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Mine Youth Wood Bat Review | Italian Craftsmanship
The youth bat market, as you may have noticed, has recently exploded with a need for light swinging wood bats.[...]
Marucci Podcast with Ryder Dupuis
On the 9th episode of the BatCast we spend some quality time with Ryder Dupuis, bat product manager for Marucci[...]
5 Gravestones of Great Baseball Players
If your summer plan included visiting the grave sites of five of the best baseball players in history, then, if you[...]
Memorial Day Bat Sales Weekend Deals
The baseball bat industry goes through an interesting shift on Memorial day. As most bats were released around September of[...]
New Ebay Selling Bat List
We have come up with a way to update, by the minute, new bats listed on eBay. Although still a[...]
2017 ReTooled CF ZEN Review
The official word is this: The 2 5/8 Drop 8 2017 Zen is no longer USSSA Certified. As well, the[...]
Dear Bat Buy, | Easton Hyperlite vs Slugger Catalyst and More
Each month we get considerable mail via social media to answer specific questions. If some have those questions, we are[...]
Jennie Ritter Wilson Fastpitch | Podcast #8 Transcript
On the 8th episode of the BatCast we spend some quality time with Jennie Ritter. Jennie runs the grassroots section[...]
2017 Easton Lock and Load Review | Adjustable Swing Weight
For almost a year, the Lock & Load from Easton has been the subject of rumor. Now, in May of[...]
Mother’s Day MLB Gear Round Up | Pink on Bats, Masks and Cleats
Baseball has an obsession with both America and Women. These are, we could argue, reasonable things to commemorate. As such,[...]
20 Best Baseball Bats from 2015, 2016 & 2017
We have hit with every baseball bat from 2015, 2016 and 2017. And after at least a thousand in cage[...]
17 Best BBCOR Bats | Top Rated 2017, 2016 and 2015 Big Boy Bats
With a number of options to choose from, the best BBCOR bat for 2017 is Louisville Slugger's 617 Solo. But[...]
The Best Slowpitch Softball Bats | 2017 Soft Ball USSSA & ASA Rankings | JBR
If you are looking to find the best slowpitch softball bats, then you have come to the right place. We[...]
Best USSSA Slowpitch Softball Bats | 2017, Power Hitters, Value
We spent considerable time dissecting every 2017 USSSA bat on the market to come upw ith the best USSSA slowpitch[...]
2018 DeMarini CFX Review | Peeks on the new CF10 from DeMarini
One of the most exciting reviews we ever get to do each year is the new iteration of bats from[...]
The Worst Bats Ever | How To Increase your ROE & Should You Rub Your Bat?
To go along with our best youth baseball bats ever made, we thought it appropriate to make a list of[...]
Baseball Bat Swing Weight Calculator
Below is a bat swing weight calculator. That is, it calculates the moment of inertia of a baseball or softball[...]
How to Hit a Baseball Harder: For the Little Leauger Who Can’t
Everyone has an opinion on how to hit a baseball harder. For proof, just go to any little league game[...]
Composite vs Aluminum vs Hybrid vs Wood Bat
If you are deciding which type of bat to get, then the following should be informative. The differences between a[...]
Best Baseball Bat Instagram Accounts | 12 Can’t Miss Feeds
As the second largest social media site in the universe, we have found some of the best baseball bat Instagram[...]
2017 Rawlings Quatro vs MAKO Beast | Inner Barrel vs Inner Beast
After comparing the bats in live hitting, we found that aside from the starkly different color design, the Rawlings Quatro and Easton MAKO[...]
Marucci Smart Bat Review | Diamond Kinetics Imbedded In Youth Wood
Marucci, in partnership with Diamond Kinetics, released a "Smart Bat." This is a Marucci maple wood bat with a hole bored[...]
Dear Bat Guy | March Mail Bag, Bat Swing Weight Database
Dear BatGuy, It's difficult to find information on which BBCOR bats are the most balanced and have the lightest swing[...]
2017 Bats You May Have Missed | Good Bats, Little Marketing
About this time of year, as has become our custom, we reflect on each of the 2017 bats we reviewed.[...]
2017 Boombah Cannon Review
Boombah is a direct to consumer company. That is, they do not use third party vendors to deliver their goods[...]
2018 Easton Beast X Reviews | Speed, Hybrid, Loaded
We know virtually nothing about Easton's 2018 baseball line at the moment. With the obvious exception of name. We had[...]
A Bat’s Purpose | $4 Swings and $400 Bats
The general goal of this site is to help players and parents find a bat that makes sense for them[...]
Illegal Bat Lists | Busted For Bombing
With the recent, and rather high profile, "temporary" decertification of the 2 3/4 DeMarini CF Zen drop 10, we wondered what[...]
Bat History: The Single Piece Hybrid Bat Revloution
Some years ago, the idea of a single piece aluminum bat with a light swing and a big barrel did[...]
Marucci CAT 7 vs Easton MAKO Beast
What may be the two most popular bats this year in a number of baseball categories are the Marucci CAT[...]
Rawings Bat Podcasts | Episode 7 of the Batcast
Below is a rough transcript of the podcast recorded with Justbatreviews, Closeoutbats and Rawlings Baseball on 3/10/2017. You can see[...]
Best Bat for 10 Year Old | 10u Bat Choices | Just Bat Reviews
If you are looking for the best bat for a 10 year old then we've got you covered. We've sorted through every[...]
Best Bat for 9 Year Old: 9U Baseball Bat Review
It is probable that we have more experience in 9U baseball than any other league we write about. We have[...]
Rawlings VELO vs Slugger 716 | Bat vs Bat
We have spent enough time with the Rawlings VELO and the Slugger 617 SOLO to compare them closely. At a[...]
Best Bat For 8 Year Old: 8U Baseball Reviewed
We have hit with every bat in every category. As well, we have had long conversations with industry insiders and[...]
February’s Dear Bat Guy | Psychic Bat Fittings and 2018 Bats
Our Dear Bat Guy series we started last month went well enough to give it another run. If you have[...]
5 Best Places to Buy a Baseball Bat | Shopping Reports
The first week of March brings with it the first week of baseball---and a mad rush to online vendors for[...]
Fighting with Giants | Staz DeStout and Rude American Bats
We have seen a number of bat companies rise and fall over the course of covering them extensive. Some, as[...]
DeMarini CF Zen vs Slugger 917 Prime | Head to Head
DeMarini's CF Zen and Slugger's 917 Prime are similar bats. We have hit with both bat lines extensively, spoken to manufacturers about the[...]
2017 Easton MAKO Beast vs Slugger 917 Prime | Bat vs Bat
The Easton MAKO Beast and the Slugger 917 have a lot more in common than they do in contrast. Some[...]
Mizuno Bat Podcast | Episode 6 of the Batcast
Our Mizuno Batcast dove deep into BBCOR and BPF testing with a former employee of the Sports Science Lab of[...]
2017 Louisville Slugger X12 Review | Fastpitch Entry Level
After quality time with Slugger's X12 fastpitch bat, we have our review and some recommendations. On the whole, the Slugger X12 serves as an[...]
Breaking Bat: DeMarini’s CF Zen 2 3/4 Durability Questions
Any chat room or discussion group surrounding DeMarini's 2017 CF Zen in the 2 3/4 size contains at least one[...]
Best Bat For 6 Year Old | Big Barrel, Tee Ball & Fastpitch Options
The 6-year-old market for best bats is a tough one to pin down, as 6-year-old ball players range from tee-ball and[...]
Marucci Buys Victus Bats | More Acquisition in the Bat Space
Marucci Sports, a major player in the baseball bat space, announced today they have acquired Victus Sports. Victus, a mid[...]
