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2015 Easton MAKO XL Review

March 3, 2021 | by Bat Digest Review Team | @BatDigest

Easton adds a subcategory to the MAKO line this year in the MAKO XL. This bat is the youth version of the 2014 Easton XL1. In the MAKO XL line, there is only this single bat.

Mako XL

Not much has changed between the 2014 Youth XL1 and the 2015 MAKO XL other than the type of composite used (oh yeah, and the name). We are not quite sure why the name and category change occurred but leave it to the bat industry to change names on bats for no apparent reason other than to confuse… Jump to the full review.


Quick Review

Not much has changed between the 2014 Youth XL1 and the 2015 MAKO XL other than the type of composite used (oh yeah, and the name). We are not quite sure why the name and category change occurred but leave it to the bat industry to change names on bats for no apparent reason other than to confuse us. The upgrade of the material to the composite made famous by the MAKO seems like a good enough reason, we guess.

This bat comes in a drop 10 2 1/4 barrel version only. This bat is end-loaded. If you want or need a lighter swing then you should look at the Youth MAKO which comes in a drop 11 and has a bit smaller barrel.

Overall this bat is an absolute beast. The upgrade of the XL1, which we thought was the best youth baseball bat in 2014, to an improved MAKO type composite seems like a step in the right direction.

BBCOR Mako XL Recommendations
2015 Easton Mako XL Review

Those hitters in youth leagues that must swing a 2 1/4, and can swing an end-loaded stick, should find a lot of joy in this bat.

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USSSA Mako XL Recommendations
2015 Easton Mako XL Review

We would recommend the 2015 Easton MAKO for hitters who: Must use a 2 1/4 bat; Looking for a heavier swing; Are NOT on a budget.

We would not recommend the 2015 Easton MAKO for hitters who: Are allowed to swing a barrel bigger than 2 1/4; are on a budget; Prefer one-piece bats; Prefer aluminum barrels.

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