Bat Sizing

Baseball Bat Sizing

For baseball youths, you can follow these guidelines, but keep in mind that youngsters vary in size, strength, and comfort level:

Division Age Bat Length Weight
T-ball 5-7 24” to 26” -10 drop or lighter
Farm 7-8 26” to 27” -10 drop or lighter
Jr. Minors 8-9 27” to 29” -10 drop or lighter
Sr. Minors 9-12 28” to 31” -10 drop or lighter
Majors 10-12 29” to 32” -10 drop or lighter

Note: The "drop" (that negative number displayed on the bat barrel) is the difference between the length and weight of the bat. A 29" bat that weighs 19oz is a -10 drop.


Here are some additional helpful bat sizing charts courtesy of D-BAT Sports:
Your Weight
(Pounds)
Your Height (Inches)
36-40" 41-44" 45-48" 49-52" 53-56" 57-60" 61-64" 65-68" 69-72" 73"+
Under 60 26" 27" 28" 29" 29"          
61-70 27" 27" 28" 29" 30" 30"        
71-80   28" 28" 29" 30" 30" 31"      
81-90   28" 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 32"    
91-100   28" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"    
101-110   29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"    
111-120   29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"    
121-130   29" 30" 30" 30" 31" 32" 32" 32"  
131-140   29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32" 32" 33"  
141-150     30" 30" 31" 31" 32" 33" 33"  
151-160     30" 31" 31" 32" 32" 33" 33" 33"
161-170       31" 31" 32" 32" 33" 33" 34"
171-180           32" 33" 33" 34" 34"
181 & More             33" 33" 34" 34"


Most Popular Length By Age
Age 5 to 7 8 to 9 10 11 to 12 13 to 14 15 to 16 17 & up
Length 24-26" 26-28" 28-29" 30-31" 31-32" 32-33" 33-34"

Softball Bat Sizing

To find the correct bat length for your softball-playing daughter, have her stand straight up with her arms to the side. Place a ruler to her side with the start of the ruler (the "0" mark) on the ground. Read the measurement at the end of her wrist, just where the hand meets the forearm. As a general rule, this measurement indicates the perfect bat length for her.

Another sizing method for Baseball and Softball

Another great means for determining bat size is what we'll call the wingspan method. Have your son or daughter stand up tall with their arms straight out (arms should be parallel to the ground as if they were trying to mimic an airplane). Measure from the very center of their chest out to the tip of their fingers. That measurement will give you the ideal bat length.

It's always best to try to size using a variety of methods to come up with their ideal. For youth which are still growing, we recommend that you go with the longest length obtained through the various sizing methods. We often use the break of the wrist method (described in the softball bat sizing above) along with this method and use the longer of the two.

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