Easton’s top end bat for 2019 is called the Project 3 ADV. The ADV comes with a few features we’ve yet to ever see on other bats including a Power Boost knob and an improvement in the connective piece.
We surveyed over 2,000 players on their 2019 bat usage. We asked what bat they used, how they liked it and what bat they think is the best. We parsed that data into each individual bat and report those on our review pages. As well, we aggregated data on the bat brands overall ranking.
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There have been atleast a few complaints about the bat’s long term performance. We don’t think it too concerning, but the bat isn’t getting the rave some other more proven models are.
As of March 2019 the ADV (and every Easton BBCOR bat) came off of minimum pricing. It is the earliest we have seen any premier bats come down.
As far as we can tell, one of two things. First, the bat’s sales have been flat or lackluster and Easton is looking to drive some inventory before other flagship bats drop their price. Second, it’s possible Easton is looking to launch a few things earlier this year to get the ball rolling and a jump on the 2020 line.
In some sense it’s worth thinking of the ADV as a newer version of the Ghost X from 2019. It is a two piece composite with a big barrel, light swing and really great feel on contact. Granted, it only comes in BBCOR at the moment. But improvements like the power boost knob make it worthy of a new model and name.
You can see more details in our bat construction section on this review. Easton's top end bat for 2018 is the Easton Ghost X. That bat was the new version of the famed Easton MAKO. These bats have dominated much of the two piece composite market. They've used a big barrel, light swing and real good feel on hits and mishits to become one of the preferred two piece composite bats in the market. The 2019 Project 3 ADV significantly upgrades on the Ghost X. Insomuch that a new name and line is warranted. Here are a few of the bats new features:
Easton's flagship baseball bat line for 2018 is the Easton Ghost X. The Mako is no longer. We have watched players swing the new Ghost X at length.
We have spent a lot of time over the last several weeks getting ready for this review.
In the big barreled and light swinging two piece composite space there are a few real high end options. All bats, mind you, in this category are the most expensive. Others to consider are Rawlings Quatro Pro, DeMarini’s CF Zen and Slugger’s new Meta 9. Each of these bats have their own story and, in their own right, each are good. We suggest you read through the reviews, watch some vidoes and get a feel for what type of bat you’ll like more. Then, when in doubt, flip a coin.
Easton’s new Project 3 lab has produced a soft outer shell on the knob of the bat. The idea is that a softer knob gives you somthing to hold but also something to help swing through. These knobs do feel great compared to other stiffer knobs. And, we are hopeful, Easton adds these to other bats in the future.
There are several features worth noting on the 2019 Project 3 ADV. Compared to the last year Easton top end two piece composite (the Ghost X) there are considerable changes. Here are a few:
Easton’s Project ADV 3 is only a BBCOR bat. It comes in sizes as short as a 30 up to a 34-inch.
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