Metal bats hit the ball further which is why at unprofessional levels of baseball they use metal but when you get to the MLB you have to use wood.
Metal bats are made out of aluminum. They replaced wooden bats because too many wooden bats broke. Now wooden bats have started replacing metal bats in high schools because metal bats can hit the ball harder than wooden bats and cause more injuries.
metal bats hit much farther
I think metal.
A metal bat will hit the hardest because metal is 85% stronger than a wooden bat.
No. A BBCOR bat is made out of a "dead" metal substance. The composition of these bats makes them work more like wood bats, but not exactly like them. Any given metal bat will hit farther than wood bats. This is why you see people trying to break distance hitting records with metal bats as opposed to the wood.
An aluminum bat hits further because it is hollow. That's why you see the pros using wooden bats because with their skill level in hitting, every clean hit would be hit out.
There are many reasons, but primarily because it takes a lot more talent to be able to hit with a wood bat than a metal. If the professionals used metal bats, the home run rate would skyrocket, not to mention the enhanced danger to the pitchers, who already must have a superb reaction time to avoid being hit by line drives hit back at them. It is also just untraditional. Mjor League ball players have used wood bats since the day the game began. Using metal would take away everything baseball stands for. People love to hear the crack of the bat. Ballparks would have to be renovated and made bigger to balance out the homeruns, making the fans sit further from the action. A lot more players can hit well with metal bats than can those that hit well with wood. The talent level would drop and make the game much different.
A metal bat hits the ball further than a wooden bat because metal is harder than wood.
There are 2 types of metal bats like composite and regular metal witch is only used for high school and up do to safety issues and when you hit with a composite bat with the wrong type of swing it will still go far unlike plain metal witch doesn't.
The governing bodies for various levels of baseball (high school, college, youth leagues, etc.) have set performance standards for metal bats so that, under controlled test conditions, metal bats perform nearly the same as wood bats. Therefore, given all the same conditions, a ball would travel the same distance whether hit by a metal or a wood bat. However, in an actual game, batters swing at varying speeds and other conditions may be different, as well, resulting in different distances for hit balls.
Studies have shown that the speed the ball travels after being hit by a metal bat is 3 to 8 miles per hour faster than a wood bat. This would translate to a ball hit for a home run travelling 20 to 50 feet further off a metal bat as opposed to a wood bat. Click on the 'Metal Bat vs Wood Bat' link on this page to read a very interesting article about these studies that were performed on the two different types of bats.