The 2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution (Evo) is the next generation of Easton Ghost X in the USA and USSSA (Big Barrel) bat space. (If you are looking for this bat in BBCOR then check out the 2019 Easton ADV Project 3.) We’ve hit with the USSSA and USA versions of the bat. The USSSA version correlates well with 2018 Easton Ghost X. It’s smooth, big barreled and will be loved by serious travel type players.
But, we found the USA Ghost X Evolution leaps and bounds better than the 2018 USA Ghost. The 2019 bat feels smooth, the barrel is huge and the balance right where you want it. It’s sting dampeingin was on par with the USSSA version—not like the electrocution feeling found in the 2018 USA Ghost x. We expect the 2019 Easton Evo to be a favorite this year in the USA Space.
Don’t expect the 2019 USA Ghost X Evolution to be widely available until November of 2018.
Best Places to Buy
Easton, as you know, has fantastic distribution. But don’t expect to see this bat at your box store. This is found in specialty baseball and sports stores. We like to take a look at Amazon first. Price checking places like Dick’s Sporting Goods and JustBats would do you well to. Don’t forget Closeout’s pricing too.
The USSSA version of the bat is widely available at the time of this writing. Expect to see the USA Evolution more readily available in November of 2018.
2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution Recommendations
In terms of who the bat is made for, it fits the same category as the 2018 Easton Ghost X. That is, a light swinging two piece composite with a big barrel and a smooth smash. The bat comes in a USSSA (Big Barrel) and a USA Bat so, of course, would only be useful for that type of player.
For Players Who
- Are serious about baseball
- Don’t have a budget
- Want Easton’s best offering in the USSSA or USA Space
- Prefer two piece composites
- Want a light swinging bat.
Easton’s top end 2019 Evolution is their marquee bat. It is built for, and recommended to, serious travel ball type players looking for every ounce of goodness a bat might deliver. Those in rec leagues, or who only play a few (less than 15 games) in a season will have more success with a bat like the Easton Typhoon.
2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution vs 2018 Easton Ghost X
In the USA Bat space you can be confident the Evolution is considerably different between the 2019 Evolution and the 2018 Ghost X. Speak to any player that swung the USA Ghost X in 2018 and you’ll find the bat had some problems. Not only was one bat banned for being illegal, but the bat felt really, really terrible on mishits. Compared to the 2017 Easton MAKO the bat felt like it was built with an electric shock mechanism for poorly hit balls. Exit speeds were less than steller too.
Whatever Easton did between 2018 and 2019 with their top end USA Bat worked. The new Ghost Evolution feels smooth, sounds great and has that same light balance to the swing. (They did add some type of foam to the inside of their CXN connective piece. If this was the ticket that caused the change we aren’t sure, but there is clearly something different in the feel between 2018 and 2019 in the USA space).
The 2019 USSSA Ghost X Evolution and the 2018 Ghost X feel similar. Each come in a number of sizes, have huge barrels and feel great on contact. The USSSA Ghost X was given great reviews across the board.
The new 2019 Ghost X Evolution has an upgraded foam inside the barrel. This helps dampen sting (especially in the Hyperlite). It is also the company that secured the Lizard Skin grip contract away from Slugger as well as a new end cap that is a bit lighter—helping to bring down the swing weight as the foam increased it.
2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution Comparable Bats
The two piece composite space is replete with serious options. DeMarini’s CF Zen, Rawlings Quatro, Louisville Slugger’s 919 Prime and Mizuno’s Hot Metal, to name just a few. Each of these bats focus on a big barrel, light swing and smooth smash on both hits and mishits.
As well, especially the 919, Zen and Quatro, these bats come in an array of sizes and leagues. Expect a serious USSSA and USA bat in each of these options. You’ll find evangelists for each depending on experience with the brand or just a general preference for a sound. Easton has a ton of success in the Youth USSSA market (helped by the LLWS and a great bat for ages in the market). In the last few years they’ve come on strong with the drop 5 in the Ghost.
Easton Ghost X Evolution Sizing
In the USSSA expect a drop 10, 8 and 5 in a 2 3/4 barrel. You can also find a 2 5/8 drop 10—which we think is just a left over barrel from the 2017 season as no league requiring 2 5/8 barrel is also allowing the USSSA stamp anymore. All of them have left to the USA Standard. These bats use a white and black theme.
In the USA Space expect, also, a drop 10, 8 and 5. These bats use a black and neon orange theme.
See the full line of 2019 Easton Youth baseball bats.
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