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2 3/4
True Temper
USSSA
UT-22-HZR-X-10
11/01/21
Drop 10
Price Check

2022 True Temper HZRDUS USSSA Drop 10
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We're usually a hard pass on a hybrid bat in the USSSA space. While this drop 10 HZRDUS doesn't change our mind completely, we still think two piece composites with their bigger barrels and lighter swings are generally better choices, if there were the hitter out there who wanted a heavier swinging with an alloy barrel then this might be it. Granted, if you wanted a heavier swing than go for the drop 8 USSSA HZRDUS. If you wanted a light swing with an alloy barrel/hybrid design then look for a bat like the True Temper Rake. Still, though, if you're looking for a drop 10 with a slight end load in an alloy barrel in the USSSA space then the HZRDUS drop 10 might be it. Or, if you really want to dial in the 1/2 options it might be a good fit too.

We're usually a hard pass on a hybrid bat in the USSSA space. While this drop 10 HZRDUS doesn't change our mind completely, we still think two piece composites with their bigger barrels and lighter swings are generally better choices, if there were the hitter out there who wanted a heavier swinging with an alloy barrel then this might be it. Granted, if you wanted a heavier swing than go for the drop 8 USSSA HZRDUS. If you wanted a light swing with an alloy barrel/hybrid design then look for a bat like the True Temper Rake. Still, though, if you're looking for a drop 10 with a slight end load in an alloy barrel in the USSSA space then the HZRDUS drop 10 might be it. Or, if you really want to dial in the 1/2 options it might be a good fit too. Full Review

9.2
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 33.5-inch
Release Date: November 1, 2021
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2. 2022 Polar Power
2 5/8
7.5/10
Dove Tail Bats
USSSA
PLRPWR
10/08/21
Drop 10

2022 Dove Tail Bats Polar Power USSSA Drop 10
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7.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
2/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30-inch
Release Date: October 8, 2021
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2 3/4
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXGOZ-22
10/27/21
Drop 10

2022 DeMarini The Goods One Piece USSSA Drop 10
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8.3
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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4. 2022 Techzilla
2 3/4
7.9/10
Anderson
USSSA
YB22ZILLA10If
06/01/21
Drop 10

2022 Anderson Techzilla USSSA Drop 10
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7.9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
2/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: June 1, 2021
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5. 2022 Avenge Pro
2 5/8
8.7/10
Axe
USA
L142JP
08/01/21
Drop 10

2022 Axe Avenge Pro USA Drop 10
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8.7
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2021
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2 5/8
Easton
USA
YBB22MX10
10/07/21
Drop 10

2022 Easton Maxum Ultra USA Drop 10
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9.7
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF- Stiff
5/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
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2 5/8
Easton
USSSA
SL22HYP10
10/07/21
Drop 10

2022 Easton Hype USSSA Drop 10
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The 2022 Easton ADV Hype is Easton's top-of-the-line BBCOR bat for 2022. It replaces the ADV 360 as the feature bat with a newly designed barrel, handle and connection piece. Although still a light swinging two-piece composite bat, it is different enough to be considered a measurable change from the 2021 Easton ADV 360. The price, you will note, is also the most expensive BBCOR bat Easton has ever tried to sell. The drop 10 comes in both a 2 5/8 (SL22HYP108) as well as a 2 3/4 (SL22HYP10). If you need a 2 5/8 USSSA bat in a drop 10 or 8, then the Hype is just about your only option.

The 2022 Easton ADV Hype is Easton's top-of-the-line BBCOR bat for 2022. It replaces the ADV 360 as the feature bat with a newly designed barrel, handle and connection piece. Although still a light swinging two-piece composite bat, it is different enough to be considered a measurable change from the 2021 Easton ADV 360. The price, you will note, is also the most expensive BBCOR bat Easton has ever tried to sell. The drop 10 comes in both a 2 5/8 (SL22HYP108) as well as a 2 3/4 (SL22HYP10). If you need a 2 5/8 USSSA bat in a drop 10 or 8, then the Hype is just about your only option. Full Review

8.7
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MJBBC9
10/01/20
Drop 10

2021 Marucci CAT 9 USSSA Drop 10
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8.3
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 24, 25, 26, 27-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
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2 3/4
Victus
USSSA
VSBNX10
11/01/20
Drop 10

2021 Victus Nox USSSA Drop 10
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The 2021 Victus NOX is a new addition to the USSSA space whose drop 10 is a balanced swing, easy connection piece and great feel. Players really prefer the two piece hybrid design and although it swings a bit heavier than a bat like the CF, it feels great, kids love it and it hits the ball fall. If you want a more durable option of a bat that isn't called the Marucci CAT 9 Connect, then the drop 10 USSSA Victus Nox is a legit choice.

