Bat Sizing Guide

Baseball Bat Sizing Chart

Weight/Height 3'5" - 3'8" 3'9" - 4' 4'1" - 4'4" 4'5" - 4'8" 4'9" - 5' 5'1" - 5'4" 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6' 6'1" - Over
Under 60 27" 28" 29" 29"          
61-70 lbs 27" 28" 29" 30" 30"        
71-80 lbs 28" 28" 29" 30" 30" 31"      
81-90 lbs 28" 29" 29" 30" 30" 31"      
91-100 lbs 28" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"    
101-110 lbs 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 31"    
111-120 lbs   29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"    
121-130 lbs   30" 30" 30" 31" 32" 32" 32"  
131-140 lbs   30" 30" 30" 31" 32" 32" 33" 33"
141-150 lbs   30" 30" 31" 31" 32" 33" 33" 33"
151-160 lbs   30" 31" 31" 31" 32" 33" 33" 34"
161-170 lbs     31" 31" 32" 32" 33" 33" 34"
171-180 lbs       31" 32" 32" 33" 34" 34"
Over 181 lbs           33" 33" 34" 34"

Fastpitch Bat Sizing Chart

WEIGHT (lbs.)



HEIGHT (in.)





< 41"
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" 31" 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" 33" 33" 33" 33"
171-180





32" 33" 33" 33" 34"
180 and Up






33" 33" 34" 34"

Most Popular Length By Age

MASS (weight/length) X Speed (swing speed) = POWER

A player should be able to swing their bat with a smooth level motion and maintain control when swinging at full speed. Provided is a national average for bats used at various ages.

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"

Finding The Correct Bat Length

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.

Video Corner

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Buyer's Guide: Softball Bat Buying Tips

Fastpitch Bat Selection Chart

HEIGHT (in inches)

Weight (in pounds)
36-40
41-44
45-48
49-52
53-56
57-60
61-64
65-68
69-72
73+
<60
26"
27"
28"
29"
29"
29"
29"
30"
31"
31"
61-70
27"
27"
28"
29"
30"
30"
30"
31"
31"
31"
71-80
27"
28"
28"
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
31"
32"
81-90
27"
28"
29"
29"
30"
30"
31"
32"
32"
32"
91-100
27"
28"
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
32"
101-110
28"
29"
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
32"
111-120
28"
29"
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
33"
121-130
28"
29"
29"
30"
30"
31"
32"
33"
33"
33"
131-140
28"
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
33"
33"
33"
141-150
28"
29"
30"
31"
31"
31"
32"
33"
33"
33"
151-160
29"
29"
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
33"
33"
34"
161-170
29"
29"
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
33"
33"
34"
171-180
29"
29"
30"
31"
31"
32"
33"
33"
34"
34"
180+
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
33"
33"
34"
34"

Recommendations


A player should be able to swing their bat with a smooth level motion and maintain control when swinging at full speed. Provided is a national average for bats used at various ages.

MASS (weight/length) X Speed (swing speed) = POWER

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"
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