BBCOR bats are designed for advanced ballplayers and are made with a default -3 drop, which is the standard for high school, collegiate and adult leagues. BBCOR baseball bats are aluminum bats meant to be as similar to wooden bats as possible. They can be made of different materials and the barrel will do less to drive the ball when contact is made. This means hitters have to rely more on bat speed and swing fluidity. However, BBCOR bats can either be a one- or two-piece composition and can have weight distributed differently. Two-piece bats have a slight bend at the base of the barrel that creates whipping action during swings, whereas one-pieces will keep bats rigid when swinging.
Power hitters with longer swings will want a bat with its weight distributed more toward the end of the barrel, making the swing slower but more potent. Contact hitters prefer shorter swings and an evenly weighted bat, which allows for more bat speed and less "pop". Choose from brands such as DeMarini, Rawlings, Axe, Louisville Slugger, Easton and Marucci, and be sure to pick the bat that suits your style and needs.