The Bat Nerd, Author at The Bat Nerds



Best Coach Pitch Bat – Our Top 5 Picks

- January 27, 2023
best coach pitch / junior big barrel bats

What’s the best coach pitch (aka junior big barrel baseball bat)? Well, as it turns out, sifting through the plethora of top-notch brands to find the best one is surprisingly harder than we thought. The options are plentiful! To make your experience easier than ours was, we’ve narrowed down on our 10 best junior big […]

Best Baseball Rebounder & Pitchback Net Reviews for 2023

- January 26, 2023
best baseball rebounder and pitchback net

Often, the best way to get good at something is consistent practice. There are few things quite as rewarding as seeing your hard work paying off, however. So players who want a “one-on-one practice partner” for baseball and softball pitching will find value in investing in the best baseball pitchback rebounder. If you’re starting, you’ve […]

Best Wood Bats for 2023 – Reviews & Buying Guide

- January 26, 2023

A wood bat is one of the best investments you can make as a player – and for good reason. Wood bats teach vital fundamentals such as better pitch selection, improved technique, precision, and strength. Despite metal bats being all the rage right now, their benefits may very well be their drawback – their innovation […]

Best Batting Cage to Buy in 2023

- January 26, 2023
Best batting cage

The path to greatness consists of a burning desire to be the best, unwavering purpose, and good company along the way. For baseball and softball players who want to take their game a notch higher, a backyard batting cage can be a vital training aid. Thankfully, there are plenty of inexpensive batting cages on the […]

Differences Between Fastpitch & Slow Pitch Softball Bats

- January 18, 2023
fastpitch vs slow pitch bats

Despite being part of the softball family, slow pitch softball and fastpitch softball are worlds apart when it comes to league regulations, how to play, and the equipment used, such as gloves, bats, and softball size.  In this article, we look at fastpitch vs slow pitch bats and answer the oft-asked “can you use fastpitch […]

15 Best MLB Jerseys of All Time

- January 17, 2023
best mlb jerseys

The Major League Baseball landscape continues to evolve as new superstars arrive, new stadiums are built, and new jerseys are designed and released. In the past, teams would use a simple standard home MLB jersey and away MLB jersey. This trend later evolved to include Alternate Jerseys, City Connect series MLB jerseys, and even additions […]

15 Best Dominican Baseball Players

- January 15, 2023
Best Dominican Baseball Players

Baseball is played worldwide, from the United States to Puerto Rico, China to Mexico, Japan, and the Dominican Republic. While other countries also play baseball, the countries mentioned play baseball at a much higher level as one of their top 2-3 sports.  One country that continues to produce talented baseball players is the Dominican Republic, […]

10 Best Baseball Plays of All Time

- January 14, 2023
best baseball plays

Baseball centers around a wide range of elements, all coming together to allow the game to play out as we have all come to love. From pitching to hitting to baserunning to fielding, these key role players all determine the outcome of any game.  However, one of the elements that often goes under the radar […]

Baseball Glove Size Chart for Youth & Adults

- January 14, 2023
baseball glove size chart

When it comes to baseball gloves, fit and feel in the hands are both crucial to a player’s success on the field, from big leaguers to young players who are just learning the ropes. Questions such as “what size baseball glove do I need?”, “what size glove do I get my son or daughter?” are […]

Baseball Glove Web Types Explained

- December 29, 2022
baseball glove web types

A glove web – the connector between the thumb of the glove and the fingers – works to aid ball control, helping the players snag and hold onto the ball. This sturdy piece of leather lets fielders close their hands on a batted ball, usually fly balls, pop-ups, or line drives. Baseball glove web types […]