Baseball Age Changes 2018 | What You Should Know | USSSA Little League
Little League International is changing their birthday cutoff from May 1st to August 31st. This rule change goes in effect,[...]
Best Home Run Derby Softball Bats | Bombs for the Anemic
Slow pitch softball, known for its yeti-shaped players and immobile third basemen, has produced a number of iconic bats. Among them,[...]
Underload Overload Bat Training Reviews | SKLZ vs AXE vs DIY
Underload/Overload bat swing training is a series of swings a hitter performs with bats both lighter and heavier than their normal bat's weight.[...]
Trinity T7 BBCOR Bat Review | From Wood To Metal
Trinity bat company, known for their wood bats often used in the pros, recently released an aluminum BBCOR bat. We[...]
January’s Mailbag | Impedance Matching | You Serious Clark?
We receive a number of questions concerning bats through our various social media channels or more directly on email. Over[...]
2017 Anderson Flex Softball Bat Review | Single Wall End Load
After considerable time with the Flex line from Anderson, we have some determinations and recommendations about the slow pitch version of[...]
USA Baseball Bat Standard Change 2018 | Why, When, What?
If you have yet to hear, starting January 2018, bat standards for Little League (14 and younger) will change to a[...]
Best Tee Ball Bats | Composite, Easton, Combat, More
As part of our best youth baseball bats discussions, our love for bats extends into T-ball, too. Here we document[...]
2016 Combat Portent G4 Review | PG4, Value Bats
Sadly, Combat is now defunct. But don't blame it on the bats---they were great. Blame it on the parent company's[...]
A Baseball Bat Podcast — A Softball Bat Podcast | Batcast Episodes
JustBatReviews is teaming up with closeoutbats.com to deliver a series of podcasts surrounding baseball, softball and fastpitch bats. This baseball[...]
Diamond Kinetics Review | Vs. Zepp 2 & Blast Motion | JBR
We have now spent time with the Diamond Kinetics Sensor, Zepp Labs Swing Analytics and the Blast Motion sensor. (We[...]
Best 2 1/4 Youth Bats | Ranking and Rating Baseball Bats | JBR
We have hit with every 2 1/4 youth bat on the market since 2014. Now in 2017, that puts the[...]
Best 33 Inch Baseball Bat | 33/30 33/28 BBCOR & Drop 5
In baseball, BBCOR and drop 5 bats come in a 33-inch. That makes this best baseball bat review on 33[...]
2017 Super Z vs Z4 | Louisville Slugger Bat Comparisons
In an earlier article, we cover some high level insights on the 2017 Louisville Slugger slowpitch bat catalog, including details on the new[...]
2017 DeMarini Slow Pitch Bats | Juggy, Flipper, USSSA, ASA
DeMarini's 2017 Slow Pitch Bat line up consists of seven new bats. Three are considered top shelf bats in the[...]
2017 Louisville Slugger Slow Pitch Bats | Catalog, Z4, Super Z
The 2017 Louisville Slugger Slow Pitch Bat line consists of eight performance bats---four of which are in the famed Z4 line,[...]
29-Inch BBCOR Bats | Recommending Shorties for Shorties
These days, we find the lack of 29-inch BBCOR bats odd. As BBCOR regulations are forced on younger and younger players,[...]
2017 DeMarini Vendetta Fastpitch Bat Review | Starter Bat, Experienced Feel
Our 2017 DeMarini Vendetta Fatpitch Review comes after a few hours' research and cage experience with the bat. It should[...]
2017 DeMarini CF9 Fastpitch Bat Review | Top Shelf Softball
Few bats hold a candle to the CF9 series of DeMarini Fastpitch sticks. We took several of them for a[...]
2017 Adidas Aero Burner Comp Review
After some good time in the cage with the Adidas Aero Burner Composite, as well as conversations with vendors and emails with the[...]
Make Batting Gloves Sticky Again | The Best Bat Pine Tar
In terms of their stickiness, even the best batting gloves do not last more than a few months. Most parents,[...]
Best Portable Pitching Mounds | Real Clay & Little League Approved
There is an entire market of portable pitching mounds. The upkeep of a real mound, or city fields where softball[...]
Baseball Coaching Clinic | Plans for Attending the 2017 ABCA Convention
This week, we are excited to be heading to the ABCA, or American Baseball Coaches Association, annual convention. It is the[...]
2017 Rawlings Quatro Fastpitch Bat Review | 4-Piece Softball Bats
After several hours in the cage and consuming copious research on player feedback for the 2017 Rawlings Quatro Fastpitch bat,[...]
Should You use a Baseball Swing Analyzer? | App, Reviews, Software Analysis
Is a Baseball Swing Analysis worth it? Our general experience is, for most serious players, yes. Although swing analyses done[...]
6 Bats You Missed, Maybe, for 2017
We wrote nearly 250 articles in 2016. While some specific bat review articles were read by thousands, some were read[...]
Best Big Barrel Bats 2017 Edition | 2016, 2015, Drop 5, 8, 10, 12 Ratings
We have hit, seen players hit and gathered feedback on every big barrel bat made for 2017. From that data,[...]
Bat Size Chart | BBCOR, Youth, Big Barrel, Softball and Fastpitch
Finding the right bat size is not as simple as looking at a bat size chart. Bat size charts fail[...]
Easton Bats | Wiki, Reviews, Options, MAKO for 2014 to 2017
Forgetting the wood bat niche for a moment, Easton bats absolutely dominates the baseball bat market. They also do quite[...]
The Best 32 Inch Baseball Bat | 32/29, 32/27, 32/34, 32/22, 32/20
The best 32 inch baseball bat depends on the type of bat you are looking for. The best 32-inch 29-ounce[...]
Biggest Sweet Spot | 2016 & 2017 BBCOR, Youth Big Barrels
The bat with the longest maximum barrel size in BBCOR and Youth for 2017 is the Easton MAKO Beast. This is not[...]
Best Pitching Machines for the Money | Youth, Kids, Adult | 3-Wheels or Bust
We have used and tested no less than 6 different pitching machines for this review. We have also read, watched[...]
Episode 3: Gift Guide for Baseball and Softball Bats
JustBatReviews.com and CloseOutBats.com discuss their favorite holiday gifts in the baseball and softball bat space. Listen in and find out[...]
2017 Axe Element Review
We have hit with the Axe Element for well over a season. That experience, combined with meticulously combing user experiences[...]
2015 College Bat Performance | By The Numbers
You may have noticed JBR's near obsession to find the best bat of the 2015 class. Among other things, we made our own[...]
Chinook Seedery Review | The Best Seeds You’ve Never Heard Of
Running a baseball and softball bat site brings with it a few perks, not the least of which is speaking[...]
Episode 2 – Top 10 Bat Myths
justbatreviews.com and closeoutbats.com discuss the 10 most common bat myths in the market today. Covering softball and baseball bats in[...]
Bat Buying Guide | Fresh Tricks on Fresh Sticks
Having purchased more than a hundred baseball and softball bats in our time, we share a few of the tricks and tips for buying bats[...]
2017 Easton MAKO Hyperlite Review | The New Combat MAXUM?
Easton's late season release of a single piece composite bat with a monster barrel in the senior league space is[...]
2017 Easton XL3 Review | Youth, Big Barrel but no BBCOR
The 2017 Easton XL3 is a reprint of the 2016 version. The bat is made as a single piece aluminum[...]
2017 Easton S3 Review | It’s Back, Again
Beginning in 2012, each year Easton has released a bat named the Easton S3. It was the last in line of a speed[...]
2017 Easton TORQ Reviews | Beast, Hybrid & Speed Options
We have covered Easton's TORQ-handled bats since their release over two years ago. There is not a version we haven't[...]
