Youth Baseball Bat Reviews | Real Hitters Real Feedback

The word ‘review’ may be the most over-used word on the internet. But let’s make sure we’re on the same page as to what a review is and is not—especially in the realm of youth baseball bat reviews.

2017 Marucci Cat 7 Review | Still Beautiful After All These Years

We played 12 games with the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 at players' disposal, and many took us up on the
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2017 Marucci Cat 7 Review | Still Beautiful After All These Years

2017 Boombah Cannon Review

Boombah is a direct to consumer company. That is, they do not use third party vendors to deliver their goods
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2017 Boombah Cannon Review

2017 Axe Element Review

We have hit with the Axe Element for well over a season. That experience, combined with meticulously combing user experiences
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2017 Axe Element Review

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
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2017 Easton XL3 Review | Youth, Big Barrel but no BBCOR

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
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2017 Easton S3 Review | It’s Back, Again

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
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2017 Easton TORQ Reviews | Beast, Hybrid & Speed Options

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
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DeMarini Delta Force Reviews | Zero Dark Add

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
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2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Review

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,
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2017 Axe Elite Review | BBCOR, Big Barrel & Youth

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
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2017 Axe Avenge Review | HyperWhip End Caps

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
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2017 Anderson Bat Lineup

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
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2017 Louisville Slugger 617 Solo Review | A Single Piece Hybrid

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
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2017 Axe Bat Lineup | Predictive Impact Is Your Daddy

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
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2017 Louisville Slugger 517 Omaha Review | Omaha, Omaha, Omaha

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
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2017 Mizuno Covert Review | The New Nighthawk

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
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2017 Mizuno Generations Review | New End Caps

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
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2017 Easton MAKO Beast Review | Surprise! It’s Great

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
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2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced Review

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
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Louisville Slugger Vapor Review | Youth, BBCOR & Softball

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
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2017 Rawlings 5150 Review | The New Cap is the Old Cap

For example, repeating the talking points of the marketing ads found on vendor and manufacturer websites are NOT real Youth Baseball Bat Reviews. Nor is opining on the theology of baseball bat construction with random links to amazon bats hoping for a click & buy an actual bat review. Nor, we will add, is a ‘rating’ the same as a review. Neither is a 20 to 40 word blurb about how little Timmy or some random grandson hit his first home run with any particular bat and, therefore, such and such bat is ‘just great’ a review either.

At justbatreviews we feel very strongly that a real bat review consists of actually hitting with the bat over a period of time among several players for whom the bat is created for. Once done, taking direct and honest feedback as well as measuring real metrics on the bat all adds up to a real review of the bat. This isn’t to say other means of offering advice online isn’t helpful, but it is to say that the word ‘review’ may be the most overused word on the internet.

While there may be a few sites here and there which have done this for a few different bats every now and again, we are confident no one takes it nearly as serious as justbatreviews does. Our proof? The long list of youth baseball bats for little league (2 1/4) we’ve reviewed since our inception in the middle of 2014. Each of these bats we’ve actually hit with in cage and/or in game and, quite often, spent time on the phone with the manufacturers discussing their take on the bat.

What are Youth or Little League Bats?

Youth barrel baseball bats are Little League bats which have a barrel diameter no greater than 2 1/4 inches. The weight of these bats ranges anywhere from a drop 5 to a drop 15 depending on the model. Little league (aka youth bats) are not to be confused with Senior League bats or Big Barrel bats which both have a larger barrel size.

The terms youth barrel and Little League bats are often interchangeable. As well, many often refer to any bat used for young players as a ‘little league’ bat. However, officially speaking at least, a ‘little league’ bat is a bat made for Little League International which requires (at least until 1/1/2018) bats for certain ages do not exceed 2 1/4 inch in the barrel. As such, there is an entire category of baseball bats which manufactures make and vendors sale which put these bats in the Youth or Little League category.

The list below consists of bats which come in a 2 1/4 version. If you are looking for Big Barrel (2 5/8 or 2 3/4) bats then check this list. BBCOR reviews can be found here.

Youth Baseball Bat Reviews

Youth Baseball Bat Reviews

Here are more reviews we’ve published. We suggest, if you are looking for a specific bat, then try the bat reviews page or our search function above.