MOI or moment of inertia is a measurement of how much energy is required to take a bat from a state of rest to a state of motion. BBCOR bats with a lower MOI require less effort to swing than BBCOR bats with a higher MOI.
Is lower MOI better?
Lower MOI BBCOR bats are easier to swing, but there is a trade off of performance with lower MOI bats. Higher MOI bats are harder to swing, but offer more pop on contact with the ball.
What MOI is best for me?
There are many factors that can determine what MOI is best for a player. Speaking very broadly, lower MOI bats are better for contact hitters and higher MOI bats are better for power hitters. However, players should always strive for the highest MOI bat they can swing with confidence and control.
If you want to learn the MOI values of each of the Top BBCOR bats you should download our 2015 buyer’s guide. In the buyer’s guide we measure each bat’s MOI and balance point to help players understand what bat is best for them.
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