2016
Easton
S50
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Easton S50 Bat Review

Look, we rarely ever review bats like this on our site because they aren’t any different than the hoards of budget bats found at major retailers across the world. The 2014 Easton S50 (YB14S50), along with its cohorts hanging in big box stores, has one thing in mind with its production: how cheaply can we make a baseball bat in the youth space. Apparently, pretty cheap. ThisĀ Easton S50 Bat Review discusses the sizing, construction, comparable bats, and recommendations of this youth-sized baseball bat.


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2016 S50 Models

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But due to how popular this bat is we thought it at least partly prudent to put up a small blurb for those who are considering pulling the trigger.

The Easton S50 is a youth barrel bat (meaning it is a 2 1/4 inch diameter—not big barrel like a 2 5/8 or 2 3/4). This makes the bat only a smart choice for those in leagues where a small barrel is required—which, come 2018, should be no one.


General Recommendations

We are sensitive to the fact many are unwilling to afford a baseball bat anything other than dirt cheap. If that is you, the S50 from Easton is as good a choice as any in that space. The bat will do nothing, in particular, to allow your player success at the plate other than giving him something to swing. The bat, it should be noted, will do next to nothing to dampen hand sting. In the event, your player is hitting off ‘fast’ pitching and takes one on the end cap or handle then remember to remind them to pick up their thumb on their way to the dugout.

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Comparable Bats

Easton makes a line of budget bats that use the same nomenclature. The S50, S200, S400, S500 and so on make up Easton’s cost-conscience line of baseball bats. The S50 is the least expensive of them all as it does have the least advanced aluminum as well as the least attention to detail in the line. Any bat in the little league space found at a big box store under $30 would be comparable and, we dare say, produced in the same factory as each other. These are low-end single-piece aluminum alloy bats with no particular feature to give it an advantage over another bat of similar make.

Construction

This budget bat is also a single piece of aluminum with no particular features worth highlighting by Easton’s marketing team. We don’t find anything remarkable compelling aside from its low swing weight—making it an easy swing for a new player.