Updated: April 10, 2024

BBCOR Bat Swing Weights and Barrel Sizes

2024 Barrel Sizes

We slide a plastic ring under 2 5/8 of an inch down the barrel. When it stops, we measure the differences between the end of the barrel and the ring. This gives us the ‘barrel size.’ In some cases, like the F5 and the Pro 44 Alloy, the ring slides off, so the barrel size is zero, as measured in this way.

2024 Swing Weights

In 2020, they represented the middle 3rd, and the Voodoo One and The Goods now represent almost the entire breadth of the swing weights range in BBCOR.

What’s happening?

Bat companies chasing the market are coalescing around the swing type found in the market leaders such that there’s even LESS difference in bats than there was just a few short years ago.

We think swing weight is the most significant functional difference you can measure in a bat. But as 2024 BBCOR bat companies coalesce around where the market is buying, swing weight becomes less and less of a distinguishing feature.

NOTE: Look how close each bat is. A bat like the Bonesaber Hybrid is within a 5% margin rate (about what manufacture tolerance might be) compared to the lightest swinging BBCOR.  That is to say, it’s possible you could pick up a Bonesaber Hybrid at the store that could have a swing weight like some of the lightest bats out there.

 

2024 BBCOR Swing Weights Measured at 6-inches from the Knob by Bat Digest
Model Swing Weight
Tank 9981.7
The Goods 9800.8
Bonesaber Hybrid 9643.6
Warhawk 9610.4
The Goods One 9593.6
Avenge Pro Hybrid 9484.2
ICON 9428.3
Atlas 9418.5
ROPE 9417.0
F5 9368.5
Bonesaber 9323.7
MAV1 9292.3
CAT X Connect 9279.0
Meta 9265.9
Strato 9242.1
CAT X Vanta Composite 9228.6
MACH AI 9082.0
Lev3 Vandal 9073.5
Voodoo One 8985.0
CAT X Vanta 8919.8

2023 BBCOR Swing Weights

See the 2023 BBCOR bat reviews here.

We update those consistently, and as we see new BBCOR bats get approved.

We measure every swing weight below in our lab. We calculate the actual swing weight as the industry tests and standards do. We take the balance point between two scales, the pendulum period, on a laser timer and measure the pivot point with accurate measurements.

We’ve seen a few lists that put together the swing weight, and, to be frank, they’re wrong. These people are, ultimately, guessing based on marketing writeups.

We have the exact swing weights, which are it, in order of heaviest to lightest.

  1. Victus Nox
  2. Easton Encore
  3. Easton Alpha
  4. Axe Avenge Pro Hybrid
  5. Slugger Select PWR
  6. DeMarini The Goods (2022)
  7. Easton Hype Comp
  8. Rawlings ICON
  9. Slugger Atlas
  10. Slugger META
  11. Marucci CAT X Connect
  12. Warstic Bonesaber
  13. Axe Strato
  14. Marucci CAT X Composite
  15. DeMarini Voodoo One
  16. Slugger META
  17. Marucci CAT X

2023 BBCOR Barrel Sizes

We measured the distance from the end cap to the part of the bat where it begins to taper below its 2 5/8 maximum diameter. The longer the measurement, the more significant the barrel.

How important is this metric? We can’t believe it is that significant, but we’d want a bat with a bigger barrel if all things were equal. In any case, we measured it, so here is the data.

For 2023 bats, we found a considerable range. From biggest to smallest:

  1. Rawlings ICON
  2. Marucci CAT X Composite
  3. Easton Hype Comp
  4. Easton Encore
  5. DeMarini The Goods (2022)
  6. Easton Alpha
  7. Axe Strato
  8. True HZRDUS
  9. Slugger META
  10. Slugger Select PWR
  11. Victus Nox
  12. Slugger Atlas
  13. Warstic Bonesaber
  14. Voodoo One
  15. CAT X Connect
  16. CAT X
  17. Avenge Pro Hybrid

2020 BBCOR Swing Weights

BBCOR Swing Weights

We also measured all the swing weights of the 2020 BBCOR bat class. We measured these bats individually and learned that many of the same models have a manufacturing tolerance of their weight distribution. Not all bats have the same make, model, and weight. In other words, your results may vary, but these are the swing weights (+/- 3%) of the bats we worked with to get our ratings.

You can read more about swing weights here.

2020 BBCOR Barrel Sizes


We also measured the length of the max barrel size on each BBCOR bat. The vast majority are very close to each other. The winner is the Easton Maxum, followed real closely by Easton’s ADV 360, Axe’s Avenge, DeMarini’s CF, Slugger’s Meta, Marucci’s Cat, and the Victus Vandal.

Here’s an image showing the best BBCOR bat barrel sizes.