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2022 Warstic Gunner Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated March 9, 2022

The 2022 Warstic Gunner is a Hybrid bat with a slightly heavier than average swing weight that packs an absolute punch. The bat hits the ball as well as anything we’ve tested in the BBCOR space and is recommended across the board for those in the power alley game. USSSA hitters who can handle some weight, don’t want to spend top dollar for a two-piece composite and like the idea of something off the beaten path will surely love the feel and performance of the 2022 Gunner.


2022 Warstic Video

2022 Warstic Video

2022 Warstic Models
BBCOR
/10
USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –8
/10
USSSA –5
/10

Looking for a hybrid bat with a good sized barrel, middle plus sort of swing weight, and a great feel? The 2022 Warstic Gunner in BBCOR is a great pick. Hybrid bats aren’t that attractive in the USSSA space—losing ground to their two piece composite peers or a less expensive single piece alloys. But, if you want a hybrid bat in USSSA the Gunner likely has a size for as it comes in a drop 5, 8 and 10.

2022 Warstic Models

Looking for a hybrid bat with a good sized barrel, middle plus sort of swing weight, and a great feel? The 2022 Warstic Gunner in BBCOR is a great pick. Hybrid bats aren’t that attractive in the USSSA space—losing ground to their two piece composite peers or a less expensive single piece alloys. But, if you want a hybrid bat in USSSA the Gunner likely has a size for as it comes in a drop 5, 8 and 10.

BBCOR
/10
USSSA –10
/10
USSSA –8
/10
USSSA –5
/10
WSBBGN1V3-22

BBCOR Review

The 2022 Gunner is a new bat from Warstic and should be compared to the 2021 version because its that much different. The bat swings lighter than the original (but still on the power side of things), has a great connection piece and A+ look. We are big fans of this well-priced bat and think it should be on anyone's short list who is in the market for a bat like The Goods, Nox or Select PWR.

The 2022 Gunner is a new bat from Warstic and should be compared to the 2021 version because its that much different. The bat swings lighter than the original (but still on the power side of things), has a great connection piece and A+ look. We are big fans of this well-priced bat and think it should be on anyone's short list who is in the market for a bat like The Goods, Nox or Select PWR.


OVERALL/10
Gunner BBCOR Ratings (key)
4/5 MOI
5/5 Stiff
4/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
5/5 EV
5/5 Durblty
3/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 33, 33.5, 34-inch
Release Date: November 17, 2021
Serial: WSBBGN1V3-22
Bat Type: Hybrid
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
MBGNR22GY10

USSSA Drop 10 Review

The 2022 Warstic Gunner USSSA Drop 10 is a hybrid bat with a good-sized barrel, slightly heavier than average swing weight a great feel on hits and mishits. While the hybrid market isn't very hot in the USSSA drop 10 space, if you were going to go this route then we think the Warstic Gunner is as good as any you could find.

The 2022 Warstic Gunner USSSA Drop 10 is a hybrid bat with a good-sized barrel, slightly heavier than average swing weight a great feel on hits and mishits. While the hybrid market isn't very hot in the USSSA drop 10 space, if you were going to go this route then we think the Warstic Gunner is as good as any you could find.


OVERALL/10
Gunner USSSA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
4/5 MOI
3/5 Stiff
4/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
4/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: November 11, 2021
Serial: MBGNR22GY10
Bat Type: Hybrid
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
MBGNR22GY10

USSSA Drop 8 Review

The 2022 Warstic Gunner USSSA Drop 8 is a hybrid bat with a good-sized barrel, slightly heavier than average swing weight a great feel on hits and mishits. While the hybrid market isn't very hot in the USSSA drop 8 space, if you were going to go this route then we think the Warstic Gunner is as good as any you could find.

The 2022 Warstic Gunner USSSA Drop 8 is a hybrid bat with a good-sized barrel, slightly heavier than average swing weight a great feel on hits and mishits. While the hybrid market isn't very hot in the USSSA drop 8 space, if you were going to go this route then we think the Warstic Gunner is as good as any you could find.


