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Wood Bat Reviews

You can sort every wood bat we have written about by popularity, brand, and user rating. Are you looking for advice onthe best wood bat? Or, maybe, you’d prefer the best youth wood bats?

There are more wood bat brands than most people realize. We try and keep track of several of them here. We have also hit with the vast majority of these and put our wood bat ratings and recommendations on the individual reviews.

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Score Year League Drop Model Price MOI Relevant Sizes Demand Player Rating Tech Specs Performance Stiffness Durability Barrel Profile Resell Diameter Sizes Type Serial Release
2023 Wood 3 Victus Victus V-Cuts 150 Mid 5 5 5 4 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 31, 32, 33, 34 Wood Victus
2023 Wood 3 Birdman Bats Private Stock 145 Mid 5 4 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 Wood BM110
2023 Wood 3 Rawlings Big Stick Elite 130 Mid 5 5 4 2 4 4 2 2 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 Wood
2023 Wood 3 Marucci AP5 170 Mid 5 4 5 2 4 4 1 4 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 Wood MVE2AP5-BK/N
2023 Wood 3 Victus FT23 Fernando Tatis 200 Mid 4 5 5 2 5 4 1 4 2 2 5/8 32, 33 Wood VRWMFT23-CHBLK
2022 Wood 3 Chandler Chandler Wood 220 Mid 5 4 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 Wood Chandler
2020 Wood 3 Cooperstown Bat Cooperstown Wood 150 5 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Cooperstown
2020 Wood 3 Dinger Bats Dinger Wood 150 5 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Dinger
2020 Wood 3 DeMarini D110 Composite Wood 200 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 4 2 1/2 31, 32, 33, 34 DX110 08/01/19
2020 Wood 3 Great Lakes Bat Co. Great Lakes Wood 150 5 1 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood GreatLakes
2020 Wood 3 Home Town Bats Home Town Wood 150 5 1 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood HomeTown
2020 Wood 3 Louisville Slugger Slugger Wood 150 5 5 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood SR
2020 Wood 3 Marucci Marucci Wood 150 5 5 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Marucci
2020 Wood 3 Max Bats Max Wood 150 5 2 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Max
2020 Wood 3 Old Hickory Old Hickory Wood 150 5 4 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood OldHickory
2020 Wood 3 OTW Bat Co. OTW Wood 150 5 2 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood OTW
2020 Wood 3 Phoenix Bats Phoenix Wood 150 5 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Phoenix
2020 Wood 3 Mark Lumber Mark Wood 150 5 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Mark
2020 Wood 3 Mizuno Mizuno Wood 150 5 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Mizuno
2020 Wood 3 Rawlings Rawlings Wood 150 5 3 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Rawlings 10/01/19
2020 Wood 3 Sam Bat Sam Wood 150 5 3 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Sam
2020 Wood 3 Show Bats Show Wood 150 5 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Show Slugger
2020 Wood 3 SR Bats SR Wood 150 5 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood SSK
2020 Wood 3 Tater Tater Wood 150 5 2 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Trinity
2020 Wood 3 Trinity Bat Co. Trinity Wood 150 5 3 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Tucci
2020 Wood 3 Tucci Tucci Wood 150 5 3 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Veteran-1
2020 Wood 3 Veteran Bat Company Veteran Wood 150 5 1 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Veteran-2
2020 Wood 3 Viper Bats Viper Wood 150 5 1 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Viper
2020 Wood 3 Zinger Bats Zinger Wood 150 5 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Zingers
2020 Wood 3 Dove Tail Bats Dove Tail Wood 150 5 3 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood DoveTail
2020 Wood 3 Marucci CU26 Wood 100 5 4 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood CU26Marucci 10/01/14
2020 Wood 3 DeMarini D243 Composite Wood 200 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 2 4 2 1/2 31, 32, 33, 34 DX243 08/01/19
2020 Wood 3 Asics Wood 200 5 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Asics
2020 Wood 3 Axe Axe Bats 200 5 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood AxeWood 08/01/20
2020 Wood 3 B45 B45 Wood 150 5 3 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood B45Wood
2020 Wood 3 SSK SSK Wood 150 5 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood Tater
2020 Wood 3 Baum Baum Wood 150 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 2 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 Wood BaumWood
2020 Wood 3 Birdman Bats Bird Man Wood 150 5 3 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood BirdMan
2020 Wood 3 BWP Bats BWP Wood 150 5 2 5 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood BWP
Overall Ratings

The overall rating uses seven different weighted metrics to determine our overall score. Half of total rating comes from the player and our exit speed tests (Player Rating: 25%, Performance: 25%).The other categories are Relevance (20%), Demand (10%), Durability (10%), Resell Score (5%), and Tech Specs (5%).

(UR) Un Rated: An overall rating of UR means the bat has yet to be fully rated. When it is, this score will update.

(PlaRa) Player Rating: We measure player rating from user reviews. Those users include our own hitters that we test at the lab as well as reviews we find online.

(ExVe) Performance: Performance measures the exit speeds and distances we capture in our hitting lab with HitTrax using these bats.

(Relv) Relevance: We measure the number of sizes and the MOI of the bat. Bats with a wider range of options get a better score.

(Dmnd) Demand: Demand is measured by consumer sentiment and the buzz around the bat.

(Drb) Durability: A bat’s durability is measured by user reviews as well as feedback from manufacturers.

(ReSl) Resell Score: Based on the price the bats go for used. Higher prices mean greater user demand which means, generally, a better bat. A resell value closer to its original price means a higher score.

(Tech) Tech Specs: We rate the bat on its technological advancements from previous years and compared to the industry at large. This is our chance to reward companies who are trying to innovate.
MOI
MOI or Mass Moment of Inertia is a measurement of bat swing weight. This quantifies how difficult it is to swing a bat. The industry often refers to this as things like End Load or Balanced but those words have been overused to the point of meaninglessness. We measure the actual swing weights of each bat we test using the industry-standard pendulum period, balance point, and scale weight. You can read more about that here.
Price
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
Type
The types of bats are single-piece alloy (SPA), two-piece composite (TPC), single-piece composite (SPC), hybrid (Hyb.), and wood (Wood). Hybrid bats are made of composite handles and alloy barrles.
Date
The estimated date the bat began distribution.