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Why Cork A Baseball Bat?

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 3, 2018 10:00:05 AM

MLB Rule 6.06(d) states that a batter is out for illegal action when he uses a bat that, in the umpire's judgment, has been altered.

Wooden bats don't have a lot of variances. Because of that, the slightest change can create a large competitive advantage for a player. JustBats.com examines why past players have opted to break rules and cork a baseball bat.

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Topics: Wood Bats, Bat Rules & Regulations

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

How Does Cork Affect A Baseball Bat?

Posted by JustBats.com on Nov 29, 2017 9:16:36 PM

Baseball is hard sometimes.

Every player has had a case of the “Mondays” out on the diamond. We have all been plagued by untimely hitting slumps, harsh weather conditions, and even having to face another team’s ace. But, have you ever had the moment when you thought, how can I make baseball easier?

What about trying cork in your wood bat? Believe it or not, a small object such as a cork can have a huge impact on the dynamics of a baseball bat and swing.

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Topics: Wood Bats, Baseball Bats

All About Victus Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Nov 27, 2017 4:13:15 PM

If you watched the 2017 World Series, you probably noticed some Houston Astros swung Victus wood baseball bats.

Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, and George Springer--among others--spent most of the 2017 season swinging Victus bats. The exposure of the 2017 baseball champs using the bats has made Victus a popular wood bat model since October; almost as much attention as Chandler Bats received when Aaron Judge won the Home Run Derby.

Given all the attention, JustBats.com highlights all the essential things to know about Victus bats.

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Topics: Wood Bats

Major League Bat Choices

Posted by David Morgan on Oct 27, 2017 4:13:43 PM

David Morgan from Planet of Baseball joins JustBats.com to discuss Major League Baseball bat choices.

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Baseball players who have reached the Major League level have spent years perfecting their swing. As younger players learning their craft, they had bats available that were constructed out of different materials designed to improve the quality of their hitting. Once they have obtained their goal of making a Major League roster their choice in selecting a high-quality baseball bat is narrowed considerably, and they must only use a wood bat.

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Topics: MLB, Wood Bats

How We Broke The Indestructible Baum Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on May 17, 2017 8:32:54 PM

A virtually indestructible bat.

Truth be told, Baum has crafted some of the most durable wood baseball bats due to unique composite wood bats that are engineered under conditions similar to those used to make advanced aerospace products. Years ago, the JustBats.com team decided to put Baum's claim to the test. We tried everything to break the Baum.

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Topics: Wood Bats, JustBats.com Exclusives

The Complete Guide Of Wood Bats Manufacturers

Posted by JustBats.com on Apr 24, 2017 4:04:45 PM

America's pastime wouldn't be what it is today without the emergence and production of wood bats by a variety of different companies. Louisville Slugger, Marucci, and more put their talents to work and push the envelope regarding innovation and style. Whether it be ash, maple, birch, hickory, bamboo, or composite materials, there is a bat out there for everyone. To ensure you're not missing out, the team at JustBats has compiled this list of wood bat manufacturers so that you can get as much information as possible before you buy your next bat. 

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Topics: Wood Bats

7 Best 2017 Wood Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Apr 5, 2017 4:10:13 PM

What is the best wood bat out there? Is there a wood baseball bat I should know about? What wood bat are you using?

So many questions, when the real question is What are the best 2017 wood baseball bats?

Based on customer feedback, reviews from players, and input from coaches, JustBats.com has compiled the seven (7) best wood bats for 2017. These baseball bats are in no particular order.

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Topics: Wood Bats

Bat Review: Baum Bat AAA Pro Composite Wood Baseball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 30, 2017 8:02:34 AM

In the world of composite wood baseball bats, Baum Bats are in a league of their own. The reviews received at JustBats.com have been nothing short of spectacular, to say the least. As the highest rated composite wood bat, the AAA Pro model from Baum is light-years ahead of the competition.

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Topics: Bat Reviews, Wood Bats

Bat Review: 2017 Victus ProPACT DP15A Wood Baseball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 13, 2017 4:25:59 PM

Since the middle of the 2015 MLB season, a collaboration between Victus Sports and AXE Bat has been making headlines in the relatively unchanging world of wood baseball bat technology. The combination of the injury-reducing potential of the patented AXE Handle with Victus’ pro-grade wood and expert craftsmanship has drawn the attention of some of the game’s best players including Giancarlo Stanton, Hanley Ramirez, and Mookie Betts.

But in this post, we’ll be taking a look at the signature model of the man that first put this innovative handle design on the map: Red Sox superstar Dustin Pedroia.

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Topics: Bat Reviews, Wood Bats, Vendors / Brands