Big-barrel bats are used by hitters in youth leagues that do not prohibit bats with a barrel diameter larger than 2 1/4 inches. Typically, youth leagues will allow big barrel baseball bats with a diameter of either 2 3/4 or 2 5/8 inches with a length-to-weight ratio between 5:1 and 12:1. Baseball bats big barrel provide the younger hitter a larger surface area for which to hit the ball. Here are the top four big barrel bats for youth players:
Easton Mako Composite Big Barrel Bat
The Mako composite big barrel bat has a 2 3/4 inch diameter with a 10:1 length-to-weight ratio. This bat is equipped with a 29/32 centimeter composite handle and a 1.2mm grip for a firm, no-slip hold, even if the hands are sweaty. The composite technology transfers energy quickly and efficiently from the hands to the barrel of the bat and the light weight provides unmatched swing speed. This bat will allow the hitter to make better contact with the ball, hitting it harder, further and more often.
Wilson DeMarini CF8 Senior League Big-Barrel Bat
Designed for the hitter who seeks to hammer line drives past fielders, the DeMarini CF8 is a 28 inch, 17 oz composite bat with a white-neon green-silver color scheme. This bat is the peak of hitting technology for players who want it all. Employing the same revolutionary composites as the heavier CF8s, the DeMarini is one of the top performing big barrel bats on the market. The DeMarini CF8 is an easy swinging bat with a fast power transfer and has such perfect balance hitters will forget it is in their hands. With a new, extra-long barrel and a colossal sweet spot, hitters will get more bang with every swing.
Combat WANSL108 Big-Barrel Bat
The Combat Wanted Big Barrel is a professional-grade senior league bat with an 8:1 length-to-weight ratio, making it the perfect bat for older hitters. The bat looks both professional and stylish at the same time, with an inspirational sky blue and white color scheme. One of the best features of the WANSL108 is the integrated single wall construction surface of the 2 5/8 inch barrel. The unique single wall construction provides an additional measure of swinging power to pack an extra punch each and every time the ball is hit. An ultra-performance no-slip lizard skin grip is designed to deliver a superior grasp, even when the hands are sweaty.
Rawlings SLRP34 Prodigy Big Barrel Bat
With a 10:1 length-to-weight ratio, the Rawlings SLRP34 Prodigy is the perfect high-performance bat for the free swinging little hitter. The kids love the somewhat funky orange and white color combination of the 2 3/4 big barrel Prodigy. Made out of a top-grade aerospace-quality alloy, this bat enables even the smallest hitters to swing smoothly and accurately. At 26 inches long and weighing just 16 oz, the Prodigy is perfectly balanced and the synthetic leather grip ensures that little hands stay on the bat throughout the swing.