We cannot think of a more anticipated comparison. The 2018 Easton Ghost X USA Bat was, to put it nicely, a rough start for Easton’s two piece USA composite game. We took the 2019 Evolution and 2018 Ghost X in the cage to measure exit speeds, barrel sizes and the general feel. These are our comparison results.

2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution Review

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2018 Easton Ghost X USA Review
Ghost X Evolution
Ghost X

Verdict: In short, the 2019 Evolution is a much different animal compared to the 2018 Ghost X. Although we could generate nearly equal exit speeds for both bats in a cage, the feel on the Evolution was night and day compared to the 2018 Ghost X. We aren’t quite sure what was originally the matter in the 2018 version. But, those looking for what they thought the 2018 Ghost X would be should look to the 2019 Evolution.


Overview

2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution

2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution Review

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The 2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution (Evo) is the next generation of Easton Ghost X in the USA and USSSA (Big Barrel) bat space.

2018 Easton Ghost X

2018 Easton Ghost X USA Review

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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.


Construction

2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution

The 2019 Easton Evolution is a high end two piece composite bat built after the manner of the Easton MAKO of years gone by. They have claimed to upgrade a few things including the handle and barrel. But, anyone who ever swung those old Mako’s knows they needed no upgrading. The question is, of course, can they replicate those 2 1/4 inch monsters in the USA and USSSA space.

2018 Easton Ghost X

The Ghost X is a two piece composite bat built with a big barrel and a light swing. Depending on the drop, the barrel size tends to be larger than average. It comes in a number of sizes and drop options. It is, for all intents and purposes, Easton’s flagship bat for 2018.

It uses a connection piece called the CXN and delivers generally good feel on contact in the BBCOR and USSSA spaces.


Recommendations

2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution

The USA Version of the bat, mind you, only comes in a drop 10. It swings light, has a good sized barrel and we believe is leaps and bounds above last year’s model that we just couldn’t like no matter how hard we tried. This bat is for those in the USA space that are: 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.

2018 Easton Ghost X

Something was wrong with this bat in the drop 10. And Easton, we think, fixed much of that in the 2019 Ghost X Evolution. But, the hand sting on the 2018 Ghost USA Bat in a drop 10 was trouble. Very few people liked it—although there were some exceptions to this. Excerpt the inventory on this bat to be around for a long, long time.

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