2017 Axe Danielle Lawrie Fastpitch Bat Review
Our research on the Axe bat design spans well over 2 years now and includes hours and hours of hitting experience.[...]
Best Drop 12 Bat | Baseball, Fastpitch, Youth & Big Barrel
We have spent a thousand hours over a few years swinging and testing drop 12 bats. Drop 12's come in three[...]
2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Review | The 2016 Insane, But Ligther
After 2 hours in the cage and on the tee with the DeMarini Voodoo One, we have some review thoughts.[...]
Why We Are Thankful for Competitive Baseball
We have a number of reasons to be thankful for competitive baseball. This Thanksgiving, we pay homage to the value of[...]
DeMarini Delta Force Reviews | Zero Dark Add
In 2015, DeMarini released a special edition of their flagship bats for the 2016 season. The Americana designed CF8 was deemed[...]
Wilson Bat Deals | Louisville Slugger and DeMarini’s Black Friday Deals
Black Friday deals are starting to DROP for the 2016 ramp up. The ones below will begin 11/23 and end[...]
JustBats.com Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deasl
We gained some access to the particular bats that will be coming on either Cyber Monday or Black Friday on[...]
2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Review
Over the last 3 years, we hit with Louisville Slugger's Catalyst numerous times. We also exchanged a handful of emails with[...]
Veteran’s Day Bat | The Constitution and Barbed Wire
In honor of Veteran's Day, we want to give a shout out to a custom bat builder who has a[...]
The Dark Side of Bat Performance: Rolling & Shaving
Is bat shaving and bat rolling illegal? Our short answer is probably for rolling and flat out YES for shaving. There[...]
2017 Axe Elite Review | BBCOR, Big Barrel & Youth
For three years we have hit extensively with an asymmetric knob on an Axe Bat. Now, for almost a year,[...]
Market Update: Combat’s Death and Bat Industry Problems
At the end of October of 2016, Bauer Performance Sports Group, who acquired Combat Sports Group in 2013 and who[...]
The Best Drop 8 Bats | Baseball & Fastpitch Transition Bats
Over the past 4 years, we have hit with every drop 8 bat on the market. This includes both baseball and[...]
2017 Axe MB50 Review | Best Looking Bat of 2017
After several hours hitting with the 2017 Limited Edition Axe MB50, we have enough information to make recommendations. On the whole,[...]
2017 Axe Hyperwhip Fusion Review
The 2017 Axe HyperWhip Fusion bat is the full year iteration of the 2016 Axe Element HyperWhip Fusion barrel released[...]
2017 Axe Avenge Review | HyperWhip End Caps
After a number of emails and at least one phone conversation with the folks at Axe bats, combined with our[...]
How To Remove Ball Marks | THE Best Trick To Cleaning Your Bat
At Justbatreviews, we have seen at least 1,000 bats come and go. After heavy work with the bats, we usually[...]
The Best Bat For Home Defense | What to Swing When Zombies Attack
After hundreds of hours testing, and hundreds of hours formulating thoughts on bat effectiveness, our group of professional and amateur[...]
What Bat Did Cole Wagner Use? | LLWS Fame and Absolute Bombs
Cole Wagner, of Little League World Series fame, used the 2015 Anderson Techzilla 2.0, more often than not. There are good[...]
Best Fungo Bat Reviews | SSK PS-200 and PS-100 Still on Top
After hours of testing, we decided the Best Fungo Bat on the market for any budget is the SSK PS-200[...]
2017 Anderson Rocketech Review | Fastpitch and Slowpitch Softball
The Rocketech from Anderson, aside from the Techzilla, may be their most popular bat. After several hours in the cage and[...]
The Most Expensive (Looking) Bat | Do Looks Matter?
Many have long argued, for baseball bats at least, looks don't matter. Indeed, there are no requirements for a color scheme[...]
2016 World Series Bats | Marucci Dominates the Big Dance
To match our 'Bats of the Little League World Series' article, we put together this Major League World Series bats[...]
Deciding on a Two Piece or One Piece Bat
When choosing your best bat, the first step may be to deciding if you prefer a one or two piece[...]
Choosing The Best Bat Weight | Easton Makes Significant Strides in 2017
Bat weight is the most significant factor in determining an individual's best bat. It should be noted, highlighted and underlined, however,[...]
The Longest, Shortest, Heaviest and Lightest Bats of the MLB
Under our Best At-Bats section, we compile data from auction houses on bat sizes of past and present greats. That aggregated[...]
2017 Anderson Flex Review | Upgraded End Caps
Two years ago, we took the new Anderson Flex for a spin, and with plenty of 2015 Flex cage time[...]
Rico Bats Review | New Custom Option
Ever willing to keep our ear on the ground for new baseball and softball bats, we recently ran across the[...]
Reaching the 500,000 | A Marketing Solution for Bat Manufacturers & Vendors
JustBatReviews.com provides the most attractive virtual advertising space for bat manufacturers and bat vendors in the world. Our massive readership[...]
Top 6 Gifts for Baseball Players, Parents and Coaches | A Gift Guide to Home Run Presents
We know how hard it is to find the perfect gift for the baseball players in your life. Especially when[...]
2017 CF Zen vs MAKO Beast | The Best Go Head to Head
Starting in at least 2014, the two most popular baseball bats on the market include the DeMairni CF and the Easton[...]
What Bat Has The Most Pop? Find Out How To Find It
If you're looking for info on what bat has the most pop, you've come to the right place. Some argue BBCOR[...]
2017 Anderson Bat Lineup
Anderson Bat Company will offer a full line of bats for 2017. That line includes five new bats: three slowpitch softball[...]
Tricked Out Bat Grips: Tape Kings Bat Grip Review
We found TapeKings on Instagram a few months back. They claimed to take your existing bat and put a custom[...]
The Best Drop 5 Baseball Bat: The Transition to BBCOR
We have hit every drop 5 baseball bat on the market in since 2014. Some we have loved, others not[...]
Baseball Bat Search Traffic | Insights from the World’s Largest Bat Blog
Maintaining a prolific blog on baseball and softball bats gives us a unique view on search traffic patterns and timing[...]
Best Baseball Bat Under 100
The best you can always find under $100 is the Easton S500. Although we would prefer to find a flash[...]
2017 Louisville Slugger 617 Solo Review | A Single Piece Hybrid
On October 20th, the 2017 Louisville Slugger 617 Solo will be released. In preparation, we have spent time on the phone[...]
Best Baseball Bat Under 50 | Cheap BP Bat or Game Ready Stick
After several hours of searching every bat imaginable, and even more writing and reviewing them, we present recommendations on the best[...]
2017 Axe Bat Lineup | Predictive Impact Is Your Daddy
You can count on Axe Bats, a division of Baden sports---yes, the same Baden that makes basketballs---to always do something interesting[...]
Warstic BBCOR Review | Baseball’s Gunner & WarHawk In the Cage
After well over a week of solid hitting, we are willing to make some determinations on the Warstic set of[...]
Best Fall Ball Baseball Bat
We have written a number of best bat articles, but for whatever reason, we've yet to write a best fall ball[...]
Bat Brands | Baseball & Softball Bat Manufacturers
We get the opportunity to work with every serious baseball and softball bat brand in the industry. As the years[...]
2017 Louisville Slugger 517 Omaha Review | Omaha, Omaha, Omaha
As one of the very first to swing the original 515 and 516 Omaha from Louisville Slugger, we have hit regularly[...]
2017 Mizuno Covert Review | The New Nighthawk
We recently hit with the BBCOR and Big Barrel versions of the new 2017 Mizuno Covert. Our hitting experience was mostly[...]
Justbats.com Review | Insights on the World’s Largest Bat Vendor
Here we overview our experience, as well as many bat buyers' experience, with Justbats.com, the site. This page will serve[...]
