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Does Using A Donut Improve Bat Speed?

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 19, 2018 4:54:30 PM

If you have ever watched a baseball game, regardless of the level, you have probably seen on-deck hitters swinging with a weight on the barrel of their baseball bat. This is a donut. Most players utilize a donut to loosen their muscles quickly, while others take full swings with a donut so that their bat feels “lighter” when the donut is taken off.

But does using a donut improve bat speed prior to an at-bat? JustBats.com examines.

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Topics: Technology & Terminology

Bat Review: 2018 Mizuno Silhouette Fastpitch Softball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 14, 2018 8:34:47 AM

For younger athletes, it's important to find a bat that provides immense confidence at the plate and helps increase both your bat speed and control through an entire swing.

Luckily, Mizuno covers all the bases. In this bat review, the team at JustBats.com breaks down one of Mizuno's best youth softball bats - the Silhouette

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Topics: Bat Reviews, Fastpitch Bats

5 Exercises Pro Baseball Players Recommend

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 12, 2018 10:40:01 AM

Baseball is a sport that requires a lot of strength, agility, and explosive movement. However, those traits aren’t innate in the great players we see on TV and in the field. Instead, they had to work their way to these skills, one exercise at a time.

In this article, JustBats.com looks at the best exercises pro baseball players recommend that got the greats where they are today.

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Topics: Training

Bat Review: Dirty South Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 6, 2018 10:17:55 AM

Nestled just outside of Atlanta, Georgia is a town of 14,000+ people that, despite a rich history, isn't well-known. But after launching in 2015, Dirty South Bats is looking to put Winder, Georgia on the map.

Dirty South Bats is a USA bat manufacturer specializing in crafting baseball bats and fastpitch bats. Their differentiator? The company is one of the only composite baseball bats made in America. With all their bats proudly handmade in Barrow County, Georgia, JustBats.com couldn't resist learning more about this unique bat maker.

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Topics: Bat Reviews, Vendors / Brands, Youth Big Barrel Bats

Best Baseball Twitter Accounts 

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 5, 2018 12:57:23 PM

Chirp, chirp.

Do you hear that? It's the sound of your favorite baseball players, analysts, and organizations filling up their Twitter feed with the buzzworthy news. With a 280 character limit, these tidbits of baseball information will satisfy your cravings for everything related to America's pastime. The team at JustBats.com has asked former players, researched various forums (including Reddit), and scrolled through our personal timelines to create the ultimate list of the best baseball Twitter accounts. 

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Topics: Lists

6 Best 2018 Wood Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 1, 2018 10:01:34 AM

From birch to maple to ash to bamboo, wood baseball bats are expanding their options. With 450+ options on JustBats.com, we know a thing or two about these splendid splinters.

After reviewing the 7 Best 2017 wood bats last year, JustBats.com gathered customer feedback, reviews from players, and input from coaches to name the six (6) best 2018 wood bats.

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Topics: Wood Bats, Lists

What Is An End Loaded Bat?

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 26, 2018 2:21:31 PM

An end loaded bat is one that has a portion of its weight distributed towards the end of the barrel. This causes an end loaded bat to feel more “top heavy” when compared to a balanced option.

While end loaded bats are more difficult to control through the swing path, they can produce an increase in power generated on-contact. This is done by focusing the weight distribution to the hitting zone of the barrel. Upon making contact, with a similar swing speed, the concentrated mass will provide an increase in force to the ball which will cause it to travel further. JustBats.com explains more about end loaded bats and if you should swing one.

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Topics: Technology & Terminology

Does Little League Allow BBCOR Bats?

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 21, 2018 10:13:44 AM

When USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States, adopted the USABat Standard, it created a lot of questions.

With the new youth baseball standard officially in place, there have been a few changes recently. Namely, JustBats.com answers whether BBCOR bats are allowed in USA Baseball and Little League divisions.

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Topics: BBCOR Bats, Youth Bats, Bat Rules & Regulations

What Is The Best Batting Practice Bat? 

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 19, 2018 10:28:23 AM

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect.

Batting practice is no exception. It is essential to step into the cage as much as possible if you want to take your game and hitting percentage to the next level. But, what is the best bat for batting practice? Are aluminum, composite, or wood bats the best for cage hitting? The team at JustBats.com explains.

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Topics: Training

Best Bats Under $100 In 2018

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 14, 2018 9:50:00 AM

Baseball bats and softball bats can be expensive. And for bargain shoppers, there's nothing like finding a good deal on a great bat.

To save time, JustBats.com has compiled the seven (7) best bats under $100 dollars and we've included one option for each category, including BBCOR, USA Bat, USSSA, tee ball, fastpitch, wood, and slow pitch. 

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Topics: Lists