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# What do numbers on wood bats mean?

## What do numbers on wood bats mean?

It refers to the difference between the length of the bat (in inches) and the weight of the bat (in ounces). It is always shown as a minus number and the higher the weight drop, the lighter the bat. For example, a baseball bat with a -10 weight drop would be lighter than a bat with a -3 weight drop.

What does the drop number mean on bats?

• 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.

What is the number on the bottom of a Louisville Slugger?

“LOUISVILLE SLUGGER” is at the bottom to the left of the ampersand, & “MADE IN U.S.A.” to the right. What Does the 125 stand for? – The number that appears in the center brand is the catalog number, used to order bats. The “125” is the catalog number designated for Professional and high quality store model bats.

### What Bats drop 9 year old?

Most players in the 9-10 year old age group will do well with a 28-29 inch bat with a -10 drop. Smaller players will want a shorter (26 or 27 inch), lighter (16 or 17 ounce) bat. A bigger player will want a longer (30 inch) heavier (21 or 22 ounce) bat.

What do the numbers mean on a baseball bat?

These numbers refer to the length-to-weight ratio, or drop. This is determined by subtracting the length of the bat in inches, from the weight of the bat in ounces. For example, if the bat weighs 18 ounces, and it is 30 inches long, the number appearing on the bat would be -12. What is “cupping”?

How are the dimensions of a baseball bat determined?

These numbers refer to the length-to-weight ratio, or differential. This is determined by subtracting the length of the bat in inches, from the weight of the bat in ounces. For example, if the bat weighs 18 ounces, and it is 30 inches long, the number appearing on the bat would be -12.

#### How big should a wooden baseball bat be?

If you are purchasing a wooden bat for someone, we also have a bat sizing chart which is above, to help guide you to the right wood bat for your youth player. Youth maximum barrel size: 2-3/8″ inches in diameter. We suggest using nothing heavier the a -3 drop for youth players.

What’s the best way to find the perfect baseball bat?

The best way to find the perfect bat length is to try to a few bats and see which length feels right to the hitter. To get a starting point in your search, you can check out the chart below. It is not definitive but it should help. How do I know when my child is ready to move up a size?