The Easton Z-Core is one of the best BBCOR drop 3 bats on the market today. This bat has the word speed associated with it, and the answer to that is simple. This bat is so well balanced, you will have the fasted swing time you have ever had with a bat. When you are getting into -3 bats and moving up with your baseball career, the added weight can be a very intimidating thing. With the Easton Z-Core Speed bat, you get a hybrid model with a composite handle and an alloy barrel. Easton has a history of producing very balanced BBCOR bats, and have always prided themselves on it. Also, their BBCOR bats have feature very big barrels, which optimizes the sweet spot. When a bat has a large sweet spot, you have a much better chance of hitting a ball high and far. This helps power hitters hit a lot farther, and contact hitters trying to become feared hitters.