Why the End Cap Matters | The Forgotten Bat Element
We have yet to hear anyone claim they purchased such and such a bat because they just love the end[...]
2017 Mizuno MAXCOR Review | The 2nd Dimensions Largest Barrel
In writing the 2017 Mizuno MAXCOR review, we tested the bat extensively in the cage. We also spoke with the[...]
2017 Mizuno Generations Review | New End Caps
Our 2017 Mizuno Generations bat review comes on the heels of 3 hours of cage work with the bat. We[...]
Louisville Slugger Custom Bat | Custom Wood Bat Reviews
One highlight of the summer was designing our own Louisville Slugger Custom bat. Below we discuss and highlight our process and[...]
Baum Bat Review | You Should Hear Of This
In developing our Baum Bat review, we've been knee deep in the internet in terms of videos, reviews and many,[...]
USABats | When & Why to buy a 2018 USAbat bat?
Starting in 2018, USAbat, a new standard in the youth barrel bats, comes into effect. For many, this standard will replace[...]
Stinger Bats Review | Pro Grade Sticks In the Cage
We have reviewed a ton of wood bats, including those considered the best in the business. That background, as well as[...]
Flat Seam vs Raised Seam Baseball | Did the NCAA Experiment Work?
A few years ago we discussed the effect of BBCOR bats on offensive performance. We found, as many did, the[...]
2017 Easton MAKO Beast Review | Surprise! It’s Great
We have spent a lot of time over the last several weeks getting ready for this review---we'd guess no less[...]
3 Bat Buying Secrets | The When, Where and Whats of Bat Buying
Over the years of buying performance baseball and softball bats we gathered a number of tricks along the way. We[...]
Top 2016 Fastpitch Bats | NCAA Statistical Analysis
Just as we have done on the top baseball bat side of things, our intent is to take aggregated statistics of bat[...]
2017 DeMarini Voodoo Insane Review
We have a week's worth of cage hitting with the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Insane. We've also exchanged emails with DeMarini discussing[...]
2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced Review
As of this writing, we hit with the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced in both BBCOR and big barrel sizing and gathered[...]
Easton Salvo Review | Balanced Endloaded USSSA ASA
We spent some time with the Easton Salvo for slowpitch softball. We also read every user review we could find[...]
2016 College Bat Performance | How the Best Swing the Best
In 2014 we began tracking the performance of baseball bats by brand in post season Division I play. In 2015[...]
2017 Easton Z-Core XL Review | BBCOR Log is Back
The 2017 Z-Core XL from Easton is a revamp of the 2015 model. (You can see that here). Knowing that and adding to[...]
2017 DeMarini CF9 Insane Review
Our 2017 DeMarini CF9 Insane Review comes from information gathered from time spent with the CF9 Insane fastpitch softball bat, as[...]
2017 Easton Z-Core Speed Review | BBCOR’s Single Piece Light Swing
The Z-Core Speed from Easton has been in our possession, and cage, for nearly one month. We've observed a number of[...]
2017 Rawlings VELO Review | BBCOR, Youth, Senior Reports
In the last two weeks, we've spent at least 2 hours reading player reviews, company literature and vendor takes on[...]
2017 DeMarini CF9 Slapper Review
We've hit extensively with the 2017 DeMarini CF9 Slapper. We also exchanged some emails with DeMarini's bat team and reviewed[...]
2017 Easton Z-Core Hybrid Review | BBCOR is Back in Black
We've now hit with the Z-Core Hybrid from Easton no less than 300 times. A handful of players, small to[...]
Louisville Slugger Vapor Review | Youth, BBCOR & Softball
With few exceptions, we do not review budget non-performance bats on this site. However, some bats are popular enough and[...]
2017 Rawlings 5150 Review | The New Cap is the Old Cap
We spent some time discussing the changes in the 2017 5150 when compared to the 2016 5150 with those in[...]
2016 Louisville Slugger Super Z Review | End & Balance Load
Of the 15 slowpitch softball bats Slugger releases in 2016, four of them fall under the Super Z name. We spent[...]
2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 Review | Power, End & Balanced
Louisville Slugger releases 15 different softball bats for 2016. Four of those fall under the Z4 category. While we discuss[...]
2016 Louisville Slugger Slowpitch Bats | Complete Lineup ASA/USSSA
If baseball bats are hard to keep track of, softball bats are impossible. Our math shows there are nearly twice[...]
2017 Marucci Hex Connect Review | New Connections
Our 2017 Marucci Hex Connect review comes on the heels of three 13U tournaments and no less than 1000 hacks in[...]
2017 Rawlings Bat Reviews | VELO, 5150 & Quatro
2017 brings a number of new bats to the limelight. Rawlings 2017 line of bats is as exciting a set[...]
2017 Rawlings Quatro Bat Review | Glowstick Bombs
After considerable time in the cage, direct feedback from hitters at different levels of the sport and discussions about the upgrades with several in the[...]
Perfect Game Series Recommendations
Our 11U Perfect Game Series Classic showcase has wrapped up with the conclusion of Day 4 and 5 . We sit[...]
Giveaway Contests | 2017 Limited Edition MB50 from Axe Bats
This page serves as our Giveaway Contests page. We work with vendors to raise awareness of new products and new[...]
2017 Louisville Slugger Bat Reviews | 917 Prime, 617 Solo, 517 Omaha
When the Louisville Slugger brand was purchased by the Wilson brand of companies a couple years ago, there were many[...]
Best Bat for Base Hits | 5 GREAT Options
We've reviewed best bats in what feels like a million different ways. Our most popular best bats page is supplemented[...]
Perfect Game Showcase Review | Day 3 & 4 In the Books
Our Perfect Game Showcase review continues into day three and four. (See Day 1, Day 2 (Pitch Smart), Day 3 &[...]
2017 Easton MAKO Reviews | The Beast & Z-Core
There isn't a more anticipated bat release than the 2017 Easton set of bats. We know this since there isn't[...]
Perfect Game Bats | Elite 11 Year Old’s Gear Check
We spent some time at the 11U Perfect Game in July of 2016. Since we review baseball and softball bats,[...]
Perfect Game Day 2 Observations | Pitch Smart Rules
Our second day at the Perfect Game Series Classic brought on some highlights and lowlights. We learned that umpires are[...]
Perfect Game Series Classic Review | Day 1 Observations
JBR is excited to report on our inside look at the Perfect Game Series Classic in Fort Myers, Florida. Our week during summer[...]
Best 2016 Bat | Reader’s Choice Awards | Just Bat Reviews
Ever on our quest to determine the very best bat, we run a user generated poll which pits one 2016[...]
Best Throw Down Bases | Tried and Tested
Over the last several years we've used a number of different throw down bases. We have struggled to notice the[...]
2016 Easton FS3 Fastpitch Review | Old Name, New Stick
We've used the FS3 and watched the FS3 in action at several plate appearances. We've also read a number of reviews on line[...]
2015 Easton FS1 Fastpitch Review | The Last of a Legacy
We have seen, hit, and discussed with those who have hit with the 2015 Easton FS1 fastpitch bat at least[...]
2014 Easton FS1 Fastpitch Review | Blast from the Past
The market has had several years to flesh out the effectiveness of the 2014 FS1 fastpitch bat from Easton. We,[...]
2016 Fastpitch Bat Reviews | Cage Tested Real Results
We review hundreds of bats every year. We don't review a bat if we haven't hit with it extensively and[...]
2016 Anderson Rocketech Fastpitch Bat Review | Hot in the Cold
We've hit with the Rocketech 2.0 fastpitch from Anderson a dozen times. Several different hitters used the bat. We've also[...]
