**Drop 10 is still the most popular drop, but some power hitters prefer a drop 9**. *Bat Weight is also a preference. There are some over 14 players that prefer and use lighter bats.

## Is a drop 8 or drop 10 better?

Fundamentally, **there are no differences between Drop 8 and Drop 10 bats other than the scale weight**. Although each USSSA brand and model has its own vibe, the industry generally holds to these rules when moving from a drop 8 to a drop 10.

## What does drop weight mean for baseball bats?

Be sure to look at the “drop weight” as well. A bat’s drop is **the measurement determined by subtracting the weight of the bat from its length**. For example, a bat that weighs 20 ounces and is 30 inches long will have a drop of -10. The greater the drop weight, the lighter the bat.

## Which is better drop 10 or drop 11?

while a 32-inch bat with a -10 ‘drop’ would be 22 oz. -8, -9 and endloaded bats give you more power with each swing due to extra weight. **-10 and -11 are for hitters with quicker bat speeds and looking to get on base everytime**.

## How do you know if a bat is too heavy?

Another very simple test that anyone can do is to **hold the bat out straight**. If right-handed, use right hand to hold the bat straight out, parallel to the ground. If he can’t easily hold it in this position for 20 seconds, it’s too heavy.

## What drop is a 24 oz bat?

bat with a **drop 10**, weighs 24 oz.

## What drop is a 29 ounce bat?

The right bat size for a 10-year-old, as determined by usage, is a 29 or 30-inch drop **10 or 11** bat. The drop is the numerical difference between the length of the bat in inches and the weight in ounces.

## Can my son swing a drop 8?

According to USSSA guidelines, **all 13U players must swing a bat no lighter than a drop 8 bat drop**, and all 14U players must swing a bat no lighter than a drop 5 bat drop. While restrictions are in place to limit which bats players can swing, there remain several options for USSSA players to choose from.

## What does drop 13 mean on a bat?

The drop 13 means that **the weight of the bat in ounces is 13 less than the length of the bat in inches**. It’s all about control, but the following drop 13 youth bats offer a lot more than that.

## What does drop 3 mean on a bat?

For anyone who is wondering, a drop 3 baseball bat is **one that has a length to weight ratio of -3**. This means that the difference between the length of the bat in inches and its weight is about 3. These bats are most often found at the high school/college level of play.

## How do I know if my bat is too light?

**Anything with a -4 ratio or higher** is simply too light for play in high school or equivalent teams. Batters with the ability to swing that fast and that hard pose a risk to other players.

## Is a drop 3 bat heavy?

Most common weight drops in various baseball leagues are -12, -10, -9, -8, -5, and -3. **As you progress toward high school baseball, the weight drop lowers (the bats become heavier)**.

## Do heavier bats hit farther?

So, **using a heavier bat should result in faster hit balls, which means the hit ball will travel farther**. If a player can maintain the same bat swing speed with a heavier bat, the heavier bat will produce higher batted ball velocity and an increase in distance.

## Is a drop 10 heavier than a drop 11?

Simply, the DROP is the difference between length and weight. The higher the drop, the lighter the bat. **The smaller the drop, the heavier the bat**. In each of those categories, there will be a number e.g. -10oz, -11oz, -12oz etc.

## Is a drop 10 bat heavier than a drop 11?

So, drop 10 would mean 10 oz, whereas drop 11 would mean 11 oz. These are weights that you lessen from the overall length of the bats to get to the real weight. The higher the drop you have, the lighter your bat will be. And so, **a drop 11 bat will be much lighter than a drop 10 bat**.

## Should you practice with a heavier bat?

**Practicing with a heavier bat significantly slows down the velocity of the bat head**—depriving the batter of slugging power, exercise researchers at California State University, Fullerton, say.

## Did Barry Bonds use a 32 inch bat?

**Bonds’ bat, at 34 inches**, and weighing around 32 ounces was based loosely on the C331 Louisville Slugger model that was originally turned for Carl Crawford.

## Is a shorter or longer bat better?

If you’re between lengths and don’t know which to choose, **it’s usually best to pick the shorter (and lighter) bat for better bat speed and control**, Trudeau said. “More often than not, a kid that’s swinging a bat that’s too heavy creates more bad habits than good,” he said.

## How many ounces is a drop 5 bat?

For example, if you have a -5 length-to-weight ratio (or, drop) and a 30 inch bat, you subtract 5 from the 30 inches and that will give you the weight in ounces (**25 ounces**). Still have questions?

## How many ounces is a drop 3 bat?

Drop 3 baseball bats are the required bats for high school and college play. Choosing the right drop 3 baseball bat is a great step forward for your hitting career. To start, the term drop 3 refers to the weight to length ratio of the bat. To explain, if a bat is 31 inches in length then it will weigh **28 ounces**.

## How do you know what weight of bat to buy?

In general:

- Children under 60 pounds should swing a bat between 26 and 29 inches long.
- Children weighing more than 70 pounds should swing a bat ranging from 28 to 32 inches long.

## What drop bat do you use in high school?

**Heavier bats are around minus 7 weight drop, lighter bats are around minus 13.** **5 weight drop, lighter bats are around minus 11**. High School / College Bats High School / College bats are for ages approx 13 and up. They are used in most High School and College leagues.

## How many ounces should your bat be?

Bat Weight

60+” **19-20 oz**. for singles hitters, while also reducing the risk of injury.

## What size bats do little leaguers use?

The bat shall be no more than 33 inches (34 inches for Junior/Senior League) in length, not more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part.

## What drop bat should a 10 year old use?

Generally speaking, for the average 10-year-old, we’d recommend a 30-inch big barrel bat with a drop **8, 9, or 10**. (The drop is the numerical difference between the bat’s length in inches and its weight in ounces).

## Are drop 5 bats legal?

Recent Illegal Bat Announcements

**Starting in 2021, Perfect game bans all the USSSA banned bats**, see below, and the 2017 DeMarini CF drop 5, the 2016 USSSA CF8 line of bats (5, 8, 10), the 2015 CF7 in a drop 5 and the 2015 Eaton XL1 in a drop 5. All banned for Perfect Game starting 2021.

## What weight bat should a 12 year old use?

For 12-13 year olds playing Pony, Junior, or Senior League level, we recommend a **youth bat length-to-weight ratio of -5**. For example, a 31” bat weighs 26 ounces. This drop weight gives the young hitter a very manageable weight transition between a youth bat and a high-school age bat.

## What does drop 8 mean in baseball bats?

Well, lower “drop” numbers represent a heavier bat, while higher numbers represent lighter bats, e.g., when comparing a drop 8 vs a drop 10 bat, **a drop 8 bat is heavier than a drop 10 bat**. Similarly, a drop 10 bat is slightly heavier than a drop 11 bat.

## What size bats do MLB players use?

The most popular size for major league players is **34 inches and 32 ounces**.

## How heavy is a drop 8 bat?

What is a Drop 8 Bat? Drop 8 bats have a length to weight difference of 8—meaning, the difference between the length of the bat in inches and the weight of the bat in ounces is 8. So, for example, a 30-inch bat in a drop 8 would weigh **22 ounces**.