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We review every new baseball bat on the market. Granted, the lower end non-performance bats are rarely on the top of our list, but we eventually get to all of them. You can view our full index of bat reviews on our home page. Below is our list of new baseball bats for the 2018 baseball season. This updates automatically as we add more bats to the list. 

The most popular bat for 2018, so far, has been the Easton Ghost

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This Year's Baseball Bat Trends

The new bats in the baseball space for 2018 show a full and consistent effort in the USAbat space. They have so dominated the research and development teams of every manufacturer, that upgraded bats in non-USABat categories are rare this year.

Of course, that does not mean manufactures did not release a new bat for 2018. Instead, most major manufacturer's new 2018 bats are simply reprints of their 2017 models, upgraded every so slightly.

The newest bat in 2018 is Mizuno's Ghost. It is a brand new iteration of a full composite bat. Mizuno has never made such a bat and their foray into two piece composite bat space is a stamp on their desire to be in play for some time.

Recent 2018 Baseball Bats

Below we put a running list of the most recent 2018 baseball bats we have reviewed. You can see the full list here


2018 Axe Element Review
Axe's entry level performance bat in 2018 is the Axe Element. This is a single piece bat with the knob[...]
2018 Axe Elite Review | New USABat Version
After a few hours in the cage, a few at the field, and a number of conversations with major vendors[...]
2018 Mizuno Ghost Review
We have spent hours and hours dissecting the features of the 2018 Mizuno Ghost. This is a new bat for[...]
2018 Mizuno Covert Review | USABat, BBCOR and USSSA Options
The 2018 Mizuno Covert is a two piece hybrid bat in its third year of production. The baseball bat's first[...]
2018 Mizuno Maxcor Review | The Same, New, Soft Barrel
The 2018 Maxcor is just like the 2017 version of the same bat. However, the 2018 class comes in an[...]
2018 Easton Beast X Hybrid Review
Easton continues their two piece hybrid design for the 2018 class in a newly named Easton Beast X Hybrid. This[...]
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 the cage with the BBCOR[...]
2018 Axe Avenge Review | New Big Barrel
We have spent considerable time with the 2017 and 2018 Axe Avenge. Turns out, the 2018 Axe Avenge looks and[...]
2018 Marucci Hex Alloy Review | We Got a Screamer
Marucci upgraded their Hex Alloy with a new barrel, more focused balance, and some sizing options in a 2018 version.[...]
2018 Easton Beast X Reviews | Speed & Loaded
The 2018 Easton Beast X is the progeny of the 2017 Easton Z-Core line of bats. That is, the Beast[...]
2018 Easton Ghost X Review | Baseball’s New Mako
Easton's flagship baseball bat line for 2018 is the Easton Ghost X. The Mako is no longer. We have watched[...]
2018 Marucci F5 Review | New Bats, Same Barrels
Marucci came out with a new bat for 2018. It is the first performance bat they've released that serves the[...]
2018 Easton USAbat Reviews | Little League World Series Bats
The 2017 Little League World Series brings a fresh take on bats like the Little League world has never seen.[...]
2018 Rawlings 5150 Review
The 2018 Rawlings 5150 is a classically designed single piece aluminum bat with enough innovation to consider it a performance[...]
2018 Rawlings VELO Review
Aside from the color design, there are no considerable differences between the 2018 VELO and the 2017 version, including our[...]