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By Bat Digest
Updated August 29, 2023
We discuss the best bats to hit home runs currated from best bat lists around our site.
Want to hit the most home runs and looking for a bat to do it with? That is a theoretical question more than a practocal one. Simply, ball distance is determined by (1) how hard a ball is hit and (2) how well the bat bounces the ball. How hard you hit the ball (1) is determined by how fast your bat is going, but the heavier the bat then the slower your swing. As well, (2) performance standards like BBCOR or USSSA limit how hard a ball bounces off a bat. In other words, the best bat to hit home runs is the bat you swing the best and for everyone that will be different. Dissapointing news, we know. But we aren't here to just make up some silly list. All that said, if we assume you can swing it, we do have some bats we think will improve the odds you go yard. They are below.
If you're trying to go deep, you might want to swing a heavier bat. Of course, that might slow down your swing and ruin your chances to square up a ball. The optimal balance between swing weight and swing speed is a difficult one to dial in and even the pros fiddle with it throughout a given season. It's trial and error. But, again, if you're trying to go hard then in theory a bigger bat might give you the best chance.