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# Which drop on a baseball bat is the best a -3 or -12?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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13y ago

This really is a question with no answer. The question also leaves out -10's, -8's, and -5's. You want a bat that you can swing fast enough and be comfortable with. A heavier bat will carry itself better when you hit the ball, ecspecially if you can get good bat speed. That's the reason people get heavier bats. Just get a bat that you can swing good but it should not feel like a twig.

This really is a question with no answer. The question also leaves out -10's, -8's, and -5's. You want a bat that you can swing fast enough and be comfortable with. A heavier bat will carry itself better when you hit the ball, ecspecially if you can get good bat speed. That's the reason people get heavier bats. Just get a bat that you can swing good but it should not feel like a twig.

the lightest -3 is 28 ounces

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11y ago

Well I have been playing Baseball for 10 years.and last nighr 5/30/12 I hit a triple with a drop 3 but a drop 12 is good aswell but drop 3 is best

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