Over the years, we’ve spent countless hours testing, measuring and hitting with composite wood bats. We think the best composite wood bat is either the Baum or the Brett Bros. However, bats like DeMarini’s DX series as well as Mizuno’s Bamboo Carbon Composite are with a look too.
We updated this list in the fall of 2023 as we reevaluated the Baum Axe handle bat as well as considered the data collected over the course of the last season.
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What is the Right Bat Size
The right composite wood bat is, foremost, the right size composite wood bat. Most composite wood bats swing heavy, so sizing down an inch from your alloy/composite gamer might be prudent. In any case, getting the right size should be the most important thing on your list. Get the right size before you get the ‘best’ model.
What is a Composite Wood Bat?
Composite wood bats are a category of bats made from wood parts. These wood parts are often reinforced by composite (plastic) parts.
These wood parts might include entire strips of wood or the sawdust from the wood shavings glued together. Often, these composite wood bats are made from only one type of tree, so that you can find Maple, Birch, or Ash composite wood bats.
Who Uses a Composite Wood Bat
A composite wood bat is helpful for a few groups of players.
- Several wood bat leagues allow a composite wood combination. For those who are also comfortable with a hollow bat, the Axe L180 Maple Composite fits well.
- Further, composite wood bats have exceptional durability yet still deliver a wood bat feel and performance. Hence, those looking for a wood bat experience but don’t want a wood bat with its short shelf life might find a composite wood bat combo as an answer to prayers.