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The Ultimate List of Best BBCOR Bats for 2023

Once your son is about to age out of 13U or enter into the 14U or high school season, parents should start the transition from youth baseball bats and begin looking for the best BBCOR baseball bats. But what are the right BBCOR bats for 14 year olds? And what should you be looking for when making your purchase?

To help you get started, we’ve put together the ultimate list of best BBCOR bats 2022 for young players 13 and up.  

Top 7 BBCOR Bats for 2022 and 2023 Season

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Best BBCOR Baseball Bats Start With the Right Barrel Performance

There are a couple of things that go into finding the perfect BBCOR baseball bat. 

Best BBCOR Bat Barrel Construction

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With all of these two factors in mind, you should be able to narrow down your options and find the perfect BBCOR bat.

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Composite Baseball Bats

The best composite BBCOR bats are made with a combination of carbon fiber and Kevlar. This construction makes for a bat that is extremely strong and durable. Composite bats also have the ability to store more energy, which results in a faster batted ball speed.

This results in a massive sweet spot for a sweeter explosion of the ball off the bat. As the composite baseball bat typically have a lighter swing weight to truly deliver a tremendous power due to the carbon fiber polymer used in the bat construction. One downside of composite bats is that they are typically more expensive than aluminum/alloy bats.

Additionally, composite bats may require a break-in period before they are ready to be used in game situations.

Newly Released 2022 Composite Baseball Bats

Louisville Slugger

Louisville Meta 2022

2022 Louisville Slugger Meta BBCOR Baseball Bat

  • Length: 31-34
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • 3FX Connection System
  • Stiff Feel
  • EKO Composite Barrel
  • Massive Sweet Spot
  • Balance Swing Weight
  • LS Pro Comfort Grip
  • Premium GT1 End Cap
  • Three Piece Composite Barrel

Balanced 2022 Louisville Slugger BBCOR BAT

Considered the BEST BALANCED Composite Bat for CONTACT HITTERS

2022 Meta BBCOR Bat User Reviews

“The spectacular META is back !!! – I was indecisive between buying the -3 BBCOR 2022 Voodoo One or the BBCOR 2022 Meta, I have always been a fan of DeMarini and Louisville. My son used the Louisville Slugger Meta BBCOR 2020 (Blue) 32″/ 29oz for a long time, until that is too small for him (I feel a lot of nostalgia, that bat for good!), I left behind the bad reviews that the Meta 2021 had and I decided on the Meta 2022 in 33″/ 20oz, after hitting hundreds of balls in batting cages and some on the field, I dare to say that I made the best of the choice, the feeling when hitting the ball, the force it produces and its balanced swing, confirm that it was the best I could buy!”

“Best Choice Of My Life –I bought this a month ago and I’m so happy with the results. I’ve hit 3 home runs since I bought it and I can’t stop roping the ball into the gap, best bat on the market.”

“This is a really good bat for the kids transitioning into big boy baseball.”

Pros

2022 Louisville Slugger Meta is lightweight and balanced bat and is designed to be perfect for those who are contact hitters.

Almost no history of any durability issues.

The sweet spot on this barrel is massive, and you won’t have any vibrations on a mis-hit. With great performance of the bat also comes a great sound!

The two most comparable bats would be the DeMarini CF and Easton Hype.

Cons

2022 Louisville Slugger Meta has a high price point but still is in high demand! Don’t expect it to drop anytime soon.

Major difference between 2022 vs 2021 is the paint job. Very little change in performance.

If you want to save some $$ you may want to consider the 2021 Louisville Slugger Meta.


Marucci Cat Series

Marucci CATX Alloy BBCOR

2023 Marucci Cat X Composite

  • Length: 32-33
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • Two-Piece Composite Baseball Bat
  • Slightly End-Loaded / Balanced Swing Weight
  • MDX Composite Material – Ultra Responsive Design
  • Outer-Locking System – Creates the stiffest connection point amongst all composite baseball bats
  • Ring-Free Barrel Construction
  • Custom-Molded Handle Taper
  • Micro-Perforated Bat Grip

Balanced Composite BBCOR

Perfect for All Hitters; Definitely an Upgrade over Cat9

2023 Marucci Cat X User Reviews – Coming!

“This BBCOR will be hot off the line. I will update as I come across them and when I get my son to test one out. From the user reviews I am reading this picks up right wear the Marucci Cat9 -3 BBCOR left off. People are saying they are hitting nukes with this BBCOR bat! More to come! “

Pros

The Cat X Composite is a Balanced with a Slight End Load for Power.

The stiff S-40 handle is a direct improvement as it helps with the transfer of energy from the end of the hitters bat unleashing more power with every swing.

The custom molded handle taper provides a better feel and more bat control thus overall better production for each swing.

The Marucci Cat9 Composite was considered an elite BBCOR on the market and we have no doubt the CatX performance will be better!

The two most comparable bats would be the Rawlings Quatro and Louisville Slugger Meta.

Cons

This will be at a premium price point and high in demand. If you find one better pick it up.


Marucci Cat Connect Series

Marucci CATX Alloy BBCOR

2023 Marucci Cat X Connect Baseball Bat

  • Length: 32-33
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • Two-Piece Hybrid Baseball Bat
  • End-Loaded Swing Weight
  • AZR Alloy Barrel
  • S-40 Handle – Stiffer & More Powerful
  • Ring-Free Barrel Construction
  • Outer-Locking System – Creates the stiffest connection point amongst all composite baseball bats
  • Custom-Molded Handle Taper
  • Micro-Perforated Bat Grip

Balanced Hybrid BBCOR

Perfect for Stronger Hitters; Definitely an Upgrade over Cat9 Connect

2023 Marucci Cat X User Reviews

The swing weight is so much more different than the cat 9 it doesn’t even feel like the same bat. I would argue that the cat X is better than the voodoo one from demarini.

Pros

The most important feature of the CatX connect is the swing weight. Balanced with a Slight End Load for Power allowing for stronger hitters to expect more POP with their swings.

Hot out of the wrapper and boast a noticeably larger sweet spot!

The composite S-40 handle give hitters that stiffer feel on contact that generate more power on every swing.

The two most comparable bats would be the Voodoo One and Louisville Slugger Meta.

Cons

Slight end load may cause younger, smaller players issues as the bat may be too heavy. They will require time to get used to weight and feel.

This will be at a premium price point and high in demand. If you find one better pick it up.


DeMarini

DeMarini 2022 Zoa

DeMarini ZOA BBCOR Baseball Bat

  • Length: 30-34
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • Stiff Composite Handle with Light Swing Weight
  • Stiff Feel for Maximum Energy Transfer
  • Massive Barrel with Huge Sweet Spot
  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Two Piece Bat

Balanced 2022 BBCOR Bat

Great high performance composite bat for POWER and CONTACT HITTERS

DeMarini Zoa BBCOR User Reviews

Worth every penny – With the first few swings with this bat my exit speed significantly increased with such great barrel performance. When swinging this -3 BBCOR baseball bat it feels very smooth going through the zone. When you make contact with the ball of the bat it sounds so good. This is the best BBCOR bat i have swung in my life.”

Great Pop – Good pop. Rivals the connect marucci cat9 either a great choice but balance Zoa wins. With this bat. Do NOT use for BP. It should only be used for games. There are only so many swings on the barrel. Bat will need to be broke in with about 200 swings before it’s primed. Remember to rotate the barrel each swing during break in period.”

“My son, a slugger, loves this bat!” 

Pros

DeMarini Zoa introduces new technology in two piece composite construction.

