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2 3/4
Rawlings
USSSA
UTQ5
11/01/21
Drop 5

2022 Rawlings Quatro Pro USSSA Drop 5
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8.8
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
3/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: November 1, 2021
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2 3/4
True Temper
USSSA
UT-22-RKE-X-5
11/01/21
Drop 5
Price Check

2022 True Temper Rake USSSA Drop 5
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9.3
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
5/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 30.5, 31, 31.5, 32, 32.5, 33-inch
Release Date: November 1, 2021
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2 5/8
Louisville Slugger
USSSA
WTLSLS6B0522
10/27/21
Drop 5

2022 Louisville Slugger Solo USSSA Drop 5
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If you're a big hitter looking for the most a Slugger Solo can deliver than this bat should be on the short list. It's an endloaded single piece alloy with a massive drop 5 feel. The bat is stiff and packs a serious punch if you can square one up. However, this bat is not for the faint of heart. We thing the drop 8 or drop 10 are much more fitting than this bat, especially for the younger player looking for as much bat speed as they can muster. If you want a light swinging drop check out a bat like the Rawlings VELO. But, if you want big stiffness on a good bat, then the SOLO is your daddy.

If you're a big hitter looking for the most a Slugger Solo can deliver than this bat should be on the short list. It's an endloaded single piece alloy with a massive drop 5 feel. The bat is stiff and packs a serious punch if you can square one up. However, this bat is not for the faint of heart. We thing the drop 8 or drop 10 are much more fitting than this bat, especially for the younger player looking for as much bat speed as they can muster. If you want a light swinging drop check out a bat like the Rawlings VELO. But, if you want big stiffness on a good bat, then the SOLO is your daddy. Full Review

7.9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
3/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
3/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 5/8
Easton
USSSA
SL22HYP58
10/07/21
Drop 5

2022 Easton Hype USSSA Drop 5
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The 2022 Easton ADV Hype Drop 5 is a 2 5/8 only 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. The drop 5 has a heavier swing weight and is built for the 11 to 13-year-old hitter that likes to pack a punch in an endloaded bat. It comes in 30, 31 and 32-inch option.

The 2022 Easton ADV Hype Drop 5 is a 2 5/8 only 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. The drop 5 has a heavier swing weight and is built for the 11 to 13-year-old hitter that likes to pack a punch in an endloaded bat. It comes in 30, 31 and 32-inch option. Full Review

8.7
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ 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: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
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2 5/8
Mizuno
USA
YBB21HM5
08/01/20
Drop 5

2021 Mizuno Hot Metal USA Drop 5
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7.9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ 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: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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6. 2021 Techzilla
2 3/4
8.2/10
Anderson
USSSA
YB21ZILLA5
08/01/20
Drop 5

2021 Anderson Techzilla USSSA Drop 5
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8.2
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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2 5/8
Louisville Slugger
USSSA
WBL2473010
09/15/20
Drop 5

2021 Louisville Slugger Solo USSSA Drop 5
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The drop 5 USSSA 2021 Louisville Slugger Solo works well for the hitter forced to use a drop 5 but still needs a light swing. The other light swinging option in a drop 5 (VELO) swings even lighter than the Solo. But, for many, the VELO is almost too light. The drop 5 Solo USSSA swings light but reasonably so. Hitters who like a stiff feel on a single piece bat, need a light swinging drop 5, or are about to size out of their drop 8 Solo should consider the drop 5. If you're swinging a drop 8 Solo in a 32-inch, we think a drop 5 in a 30 or 31 is worth considering too.

The drop 5 USSSA 2021 Louisville Slugger Solo works well for the hitter forced to use a drop 5 but still needs a light swing. The other light swinging option in a drop 5 (VELO) swings even lighter than the Solo. But, for many, the VELO is almost too light. The drop 5 Solo USSSA swings light but reasonably so. Hitters who like a stiff feel on a single piece bat, need a light swinging drop 5, or are about to size out of their drop 8 Solo should consider the drop 5. If you're swinging a drop 8 Solo in a 32-inch, we think a drop 5 in a 30 or 31 is worth considering too. Full Review

8.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
3/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
3/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: September 15, 2020
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2 5/8
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXGB5
08/01/19
Drop 5

2021 DeMarini The Goods USSSA Drop 5
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The USSSA The Goods in a drop 5 from DeMarini is the new Voodoo Balanced. It uses the same Seismic End Cap and 3 Fusion connection you'll find on the BBCOR version of the bat. However, this one swings more balanced.

The USSSA The Goods in a drop 5 from DeMarini is the new Voodoo Balanced. It uses the same Seismic End Cap and 3 Fusion connection you'll find on the BBCOR version of the bat. However, this one swings more balanced. Full Review

8.1
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2019
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2 5/8
Combat
USSSA
SL20B25
10/01/19
Drop 5

2020 Combat B2 Ultra USSSA Drop 5
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The drop 8 for the B2 Ultra is a big barreled bat with a huge barrel and a great swing. Although we don't know much yet, we expect the bat to be a lot like the B2s from days gone by in the Combat space. JustBats, some years ago, picked up some rights to the Combat name when Combat went out of business (via bankruptcy). Easton, a sister company, took over much of the Combat umbrella. But JustBats picked up enough to secure some naming rights in the future. As well, and we don't know, Easton's acquisition by Rawlings may have left some Combat items on the table too. We'll keep asking around.

The drop 8 for the B2 Ultra is a big barreled bat with a huge barrel and a great swing. Although we don't know much yet, we expect the bat to be a lot like the B2s from days gone by in the Combat space. JustBats, some years ago, picked up some rights to the Combat name when Combat went out of business (via bankruptcy). Easton, a sister company, took over much of the Combat umbrella. But JustBats picked up enough to secure some naming rights in the future. As well, and we don't know, Easton's acquisition by Rawlings may have left some Combat items on the table too. We'll keep asking around. Full Review

8.8
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
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2 5/8
Rawlings
USSSA
UTZV5
10/01/19
Drop 5

2020 Rawlings VELO ACP USSSA Drop 5
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: , 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
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2 5/8
Rawlings
USA
USZV5
10/01/19
Drop 5

2020 Rawlings VELO ACP USA Drop 5
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
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2 5/8
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXCB5GL
09/01/19
Drop 5

2020 DeMarini CF Glitch USSSA Drop 5
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9.6
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33-inch
Release Date: September 1, 2019
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2 5/8
DeMarini
USA
WTDXC5Z-BL
02/01/19
Drop 5

2019 DeMarini CF Zen Black USA Drop 5
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9.8
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF- Stiff
5/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: February 1, 2019
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2 5/8
Rawlings
USSSA
UT9V5
10/01/18
Drop 5

2019 Rawlings Velo USSSA Drop 5
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2018
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2 5/8
Rawlings
USA
US9V5
10/01/18
Drop 5

2019 Rawlings Velo USA Drop 5
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2018
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2 5/8
Easton
USA
YBB18BX5
08/01/17
Drop 5

2018 Easton Beast X USA Drop 5
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2017
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2 3/4
Easton
USSSA
SL18GX5
08/01/17
Drop 5

2018 Easton Ghost X USSSA Drop 5
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2017
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2 5/8
Easton
USSSA
SL18GX58
08/01/17
Drop 5

2018 Easton Ghost X USSSA Drop 5
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2017
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2 5/8
Rawlings
USSSA
UT8534
10/01/17
Drop 5

2018 Rawlings Velo Hybrid USSSA Drop 5
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2017
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2 5/8
Rawlings
USA
US855
10/01/17
Drop 5

2018 Rawlings Velo USA Drop 5
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2017
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