BBCOR stands for “Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution”
by MackerelSnappingAnarchist (2013-02-26 17:01:19)
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  In reply to: Help the uninformed: what's BBCOR?  posted by G.K.Chesterton

It has to do with the "bounce" the bat gives the ball - they're trying to make aluminum/composite bats play more like wood bats for safety.

I knew about the changes at the college and high school level (partially thanks to this board - KLav18 and others) but didn't realize it was being pushed down to middle school kids.

Overall I don't think it's a big deal or bad thing, except that it forces parents/teams to buy new (and fairly expensive) bats, and of course I happen to be at the point when the boys are just getting to the big fields so it's a double-whammy.


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