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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 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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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
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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5. 2019 Hot Metal
2 5/8
7.2/10
Mizuno
USA
YBB19HM10
09/01/18
Drop 10

2019 Mizuno Hot Metal USA Drop 10
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7.2
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
3/5 Relevance
1/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
2/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: September 1, 2018
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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MJBBC7
10/01/16
Drop 10

2017 Marucci CAT 7 Silver 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, 2016
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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MSBC7X10
10/01/16
Drop 10

2017 Marucci CAT 7 USSSA Drop 10
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8.7
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 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: October 1, 2016
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8. 2015 CAT 6
2 3/4
/10
Marucci
USSSA
MJBBC6
10/01/14
Drop 10

2015 Marucci CAT 6 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, 2014
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