pitches which is more power. You can turn easier on an inside pitch. Soriano is a guy that I read uses a 36 in bat that is 36 or 38 ounces. I would look and see what Ramirez and Pujols use too. I've read physics articles and they batspeed trumps bat weight.

At the end of the day, it is what you are most comfortable and successful with.


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