Balanced with a Slight End Load for Power. The sweet spot on this barrel is massive for greater contact.

You won’t have any vibrations on a mis-hit due to Anaomaly end cap.

Considered one of the best BBCOR on the market.

The two most comparable bats would be the DeMarini CF and Louisville Slugger Meta.

Cons

DeMarini ZOA has a high price point putting it in top of premium budget range.


DeMarini

DeMarini-2022-CF-Zen-BBCOR

DeMarini CF BBCOR Baseball Bat

  • Length: 30-34
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • Stiff Composite Handle with Light Swing Weight
  • Stiff Feel for Maximum Energy Transfer
  • Massive Barrel with Huge Sweet Spot
  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Two Piece Composite Bat

Balanced 2022 BBCOR Bat

Biggest Competitor against the Louisville Slugger Meta

DeMarini CF BBCOR User Reviews

“This is one of the best bats for 2022. Bought for my son and performs great. Was looking for The Goods, but they’re almost impossible to find. The price is a little steep but you get what you pay for. Just remember a $500 bat doesn’t fix a $5 swing.”

“My son like this bat and the hitting feels very level.”

Pros

DeMarini CF has been considered to be one of the best BBCOR bats for several years.

Balanced and lightweight which is great for contact hitters!

You won’t have any vibrations on a mis-hit due to Reaction end cap to increase barrel performance.

The two most comparable bats would be the Marucci Cat X and Louisville Slugger Meta.

Cons

Not many issues you should really know about. The only thing is really if you don’t mind having the latest than you may want to consider last years 2021 DeMarini CF bat.


Easton

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Maxum Ultra BBCOR Baseball Bat

  • Length: 31-34
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • One Piece XXL Barrel designed for a massive sweet spot; Perfect for Power Hitters
  • Premium Grip for Cushion and Tack
  • Re Balanced Swing Weight for Speed and Power
  • One Piece Bat

Balanced BBCOR BAT 2021 Model

Largest Power Loaded Barrel for Power Hitters

Easton Maxum Ultra BBCOR User Reviews

“Best -3 BBCOR bat for the Money Bar None – My son recently moved up to the big field after using a Louisville Prime USA composite two piece bat that had massive pop. We were looking for a composite bat that might have similar pop. We initially chose the 2020 Maxum 360 which was a one piece bat with a very balanced swing weight.

It got great reviews but based on what I saw from my son using it, the bat just seemed dead out of the gate. After a short time the bat started to rattle and Easton ended up replacing with the 2021 Maxum Ultra. I was very hesitant and got a Louisville Slugger Meta PWR as a backup just in case. Cut to the chase, this Maxum Ultra is less balanced and more end loaded and is LOADED with pop.

The ball just flies of my sons bat. He’s 13, around 5’4 and 125. He’s not a huge kid by any stretch, but the ball seems to come hot off his bat with every swing. My son has tried the Victus Nox, Rawling Quatro, LS Meta and Marucci Cat8 bats but this bat has by far the best pop. Save your money and invest in the 2021 Easton Maxum Ultra, which can be bought for about $150 less than the big boys in the composite bat space.”

Pros

Easton Maxum Ultra has the biggest barrel lengths on the market…again.

It is a one piece composite giving it more strength and stiffness for that perfect combination of power and speed.

The Slight End Load on the barrel is what gives it that power swing weight power hitters are looking for.

The two most comparable bats would be the The Goods and Louisville Slugger Meta PWR

Cons

Had some quality control issues around the weight distribution for some of the bat units.


Easton

Easton Hype USSSA Bat

Hype BBCOR Baseball Bat

  • Length: 30-34
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • Power Boost Soft Knob Technology
  • Huge Barrel with Massive Sweet Spot
  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Two Piece Bat
  • Stiff Composite handle and stiff feel

Balanced 2022 BAT

Massive Barrel and Sweet Spot for Contact Hitters

Easton Hype User Reviews

HOMERUN – Not to say my son hasn’t been working his tail off to get that ball over the fence, but this bat was the extra bit! He got his first dinger! Great -3 BBCOR bat. We love Easton bats!”

“EXCELLENT -3 BBCOR BAT – YOU WANT BE DISAPPOINTED” My son got this bat last summer and everyone on the team started using it. Great pop, and a beautiful bat to boot. Definitely would recommend to anyone who is in the market looking for a new one with great barrel performance!”

Can I Give It 6 Stars?- This is it. The one -3 BBCOR bat to beat all other bats. I have to admit, I was a skeptic. Easton makes great products, but a $500 bat? What could it possibly do that my trust $250 bat can’t. I was wrong. This bat is it. So what do you get for the extra money? 2 things. The first is incredible balance that can be felt throughout your swing. There is a noticeable difference and you can just feel it when you are in your stance. The second thing is a huge sweet spot. It allows you to miss but still make clean contact. It is amazing.”

Pros

2022 Easton Hype has an extremely light swing weight and the performance is as good as the Slugger Meta and DeMarini CF.

The grip has outstanding quality and made with very durable materials.

The huge barrel has a massive sweet spot and is balanced.

The two most comparable bats would be the DeMarini CF and Louisville Slugger Meta.

Cons

The price could be an issue for those that are unfamiliar with the Easton brand.

Aluminum/Alloy BBCOR Baseball Bats

Aluminum / Alloy BBCOR bats are made with a single piece of aluminum or an alloy material. These bats are typically lighter than the composite bat, making them ideal for contact hitters who want a bat that is easy to swing.

The best BBCOR bats are aluminum or alloy. Aluminum bats or Alloy BBCOR bats generally come “Hot out of the Wrapper”. This baseball bat can be played in any weather condition and can be less expensive than the composite baseball bat. 

The categories below are an overview at selecting the right BBCOR bat for your son.

Depending on your little league, alloy bats requirements differ in regards to the bat drop weight requirements. Please check your regulations prior to purchasing your next baseball alloy bat.

Newly Released 2022 Alloy BBCOR Baseball Bats

Marucci Cat Series

Marucci CATX Alloy BBCOR

Marucci CatX Alloy BBCOR Baseball Bat

  • Length: 29-34
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • Multi Variable Wall Design w/ Massive Sweet Spot
  • AZR Alloy Offers More Responsive Performance
  • Balanced Swing Weight; Improved Barrel Control
  • Hottest BBCOR bat on the market
  • One Piece Aluminum Construction

Balanced BBCOR BAT 2023 Model

It may be the most complete BBCOR Bat in Baseball

Marucci CatX User Reviews

This BBCOR alloy bat is fresh off the line and boy are people talking about it all over social media. I will update as I come across them and when I get my son to test one out. From the user reviews I am reading this picks up right wear the Marucci Cat9 BBCOR left off. People are saying they are hitting nukes with this BBCOR bat!

Pros

HOT HOT HOT out of the wrapper with the SPD composite end cap is used to balance the barrel weight. As a result, the barrel weight is significantly reduced which enhances the swing speed dramatically.

Upgraded Barrel Profile which means they lowered the MOI or more balanced swing weight while expanding the sweet spot! This is completely different than the Cat9.

Liquid Gel Dampening Knob that absorbs vibrations for an even more comfortable swing.

Custom Molded Handle Taper is designed for every weight drop which means it is a better fit, more bat control, and overall better plate performance.

The most comparable bats would be the DeMarini The Goods.

Cons

The demand on this bat will be extremely high. So if you see one you may want to pick it up.

