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2019 Easton Elevate Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 17, 2022


After hitting with the 2019 Easton Elevate and discussing the bat with several vendors and players we write this review.


Price Check


2019 Elevate Video

2019 Elevate Video

2019 Elevate Models


In short, the single piece aluminum bat is positioned in the value bat space and comes with a decent barrel size, good sizing options and, if you can square the ball up, impressive power. But, don’t confuse the Easton Elevate with a high end, travel player type bat in the single piece aluminum space like the CAT 8 or Solo 619. The Elevate is built for the mostly serious rec player who is not willing to pony up more money than is reasonable.

BBCOR
/10
USA –11
/10
USA –11
/10
USSSA –9
/10

General Recomendations

We recommend the Elevate for the serious rec player that wants a new bat. If hand sting bothers you, or you prefer the barrel size associated with composite barrels, then the Easton Elevate is not for you. But, in the USSSA and USA space, if you don’t see too serious of pitch speed and want a new bat for 2019 then the Easton Elevate is as good as any.

Model Recommendations

BB19EL

BBCOR Review

Elevate BBCOR Ratings (key)
3 1 4 4 1 1 3 4 3 2
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Serial: BB19EL
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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YBB19EL11

USA Drop 11 Review

Elevate USA Drop 11 Ratings (key)
4 1 4 4 1 1 3 4 5 2
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Serial: YBB19EL11
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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YBB19EL5

USA Drop 11 Review

Elevate USA Drop 11 Ratings (key)
2 3 3 4 2 1 4 4 3 2
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Serial: YBB19EL5
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
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SL19EL9

USSSA Drop 9 Review

Elevate USSSA Drop 9 Ratings (key)
3 2 3 4 2 1 3 4 5 2
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Serial: SL19EL9
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Price Tracking

*Bat Digest tracks these prices through automated means and it represents a best effort. It’s possible this price tracking isn’t perfect. It is best to check the site we are tracking directly. *Red dots, marked “unavailable,” mean our system didn’t pick up a price that given day, for any reason.

Comparable Bats

There are a few single piece aluminum bats with the same amount of breadth as the Easton Elevate. The biggest competitor is, likely, Rawling’s 5150. There are others, like Slugger’s Vapor or DeMarini’s Uprising that fit well into this single piece value category.

Previous Models

There was not a 2018 Easton Elevate. But, in terms of a single piece aluminum bat in the value space that covers a lot of sizing options, check Easton’s S500. That is a 2016 bat—so it has been a few years. We expect the Easton Elevate to be around for a while.

Construction

Easton’s 2019 Elevate is a single piece aluminum bat. The end cap is also aluminum (many bat’s have end caps that are plastic). You should expect as good durability there is the space.

Marketing Writeup

 

  • Lightweight and durable ALX100 Military Grade Alloy construction
  • Cushioned 2.2 mm FLEX grip provides comfort in hands
  • Concave end cap

 

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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