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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.

Baseball 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.

Baseball 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 Barrel bat on the planet.

Baseball 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.


This site contains more information about baseball bats online than anywhere else. We have written over 400 articles on baseball alone and include those in categories like BBCOR, USABats and USSSA as well as reviews by brands like Easton, Louisville Slugger, DeMarini, Marucci, Rawlings, Axe and more. We also have a section dedicated to wood bats as well as our entire set of articles dedicated to producing the best baseball bats.

Other often visited places on our site compare the barrel sizes of bats, their weights and their barrels performance exit speeds. Many find value in producing the right bat size on our best bat size chart

Baseball Bats By Year

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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 a long time. I assume this[...]
2016 Easton S2 Review: Changed from 2015? Incorrect.
For 2016, Easton Bats moved their BBCOR line from the Speed (S) series of bats into the Z-Core Hybrid brand[...]
2016 Easton S3 Review: Reprinting 2015
For 2016, Easton Bats moved their BBCOR line from the S3 series and into the Z-Core brand of names. They[...]
2015 Dirty South War Bat Review
We get two general communication via [email protected] from our faithful readers. The first asks us which bat performs the best[...]
2015 Boombah Bat Reviews: Cannon O’ My Cannon
About 4 weeks ago one loyal JBR reader told me, "You have to check out these Boombah bats. They are[...]
2015 Marucci Hex Alloy Review: Taste the Rainbow
From a design standpoint Marucci Sports owns our hearts. Every new Marucci bat we see seems to leaves us weak in the knees.[...]
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 a 2 5/8 or 2[...]
2015 Louisville Slugger Catalyst Review
Louisville Slugger released four major baseball bat lines for 2015. We previously reviewed three of them: 915 Prime, 715 Select and 515 Omaha.[...]
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 basics of the  2015 Mizuno[...]
2015 DeMarini Insane Review
DeMarini releases a whole slew of bat lines every year in baseball. Their top shelf bat, for 2015, is the[...]
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 learned a couple things along[...]
2015 Axe Review: Elite Element and Phenom.
A few months ago we fell in love with a new approach to hitting a baseball when we reviewed the[...]
2015 Combat Bats Review: Fray Hybrid & Wanted
After our review of the Portent G3 baseball bat a couple days back, we were reminded we've yet to put[...]
2015 Mizuno Generations Review
Baseball bat reviews are inundated with the word 'pop'. "Amazing Pop", "Great Pop", "Freakish Pop" and so on and so[...]
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 back we asked, "what will[...]
2015 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Review
Few bats have more traction in the high performance bat space than the 5150. That's because it has a lot[...]
2015 Anderson Flex BBCOR Review: Not Your Grandma’s One Piece
If you are looking for the light swinging BBCOR in the one piece aluminum marketyou've come to the right place.[...]
2015 RIP-IT Bats Reviews: drop 5, 8 and 10 Senior League
If you read our introduction blog to the 2015 RIP-IT line a few months ago you may remember that one of our most favorite[...]
2015 Combat Portent G3 Review
There is a whole list of things I think about when the word Canada comes to mind. Nowhere on the[...]
2015 Rawlings Velo Review: A Hand-Loaded Bat
Let's start here to review the 2015 Velo: An end-loaded bat, in relation to a balanced bat, contains more drag[...]
2015 Rawlings Trio Review
In 2014 Rawlings proudly introduced a bat with three distinct pieces: a composite handle, 5150 alloy barrel and composite end[...]
2015 Axe Phenom Tee Ball Bat Review
It's hard to differentiate between tee ball bats. If you were to search google trends you'd find people look for[...]
2015 Marucci Elite Limited Review
In addition to the full composite 2015 Marucci Hex, which we reviewed earlier, Marucci is also set to release a hybrid[...]
2015 Anderson Bat Review: The Techzilla is Back
In 2006 and 2007 the hottest baseball bat on the planet was the double walled aluminum Techzilla from a small[...]
2015 Axe Avenge Bat Review – A Revelation in Knobs
Those who have read this blog (or those who have paid attention to the bat space for more than just[...]
2015 RIP-IT Air BBCOR Review
The RIP IT Air is back for 2015 and that gets a lot of folks excited. This bat is in[...]
2015 RIP-IT Air Elite BBCOR Review
The 2015 Air Elite BBCOR bat is a hybrid (composite handle, aluminum barrel) bat with a balanced swing weight. This[...]
2015 RIP-IT Bat Review
When I get a new bat to write a review on my wife and kids usually ask me something like, What[...]
2015 Marucci Hex Composite Review
If you weren't paying close attention to the Marucci CAT 6 review we put up a few days ago, or[...]
2015 Easton MAKO XL Review
(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z) Easton[...]
2015 Easton S3z Review
(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z) Bat Reviews[...]
2015 Easton S2z Review
(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z) Bat Reviews[...]
2015 Easton XL3 Review
(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z) Bat Reviews[...]
2015 Easton XL1 Review
(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z) Bat Reviews[...]
2015 Easton S3 Review
(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z). Also, see[...]
2015 Easton S2 Review
(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z) Bat Reviews[...]
2015 Easton MAKO Review
(The 2015 Easton line has 9 performance bats reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z). Bat Reviews | Easton Bats Easton returns[...]
Final 2015 DeMarini Baseball Bat Reviews!
CF7 Review Voodoo Overlord FT Review DeMarini NVS Vexxum Review The 2015 DeMarini Baseball Bats are released today (9/2/2014). After[...]
2015 Marucci CAT 6 Review
Marucci has released their new version of the CAT 5-Squared for 2015. It is called, not surprisingly, the CAT 6.[...]
2015 Baseball Bat Reviews
Each review below is justbatreviews.com own work and was created after using the bat, getting other player feedback and measuring[...]
2015 DeMarini NVS Vexxum Review
While the world waits for DeMarini's new CF7 and Voodoo FT to be released, the 2015 DeMarini NVS Vexxum is[...]
2015 Louisville Slugger 715 Select Review
The 715 Select from Louisville Slugger is part of their 2015 top shelf bat line. The 715 is considered by[...]
2015 Louisville Slugger 515 Omaha Review
The 515 Omaha from Louisville Slugger is the third of four bat in their 2015 top shelf bat line. (The[...]
It’s baaaack: 2015 DeMarini Voodoo Overlord FT Review
Ever since Bryce Harper, at the age of 16, used the DeMarini VooDoo to smash a 502-foot home run at[...]
The Lightest Swing on the Planet: 2015 DeMarini CF7 Review
Built on their long line of success within the CF family, the DeMarini CF7 (Amazon Price Check) baseball bat comes with one[...]
New 2015 Baseball Bat: Adidas EQT Review
Many reading this headline probably did a double take. Adidas, making baseball bats? Have I lost my ever loving mind? No you[...]
2015 Easton S1 Review
(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 10 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z) Bat Reviews[...]
2015 Easton Mako Torq Review
(The 2015 Easton top shelf bat line has 9 individual lines that are reviewed individually here: MAKO TORQ, MAKO XL, MAKO, S1, S2, S3, XL1, XL3, S2z and S3z. The best[...]
2015 Louisville Slugger Review 915 Prime – 715 Select – 515 Omaha – Catalyst
With more information, the intro to Slugger's 2015 line ups is now found here: 2015 Louisville Slugger First Glance 2015[...]