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Wooden bats are actually not as good because a wooden bat bends while an aluminum bat stays stiff. The majors use wooden bats for two reasons...

1. If major leaguers used aluminum bats almost every pitch that came to them would be a home run. There's too much pop.

2. Imagine your a pitcher having a line drive hit back at you. Especially with aluminum bats. It would kill them. There's a safety concern and again there's just too much pop.


Aluminum bats have two negative effects on the game itself:

1. They take away the pitcher's strategy of throwing hard inside with the goal of breaking the bat.

2. They teach players that they can hit an inside pitch easily. This means that pitchers do not have good results throwing inside. As a result, many pitchers from universities have to spend time in the minor leagues to teach them how to throw inside effectively.

At first, aluminum bats produced a faster traveling ball when the ball was hit sharply, but modern aluminum bats can be tuned to almost perfectly mimic the response off of a wooden bat.

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