Not a case of easier, per se, but by hiting with metal you increase the likelihood of developing bad habits, or at least in inaccurate sense of your own success versus skill. You can miss the sweet spot with metal and still drive the ball a good ways.
Originally Posted by captlid
When you're young, playing on a non-regulation field and hitting with metal against a pitcher with some velocity, popping the ball over the fence is not necessarily a good indication of hitting the ball really well. It's disillusioning to the young hitter though. In terms of habits and mechanics, I'm thankful, in retrospect, that I was a smallish kid who wasn't blessed with tons of power. While I bemoaned it when I was really young, the good habits I developed by not being tempted to swing for the fences paid dividends, while many of the kids who used physical strength and state-of-the-art bats to compensate for their mechanical shortcomings were exposed as naked emperors as the level of competition improved.
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