Below lies every BBCOR bat review we’ve written. 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 bats are added regularly. This serves as the landing page for our BBCOR Bat review list. This page, as well as our 2017 baseball bat reviews page, are two of the most popular indexes on the site. You might also find our best bats section useful in your searching.
2017 Adidas AeroBurner: Upgrade from the one piece EQT X1—which was Adidas first run at a metal baseball bat.
2017 Adidas Comp Review: A light swinging two piece composite to replace the RBZ from 2016.
2017 Axe Hyperwhip Fusion Review: An asymmetric end cap to go with your asymmetric knob
2017 Axe Avenge Review: Updated endcaps on an two piece composite.
2017 Axe Bats Lineup: A bat for every hitter in 2017.
2017 Axe Element Review: Predictive Impact on a two piece hybrid.
2017 Axe Elite Review: Don’t forget this single piece with an asymmetric knob and now asymmetric end cap.
2017 DeMarini CF Zen Reviews: New iteration of the CF8, but with the name Zen to differentiate it from the CF Insane.
2017 DeMarini CF Insane Review: First two piece composite with an endload. A big boy bat only in BBCOR.
2017 DeMarini Voodoo Insane Review: You know it
2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced Review: Balanced two piece hybrid
2017 DeMarini One Review: Balanced version of this bat rivals any light swinging single piece.
2017 Easton Z-Core XL: The Endloaded single piece is back.
2017 Easton Z-Core Hybrid Review: Hybrid Happiness
2017 Easton Z-Core Speed Review: single piece for the quick witted
2017 Easton MAKO Beast Reviews: The new version MAKO that comes in about 30 options
2017 Louisville Slugger 917 Prime Review: 3rd Year for this beast. It’s back with a custom Lizard skin to boot.
2017 Slugger 617 Solo Review: Our favorite BBCOR bat of the year.
2017 Slugger 516 Omaha Review: Single Piece mainstay in the Slugger line.
2017 Marucci CAT 7 Review: The beauty is back! Bigger barrel, still same great feel.
2017 Marucci CAT 7 Connect Review: A Hybrid Balanced BBCOR from the pretties bat line in the world.
2017 Marucci Hex Connect Review: A big barreled two piece composite new to the Marucci game.
2017 Mizuno MAXCOR: Same soft barrel, but a new insides to make a bigger barrel and lighter swing.
2017 Mizuno Covert: An upgrade from the Nighhawk, but still a two piece hybrid with a good sized barrel.
2017 Mizuno Generations: The single piece offering in the just barely performance space.
2017 Rawlings Quatro Review: A new iteration to the Rawlings line—first composite barrel in the BBCOR space for this name brand company.
2017 Rawlings 5150 Review: They took up their old ways again, got rid of the comp-lite end cap from 2016 and revamped the 2015.
2017 Rawlings VELO Review: Same old bat, but still a sweet singing stick.
2017 Warstic Reviews: Although not neccessarily a 2017 bat, the new Warstic was released this year. Do not expect updates every year though.
2016 BBCOR Bats
2016 Adidas EQT X3 RBZ Review: A new iteration for Adidas in 2016, the RBZ is a two piece composite bat with an ultra-light swing weight.
2016 Combat Maxum Review: This gigantic barreled BBCOR bat is a single piece composite bat built for max power and a low swing weight.
2016 Combat VIGOR Review: Both smaller on your wallet and at the plate when compared to the MAXUM.
2016 DeMarini CF8 Reviews: The famous two piece composite from arguably the market leader in the space releases the 2016 DeMarini CF8 in BBCOR.
2016 DeMarini Voodoo Raw: Built hot out of the wrapper with a perfected sting dampening the DeMarini Voodoo 2016 version is called the Raw.
2016 DeMarini NVS Vexxum Review: A longer barrel when compared to last year—but same light swinging hybrid.
2016 DeMarini Insane Review: A One Piece Stick of Dynamite made for the power hitters among us.
2016 Easton MAKO Reviews: It’s back. The most popular composite bat in the universe.
2016 Easton MAKO XL Review: End loaded two piece composite bomb dropper.
2016 Easton MAKO TORQ Review: Great Bat—With a Rotating Handle
2016 Easton MAKO XL TORQ Review: Big hitting Bat—with a spinning thing.
2016 Easton Reviews: A rough overview of the 10 Easton BBCOR bats in 2016.
2016 Easton Z-core Hybrid Review: The 2015 S2z upgraded with color scheme.
2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid TORQ Review: The first hybrid bat with a rotating handle.
2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid XL Review: Easton back with a new and improved XL2. Bigger barrel.
2016 Easton Z-Core Review: The New S3 with no new twist.
2016 Easton Z-Core XL Review: An absolute log of bat.
2016 Easton Z-Core TORQ Review: Old Bat with a brand new Twist.
2016 Easton S500 Review: Too popular not to review—to cheap to seriously recommend.
2016 Louisville Slugger 916 Prime Review: The Prime is back in 2016 with a bigger barrel but still the same great balance and pop.
