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We only write a review on a baseball bat we hit. Our published reviews detail results from cage work and real games. As well, we discuss bat specifics with vendors, engineers and manufacturers. Our intent is to provide actual baseball bat reviews with real experience. This unique method provides vital information missing from the plagiarized, click-bait top 10 bat lists that infest your search results.

2018 Bat Reviews

We do not know much about 2018 baseball bats just yet. However, we have picked up enough information to write a few notes. BBCOR information should start to release around the first of July in anticipation of the College World Series. Expect USAbat bats and Big Barrel information to come shortly there after.

2018 Combat Bat Reviews

2018 Combat Maxum Review

2018 Combat MAXUM Review

2018 DeMarini Bat Reviews

2018 DeMarini CF Zen Review

2018 DeMarini CF Zen Review
2018 DeMarini CF Insane Review
2018 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced Review
2018 DeMarini Voodoo One Review

2018 DeMarini CFX Review

2018 DeMarini CFX Review: As of now, this is only a fastpitch bat review. And we don’t even know much about those. But this will be the name of the baseball line too.

 

2018 USABat Reviews

2017 Baseball Bat Reviews

Below is the largest repository of hands on baseball bat reviews in the world. In addition to the below bat details, please see our best bats page for bat suggestions.

Best 2017 Baseball Bats

Baseball Bat Reviews

Top Rated Baseball Bats: After hundreds of hours of research and writing, we present the best.
BBCOR Bats with the most Pop for your Buck: Highschool and College baller bat lists.
Best Youth Baseball Bats: An Overview of the best youth big barrel and 2 1/4 bats on the market.

2017 Adidas Bat Reviews

Adidas Aero Burner Review

2017 Adidas Aero Burner Review: Updated X1 BBCOR stick with endload.
2017 Adidas Aero Burner Comp Review: The New RBZ X3, Two Piece Composite.

2017 Anderson Bat Reviews

2017 Baseball Bat Reviews

2017 Anderson Bat Reviews: Overviewing the 2017 Anderson Lineup.
2017 Anderson Flex Review: Single piece, upgraded end cap.

2017 Axe Bat Reviews

2017 Axe HyperWhip Fusion Review

2017 Axe Bat Reviews: Predictive impact is your Daddy.
2017 Axe Avenge Review: New Asymmetric End Caps
2017 Axe Hyperwhip Fusion Review: Single Piece Bomb Dropper
2017 Axe MB50 Review: Senior League HyperWhip
2017 Axe Elite Review: BBCOR, Senior League and Youth Hybrids

Boombah Cannon

Baseball Bat Reviews

2017 Boombah Cannon Review: It’s Back, and Better

Combat Reviews

2017 Combat MAXUM Review

2017 Combat MAXUM Review: Now owned by Easton, new paint job.
2017 Combat: The Death of Combat

2017 DeMarini Bat Reviews

2017 Baseball Bat Reviews

DeMarini CF9 Review: 2017 DeMarini bat lineup.
DeMarini CF Zen Review: The new “CF9”.
DeMarini CF Insane Review: New endloaded two piece composite.
DeMarini One Review: Single piece log replacing Insane.
DeMarini Voodoo Insane: Endloaded Hybrid—the new Voodoo Raw.
DeMarini Voodoo Balanced: New balanced Hybrid.
DeMarini Retooled Big Barrel Zen Review: New End Cap, Still Feels Hot

2017 Easton Baseball Bat Reviews

2017 Easton MAKO Reviews

Easton Bat Reviews: Overview of the 2017 Easton lineup.
2017 Easton Lock & Load Review: Adjustable Swing Weight Bat?
Beast Review: Yuuuuge Barrel.
HyperLite Review: Single Piece Composite to replace the Combat MAXUM?
Z-Core XL: The aluminum log is back.
Z-Core Hybrid Review: A light swinging Hybrid.
Z-Core Speed Review: The lightest swinging single piece alloy?
S3 Review: Single piece, light stick, same as 2016 but fewer sizes
XL3 Review: Single piece, heavy stick, same as 2016 but fewer sizes

2017 Louisville Slugger Reviews

2017 Louisville Slugger 917 Prime Review

2017 Louisville Slugger Reviews: The 2017 Louisville Slugger baseball lineup.
917 Prime
: She’s back and she’s beautiful.
617 SOLO: Single piece alloy with a light swing.
517 Omaha: Single piece with a strong swing.

2017 Marucci Bat Reviews

2017 Marucci CAT 7 Review

Marucci Bat Reviews: 2017 Marucci baseball lineup.
Cat 7 Review
: Slick single piece with a smooth swing.
CAT 7 Connect Review: New hybrid handle on the CAT 7 barrel.
Hex Composite Connect: New two piece composite with a big barrel.

2017 Mizuno Bat Reviews

2017 Baseball Bat Reviews

MaxCor Review: Another soft barrel in the BBCOR space?
Covert Review: New nighthawk: two piece hybrid bat.
Generations Review: Bigger barrel this year.

