The NCAA just enacted new rules that states that NCAA bats must now be approved by BBCOR (Bat-Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) Protocol)and not BESR to make the bats more like wood bats. If I was a high school college prospect, I'd be swinging wood in practices and in fall leagues right now. Folks, he feedback I have heard on message boards in 3 different conferences was that wood outperforms these BBCOR bats.
That means no more 150lbs second baseman hitting opposite field HR's...which is a good thing...but it also means a closer scrutiny on how well a hitters mechanics are. You can call it the beginning of the College "Dead Bat" era, but the days of the .430 averages and record setting hitting streaks may be over. It will be interesting to see if the high schools follow suit.
Personally, I'd like to see wood or wood composites take over. That the way the game was intended to be played anyway. But, the point of this article is if you are a high school prospect using a minus 3 rocket launcher from DeMarini...stop using it and switch to wood...You will be a much better prospect to a college of you can show that you can hit for average with wood.