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Best Bats

All bats are not created equal.  Take a look at the top bats for 2023 to see which one fits your game best. Our top-performing bats combine performance with durability, giving you the edge over the competition.

 

COMMENTS

1) Bats are not listed in any particular order from best to not quite the best, all are recommended

2) All bats with an asterisk are somewhat problematic for stronger kids, but are hot

3) All bats on this list are as shaved and rolled unless otherwise noted

 

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Best Bats for 2023

 Most everyone knows USA bats are absolute garbage.  The alloy USA bats altered, are as hot as USSSA bats if not hotter.  The composites aren't even close to as good as the alloys and tend to have a lot of durability issues shaved.  WE DO NOT REOMMEND ANY COMPOSITE USA BAT, EVERY USA BAT BELOW ARE ALLOY BATS

 

 USA (-11) 

2022 Louisville Slugger Solo (rings removed)

 

USA (-10) 

2022 Louisville Slugger Omaha (rings removed)

2023 Louisville Slugger Select PWR (sleeve removed -- expected Jan / Feb 2023)

 

USA (-8)

2023 Louisville Slugger Select PWR (sleeve removed -- expected Jan / Feb 2023)

 

USA (-5)

2023 Louisville Slugger Select PWR (sleeve removed -- expected Jan / Feb 2023)

 

USSSA (-12)

2023 Easton Hype Comp

 2023 Louisville Slugger Meta (expected Jan / Feb 2023)

 

USSSA (-10)

2023 Louisville Slugger Meta (expected Jan / Feb 2023)

2023 Marucci Cat X Composite

2023 Easton Hype Comp *

 

USSSA (-8)

2023 Louisville Slugger Meta (expected Jan / Feb 2023)

2023 Marucci Cat X Composite

2023 Easton Hype Comp *

 

USSSA (-5)

2023 Louisville Slugger Meta (expected Jan / Feb 2023)

2023 Marucci Cat X Composite

2023 Easton Hype Comp

 

-- THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION WE ALWAYS GET, WHY ARENT THERE ANY DEMARINI USSSA BATS ON YOUR BEST BATS LIST?  THE ANSWER IS VERY SIMPLE.  ALL OF OUR BEST BATS LISTED ARE AS SHAVED AND ROLLED.  ZENS AND ZOAS (SHAVED) BREAK VERY EASY FOR A HIGH PERECENTAGE OF KIDS, HAVE TELESCOPING ISSUES AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HAVE END CAP ISSUES.  AS A ROLLED BAT, THE ZEN AND ZOA WOULD BE A GOOD CHOICE.  AS A SHAVED BAT, THEY COME WITH A BAG OF ISSUES NO OTHER BRAND HAS WHICH IS WHY THEY DONT MAKE THIS LIST --

 

BBCOR

2023 Louisville Slugger Meta

2023 Marucci Cat X Composite

2023 Easton Hype

 

Alloy BBCOR

2023 Easton Encore (sleeve removed)

2022 Demarini Goods 2 Piece (puck removed)

2022 Demarini Goods One (puck removed)

2023 Demarini Voodoo One Gold (barrel reconditioning)

2023 Louisville Slugger Select PWR (sleeve removed -- expected Jan / Feb 2023)

  

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Fastpitch

 Rolled (no shave)

Easton Ghost (any model)*

 

Shaved and Rolled (-10 or -9)

2022 Louisville Slugger LXT*

2022 Louisville Slugger Meta

2023 Demarini CF

2023 Demarini Prism

 

 Shaved and Rolled (-11)

2023 Demarini CF*

2022 Louisville Slugger LXT

2022 Louisville Slugger Meta

2023 Demarini Prism

 

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 Slowpitch

 USSSA (Shaved or Rolled) -- 240 models below

Suncoast Ruckus

2022 Anarchy Yin or Yang

 

USSSA (Shaved or Rolled) -- 220 models below

2022 Miken Freak Gold

2021 Miken Last Call 14 inch

2021 Miken KP23

 

 ASA 52/300 (Shaved or Rolled)

Anarchy (any)

Monsta M2 shell (any)

2022 Worth Kretcher

 

 ASA 44/375 (Shaved or Rolled)

 Anarchy (any other than Crusher)

2022 Suncoast Backlash

2023 Demarini Mercy

 

Senior

Suncoast Melees (any model)

Short Porch (any model)

California Bat Company (any model)

Anarchy (any model)

  

Clincher Balls

Easton Empire Senior Bats

Monsta M2 shell (any)

** USSSA bats do not hit these bats good at all.  Senor bats or low compression ASA bats hit clinchers the best **

 

Mens modified Fastpitch

Suncoast Melees (doesnt matter which one, all mash)

Easton Empire Senior Bats

Miken Ultra 2

** stay away from low compression ASA bats if you want the bat to hold up **