• The bat size that best fits you will be one that is comfortable, easy to swing and allows you
to produce the greatest bat speed and power.
Bat Size Guide-Help Selecting Baseball and Fastpitch Bat Size
• To obtain your optimum bat select a bat that is not too long/heavy or too short/light.
• A bat too short won't provide maximum power or barrel length, while a bat too long will be
too difficult to handle and will also slow bat speed reducing power.
• First begin with selecting a length. If possible use the previous bat you swung to help
establish a length. For example if you used a 30 in bat and now feel that you are ready to
move on to a larger bat a 31 in could be the next step.
• You can also use the chart below for the average bat lengths based on your height, weight
• The chart below is just a guide as each player's strength and bat speed differ.
• While the chart below was primariy designed for baseball, we have found it works fairly well
for fastpitch bat sizing too. For fasptitch, however, refer to only the player height and
discregard the player weight. Also, see notes at the bottom for additional notes on fastpitch
• Need help selecting the proper bat size? Give us a call @ 301-722-6002.
• The bat weight is equally as important as the length in selecting the optimum bat size.
Selecting The Appropriate Bat Weight
• Bat weight differs greatly depending on the age range and is usually referred to as the
"drop" when associated with the length and weight.
• The drop is the difference between the length of the bat and the weight of the bat. For
example if a bat is 30 in. long and weighs 20 oz. then the drop is 10. The larger the drop,
the lighter the bat.
• The average bat drop can best be broken down by age range.
• Average - drop 12
Inch barrel diameter)