Bat Reviews By Brand

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We get the opportunity to work with every serious baseball and softball bat brand in the industry. As the years go by, and as we review nearly a thousand bats, the list of brands, and their accompanying reviews, grows. The below serves as an attempt to keep them straight in our heads and an easier way for you to find bat reviews by company.

Louisville Slugger

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There isn’t a more trusted or branded name in the bat space than that of Louisville Slugger. They were the first on the scene about a hundred years ago.

Slugger has made bats for Jackie Robinson and Mickey Mantle. Today they still control a serious portion of the MLB market. No surprise, as well, they have serious offerings in the aluminum and composite bat realms too. Their softball, fastpitch and baseball offerings are as far and wide as banjo player’s description of Kentucky bluegrass.

Louisville Slugger Bat Reviews

Axe Bats

Axe Bats

We have covered Axe Bats since their inception. Okay, that is not technically true, but we have been writing articles on the asymmetric handle and now odd shaped end cap for years.

In our time blogging seriously about bats, no other company has made quite the splash that Axe Bats has. At one point they made a BBCOR bat.

Now, they make bat that a number of MLB guys are happy to swing. And a broad offering across BBCOR, Big Barrel and USA baseball as well as a number of killer softball bats too. Expect nothing but great things from these folks going forward.

Axe Bat Reviews

Easton Bats

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Easton is serious player in the baseball, softball and fastpitch space. So serious, in fact, many would argue Easton is the actual leader. We are not privy to the actual numbers, but we are under the assumption Easton sells more bats than any other brand in the world. They dominate the youth league baseball space, have serious traction in the high school ranks, and are top tier player in the collegiate space. If you’ve never heard of Easton bats then check your pulse.

Easton Bat Reviews

Marucci Bats

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A trusted and well used name in the professional wood bat space, Marucci’s more recent effect on the aluminum and composite bat space is noticeable. Committed to terrifically beautiful constructions focused on the hitting experience, Marucci takes what they learned in the hands of top end Major League players to make top shelf bats for the non-professional space.

Marucci Bat Reviews

DeMarini Bats

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DeMarini claims they are the finest bat maker in the world. Frankly, we’d be hard pressed to say they weren’t. They dominate the softball and baseball space in terms of top shelf players preferring their bats. Are there other options? Of course. But if you were to name a category of player in the composite or aluminum bat space we are confident DeMarini would offer a compelling choice.

DeMarini Bat Reviews

Rawlings Bats

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Aside from Louisville Slugger, no bat brand has been around longer. The Rawlings Adirondack graced the plate during at-bats of greats like Reggie Jackson and Mark McGwire among many others. Today they continue to produce high quality wood bats used by some of the very best in the sport. As well, Rawlings makes a significant contribution to the top shelf in baseball. It is hard to say exactly where they fit in the grand scheme of sales volume for aluminum and composite bats, but definitely a top 5 brand—and quite possibly a top 3.

Rawlings Bat Reviews

Warstic Bats

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Warstic is a wood bat company that has also spent some time making a few aluminum bats. They are, no doubt, in a sea of bat companies much like them.

Many, like Trinity, Old Hickory, Phoenix and so on fight for play time with MLB guys and, occasionally, dabble in the high school and youth bat markets. 

Dirty South Bats

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Dirty South Bats is a direct to consumer company that prices itself on a big barrel in the composite space. They are committed to a huge barrel. In some measure, fill the void left by the departure of Combat.

Although their distribution lacks the reach of major companies, users of the DSBs rave on their power.​

Mizuno Bats

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North American operations of this Japanese company offer a few serious aluminum and composite bats. We review Mizuno in detail on this site and have had plenty of fun delivering feedback from real hitters.

There most unique bat, the MAXCOR, uses a softer plastic on the outside of the bat. This has been a fun test bat for us to hit for several years.

Mizuno also released some USABats quite recently. It will be interesting to see how they do when compared to the behemoths of Easton and Rawlings who have both jumped in headlong to the USABat market.

Victus Bats

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Victus might be the most popular wood bat very few have actually heard about. It was only a few months ago they were acquired by Marucci. Their focus is a great selection of wood bats used for all leves.

We've spent plenty of time with the Victus bats---and their adoption of the Axe Handle. They make quality stuff at some reasonable prices. We have yet to see the full effect that a Marucci ownership will take. But, so far, so good.

Adidas Bats

Adidas Bats

Adidas has been dabbling in the metal and composite bat space for a few years. The introduction of a two piece composite in the big barrel space (Aero) was a great addition to the market.

Adidas has pushed well at the collegiate (BBCOR) level and appear to continue that traction. How long will it take until they are thought of as a baseball bat company? We think that may never happen.