The 2021 Victus NOX is a new addition to the USSSA space whose drop 10 is a balanced swing, easy connection piece and great feel. Players really prefer the two piece hybrid design and although it swings a bit heavier than a bat like the CF, it feels great, kids love it and it hits the ball fall. If you want a more durable option of a bat that isn't called the Marucci CAT 9 Connect, then the drop 10 USSSA Victus Nox is a legit choice. Full Review

9.2
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: November 1, 2020
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2 3/4
Mizuno
USSSA
SL21HM10
08/01/20
Drop 10

2021 Mizuno Hot Metal USSSA Drop 10
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7.9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
2/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
2/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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2 5/8
Axe
USA
L142J
08/01/20
Drop 10

2021 Axe Avenge USA Drop 10
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8.4
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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2 5/8
StringKing
USA
SKUSAM
06/01/18
Drop 10

2021 StringKing Metal USA Drop 10
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The StringKing Metal in USA is an entry-level single piece aluminum bat with a bit of an end-load. In terms of overall value, it really cannot be beaten. It performs well, feels good, and has a decent-sized barrel profile for a single piece alloy USA bat. We love the price, performance, and value of this bat. Our hitters like the feel and barrel profile.

The StringKing Metal in USA is an entry-level single piece aluminum bat with a bit of an end-load. In terms of overall value, it really cannot be beaten. It performs well, feels good, and has a decent-sized barrel profile for a single piece alloy USA bat. We love the price, performance, and value of this bat. Our hitters like the feel and barrel profile. Full Review

7.6
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
2/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
2/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
2/5 Resell
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: June 1, 2018
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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MSBC910
10/01/20
Drop 10

2021 Marucci CAT 9 USSSA Drop 10
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The CAT 9 USSSA Drop 10 is many folks' favorite USSSA bat. It's wildly popular for its price point, feel brand name, and performance. Our players liked the size options, big barrel, light swing, and loud sound on contact. It feels like you hit the ball hard because you do. Easily one of our favorite USSSA bats on the market. Not very many bats get a 10, but we have no idea how we could make this bat any better.

The CAT 9 USSSA Drop 10 is many folks' favorite USSSA bat. It's wildly popular for its price point, feel brand name, and performance. Our players liked the size options, big barrel, light swing, and loud sound on contact. It feels like you hit the ball hard because you do. Easily one of our favorite USSSA bats on the market. Not very many bats get a 10, but we have no idea how we could make this bat any better. Full Review

9.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
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14. 2020 CAT 7 Silver
2 3/4
9.6/10
Marucci
USSSA
MSBC7210S
10/01/19
Drop 10

2020 Marucci CAT 7 Silver USSSA Drop 10
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9.6
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
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15. 2020 CAT 7 Silver
2 3/4
7.6/10
Marucci
USSSA
MJBBC72S
10/01/19
Drop 10

2020 Marucci CAT 7 Silver USSSA Drop 10
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7.6
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
3/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 25, 26, 27-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
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2 5/8
Axe
USSSA
L149H
08/01/19
Drop 10

2020 Axe Elite One USSSA Drop 10
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Axe has a lot of very similar bats in the Elite One line-up. It makes it difficult to be sure you're buying the right one. This one, with the serial number of L149H, is a 2 5/8 barrel on a drop 10 USSSA bat. Not to be confused with the L143H which is this same league and drop in a 2 3/4. Some leagues still require a 2 5/8 barrel while still allowing a USSSA bat.

Axe has a lot of very similar bats in the Elite One line-up. It makes it difficult to be sure you're buying the right one. This one, with the serial number of L149H, is a 2 5/8 barrel on a drop 10 USSSA bat. Not to be confused with the L143H which is this same league and drop in a 2 3/4. Some leagues still require a 2 5/8 barrel while still allowing a USSSA bat. Full Review

7.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
2/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
2/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2019
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2 5/8
Axe
USA
L185H
08/01/19
Drop 10

2020 Axe Elite USA Drop 10
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The 2020 Axe Elite One USA is a drop 10 single piece alloy bat with a good-sized barrel and a light swing. The smaller sizes (26 and 27) are 2.5-inch barrels---not the standard 2 5/8 barrel. However, those 25 and 26-inch versions of the 2020 Elite One USA are our favorites within the group. They are almost perfect for the coach pitch market. Very young kids, just new into the baseball world, will like the ax handle, good sound, and very light swing of those shorter sizes. The 27 through 30 inches are fine, but we like the drop 8 versions of the bat better in those sizes (if one can swing it).

The 2020 Axe Elite One USA is a drop 10 single piece alloy bat with a good-sized barrel and a light swing. The smaller sizes (26 and 27) are 2.5-inch barrels---not the standard 2 5/8 barrel. However, those 25 and 26-inch versions of the 2020 Elite One USA are our favorites within the group. They are almost perfect for the coach pitch market. Very young kids, just new into the baseball world, will like the ax handle, good sound, and very light swing of those shorter sizes. The 27 through 30 inches are fine, but we like the drop 8 versions of the bat better in those sizes (if one can swing it). Full Review

8.2
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
Stiff
5/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
1/5 Resell
Sizing: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2019
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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MJBBC8
10/01/18
Drop 10

2019 Marucci CAT 8 USSSA Drop 10
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: October 1, 2018
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2 1/2
Marucci
USA
MSBC10USA
01/03/19
Drop 10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: January 3, 2019
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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MSBC810
01/17/19
Drop 10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: January 17, 2019
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