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2022 Easton Alpha ALX Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated August 2, 2022


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


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.

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

General Recomendations

The 2022 Easton Alpha ALX is for the entry-level youth player just getting their feet wet, the experienced youth player looking for a value buy, or the solid high school player that likes a single-piece alloy. We prefer the ALX as a bigger hitter’s high school bat more than we do for a youth player looking to get their feet wet—we generally think the better approach for those types is two-piece composites. However, the 2022 Easton ALX is a reasonable choice for those who believe (rightfully so) that the hitter makes the bat.

Model Recommendations

BB22AL

BBCOR Review

ALX BBCOR Ratings (key)
2 4 5 3 3 3 3 4 3 5
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
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

Alpha ALX USA Drop 11 Ratings (key)
2 3 5 5 3 3 4 4 4 4
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
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 3 4 4 3 2 4 4 3 2
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
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 3 4 4 3 2 4 4 4 4
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
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 3 4 4 3 3 4 5 4 3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
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.

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

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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