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Easton Bats S3 Review

2016 Easton S3 Review: Reprinting 2015

For 2016, Easton Bats moved their BBCOR line from the S3 series and into the Z-Core brand of names. They also added a Z-Core for little league and senior barrel ...
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2018 Axe Avenge Review

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 feels a lot like the 2017 Axe Avenge---with the obvious ...
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MM-110 Maple Brett Bros. REview

Brett Bros. Maple MM-110 Review

We put 1,000 hits on our Bret Bros Maple MM-110 among a few different hitters. All were impressed with a bat they had yet to hear of. The outlayer of ...
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/ Wood, Wood
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Louisville Slugger AJ10 Review

We have spent considerable time with every Louisville Slugger bat on the market today. We also hit with a 33 inch Ash AJ10 with a black matte finish and the ...
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/ Wood, Wood
2018 Mizuno MAXCOR Review

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 additional size---a USAbat drop 5 version. We have spent plenty ...
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/ 2018, BBCOR, Mizuno, Two Piece Composite
Sam Bat Drop 5 Review

Sam Bat Drop 5 Review | KB-5 MC-5 Sam-5

Over the course of a week, we had 7 different hitters swing the Sam Bat Drop 5 hard maple sticks. These are single piece bats made just like pro bats ...
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/ Sam Bats, Wood, Wood
Rude American Moab Hard Maple Wood BAt Review

Hard Maple MOAB Review | Rude American Goes Wood

Rude American Bats, more known for their speed and powered single piece aluminum bats in the BBCOR and USSSA space, have now produced a wood Hard Maple MOAB. These are ...
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/ Rude American, Wood, Wood
SSK Bat RC22 Review

SSK Bats Review | JC22, Thor’s Hammer, Color Change

SSK Baseball is much more than a fungo bat company. In fact, If you've never checked out their site its worth a few minutes of your time. These guys make ...
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/ SSK, Wood, Wood
Max Bat Reviews

MaxBat Reviews | Pro Usage, Popular Models, and Variety

MaxBat is a wood bat company based in Brooten, MN. The company combines decades of bat making experience with years of playing experience to help provide some of the best ...
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/ Wood, Wood
Marucci Smart Bat Review

Marucci Smart Bat Review | Diamond Kinetics Imbedded In Youth Wood

Marucci, in partnership with Diamond Kinetics, released a "Smart Bat." This is a Marucci maple wood bat with a hole bored in the knob, allowing for placement of the DK swing ...
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/ Marucci Bats, Wood, Wood
2018 Marucci Hex Alloy Review

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. This is a welcome addition to the 2018 line of ...
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2016 Mizuno MaxCor Review

2016 Mizuno MaxCor Review

Last year we were the first independent group to review the 2015 Mizuno MaxCor BBCOR bat. The MaxCor was, and still is, the only bat on the market to attempt an ...
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USSSA Big Barrel Bats

Over the years we have reviewed every USSSA Baseball bat. These bats are also known as big barrel bats or Senior League bats. With the advent of USA Baseball (which now also uses big barrels compared to the 2 1/4 they used to use) the term Big Barrel does not quite capture the differentiation.

USSSA big barrel bats are 1.15 BPF bats with a maximum barrel size of 2 3/4. They represent the biggest bats on the market in terms of pop and they range from drop ranges of -5 up to -14.

Frequency Asked USSSA Big Barrel Bat Questions

We've hit with every big barrel bat since 2014. And, turns out, we also think we know what is the best one. We answer that question in a dedicated article called, wait for it, The Best Big Barrel Bat.

Now that Little League has changed their bat standard to allow 2 5/8 barrels (up from 2 1/4) the phrase Big Barrel has come to mean less. In the past, big barrel bats were 2 5/8 or 2 3/4-inch diamter bats built in the USSSA space. These were often called Senior League bats in reference to some national leagues upper divisions that allowed them.

Since the advent of the larger barrel USA Bat our expectation is that big barrel will no longer be a phrase we use to differentiate bats. Instead, it will likely be USSSA bats vs USA Bats (much like slow pitch uses U-Trip and ASA).

Junior Big Barrel (JBB) bats were 2 3/4-inch diameter bats in smaller (24, 25, 26 and 27-inch) lengths. It appears this nomenclature will stick despite the fact that USA Bats are now "big" too. But, the JBB bats will serve the coach pitch and serious 7 or 8 year old baseball market that is NOT in USA Baseball.


You wouldn't want to roll an aluminum Big Barrel bat, but there are some who swear by rolling composite bats as to work them in faster. Many consider this illegal. We discuss the ins outs of barrel rolling elsewhere.


Shaving, an illegal practice, uses a tool to thin the walls of a bat and make it hit balls further. Big Barrel and USSSA bats can be shaved, albeit illegally.

If you are talking the official Little League then no, you cannot use a USSSA bat in a USA Bat League.

If you are talking a local rec league that you call little league (lower case L's) then maybe. You need to check with the local league and see what they approve.

Yes. We don't think any should because the pop is much less. But, you USSSA has stated they will allow USA Bats in their sanctioned games.

Big barrel bats can come in either a 2 5/8 or a 2 3/4 barrel.

Now that PONY has adopted the USA Bat standard there really is no need for a 2 5/8 1.15 barrel. We expect the 2 5/8 barrels to slowly disappear as companies sell the inventory and the focus be put directly on the 2 3/4 in USSSA.

We've had 3 sons go through the big barrel bat leagues. Turns out it the best size for him just depends. At best we have found bat size charts to be rough suggestions on the right size bats.

Here we discuss the idea of bat size charts is ridiculous detail.

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