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2021 Easton B5 Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated December 7, 2020

This is our 2021 Easton B5 review. The B5 is a throwback BBCOR bat produced for the 2021 Season. It is a single-piece alloy using Easton’s ATAC Alloy–which is the same high-grade alloy Easton uses in other popular single-piece aluminum bats like the Easton Alpha. In fact, for all intents and purposes, the Easton B5 is the Easton Alpha XL.

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RECOMMENDED 2021 B5 VIDEO
RECOMMENDED 2021 B5 VIDEO
RECOMMENDED 2021 B5 VIDEO

2021 Easton B5 Review

Overall B5 Line Review

What’s not to like about Bo Jackson’s college baseball bat? We love the nostalgia, no-frills, working-man, no fancy end caps or explanations about some variable wall, longitudinal groove, multi-faceted ring tech marketing jargon. It’s a bat—and the graphics say as much. It hits baseballs. Hard. If you can, you’ll like this bat. This bat’s design came before folks like us started to think that the reason you hit the ball far was because of your bat, not because of your swing. Be warned: It does swing heavy, so the 30 and 31″ don’t make a lot of sense for us. But, if you want a heavy swinging single piece alloy with a design circa 1985, this is it.

Overall B5 Line Grade
Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 8.00/10 Total Weighted Rating 8.00/10

2021 Easton B5 Review

Overall B5 Line Review

Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 8.00/10 Total Weighted Rating 8.00/10

What’s not to like about Bo Jackson’s college baseball bat? We love the nostalgia, no-frills, working-man, no fancy end caps or explanations about some variable wall, longitudinal groove, multi-faceted ring tech marketing jargon. It’s a bat—and the graphics say as much. It hits baseballs. Hard. If you can, you’ll like this bat. This bat’s design came before folks like us started to think that the reason you hit the ball far was because of your bat, not because of your swing. Be warned: It does swing heavy, so the 30 and 31″ don’t make a lot of sense for us. But, if you want a heavy swinging single piece alloy with a design circa 1985, this is it.

RECOMMENDED 2021 B5 VIDEO

2021 Easton B5 Model Tips

In terms of performance, the Easton B5 swings heavy. The swing weight for the 33-inch B5 is 9650. That’s 5+% higher than the ADV 360 and getting on almost 10% heavier than a bat like the META. Expect it to swing as heavy as the Meta PWR, or the Omaha in a 33-inch. (Remember, the 28 through 32-inch Omahas swing light).

2021 Easton B5 Review

The bat is clearly built for big hitters. It rivals bats like the Omaha and CAT 9. Expect and end-loaded feel, tapered knob and good-sized barrel. If you like Easton's other single piece alloy bats, like the Alpha and Fuze, you'll appreciate the feel and performance of the Easton B5. BBCOR bats perform all but the same. The standard, regardless of the make, model or year, get real close to the limit no matter what. If you're looking for the 'best' performing BBCOR bat then the B5, if you can swing it, will work as well as any. The real lure of the Easton B5 is the old school throwback style and the swagger it takes with it to the plate. This is a working man's bat.

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2021 Easton B5 Deep Dive Review

2021 Easton B5 User Reviews

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Durability
6.5
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
6.5
Feel on Mishits
6
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