2016 Louisville Slugger LXT Plus Review
We spent 2 hours in our cage comparing the 2016 Louisville Slugger LXT PLUS Fastpitch softball bat (Ebay, Amazon Price Check) to other[...]
2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Review
We've now had several batting practice sessions with several hitters using the 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper fastpitch bat. In[...]
2017 Marucci Pure Fastpitch Review
Our 2017 Marucci Pure Fastpitch Review comes on the heels of a few hours cage work, discussions with the manufacturer[...]
2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 Review
After 2 solid hours in the cage with Slugger's 2017 917 Prime in tow we have a good grasp on its[...]
2017 Louisville Slugger Custom Fastpitch | Our Little Frankenstein
We spent way more time than we'd like to admit designing our Louisville Slugger Custom Fastpitch 2017 LXT Hyper bat. The[...]
2017 Marucci CAT 7 Connect Review | Hybrid with a CAT Barrel
Our feedback on the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 connect is derived from 3 hours of use among several different hitters.[...]
Best Bat For 13 Year Old | Puberty Creates Issues
13 Year old bat recommendations are more difficult to decide on than any other age. It's not because there are just so[...]
2017 Combat Maxum Review | Still a Big Barrel, Seriously | JBR
We have spent over a hundred hours of cage and game time experience among several different players to formulate our[...]
Best Bat for Hitting Home Runs | Junior Derby Sheds Insight | JBR
This blog is replete with references to bats that can drill dingers deep. Often, we make best bats articles ranging[...]
Best Bat For 12 Year Old | 12u Bat Recommendations
We have written a "best bat" article for many different age groups. As we sit down to write the Best[...]
Best Bat For 11 Year Old: Youth, Big Barrel and Senior League
If you are looking for the best bat for an 11 year old, then you've come to the right place. We've sorted[...]
Axe Bat Wood | The Long and Short Of It | Just Bat Reviews
About three years ago, we reviewed a bat with an odd shaped handle. We were, like most, skeptical and a[...]
2017 DeMarini CF Insane Review
We used several different hitters in our four hour head-to-head test to derive insight for our 2017 DeMarini CF Insane[...]
2017 Marucci Bat Reviews | CAT 7, Connect, Hex Lineups
Unlike most companies that release bats every year, Marucci Sports marches to their own drum by releasing a line of composite and[...]
2017 Louisville Slugger Xeno Plus Fastpitch Review
We spent over 3 hours in our cage comparing the 2017 Louisville Slugger Xeno PLUS Fastpitch softball bat (Ebay, Amazon) to[...]
2017 DeMarini Bat Reviews
Below we give an overview our 2017 DeMarini Bat Reviews. These reviews cover the major releases. That includes, the CF Zen,[...]
2017 DeMarini CF Zen Review
We have now spent at least 30 hours with the 2017 CF Zen in the hands of several different players[...]
Easton S50 Bat Review: Don’t Do It, Unless You Must
Look, we rarely ever review bats like this on our site because they aren't any different then the hoards of[...]
Adidas Aero Burner Baseball Bat Review
Like the Adidas RBZ bat Adidas released to the public last year the Aero Burner is using a TaylorMade club line[...]
2017 DeMarini CF9 Review | Baseball and Fastpitch Updates
Update: DeMarini Baseball will not release a CF9 in baseball for the 2017 season. Instead, the marquee baseball brand will take[...]
2016 Combat Vigor Review
Our 2016 Combat Vigor Review comes after 4 hours of use and about 600 hacks. The bat is true to[...]
2016 DeMarini Uprising Review: Cheap Bat, Good Name
Our 2016 DeMarini Uprising Review (Baseball) comes after a dozen hours of testing in the cage on the field with[...]
Marucci Catchers Gear Set Review: Mark 1 Memory Foam
If you are serious about your catcher's gear then it is likely, indeed recommended, you put Marucci's catcher gear equipment[...]
Blast Motion Baseball Review: Compared to Zepp Labs
Below we discuss our Blast Motion baseball review as it compares to the Zepp Labs and other options in the space.[...]
Pocket Radar Ball Coach Review: Stalker Sports Comparison
Below is our Pocket Radar Ball Coach review which discusses many features and benefits as well as our comparison with the[...]
VARO Baseball Bat Weight Review
Our VARO Baseball bat weight (Amazon Price Check) review comes after 10 hours of use with the specialized bat weight[...]
Best Drop 10 Bat: Youth, Big Barrel & Fastpitch
If you found this page by searching for the 'best drop 10 bat' then you've come to the right place. You[...]
Cold Weather Bat Recommendations | Composite, Aluminum or Neither?
You should not hit with composite bats in cold weather. Some manufacturers also suggest you should not use Aluminum bats[...]
Best 2016 BBCOR Bat: Reader’s Choice Award
Each year we run a user generated ranking poll that pits the near 40 performance based BBCOR bats against each[...]
Reader’s Choice 2016 BBCOR Bat Rankings
To read the reveal of the top 5 2016 BBCOR bats as decided by users see here. PREVIOUS USER GENERATED[...]
2016 Easton S500 Review: It’s Definitely Cheap
In putting together data points on the 2016 Easton S500 and S500c we spent 2 hours in the cage with the BBCOR[...]
Lightest BBCOR Bat | It’s also the Shortest
We've searched far and wide for the lightest BBCOR bat. Lots of folks, without surprise, are trying to find the[...]
2015 Rude American Bats Review: New Drop 5
If you found yourself here it's likely you've been looking at buying baseball bats for a long time. I assume this[...]
2016 DeMarini NVS Vexxum Review
The 2016 DeMarini NVS Vexxum is back with some color ups and a longer barrel. It remains one of our favorite[...]
2016 DeMarini Insane Review
The 2016 DeMarini Insane Review should sound a whole lot like the 2015 DeMarini Insane Review. Why? Well, mostly because[...]
Axe Composite Fungo Bat Review
We've never quite understood why the name Fungo is applied to a certain type of hitting bat made for coaches to[...]
Top 9 Best Youth Baseball Bats | All Categories, All Bombs
Looking for the best youth baseball bats ever made? Like we could know that! But, we'll take a stab at[...]
2016 Axe Elite Review: Hall of Fame Inductees and Upgraded Knobs
Our 2016 Axe Elite Review would run amiss if it didn't point out the Axe handled bat has been admitted[...]
Most Popular Bats: Baseball, Slow & Fast Pitch
Below we rank the most popular bats available on the market in the categories of slow pitch softball, fast pitch[...]
The 7 Best Bat Tricks on the Internet
We won't claim to know exactly when it started, but at spring training 2008 when Josh Womack warmed up by[...]
2016 Easton S2 Review: Changed from 2015? Incorrect.
For 2016, Easton Bats moved their BBCOR line from the Speed (S) series of bats into the Z-Core Hybrid brand[...]
2016 Easton S3 Review: Reprinting 2015
For 2016, Easton Bats moved their BBCOR line from the S3 series and into the Z-Core brand of names. They[...]
2016 Easton XL3 Review: Real Cage Time Reports
Easton Bats moved their performance BBCOR line to the MAKO, Hybrid and Z-Core line of bats in 2016---abandoning previous years[...]
2016 RIP-IT Element Two Review
The 2016 RIP-IT Element Two bat comes in only a BBCOR version. This two piece hybrid BBCOR (drop 3) is a bat made[...]
2016 Easton MAKO TORQ XL Review
We've spent over 10 hours in the cage collectively with the MAKO TORQ brand of bats---including the BBCOR, Little League (youth)[...]
Best Coach Pitch Bat | Baseball and Fastpitch Softball
Finding the best coach pitch bat on the planet is surprisingly more difficult than we first imagined. Turns out, there at[...]
2016 Easton MAKO TORQ Review: Performance Bat—But Still a Rotating Handle
We've spent at least 20 hours in the cage collectively with the MAKO TORQ brand of bats---including the BBCOR, Little[...]
