Best Baseball Bats
A good baseball bat might be expensive but it’s definitely a worthwhile investment for the consistent baseball player. But an expensive price tag doesn’t necessarily mean a baseball bat is actually high quality. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the very best baseball bats currently available.
Remember, these reviews are based on our opinions. Everybody has a different play style, so make sure you know the ideal type of bat for your play style before you actually start making purchases.
One of the most popular choices available through all of 2014, this is definitely still one of the best bats available in 2015. Its shell is built out of X12 alloy, an incredibly tough material new to Demarini bats. The handle is also reinforced to provide extra strength while still giving its user the feeling of a light swing. The reinforced handle combined with what Demarini calls “half and half” technology drastically reduce the impact you feel when your bat connects in the wrong spot.
The Demarini Voodoo comes in a variety of sizes: 30 in/27 oz, 31 in/28 oz, 32 in/29 oz, 32.5 in/29.5 oz, 33 in/30 oz, 33.5 in/30.5 oz, and 34 in/31 oz.
If you’re looking for a light swing that still produces some truly impressive hits the Demarini Voodoo is an excellent choice. The new bat can go for up to $330, so you might want to purchase a used model if possible. Even if you have to purchase it for the full price, the Voodoo is a worthwhile investment for somebody committed to the game.
This is the top choice if your main requirement for a bat is an intense level of power behind your swing. The longer barrel and 100% composite body give this bat all the power it needs to knock the ball out of the park. The XL1 also happens to be heavily end loaded, giving your swing even more power. It’s also one of the most durable bats currently available on the market.
The Easton XL1 is available in a few different sizes: 31 in/28 oz, 32 in/29 oz, 33 in/30 oz, and 34 in/31 oz.
A bat like the Easton XL1 is truly ideal for the biggest, strongest baseball players. Swinging a bat this heavy with the amount of control needed to hit a pitch in the right direction takes quite a lot of strength. And this is another bat you want to try to find used, with new models being sold for almost $400.
Demarini CF7 BBCOR
One of the best baseball bat companies, Demarini has really outdone themselves with this bat. The body is build using a Demarini-unique technology called Power+Plus composite, a composite that blends fibers together in the ideal configuration for lightweight strength. Very few bats provide the same level of power without weighing noticeably more.
The CF7 also features a “D-Fusion Handle” which is specially built to reduce vibrations almost entirely. This allows you to play with more confidence because you’re never bracing for impact. The bottom of the handle also features the Really Cool Knob, a typical Demarini feature, which makes it easy for you to keep your hands on the bat at all times.
You can purchase the Demarini CF7 in the following sizes: 30 in/27 oz, 31 in/28 oz, 32 in/29 oz, 33 in/30 oz, and 34 in/31 oz.
The CF7 is ideal for the committed player who loves a light weight bat but doesn’t want to sacrifice much power. Make sure you do some shopping around as the price of this bat varies greatly depending on where you purchase it.
The Easton S400 is one of the best value bats you can purchase, the only one on this list typically sold for less than $100. It features a 7046 alloy, usually found in much more expensive bats. This bat provides a high swing speed while still meeting BBCOR standards thanks to carefully placed weights along the barrel. It also has a highly cushioned grip to make you more comfortable while you play.
You can purchase this bat in the following sizes: 29 in/26 oz, 30 in/27 oz, 31 in/28 oz, 32 in/29 oz, 33 in/30 oz, 34 in/31 oz, and 35 in/32 oz.
This bat is an excellent choice for the new player purchasing their first bat or a recreational player looking to replace an old one. The bat is typically sold for around $60, making it an incredible deal.
The Rip-It AIR uses a new R2 alloy featuring “Rifle Barrel” technology to provide one of the lightest swings you’ll ever experience with a BBCOR bat. This makes it perfect for smaller players and gives it an incredibly fast swing. The handle grip is specially designed to reduce the amount of vibrations you’ll feel and give you more control over the bat during your swing. It also features a sturdy one-piece design, making it far more durable than many other BBCOR bats. While there are some advantages to two-piece designs, most players prefer one-piece bats.
The Rip-It AIR can be purchased in the following sizes: 29 in/26 oz, 30 in/27 oz, 31 in/28 oz, 32 in/29 oz, 33 in/30 oz, 34 in/31 oz, and 35 in/32 oz.
If you’re looking for an incredibly light bat that will last you for a very long time, the Rip-It AIR is one of the best choices you can make. The price of this bat varies and it can cost quite a lot, so try to see if you can find a used one.
Always try to test out a new bat before you purchase it, whether you’re testing a friend’s bat or asking for an area to test it in your local sports store. A high quality baseball bat is a big investment and the very best bats can last for the rest of your baseball playing career, so make sure you’re getting the right bat the first time.