6 Best 2018 Fungo Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 20, 2018 4:51:52 PM

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More fun(go) than a barrel of monkeys, right?

One of the most valuable tools for a baseball coach or softball coach is the long, skinny bat that is specifically crafted to be longer than traditional baseball bats. The fungo bat. With such a fun name, the fungo bat has been used in practice drills and pre-game defensive warm-ups for years. JustBats.com collected coach feedback and customer reviews to spotlight the six (6) best 2018 fungo bats.

Learn all about fungo bats and read all fungo bat customer reviews. This list is based on fungo bats that have garnered praise from coaches and customers.

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Louisville Slugger S345 Maple Wood Fungo Bat (WTLWMS345D1735)

Constructed out of professional grade maple wood, this Louisville Slugger fungo offers long-lasting durability and is cut into the popular S345 fungo turn model that coaches love. Louisville Slugger's revolutionary EXO ARMOR premium hard coat that doubles the surface hardness, and harder fungo bats are guaranteed to deliver superior power on contact and better overall feel. Other key features of this Louisville Slugger S345 Maple Wood Fungo include:

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  • Approximate 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter.
  • 35.00 inch length.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Professional grade maple wood construction.
  • Offered in a wide variety of different team colors, including silver, red, and blue.
Rawlings Composite Wood Fungo Bat (R114CF)

Whether you're a coach, player, or parent, this Rawlings fungo will take your practice and training regimens to the next level. This model is incredibly tough and lightweight, so it will last long and lessen fatigue so that you can hit infield and outfield balls all day long. Other key features of this Rawlings Composite Wood Fungo include:

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  • 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter.
  • 36.00 inch length.
  • Drop -16 length to weight ratio.
  • Standard small knob.
  • Maple and bamboo composite construction create unheard of durability.
SSK Professional Edge 35" Ash Fungo Bat (PS-150)

Color up your practice with this SSK Pro Edge Ash Fungo bat. Available in plenty of color options, this 35 inch bat is made out of Japanese white ash wood. This fungo's end weight design helps build momentum so that it requires less effort to swing it hard enough to hit the ball to any part of the field. Other key features of this SSK Pro Edge Ash Fungo include:

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  • Used by Major League baseball teams.
  • 35.00 inch length.
  • Light weight construction.
  • Made from Japanese white ash wood.
  • Available in dark green, purple, orange, red, yellow, and more colors.
Louisville Slugger K100 Ash Fungo Bat (WBFN100-NA)

Designed with premium ash wood to withstand long and grueling practices, this Louisville Slugger fungo bat is light weight and extremely easy to swing. Major League Baseball authentic and durable, there's a reason Louisville Slugger is known for making some of the best fungo bats. Other key features of the Louisville Slugger K100 Ash Fungo include:

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  • Intended for training purposes.
  • 36.00 inch length.
  • K100 turning model.
  • Premium ash wood with a natural finish.
  • Ultra-light weight design.
Easton Aluminum Fungo Bat (F4)

An all-purpose fungo bat. Made from a durable alloy, this Easton fungo bat comes with a pro-taped grip that allows for long, comfortable periods of usage. Not many fungo bats are made of metal, but Easton took the time to ensure it was still a lightweight 22 ounce swing weight. Other key features of the Easton Aluminum Fungo include:

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  • Thin 31/32 inch handle.
  • 35.00 inch length.
  • Infield and outfield fungo.
  • Durable alloy design.
  • Paint and clear coat finish.
Mizuno Classic Infield Fungo Wood Bat (MZIFUN)

This fungo is unlike anything else on the market. Made from Chinese Whitewood (also known as White Wax Wood), which is one of the most shock absorbent woods available, this Mizuno bat is hard and tough, yet has terrific flexibility. This fungo provides an outstanding feel and superior durability and is best used for infield practice. Other key features of the Mizuno Classic Infield Fungo include:

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  • Outstanding feel.
  • 35.00 inch length.
  • Mizuno exclusive microwave drying process.
  • Chinese Whitewood composite.
  • Can be used for infield or outfield practice.

What brand do you like to use for training bats? Do you have a favorite fungo? Let us know in the comments.

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