Most Exciting Baseball Bats For 2016: Users Decide

2016 DeMarini CF8 Review

We took the 2016 versions of each performance BBCOR bat from the four major brands and asked users to decide which one they were most excited about. We had over 4,000 votes. The results weren’t particularly surprising but, we think, at least a little bit insightful. Below are the results.

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Our question this go around was simple enough: What Bat Are You Most Excited About Swinging in 2016?

Most Exciting Baseball Bats For 2016

#1

The answers were, if anything, predictable with DeMarini’s flagship CF8 at #1 and the Voodoo Raw at #2 leading the charge. We’ve hit with both of these bats extensively and can claim, rather emphatically, these suckers are the best iteration of the CF and Voodoo we think we’ve ever seen. The excitement around these two bats are justified.

#2

Voodoo Raw Smallest

Also without surprise the #3 bat on the list was the 2016 Easton MAKO. This bat doesn’t have many upgrades outside the paint job for 2016, but it still may be the most popular bat the world has ever seen. It has graced the tops of every poll we’ve ever done on this site and justifiably so. It is the flagship bat of the biggest bat company in the space.

#3MAKO

Next in line to the MAKO the new 2016 Easton MAKO BBCOR XL which will replace the XL1 BBCOR as Easton’s two piece composite end load and comes in at the #4 spot. This choice, as well, is predictable considering Easton’s dominance in the market and the high demand for a heavier swinging two piece composite bat.

#4Most Exciting Baseball Bats For 2016

Louisville Slugger’s 916 Prime—with it’s new extended barrel—has intrigued enough voters to drive it to the #5 spot on the list of most exciting bats for 2016. In some versions, the bat’s barrel has been extended for 2016 and some green accents with a stock custom lizard skin grip are worthy upgrades. All add to the excitement around this balanced two piece composite.

#5Most Exciting Baseball Bats For 2016

Here are the full rankings as we had them.

See the full review of our 2016 baseball bat reviews found here.

Total Wars Fought: 15722

  1. CF8 Smallest

    1. 2016 DeMarini CF8

    Wins: 536 Losses: 327 Total: 863
  2. 2016 MAKO BBCOR

    2. 2016 Easton MAKO

    Wins: 457 Losses: 356 Total: 813
  3. 2016 MAKO TORQ XL BBCOR

    3. 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ XL

    Wins: 401 Losses: 367 Total: 768
  4. Voodoo Raw Smallest

    4. 2016 DeMarini Voodoo Raw

    Wins: 471 Losses: 348 Total: 819
  5. 2016 BBCOR MAKO TORQ

    5. 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ

    Wins: 385 Losses: 399 Total: 784
  6. 2016 MAKO XL BBCOR

    6. 2016 Easton MAKO XL

    Wins: 434 Losses: 361 Total: 795
  7. Easton Z-Core BBCOR

    7. 2016 Easton Z-Core

    Wins: 412 Losses: 409 Total: 821
  8. 2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid XL

    8. 2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid XL

    Wins: 395 Losses: 374 Total: 769
  9. Z-Core Hybrid Easton BBCOR

    9. 2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid

    Wins: 390 Losses: 380 Total: 770
  10. Best Bat Deals

    10. 2016 Louisville Slugger 916 Prime

    Wins: 403 Losses: 328 Total: 731
  11. Easton Z-Core Torq BBCOR

    11. 2016 Easton Z-Core Torq

    Wins: 350 Losses: 425 Total: 775
  12. 2016 Z-Core XL Easton

    12. 2016 Easton Z-Core XL

    Wins: 392 Losses: 381 Total: 773
  13. 716 Select

    13. 2016 Louisville Slugger 716 Select

    Wins: 406 Losses: 396 Total: 802
  14. Best Bat For 11 Year Old

    14. 2016 Louisville Slugger 516 Omaha

    Wins: 353 Losses: 408 Total: 761
  15. VELO Small

    15. 2016 Rawlings VELO

    Wins: 362 Losses: 394 Total: 756
  16. 2016 Easton HYBRID Z-Core Torq BBCOR IMage photo

    16. 2016 Easton Z-Core Hybrid TORQ

    Wins: 358 Losses: 417 Total: 775
  17. Insane BBCOR Small

    17. 2016 DeMarini Insane

    Wins: 329 Losses: 467 Total: 796
  18. NVS VExxum Smallest

    18. 2016 DeMarini NVS Vexxum

    Wins: 350 Losses: 443 Total: 793
  19. Trio Small

    19. 2016 Rawlings TRIO

    Wins: 350 Losses: 411 Total: 761
  20. 5150 Smaller

    20. 2016 Rawlings 5150

    Wins: 327 Losses: 470 Total: 797