2016 Louisville Slugger 716 Select Review: This two piece hybrid bat is likely the lightest swinging hybrid BBCOR on the market.
2016 Louisville Slugger 516 Omaha Review: New alloy and a new bigger barrel make this one of the best (if not the best) single piece aluminum bat on the 2016 market.
2016 Mizuno Nighthawk Review: Mizuno adds a two piece hybrid bat in the market for 2016. This balanced bat has novel variable wall thickness in the aluminum barrel to maximum barrel size without sacrificing swing weight.
2016 Mizuno Generations Review: Updated single piece alloy bat from Mizuno’s first generation into the metal bat game.
2016 Mizuno MaxCor Review: Updated soft barreled bat meant for a wider sweet spot. This year has a longer barrel.
2016 Rawlings VELO Review: New thinner walls for an even lighter swing in this lightest of all BBCOR bats in 2016.
2016 Rawlings 5150 Review: Single piece bat with an extended end cap and a slightly heavier swing weight when compared to the VELO.
2016 Rawlings TRIO Review: Three piece bat with new, for 2016, variable wall thickness in the design to lower the swing weight. Also, they increased the barrel size in BBCOR.
2015 BBCOR Bats
Adidas EQT X1 Review: Adidas’ first foray into the metal bat market with this one piece aluminum stick.
Anderson Flex: Anderson bats making their first swing in the Highschool and Collegiate ranks.
Baden Axe Avenge Review: The now famous top shelf axe-handled bat.
Baden Axe Elite Review: Axe’s two piece hybrid.
Baden Axe Element Review: The one piece handle Axe
Baden Axe Phenom Review: Axe’s 2015 value option
Combat Fray Hybrid Review: New comer in the Combat line. It’s a hybrid hybrid.
Combat Portent G3 Review: The ever-present one piece composite with show stopping power.
Combat Wanted Review: Updated from the 2014 with some sweet Lizard Skin Grip.
DeMarini Overlord FT Review: The big daddy of big daddies. A man’s baseball bat.
DeMarini NVS Vexxum Review: Best value from DeMarini (and maybe anywhere).
DeMarini CF7 Review: Top shelf of the top shelf.
DeMarini Insane Review: DeMarini’s only one piece aluminum. Hot out the wrapper.
Easton MAKO TORQ Review: Pushing innovation like never before.
Easton MAKO Review: The most popular bat of 2014 is back.
Easton S1 Review: The trusty, if not predictable, S1.
Easton S2 Review: Maybe the best hybrid bat on the market.
Easton S2z Review: New bat for Easton this year. A reinvented Exogrid.
Easton S3z Review: Another new bat for Easton this year. Unheralded but worth a look.
Easton XL1 Review: The trusty, if not predictable, XL1.
Easton XL3 Review: 2014’s best end loaded bat also has a BBCOR. Lovely bat.
Louisville Slugger 915 Prime Review: The best home run hitter in NCAA world series.
Louisville Slugger 715 Select Review: New line for Slugger—hybrid lovers will love.
Louisville Slugger 515 Select Review: Omaha name is back, jack.
Rawlings Trio Review: Reinventing the three piece bat. Rawlings top shelf.
Rawlings Velo Review: Lightest swing weight on the market? It’s gotta be close.
Rawlings 5150 Review: Updated end cap for a very popular bat. Too light this year?
Old Hickory Review: Single piece aluminum from Mike Trout’s preferred brand.
Common BBCOR Bat Questions
What are BBCOR Bats?
BBCOR stands for Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution. This is a scientific term that describes the trampoline effect of a bat. Currently, NFHS and NCAA baseball use a .50 BBCOR standard. The .50 is a measurement of the effectivness of a bats trampoline effect. BBCOR certified bats cannot exceed this standard and be legal for play.
When did baseball start using BBCOR?
The BBCOR standard was implemented in 2011 for Highschool and a year earlier for College. After several bats in the 2009 NCAA world series were found to exceed the then standard called BESR, the governing bodies of the sport took action to take readings after the bats were broken in.
What is BBCOR approved bat?
BBCOR Bats are baseball bats which have been approved by NFHS and the NCAA to be used in highschool and collegiate baseball games. They can be made of composite, aluminum or wood and have passed rigorous standards for trampoline effect. These standards are referred to as the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution or, more commonly, as BBCOR.
What is the Drop of a BBCOR Bat?
The drop of any baseball or softball bat is the numerical difference between the length of the bat in inches and the weight of the bat in ounces. So, for example, a 33 inch drop 3 bat is weighs 30 ounces. All BBCOR bats are required to be a drop 3. Little league bats can have different drops.
What is a Drop 3 Bat?
A drop 3 bat is another name for .50 BBCOR bats. As manufacturers only make drop 3 bats in the .50 BBCOR space, it follows that all drop 3 bats are also BBCOR. Many often refer to BBCOR as drop 3 bats.