|2016 DeMarini CF8 BBCOR||2016 Combat Maxum||2016 Mizuno Nighthawk||2016 Easton MAKO||2016 Rawlings Velo|
|Rating||14 out of 15 stars||14 out of 15 stars||14 out of 15 stars||13 out of 15 stars||14 out of 15 stars|
|BBCOR Certified||-3 Length to Weight Ratio||-3 Length to Weight Ratio||-3 Length to Weight Ratio||-3 Length to Weight Ratio||-3 Length to Weight Ratio|
|Barrel Diameter||2 5/8 Inch||2 5/8 Inch||2 5/8 Inch||2 5/8 Inch||2 5/8 Inch|
|Materials Used||Two-Piece Fully Composite||One-Piece Fully Composite||Two-Piece Hybrid||Two-Piece Fully Composite||One-Piece Alloy|
|Grip||Synthetic||Lizard Skins Grip||Synthetic Leather Grip||HYPERSKIN Performance Grip||Premium Synthetic Leather|
|Pop||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Vibration||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆||★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆|
|Durability||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Warranty||12 Months||500 Days||12 Months||12 Months||12 Months|
It’s not always easy to determine the best BBCOR bats 2016 has to offer. Most players just want to know how much pop it has.
Reading the advertisements doesn’t really help, since it’s very common for a bat manufacturer to claim that their bats are the best in baseball.
Even reading BBCOR bat reviews isn’t much use, as bats are highly dependent on individual preferences.
If it doesn’t have that label, it may not be legal to use in your league. Baseball has seen its share of scandals throughout its long history, and it’s best that you comply with bat regulations fully.
At the same time, you also need to get the best length and weight of the bat for your own height and weight.
There are many different opinions about the best bat size for a particular player height or weight.
You can consult some online charts to help guide your choice, but for best results you need to take a lot of swings and use the bat in action to see if it’s the right one for you.
And in the end, you still pick according to what works for you.
So like baseball, you play the percentages. Choosing among the 2016 BBCOR baseball bats is hard.
But then again, when you have hordes of baseball players saying that a particular bat is terrific, chances are it will work well for you too.
So I’ve compiled a list of BBCOR bats 2016 is introducing, and I’ve noted which bats have found sizable fan bases.
I’ve also examined the materials and technology used, as well as the reputations of the manufacturers.
Do some of these finally have the “pop” we’ve been looking for? Which of these five is the BBCOR bat with most pop?
Choosing a bat often means choosing between bat speed and hitting power. Increase the hitting power by increasing the weight of the bat, and you reduce your batting speed so you can’t always catch up to fastballs.
The 2016 DeMarini CF8 BBCOR somehow is able to get both, and that has made it a top choice for the year. This is the best BBCOR bat available today.
This two-piece bat uses the 100% Paradox +Plus Composite Design and Barrel, which offers a lighter barrel that’s faster to swing, and at the same time the material is stronger for a greater pop from the bat.
The energy is fully contained in the barrel where it ought to be so that you drive the ball for longer distances, and the specially designed D-Fusion 2.0 Handle reduces the vibration that transfers to your hand.
With the Low Pro End Cap, the weight is on the hitting side of the barrel, and the RCK Knob offers a comfy grip without the blisters and pain that’s a common side effect with long hours of batting practice.
This bat has received a lot of rave reviews ever since it came out. It’s one of the hottest BBCOR bats in a while.
It has been used extensively by so many players, and lots of them say that it offers the greatest “pop” from a bat they have ever experienced.
What that means is that you have a greater chance of turning a lazy fly ball into a homerun, and more of your singles can become extra-base hits.
Players also exclaim that it’s a very forgiving bat as well. This means you don’t always have to hit the ball perfectly. Even if you’re just a bit off, you can get a hit.
There are many reasons for these assessments. One is that the swing weight is one of the lowest, so you’re able to get to the plate faster when you swing.
Even its durability is excellent. Most of the best bats offer a one year-warranty. With this bat, you get a 500-day warranty.
Top players use their Mizuno bat like samurai warriors and ninjas use their katana swords, and the 32016 Mizuno Nighthawk BBCOR perfectly illustrates the sublime qualities you need for a bat.
One special feature is that Mizuno has adjusted the wall thickness of the bat in various spots.
The two-piece construction uses a special material between the alloy barrel and the composite handle. This special elastomer material acts like a barrier for unwanted vibrations from reaching and hurting your hands.
And now the handle is just a little bit stiffer too. It’s not too stiff that it’s uncomfortable, but stiff enough to let you flow through faster even on off-center hits.
This is a prime characteristic of the new Nighthawk—it gives you greater power even if you don’t hit the ball perfectly, and your hands are still protected from vibrations if the contact is outside the “sweet spot” of the bat.
With the TCT Thermo Composite Technology, it offers a large sweet spot for better results at the plate.
And now it even comes with the much-hyped Hyperskin Grip that’s usually offered as an accessory to baseball bats.
It offers a textured feel for a better grip, and yet it’s soft to protect your hands.
This bat is a no-brainer to be on my top 5 list of drop 3 bats.
It’s normally costs $150 less than other top brands, because of its 1-piece construction.
This means that you don’t need a break-in period for the bat at all.
Right away, you’ll be able to receive and make use of its superb features.
The bigger sweet spot and the faster moment-of-inertia all offer better results when hitting.
Verdict on the Best BBCOR Bats 2016
So which one is the best for you?
As I’ve said, that’s up to you.
It’s 2016, and these best BBCOR bats 2016 has introduced have the latest tech in baseball bats for you to enjoy.