At ProRollers, we get this question a lot: Will bat rolling shorten the lifespan of my bat?

We get it – you are investing in an expensive piece of equipment and trusting us to roll it properly so you or your child can have years of usage on it. It’s a valid concern – and we can answer it equivocally.

No, bat rolling will NOT shorten the lifespan of your bat. In fact, rolling your bat can help extend its lifespan, because it breaks the bat in evenly. What does this mean? It means if you take a new bat out on the diamond and start playing, you will likely break it in unevenly, creating hot spots or dead spots that can shorten the lifespan of your bat.

Bat rolling allows for an evenly, professionally broken in barrel that doesn’t have hot spots or dead spots and can be used for years – getting you those home runs you crave.

Rolling your bat before you play can give you better overall performance during the usability time frame of your bat – meaning you won’t lose any swings.

It’s hard to say how long the average bat will last the average player – each person plays differently. Depending on how much you use the bat, it can last years if properly rolled and cared for.

We have been using bats for two years – playing more than 100 games a year and they are still going strong.

Parents of young baseball and softball players who have their child’s bats professionally rolled will likely have to upgrade the bats because their child grows out of it – and not because the bat breaks down.

This is why we are so passionate about bat rolling – young players don’t often have the time to properly break in a bat before the next growth spurt hits, but ProRollers is here to fill that need.

Generally, a young travel ball player needs a new bat annually, and if you are shopping for a new one, consider having it professionally rolled before that first pitch.


At ProRollers, we allow players to step up to the plate with the quality rolled bat they need to have every possible advantage. Contact us today for more information.