You can deflect a bat with your arm and sustain minimal damage? Really? I guess that all depends on who is swinging the bat and what type of bat it is. Deflect a Louisville Slugger swung by someone like Albert Pujols and tell me you have sustained minimal damage. Heck, when I was 9-10 I hit my brother in the head with a full size, wooden bat, completely on accident, he walked up behind me as I was swinging, caught him on the back swing. Knocked him out and he ended up needing 8 stitches, still has the scar. I was like 4'6" and probably weighed 70 lbs.
I would love to swing a bat at your guys forearm and see how minimal the damage is and how easily you are able to deflect it and continue fighting.