-5 BBCOR and -3 USA Bats do not exist
Looking for a “drop 5 BBCOR”? or a “minus 3 ounce USA Bat”?
We occasionally have customers ask us for these bats, but they do not exist.
A BBCOR bat is required to be no lighter than a minus 3 ounce length to weight ratio. So a -5 ounce BBCOR bat would be against the rules, and therefore not a BBCOR bat.
The heaviest USA bats are a minus 5 ounce length to weight ratio.
What is length to weight ratio?
Take the length of the bat in inches (we’ll say 30 inches, for example), then subtract the “drop” in ounces displayed on the bat (we’ll say drop 5/minus 5 for this example).
Subtract 5 (the “drop”) from the length of the bat (30″), and that gives you the weight of the bat (25 ounces).
What bat do I need, then?
Most people looking for a “-5 BBCOR” are really just wanting a heavier USSSA approved bat to get their ball player ready for BBCOR bats early. If this is the case, we suggest using a wood bat during training and practice. This will help increase bat speed and strength, and they are generally less expensive.
Need a -3 USA Bat? You’re closest match is going to be a minus 5 USA bat. If you play travel ball, you will want a minus 5 ounce USSSA bat (yes, there is a difference).