Louisville Slugger – OUR PICK

Louisville Slugger 2022 Solo BBCOR Bat

Louisville Slugger Solo BBCOR Baseball Bat

  • Length: 29-34
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • Features a thinner wall barrel design for maximum  power and performance.
  • SPD Composite End Cap: reduces swing weight toward the end of the bat, allowing for increased swing speed.
  • One Piece Alloy Bat

Balanced BBCOR BAT 2023 Model

The Best Balanced BBCOR Bat for Contact Hitters

Louisville Slugger Solo User Reviews

TravelDad Review -“This the Top BBCOR Bat my son selected for his BBCOR baseball bat for high school. We actually transitioned him between 13U and 14U to get him ready for the massive barrel performance and weight. He said he really liked the balanced swing weight and it was almost like the Marucci Cat 9 Alloy Baseball bat (drop 5) he had prior. He has a high swing speed or exit velocity so having a massive sweet spot is something all contact hitters appreciates. He led the team with hits and RBI’s so we could not be happier. Again, we would highly recommend this BBCOR Bat as Louisville Slugger makes a great baseball BBCOR baseball bat.”

Great Bat, well balanced, used by high school senior – I am a high school senior, I have always used Louisville bats. This is my third Solo. It is a Premium LS bat. Light weight, high exit velocity and quick through the zone. Also has pop with many doubles to the fence.”

Pros

HOT HOT HOT out of the wrapper with the SPD composite end cap is used to balance the barrel weight. As a result, the barrel weight is significantly reduced which enhances the swing speed dramatically.

Hyper light alloy gives a thinner wall design and a larger sweet spot.

VIBEX technology amazingly reduced the vibration and stings that you will feel almost no vibration even with the fastest pitch ever. And the stings with mishits are gone as well.

The most comparable bats would be the DeMarini The Goods.

Cons

The original grip has a durability issue. Buy Lizard Skins if it becomes an issue….

Louisville Slugger

Louisville Slugger Select PWR BBCOR

Louisville Slugger Select PWR BBCOR Baseball Bat 2022

  • Length: 31-34
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • PWR End Cap
  • LS Pro Comfort Grip
  • Stiff Feel for Maximum Energy Transfer
  • Massive Barrel with Huge Sweet Spot
  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Two Piece Bat

Balanced 2022 Louisville Slugger BBCOR BAT

Designed for POWER HITTERS

LS Select PWR BBCOR User Reviews

“Great Pop –Great feel and the ball just explodes off the bat with a massive barrel performance, swing speed and is a good bat to go with if you like DeMarini the goods will last a lot longer would recommend.”

“Hits nukes but…Don’t get me wrong this -3 BBCOR baseball bat is amazing I would’ve gave it 5 stars only that it started rattling and it’s probably the most annoying thing in the world plus it got all scratched and chipped which is a little annoying but it’s bound to happen especially when all you do is hit baseballs with it”

Swing Weight is Awesome – -3 BBCOR Bat looks amazing. Has a great feel with LS Pro Comfort Grip, fantastic barrel performance, great swing weight and best of all the bat has extremely good pop.”

Pros

HOT HOT HOT out of the wrapper with this alloy barrel. Slightly less end loaded than The Goods.

Durability and outstanding performance along with the infamous sound of a well struck ball.

The most comparable bats would be the DeMarini The Goods.

Cons

Not many issues you should really know about.


DeMarini

The Goods 2022 BBCOR Bat

2022 DeMarini The Goods BBCOR Bat

  • Length: 31-34
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • X14 Massive Alloy Barrel designed for Elite Power Hitters
  • Stiff Composite Handle and Massive Alloy Barrel
  • Direct Connection for Maximum Energy Transfer
  • One Piece Alloy Bat; Maximum Stiffness for Increased Bat Speeds

Balanced BBCOR BAT 2022 Model

OUTSTANDING One Piece Bat for POWER HITTERS

DeMarini The Goods BBCOR User Reviews

“DeMarini The Goods produces the goods on the field, awesome and well made bat. The two-piece option is best for limited feedback on the handle when making ball contact. Barrel pops the ball outward at high velocity. Highly recommend for Elite Power Hitters”

“DeMarini The Goods produces the goods on the field, awesome and well made bat. The two-piece option is best for limited feedback on the handle when making ball contact. Barrel pops the ball outward at high velocity. Highly recommend for Elite Power Hitters”

“Bought for 16 year old son. He loves it -After his DeMarini Voodoo broke, this is the one he wanted. It has everything he wanted in a bat. He is completely satisfied with it.”

“So I’ll be blunt, my son thinks he can hit like Aaron judge or Mike Trout. Let’s be honest here, he lacks the power and many other intangibles. But if this makes him think he’s gonna hit dingers, just like new shoes make you faster than a cheetah, then so be it. Really though, nice bat, has some good pop to it. (He’s still not Trout or Judge, but it’s got some decent pop to it).”

Pros

HOT HOT HOT out of the wrapper with this alloy barrel, feels stiffer and great performance.

Large sweet spot, top notch durability and no vibrations.

This is bat drops Nukes!

The most comparable bats would be the DeMarini VooDoo.

Cons

Not a contact hitter bat for those that are looking for a balanced bat as this is end loaded.


DeMarini

DeMarini 2022 Voodoo One BBCOR

2022 Voodoo One BBCOR Baseball Bat

  • Length: 29-34
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • X14 Alloy Barrel and Tracer End Cap: Lightweight performance
  • Designed for maximum power, pop and durability
  • Allows for maximum stiffness, ultimate bat speeds
  • One Piece Alloy Bat

Balanced BBCOR BAT 2022 Model

Great One Piece Bat but has durability issues

DeMarini Voodoo One User Reviews

“This is my kid’s first BBCOR bat and he loves it. The feel, the swing and the sweet spot. 100% recommend it for BBCOR first timers.”

“My son is hitting the ball well… the ball jumps off the bat. with the high exit velocity. We are highly satisfied with our purchase”

Pros

HOT HOT HOT out of the wrapper with this alloy barrel.

Lives up to the name with Superior Performance and not vibrations.

Great balanced bat, bat speed and overall huge sweet spot.

Cons

High in demand so may be hard to find.

Most reviews state the durability is good enough but there is a sizable out there with complaints. For the price point just be aware.


Warstic

Warstic Bonesaber Black Cobra BBCOR

Black Cobra BBCOR Baseball Bat

  • Length: 29-34
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • X14 Alloy Barrel and Tracer End Cap: Lightweight performance
  • Designed for maximum pop and durability
  • Allows for maximum stiffness, ultimate bat speeds
  • One Piece Alloy Bat

Balanced BBCOR BAT 2022 Model

Outstanding One Piece Balanced BBCOR Bat

Warstic Back Cobra User Reviews

Son LOVES it – We took it to his hitting lesson this week and he absolutely crushed the ball. He said it feels great and swings quick. It’ll be a long time before he switches away from his Warstic.”

It’s light swinging, good sweet spot, nice power, great for the hybrid contact and power hitter mix– Bat is hot out of the box, great sweet spot and swing weight, power is their love it.

“This bat has POP! My 13U son smashes the ball almost every time for doubles and triples. He has been working with it on the off-season so I am expecting dingers soon!”

“Love this bat! My son currently uses it for his 14u team and has been getting a lot of success with it. The pop! on that bat is amazingly crazy….. the only cons is that all his teammates want to use it now …”

Pros

HOT HOT HOT out of the wrapper with this alloy barrel.

Great balanced bat, bat speed and overall huge sweet spot.

This bat boasts an unprecedented exit velocity combined with maximum pop, which propels the ball to the farthest possible distance on the field.

