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By Bat Digest
Updated May 23, 2023
The 2022 ADV Hypes has turned into a reasonable bat. It swings heavier than other bats in the 2022 class, like the CF and Marucci CAT Composite. The general feedback we get from hitters is they like the big barrel and feel of the ADV Hype. Two-piece composites are tough to differentiate, so it is hard to say if the bat is a considerable upgrade/change from the ADV 360 for 2021. It definitely didn't take the market by storm like the Cat Composite or CF, but it's a reasonable pick up that can do some damage in the right hands.
Generally, two piece composite bats are built for the contact type hitter that wants as much barrel per swing weight as they can manage. The 2022 Easton ADV Hype satisfies that demand. If you have a limitless budget and want the very best Easton has to offer for that growing player and the good to great contact hitter then the Easton ADV Hype can be a great fit.
The new Hype appears to use the same TCT composite used in the MAKO versions of bats. We aren't convinced they are the same, although the names are. For the 2022 Hype, Easton changed the handle, barrel, and connection piece.
Meet the newest member of Easton’s prestigious family of bats - The 2022 ADV Hype™ offers the ideal combination of a massive barrel and sweet spot with a light swing weight for explosive power at the plate. The ConneXion Max™ taper is injected with Nitrocell™ foam to maximize energy transfer, produce a stiffer feel on contact and reduce vibration on mis-hits. The Pro-Stiff Carbon Handle™ is specifically designed with extra-stiff carbon fibers to create a more solid, stiffer handle that elite players love, while the Power Boost™ Soft Knob gives hitters with more leverage to improving bottom hand comfort.