Composite baseball bats are here to stay so know them, live them and love them. Stronger and lighter than high-grade aluminum, composite baseball bats are either made of a graphite-fiber composite material or have an aluminum core with graphite lining.
The main advantage of composite is it's lighter than aluminum and hence provides for a larger barrel and sweet spot within the designated drop ratio. Composite bats give a whole lot more forgiveness for the imperfect swing, and have the potential to make the average hitter a clean-up hitter.
Fast forward to 2008 and things have dramatically changed. Composite bats were reintroduced into baseball a few years ago and have finally been embraced by the community. They're becoming very popular in baseball and will undoubtedly dominate the bat industry moving forward.
Composite bats are a great option for today's baseball player from the youth to college level. As mentioned, they're here to stay so know them, live them and love them.