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2 5/8
Combat
BBCOR
BBPAB2
Drop 3

2022 Combat B2 Ultra BBCOR
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The BBCOR 2022 Combat B2 Ultra, we expect, to have a huge barrel, balanced swing, and meet the BBCOR standard as well as anything. How it will stack up with the older combats or its distant cousin, the Easton Maxum Ultra, is yet to be seen. But, we are keeping a close eye on this great looking BBCOR bat from JustBats.

The BBCOR 2022 Combat B2 Ultra, we expect, to have a huge barrel, balanced swing, and meet the BBCOR standard as well as anything. How it will stack up with the older combats or its distant cousin, the Easton Maxum Ultra, is yet to be seen. But, we are keeping a close eye on this great looking BBCOR bat from JustBats. Full Review

8.2
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 31, 32, 33-inch
Release Date:
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2 5/8
Louisville Slugger
BBCOR
WBL2522010
10/27/21
Drop 3

2022 Louisville Slugger Meta BBCOR
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9.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 5/8
DeMarini
BBCOR
WTDXCB-22
10/27/21
Drop 3
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
5/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
3/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 5/8
Victus
BBCOR
VCBV2
10/27/21
Drop 3

2022 Victus Vandal BBCOR
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9.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 5/8
Louisville Slugger
BBCOR
WTLBB2622B3
10/27/21
Drop 3

2022 Louisville Slugger Solo BBCOR
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The 2022 Louisville Slugger Solo in BBCOR is a single piece bat with a light swing and reasonably sized barrel. We think it feels and performs much like the 2022 Voodoo One which gets, for any number of hype level reason, way more pub in the social fear. It sounds duller than the Voodoo One, but it definitely hits the ball just as hard. The Solo in BBCOR hasn't changed much since its release in 2016/17, but it still packs a punch and is a great fit for the kid for one of the lightesting swinging single piece alloy bats on the market.

The 2022 Louisville Slugger Solo in BBCOR is a single piece bat with a light swing and reasonably sized barrel. We think it feels and performs much like the 2022 Voodoo One which gets, for any number of hype level reason, way more pub in the social fear. It sounds duller than the Voodoo One, but it definitely hits the ball just as hard. The Solo in BBCOR hasn't changed much since its release in 2016/17, but it still packs a punch and is a great fit for the kid for one of the lightesting swinging single piece alloy bats on the market. Full Review

8.9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 5/8
Easton
BBCOR
BB22AL
10/07/21
Drop 3
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF- Stiff
3/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
3/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
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7. 2022 CAT9 Composite Pastime
2 5/8
9.6/10
Marucci
BBCOR
MCBCCP9A
09/15/21
Drop 3

2022 Marucci CAT9 Composite Pastime BBCOR
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Due to limited inventory on Demarini/Slugger bats, we think the Marucci CAT 9 Composite Pastime is as good as anything those other companies make (and apparently can't deliver). The 2022 Pastime has a huge barrel, great feel and top end performance. Even though its way more expensive than what we wished it were, in the world of no budget baseball the 2022 Marucci CAT 9 Composite Pastime is the best.

Due to limited inventory on Demarini/Slugger bats, we think the Marucci CAT 9 Composite Pastime is as good as anything those other companies make (and apparently can't deliver). The 2022 Pastime has a huge barrel, great feel and top end performance. Even though its way more expensive than what we wished it were, in the world of no budget baseball the 2022 Marucci CAT 9 Composite Pastime is the best.