Cons

Same model as 2021 other than the paint job.


Marucci Cat Series

Marucci CAT 9 BBCOR Blk

Marucci Cat9 BBCOR Baseball Bat

  • Length: 32-34
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • Multi Variable Wall Design Creates Massive Sweet Spot
  • Three Stage Thermal Treatment
  • AZR Alloy Offers More Performance, Better Feel
  • Designed for High School and College Athletes
  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • One Piece Alloy Bat

Balanced Cat9 BBCOR BAT 2021 Model

Perfect for Contact Hitters

Marucci Cat9 User Reviews

“Personal Review – This was one of the Top 2 BBCOR Bats my son considered when selecting his BBCOR baseball bat for high school. We actually transitioned him between 13U and 14U to get him ready for the massive barrel and weight. He said he really liked the balanced swing weight and it was almost like the Marucci Cat 9 Alloy Baseball bat (drop 5) he had prior. He has a high swing speed so having a massive sweet spot is something all contact hitters appreciates. Again, we would highly recommend this BBCOR Bat as Marucci makes a great baseball bat.”

“My son is raking the ball with this BBCOR baseball bat, he hit a line drive so hard the second baseman’s glove was almost ripped off his hand. The ball fly’s off this bat and several players on the team are now using this BBCOR bat. My son likes the one piece feel and of course wants pop, this is has both and the sound the ball makes off the alloy bat is awesome.”

Pros

HOT HOT HOT out of the wrapper with this alloy barrel.

Longitudinal Groove System (LGS), which reduces the extra weight of the bat and makes it a great balanced bat. This amazing batis is designed with a thin wall and a massive sweet spot that is perfect for contact hitters.

This BBCOR baseball bat is powered by the anti-vibration system, which dramatically lessens the bat’s vibration in mishits.

Cons

None; Just pick your paint job!


Easton

Easton Maxum 360 BBCOR

Maxum 360 BBCOR Baseball Bat

  • Length: 30-33
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • One Piece XXL Barrel designed for a massive sweet spot
  • Premium Grip for Cushion and Tack
  • Speed Balanced Swing Weight
  • One Piece Alloy Bat

Speed Balanced BBCOR BAT 2021 Model

Balanced Power Hitting for Power Hitters

Easton Maxum 360 User Reviews

“Glad I Bought This – My son has been using this for a couple of months now. He is transitioning from USABat standard to BBCOR as he gets ready for high school ball. This Easton Maxum 360 bat has a great feel, swings easy, and has a ton of pop for a “balanced” bat. A lot of his teammates are now using it because it feels much lighter than the -3 BBCOR it is. Feels like a -5.”

Great BBCOR Bat – My 14 year old son loves the pop off this baseball bat. Well Balanced BBCOR bat with alot of bat speed and huge sweet spot on the barrel”

Pros

The biggest barrel length, Maxum Ultra also features the largest sweet spot that gives an accurate combination of power and speed.

The power-loaded barrel is optimized to generate the maximum power for the power hitters. Great swing weight gives fantastic swing speed that doesn’t miss the balls.

Hot Hot Out of the Wrapper BBCOR Bat!


Easton

Easton Black Magic BBCOR Bat

Black Magic BBCOR Bat

  • Length: 30-34
  • Drop -3 BBCOR
  • Stiff Composite Handle with Light Swing Weight
  • Stiff Feel for Maximum Energy Transfer
  • Massive Barrel with Huge Sweet Spot
  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Two Piece Composite

Balanced BBCOR BAT 2022 Model

Quick Start BBCOR Baseball Bat Basics – (Parent Guide 101)

What does BBCOR mean?

The acronym BBCOR stands for “Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution”. The term restitution refers to the elasticity or spring-like property of a material. In the case of baseball bats, the amount of energy that is imparted to a pitched ball upon contact is referred to as the coefficient of restitution. 

A bat with a high coefficient of restitution will impart more energy to the ball upon contact, resulting in a faster batted ball speed. BBCOR bats are designed to meet a Bat-Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) of 0.50 or less for collegiate and high school play.

There are a few things that go into finding the perfect BBCOR bat for your son. The first thing you need to consider is his height and weight. You’ll also want to take into account his hitting style, as well as the type of pitcher he typically faces. With all of these factors in mind, you should be able to narrow down your options and find the perfect BBCOR bat for your son.

To help you get started, we’ve put together  the ultimate 2022 list of BBCOR bats right for 14 year olds. We’ve also included a buyer’s guide that covers all the important factors you need to consider when making your purchase.

I know there is a lot of conflicting information out there, so it can be hard to know what type will work well with your child and their unique playing style!

Why Is There A Need for BBCOR bats?

In order to protect pitchers, the BBCOR standard was created. Bats that exceed the BBCOR threshold can cause serious injury to pitchers, as well as create an unfair advantage over those using bats that meet the BBCOR standard.

What Should I Look For In A BBCOR Bat?

There are a number of different factors that go into determining the best BBCOR bat. Some of these include:

  • bat size
  • weight
  • materials used
  • price

When it comes to finding the right BBCOR Baseball bats, it is important to find one that meets your specific needs and preferences.

If you are want to be like the elite power hitters, you will want a bat that is on the heavier side, as this will help you to generate more power. If you are a contact hitter, you may want a lighter bat, as this will help you to make contact with the ball more frequently.

What Baseball Bat is the Best BBCOR Baseball Bat?

There are a few things you should keep in mind when shopping and looking for the best BBCOR bats 2022. First, consider the size and weight of the bat. It should be the right size for your child to swing comfortably and hit the ball with power.

Second, look for a baseball bat with a good balance of weight distribution. The best BBCOR bat ensure that the bat is not too top-heavy or bottom-heavy, which can affect swing speed.

Finally, choose a baseball bat made from durable materials that will withstand heavy use. The best BBCOR bat are typically made from aluminum or composite material.

Take into account the region you live in and the weather into consideration as composite barrel bats are fragile if the temperature falls below a certain level.

How to Select the Right BBCOR Baseball Bat?

Best BBCOR Bats

When it comes to selecting your next best BBCOR bat you should consider a variety of factors. Most importantly, you should be thinking about BBCOR bats as it relates to your son. Personally, I know for years my son is more of a contact hitter. He needed a balanced bat with the sweet spot in the middle of the bat. An end loaded bat would have hurt his production based on where he consistently hits the ball on the bat. Ultimately I wanted to make sure he had the confidence on the plate.

So, I wouldn’t recommend purchasing a $400+ plus bat if it does not compliment your son’s hitting style. Additionally, purchasing a bat that is “too big” or too long/ too heavy could actually hurt your sons swing. Below are a few of the things I will cover to help with the “marketing” lingo as you read about the best BBCOR baseball bat reviews. 

  • Material 
  • End Loaded vs. Balanced
  • Length/Drop
  • Training Bats / Hitting Accessories
  • Key Hitting Metrics Defined 

I hope it helps as just read over some of the best BBCOR bats 2022 reviews.

Type of BBCOR Baseball Bat (Material)

While there are many popular and best BBCOR bats and brands out there I wanted to focus first on what the baseball bat is made of. There is a big difference between a composite vs an aluminum vs a wood bat.

The material and the bat construction could have an immediate impact from how far your son hit’s the ball. So let’s start with the basics based on some of the best BBCOR baseball bat reviews for your son.

Carbon Composite Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat

Some of the best BBCOR bats are carbon composite. The carbon composite BBCOR bat use material known as carbon fiber polymer within the bat construction. The integration of the carbon fiber polymer make up all or part of the overall BBCOR bat. Those that are made 100% of this material are known as the carbon composite BBCOR bat. Those bats that use part of the carbon fiber polymer are known as the Hybrid or Composite Hybrid BBCOR bat. 

