The Lifecycle of a Performance Composite Bat

What to know about a baseball bat’s typical lifespan.

December 21, 2016

When you find the right bat you get the feeling that nothing can stop you when you step up to the plate. You wish you could hang onto that feeling forever. But one day you’ll have to trade your beloved performance composite bat in for a new model because it won’t last forever.


By knowing what to look for, you will be prepared for when that day comes.


A performance composite baseball bat differs from other bats in that it is made from materials other than standard aluminum alloy. This include composite bats that can be made of carbon fiber, graphite, fiberglass and aramid fibers.


Composite bats have a natural break-in period and can eventually become damaged overtime. So how long is your composite bat going to last? It depends.


The lifecycle of the bat comes down to how much you use it. If you are a player who gets a bat for fall ball, hits in the cage throughout the winter, joins a team in the spring and plays for a travel squad in the summer, you may only get one year out of a bat. Some players will use a different bat for practice and save their preferred bat for games to preserve its lifespan.


So get out there and swing to the fences. Your bat is a tool that allows you to strive for your goals.