Disclaimer: This site uses affiliate links. Learn More.
By Bat Digest
Updated November 17, 2022
The Easton Power Brigade line is back in 2015 with the usual suspects. The Speed (S), XL, and MAKO lines will once again grace the plates of little leagues, high schools and colleges around the country. Of course, the big news is the MAKO TORQ with its spinning handle, but here we focus on the Easton XL3. The 2015 XL3 is similar in many respects compared to the 2014 XL3. It is still a one-piece premium aluminum alloy with an end load. The barrel profile is still gigantic for a one-piece aluminum bat.
We would recommend the Easton XL3 to hitters who: Like a metal bat with considerable feedback on mishits (i.e. it stings your hands) comparable to wood; Prefer and can swing end-loaded bats; want to improve their home run and bomb-dropping ability; Desire more power at the plate; Like the ping of aluminum bats; prefer the power in one-piece bats. We would NOT recommend the Easton XL3 to hitters who: Prefer two-piece bats; prefer composite barrels; need or want a balanced or handle-loaded swing; or are on a budget.
Sizing, at release, will be a big barrel drop 9 and drop 5 as well as a 2 1/4 barrel drop 11. Easton's commercial claims the bat will only be made in these sizes but they said the same in the 2014 video and ended up releasing a BBCOR version of the bat by springtime. Overall, we expect the 2015 XL3 to be a smart buy. Those hitters looking for an endloaded bat and prefer the power that comes from a one-piece aluminum stick are looking in the right place at the 2015 Easton XL3.