I made this post from an earlier subject on BATS–
If your serious about your place in the game and your progression talent wise I strongly suggest that you consider starting a collection of the following: (again, if your serious about the game and being looked at based on your overall talent.)
[color=blue]1st -Rawlings Big Stick 325 Light 34 IN
2nd-Rawlings Big Stick 232 32 IN PROFESSIONAL MODEL
3rd- Louisville Slugger #125 Flame Tempered C243
4th- Louisville Slugger #180 Flame Tempered GRAND SLAM [/color]
Like I said, if your serious about your presence and your ability to play ball the way it should be played, these bats are wood and their of different weights and lengths.
Having a collection like this in your bag is like a mechanic having a roll-a-way tool box. As with the mechanic - you have different tools (bats) for different hitting scenarios. For example - a 34 inch bat that’s agreeable in weight is great for “hitting for yourself”, on the other hand a 32 inch bat shortens the bat’s sweet spot back to your hands just enough so you can fight off the inside pitch and avoid hitting into a double play.
I know metal bats are expense. so, you’ll spend just about the same starting a modest collection of wooden bats. And while your at it, get a couple of rolls of good-ole black friction tape and wrap the handle of your bat’s up about fifteen (15) inches from the bat’s heel. That’ll help cushion the “Bees”.
And here’s a side benefit to using wood - it makes you a lot sharper as a pitcher then you might think. Using wood takes a lot more concentration in the art of hitting - thus, you see the other side of the picture more clearly from a batter’s point of view. And that’s one of the hallmarks of a good pitcher - learning by doing. Observe - practice - perform -perfect- observe - practice