9.6
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: September 15, 2021
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8. 2022 Speed
2 5/8
7.6/10
Easton
BBCOR
BB22SPD
10/07/21
Drop 3

2022 Easton Speed BBCOR
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7.6
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
2/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
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9. 2022 Avenge Pro Hybrd PWR
2 5/8
9/10
Axe
BBCOR
L130JP-PWR
08/01/21
Drop 3

2022 Axe Avenge Pro Hybrd PWR BBCOR
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9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2021
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10. 2022 Avenge Pro Hybrid
2 5/8
9/10
Axe
BBCOR
L130JP
08/01/21
Drop 3

2022 Axe Avenge Pro Hybrid BBCOR
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9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2021
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11. 2022 Widowmaker
2 5/8
7.3/10
Anderson
BBCOR
ABWM22
06/01/21
Drop 3

2022 Anderson Widowmaker BBCOR
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7.3
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
2/5 Demand
3/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: June 1, 2021
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2 5/8
Easton
BBCOR
BB22HYP
10/07/21
Drop 3

2022 Easton Hype BBCOR
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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 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. Full Review

8.7
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
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2 5/8
DeMarini
BBCOR
ZOA-DL
06/01/21
Drop 3

2022 DeMarini ZOA DL BBCOR
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The 2020 DeMarini ZOA DL is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and many redesigned features when compared to the CF. The DL version of the bat is the DeMarini D-Lab version of the bat---which is their properitery "lab" that sells specific bats. It is the same as the non-DL BBCOR version but with a different paint job.

The 2020 DeMarini ZOA DL is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and many redesigned features when compared to the CF. The DL version of the bat is the DeMarini D-Lab version of the bat---which is their properitery "lab" that sells specific bats. It is the same as the non-DL BBCOR version but with a different paint job. Full Review

9.3
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF- Stiff
5/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: June 1, 2021
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2 5/8
DeMarini
BBCOR
ZOA-22
06/01/21
Drop 3

2022 DeMarini Zoa BBCOR
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The 2022 DeMarini BBCOR ZOA is a two-piece composite bat with a light swing that attempts to build on the success of DeMarini's CF. The three-letter name, ZOA, is like the ZEN in its makeup (a two-piece composite bat with huge barrel and light swing) but all the pieces--from the end cap, handle and barrel are upgraded and changed. Although it does not officially replace the CF for 2022 (the CF is still around) it does match more of the feel found in the Slugger Meta--which is stiffer. We can only imagine that DeMarini is hoping to take some market share back from the Meta in the two-piece composite BBCOR space with this 2022 Zoa.

The 2022 DeMarini BBCOR ZOA is a two-piece composite bat with a light swing that attempts to build on the success of DeMarini's CF. The three-letter name, ZOA, is like the ZEN in its makeup (a two-piece composite bat with huge barrel and light swing) but all the pieces--from the end cap, handle and barrel are upgraded and changed. Although it does not officially replace the CF for 2022 (the CF is still around) it does match more of the feel found in the Slugger Meta--which is stiffer. We can only imagine that DeMarini is hoping to take some market share back from the Meta in the two-piece composite BBCOR space with this 2022 Zoa. Full Review

9.3
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: June 1, 2021
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2 5/8
DeMarini
BBCOR
WTDXVOC-22
10/27/21
Drop 3

2022 DeMarini Voodoo One BBCOR
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The 2020 DeMarini Voodoo One has hit the shelves and reviews say it's good. Although hard to find, we've been told by a couple of sources the bat will continue to get released in spurts over the coming weeks. Check your favorite haunts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the best chance to find the size you need. Also, the hype on this bat is out of this world so we think it's not nearly as all world as some say that it is. However, the bat is a really good fit for the smaller hitter who wants a light swing, stiff feel, and max performance.

The 2020 DeMarini Voodoo One has hit the shelves and reviews say it's good. Although hard to find, we've been told by a couple of sources the bat will continue to get released in spurts over the coming weeks. Check your favorite haunts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the best chance to find the size you need. Also, the hype on this bat is out of this world so we think it's not nearly as all world as some say that it is. However, the bat is a really good fit for the smaller hitter who wants a light swing, stiff feel, and max performance. Full Review

9.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 5/8
Victus
BBCOR
VCBV
11/01/20
Drop 3

2021 Victus Vandal BBCOR
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9.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: November 1, 2020
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2 5/8
DeMarini
BBCOR
WTDXCBC21
08/01/20
Drop 3

2021 DeMarini CF BBCOR
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DeMarini's 2021 BBCOR CF is a big barrel and light swing. It's most differentiating feature is the semi-flexibility in the handle. Unlike most BBCOR bats which are rather stiff, the 2021 CF (and the CF's before it) has more give in the connection. Connection give does not affect performance. Instead, it affects the perception of your performance. Every hit on the CF feels good. If that is your style, and you like a light swing on a two-piece composite with a big barrel, then the 2021 DeMarini CF BBCOR may very well be for you.

