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General Baseball Buyers Guide

Welcome to the General Baseball Buyers Guide!

Below, you'll find helpful videos, tips, and other information to answer your baseball bat questions about the following:

Closeout Baseball Bats

And, as always, if you have any questions, our friendly Bat Experts are available by email:, Live Chat, or our toll-free phone number: 1-866-321-BATS (2287)! Remember, we're here for you from click to hit!

One-Piece Bats vs. Two-Piece Baseball Bats

Not sure whether to buy a one-piece or a two-piece baseball bat? No, problem, we're here to help!

What exactly is a one-piece baseball bat design? If you're a strong power hitter, then this design can maximize your hitting potential. Here's how:

  • One-piece baseball bats are made from either a solid block of wood, composite material or aluminum alloy. It makes the bat not only stiff but very strong. So when you make contact with a one-piece bat, little to no energy is lost. Also, your power is transferred to the ball, allowing you to crush it.
  • One-piece baseball bats aren't for everyone, though. Some hitters, especially contact hitters, prefer a baseball bat that will give them an extra boost in swing speed, like the two-piece bat design.

What exactly is a two-piece baseball bat design?

  • On two-piece baseball bats, the handle and barrel are two separate pieces that are bonded together.
  • Separating the pieces allows the bat to flex, which causes the head of the bat to flex, which causes the head of the bat to whip through the hitting zone quicker. This gives your swing an extra boost in speed and power.

So, which baseball bat design is best for you? We'd recommend swinging the one that best fits your hitting style.

Composite Baseball Bats

What are the benefits of buying a composite baseball bat? Check out this video to find out!

What are some of the benefits of a composite baseball bat?

  • Composite bats are made from woven fibers, which are extremely durable materials. Manufacturers use a variety of tight weaves to create pop and durability with composite baseball bats.
  • Breaking in a composite bat takes 100-200 hits with the bat either with tee work or soft toss. Make sure to rotate the bat 1/4 inch after each swing.
  • Composite fibers are often lighter in construction, which is great for hitters.
  • Composite bats help create more bat speed through a lighter swing weight and provide more bat control by having a more balanced feel.
  • Composite bats also absorb more vibration, so you'll feel less sting in your hands as a hitter.

Aluminum Baseball Bats

What are the benefits of buying an aluminum baseball bat? Check out this video to find out!

On, anything that says aluminum, alloy, or metal will fall under the aluminum bat umbrella. These are the baseball bats that receive a prototypical ping sound when you're hitting, whereas composite bats deliver a thud sound. Aluminum baseball bats offer these benefits:

  • Aluminum bats are more affordable than their composite counterparts.
  • Aluminum bats require no break-in time.
  • Aluminum bats have a stiff, responsive feel. This makes the ball jump off the baseball bat.
  • Aluminum bats are great for hitters in any part of the lineup.
  • Aluminum bats are very durable. And, you can use them in cold temperatures.

Aluminum baseball bats are being used by players of all different age ranges. From Tee Ball bats and Youth bats, as well as the highest level college ranks.

Bat Sizing Chart

To use our interactive bat size chart below, follow these simple steps:

  • Move the top slider to the player's height range (in inches)
  • Move the bottom slider to the player's weight range (in pounds)
  • The recommended bat size will be displayed along with the next size up and next size down, if applicable

Remember, this chart is strictly a recommendation, and it will ultimately come down to your personal preference, hitting style, and strength. Experiment with different lengths and weights until you find one that is best for you! If you need further assistance, our Bat Experts are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. Click here to live chat!


Need help finding the perfect baseball bat or softball bat? Our knowledgeable Bat Experts are available by email:, Live Chat, or our toll-free phone number: 1-866-321-BATS (2287)

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