Just remember "pop" has to do with hitting doubles triples and home-runs not necessarily singles. If you want to be a good hitter you will spend that extra money in the batting cage to get better. Just because a bat doesn't have a lot of pop doesn't mean you can't be a good hitter.
This is something that I say when people talk about how much "pop" their bat has. A bat with a lot of pop can take that line drive to the left fielder, with any ordinary bat, and put it over his head for a double but...it can also take that easy blooping line drive over the shortstops head into a line-out to the left fielder.