DeMarini's 2021 BBCOR CF is a big barrel and light swing. It's most differentiating feature is the semi-flexibility in the handle. Unlike most BBCOR bats which are rather stiff, the 2021 CF (and the CF's before it) has more give in the connection. Connection give does not affect performance. Instead, it affects the perception of your performance. Every hit on the CF feels good. If that is your style, and you like a light swing on a two-piece composite with a big barrel, then the 2021 DeMarini CF BBCOR may very well be for you. Full Review

8.6
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
5/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
3/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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2 5/8
Easton
BBCOR
BB21MX
09/01/20
Drop 3

2021 Easton Maxum Ultra BBCOR
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The 2021 Easton Maxum Ultra is a single-piece composite BBCOR bat. We measured the swing weight and found it to swing heavier than last year's model (as Easton claims) but still under the average of its length class. That is, the 33-inch 2021 Easton Maxum Ultra swings light, but not ultra light. This consistently performs high on our exit speed tests, feels great, and, although a single piece, has some give in the composite to help with feel. It is one of our favorite BBCOR bats for 2021.

The 2021 Easton Maxum Ultra is a single-piece composite BBCOR bat. We measured the swing weight and found it to swing heavier than last year's model (as Easton claims) but still under the average of its length class. That is, the 33-inch 2021 Easton Maxum Ultra swings light, but not ultra light. This consistently performs high on our exit speed tests, feels great, and, although a single piece, has some give in the composite to help with feel. It is one of our favorite BBCOR bats for 2021. Full Review

8.9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: September 1, 2020
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2 5/8
StringKing
BBCOR
SKBBPM
06/01/18
Drop 3

2021 StringKing Pro Metal BBCOR
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The StringKing Pro Metal in BBCOR is a single-piece aluminum bat with an interesting sound, good barrel profile, and a decent feel. Our exit speeds showed this bat can compete with anyone and the price point should make it unbelievably attractive.

The StringKing Pro Metal in BBCOR is a single-piece aluminum bat with an interesting sound, good barrel profile, and a decent feel. Our exit speeds showed this bat can compete with anyone and the price point should make it unbelievably attractive. Full Review

7.2
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
2/5 Demand
3/5 Ratings
2/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
2/5 Resell
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: June 1, 2018
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2 5/8
Louisville Slugger
BBCOR
WBL2463010
09/15/20
Drop 3

2021 Louisville Slugger Meta BBCOR
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The 2021 Louisville Slugger META in BBCOR is a near-perfect bat. The only thing it lacks, we think, is a smaller 30-inch size. Otherwise, the balance, barrel size, feel and performance are all on point. The 2021 Slugger META in BBCOR is for big hitters who like as much stiffness as possible in their BBCOR bat won't appreciate the Meta. Those who need bat speed, want a huge barrel, and want a great blend of giving and power in the connection piece will like the 2021 Meta. This bat swings about 10% lighter than the 2021 META PWR.

The 2021 Louisville Slugger META in BBCOR is a near-perfect bat. The only thing it lacks, we think, is a smaller 30-inch size. Otherwise, the balance, barrel size, feel and performance are all on point. The 2021 Slugger META in BBCOR is for big hitters who like as much stiffness as possible in their BBCOR bat won't appreciate the Meta. Those who need bat speed, want a huge barrel, and want a great blend of giving and power in the connection piece will like the 2021 Meta. This bat swings about 10% lighter than the 2021 META PWR. Full Review

9.3
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: September 15, 2020
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