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At that height, this child sounds like the age of a Little Leaguer and an average length bat would be in the 29-31 inch range. However, the weight of the bat will also come into play when it comes to one that the child will be comfortable using. Bats come designated with a 'drop' ... this is the length of the bat, in inches, subtracted from the weight of the bat, in ounces. All youth bats are a minus 'drop', for example, a 30 inch long bat that weighs 25 ounces is a 'drop' of -5. Generally, the younger the player the higher the minus drop should be when it comes to the child being comfortable swinging the bat.

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