Just Bat Reviews is an independent bat review site that hosts detailed information in an unbiased format. We do not work for any vendor or manufacturer. We use every bat we review. Our information is sourced against industry knowledge and used by real players in real games. The intent of Just Bat Reviews is to deliver real information on bats unvarnished by our inventory levels or sales quotas. Our intent is to write useful information from real players and parents.
Brian Duryea is a dad of 7 children all of which are highly involved in competitive baseball and fastpitch. This blog was born out of his desperation to find reasonable information on bats untarnished by industry bias. Since this site's founding, he has written for a number of magazines and websites in the space and has currently written more words than anyone on the planet about bats. He holds a degree in economics from Brigham Young University.
Jim Campanis, Jr. is the son of former Major Leaguer Jimmy Campanis, and grandson of long-time Dodgers’ General Manager, Al Campanis. Jim Jr. is a third generation professional baseball player, whose on-the-field career included All-American honors at USC, selections to the 1985 USA Junior National Team & Team USA in 1988, plus six seasons as a catcher in the minor leagues with one year on the major league 40-man roster.
Jason Wilson is a baseball enthusiast, with an addiction to reading, reviewing, and testing baseball equipment and accessories. He has been involved in youth baseball for 8 years while continually working to find a way to make the game a better experience for both players and the parents. A realist at heart, he feels that investing in the right equipment, at the right time, for the right player, is key to the success of the player and the less strain on the parent’s bank account.
Shawn Pike played for the California Angles from 1983-85 before a shoulder injury took him out of baseball. Since, he found solace in slow pitch softball and has played at various levels enjoying the competition and camaraderie of the game. He started his slow pitch career in California playing for Firestone Tire out of LA--an A division team. After moving to Utah he played for Novel and Campania Foods out of Park City, Utah---each of which has seen success at regional and national tournaments.
Hadden Grant is from from a small town in Southwest Missouri. He grew up in baseball, fell in love with it, and still loves it today. When not around baseball or writing about baseball, Hadden is either lifting weights or playing pool.
Blake Muir began his high school career playing for Coach Todd Reece and CCHS. After high school, he received a full-ride scholarship to Wallace Community College, where he was matched up against future MLB superstars, including Craig Kimbrel. Wallace provided Blake with an opportunity to use cutting edge sports technology and sports health. These days Blake is focused on his organization, Pipeline Baseball, where the main focus is helping players achieve their dream of playing at the next level.