OVERALL/10
Gunner USSSA Drop 8 Ratings (key)
4/5 MOI
3/5 Stiff
4/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: November 11, 2021
Serial: MBGNR22GY10
Bat Type: Hybrid
Barrel Size: 2 3/4
MBGNR22GY5

USSSA Drop 5 Review

We are fans of Hybrid bats in the USSSA drop 5 space and we haven't found one we like MORE than the Gunner in a drop 5. Great sizing options, a big barrel, a heavier than average swing is exactly what you want in a bat like this. For those who are still in the USSSA game and want a bomb maker that isn't a two-piece composite then this bad boy is a great pick.

We are fans of Hybrid bats in the USSSA drop 5 space and we haven't found one we like MORE than the Gunner in a drop 5. Great sizing options, a big barrel, a heavier than average swing is exactly what you want in a bat like this. For those who are still in the USSSA game and want a bomb maker that isn't a two-piece composite then this bad boy is a great pick.


OVERALL/10
Gunner USSSA Drop 5 Ratings (key)
4/5 MOI
3/5 Stiff
5/5 Rating
4/5 Tech
3/5 Profile
5/5 EV
4/5 Durblty
4/5 Resell
4/5 Relvnce
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: November 11, 2021
Serial: MBGNR22GY5
Bat Type: Hybrid
Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Comparable Bats

In BBCOR you’ll find bats like the True HZRDUS, DeMarini The Goods, Victus Nox, Marucci Connect and Select PWR from Slugger on the comparable list. Like those bats, the 2022 Gunner is a middle+ swing weight, has a good barrel and performs as well as any BBCOR bat on the market.

Previous Models

The 2022 Warstic Gunner is much different than the 2020 version. Most companies, frankly, would have changed the name of the bat because it is so much different. But, Warstic beats to its own drum and there’s nothing wrong with that. This bat has a middle-of-the-road swing weight, a great feel on its connection piece, and has a good-sized barrel. Don’t think the previous Gunner is a replacement or repaint from the 2022.


2020 Gunner BBCOR –3

Construction

Warstic is a two-piece hybrid bat with a big barrel profile, middle plus swing weight and a range or sizes.

Mareting Writeup

Directly from Warstics Site:

The 2022 Gunner BBCOR Metal Baseball Bat is completely redesigned for explosive power with a light swing feel. The all-new Power Balanced construction is built for power hitters who want a whippy feel thru the zone and generate max pop with record-breaking exit velo and distance.

This 2-Piece Hybrid features a massive alloy barrel with a large sweet spot that still performs on mis-hits. Its composite handle is easy on the hands with an ultra-thin grip and new stiff connection joint that maximizes power output and minimizes negative feedback.

Overall Ratings Key

To keep consistent ratings across years, models and brands, we’ve devloped an aggregated rating system using 6 categories. As well, we track swing weight (MOI), stiffness and profile although they do not affect the overall score directly. The explanation of each rating is below.

  1. MOI: is the swing weight accurately measured at our bat lab. We score it 1 through 5. No score is better than another. This is a descriptive value. A lower number (1) represents a light swinging bat for its class, while a higher number (5) represents an endloaded bat.
  2. Tech: The tech advancements in the bat are 5% of its overall score. We award points for innovation even if the invention encourages the industry to try new things.
  3. Durability: The bat’s lifespan is rated at 15% of the overall score. We gather this information almost exclusively from the user and player feedback. More reports of a bat breaking then the lower the score.
  4. Stiffness: Stiffness is not counted towards the overall score since it’s a complete preference. The higher the number, the stiffer the bat, the lower the number, the more flex in the bat directly after contact. This is significantly correlated to how good a bat feels on mishits and hits.
  5. Profile: The profile does not count towards the overall score. However, we do track it. A high number means the bat has an extensive profile, and a lower number means it has a small profile.
  6. Resell: We count the secondary market of a used value of the bat as 10% of the overall score. We think the demand for the bat in the secondary market (eBay and SidelineSwap) are a good indicator of how well the bat is perceived to perform. It also shows a more excellent value for the owner as their bat retains more value and no longer becomes valuable to them.
  7. Rating: This is the player rating and represents 25% of the overall score. These are gathered from our hitters and reviews we find online and those we have contact with from other reputable sources.
  8. EV: Exit Velocity is the rankings we create in our exit speed velocity tests every year on bats. This score represents 25% of the overall score.
  9. Relevance: Relevance measures how applicable and available a bat is for consumers. The broader range of sizes and the more appropriate the swing weight for the masses then, the higher the score. This metric accounts for 20% of the overall score.

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