# You asked: How do you weigh a baseball bat?

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Bat weight is measured by the minus or drop weight. Drop weight is the difference between the length and weight of the bat, so a bat that is 30 inches long and has a drop weight of -10 will weigh 20 ounces. The bigger the drop weight is, the lighter the bat will weigh.

## How do you determine the weight of a baseball bat?

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Baseball bats are measured using their length to weight ratio, a negative number that represents how many ounces a bat weighs compared to it’s length in inches. For example, a 32 inch bat that weighs 28 ounces is a – 4.

## What is the best weight for a baseball bat?

The optimum bat weight, for maximum batted ball speed, is about 16oz, and the Ideal Bat Weight is about 12-13oz.

## How are baseball bats measured?

Position the bottom of the bat in the center of your chest, facing outward. If your arm can reach out and grab the barrel of the bat, then it is the correct length. Stand the bat up against the side of your leg. If the end of the bat reaches the center of your palm when you reach down, it’s the appropriate length.

## How heavy is a wooden baseball bat?

Baseball bats may not always be manufactured according to MLB rules, as there are league and practice issues to consider. Wooden baseball bats weigh 32 ounces and aluminum/composite bats weigh 18 ounces, which is the minimum weight.

## How many pounds does a bat weigh?

As MLB(Major League Baseball) bat regulations require, no baseball bat weighs less than 32 ounces or 2 pounds. In fact, the smallest bats in MLB are actually 2 pounds in weight. Heavy bats, on the other hand, can weigh as much as 54 ounces or 3.4 pounds. Hmm…

## How much does a 32 inch bat weigh?

The drop weight ratio on Pro Models is standard and approximately -2, meaning a 32 inch bat weighs approximately 30 ounces. Youth Pro Models are available in the AP5, CU26, and JB19 ranging in length from 26-31 inches. These models carry approximately a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter.

## How much do flying bats weigh?

Megabats and microbats

Flying foxes (genus Pteropus) are the largest bats. Some species have wingspans of 5 to 6 feet (1.5 to 1.8 m) and weigh up to 2.2 lbs. (998 grams), according to the Oakland Zoo.

## How much does a 33 wood bat weight?

For example if a bat is 33 inches and has a drop weight of (-3) the bat will weigh 30 ounces. The bigger the drop weight, the lighter the bat will be. Adult wood bats are usually -3 while youth bats can be anywhere from -5 to -7.

## Who uses a 32 inch bat in the MLB?

The shortest MLB game-used bat we have yet to find is a Tony Gwynn’s bat measuring just over 32 inches at 32 1/4. Gwynn, maybe the best hitter in the modern era, using a short bat is unexpected considering most players work under the assumption bigger tends to be better.

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## What bat weight should I use?

In general: Children under 60 pounds should swing a bat between 26 and 29 inches long. Children weighing more than 70 pounds should swing a bat ranging from 28 to 32 inches long.

## How heavy is a drop 5 bat?

The greater the drop is, the lighter the bat will weigh. For example, if you have a -5 length-to-weight ratio (or, drop) and a 30 inch bat, you subtract 5 from the 30 inches and that will give you the weight in ounces (25 ounces).

## How do you determine bat size?

1) With your arm out to the side, put the knob of the bat in the center of your chest. If your fingers tips reach the end of the bat, you have the right size. 2) Put the bat to your side and as long as your palm reaches the handle, you have the right size.

## How many ounces is a drop 3 bat?

For example a 32” length bat that weighs 23 ounces is known as a drop (or minus) 9. A 33” bat that weighs 30 ounces is known as a drop 3.

## What size bat does Mike Trout use?

So for something new, this is a story about his bat: Old Hickory (the same company he’s been using since high school), 33.5″ long, 31.5 oz., black barrel, rock maple, unfinished handle with a cup on the end.