A baseball bat is hard while a whip is soft. I would prefer to not get hit by either one. Both generate power very differently and the concepts and principles do not transfer over to one another. We all start out like the bat but hopefully as we age we become more like the whip. IMHO
One thing though:
If i drop a baseball bat off a tall building and it lands on someones head... not good at all.
If i drop a whip off a tall building and it lands on someones head, thats a little disconcerting.