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2023 Easton Alpha ALX Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated September 15, 2022


The 2023 Easton Alpha ALX is a single-piece bat that, as far as we can tell, is a replica of the 2022 Easton ALX save the paint job. The bat has a lighter swing weight and an average-sized barrel profile. The Alpha comes in several lengths, drops, and sizes, including BBCOR and USA. Our favorite is the BBCOR version of the bat, which supports a more reasonable price point.


2023 Alpha ALX Video

2023 Alpha ALX Video

Note: Bats and models denoted with an asterisks (*) are still in progress. Current rating reflects our best estimate. Expect updates.

2023 Alpha ALX Models


Our bigger hitters liked the BBCOR 2023 Alpha ALX as much as other single-piece alloys, including the Voodoo One. It’s a single-piece bat, so don’t expect a lot of forgiveness on mishits. Regarding BBCOR exit speeds, it’s right there with everything else.

BBCOR
/10*
USA –11
/10
USA –8
/10*

General Recomendations

The ALX in USA is an excellent pick if you want a good-performing bat for a reasonable price. If you like the feel of a single-piece alloy and want a mid-loaded swing, it works excellent for BBCOR. The bat has good durability and a more reasonable price point than many bats on the market. If you want something simple and don’t buy into the hype of ‘hot bats,’ then the 2023 ALX could be your ticket out here.

Model Recommendations

BB23HC

BBCOR Review*

Alpha ALX BBCOR Ratings (key)
2 4 5 4 3 3 4 5 5 4
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL*/10
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Serial: BB23HC
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
YBB23AL11

USA Drop 11 Review

Alpha ALX USA Drop 11 Ratings (key)
3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10

Price It

Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2022
Serial: YBB23AL11
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
YBB23AL8

USA Drop 8 Review*

Alpha ALX USA Drop 8 Ratings (key)
3
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL*/10

Price It

Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2022
Serial: YBB23AL8
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Comparable Bats

Single piece alloy bats are all over the place. Bats like Stinger’s Nuke or Missile, Sluggers Omaha or Atlas, DeMarini’s Voodoo One or The Goods One are all built after the same mould. It is difficult to differentiate them.

Previous Models

The 2023 Easton Alpha ALX replaces the 2022 Easton ALX; however, it comes with no upgrades. The 2023 uses the same R5 alloy, flywall barrel design, power boost knob, and flow tack grip as the 2022 version.

Construction

The 2023 Easton Alpha ALX is a single-piece alloy bat in USA and BBCOR. (USSSA versions are likely forthcoming, but we don’t have information on them yet).

You can find marketing spec write-ups on sites like Dicks Sporting Goods.

  • R5™ Alloy – Designed with a lightweight, high-performing alloy, providing a high barrel response and outstanding durability
  • FlyWall™ Barrel Design – Ringless barrel design that utilizes different layers of alloy across the barrel to create an even bigger sweet spot and a smoother feel at contact
  • Power Boost™ “Soft Knob” Technology – Provides hitters with more leverage while reducing vibration and improving comfort for the bottom hand
  • Flow-Tack™ Grip – Easton’s most premium grip provides the ultimate combination of cushion and tack in a tri-color design.

Mareting Writeup

The 2023 Easton Alpha ALX -3 BBCOR Baseball Bat features the latest in alloy bat design — and you’ll feel the difference. We built this bat using R5 Alloy, giving the Alpha ALX an extremely responsive material and great durability. The FlyWall Barrel Design features a ringless engineering process that creates a huge sweet spot and silky smooth feel at contact. You’ll put everyone on notice with the “ping” this bat unleashes when you get ahold of the right pitch. 
 
To ensure this bat feels perfect in your hands, we gave it a Power Boost Soft Knob, which gives you more leverage while reducing vibration, and Flow-Tack, our most premium bat grip. This results in the perfect balance of cushion and grip, giving you a bat that feels like it’s meant to drop bombs every time you pick it up. 
 
The 2023 Easton Alpha ALX -3 BBCOR Bat will make you feel dangerous every time you step in the box. Get yours today and experience what the right technology can do for you!

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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