Is hitting with a super light bat counterproductive?
Years ago it was thought that with a heaver bat you could generate more power to hit home runs. Today Ballplayers use lighter bats to generate bat speed which is proven to be more productive to hit the ball harder.
A "super Light" baseball bat could be counter productive because it might alter the hitters natural swing. Timing could be effected depending on the hitter strength causing the bat head to be too out in front. If the bat is too light it might also be harder to control the bat through the hitting zone when coming in contact with the ball. -Steven KeyMan
Swing it in live batting practice. Just hitting of a tee will help, but you will never know for sure until you hit live pitching. But definitely try it out in practice, not in a game. Hitting live pitching will let you know if you can swing the bat and hit a fastball, but still hold up and hit a curveball or changeup. You want to be able to have good bat speed, but a…
A corked bat might help with hitting the ball a bit but because the mass of a corked bat is different then to a wooden bat that you would be hitting it with less mass witch means you won't be hitting that much home runs form a corked bat. plus the corked bat is illegal to use in professional baseball in America. so if you wanted more home runs don't use the corked bat.
the best bat for power hitting would be a slightly heavier then average bat with a nice big barrel and ideally maple, none of this matters though if the bat is not the correct length or weight so make sure you view a sizing chart, hope this helped best of luck hitting some homers! p.s my favourite is the marucci JB19 maple bat (Jose Bautista)
No you can't. It would be considered a foul if you brought the bat with you because you could hit someone or something if you took the bat with you. Bye Not correct. In MLB there is no rule against carrying a bat after hitting the ball, only against using it to interfere with fielders or a ball in play. Carrying it after hitting a home run would be an offense against good sportmanship but…
I am a softball player. Let me say first, bunting is basically half the swing as hitting. Hitting consists of swinging a bat across your entire body. Bunting, you swing 180 degrees and stop and let the ball hit your bat. Bunting makes the ball go in play at a small distance; hitting the ball can make your ball go anywhere!