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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

Here is the most common sort is by popularity. Try it!

519 Omaha BBCOR

2019 Louisville Slugger 519 Omaha Review

We’ve hit with every 2019 Omaha 519 from Slugger. This series of bats, not changed much over the course of several years, is just what the traditionalist ball player prefers ...
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2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution Review

2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution Review

The 2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution (Evo) is the next generation of Easton Ghost X in the USA and USSSA (Big Barrel) bat space. (If you are looking for this ...
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2019 Louisville Slugger 719 Select Review

2019 Louisville Slugger 719 Select Review

The 2019 Louisville Slugger 719 Select is a hybrid bat that serves the two piece space well. We’ve spent time with the Select series of bats since their debut in ...
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2019 Rawlings 5150 Bat Review

2019 Rawlings 5150 Bat Review

We’ve spent considerable time with Rawlings 5150 line of bats. It is as familiar in the industry as any bat has ever been. In some sense it defines the traditional ...
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Easton Typhoon Youth Bat Review

Easton Typhoon Youth Bat Review

Easton's Typhoon Youth Bat is a single piece aluminum made for the budget conscious USA Bat player. It uses a 2 1/4 barrel (down from the 2 5/8 allowed) as ...
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2019 DeMarini Sabatoge USA Bat Review

2019 DeMarini Sabatoge USA Bat Review | Drop 11 & Drop 12

The biggest gap in the USA bat market was the light swinging performance bat. DeMarini fills that void with the 2019 Sabotage. The entirely new bat line comes in a ...
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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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2019 DeMarini Voodoo Review

2019 DeMarini Voodoo Bat Review | Balanced

Before we are confusing, the 2019 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced is often referred to as just the 2019 DeMarini Voodoo. Some vendors have it one way and some the other. This ...
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2019 Louisville Slugger 619 Solo Review

2019 Louisville Slugger 619 Solo Review

We took the 2019 Slugger 619 bat in a few different sizes to the fields and cage. After hitting and then reading everything we could on the bat, as well ...
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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.