Sam Bat

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Sam Bat is the original Maple Bat company. That is, they are the first bat company to introduce maple wood into MLB market. Today, it turns out, few players DON'T use maple wood.

Although not the largest provider of wood bats to the MLB, Sam Bat makes a serious dent in the space. They also sell similar top shelf wood bats to youth and high school players too. Their custom wood builder is one of our favorite tools and gift ideas.​

Bat Manufacturer Ratings By Users

We let users rate each of the bat manufacturers and put the average of the scores below. You, too, can review each company by visiting the pages above or the links below.

Bat Manufacturers User Ratings

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Baseball and Softball Bat Brands

We get the opportunity to work with every serious baseball and softball bat brand in the industry. As the years go by, and as we review nearly a thousand bats, the list grows. The below serves as an attempt to keep them straight in our heads. Also, we think, many of our readers might find the baseball and softball bat brands all in one place helpful too. 

DeMarini

DeMarini claims they are the finest bat maker in the world. Frankly, we'd be hard pressed to say they weren't. They dominate the softball and baseball space in terms of top shelf players preferring their bats. Are there other options? Of course. But if you were to name a category of player in the composite or aluminum bat space we are confident DeMarini would offer a compelling choice. 

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Marucci

A trusted and well used name in the professional wood bat space, Marucci's more recent effect on the aluminum and composite bat space is noticeable. Committed to terrifically beautiful constructions focused on the hitting experience, Marucci takes what they learned in the hands of top end Major League players to make top shelf bats for the non-professional space.

Easton

Easton is serious player in the baseball, softball and fastpitch space. So serious, in fact, many would argue Easton is the actual leader. We are not privy to the actual numbers, but we are under the assumption Easton sells more bats than any other brand in the world. They dominate the youth league baseball space, have serious traction in the high school ranks, and are top tier player in the collegiate space. If you've never heard of Easton bats then check your pulse.

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Louisville Slugger

There isn't a more trusted or branded name in the bat space than that of Louisville Slugger. They were just about the first on the scene about a hundred years ago. They've made bats for Jackie Robinson and Mickey Mantle and still control a serious portion of the MLB market. No surprise, as well, they have serious offerings in the aluminum and composite bat realms too. Their softball, fastpitch and baseball offerings are as far and wide as banjo player's description of Kentucky bluegrass.

Rawlings

Aside from Louisville Slugger, no bat brand has been around longer. The Rawlings Adirondack graced the plate during at-bats of greats like Reggie Jackson and Mark McGwire among many others. Today they continue to produce high quality wood bats used by some of the very best in the sport. As well, Rawlings makes a significant contribution to the top shelf in baseball. It is hard to say exactly where they fit in the grand scheme of sales volume for aluminum and composite bats, but definitely a top 5 brand---and quite possibly a top 3.

Rawlings Bats
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Combat

Combat Sports, now owned by the Easton brand of companies, has made single piece composite bats for quite some time. Many in the industry accept Combat as a serious player in the one piece space and, many more still, accept them as the leader in that particular niche. They have yet to enter the wood bat realm and with Easton as their boss we don't expect that to change anytime soon.

Axe

Axe is our favorite little bat company that we love to tell people about. They have nowhere near the marketing budget or shelf presence as many other in this list, but they do have unique handle design and barrel built for one sided hitting. Some great data and a unique story separate them well enough to hang in there versus many marketing machines. Even now, their penetration into the wood bat market and Major League Baseball makes them an even more serious player in the space.

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Mizuno

In the wood bat space, Mizuno has made them since the days of Pete Rose. At least a few still swing them today. On the metal and composite bat side, Mizuno has just entered the race in recent years. And although they lack the pedigree, the bats make a serious play at the top shelf and, in some circles, could be considered the best of the bunch. 

Victus

Victus is a wood bat company only. They make a variety of colors, shapes and sizes in the wood bat world. As well, they even teamed up with Axe bats to make a professional wood bat for major league players. 

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Warstic

Within the industry, Warstic is a company known for making remarkably beautiful wood bats tailored to the look the player prefers. The bats are as much works of art to instill confidence and comfort in a hitter as they are pieces of equipment. More recently, they've ventured into the metal bat space with a real focus on aesthetically designed bats with a serious wow factor.

Rip-It

Into 2016, Rip-It bats produced slowpitch, fastpitch and baseball bats in the performance space. They pioneered the idea of feeling the bat with Helium---that never caught on but we thought was very cool. They also tried to create the world's first smart bat---a bat that could run apps made by third part. We have noticed they removed all the bat information from their website and wonder if they have removed themselves from the bat game altogether.

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