Advantages:

  • Improved Weight Distribution
  • More durable than wood bats
  • Trampoline Effect
  • Higher Damping Rate (reduces hand sting from mishits)
  • Greater “Pop” and Sweet Spot

Disadvantages:

  • Increased Costs or Higher Priced Bats
  • Potential for cracking in colder temperatures
  • Requires to be “Broken In” which equates to approximately 150 – 200 hits. 
  • Less durable than aluminum/alloy bats

Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bats

Some of the best BBCOR bats are actually hybrid. The Hybrid BBCOR Bat enjoys the benefits from both the pure composite and alloy baseball bat. They are known as a 2 piece hybrid construction bat where the handle is alloy and the barrel is composite. Thus, the high school baseball power hitters enjoys the massive sweet spot and ultra light handle weight. 

Overall, the hybrid construction composite barrel is a dominate bat on the field that all young hitters want in their bag. It has a stiffer feel and can be slightly end loaded. The there are a one piece hybrid bat as well as multi piece bbcor bat. Both are a fan favorite with quick success delivers greater confidence and dominance at the plate.

For those parents that don’t mind making the investment every season, these are some of the best BBCOR bat options. 

What are the benefits of a 3 piece composite bat?

A 3 piece composite bat is made up of three different pieces that are fused together. The benefit of a 3 piece composite bat is that it is more flexible and can provide more pop than a 2 piece bat. It is also more durable and has less vibration. Great for power hitters. 

Which Is the Best BBCOR Baseball Bat? Alloy Bats or Aluminum

Louisville Slugger Solo

Some of the best BBCOR bats are aluminum or alloy.The aluminum or alloy BBCOR bat is exactly as the name describes. It is a bat constructed from 100% from aluminum. Some additives known as aluminum alloy may be integrated to “enhance” the bat. The price difference between aluminum or alloy baseball bats vary due to the quality of the aluminum or alloy material.

Advantages: 

  • Less expensive than most composite or hybrid baseball bats
  • “Hot Out of the Wrapper” meaning this is a game ready bat and does not require a “break in” period
  • Single Wall Design are lighter and easier to swing
  • Double Wall Design increases the sweet spot and durability 
  • Can be used in any weather condition 
  • The loud “Ping” sound just sounds cool 

Disadvantages:

  • Hand stings from mishits 
  • Feels stiff on contact similar to wood
  • Single Wall Design are less durable 
  • Double Wall Design are heavier due to added mass
  • Visible dents or can be felt when you rub your hand on the barrel 

Aluminum or alloy bats still remain very popular at all skill levels of play. The price is determined by the quality of the bat but it may be considered a bargain compared to some of the higher priced composite bat. Read over some of the best BBCOR bat reviews to see if what other parents may have to say. 

Why You Should Consider Wood Baseball Bat

What can I say about the wood bat. It has been around since the game started. They are some of the baseball bat you might want to start with. What I love about wood bats is the sound at the “crack of the bat”. Additionally, more and more wood bat tournaments are popping up. 

Most kids struggle with the smaller barrel and weight but I call it the great equalizer. Both the composite and aluminum bats outperform the wood bats in terms of batted ball distance. So it is not a surprise to see the power hitter only get a single with a wood bat. 

Below is a great Dicks Sporting Goods has a wood bat materials comparison chart. 

wood baseball bat chart

If you truly want to see how well your son hits, invest in a good wood bat and train with it everyday. 

Several advantages with training with the wood bat are: 

  • Less expensive than both composite and alloy BBCOR bats so if you crack it your not out a significant amount of $$. 
  • Requires the hitter to make contact with a smaller sweet spot
  • Less forgiving on contact; the bat will let you will know with immediate feedback
  • Heavier bat weight will increase the bat speeds on both the aluminum and composite barrel assuming they weigh less

Of course, the wood baseball bat comes the cool sound of a well hit ball! Read over some of the best baseball bat wood reviews. 

Barrel Type of BBCOR Baseball Bat

To best address this section you should be able to determine what type of hitter your son is. Is he a power hitter or a contact hitter? If you are unsure then let me clarify a bit more just in case! I get it especially as us “dad’s” all believe are kids are power hitters when actually they are contact hitters. 

  • Contact Hitters – They rarely strikes out and move the line by putting the ball in play. Typically fast runners and usually are the lead off. Generally prefer a Balanced BBCOR Bat.
  • Elite Power Hitters – When they connect, watch out! Bomb droppers. Not everyone can be a power hitter. Expect hitters with power in the four hole to move the runners. An End Loaded BBCOR baseball bat is the preferred choice. 

So with these generic definitions we should be able to pinpoint type of weight distribution you should consider. Majority of the BBCOR baseball bat reviews will usually end loaded or balanced for type of bat.

Baseball Bat Weight

What is the trampoline effect?

The trampoline effect is when the barrel of the bat flexes and stores energy upon contact with the ball. This energy is then released back to the ball, providing more power.

What to Look For In A Balanced BBCOR Bat for Contact

Some of the best BBCOR bats are balanced. If your son loves hitting the gaps, typically hits singles and doubles they should consider a balanced baseball bat. 

A balanced bat will have the weight evenly distributed from the tip of the handle to the end of the barrel which allows for complete control through the hitting zone with increased swing speeds. This is known as understanding what the proper length to weight ratio is for your son. Also, these types of BBCOR bats generally have thick handles that not only provides a better grip but better durability as well. 

This is helpful to generate greater bat speed without sacrificing control. A great option when looking at all of the types of BBCOR bats.

What to Look For In A End Loaded BBCOR Bat for Power

Some of the best BBCOR bats are made for power. Power hitters love the end loaded baseball bat. Not everyone can properly swing this type of bat properly and not for the typical player. The reason why is that it takes alot of arm strength for proper control of the bat. 

Additionally, a portion of the overall weight is geared towards the end of the barrel. This generates more mass behind one’s swing which results in increased power and speed and ball flight for those big hits.

If you find that your son has great bat speed and is often getting ahead of the ball then you may want to start exploring an end loaded bat as they transition into a BBCOR baseball bat. 

Do BBCOR Bats Lose Pop?

The answer to this question is a bit complicated. It really depends on the bat and how it’s used. Generally speaking, however, BBCOR bats will lose pop over time. This is due to the fact that the material of the bat will start to break down and compress after extended use.

How Long Do BBCOR Bats Last?

BBCOR bats are designed and built for high performance. They are made with premium materials and construction techniques that make them last longer and perform at a higher level than other types of baseball bats. However, even the best BBCOR bats will eventually need to be replaced.

How Important is the Sweet Spot?

The sweet spot is the area on the baseball bat where you will get the best performance. The sweet spot is typically located in the middle of the barrel, and it’s the area that is most often used by hitters. When you make contact with the ball in the sweet spot, you will get more power and distance.

Additionally, the sweet spot can help to reduce vibration, making for a more comfortable swing. If you’re looking for a BBCOR baseball bat with a good sweet spot, Easton and Marucci are two brands that offer great options.

What is Swing Weight?

Swing weight is a measure of how balanced a baseball bat is. A baseball bat with a heavier swing weight will be more difficult to swing, but it will also provide more power. A bat with a ultra light swing weight will be easier to swing, but it won’t provide as much power. Ultimately, it’s up to the player to decide what swing weight is right for them. 

