Choosing the best wood bat for your next league is sometimes a difficult decision to make. This is because different wood types offers different advantages and disadvantages for the player. Which is why we did an extensive research of what to look for before buying a wood bat. Below is our recommendation so you can have a clearer mind before purchasing one.
As I said earlier, different wood types offers different pros and cons, below is the four commonly used wood types:
Answering these questions before buying a wood bat can help you determine what you want:
After answering these questions. You should notice that you will have some preferences of what bat you want
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|Product Name w/ Picture||Manufacturer||Wood Species||Editor's Rating|
|Rawlings||Ash||5 out of 5|
|Marucci||Maple||5 out of 5|
|Mizuno||Bamboo||5 out of 5|
This Rawlings Velo Wood Bat is a newer version is lightweight and gives a large hitting surface to the player. The pattern in its handle gives a great feel when handling. Players who used this bat says that the feel when it got contact with the ball is very responsive.
Rawlings offer a lot of different models of this product but I think this is the best they have introduced so far.
This Louisville Maple bat is extremely durable and have a long lifespan before breaking. Players who used this bat says that it has a great pop.
It has a perfect balance when swinging thus giving at a great feel at the field.
Marucci started crafting there first wooden bat in their shed when its founder have a great difficulty finding a great wood bat for his 8 year old son. It has now expanded to different products ranges from bats to gloves to clothing.
Marucci uses high quality maples to create this baseball bat. It is also well-balanced and have excellent pop.
Marucci is one of the most known brand when it comes to wooden baseball bat. So don’t be afraid to pick this one.
Just like any other maple wood bats out there, this one is also durable. The more you hit a ball, the more harder it will be as the grains will press together.
Made by Mizuno, known for its quality baseball products. This bamboo bat is renowned for its great durability.
Unlike any other bamboo baseball bat. Nothing has surpassed the durability of this one, yet. Which is why this is the only bat we recommend in the bamboo bat section.
It will give the player more bat speed because of its flexibility.
So if you ever pick a bamboo wood as your choice of baseball bat, then this is what we recommend the most.
Though there are some advantages of the bamboo, ash and birch wood species, maple wood bat has emerged to be the best wood species for making a wood baseball bat. Nearly 75% to 80% of baseball players that uses wood bat have used maple as their choice of baseball bat because of the flexibility, durability and performance of this wood. Again, before choosing the best wood bat to buy, don’t forget to answer the three questions stated above.
Note* we haven’t put any birch wood baseball bat because we haven’t seen one that meets our standard.