When it comes to playing ball, practice makes perfect. Let’s face it, without hours of practice you can kiss your MLB dreams goodbye. Your ticket to the big leagues? Repetition and practice.
B45 carries a selection of fungos and training bats to suit all your training needs. Our selection includes both one-handed and two-handed options to improve your batting. We have one for every skill you might be wanting to target that day, whether it’s increasing bat speed, hand-eye coordination or the infamous launch angle.
For the coaches, or the enthusiastic parents, we carry a variety of fungo bats, as well as offer the option of designing your very own. The best way to improve your field game? Catching fly balls and grounders, of course. We at B45 know this and that's why we believe that always keeping a fungo nearby will help train and bring your best skills to your next game.
FAQs: What is the difference between fungo bats and regular bats?
What is the difference between fungo bats and regular bats?
Fungo bats are strictly for training purposes. They are designed to be both longer and lighter than regular bats. When it comes to field practice, you need the balls to be flying tirelessly.
Fungo bats allow coaches to swing again and again without tiring. Because of their length, they also allow for greater accuracy when hitting. Used by coaches during practice or warm-up, they're a great tool to hit pop flys and grounders to give field players the practice and preparation they need for a good ole game of ball.
What is a one-handed training bat? :
During play, you’ll never use this bat. It is, however, a useful tool in training. In general, one-handed training bats are used to practice hand-eye coordination, as well as developing the rapid muscle fibers that will help your swing become faster and faster. It gives players the opportunity to train each hand separately so that when they combine the two, they can hit the ball with improved accuracy and strength.
When it comes to models, we like to guide players who are transitioning from metal to wood towards balanced models, such as the B271, RA13, B141 or JL18.
The reason for it is that a metal bat, while featuring a large barrel, is very light and extremely well balanced. Switching to a wood bat with a similar profile might mean a barrel that’s too heavy and hard to turn, thus impacting the quality of the swing. After a while though, through trial and error, a player will determine whether he prefers a balanced bat for a more controlled swing or a top-heavy bat to feel the weight of the bat at its extremity.
Why use a two-handed training bat?
The two-handed training bat is best used to improve swing strength and speed by working on the player’s swinging mechanics. These bats are not for the faint of heart. They carry an extra weight in the big bulky part in the middle to deliver +12 the weight ratio of a regular bat (a typical baseball bat will have a ratio of between -5 and -2 ounces).
Two-hand trainers force batters to use proper technique and positioning of the hands so that when they switch back to a regular bat, they’ll be swinging with improved strength and speed. Keep your hands inside and, because of that big counterweight knob, you won’t feel any of that scary +12. However, if you let them drop and stray away from your body, that’s when you’ll feel the heaviness of the two-hand trainer.