2017 Rawlings Bat Reviews

2017 Baseball Bat Reviews

2017 Rawlings Bat Reviews: 2017 Rawlings baseball lineup.
Quartro Review
: Upgraded TRIO.
VELO Review: New iteration of an old classic.
5150 Review: Back to the old new end cap.

Stinger Bat Reviews

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Stinger Bat Reviews: Wood Bats with a big sting?

2017 Trinity Bat Reviews

Trinity BBCOR Bat Review

T7 BBCOR Bat: New Guy, Big Stick

2017 Warstic Bat Reviews

Warstic BBCOR Bat Review

Warstic BBCOR Bat Reviews: New guys worth a look.

Youth Bats

Best 2017 Youth Baseball Bats

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Best Youth Baseball Bats: One of our most popular lists, this ranks each youth big and youth small barrel bat.
2 1/4 Youth Barrel Bats: The Best traditional “Youth” Bats out there.
Youth Big Barrel Bats: Ranking just the best big barrel bats.
6 Year Old: Bat suggestions for a normal sized 6 year old
7 Year Old: If you are 7 and looking for a bat, look here.
8 Year Old: 8 years old and looking to drop bombs?
9 Year Old: new bats for 9 year olds.
10 Year Old: Our favorite age for baseball. Small fences, bigger kids.
11 Year Old: Bomb makers for the 11 year olders.
12 year Old: The last year of youth baseball bat suggestions.

2017 Adidas Youth Reviews

BBCOR Bat Reviews

2017 Adidas Aero Burner Comp Review: The New RBZ X3, Two Piece Composite.

2017 Axe Youth Reviews

Baseball Bat Reviews

Avenge Review: New Asymmetric End Caps
Elite Review: BBCOR, Senior League and Youth Hybrids

2017 Combat Youth Reviews

Baseball Bat Reviews

MAXUM Review: Now owned by Easton, new paint job.

2017 DeMarini Youth Reviews

Baseball Bat Reviews

CF Zen Review: The new “CF9”
DeMarini One Review: Single piece log replacing Insane.
DeMarini Voodoo Balanced: New balanced Hybrid.

2017 Easton Youth Reviews

2017 Easton Hyperlite Review

2017 Easton Beast Review: Yuuuuge Barrel.
HyperLite Review: Single Piece Composite to replace the Combat MAXUM?
S3 Review: Single piece, light stick, same as 2016 but fewer sizes
XL3 Review: Single piece, heavy stick, same as 2016 but fewer sizes

2017 Louisville Slugger Youth Reviews

Baseball Bat Reviews

917 Prime: She’s back and she’s beautiful.
517 Omaha: Single piece with a strong swing.
Catalyst: Single Piece of composite and a good price.

2017 Rawlings Youth Reviews

Baseball Bat ReviewsQuartro Review: Upgraded TRIO.
VELO Review: New iteration of an old classic.
5150 Review: Back to the old new end cap.

BBCOR Bats

2018 BBCOR Reviews

2017 BBCOR Reviews

Best 2017 BBCOR Bats

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Best BBCOR Bats
Best 29-Inch BBCOR Bat
Best Power Hitter’s Bat
Best Bat for Base Hits
Best Wood Bats

2017 Adidas BBCOR Reviews

Adidas Aero Burner Review

Aero Burner Review: Updated X1 BBCOR stick with endload.
Aero Burner Comp Review: The New RBZ X3, Two Piece Composite.

2017 Axe BBCOR Reviews

2017 Axe HyperWhip Fusion ReviewAvenge Review: New Asymmetric End Caps
Hyperwhip Fusion Review: Single Piece Bomb Dropper
Elite Review: BBCOR, Senior League and Youth Hybrids

2017 DeMarini BBCOR Reviews

BBCOR Bat Reviews

CF Zen Review: The new “CF9”.
CF Insane Review: New endloaded two piece composite.
One Review: Single piece log replacing Insane.
Voodoo Insane: Endloaded Hybrid—the new Voodoo Raw.
Voodoo Balanced: New balanced Hybrid.

2017 Easton BBCOR Reviews

BBCOR Bat Reviews

Beast Review: Yuuuuge Barrel.
2017 Easton Z-Core Lock & Load Review: Three bats in one: XL, Balanced and Speed Z-core.
Z-Core XL: The aluminum log is back.
Z-Core Hybrid Review: A light swinging Hybrid.
Z-Core Speed Review: The lightest swinging single piece alloy?

2017 Louisville Slugger BBCOR Reviews

BBCOR Bat Reviews

917 Prime: She’s back and she’s beautiful.
617 SOLO: Single piece alloy with a light swing.
517 Omaha: Single piece with a strong swing.

2017 Marucci BBCOR Reviews

BBCOR Bat Reviews

Cat 7 Review: Slick single piece with a smooth swing.
CAT 7 Connect Review: New hybrid handle on the CAT 7 barrel.

2017 Mizuno BBCOR Reviews

BBCOR bat Reviews

MaxCor Review: Another soft barrel in the BBCOR space?
Covert Review: New nighthawk: two piece hybrid bat.
Generations Review: Bigger barrel this year.