What Baseball Bat Should I Get? 4 Ideas That Should Help
With a pretty expansive understanding of the market for baseball bats, we have helped hundreds of our readers decide what[...]
Custom Youth Sam Bat Reviews
A few weeks back, we reviewed the perfectly made Sam Bats maple CD1 stick. We found there, as found again while[...]
Easton MAKO vs Combat MAXUM: 2016 Head to Head
Comparing and contrasting the 2016 Easton MAKO and the 2016 Combat MAXUM can be rather straight forward. In short, the Easton MAKO[...]
Year In Review: The 7 Best Bat Reviews of 2015
Not one to miss out on chance to conglomerate some of our work from 2015, we've compiled the following reviews[...]
2016 RIP-IT Element One Review
The 2016 RIP-IT Element One  bat comes in a Senior League and a BBCOR version. The BBCOR drop 3 recreates a wood[...]
Best Fastpitch Softball Bat | Game and Cage Tested
We spent hours in the cage with every serious performance fastpitch bat in the market. After that, we spent several[...]
2016 Anderson Centerfire Bat Review: Getting on the Hybrid
After three serious, long batting practice sessions, among several different hitters, using the 2016 Anderson Centerfire drop 11 youth barrel and[...]
2016 Axe Avenge Review: New Knobs
We spent three hours in the cage with the 2016 Axe Avenge baseball bat, another hour reading online reviews from[...]
Dirty South Swag Bat Review: A Sweet Sized Barrel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQLFduJENsE It's rare for a bat company with very little market presence to be able to come up with the funds[...]
Best Looking Bat Grip: Readers’ Choice Awards
Best Looking MLB GLOVE Most Exciting Bat for 2016 Best BBCOR Bat for 2015 Best Bat Deals of 2015 Best Drop[...]
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Baseball and Softball Deals
We have a few pages dedicated particularly to the best bat deals. This one's focus is Black Friday and Cyber[...]
The World’s First Smart Bat Review
We've spoken with several groups looking to produce a Smart Bat---that is, a bat which has built in technology to deliver[...]
Pre-Season Awards: Best 2016 Baseball Bat
We hit tons and tons of baseball bats getting ready to reveal our preseason best 2016 baseball bat awards. We[...]
2016 Easton Mako XL Review: The One and Only End Loaded Two Piece Composite
The 2016 Easton MAKO XL is a top shelf performance bat built on the same chassis of the Easton MAKO.[...]
2016 Easton MAKO Review: The Game Changer As Your Game Changer
The 2016 Easton MAKO is a top shelf performance bat that changed the game two years ago. It is a[...]
2016 Easton Z-Core Review: The New S3z
The 2016 Easton Z-Core is a hot out of the wrapper BBCOR bat with a middle of the road swing[...]
2016 Easton Z-Core XL Review: Easton Now Makes Aluminum Log
The 2016 Easton Z-Core XL is a hot out of the wrapper BBCOR bat with the heaviest swing weight Easton[...]
2016 Easton Z-Core Torq Review: Old Bat, New Twist
The Z-Core TORQ is a hot out of the wrapper BBCOR bat with a relatively light swing weight and a[...]
2016 Mizuno Generations Review
We should remind the reader we were originally high on the 2015 Mizuno Generations. For a single piece alloy it has a[...]
Sam Bat Wood Bats CD1 Review: The Canadian Boat Rockers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyISTvaSGf0 The other comparable professional quality wood bat made specifically for little league is the Marucci line of youth barreled[...]
The Best Looking MLB Glove: Readers Choice Awards
We recently ran a user generated poll on our fan voting page to determine the best Custom Made Wilson Glove of 2015 in the[...]
2016 Easton Hybrid Z-Core XL Review
The 2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid XL (Price Check*) is made for players who prefer a big barreled and heavy swinging[...]
2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid Review
We'd recommend the 2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid (Price Check*) to players who not only prefer a performance aluminum barrel for[...]
Victus Bats Axe Handle Review | The MLB Gets Wood Grip Crazy
Experience: Over a year ago we reviewed the Axe Handle bat lineup and were thoroughly impressed. Within that year, Axe[...]
Boombah Bat Reviews
Boombah Bat Reviews 2015 Tsunami Fast Pitch Bat Reviews 2015 Boombah Cannon Review DEFCON Catchers Gear Review from Boombah Boombah[...]
Marucci Wood Bat Reviews | Great Bats, Great Hitters
We've reviewed many Marucci products on here, including their youth wood and Marucci composite and aluminum lines, but we've yet to[...]
Most Exciting Baseball Bats For 2016: Users Decide
We took the 2016 versions of each performance BBCOR bat from the four major brands and asked users to decide[...]
2016 Mizuno NightHawk Review: BBCOR, Big Barrel and Youth Hybrids
Our Experience: We spent 2 hours in the cage with the new 2016 Mizuno NightHawk baseball bat (Amazon Price Check)[...]
2016 Axe Element Hyperwhip Review
Our Experience  We spent 2 hours in the cage with the 2016 Axe Element Hyperwhip (Direct for $289) and really[...]
The Best Rawlings Wood Bats: VELO Maple Ace, Excellence Birch Wood & JM7 Big Stick
If you are looking into which Rawlings wood baseball bat to select, the following three are not only their best sellers, but the[...]
Best Composite Wood Bat | It Could Be The Axe L180 Hard Maple
We spent 3 hours in the cage and another 2 perusing user reviews and videos on player experience with composite wood bats.[...]
Baseball Life Hack: How to Make Your Own Easton MAKO
Since we have a little down time now that aluminum and composite bat baseball has taken a back seat to[...]
2016 Easton MAKO Youth Bat Reviews: The Bats of the Little League World Series
We get the biggest kick out of watching what bats the best of little league baseball bring to the plate[...]
2016 Boombah XRT Tsunami Fastpitch Review
  Experience: We recently had a chance to swing with each of the 2015 Boombah Tsunami fast pitch bats and[...]
2016 Marucci Youth Wood Bat Reviews | Big Hits, Little Sticks
We've now spent nearly countless hours in the cage hitting with Marucci's youth single billet wood bat line. The youth[...]
2016 Louisville Slugger 516 Omaha Review
Sizes and Design: The 2016 516 Omaha from Louisville Slugger (Amazon's Best Price, eBay's best search) is a one piece[...]
2016 Louisville Slugger 716 Select Review
We spent 2 hours in the cage and 1 hour in the field hitting with the 2016 Louisville Slugger 716[...]
DeMarini Limited Edition Softball Bat Reviews: Yeti, Chupacabra and the Kraken
DeMarini recently released three artist series rendition bats for their 2015 Slow Pitch softball line. These bats are modeled after[...]
2016 Rawlings TRIO Review: The Lightest Hybrid BBCOR Bat
Experience: After 2 hours in the cage with the 2016 Rawlings TRIO (Amazon $249) we can verify its prowess. Our first[...]
2016 Louisville Slugger 916 Prime Review
Our Experience: We spent 8 hours evaluating and researching the 2016 Louisville Slugger 916 Prime (Amazon's Best Pricing Search) baseball bat. Of[...]
2016 Worth 2 Legit Review: It’s Legit
We spent a total of  ten man and woman hours researching and using the 2016 Rawlings 2 Legit Fastpitch bat (Amazon[...]
2016 Louisville Slugger HyperZ Review | Endload & Balanced
We spent a few hours in the cage, as well as a three game stretch, with the Hyper Z softball[...]
Fastpitch Softball Bat Reviews
Since 2014, our Fastpitch Softball Bat Reviews page compiles and links each of our fastpitch reviews. Each review comes after[...]
