As the weather gets colder up here in the north and winter is quickly approaching many bat companies are releasing their 2019 bats. We have been receiving many questions on what bats we use and what bat we recommend using so we decided to put together a detailed list with links to where you can buy them.
A couple of things to note before selecting your bat for the 2019 season is the different types of BBCOR bats. There are three different types of BBCOR bats: Composite, Alloy, and Hybrid.
Composite bats are usually the bats that perform the best, but also have the higher price tag. These bats require a break in period of a couple hundred swings before they are broken in. These bats are usually balanced and have a trampoline effect when broken in.
Alloy bats are usually less expensive bats that are game ready right away and are more durable then composite bats. Alloy bats tend to have a smaller barrel and thus a smaller sweet spot when hitting.
Hybrid bats are made up of both composite and alloy material. They tend to be priced in between composite and alloy bats, while they are usually made up of a composite handle and an aluminum barrel. These are also ready to go right out of the wrapper and are more durable than composite bats.
The next step of choosing the right bat is to pick the perfect length and weight. Below is a chart that you can use as a guideline to what size you should be using based off height and weight.
Now let's get into our top choices for the best BBCOR bats for the upcoming 2019 season.
1) 2019 DeMarini CF Zen
The 2019 DeMarini CF Zen is an extremely balanced composite bat made by the reputable company Demarini. This bat has a 2 5/8 Inch barrel combined with the 3 fusion end cap to make it one of the most balanced Demarini bats they have ever created. This easy to swing bat has a ton of pop that we would recommend to any ballplayer.
Balanced design for maximum swing speed through the zone
Paraflex+ Composite gives you a premium feel on contact and maximum pop off the barrel
3Fusion End Cap reduces weight at the end of the bat for a more balanced feel
2) 2019 Rawlings Quatro Pro
One of our favorite bat companies to swing is Rawlings and they did not disappoint with this years Quatro Pro. Similar to the Zen, this bat is extremely balanced and easy to swing. This composite bat has a 2 5/8 inch barrel and plenty of pop with its new re-engineered composite layering for an improved trampoline effect.
The redesign of the Q4 technology features a newly constructed inner barrel yielding a larger sweet spot and a faster, more balanced swing for optimal offense.
3) 2019 Marucci CAT 8
If you love swinging Marucci you are going to love this bat. Arguably their best bat to date, the CAT 8 is more balanced than the previous CAT 7 and seems to have more jump off the bat. The 2 5/8 inch single piece alloy bat has great feel and little to no negative vibration feedback to make it one of the best bats on the market.
AZ105 Alloy, The Strongest Aluminum On The Marucci Bat Line, Allows For Thinner Barrel Walls, A Higher Response Rate And Better Durability
2nd Generation AV2 Anti-Vibration Knob Features An Upgraded, Harmonic Dampening System For Better Feel And Less Negative Vibrational Feedback
Multi-Variable Wall Design Creates An Expanded Sweet Spot And Thinner Barrel Walls That Are More Forgiving After Off-Centered Contact