2017 Rawlings BBCOR Review

BBCOR Bat ReviewsQuatro Review: Upgraded TRIO.
VELO Review: New iteration of an old classic.
5150 Review: Back to the old new end cap.

Stinger Bats

271

Stinger Bat Reviews: Wood Bats with a big sting?

Trinity Bats

Trinity BBCOR Bat Review

Trinity T7 BBCOR Bat: New Guy, Big Stick

Warstic Bats

Warstic BBCOR Bat Review

Warstic BBCOR Bat Reviews: New guys worth a look.

2017 Bat Reviews Video

2016 Baseball Bat Reviews

Adidas Bats

2016 Adidas EQT X3 RBZ Review

2016 Adidas EQT X3 RBZ Review: Adidas Now With a Two-Piece Hybrid

Anderson Bats

2016 Anderson Centerfire Bat Review

2016 Anderson Centerfire Review: Big Barrel and Youth Barrel Hybrid

Axe Bats
2016 Axe Element Hyperwhip

2016 Axe Element Hyperwhip Review: Asymmetric Knob and End Cap
2016 Axe Avenge Review: Updated Knobs
2016 Axe Elite Review: Two Piece, Axe Knob, Balanced Swing
2016 Axe Fungo Review: Axe Knob on a Composite Maple Fungo

Combat

2016 Combat Maxum Review

2016 Combat Maxum Review: Putting Other Big Barrels to Shame
2016 Combat Vigor Review: A More affordable Single Piece Composite
2016 Combat Portent G4 Review: Big Barrel, Big Hitter

DeMarini

2016 DeMarini Bat Reviews

2016 DeMarini Bat Reviews: Previewing the Reviewing
2016 DeMarini CF8 Reviews: The Electric Avenue
2016 DeMarini Voodoo Raw: Hybrid Perfection if we’ve ever seen it
2016 DeMarini NVS Vexxum Review: Hybrid Balance if we’ve ever seen it
2016 DeMarini Insane Review: A Metal Bat that Swings Like Wood if we’ve ever seen one
2016 DeMairni Uprising Review: Low End Bat, Average Performance

Dirty South

Dirty South Swag Review: A Sweet Barreled Bat
Dirty South Raw Review: Newcomers With a Serious Stick

Easton

2016 Easton MAKO Reviews

2016 Easton MAKO Reviews: Doubling down on the TORQ
2016 Easton MAKO XL Review: The One and Only End Loaded Two Piece Composite
2016 Easton MAKO TORQ Review: Great Bat—Still A Rotating Handle
2016 Easton MAKO XL TORQ Review: End Loaded Two-Piece Composite with a Rotating Handle
2016 Easton BBCOR Reviews: Previewing the Reviewing
2016 Easton S2 Review: Old School Hybrid—New School Paint Job
2016 Easton S3 Reviews: Reprinting 2015
2016 Easton S500 and S500c Review: We can confirm it’s cheap
2016 Easton XL3 Review: End-Loaded Single Piece Bat for Youth and Senior League
2016 Easton Z-Core Review: The New S3
2016 Easton Z-Core XL Review: The Heaviest Swinging Bat Easton Makes
2016 Easton Z-Core TORQ Review: Old Bat, New Twist
2016 Easton Z-core Hybrid Review: Two Pieces of Happiness
2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid TORQ Review: New Bat, New Twist
2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid XL Review: Big Bat, Big Twist
2016 Easton MAKO YOUTH Barrel Reviews: The Bats of the Little League World Series

Louisville Slugger

2016 Louisville Slugger: 916 Prime, 716 Select, 516 Omaha2016 Louisville Slugger: 916 Prime, 716 Select, 516 Omaha: Previewing the Reviewing
2016 Louisville Slugger 916 Prime Review: It’s Back and Bigger
2016 Louisville Slugger 716 Select Review: Two Piece Hybrid With a Big Swing
2016 Louisville Slugger 516 Omaha Review: One Piece Dinger

Marucci

Marucci AP5 Albert Puljous 5

2016 Marucci Wood Bat Reviews: Youth Sized Bomb Droppers
2016 Marucci Best Wood Bat Reviews: Pro Stock

Mizuno

2016 Mizuno Nighthawk Review

2016 Mizuno Nighthawk Review: Two Piece, Tapered Barrel 
2016 Mizuno Generations Review: Bigger Barrel This Year
2016 Mizuno MaxCor Review: Stiff Soft, But Bigger Barrel

Rawlings

2016 Rawlings 5150 Review

2016 Rawlings VELO Review: Not Much Changes, But Still Great
2016 Rawlings 5150 Review: New Versions for 2016
2016 Rawlings Trio Review: Three Pieces, One Bat

RIP-IT

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2016 RIP-IT SmartBat: It’s finally here—or is it? This got the can.
2016 RIP-IT Element One Review: Single Piece Senior and BBCOR bats reviewed
2016 RIP-IT Element Two Review: Two Piece Hitter’s Bat

Sam Bats

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Youth Wood Bats Sam Bat Reviews: The Canadian Boat Rockers
Custom Made Sam Bats Review: The LL-CD1