The Best BBCOR Bats for Contact Hitters
The contact hitting skill-set is one that many baseball coaches dream about. No matter what level you play at, a strong contact hitter is one of the most valuable players in the batting line up. The ability to hit to all fields and square up most pitch types will always be a highly sought after by all levels and coaches. As the game has changed due to BBCOR pop and performance standards, more bat makers are designing their bats for this specific type of contact hitter. More baseball players from the ages of 8-18 are generally going to fall into this category as older and stronger players will later develop the skills to be more of a tried and true power to gap hitter. We will breakdown the top contact hitter BBCOR bats in this article, and layout the necessary information about swing weight, balance, and over all performance in hopes of steering you to the right Contact BBCOR bat that will improve and help your hitting at the plate. The bats we will list out are the best and top performing BBCOR bats for all types of contact hitters.
An ideal contact hitter’s BBCOR bat will be one that is balanced, easy to swing, and one that has optimal bat and swing control. Contact Hitter BBCOR Bats can come two main types; One-piece alloy, and two-piece composite models. Each of these two general models have both strengths and weaknesses which we will go over in full. First, lets take a look at some of the best one-piece alloy models.
One Piece Alloy Contact BBCOR Bat Models
2022 Demarini Voodoo One BBCOR
It should come as no surprise that the 2022 Demarini Voodoo One is on the list. It’s not only one of the best BBCORs of 2022 but also one of the most popular a highly sought after contact models. The Voodoo One is a balanced one piece alloy that has a very forgiving sweet spot. The Voodoo one is a great option for top of the order players and can be found all over NCAA and high school games and tournaments. The Voodoo One's balance and swing weight allow hitters to hit to all areas of the diamond and the pop and performance of this bat is top tier to say the least.
2022 Stinger Missile II BBCOR
One of the biggest surprises of the 2022 BBCOR Bat line up, is the 2022 Missile II from Stinger Sports. A drop 3 BBCOR bat that is nearly identical to the Voodoo One, the Missile II is an extremely balanced bat that is fabricated specially for contact hitters who want to maximize swing speed and bat control. Catch up to the higher velocity fastballs, and adjust to off speed pitches with ease with the Missile II this season.
2022 Victus Vandal 2 BBCOR
Victus’ sports most balanced drop 3 BBCOR is without a doubt the Vandal 2. A stiff once-piece hybrid that features a composite end cap for optimal balance. We still clacify the vandal as a one piece BBCOR because the handle and barrel are seamlessly fabricated like most other one-piece BBCORs. If you are looking for a balanced feel with a tapered handle as a personal preference then the 2022 Victus Vandal 2 should be your weapon of choice.
2022 Easton Alpha ALX BBCOR
One fo the most popular one-piece alloy BBCORs on the D1 College Baseball scene has to the the 2022 Alpha ALX from Easton. The Alpha ALX boasts one of the lightest swing weights of any of the 2022 BBCOR bats and has been a popular option for contact hitters for years. A great balanced BBCOR with optimal control is all a contact hitter can ask for.
2022 Slugger Solo BBCOR
Louisville Slugger’s most balanced BBCOR is the 2022 Slugger Solo. The SL Hyper alloy material makes this perform hit after hit and provided added durability. The SPD composite end cap is a great addition this year that offers even more balanced than that of Solo BBCORs of years passed. According to our tests, and player feedback the 2022 Slugger Solo is the most balanced BBCOR in the 2022 field. The 2022 Slugger Solo is a great option for contact hitters looking to maximize both speed and feel in 2022.
Two Piece Composite Contact BBCOR Bat Models
2022 Demarini ZOA BBCOR
One of Demarini’s newest BBCOR is the 2022 ZOA. Think of it as a CF Zen with a slightly bigger sweet spot that allows hitters more surface area to square of pitches and drive them to all sides of the field. Not as well balanced as the CF Zen, but the ZOA does pack a punch in performance and has the CF beat in over all sweet spot. A great option for those hitters looking for the best of the both worlds, swing weight and sweet spot. It’s hard to find another bat that is as easy to swing with such a massive hitting surface.
2022 Easton ADV Hype BBCOR
Easton’s flagship bat for 2022 and for good reason is the 2022 ADV HYPE. Does it live up to all the “Hype”? We think so. On the college side, it is rare to find a hitter who swings a composite barrel, but the ADV Hype is one of the exceptions. A balanced swing weight, with a great barrel size the Hype can drive the ball to all areas of the diamond. Hitters who are looking for more of mid balance will love the feel of the Hype as we see both contact guys and power players swing this in both high school and college play.
2022 Sluger Meta BBCOR
Blending the best of both worlds, the 2022 Slugger Meta brings balanced swing weight to the world of power and performance. This two-piece composite design is perfectly tuned and designed for a balanced feel, which translates into bat high bats speeds and high ball exit velocity. The EKO composite barrel is engineered to add some wallop to each swing, and we have seen a lot of high school players who prefer a balanced bat really find gaps and added power to each ball the is barreled up. The Slugger Meta is one of our favorite options for hitters who like the feel of composite barrel without having to sacrifice bat control.
2022 Warstic Gunner BBCOR
Not a composite barrel, but the 2022 Warstic Gunner Hybrid makes it on our list due to its extreme balance and feel. The 2022 Gunner was engineered to be easy to control and to maximize swing velocity. From our testing, the barrel is very forgiving on miss hits and gives added power to those balls not perfectly squared up. It’s hard to find a balanced two piece hybrid as good as the Gunner.
2022 Demarini CF Zen BBCOR
Last but certainly not least is the 2022 Demarini CF Zen BBCOR. The CF barrel has dominated games for the better part of a decade and the new 2022 CF BBCOR is no different. A lighter feel than that of the ZOA, the CF is a great option for hitters who are used to the balanced and feel from its drop 10 and drop 5 models. If you are looking for a balanced BBCOR model that can deliver on both feel and performance then we highly recommend the 2022 Demarini CF drop 3.
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