I used a 33 inch bat through my high school and college career, as did many of my teammates. It is a matter of personal preference when you get to the high school and college level. That said, do not buy this bat for a little leaguer. BBCOR = dead and heavy. BBCOR is supposed to simulate the action you get off of a wood bat and consequently prevent some of the hot flight achieved off of today's high-tech composite bats (limiting injuries, yada yada yada). You might as well swing a wood bat if you can afford to replace a few of them a year. Pony Baseball, as well as others, went to rules limiting 2 5/8" barrel bats to BBCOR only, while outlawing 2 3/4". Making it even more confusing, 2 1/4" bats can by composite ( and not BBCOR certified). Rules for 2013 may change. That all said, DeMarini's quality is sub-par compared to many of the other manufacturers like Easton. I would never drop a dime on a DeMarini, but hey, it's your dime and batting average. It's good to see some baseball action on Woot.
boater33 wrote:as an adult who still plays baseball...and softball... I can say its been a while since I have seen a player use a 32 or 33 length.
I would be careful if considering this marginal bat as a gift for that reason.
high-end bats are composite, not aluminum. But the league that's you play In Determines what bats are allowed. This should be acceptable most everywhere, but still needs to be verified for your league