The Bat Nerd, Author at The Bat Nerds

Steps to Break in a Composite Bat for Baseball & Softball Bats

- June 13, 2021

“How do I break in a composite bat?” We often see this question from players who’ve just bought new composite bats and aren’t getting 100% performance. And rightfully so. Unlike wood baseball bats or alloy bats that come hot out of the wrapper, composite baseball and softball bats require breaking in to perform optimally. Below, […]

The Best Portable Pitching Mounds

- May 21, 2021
The portable pitching mounds - Main image showing an actual mound on a baseball field

Portable pitching mounds replicate actual game mounds, such that they transition smoothly into the field of play to mimic the natural slope of an actual field, and the top-down view is an oval or circle shape. These mounds have become an invaluable training tool for pitchers of all ages. Below, we review portable pitching mounds […]

Best BBCOR Bat of 2021 – Our 10 Best Drop 3 Bats Reviewed!

- March 23, 2021
Best BBCOR bat

Need to buy the best BBCOR bat on the market today? You are not alone. More than 450,000 high school players and more than 25,000 college players, National Federation of State High School Associations baseball players, and players in other different leagues need BBCOR certified bats. With so many options to choose from, the best […]

Top 5 Best Fastpitch Softball Bat Reviews for 2021

- March 10, 2021

When picking out the best fastpitch softball bat, you want one that gives you absolute bang for your buck. You want a bat that feels great in the hands, helps you swing faster, hit harder and farther. Recent innovation from companies such as and Louisville Slugger, Marucci, Easton, and DeMarini has made choosing a fastpitch […]

Exit Velocity and How To Calculate It

- March 4, 2021
How to calculate exit velocity

As the baseball world gets more and more technical while using science and technology to push the limits, terms that you may or may not know constantly get thrown out. One of these ideas is exit velocity, which is very prevalent in today’s game, mostly at the major league level.  Today, we will break down […]

Baseball Positions – The 9 Position Numbers Explained

- March 1, 2021
Baseball position numbers

There are nine baseball positions on the field. These are: PitcherCatcherFirst BasemanSecond BasemanThird BasemanShortstopLeft FielderCenter FielderRight Fielder Each position requires a particular skill set to effectively get outs and keep the offensive team from scoring runs. Baseball rosters typically have 25 players so that the 9 players on the field are occasionally rotated through the […]