If you’re looking for a BBCOR baseball bat with a good swing weight, Easton and Marucci are two brands that offer great options.

Understand the BBCOR Bat by Barrel Length/Drop

As we start to understand how to critical it is to transition into a BBCOR baseball bat prior to high school, this section is a must read and is critical for his success. If you get this wrong you could either select a baseball bat that is too heavy or too light for your son. 

This would impact their performance on the plate and could then start to deteriorate his confidence. As you read over some of the BBCOR baseball bat reviews, it will always cover the length and drop kids are using. 

Below is a chart I would use strictly as a reference. The physical characteristics of each child could vary greatly. 

Baseball Bat Chart best youth baseball bats

How to Measure For Length the Baseball Bat

There are three additional ways to understand length and if the length of the your BBCOR baseball bat is correct. 

  1. Measure from the knob of the baseball bat in the center of the chest to the tips of your fingers. 
  2. If the knob of the bat reaches from your chest and your child can grab the barrel of the bat.
  3. When wearing cleats, the bat should be no higher than your hip and/or reach the center of your palm.

The illustration, provided by Dick’s Pro Tip, should help visually. 

Is Barrel Size Important?

The size of the barrel is important when choosing a BBCOR bat. A larger barrel will provide more pop, while a smaller barrel will be more maneuverable. The barrel diameter also factors into the same as barrel size. 

Measuring baseball length

How to Measure For Drop for Baseball Bats

baseball bat drop

Honestly, the drop weight of the baseball bat is just as critical as the length of the bat. (See the illustration above provided by Dicks Pro Tips). If the bat is too heavy then your son could have poor hitting mechanics or less success at the plate. 

You should pay attention to this key metric when evaluating upgrading your next baseball bat. o clarify, the drop is part of the formula used to determine the bat weight. Additionally, each inch is approx. 1 ounce. The formula is simply (Length) minus (drop weight) equals (weight of bat) in ounces. So if the length of the BBCOR baseball bat is 33 with a drop 3 then (30 – 3 = 27 ounces).

However, because of his age and depending on which league he typically plays in, it may be mandatory he starts to swing a drop 3 in the next spring season. 

Therefore, you add one ounce from the length and two additional ounces because of the drop weight. Total of 3 ounces have been added which is significant. It is recommended that at least 6 months of swinging the heavier baseball bat before using it on the field.

Again, the transition period is very important as you are looking for a BBCOR baseball bat.

Best BBCOR Bat with the Best Swing Speed

Some of the best BBCOR bats for swing speed are the DeMarini Voodoo One, the Easton Project 3 FUZE 360, and the Marucci CAT9 . These BBCOR bats are all made with ultra light lightweight materials and have balanced swing weights, making them ideal for players who want to swing fast.

Best BBCOR Bat for Power Hitters

Some of the best BBCOR bats for power hitters are the DeMarini Voodoo One, the DeMarini The Goods, and the Louisville Slugger Meta. These BBCOR bats are all made with ultra light materials and have end loaded swing weights, making them ideal for power hitters who want to swing speed with massive power.

Best BBCOR Bat for Contact Hitters

Some of the best BBCOR bats for contact hitters are the Easton Alpha 360, the Marucci Cat9, and the Louisville Slugger Solo. These BBCOR bats are all made with ultra light weight alloy barrel materials and have balanced swing weights, making them ideal for players who have high swing speed and exit velocity for contact. 

What is the Difference Between a 2021 and a 2022 BBCOR?

The main difference between a 2021 and a 2022 bat is the size of the barrel. A 2021 BBCOR bat has a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter while a 2022 bat has a 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter.

This means that a 2021 BBCOR bat will have a smaller sweet spot than the best BBCOR bats 2022.

BBCOR Approved Bats for High School & College Baseball

The following BBCOR baseball bats have been approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for use in high school and collegiate play. Please check your local High School Rules as this list is not complete. 

2021 BBCOR Bats

  • Easton Maxum 360 -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat
  • Louisville Slugger Meta Prime BBCOR Baseball Bat
  • Marucci CAT9 BBCOR Baseball Bat
  • Rawling Quatro Pro Baseball Bat

2022 BBCOR Bats

  • DeMarini The Goods BBCOR Baseball Bat
  • DeMarini CF Zen Blackout WTDXCBC-21 -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat
  • Easton Fuze Hybrid 360 -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat
  • Louisville Slugger Select PWR Endload BBCOR Baseball Bat

What is the BBCOR Certification?

The BBCOR Certification is a mark that is placed on baseball bats that meet the requirements set by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The BBCOR Certification is required for use in high school and collegiate play.

The BBCOR Certification process includes testing the bat’s performance, material composition, and construction. Bats that pass the BBCOR Certification process are stamped with the BBCOR logo.

What is the required for BBCOR Certification?

In order for a bat to be eligible for BBCOR Certification, it must meet the following requirements:

– The bat must have a barrel diameter no greater than 2 5/8 inches.

– The bat must be no shorter than 29 inches.

– The bat must not weigh more than 3 ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g. a 32-inch bat cannot weigh less than 29 ounces).

– The bat must not have a barrel that is excessively wide or flared.

– The bat must not have any sharp or jagged edges on the barrel or handle.

What are the benefits of using a BBCOR Certified Bat?

The main benefit of using a BBCOR Certified Bat is that it meets the requirements set by the NCAA and NFHS for use in high school and collegiate play. Additionally, BBCOR Certified Bats are typically made with high-quality materials and construction, which results in a bat that performs well and lasts long.

What are the disadvantages of using a BBCOR Certified Bat?

One of the main disadvantages of using a BBCOR Certified Bat is the cost. BBCOR Certified Bats typically cost more than non-certified bats. Additionally, some players may prefer the feel and performance of a non-certified bat over a BBCOR Certified Bat.

What are the Best BBCOR bats for 2021?

Louisville Slugger Meta

The Louisville Slugger Meta is one of the most popular BBCOR big barrel bat on the market. The bat features an aluminum barrel and has a balanced swing weight. The bat is available in sizes 31″, 32″, and 33″.

The 2021 Louisville Slugger Meta, puts a powerful, balanced 3 piece composite bat in the hands of aspiring young superstars at the USSSA and Senior League level. The EKO composite barrel is engineered to be the pinnacle of performance. A 3 piece construction featuring their patented VCX²™ Connection System paired with their innovative barrel design, culminating in a light swinging bat with an enormous sweet spot and incredible pop. 

The Premium GT1™ end cap further maximizes the Meta’s barrel length and faster swing speed — helping you power your way to the top.

Marucci CAT9

The Marucci CAT9 is one of the best BBCOR bats 2022 on the market. It’s made with an aluminum ringless barrel and has a balanced swing weight. The bat is available in sizes 31″, 32″, and 33″. The bat features:

  • Utilizing a three stage thermal treatment process, our new AZR alloy offers a more responsive microstructure for better feel, more forgiveness and more performance while maintaining the same strength as its predecessor
  • Multi variable wall thickness design creates an expanded sweet spot and thinner barrel walls that are more forgiving after off-centered contact
  • 2nd Generation AV2 Anti-Vibration knob features an upgraded, finely tuned harmonic dampening system for better feel and less negative vibrational feedback
  • Ring free barrel construction allows for more barrel flex and increases performance with no “dead” spots
  • Precision-balanced ringless barrel results in a lower M.O.I. and balanced feel for precision and control
  • One piece alloy construction provides a clean, consistent, faster swing
  • Micro perforated soft-touch grip with extra tack improves feel and control

WarStic BoneSaber BBCOR Baseball Bat

The Bonesaber USSSA Aluminum Bat is the most Pro style one piece bat model profile on the market. For those who want better feel, better bat control, more swing speed, more awareness of the sound of the ball hitting the bat, MORE BALANCE AND PRECISION. The Bonesaber is not a forgiving bat. Bonesaber performs up to the hitter’s level, doing all the things their skill is asking it to do.

