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2019 USA Bats

2019 USA Bats are right around the corner! Expect most major 2019 USA Bats top drop by the end of September. Others, like Easton's line, will drop during the LLWS in August of 2018.

2019 USA Bats

Expect serious upgrades and updates in the 2019 line of USA bats.

Here are the 7 Best USA bats we hit the FARTHEST.

The industry learned a lot from the 1st year of USA Bats and the 2019 year looks primed.

2019 DeMarini Voodoo USA Bat

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2019 Easton USA Bats

2019 Easton USA Bats | New Little League World Series Bats

Little League has a relationship with Easton bats. Easton leverages this, and they have for many years, to introduce their new line of bats for the NEXT season. This only ...
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2018 Easton S750C Review

2018 Easton S750C & S750 USA Bat Review | Dicks Sporting Goods Exclusives

The 2018 Easton S750C and S750 are USA Bats exclusive to Dicks Sporting Goods (although now you can buy them on Amazon). They are legitimate options in the mid to ...
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2018 Rawlings Threat USA Bat Review

2019 Rawlings Threat USA Bat Review | The Lightest USA Bat

We put several hundred swings on the 2018 Rawlings Threat USA Bat. Stronger, more advanced hitters didn’t prefer how light it was and complained a few times about hand sting ...
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2019 Slugger 919 Prime Review

2019 Louisville Slugger 919 Prime Review

After hitting with the 919 Prime from Slugger in four games and several hundred hits in the cage, among a few different players, this is our 2019 Louisville Slugger 919 ...
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2019 DeMarini CF Zen Review

2019 DeMarini CF Zen Review | 2 3/4 Drop 8, Drop 10 and Drop 5? Please and Thank You

We have hit with the Drop 8 and Drop 10 2019 DeMarini CF Zen. Our experience, albeit early in the process, is glowing. The bat feels a lot more like ...
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2018 Louisville Slugger 618 Solo USABat Reviews

2018 Slugger 618 Solo USABat Review

We hit with the 2018 Louisville Slugger 618 in a USAbat over 1,000 times this year. Most of those hits came in cages spread out over 4 different players. We found ...
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2018 Easton Beast X USA Bat Review

2018 Easton Beast X USA Bat Review

The Beast X USA bat is a single piece aluminum bat that comes in a drop 10, 8 and drop 5 modeled after the Easton Beast X Speed BBCOR bat ...
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2018 Rawlings 5150 USA Bat REview

2018 Rawlings 5150 USA Bat Review

Our USA Bat 5150 Rawlings review included 6 players ranging in age from 9 to 13 swinging the bat in cage. We measured exit speeds and barrel sizes of the ...
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2018 Slugger USABat 718 Select Review

2018 Slugger USABat 718 Select Review

After several hundred hits with the USABat 718 Select in both the drop 5 and drop 10, we write this 2018 Slugger USABat 718 Select Review. Generally, our hitters preferred the ...
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2019 USA Bats are right around the corner. The biggest major drop is Easton at the Little League world series. Expect a full reign of bats coming and a redesign of the Ghost X into the Ghost X Evolution.

As you know, starting in 2018, USABat bat standards are required in several leagues. This standard replaces the 1.15 BPF 2 1/4 youth barrel bat. The new USABat standard dampens the pop of bats to perform more like BBCOR. However, barrels on USABats will be allowed a wider diameter (up from 2 1/4 to 2 5/8). This change, as well as the age change in Little League, creates the biggest bat adjustment in amateur baseball ever.

Frequency Asked USA Bat Questions

Will my 1.15 BPF USSSA Bat still be legal?

The answer depends on what league you play in. Only some leagues are adopting the new standard and you'll need to find out from them. Little League, Cal Ripken, PONY and a few other bat leagues are following the new standard. USSSA and a lot of national travel ball leagues are staying with the 1.15 BPF big barrel bat standard from year's past.

Do I need a new USA Bat?

Several have wondered what leagues are effected by USABats. The chart below helps to clear up much of those problems. Leagues affiliated with Little League are more than likely going to the new USABat standard. That includes places like Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth and Dixie Youth or Pony. Other leagues, like USSSA Baseball and major travel ball leagues are tending to stay with the USSSA 1.15 BPF stamped bats.

In short, it depends.

You will not need to buy a USAbat if you…

  • Are at least 12 years old at the moment (2016)*
  • Don’t play in the leagues whose national affiliate requires AND the local league enforces the new standard

It is possible you will never be in a league where USAbats are required. The standard will be implemented while you may be going into 14 year old baseball (2018) and most 14 year old baseball is BBCOR. BBCOR is not being replaced by USAbats.

The National Affiliations are: American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball.

It is possible many local leagues will not enforce the bat rules until a later date than January 2018. This will give many of those BPF 1.15 bats a chance to live their useful life.

You will need to buy a USAbat if you…

  • Are still young enough to play in the Little League World Series for 2018
  • Play in a league that is affiliated with a USABats national association AND the local league enforces the rules on day one

NOTE: Many local leagues have a lot of liberty in terms of what rules they enforce. If you want to play in the national or state tournaments sponsored by these associations, then you will need the new USAbat starting 1/1/2018.

Video: Do I need a new USA Bat?

https://youtu.be/7HA75fDsNTs

Do USA Bats have less pop?

Compared to previous year's BPF 1.15 youth Little League bats (also known as skinny barrels), the USA Bats will have less pop.

However, compared to BBCOR and wood bats USA Bats have at least as much trampoline effect.

Are wood bats legal in USA Leagues?

Single piece wood bats are legal in USA bat leagues. However, those made of multiple pieces of wood (often called composite wood bats) are not automatically legal and will need the USA Bat stamp. As well, Bamboo is not considered a wood bat (as it is grass) and is therefore not legal.

See our full article on wood usa bats.

What is the best USA Bat with the most Pop?

Pop are power can be a relative experience depending on the type of hitter. And the discussion about the best USA Baseball bat is a long one with a lot of factors to consider including price, size, league and so on. We discuss all these factors in our best usa baseball bats article.

Should I get a wood bat for my USA Bat?

The argument, pushed by wood bat companies and wood bat reps, is that the restrictions put on USA Bats make them so similar to wood that they should just buy a wood bat instead.

Under nearly any circumstance we think this a mistake.

Barrel size, swing weight and durability are just a few serious factors that benefit composite and alloy bats. It would be a rare situation where a USA Bat player would do better, or even as good, with a wood bat.

We do like the idea, and encourage our players, to have wood bats in their bag for BP and winter workouts as well as the occassional at bat that means less. But, serious players in serious leagues will rightfully be using composite and aluminum wood bats, for much the same reasons elite college players still use aluminum and composite BBCOR bats, in their USA Bat leagues.

What are the best cheap USA Bats?

We spend an entire article discussing the best cheap USA Bats.