The birch bat has become a newly popular choice amongst ballplayers throughout the game. This wood acts as a kind of a hybrid between ash and maple. Many hitters say they enjoy birch bats because it has the perfect culmination of the hardness of a maple bat while also having the flexibility of an ash bat.
In terms of breakage, this bat is great at dealing with miss-hits around the bat. This wood type is great for the hitter that is new to wood bat hitting as it will allow for more forgiveness with every hit.