Bbcor vs. Besr Bat

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BBCOR Bat VS. BESR Bat

Daniel Valdes, Juan Cuartas
Central Gwinnett High School
546 W. Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046 10th Grade
Table of Contents Introduction/Purpose……………………………………………………………..pg.1 Abstract…………………………………………………………………………..pg.2 Research………………………………………………………………………….pg. 3-4 Experimental Design……………………………………………………………..pg.5-6 Data/Results………………………………………………………………………pg.7-11 Discussion………………………………………………………………………..pg.12-13 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………….pg.14 References/Bibliography………………………………………………………….pg.15
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This new regulation in the game of baseball will minimize injuries and maximize skill levels. The fact of the matter is that BBCOR certified aluminum bats have a smaller “sweet spot” region in the barrel of the bat than BESR certified bats do (Wooden). The “sweet spot” is the area where if a baseball comes in contact with it, then the trampoline effect will take major effect, causing the ball to be hit very hard and with much force, much more than what was put into the swing (BBCOR). The purpose of the BBCOR bats is to reduce this trampoline effect, meaning that players will have to be stronger and more skilled in order to hit the ball with the power they desire. According to an article on BBCOR versus BESR bats, “A baseball hit by a BESR (Ball-Exit Speed Ratio) certified bat could not exceed an exit speed of 97 mph.” However, this was true for a brand new bat, for when the bat was broken into, the ball exit speed could range anywhere from 100 to 115 mph! This is especially true in composite barreled BESR bats. These two pieced bats, such as DeMarini Voodoos, DeMarini Vexxums, DeMarini Vendettas, or Nike Fuses, have a top half (consisting of the barrel) that is slightly larger than the bottom half (the handle) so that it fits over the bottom half. A new implement that BBCOR

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