Baseball Bats Buying Guide

Choosing a Bat


Trying To Choose The Right Baseball Bat? Baseball Savings Makes It Easy!

  • Step 1: Using the chart below pick the bat length that matches your approximate height and weight and click on the link
  • Step 2: From the drop down menu choose the appropriate age group
  • Step 3: Select a bat weight from the menu *(For tips on selecting the proper bat weight see Additional Info below)

Find The Bat Length That Fits You


Batter's Weight Batter's Height 3'-3'4" 3'5"-3'8" 3'9"-4' 4'1"-4'4" 4'5"-4'8" 4'9"-5' 5'1"-5'4" 5'5"-5'8" 5'9"-6' 6'-Over
Under 60 lbs - 26" 26" 28" 29" 29" - - - - -
61-70 lbs - 27" 27" 28" 29" 30" 30" - - - -
71-80 lbs - - 28" 28" 29" 30" 30" 31" - - -
81-90 lbs - - 28" 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 32" - -
91-100 lbs - - 28" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32" - -
101-110 lbs - - 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32" - -
111-120 lbs - - 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 33" 33" -
121-130 lbs - - 29" 30" 30" 30" 31" 32" 33" 33" -
131-140 lbs - - 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32" 33" 33" -
141-150 lbs - - - 30" 30" 31" 31" 32" 33" 33" -
151-160 lbs - - - 30" 31" 31" 32" 32" 33" 33" 33"
161-170 lbs - - - - 31" 31" 32" 32" 33" 33" 34"
171-180 lbs - - - - - - 32" 33" 33" 33" 34"
Over 180 lbs - - - - - - - 33" 33" 33" 35"

Additional Info


  • Youth bats are for ages approximately 5 through 12 and are used in leagues including Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie Youth, PONY, USSSA and AABC. Make sure to check the regulations of your league before buying a baseball bat.
  • Youth barrel diameters are 21⁄4" or 23⁄4" (21⁄4" being most common).
  • Senior barrel diameters are 25⁄8" or 23⁄4" (25⁄8" being most common).
  • Adult barrel diameter is 25⁄8".
  • Bat lengths typically range from 26" to 35".
  • Bats are measured using a length to weight ratio, the negative number represents how many ounces a bat weighs compared to its length in inches. For example, a 34" bat that weights 29 oz is a -5. The largest ratio is in the range of -13 (for Youth bats) while college and high school bats are restricted to a -3.
  • *Selecting the proper bat weight largely depends on personal preference. Large, strong hitters commonly prefer heavier bats that afford added swing power. Smaller players with less strength might consider lighter bats for better control and quicker swings.
  • If you're looking for a softball bat click here for Fastpitch, click here for Slowpitch.
  • If you're looking for a wood baseball bat click here.

What Is BBCOR?


BBCOR And Why You Might Need A New Bat

As a safety measure for pitchers, infielders and fans the NCAA & NFHS made a rule change that requires non-wood bats to meet the new BBCOR standard. This means your current bat may be illegal. To find out if your bat meets the new criteria look for the BBCOR compliance mark which is on all bats that meet the new standard.


Start Training Early: The New Bats Are Different

With BBCOR bats being made to react more like wood now is none to soon to start practicing with a new conforming bat. According to research conducted by ESPN Sport Science the sweet spot of the new BBCOR bats is estimated to be about 2 inches smaller and on average balls leave the bats 5% slower than the old non-conforming bats. When factoring in pitch speed, bat speed and launch angle this 5% decrease can turn a 400 ft home run off an old bat into a 375 ft long fly ball off a BBCOR bat. By training with it now you'll become accustomed to the distinctive performance and feel and ensure you'll have confidence in your new hitting tool for next season.

To shop for approved highschool & college bats click here.