Although there are many different ways to measure for the best baseball bat length, the best way is to choose what you feel comfortable swinging. A general rule to follow is never go up more than an inch at a time. This makes it easier to adjust to your new bat without drastically changing your swing. If you’re new to the game or want to re-size yourself, follow the steps below to learn how to properly measure yourself:
Measure from the center of your chest to the tips of your index finger, making sure to have your arm straight out to your side
This measurement will tell you where you should be looking on the chart below:
After you’ve selected the proper bat size to use by calculating all the numbers and referring to the bat length chart, there are some additional ways to determine whether or not it is the right size:
- Put the bat to your side and as long as your palm reaches the handle, you have the right sized bat.
- Put the knob of the bat at the center of your chest with the bat facing outward – if you can reach your arm out and grab the barrel of the bat, it’s the right size.