Most of our head to head comparisons have results that suggest the bats are no different in performance. However, a 3+ mph difference on 30 hits is a considerable difference. For this particular hitter, it is safe to say the CF performs better in a drop five than the Marucci CAT 8 in a drop 5.... read more ›
- 1 BARNETT Wooden Bat – Best Overall.
- 2 SZYT Baseball Bat – Best For Pocket.
- 3 KOTIONOK Baseball Bat – Best For Beginners.
- 4 Rawlings Raptor Baseball Bat – Best Value For Money.
- 5 Easton TYPHOON Baseball Bat.
- 6 Farsler Baseball Bat.
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The Marucci CAT 9 BBCOR is an ultra-popular bat with great barrel size, grip, feel, and performance. It's a top of the line and durable bat that likely deserves all the praise it gets. That said, it is a single-piece alloy and you can find those kinds of bats (without the fancy knob) for a lot less than this.... see more ›
2022 Easton Maxum Ultra USSSA
Boasting one of the biggest sweet spots of any 2022 Bat, the 2022 Easton Maxum Ultra will be a great option for those looking to square up each pitch in the zone for 2022.... see details ›
Indeed, the Maple Sam Bat led Bonds to the home run title. And no one in recorded history has hit a ball harder off the bat than Stanton (123 mph). Ergo, the maple 2K1 Sam Bat has the most pop.... view details ›
- 2017 DeMarini CF Zen. The Hottest USSSA Bat Ever. CF Zen Ratings. ...
- 2015 Miken Ultra II. Hottest Slowpitch Bat of All Time. Ultra II Ratings. ...
- 2020 Easton Ghost Advanced. The Hottest Fastpitch Bat Ever. Ghost Advanced Ratings. ...
- 2019 Louisville Slugger Meta Prime. Hottest BBCOR Bat Ever.
However, some brands such as Marucci, DeMarini, Axe, or Louisville Sluggers drive the price up just by having their name on the label. Also, all of these manufacturers invest significant amounts of money into promoting their products. This is especially true when a new model of a bat hits the market.... view details ›
While the CAT helps remove sting on the bottom hand, we found the connection piece on the Connect felt better on both hands. If the price is no issue, we recommend the Connect over the CAT 9, especially for this age group. Drop 10 players need a light swing, big barrel and a ton of confidence to swing hard.... view details ›
The Two Biggest Differences
The new Marucci Cat 9 baseball bats are made with the all new, exclusive AZR Aluminum alloy – which Marucci says is the highest grade aluminum ever put into a baseball bat. The Cat 8 uses the AZ105 Aluminum alloy, which is still an ultra high performance material for bats.... see more ›
Back to defend the title as the hottest BBCOR bat in baseball, the 2021 Louisville Slugger Meta Prime makes its triumphant return to the diamond this season. Over the last two seasons, the Meta Prime has been the weapon of choice for the elite high school player.... see details ›
Marucci Baseball Bats
According to surveys, Marucci is the most popular baseball bat brand used by Major Leaguers for 2021. Nearly 26% of all Major League Baseball players come to the plate wielding a bat made by this popular manufacturer.... view details ›
Those measuring between 3'9" and 4' in height are encouraged to buy a 28-inch bat if they weigh 60 pounds or less. A 28-inch bat is also ideal for those in this height range who weigh between 61 pounds and 80 pounds. A 29-inch bat is recommended for players in this height range that weigh between 91 and 120 pounds.... read more ›
|Inch||BBCOR||USSSA Drop 5/8|
|31||Easton Ghost X||DeMarini CF Zen|
|32||Easton Ghost X||Easton Ghost X|
|33||Easton Ghost X||Combat Maxum|
|34||Easton Ghost X|
- Easton 2022 ADV 360: Our top pick overall.
- Rawlings 2022 5150: Runner-up.
- Easton Typhoon: Lightweight and affordable option.
- Rawlings Raptor: Our Budget Pick.
- Rawlings Raptor T-Ball: Best option for T-Ball.
Weight drops vary in Senior League baseball, but players 10 years old and under often use a -10 weight drop bat. Players 11-12 years old will often use a -8 weight drop, and 13-year-old players often use a -5 weight drop to help them prepare for the transition to BBCOR play.... see more ›
Although there are plenty of great less expensive options, if you want the creme de la creme of USA bats for 2022, then the drop 10 USA Easton Ghost ADV is the winner, winner, chicken dinner. The bat has a fantastic feel, huge barrel, and top-end exit speeds.... view details ›
After these 300 hits, your composite bat will be broken-in and ready for game use.... view details ›
We think the 2022 Marucci F5 is the most underrated bat for 2022. It's inexpensive, has a massive barrel and hits the ball as well as any BBCOR, USSSA or USA bat out there.... read more ›
The new Marucci CAT9 launch begins August 21st directly from Marucci, and then we'll finally and yes I mean FINALLY get to launch this beautiful bat on August 31st. The CAT9 Connect BBCOR bats won't be available until roughly 9/3/2020.... read more ›
Construction. The 2023 Marucci CAT X is a single-piece alloy bat with some tech in the knob that dampens stings on mishits. It also has a unique alloy to give it a huge barrel and hot out-of-the-wrapper performance.... read more ›
“That model, like all DeMarini bats, is designed to perform at the maximum performance level allowed. They will, on occasion, break before they exceed the performance level.... continue reading ›
Demarini bats are known for their durability and performance. They can last for a long time, even up to three years with proper care.... read more ›