2016 Louisville Slugger Xeno Plus Review: Fastpitch
We spent 4 hours in our cage with the 2016 Louisville Slugger XENO PLUS Fastpitch bat. We received feedback from 4 different[...]
2016 DeMarini CF8 Review: The Electric Avenue
We've spent 22 hours in total using and researching DeMarini's 2016 CF8 (Amazon $279 to $399; Baseball Savings $279 to[...]
2016 DeMarini Voodoo Raw Review: T-Ball to Omaha
If you were to ask a random selection of justbatreviews readers what bat they were most excited about seeing and[...]
2016 Rawlings 5150 Review: A New Hybrid
In addition to the offerings we've come to expect from the Rawlings 5150, the 2016 iteration will also contain a[...]
2016 Rawlings Velo Review: One Piece vs Two Piece
In the performance space, there are four versions of the 2016 Rawlings VELO (Amazon Price Check, ebay). Three of those (BBCOR, 2[...]
2016 Adidas EQT X3 RBZ BBCOR Review: Lessons from the Tee Box
We got a chance to take the new 2016 Adidas RBZ EQT X3---which Adidas made in conjunction with TaylorMade---into the[...]
HIVE Baseball Bag Review
About a year ago, we saw one of the very first glove bags to enter the market. (We reviewed that[...]
2016 Rawlings Bat Reviews: Previewing the Reviewing
Winning a national championship in NCAA DIV I baseball with a particular bat brand is as much of a stamp[...]
2016 DeMarini Bat Reviews: Previewing the Reviewing
If the release of DeMarini's 2016 line of bats doesn't make you happier than a tornado in a trailer park then we'd[...]
Three Quick Facts About Todd Frazier’s Winning Home Run Derby Bat
Fun fact #1: Todd Frazier's walk up song during regular season play is Fly Me To the Moon. Fun fact[...]
2016 Louisville Slugger Reviews: Previewing the Reviewing
A lot has changed for Louisville Slugger since they last released a line of performance baseball bats---a 2015 line of[...]
Boombah DEFCON may be the Best Youth Catcher Gear You’ve Never Heard Of
As we mostly sit around and wait for the little league world series (and the barrage of baseball bat releases[...]
By the NCAA’s Numbers: the 2015 Best BBCOR Bat
You may have noticed JBR's near obsession to find the best bat of the 2015 class. Among other things, we made our own[...]
Smart Bats, Age Changes & Hard Bats: The Future of Little League
As a writer of a blog that covers pretty much only baseball bats, we get to learn some interesting things[...]
2016 Easton BBCOR Bats: Previewing the Reviewing
Easton is releasing ten different BBCOR bats for the 2016 season. Many of these are color ups from previous years,[...]
Boombah Bag Reviews
If you've ever met someone who has a Boombah bat bag then you know these bags are LOVED. And I mean[...]
Mizuno MP ELITE Wheel Bag Review: A Pocket for everything, seriously.
Mizuno makes everything and they tend to make everything well. It is no surprise, then, they happen to make a pretty[...]
The Bats of the 2015 NCAA College World Series
Reviewing the bats of the 2015 NCAA college world series is a year long event for us at justbatreviews.com. (See[...]
2015 Mizuno Nighthawk Fastpitch Softball Bat Review
The 2015 Mizuno Nighthawk (Amazon @ $299, Ebay, Baseball Express @ $299) is a fast-pitch softball bat built for elite[...]
What’s on his Thumb? The Prohitters Batting Training Aid Review
Have you ever noticed some strange thing around the thumb of a Major League baseball player? Guys like Bryce Harper,[...]
2015 Dirty South War Bat Review
We get two general communication via admin@justbatreviews.com from our faithful readers. The first asks us which bat performs the best[...]
DeMarini Black OPS Bat Bag Review: A White Black OPS Bat Bag
Every person who has ever looked at my selection of bat bags gravitates to the white DeMarini Black OPS Backpack.[...]
2016 Easton MAKO Reviews: Doubling Down on the Torq
Major bat companies are plenty smart enough to know when they've missed the mark. When a company quickly abandons a[...]
DeMarini Black OPS Wheeled Bag Review: The Cadillac of Gear Bags
DeMarini makes a fantastic high end bag for travel players. It has everything you could ever want in a roller[...]
2015 Axe Avenge Fastpitch Bat Review
We've reviewed a lot of Axe bats on this blog site. We first took a look at the BBCOR Axe Avenge,[...]
2016 Combat MAXUM Update: Just Bat Reviews Stands Corrected
We made a claim a couple weeks ago in our initial 2016 Combat Maxum Review that the 2016 Combat Maxum's[...]
2015 Baseball Bat Releases: 3 Bats You Should Have Considered But Didn’t
We've seen over 40 different BBCOR bats, 45 big barrel league bats and over 30 youth barrel bats come through[...]
2015 Boombah Bat Reviews: Cannon O’ My Cannon
About 4 weeks ago one loyal JBR reader told me, "You have to check out these Boombah bats. They are[...]
Best Inflatable Batting Cage: Rude American Takes the Prize
Inflatable batting cages, in theory at least, are the single best way to add a hitting cage to your back[...]
2016 Combat Maxum Review
Combat, a Canadian based company, is known in the baseball space for a high-performance one-piece composite baseball bat with a[...]
What Bat People Are Buying: Best Selling Bats in 2015
Ebay sale data is a great marker for what bat hits right in the wheel house of what parents want[...]
Best Bat Deal of 2015: Value Bat Award
Now that 2015 is gone and past, it's usually a great time to pick up new in wrapper bats of[...]
DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat Review: A Bat For Every Hitter in 2016
DeMarini is very serious about fastpitch softball bats. In fact, so serious, they make more fastpitch softball iterations than any[...]
The 4 Top Rated Baseball Bats: 2015 Users Vote
On our Bat Wars page, we received 20,000 votes comparing one 2015 BBCOR version baseball bat to another. Users were[...]
2015 Combat Derby Boys USSSA Review
To add to our growing list of Slow Pitch Softball Bat Reviews from Combat Sports (Oliveira's Bat, Wanted G3 Slow[...]
2016 CF7 TORQ Review — Easton & DeMarini Join Forces to Make $799 BBCOR BAT
April 1st, 2015 DeMarini and Easton will join forces during the 2015 NCAA world series to make the best hitting[...]
2015 Marucci Hex Alloy Review: Taste the Rainbow
From a design standpoint Marucci Sports owns our hearts. Every new Marucci bat we see seems to leaves us weak in the knees.[...]
Louisville Slugger Authentic Cut Wood Bat Review: Just Like the Pros
Louisville Slugger recently released a set of professional-grade wood crafted baseball bats just like the pro versions of these bats but[...]
Louisville Slugger’s Bat For the Blind: Stevie Wonder’s Stick
I got an email from Louisville Slugger about an honorary bat made for Stevie Wonder that was produced for him[...]
2015 COMBAT Wanted G3 Slow Pitch Softball Bat Review
We like lots of things about Combat's baseball and softball bat lines. Near the top of that list, maybe even[...]
2016 Combat Wanted Bryce Oliveira Slow Pitch Softball: USSSA and ASA Review
There are a few things you notice when reviewing the 2016 Combat Wanted Bryce Oliveira Slow pitch softball bat. First, is[...]
Custom DeMarini Bats: In Pictures
As a follow up to our Custom DeMarini Bats post a few weeks ago, thought we'd share a couple pics[...]
Best Power Hitters Bat | BBCOR, Big Barrel, Youth, Real Tests
On the market today, our favorite power hitter's bat is the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo One. This no frills single piece aluminum[...]
MAKO TORQ Reviews: What A Bat Should Do
A bat with a revolutionary spinning handle also backed by the biggest non-wood bat company in the world was bound[...]
