Baseball Bats

Hype-less and unbiased reviews on every performance baseball bat.

Our baseball bat articles cover all performance bats in the BBCOR, USABats and USSSA (big barrel) space. You can also find bats on their brand page like Easton, Louisville Slugger, DeMarini, Marucci, Rawlings, Axe and moreWood baseball bats are also found on this site.

If you are looking for our favorites in each space then check out the best baseball bats. Or, if you'd like to see the data we capture on baseball bats, then head over to our baseball bat lab page. 

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Baseball Bat Reviews by Year

 
2018 Easton Beast X Review

2018 Easton Beast X USA Bat Review

The Beast X USA bat is a single piece aluminum bat that comes in a ...
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2018 Dirty South Bat USA Made Review

2018 Dirty South Made USA Bat Review

After several hours with the bat, we have a few things to point out in ...
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BBCOR Swing Data Velocity

2018 Adidas Aero Burner Comp Review

After considerable cage time, measuring the bat’s exit speed, barrel size and true swing weight, ...
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2018 Marucci CAT 7 Drop 10 Review

2018 Marucci CAT 7 Drop 10 2 3/4 Review

A Drop 10 Marucci CAT 7 has been on most serious players' short lists for ...
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2018 Rawlings Quatro USABat Review

2018 Rawlings USABat Quatro Review

In addition to our 2018 Quatro BBCOR review we write this 2018 Rawlings USABat Quatro ...
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2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite Review

2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USABat Review

In short, we think the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite is a ho-hum drop 11 USABat ...
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CF ZEn USA baseball BAt REview

2018 DeMarini CF Zen USABat Review

We've hit with the new USA CF Zen no less than 500 hits among several ...
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2018 Easton Beast X Hybrid uSaBat Review

2018 Easton Beast X Hybrid USABat Review

The 2018 Easton Beast X Hybrid is one of, if not our favorite, 2018 USA ...
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2018 Easton Ghost X USABat Review

2018 Easton Ghost X USABat Review

Our 2018 Easton Ghost X USABat review comes on the heels of hours of hitting, ...
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2018 DeMarini USABat Voodoo One Review

2018 DeMarini Voodoo One USABat Review

Not to be confused by the name, although you could have fooled us, the 2018 ...
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2018 DeMarini USABat Voodoo Review

2018 DeMarini Voodoo USABat Review

In short, we like the Voodoo in the 2018 USABat space. Do note, however, we ...
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2018 Slugger USABat 718 Select Review

2018 Slugger USABat 718 Select Review

After several hundred hits with the USABat718 Select in both the drop 5 and drop ...
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2018 Slugger 618 Solo USABat Review

2018 Slugger 618 Solo USABat Review

We hit with the 2018 Louisville Slugger 618 in a USAbat just shy of 200 ...
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2018 Louisvlle Slugger USABat Review

2018 Louisville Slugger USABat Reviews | 618 & 718 Cage Time

We hit the 2018 Louisville Slugger USABat lineup hard in cage. We liked the 718 ...
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2018 Axe Element Review

2018 Axe Element Review

Axe's entry level performance bat in 2018 is the Axe Element. This is a single ...
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Easton Z-core Lock & Load Review

2017 Easton Lock and Load Review | Adjustable Swing Weight

For almost a year, the Lock & Load from Easton has been the subject of ...
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Easton Mako

Easton Mako | 2014 – 2017 Baseball, Fastpitch, Softball Insights

If anyone has been more prolific in their coverage of the Easton Mako, we would ...
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2018 CAT 7 Review

2017 Marucci Cat 7 Review | Bigger Barrel, Bigger Happiness

Marucci's 2017 CAT 7 is, without argument, one of the best bats on the market ...
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2017 Retooled CF Zen Review

2017 ReTooled CF ZEN Review

Both the original 2 5/8 Drop 8 2017 Zen and the 2 3/4 CF Zen ...
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2017 Boombah Bat Reviews

2017 Boombah Cannon Review

Boombah is a direct to consumer company. That is, they do not use third party ...
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2017 Adidas Aero Burner Comp Review

2017 Adidas Aero Burner Comp Review

After some good time in the cage with the Adidas Aero Burner Composite, as well as ...
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2017 Axe Element Review

2017 Axe Element Review

Bat Reviews Axe Bats We have hit with the Axe Element for well over a ...
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2017 Easton HYPERLITE Review

2017 Easton MAKO Hyperlite Review | The New Combat MAXUM?

Easton’s late season release of a single piece composite bat with a monster barrel in ...
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2017 Easton XL3 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 ...
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2017 Easton S3 Review

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 ...
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2017 Easton TORQ Reviews

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 ...
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2017 DeMairni Voodoo One Review

2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Review | The 2016 Insane, But Ligther

DeMarini Bats Bat Reviews After 2 hours in the cage and on the tee with ...
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2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Review

2017 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Review

Over the last 3 years, we hit with Louisville Slugger’s Catalyst numerous times. We also exchanged ...
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2017 Axe Elite Review

2017 Axe Elite Review | BBCOR, Big Barrel & Youth

Bat Reviews Axe Bats For three years we have hit extensively with an asymmetric knob ...
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2017 Axe MB50 Review

2017 Axe MB50 Review | Best Looking Bat of 2017

Bat Reviews Axe Bats After several hours hitting with the 2017 Limited Edition Axe MB50, we ...
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2016 Easton S500 Review

2016 Easton S500 Review | Great Value? We Try it Out.

In putting together data points on the 2016 Easton S500 and S500c we spent 2 hours in ...
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2016 Combat Portent G4 Review

2016 Combat Portent G4 Review | PG4, Value Bats

Sadly, Combat is now defunct. But don’t blame it on the bats—they were great. Blame ...
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2017 DeMairni Voodoo One Review

