If you are anything like me, when it comes time for a new bat, you will be spending a lot of time searching for the right one. Over the years, my kids and I have been through many bats. Technology is constantly improving, along with rules on which bats you are allowed to use. In this article we are going to feature bats that are approved for play in Little League baseball.
If you are in the market for a new baseball bat, I have used and reviewed a lot of different brands and models. Here are some of the most popular ones, and my personnel favorites.
O.K. What is the best baseball bat?
Below you will find our top 5 recommended bats. We have used them all and we feel confident you will love them too!
This Louisville Slugger bat is a 3-piece hybrid construction bat. It has a -10 drop which gives you a much quicker swing, without giving up length. The drop is the difference between weight and length. Example: A 26 inch bat with a 14 ounce weight would have a -12 drop. This is a great beginner bat that will provide plenty of pop.
Specs: ~ (-10) Drop ~2-5/8 inch barrel ~Durable, 3-piece hybrid ST 7U1+ alloy construction with composite handle ~ Approved for Little League play
Available sizes: 29 inch/19 ounce through 33 inch/28 ounce
This Easton bat is also a one piece, all alloy bat. It is made with new ATAC Alloy design, for a lighter swing and maximum pop from from an all metal bat. This is Easton’s #1 Youth Baseball Bat. It is very durable, and I would definitely recommend it for the beginner.
Specs:~ New ATAC Alloy for max swing speed ~Longest Aluminum Barrel ~ 2-1/4 inch barrel ~ Little League approved
Available sizes: 27 inch/15 ounce through 32 inch/20 ounce
Mizuno MAXCOR Baseball Bat
This Mizuno MAXCOR bat is designed with innovative technology including MAXCOR’s VP Sleeve and HotMetal core construction. This bat is comfortable and powerful with a light weight swing and a wide sweet spot. The Mizuno MAXCOR reduces handle vibration and sting upon contact with the Black Onyx composite taper and handle with Supra-Helix grip for ultimate comfort. The lightweight, durable 3-piece MAXCOR bat offers substantial power and distance.
Specs: ~3 piece with VP Sleeve + Hot Metal™ Alloy barrel composition and composite handle with Supra-Helix Grip ~ Drop Weight -5, -10 ~ 2-5/8 inch barrel ~Approved for Little League play
Available sizes: 30 inch/25 ounce through 32 inch/27 ounce
This DeMarini Voodoo is a two piece hybrid, X14 alloy barrel and 3Fusion composite handle bat. The Voodoo gives players better control and feel while swinging and offers a balanced swing weight. The Voodoo is a good bat for experienced, junior-high level players but the bat has received good reviews for younger experienced players as well. The Voodoo requires a bit of a breaking in period, but offers a fast swing and a good pop that equates to substantial distance and power.
Specs: ~X14 Alloy barrel ~3Fusion Composite handle ~ Drop Weight -10 ~2-5/8 inch balanced barrel ~Little League approved
With the -13.5 drop, this Easton t-ball bat is perfect for the beginner. The -13.5 drop will give your beginner a much quicker swing through the zone. Remember, when they’re first starting out they will probably not be hitting home runs. Try to stick with the longer, lighter bats.
Specs: ~One piece composite with rolled end ~Thin 29/32″ handle with cushioned grip ~2-1/4 inch barrel ~Little League approved
Available sizes: 24″ through 26″
So… What is the best baseball bat?
All these bats have performed very well. They have proven very durable, and all have provided good swing speed and power.
If I had to pick only one, it would be the Easton Beast X Hyperlite. To me, this bat definitely gives you the most bang for the buck. Plus I just love the sound of a good solid hit coming off the aluminum barrel.
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If you have any questions on any of these bats, or any questions about what is the best baseball bat, please do leave a comment and I will get back with you a.s.a.p.
Thanks for stopping by ~Jeremy