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14 Mar

2016 DeMarini CF8 Review

    The DeMarini CF8 is almost identical to when the CF3 model was launched, therefore my review is going to be similar to my reviews in the past. It is a 100% composite, double wall, flex handle bat utilizing their half and half technology and a low swing weight (MOI). The only difference they’re […]

20 Feb

Marucci 33-inch Cat 5 baseball bat banned!

Marucci’s 33-inch Cat 5 bbcor baseball bat has been banned by the NCAA and NFHS: February 20, 2012. The 33-inch model of the 2011 Marucci Cat 5 Adult Baseball Bat has been decertified by both the NCAA and NFHS, and it will be illegal this season in college or high school baseball. The NCAA announced the […]

08 Feb

BBCOR Baseball Bat Standards, Rules and Regulations

This will provide you with the difference between BBCOR, BESR and ABI. It also provides you with the current BBCOR standards, rules and regulations along with It will also let you know legal and what isn’t. Below is the breakdown of the current changes in bat performance standards. First, we have some definitions of terms. […]

18 Jan

BBCOR Defined

BBCOR (Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution) The baseball bat standard that replaced BESR (Ball Exit Speed Ratio) Many are still confused with the BBCOR standard and exactly what it means. Here’s a very simple explanation. Rather than measuring the ratio of the ball exit speed to pitch and bat speeds (like BESR), BBCOR measures the […]

14 Sep

Nike BBCOR Bat Backlash – All Nike College Teams Released from Bat Commitment

Looks like every college under contract with Nike has been let out of its commitment to use Nike baseball bats during the upcoming season. This is due to tremendous backlash from college teams that used Nike BBCOR bats last season. These teams showed signs of substandard offensive performance when compared to teams using non-Nike bats. […]

07 Sep

The BBCOR Bat Standard

This new BBCOR standard measures bat performance and replaces the previous BESR standard. The NCAA (college) began requiring BBCOR starting with the 2011 season.  For NFHS (high school) play, all bats must be BBCOR certified for the 2012 season and beyond. BESR (Ball Exit Speed Ratio) is no longer considered accurate enough to determine the actual […]

30 Aug


We all know the BBCOR standard began on January, 2011 in NCAA baseball and January, 2012 in High School baseball. So what are the results? First some background, BBCOR stands for “Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution” and it focuses on how much of a trampoline effect the barrel of a bat has on a ball. […]

17 Aug

Baseball Bat BBCOR Rating Will Turn the Baseball World Upside Down!

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the governing body of High School Baseball, is changing their bat rules to match NCAA rules. So bats that are illegal in NCAA play will become illegal in High School starting on January 1, 2012 (some will enforce the rule beginning in 2011). The NCAA ban […]

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