2015 Axe Avenge Slow Pitch Softball Review: USSSA & ASA
Axe Bats---which is owned and operated by Baden Sports (the same Baden Sports who makes the basketballs you probably use)---also[...]
2016 Louisville Slugger Z4000 Review
Slugger releases a slowpitch Z4000 line for 2016 in the softball space to follow up from the well received Z3000 series of[...]
Louisville Slugger Z4000 USSSA End Load Review
(Slugger Released FIVE different 2016 Z4000 slow pitch softball bats. Three are made for USSSA play the other two are[...]
Louisville Slugger Z4000 ASA End Load Review
(Slugger Released FIVE different 2016 Z4000 slow pitch softball bats. Three are made for USSSA play, the other two are[...]
Louisville Slugger Z4000 ASA Balanced Review
(Slugger Released FIVE different 2016 Z4000 slow pitch softball bats. Three are made for USSSA play, the other two are[...]
Louisville Slugger Z4000 USSSA Balanced Review
(Slugger Released FIVE different 2016 Z4000 slow pitch softball bats. Three are made for USSSA play, the other two are[...]
Louisville Slugger Z4000 USSSA Power Load Review
(Slugger Released FIVE different 2016 Z4000 slow pitch softball bats. Three are made for USSSA play, the other two are[...]
2015 Big Barrel Baseball Bats: Reviewed and Listed
Below is an index of Big Barrel Baseball Bats www.justbatreviews.com. Each bat comes in either/or a 2 5/8 or 2[...]
DeMarini CF7 Drop 5: If You Can Then You Should
In our release review of the DeMarini CF7 mid last year we praised the bat line's 2015 iteration, struggling to find[...]
Custom DeMarini Bats: 2016 Updates
In 2015 we've seen a lot of innovation in the bat space. From spinning handles, soft barrels and bats filled with helium---all have[...]
2015 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Review
Louisville Slugger released four major baseball bat lines for 2015. We previously reviewed three of them: 915 Prime, 715 Select and 515 Omaha.[...]
2015 Mizuno MaxCor Review: Innovating a Crosswised Sweet Spot
Before we get into the good stuff (aka fascinating baseball science and technology) here are some basics of the  2015 Mizuno[...]
2015 DeMarini Insane Review
DeMarini releases a whole slew of bat lines every year in baseball. Their top shelf bat, for 2015, is the[...]
2015 Marucci OPS Review: Choosing Baseball Bats and Wall Decor
I believe we have seen and touched every 2015 BBCOR bat on the market. We've learned a couple things along[...]
Zepp Baseball Review — Real Time Analyzer: So What?
If this is the first time you've heard or seen the Zepp Labs baseball sensor then be prepare to feel[...]
2015 Axe Review: Elite Element and Phenom.
A few months ago we fell in love with a new approach to hitting a baseball when we reviewed the[...]
2015 Combat Bats Review: Fray Hybrid & Wanted
After our review of the Portent G3 baseball bat a couple days back, we were reminded we've yet to put[...]
Mizuno Bat Reviews
Below is a compilation of our Mizuno reviews, ratings and articles compiled in an index and catalog. If you have any[...]
2015 Mizuno Generations Review
Baseball bat reviews are inundated with the word 'pop'. "Amazing Pop", "Great Pop", "Freakish Pop" and so on and so[...]
2015 RIP-IT Helium Review: A BBCOR Air Filled Bat
When we wrote a highly read review on the Mako Torq and its spinning handle a few months back we asked, "what will[...]
2015 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Review
Few bats have more traction in the high performance bat space than the 5150. That's because it has a lot[...]
2015 Anderson Flex BBCOR Review: Not Your Grandma’s One Piece
If you are looking for the light swinging BBCOR in the one piece aluminum marketyou've come to the right place.[...]
2015 RIP-IT Bats Reviews: drop 5, 8 and 10 Senior League
If you read our introduction blog to the 2015 RIP-IT line a few months ago you may remember that one of our most favorite[...]
Best Bat for 7 Year Old | Baseball and Fastpitch Options
We have hit with every little kid bat in the market over the past 4 years. Here we dissect some[...]
Combat Bats Reviews
Below is a compilation of our Combat Bats reviews, ratings and articles compiled in an index and catalog. If you have[...]
2015 Combat Portent G3 Review
There is a whole list of things I think about when the word Canada comes to mind. Nowhere on the[...]
2015 Rawlings Velo Review: A Hand-Loaded Bat
Let's start here to review the 2015 Velo: An end-loaded bat, in relation to a balanced bat, contains more drag[...]
Rawlings Bat Reviews
Below is a compilation of our Rawlings Bats reviews, ratings and articles compiled in an index and catalog. Rawlings is one[...]
About Us
Email: Admin@justbatreviews.com Twitter: @justbatreviews Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justbatreviews About Us We are an independent group of parents and players that love baseball[...]
Anderson Bat Reviews
Below is a compilation of our Anderson Bats reviews, ratings and articles compiled in an index and catalog. Anderson is a[...]
RIP-IT Bat Reviews
Below is the RIP-IT bats reviews, ratings and articles index catalog we’ve written over the years and doled out over the[...]
Axe Bat Reviews
Axe Bats, known for their axe shaped handle, are gaining in traction. We have covered them almost from their very[...]
Adidas Bat Reviews | The Lineup Reviewed
Below is a compilation of our Adidas Bat reviews, ratings and articles. Adidas hasn't made very many metal or composite[...]
Marucci Bat Reviews
Below is a compilation of our Marucci Bats reviews, ratings and articles compiled in an index and catalog. If you have[...]
DeMarini Bat Reviews
Below is the list of our DeMarini bat reviews---both baseball and softball. The DeMarini bat brand is a flagship player[...]
Louisville Slugger Bats Reviewed
Louisville Slugger bats reviews, ratings and articles index catalog we've written are below. Slugger is a household name in baseball.[...]
2016 Easton MAKO PRO Review: Guessed At
(Since we've first posted this article we've learned otherwise. The first 2016 Lineup for EAston Bats do not have a[...]
2015 Rawlings Trio Review
In 2014 Rawlings proudly introduced a bat with three distinct pieces: a composite handle, 5150 alloy barrel and composite end[...]
2015 Axe Phenom Tee Ball Bat Review
It's hard to differentiate between tee ball bats. If you were to search google trends you'd find people look for[...]
2015 Marucci Elite Limited Review
In addition to the full composite 2015 Marucci Hex, which we reviewed earlier, Marucci is also set to release a hybrid[...]
2015 Anderson Bat Review: The Techzilla is Back
In 2006 and 2007 the hottest baseball bat on the planet was the double walled aluminum Techzilla from a small[...]
2015 Axe Avenge Bat Review – A Revelation in Knobs
Those who have read this blog (or those who have paid attention to the bat space for more than just[...]
2015 RIP-IT Air BBCOR Review
The RIP IT Air is back for 2015 and that gets a lot of folks excited. This bat is in[...]
2015 RIP-IT Air Elite BBCOR Review
The 2015 Air Elite BBCOR bat is a hybrid (composite handle, aluminum barrel) bat with a balanced swing weight. This[...]
The Bat Everyone Wants: A 2015 Silver Slugger Award Review
Slugger makes the 915, 715, 515 and Catalyst for 2015 but they also make a metal bat worth a little[...]
2015 RIP-IT Bat Review
When I get a new bat to write a review on my wife and kids usually ask me something like, What[...]
2015 Marucci Hex Composite Review
If you weren't paying close attention to the Marucci CAT 6 review we put up a few days ago, or[...]
2015 Easton MAKO XL Review
(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z) Easton[...]
2015 Easton S3z Review
(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z) With the[...]
2015 Easton S2z Review
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