Hitters who choose Bonesaber are capable of wielding it, and it performs for them. They are precision, disciplined attackers of the ball who take what is thrown at them, and make killshots. Bonesaber hitters are dangerous because they can get an opponent in ALL THE WAYS. A Bonesaber hitter is a sniper, a bomber, and a hand-to-hand combat artist at the plate. They are who you want leading you into battle.

  • Out of our three metal baseball bats, Bonesaber is the most balanced option.
  • Solid one piece single wall aluminum bat
  • The most Pro style knob on the market, the patented Warstic® Pommel Precision knob with TSUKA Warrior’s Grip.
  • Explosive, higher pitched sound like samurai sword slicing through its target.
    Based on the color of natural maple wood bat, Bonesaber is the closest thing to a “white” bat allowed in NCAA play.
  • Barrel size: 2 5/8 inches

Other BBCOR Baseball Bat Options

There are a lot of different BBCOR bats with maximum barrel performance on the market, so it can be tough to know which one is the best for you. Here is a list of the best BBCOR big barrel bats for 2021:

1. Easton Ghost X Hyperlite – The Easton Ghost X Hyperlite is a great choice for anyone looking for a light swinging, huge sweet spot and durable bat. It is made with Easton’s patented Hyperlite technology, which makes it 20% lighter than other baseball bats in its class.

2. DeMarini CF Insane – The DeMarini CF Insane is a great choice for elite power hitters. It has a maximum barrel length and an extended sweet spot, making it easier to hit home runs.

3. Louisville Slugger Prime 918 – The Louisville Slugger Prime 918 is a great choice for anyone looking for a balanced bat. It has a powerful smaller barrel performance that is easy to control, big sweet spot making it a great option for contact hitters.

4. Marucci Cat 8 – The Marucci Cat 8 is a great choice for anyone looking for a durable bat with a massive sweet spot. It is made with Marucci’s patented Cat 8 AZR Alloy construction technology, which makes it 20% stronger than other bats in its class.

5. Mizuno B20-Maxcor – The Mizuno B20-Maxcor is a great choice for anyone looking for a light swinging bat. It has a massive smaller barrel performance that is easy for both power and speed, making it a great option for younger players.

Popular BBCOR Bats 2019

Rawlings Quatro Pro

The Rawlings Quatro Pro is a popular BBCOR big barrel bat from the 2019 line. It’s made with a composite barrel and has a easy swing weight and huge sweet spot. The bat is available in sizes 31″, 32″, and 33″.

The Quatro Pro was one of the most popular BBCOR bats last year, and it looks like that trend will continue in 2020. The bat has great reviews on JustBats.com, with many people raving about this BBCOR on the market. 

If you’re looking for a used BBCOR bat, the Rawlings Quatro Pro is definitely worth checking out.

Easton B5 Pro Review

The Easton B5 Pro is a BBCOR big barrel bat from the 2019 line. It’s made with an aluminum barrel and has a great swing weight. The bat is available in sizes 31″, 32″, and 33″.

The Easton B5 Pro bat features:

  • ATAC ALLOY – Advanced Thermal Alloy construction for maximum barrel performance and huge sweet spot.
  • RINGLESS BARREL CONSTRUCTION – Ringless Barrel Construction provides more barrel flex and smoother feel across the barrel at contact.
  • ATAC ALLOY HANDLE – Extra-stiff alloy handle transfers maximum energy into the ball for a more professional feel and performance.
  • VIBRATION REDUCTION SYSTEM – VRS handle insert reinforces the handle to reduce vibration and create and even more solid feel.

The B5 Pro was one of Easton’s most popular baseball bats last year, and it looks like that trend will continue in 2020. The Easton B5 Pro bat has great reviews with many people saying they are happy with this BBCOR. If you’re looking for a used BBCOR bat, the Easton B5 Pro is definitely worth checking out among the bats available. 

Axe Bat BBCOR Baseball Bat

The AXE Bat BBCOR baseball bat is a popular big barrel bat from the 2019 line. It’s made with an MX8 alloy barrel, unique axe handle and has a balanced swing for an easy to find sweet spot. The bat is available in sizes 31″, 32″, and 33″.

The AXE Bat BBCOR baseball bat was one of the most popular bats last year with its axe handle and it looks like that trend will continue in 2020. The BBCOR baseball bat has great reviews with many people saying it has one of the best axe handle and love the MX8 alloy barrel. If you’re looking for a used end load  -3 BBCOR bat, the AXE Bat BBCOR is definitely worth checking out for a faster swing. 

Avenge Pro Hybrid

The Avenge Pro Hybrid is a popular BBCOR bat from the 2019 line. It’s made with a composite barrel and has a balanced swing and easy to find sweet spot. The bat is available in sizes 31″, 32″, and 33″.

The Avenge Pro Hybrid was one of the most popular baseball bats last year, and it looks like that trend will continue in 2020. The bat has great reviews. If you’re looking for a used BBCOR bat, the Avenge Pro Hybrid is definitely worth checking out.

Louisville Slugger Omaha

The Louisville Slugger Omaha BBCOR is a popular bat from the 2019 line. It’s made with an aluminum barrel and has a balanced swing to go with the massive sweet spot. The bat is available in sizes 31″, 32″, and 33″.

The Omaha BBCOR was one of Louisville Slugger’s most popular baseball bats last year, and it looks like that trend will continue in 2020. The bat has great reviews as one of the best BBCOR bats 2022 available. If you’re looking for a new BBCOR bat, the Omaha BBCOR is definitely worth checking out.

Stinger Nuke BBCOR

The Stinger Nuke BBCOR is a great bat for players who are looking for a lot of pop and great sweet spot. It’s made with an aluminum barrel and has a balanced swing weight. The bat is available in sizes 31″, 32″, and 33″.

What is the Marucci Three Stage Thermal Treatment?

The Marucci Three Stage Thermal Treatment, or advanced thermal alloy construction, is a process that Marucci uses to treat the aluminum barrels of their BBCOR bats. The barrel technology process includes heating the barrels to three different temperatures and then cooling them. This treatment strengthens the barrel and makes it more durable. 

How does the Marucci Three Stage Thermal Treatment benefit the bat?

The benefits of the Marucci Three Stage Thermal Treatment or advanced thermal alloy construction, include improved durability, increased performance, and a longer lifespan for the bat. Additionally, the treatment gives the bat a softer feel, which some players prefer.

What are the disadvantages with the Marucci Three Stage Thermal Treatment?

One of the main disadvantages of using a bat with the Marucci Three Stage Thermal Treatment is the cost. Baseball bats with the treatment typically cost more than baseball bats without the treatment. Additionally, some players may prefer the feel and performance of a bat without the treatment.

What is the Marucci AV2 Anti Vibration Knob?

The Marucci AV2 Anti Vibration Knob is a knob that is designed to reduce vibration and improve comfort. It’s made with a soft, rubber-like material that helps to absorb vibrations. The knob is also ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the hand.

The AV2 Anti Vibration Knob is a great option for players who are looking for a way to reduce vibration and improve comfort. Essentially, this shock suspension technology within the knob has been well-received by players, with many people saying it’s helped them significantly reduce vibration. If you’re looking for a way to improve your comfort while swinging, the AV2 Anti Vibration Knob is definitely worth considering.

