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2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution Review

July 3, 2020 | by Bat Digest Review Team | @BatDigest

The 2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution (Evo) is the next generation of Easton Ghost X in the USA and USSSA (Big Barrel) bat space.

Ghost X Evolution

(If you are looking for this bat in BBCOR then check out the 2019 Easton ADV Project 3.) We’ve hit with the USSSA and USA versions of the bat. The USSSA version correlates well with 2018 Easton Ghost X. It… Jump to the full review.

Quick Review

(If you are looking for this bat in BBCOR then check out the 2019 Easton ADV Project 3.) We’ve hit with the USSSA and USA versions of the bat. The USSSA version correlates well with 2018 Easton Ghost X. It’s smooth, big barreled and will be loved by serious travel type players.

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Jump From Drop 10 To BBCOR?


Dear Bat Guy,

Son is 12 years old (average size weight) has played ball since 5. Looking for a good fit in BBCORbat for him (30″,31″ – would prefer 31″ as he will be moving up to Middle School ball and travel). He is a contact hitter, top of lineup, not a lot of power. Not looking to spend over $250. You see so many different bats, could you give us your top 3 in a 1 piece, and top 3 in a composite? Right now he plays with a Demarini USSSA 30″ -10, and an Easton Maxum same size. In South Carolnia you have to play with BBCOR in school and travel.

Thank you so much for your time.




Alright. Top 3 BBCOR bats that are (1) less than $250, (2) made for a smaller hitter, (3) are the right size for a player moving from a 30/20, and (4) for a contact hitter.

Before we say the bats, note that the differentiation in BBCOR bats is all but nothing. Despite popular opinion, BBCOR bats all perform about the same. The real trick is finding the one with the right feel and swing weight. Our guess, coming from a 30/20 two-piece composite in the CF, he’ll really NOT like a single piece aluminum bat. Try and see if you can’t pick up a light swinging composite in a 30/27. Note, too, many of the most visible composite BBCOR bats (like the Meta) don’t come in a 30″. But, bats like the CF and Easton Ghost do.
As well, in terms of sizing, we think the jump from a 30/20 at 13U to a 31/28 BBCOR is going to be HUGE. If you can convince yourself into a 30/27 that might be better. However, if he’s in a growth spurt this might be a good time for the 31/28.

Here are our picks. Hope they put on your on the right track.

Single Piece Choices
1. Louisville Slugger Solo in any year (2016/17/18/19/20/21).
2. Rawlings VELO in any year.
3. Easton Speed in any year.

Composite Options

1. Used 2016/17/18/19 DeMarini CF in a 30/27. (You’ll need to shop around a bit to find a deal).
2. Used or discounted Axe Avenge Hyperwhip from 2019.
3. Easton Ghost from 2018 in a 30/27.

Rawlings Quatro Pro endload or not?


Dear Bat Guy,

Is the Fastpitch Quatro pro endloaded -9 similar to the ghost-9? Trying to decide between the regular Quatro or the endloaded model.




We have measured the drop 10 models of each bat and found the Ghost is way more endloaded than the Quatro. Unfortunately, we can’t say for sure on the drop 9 models. However, our pretty confident guess is that the drop 9 is more massive in the Ghost and considerably so. We’d even guess the drop 10 Ghost swings heavier than the drop 9 Quatro. That Ghost is a great potent bat, but it endloaded, surprisingly so.

Thanks, and we hope that helps at least a little bit.

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But, we found the USA Ghost X Evolution leaps and bounds better than the 2018 USA Ghost. The 2019 bat feels smooth, the barrel is huge and the balance right where you want it. It’s sting dampeingin was on par with the USSSA version—not like the electrocution feeling found in the 2018 USA Ghost x. We expect the 2019 Easton Evo to be a favorite this year in the USA Space.

USA Ghost X Evolution Recommendations
2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution Review

The USA Version of the bat, mind you, only comes in a drop 10. It swings light, has a good sized barrel and we believe is leaps and bounds above last year’s model that we just couldn’t like no matter how hard we tried. This bat is for those in the USA space that are: Are serious about baseball; Don’t have a budget; Want Easton’s best offering in the USSSA or USA Space; Prefer two piece composites; Want a light swinging bat.

