-5 BBCOR and -3 USA Bats?

Minus 5 BBCOR AND Minus 3 USA BATS

-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 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).

 

2019 DeMarini BBCOR Baseball Bats – What’s new for 2019

There are FIVE new bats in the 2019 DeMarini BBCOR Bat lineup! Check them out, and read below the what is new in each model. Custom bats can be ordered now, but won’t ship for another month or so. The bats shown below began shipping August, 2018.

2019 DeMarini BBCOR Bats

2019 DeMarini BBCOR Bats

2019 CF Zen BBCOR Bat $449 – The top of the line, balanced 2019 CF ZEN model gets new Paraflex Plus Composite, a unique and proprietary blend of composite and epoxy that DeMarini says is their best ever. Usually that means better pop and more durability over the previous model year. The 3 Fusion Taper adds to the balance of the bat, while helping kill vibration felt in your hands. 3 Fusion end cap redirects energy back in the barrel of the bat on contact for added distance.

2019 CF Insane BBCOR Bat $449 – The other CF BBCOR bat in the line up uses the same Paraflex Plus Composite (their best ever) as the CF Zen, but the CF Insane has a slight end load for added power through the hitting zone. The CF Insane also has the same 3 Fusion Taper for optimal weight distribution and vibration reduction, as well as the 3 Fusion end cap to direct energy into the barrel of the bat/ball instead of letting it escape out the end via vibration.

2019 Voodoo Balanced vs Voodoo Insane BBCOR  $299 – The Balanced Voodoo is of course, balanced. Meaning less weight at the end cap, making it easier to swing and generate bat speed. The Voodoo Insane is End Loaded, which adds mass and weight toward the end of the bat, requiring more strength to swing the bat, but rewards the hitter with added power. The Voodoo Insane has a larger barrel profile than the Voodoo Balanced because of the ability to have more weight at the end of the bat. Both bats are two piece construction with an aluminum alloy handle and Paraflex Plus Composite (Same as CF Zen and Insane). Both two piece Voodoo bats use the same 3 Fusion connector as the top of the line CF bats, as well as the same 3 Fusion End Cap to help redistribute energy back into the barrel of the bat and into the baseball.

2019 Voodoo One BBCOR Bat $249 – The “One” is an “Ultra Balanced”, 1 piece bat made entirely of DeMarini’s exclusive X14 alloy, a lightweight performance aluminum alloy blend. The Voodoo One gets the 3 Fusion End Cap for energy redistribution to the barrel of the bat, as well as a nice red glossy finish, and premium performance Camo-D bat grip.

2019 Louisville Slugger BBCOR Bats – What’s New For 2019

Louisville Slugger have released the first images of the 2019 Louisville Slugger BBCOR Bats.

Shipping the first week of August, 2018, the are out and they sure are good looking bats. Custom designed bats start at $430 and will begin shipping about 3 weeks after the bats below begin shipping. The bats below start at $199

2019 Louisville Slugger BBCOR Bats Lineup

Prime Meta BBCOR (Not pictured) $499 – New, EKO Composite is used in the barrel to increase performance and swing lighter, while still having a massive barrel and sweet spot. A new 3FX Connection System gives a stiff feel and dramatically reduces vibration.

Prime 919 BBCOR $449 – 3 Piece composite design makes the Prime feel light weight and balanced. VCX barrel tech kills vibration. Proven winner.

Select 719 BBCOR $349 – 3 Piece hybrid design. Alloy barrel matched to a composite handle for added power and durabilty. Speed Ballistic Composite end cap helps increase swing speed, while still allowing the bat to have a slight end load for added power. VCX barrel tech (same as Prime 919) helps eliminate vibration.

Solo 619 BBCOR $299 – 1 Piece alloy construction. Light weight. Extremely balanced. The Solo is quickly outpacing the Omaha as the number one best selling Louisville Slugger BBCOR bat. Easy to swing. SBC end cap for balance and control. New VIBEX vibration dampening handle reduces sting on mis hits.

Omaha 519 BBCOR $199 (Not pictured) – 1 Piece alloy bat with balanced swing weight and (new) VIBEX vibration reduction system in the handle. Plastic end cap. Still a very good bat with a large sweet spot and a nice stiff feel on contact. The 2019 Omaha BBCOR also gets a fancy new grip.

USA Bat Standard – Youth BBCOR Bats are coming!