Why the Reaction End Cap Matters

The reaction end cap is the piece of plastic or rubber that is located at the end of the bat, and it serves several important functions. The end cap helps to protect the barrel from dents and scratches, and it also helps to keep the weight of the bat distributed evenly. 

Additionally, the end cap can help to reduce vibration, making for a more comfortable swing speed. If you’re looking for a bat with a good reaction end cap, Easton and Marucci are two brands that offer great options.

BBCOR Bat Manufacturers

DeMarini The Goods

Fan favorite, DeMarini The Goods is one of the most popular BBCOR bats on the market. It’s made with an aluminum barrel and has a end load swing weight. The bat is available in sizes 31″, 32″, and 33″.

The massive X14 Alloy Barrel with the one piece design gives you the feel of a wood bat with explosive power in a end load swing weight. The Seismic End Cap is made of the stiffest materials in their lineup, meaning no energy is wasted in your swing speed. Domination starts here.

DeMarini The Goods has great reviews with many people saying it’s one of the best BBCOR bats. If you’re looking for a bat that will provide great performance, DeMarini The Goods is definitely worth considering.

Here are some bat features:

  • Ultra-Balanced swing weight – the light swinging model in our 2021 lineup for power and speed
  • 1 piece construction with massive sweet spot. 
  • SL Hyper Alloy Barrel Construction: Designed for a stiffer feel and maximum energy transfer on contact.
  • SPD™ Composite End Cap
  • Several Bat Drops and bat lengths available

DeMarini VooDoo One

The DeMarini VooDoo One is a great option for players who are looking for a bat with a lot of pop. It’s made with an aluminum barrel and has a light swing weight. The bat is available in sizes 31″, 32″, and 33″.

The DeMarini VooDoo One has great reviews with many people saying it’s one of the best end load BBCOR bats. If you’re looking for a bat that will provide great performance, the DeMarini VooDoo One is definitely worth considering.

What is the Difference between the 2021 and 2022 Demarini VooDoo One?

The only difference is the color of the bat. The 2021 DeMarini VooDoo One has a black and silver color scheme, while the 2022 DeMarini VooDoo One has a black and gold color scheme. Other than that, the two BBCOR bats are identical.

Top 10 BBCOR 1 Piece Bats

There are a lot of great BBCOR 1 piece bats on the market. Here are the Top 10 best:

1. DeMarini Voodoo One

2. Easton B5 Pro

3. Marucci CAT9

4. Louisville Slugger Meta

5. DeMarini The Goods

6. Louisville Slugger Solo

7. Easton Alpha 360

8. Mizuno B19 MaxCor

9. Rawlings Quatro Pro

10. Axe Avenge

These are all great 1 piece bats that will provide good performance. If you’re looking for a bat with a lot of pop, the DeMarini Voodoo One is a great option with a huge sweet spot.

If you’re looking for a bat that’s lightweight and has a balanced swing weight, the Easton B5 Pro is a good choice with a easy to find sweet spot. And if you’re looking for a bat that’s durable and has a lot of pop, the Marucci CAT9 is a great option.

No matter what your preferences are, there’s sure to be a BBCOR 1 piece bat that’s perfect for you at the high school or college level.

What Changes from COVID for Bat Manufacturers and Distributors

The three big bat manufacturers Easton, DeMarini, and Louisville Slugger have all announced production changes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Easton will be ceasing production at their factory in California and moving operations to Pennsylvania. DeMarini has also announced that they will be suspending production at their facility in Oregon. Louisville Slugger is still operating, but has made changes to their process in order to protect workers. These changes include increased cleaning protocols and social distancing measures.

It’s not just the bat manufacturers that are feeling the effects of COVID-19, distributors are also being impacted. JustBats.com, one of the largest online retailers of baseball and softball bats, has seen a significant decrease in orders. They have had to lay off employees and reduce hours for those that are still working.

The pandemic has had a big impact on the baseball and softball bat industry, but it remains to be seen what the long-term effects will be. For now, manufacturers and distributors are doing their best to adapt and survive in these difficult times.

Training Aids/ Accessories for Hitting

Training aids and accessories are extremely popular for young hitters trying to perfect their swing with their new best youth baseball bat. There are several options out in the market for your consideration. They range from low tech to high tech and they are priced accordingly. Below are some aids that could help your young hitter hit their first dinger over the fence.  

You can also read are article on all of the best baseball training equipment here for more information. 

Tanner Tee – Adjustable from 26″ – 43″

best baseball equipment

Baseball tees I would deem as a must have for any player. Things to look for in a tee is durability and portability. Remember this item takes a pounding. Tees typically start anywhere from $19.99 and go up from there. 

The industry standard and the original hand-rolled FlexTop allows hitters to feel the ball not the tee at contact.

Solid metal design and easy height adjustments make Tanner Tee perfect for every level of baseball and softball. Its portable and easy to move from the inside to the outside of the plate and fits in nearly any bat bag right next to his best youth baseball bat. 

Baseball Nets

Baseball Net

Baseball Nets are also a must have for any home training center or out on the field for the team to warm up. The key things to consider is net size, ease to setup and a ball catch. They typically start around $49.99+.

One Handed Trainer

best baseball training equipment

The training bat is a great tool to help develop greater swing mechanics. It not only provides more control in a one-hand swing, it adds comfort and stability with every swing. With this one-hand trainer’s design, you’ll be able to mimic a natural motion that develops your swing and sends the ball deep every time you step to the plate.

  • Short bat with regulation barrel
  • Excellent training bat for one-handed hitting drills

CamWood Bats

CamWood

CamWood is a great tool for those looking to take their swing to the next level. Start at $49.99 (One-Hander) and $89.99 (2 hander). This is a best youth baseball bats trainer. My son uses this everyday.

  • Develops Proper Swing Mechanics and Increases Swing Speed
  • Creates a Better Hand Path to the Ball; Prevents Casting
  • Suitable for Players of All Levels
  • Increase Bat Speed
  • Increase Power

Pocket Radar – Ball Coach

Pocket Radar

For parents that need to look at data the Pocket Radar Ball Coach is the ultimate aid. Essentially this is a mini radar gun that is versatile to measure pitch speed to exit speed if you are positioned correctly. This is a definite cool factor and powerful tool for trainers and parents everywhere. This is an investment as they start from $299 and up.

Selecting the Right BBCOR Bat For High School

The good news is that the normal 2023 release of the new BBCOR bats reviews were limited. That it helps you really hyper focus on some of the new features out there. The key thing is I would highly recommend is your son should have the biggest impact on selecting the new BBCOR bat that is the right bat for him and getting ready for the high school and college level play. 

The key components for BBCOR bats:

  • Meets the BBCOR Standard
  • Evaluate the Barrel Diameter
  • Multi variable or Single Thin Walls
  • Balanced or End Loaded Bat or Slightly Ended Loaded
  • Pwr End Cap for a light swing without sacrificing barrel control
  • Composite Handle for a stiffer feel
  • One Piece Hybrid construction, one piece alloy, or Two piece design composite barrel bat

My son is 14 years old and I plan on visiting retail stores that will allow him to swing as many BBCOR bats allowed so he can “feel” them. Essentially, it doesn’t matter the amount of hype or marketing or even video reviews are out there, your son is unique. Empower him to try them out and you may be surprised and what BBCOR baseball bat he selects!

Best of luck this next season and hope this article helped you decipher some of the BBCOR best baseball reviews out there and choose the right bat.  

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