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USSSA Ghost X Evolution Recommendations
2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution Review

In terms of who the bat is made for, it fits the same category as the 2018 Easton Ghost X. That is, a light swinging two piece composite with a big barrel and a smooth smash. The bat comes in a USSSA (Big Barrel) and a USA Bat so, of course, would only be useful for that type of player.

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2019 vs 2018 Ghost X Evolution

In the USA Bat space you can be confident the Evolution is considerably different between the 2019 Evolution and the 2018 Ghost X. Speak to any player that swung the USA Ghost X in 2018 and you’ll find the bat had some problems. Not only was one bat banned for being illegal, but the bat felt really, really terrible on mishits. Compared to the 2017 Easton MAKO the bat felt like it was built with an electric shock mechanism for poorly hit balls. Exit speeds were less than steller too.

Whatever Easton did between 2018 and 2019 with their top end USA Bat worked. The new Ghost Evolution feels smooth, sounds great and has that same light balance to the swing. (They did add some type of foam to the inside of their CXN connective piece. If this was the ticket that caused the change we aren’t sure, but there is clearly something different in the feel between 2018 and 2019 in the USA space).

The new 2019 Ghost X Evolution has an upgraded foam inside the barrel. This helps dampen sting (especially in the Hyperlite). It is also the company that secured the Lizard Skin grip contract away from Slugger as well as a new end cap that is a bit lighter—helping to bring down the swing weight as the foam increased it.


Bat Review

Ghost X

Easton's flagship baseball bat line for 2018 is the Easton Ghost X. The Mako is no longer. We have watched players swing the new Ghost X at length. The USSSA drop 5 is highly recommendable. The drop 10 and BBCOR versions are solid. The USA version of the bat is, to put it mildly, difficult to recommend due to some strange vibration issues it creates in the hands. Easton never quite admitted as much, but when we and a number of others hit the bat it just didn't feel right.

Price Check


Mako Beast

We have spent a lot of time over the last several weeks getting ready for this review.

Price Check


Bat Review


The 2016 Easton MAKO is a two piece composite bat built with an extremely light swing weight. It is the lightest swing Easton makes and one of the lightest swinging bats on the market.

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Comparable Bats

The two piece composite space is replete with serious options. DeMarini’s CF Zen, Rawlings Quatro, Louisville Slugger’s 919 Prime and Mizuno’s Hot Metal, to name just a few. Each of these bats focus on a big barrel, light swing and smooth smash on both hits and mishits.

As well, especially the 919, Zen and Quatro, these bats come in an array of sizes and leagues. Expect a serious USSSA and USA bat in each of these options. You’ll find evangelists for each depending on experience with the brand or just a general preference for a sound. Easton has a ton of success in the Youth USSSA market (helped by the LLWS and a great bat for ages in the market). In the last few years they’ve come on strong with the drop 5 in the Ghost.

2019 Quatro PRO
See the Quatro PRO Review

Rawlings looks to improve upon the durability of their flagship bat with the 2019 Rawlings Quatro Pro. The BBCOR version of the bat was our favorite bbcor bat in 2018.

Price Check
2019 CF Zen
See the CF Zen Review

We have hit with the BBCOR, Drop 5, Drop 8 and Drop 10 2019 DeMarini CF Zen. The bat rakes. Plain and simple.

Price Check
2019 Meta Prime
See the Meta Prime Review

After a couple hundred hits with the 2019 Slugger Meta 9 Prime BBCOR bat we have some recommendations. We think it one of the best BBCOR bats on the market.

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2019 Ghost X Evolution Construction

The 2019 Easton Evolution is a high end two piece composite bat built after the manner of the Easton MAKO of years gone by. They have claimed to upgrade a few things including the handle and barrel. But, anyone who ever swung those old Mako’s knows they needed no upgrading. The question is, of course, can they replicate those 2 1/4 inch monsters in the USA and USSSA space.

Bat Sizing Options

2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution Review

In the USSSA expect a drop 10, 8 and 5 in a 2 3/4 barrel. You can also find a 2 5/8 drop 10—which we think is just a left over barrel from the 2017 season as no league requiring 2 5/8 barrel is also allowing the USSSA stamp anymore. All of them have left to the USA Standard. These bats use a white and black theme.

2019 Easton Ghost X Evolution Review

In the USA Space expect, also, a drop 10, 8 and 5. These bats use a black and neon orange theme.

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2 years ago

Which is better the 2019 zen or the 2019 evolution

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