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2022 Easton Alpha ALX Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 10, 2021

Our bigger hitters liked the BBCOR Alpha ALX as much as other single-piece alloys, including the Voodoo One. In USSSA and USA, the bat fell flat for many, especially compared to more giant two-piece composite bats like the CF, Zoa, or Meta. But, the price is reasonable, and the bat does feel very good. There is no doubt the ALX is built to the limit of its performance standards.

2022 Alpha ALX Models
BBCOR
/10
USA –11
/10
USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –8
/10

The 2022 Easton Alpha ALX is a single-piece bat that absorbs the Alpha Fuze and Alpha ALX lines from Easton’s 2021 makeup. The bat has a lighter swing weight and average-sized barrel profile. The Alpha comes in several lengths, drops, and sizes. Our favorite is the BBCOR version of the bat, which supports a more reasonable price point (although increased by $50 over last year’s Alpha and Fuze) and top-end exit speeds.

2022 Alpha ALX Models

The 2022 Easton Alpha ALX is a single-piece bat that absorbs the Alpha Fuze and Alpha ALX lines from Easton’s 2021 makeup. The bat has a lighter swing weight and average-sized barrel profile. The Alpha comes in several lengths, drops, and sizes. Our favorite is the BBCOR version of the bat, which supports a more reasonable price point (although increased by $50 over last year’s Alpha and Fuze) and top-end exit speeds.

BBCOR
/10
USA –11
/10
USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –8
/10
BB22AL

BBCOR Review


OVERALL/10
ALX BBCOR Ratings (key)
2/5 MOI
3/5 Stiff
3/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
4/5 EV
5/5 Durblty
3/5 Resell
3/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Serial: BB22AL
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
YBB22AL11

USA Drop 11 Review


OVERALL/10
Alpha ALX USA Drop 11 Ratings (key)
2/5 MOI
5/5 Stiff
4/5 Rating
3/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
4/5 EV
5/5 Durblty
3/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Serial: YBB22AL11
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
JBB22AL10

USSSA Drop 10 Review

Alpha ALX USSSA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
2/5 MOI
4/5 Stiff
4/5 Rating
3/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
4/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
2/5 Resell
3/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 25, 26, 27-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Serial: JBB22AL10
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
SL22AL10

USSSA Drop 10 Review

Alpha ALX USSSA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
3/5 MOI
4/5 Stiff
4/5 Rating
3/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
4/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
2/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Serial: SL22AL10
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
SL22AL8

USSSA Drop 8 Review

Alpha ALX USSSA Drop 8 Ratings (key)
3/5 MOI
4/5 Stiff
4/5 Rating
3/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
3/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Serial: SL22AL8
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Comparable Bats

There is no shortage of single-piece alloy bats with a focus on premium performance. Most popular is a batting line like the CAT 9, Omaha, or Solo. In BBCOR, the Voodoo One is also a comparable single-piece alloy.

Previous Models

The 2022 Easton Alpha ALX replaces the 2021 Easton Alpha and Easton Fuze. Those 2021 bats were single-piece alloy bats with a balanced (Alpha) and light (Fuze) swing. The ALX appears to have split the difference between the two in swing weight. The ‘new’ alloy for the ALX gives the bat a bit of a different shape when compared to its predecessors with a more extensive barrel profile.

Still, though the Alpha ALX has the Power Boost knobs, these are the soft knob technology popular in Easton bats in the last few years. We are big fans. The 2022 ALX serves the same market as the Fuze and Alpha from 2021- the premium single-piece alloy player.

The most significant change, at least according to some, is the bat’s price point. The BBCOR version of the bat is explicitly raised by $50 to $299. We mourn the reality that just a few short years ago, single-piece alloy bats were $150 to $199. Now, without fail, they are all approaching $300.


2020 Alpha 360 BBCOR –3
2020 Alpha 360 USA –8
2020 Alpha 360 USA –5
2020 Alpha 360 USA –13
2020 Alpha 360 USSSA –10
2020 Alpha 360 USSSA –8
2020 Alpha 360 USSSA –10
2020 Alpha 360 USSSA –8
2020 Alpha 360 USSSA –10
2020 Alpha 360 USA –11

Construction

The 2022 Easton Alpha ALX is a single-piece alloy bat that comes in USA, USSSA and BBCOR. Here are marketing spec write-ups that you can find on sites like Dicks Sporting Goods here.

  • R5™ Alloy – Designed with a lightweight, high-performing alloy, providing a high barrel response and great durability
  • FlyWall™ Barrel Design – Ringless barrel design that utilizes different layers of alloy across the barrel to create an even bigger sweet spot and a smoother feel at contact
  • Power Boost™ “Soft Knob” Technology – Provides hitters with more leverage, while reducing vibration and improving comfort for the bottom hand
  • Flow-Tack™ Grip – Easton’s most premium grip provides the ultimate combination of cushion and tack in a tri-color design

Mareting Writeup

Introducing Easton’s Alpha ALX™, a one-piece aluminum bat that absolutely crushes! The Alpha ALX is constructed with R5™ Alloy, a lightweight and high-performing alloy, providing a high barrel response with great durability. FlyWall™ Barrel Design offers a ringless barrel design, utilizing different layers of alloy across the barrel and resulting in the ability to create an even bigger sweet spot than ever before. Power Boost™ Soft Knob technology provides hitters with more leverage, all while reducing vibration and improving comfort for the bottom hand. Flow-Tack™ Grip is Easton’s most-premium grip, providing the ultimate cushion and tack. Easton USSSA bats are used by top travel ball programs across the country. It is approved for play in USSSA and associations that follow the 1.15BPF standard.

Overall Ratings Key

To keep consistent ratings across years, models and brands, we’ve devloped an aggregated rating system using 6 categories. As well, we track swing weight (MOI), stiffness and profile although they do not affect the overall score directly. The explanation of each rating is below.

  1. MOI: is the swing weight accurately measured at our bat lab. We score it 1 through 5. No score is better than another. This is a descriptive value. A lower number (1) represents a light swinging bat for its class, while a higher number (5) represents an endloaded bat.
  2. Tech: The tech advancements in the bat are 5% of its overall score. We award points for innovation even if the invention encourages the industry to try new things.
  3. Durability: The bat’s lifespan is rated at 15% of the overall score. We gather this information almost exclusively from the user and player feedback. More reports of a bat breaking then the lower the score.
  4. Stiffness: Stiffness is not counted towards the overall score since it’s a complete preference. The higher the number, the stiffer the bat, the lower the number, the more flex in the bat directly after contact. This is significantly correlated to how good a bat feels on mishits and hits.
  5. Profile: The profile does not count towards the overall score. However, we do track it. A high number means the bat has an extensive profile, and a lower number means it has a small profile.
  6. Resell: We count the secondary market of a used value of the bat as 10% of the overall score. We think the demand for the bat in the secondary market (eBay and SidelineSwap) are a good indicator of how well the bat is perceived to perform. It also shows a more excellent value for the owner as their bat retains more value and no longer becomes valuable to them.
  7. Rating: This is the player rating and represents 25% of the overall score. These are gathered from our hitters and reviews we find online and those we have contact with from other reputable sources.
  8. EV: Exit Velocity is the rankings we create in our exit speed velocity tests every year on bats. This score represents 25% of the overall score.
  9. Relevance: Relevance measures how applicable and available a bat is for consumers. The broader range of sizes and the more appropriate the swing weight for the masses then, the higher the score. This metric accounts for 20% of the overall score.

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