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2020 Combat B2 ATB Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated August 2, 2022


The 2020 Combat B2 is a JustBats production—who acquired enough of the intellectual property rights during Combat’s bankruptcy in 2018 to somehow produce a bat with the name Combat. The B2 is taken from a 2014/15 Combat bat but is put on a reprtin of the Combat Maxum from 2018. That entails the 2020 Combat B2 you see here. We think the Combat Maxum from 2018 was a good to great bat.

2020 B2 ATB Models


Our hitters like the single-piece feel of the 2020 Combat B2. It’s a light swing in BBCOR and USSSA. The drop 5 is a fan favorite as the heavier swing weight and massive barrel make for a fun hit.

BBCOR
/10
USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –5
/10
USSSA –11
/10

Model Recommendations

BB20B2

BBCOR Review

B2 Ultra BBCOR Ratings (key)
2 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3
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OVERALL/10

Price It

eBay
The 2020 Combat B2 Ultra is a JustBats sponsored bat that is built after the 2018 Combat bats of days gone by. The 2020 BBCOR has a huge barrel, light swing and gets good ratings. Those in the market for a light swinging single piece BBCOR bat and don't want to buy the Combat Maxum should look here.
Sizing: 31, 32, 33-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Serial: BB20B2
Bat Type: Single Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
See other BBCOR Bats
SL20B210

USSSA Drop 10 Review

B2 Ultra USSSA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
2 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 5 3
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OVERALL/10

Price It

The 2020 Combat B2 ATB Drop 10 USSSA Bat is a single piece composite built with a huge barrel and light swing. This is a JustBats produced and backed bat. This is a 2 3/4 bat that can't be found anywhere except for eBay---due mainly to its low distribution that was only via JustBats. If you an find this bat, and you want a light swing and a big barrel on a single-piece composite like the Combat bats of days gone by, this is it.
Sizing: 27, 28, 29/19, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Serial: SL20B210
Bat Type: Single Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
See other Drop 10 USSSA Bats
SL20B25

USSSA Drop 5 Review

B2 Ultra USSSA Drop 5 Ratings (key)
2 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
The drop 8 for the B2 Ultra is a big barreled bat with a huge barrel and a great swing. Although we don't know much yet, we expect the bat to be a lot like the B2s from days gone by in the Combat space. JustBats, some years ago, picked up some rights to the Combat name when Combat went out of business (via bankruptcy). Easton, a sister company, took over much of the Combat umbrella. But JustBats picked up enough to secure some naming rights in the future. As well, and we don't know, Easton's acquisition by Rawlings may have left some Combat items on the table too. We'll keep asking around.
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Serial: SL20B25
Bat Type: Single Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
See other Drop 5 USSSA Bats
SL20B211

USSSA Drop 11 Review

B2 Ultra USSSA Drop 11 Ratings (key)
2 4 3 3 5 4 4 5 3 3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10

Price It

The 2020 Combat B2 Ultra is a JustBats sponsored bat and is, in most ways, the same as the old Combat Maxum from days gone by. The Drop 11 is a USSSA 2 3/4 barrel built with a light swing, absolutely massive barrel and really good performance. Those who want a big barrel and light swing and light swing in a drop 11 single piece USSSA are in the right place.
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Serial: SL20B211
Bat Type: Single Piece Composite
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
See other Drop 10 USSSA Bats

Comparable Bats

Other single-piece bats in the composite space include the Maxum series from Easton and Combat.

Previous Models

The Combat B2 is a JustBats sponsored and produced bat under the intellectual property rights they acquired during Combat parent company’s bankruptcy. We aren’t sure how it all works, but in any event, JustBats has retained the rights to both produce and sell a bat with the Combat name exclusively.

The Combat B2 takes the name from a 2014/15 Combat line and puts it on the Combat Maxum from 2018—which this 2020 B2 ATB is an exact replica of.

Construction

Here are the manufacturers write up on the bat’s construction features:

  • Extremely Balanced Swing Weight
  • One-Piece, All-Composite Baseball Bat
  • USSSA BPF 1.15 Approved
  • ATB Composite Construction Employs Computer-Controlled Precision For The Most Technologically Advanced Barrel In The Game
  • Spoked End Cap
  • Modeled After One Of The Hottest Bats Of The Past!
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer’s Warranty

Mareting Writeup

After years of going undetected, one of the hottest bats of the past is back! JustBats is reintroducing the Combat B2 for the season, looking to no longer go Under the Radar! The COMBAT B2 ATB -11 USSSA Baseball Bat: SL20B211 utilizes ATB Composite construction, which incorporates computer controlled precision providing the most technologically advanced barrel in the game. This one piece, fully composite model will be stiff on contact, offers a well balanced swing weight, and a large sweet spot making it a great option for any type of young hitter!

Overall Ratings

The overall rating uses seven different weighted metrics to determine our overall score. Half of total rating comes from the player and our exit speed tests (Player Rating: 25%, Performance: 25%).The other categories are Relevance (20%), Demand (10%), Durability (10%), Resell Score (5%), and Tech Specs (5%).

*: When a bat is denoted by a star (*) it is a preliminary rating. Expect it to be updated as we learn more about the bat and gather more data.

(PlaRa) Player Rating: We measure player rating from user reviews. Those users include our own hitters that we test at the lab as well as reviews we find online.

(ExVe) Performance: Performance measures the exit speeds and distances we capture in our hitting lab with HitTrax using these bats.

(Relv) Relevance: We measure the number of sizes and the MOI of the bat. Bats with a wider range of options get a better score.

(Dmnd) Demand: Demand is measured by consumer sentiment and the buzz around the bat.

(Drb) Durability: A bat’s durability is measured by user reviews as well as feedback from manufacturers.

(ReSl) Resell Score: Based on the price the bats go for used. Higher prices mean greater user demand which means, generally, a better bat. A resell value closer to its original price means a higher score.

(Tech) Tech Specs: We rate the bat on its technological advancements from previous years and compared to the industry at large. This is our chance to reward companies who are trying to innovate.
MOI
MOI or Mass Moment of Inertia is a measurement of bat swing weight. This quantifies how difficult it is to swing a bat. The industry often refers to this as things like End Load or Balanced but those words have been overused to the point of meaninglessness. We measure the actual swing weights of each bat we test using the industry-standard pendulum period, balance point, and scale weight. You can read more about that here.
Price
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
Type
The types of bats are single-piece alloy (SPA), two-piece composite (TPC), single-piece composite (SPC), hybrid (Hyb.), and wood (Wood). Hybrid bats are made of composite handles and alloy barrles.
Date
The estimated date the bat began distribution.

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