2017 DeMarini Voodoo One Review | The 2016 Insane, But Ligther

DeMarini Bats Bat Reviews After 2 hours in the cage and on the tee with ...
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Warstic BBCOR Review

2016 Warstic BBCOR Review | Baseball’s Gunner & WarHawk In the Cage

After well over a week of solid hitting, we are willing to make some determinations ...
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2016 Combat Vigor Review

Our 2016 Combat Vigor Review comes after 4 hours of use and about 600 hacks ...
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2016 DeMarini Uprising Review

2016 DeMarini Uprising Review: Cheap Bat, Good Name

DeMarini Bats Bat Reviews Our 2016 DeMarini Uprising Review (Baseball) comes after a dozen hours ...
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2016 DeMarini NVS Vexxum Review

2016 DeMarini NVS Vexxum Review

DeMarini Bats Bat Reviews The 2016 DeMarini NVS Vexxum is back with some color ups and ...
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2016 DeMarini Insane Review

2016 DeMarini Insane Review

DeMarini Bats Bat Reviews The 2016 DeMarini Insane Review should sound a whole lot like ...
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2016 Axe Elite Review

2016 Axe Elite Review: Hall of Fame Inductees and Upgraded Knobs

Bat Reviews Axe Bats Our 2016 Axe Elite Review would run amiss if it didn’t ...
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2016 Easton S2 Review

2016 Easton S2 Review: Changed from 2015? Incorrect.

For 2016, Easton Bats moved their BBCOR line from the Speed (S) series of bats ...
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2016 Easton S3 Review

2016 Easton S3 Review: Reprinting 2015

For 2016, Easton Bats moved their BBCOR line from the S3 series and into the ...
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2016 Easton XL3 Review

2016 Easton XL3 Review: Real Cage Time Reports

Easton Bats moved their performance BBCOR line to the MAKO, Hybrid and Z-Core line of ...
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2016 RIP-IT Element Two Review

2016 RIP-IT Element Two Review

Recommendations for the 2016 RIP-IT Element Two The 2016 RIP-IT Element Two bat comes in only a BBCOR version ...
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Easton Bats

2016 Easton MAKO TORQ XL Review

Recommendations for the 2016 Easton MAKO XL TORQ We’ve spent over 10 hours in the cage collectively ...
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2016 Easton MAKO TORQ Review

2016 Easton MAKO TORQ Review: Performance Bat—But Still a Rotating Handle

Recommendations for the 2016 Easton MAKO TORQ Bat Reviews | Easton Bats We’ve spent at least ...
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Rude American Bat Reviews

2015 Rude American Bats Review: New Drop 5

If you found yourself here it’s likely you’ve been looking at buying baseball bats for ...
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2016 Easton S2 Review

2016 Easton S2 Review: Changed from 2015? Incorrect.

For 2016, Easton Bats moved their BBCOR line from the Speed (S) series of bats ...
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2016 Easton S3 Review

2016 Easton S3 Review: Reprinting 2015

For 2016, Easton Bats moved their BBCOR line from the S3 series and into the ...
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2015 Dirty South War Bat Review

We get two general communication via [email protected] from our faithful readers. The first asks us ...
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2015 Boombah Bat Reviews: Cannon O’ My Cannon

About 4 weeks ago one loyal JBR reader told me, “You have to check out ...
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2015 Marucci Hex Alloy Review: Taste the Rainbow

From a design standpoint Marucci Sports owns our hearts. Every new Marucci bat we see seems ...
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2015 Big Barrel Baseball Bats: Reviewed and Listed

Below is an index of Big Barrel Baseball Bats www.justbatreviews.com. Each bat comes in either/or ...
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2015 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Review

Louisville Slugger released four major baseball bat lines for 2015. We previously reviewed three of them: ...
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2015 Mizuno MaxCor Review: Innovating a Crosswised Sweet Spot

Before we get into the good stuff (aka fascinating baseball science and technology) here are some ...
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2015 DeMarini Insane Review

DeMarini Bats Bat Reviews DeMarini releases a whole slew of bat lines every year in ...
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2015 Marucci OPS Review: Choosing Baseball Bats and Wall Decor

I believe we have seen and touched every 2015 BBCOR bat on the market. We’ve ...
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2017 Axe Bat Lineup

2015 Axe Review: Elite Element and Phenom.

Bat Reviews Axe Bats A few months ago we fell in love with a new ...
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2015 Combat Bats Review: Fray Hybrid & Wanted

After our review of the Portent G3 baseball bat a couple days back, we were ...
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2015 Mizuno Generations Review

2015 Mizuno Generations Review

Baseball bat reviews are inundated with the word ‘pop’. “Amazing Pop”, “Great Pop”, “Freakish Pop” ...
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2015 RIP-IT Helium Review: A BBCOR Air Filled Bat

When we wrote a highly read review on the Mako Torq and its spinning handle a few months ...
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Best BBCOR Bats

Ever since Highschool and collegiate rules changed to BBCOR several years a number of companies have produced top end bats. The differences among them are slim, but enough to consider. We do so in our BBCOR bat reviews.

USABats

2018 is the inaugural year for USABats and all industry eyes are on how well this youth baseball bat market will do. We've taken every USABat for a spin an write our reviews and recommendations.

Best uSSSA Slowpitch Softball Bats

Formerly known as the Big Barrel space, the USSSA bats are no longer the only Big Barrel bats on the market for youth players. But, they still have the same pop folks love. Here we review every Big Barrelbat on the planet.

Best Wood Bats

Wood bats are terribly difficult to keep track of let alone differentiate once you do find them. But, we have reviewed over 40 different wood bats and their respective companies looking for the changes. Lots of great options in the wood bat market.