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USA Bat Standard Baseball Bats

First College, next was High School, now at the Pony and Little League levels we will see a Youth BBCOR Bat!

Starting in 2018, to be legal for play in Little League, Pony, Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth, AABC, AAU, Dixie baseball, your bat will need the USABat stamp on it.

USABat Standard baseball bats will go on sale in the Fall of 2017. Major brands like Easton, DeMarini, Louisville Slugger, and Rawlings are already hard at work on these new youth baseball bats with the USABat stamp.

USSSA vs USA Bat Standard

Key USABat Standard Baseball Bat Facts

  • Approved YBBCOR 2 5/8” barrels will be legal for all ages (14 and under) in Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie, AABC, AAU.
  • The 2 5/8” big barrel lengths will be much shorter than the current 2 5/8” 1.15bpf barrels used in today’s game due to the performance regulations put in place.
  • All current youth baseball bats will continue to be legal in the above mentioned organizations through December 31st, 2017
  • 1.15bpf bats will NOT be grandfathered in for the 2018 season.
  • The goal is to make youth bats perform like a wood bat.
  • There will be no limit to how light a bat can be, which should be helpful to younger players.
  • According to USA Baseball, the governing body that oversaw the research and ratification of the new USABat standard, this change is being made for “integrity of the game”, and not “safety” reasons, as it claims “Youth baseball continues to be one of the safest of all sports”.
  • USSSA, which governs nearly all travel ball teams, is not affected by the change to the USABat Standard, and currently has no plans to change their bats

Long story short, everyone who plays Little League, Pony, and the other organizations mentioned above will need to buy a new bat starting in 2018. These bats will perform like wood bats. Baseballs will likely not be hit as far with these bats, BUT the larger diameter barrel on the baseball bats can and will make the baseball easier to hit for many players.

Rawlings BBCOR Baseball Bats for 2015

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2015 RX4 BBCOR

We here at Cheapbats.com are carrying four of Rawlings BBCOR models for any player ranging from the casual Sunday league player to the highly competitive college player. We start things off with their base model, the Rawlings RX4 BBCOR bat. At nearly a quarter of the price, the RX4 gives you a one piece alloy bat with the RX4 aluminum. This bat is very durable, and ideal for the player who is looking to have good time, and get a quality bat without having to break the bank.

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2015 5150 BBCOR Wood Composite

Next up is the 2015 Rawlings 5150 Wood Composite BBCOR Baseball Bat. This bat is for all the high school and college players looking to have a wood bat that won’t break on a bad pitch but still gives them the performance, and feel, of a classic wood bat. Really if you just enjoy hitting with a wood bat you will probably be pleased with this purchase.

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2015 5150 BBCOR Alloy

2015 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat  is Rawlings’ midlevel BBCOR bat. It features an radically engineered technologically larger sweet spot, and employs the Comp-lite end cap for wider swing speeds. Rawlings stuck with the 5150 BBCOR Alloy because of that bat’s wide reputation for power and durability. The 5150 commands respect across any diamond or field.

 

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2015 Velo BBCOR (Available in a Balanced & End Loaded Edition)

Now we get to the Rawlings Velo BBCOR, one of Rawlings’ high end high school and college bats.  Rawlings made some changes to the design of the barrel as well as the end cap. Using their “Precision Optimized Performance” or pOp™ they were able to thin the walls of the barrel to increase the sweet spot of the bat by 25%.  Top that off with Rawlings’ new Comp-lite End Cap, and you have a bat that has one of the fastest swing speeds in baseball. Rawlings made two versions of this model, one with an end load, and one with a balanced swing weight. Both are the same bat, yet the end loads are for the power hitters, while the balanced version is for your contact hitters.

 

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2015 Trio BBCOR – Rawlings’ #1 Bat for this season!

Now for Rawlings Flagship! Being one of the few three piece bats in the market, the Rawlings Trio BBCOR Baseball Bat is hot out of the wrapper and has all the bells and whistles featured on any of the best BBCOR bats in the market today. Coming in both an end loaded and balanced version.  The special three piece design actually absorbs vibration, taking away the unpleasant feedback from the hands, and directing it back into the sweet spot of the new “Precision Optimized Performance” barrel. It even has the same Comp-lite end cap of the Velo to make sure you get every little goody Rawlings had in its grab bag. If you have the disposable income to play with, this is a high end performance car all the way, and in the right hands, you might just find yourself leaving the yard with it.

 

 

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