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2 3/4
True Temper
USSSA
UT-22-HZR-X-5
11/01/21
Drop 5
Price Check

2022 True Temper HZRDUS USSSA Drop 5
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The drop 5 HZRDUS is a hybrid bat with a bit of flex and a serious endload. The bat is built for big hitters in the USSSA space. Those looking for more balance should look at the HZRDUS Rake. The bat has a bit of flex in the handle---made possible by the unique two-piece design that looks like a one-piece. Overall, good to great bat for the right hitter in the USSSA space. If you want a big hitter, don't want a two-piece composite like the CF, then this drop 5 HZRDUS is as good as you'll find.

The drop 5 HZRDUS is a hybrid bat with a bit of flex and a serious endload. The bat is built for big hitters in the USSSA space. Those looking for more balance should look at the HZRDUS Rake. The bat has a bit of flex in the handle---made possible by the unique two-piece design that looks like a one-piece. Overall, good to great bat for the right hitter in the USSSA space. If you want a big hitter, don't want a two-piece composite like the CF, then this drop 5 HZRDUS is as good as you'll find. Full Review

9.2
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ 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: 31, 31.5, 32, 32.5, 33-inch
Release Date: November 1, 2021
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2 5/8
Victus
USSSA
VSBV2X5
10/27/21
Drop 5

2022 Victus Vandal 2.0 USSSA Drop 5
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8.9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
3/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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3. 2022 Polar Power
2 5/8
7.1/10
Dove Tail Bats
USSSA
PLRPWR
10/08/21
Drop 5

2022 Dove Tail Bats Polar Power USSSA Drop 5
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7.1
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF- Stiff
3/5 Relevance
2/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
2/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30-inch
Release Date: October 8, 2021
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2 5/8
Louisville Slugger
USSSA
WBL2530010
10/27/21
Drop 5

2022 Louisville Slugger Meta USSSA Drop 5
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7.9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF- Stiff
3/5 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 27, 2021
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2 5/8
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXZB5
10/27/21
Drop 5

2022 DeMarini Zoa USSSA Drop 5
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The 2022 DeMarini ZOA in USSSA Drop 5 is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and loaded swing. Compared to other drop 5s, it is a bit stiffer in the connection joint which gives more feedback on the hands. The two-piece composite barrel sounds great and competes with the CF, its sister bat, for space. If you want a top-of-the-line USSSA bat in a drop 5 that is not named the CF, then the ZOA could be your best bet. (That assumes, of course, that you want to pay $50 more dollars too).

The 2022 DeMarini ZOA in USSSA Drop 5 is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and loaded swing. Compared to other drop 5s, it is a bit stiffer in the connection joint which gives more feedback on the hands. The two-piece composite barrel sounds great and competes with the CF, its sister bat, for space. If you want a top-of-the-line USSSA bat in a drop 5 that is not named the CF, then the ZOA could be your best bet. (That assumes, of course, that you want to pay $50 more dollars too). Full Review

9.4
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 5/8
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXCB5-22
10/27/21
Drop 5

2022 DeMarini Zen USSSA Drop 5
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9.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 5/8
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXGB5-22
10/27/21
Drop 5

2022 DeMarini The Goods USSSA Drop 5
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The drop 5 The Goods in USSSA for DeMarini is a big-hitting bat built exactly like the amazingly popular BBCOR The Goods. However, with a bit of a lighter swing weight but the USSSA tramp on the barrel, the thing is a rocket maker. Thsoe looking close at CF in a drop 5 but want a little more stiffness in the connection piece, more like BBCOR bats, should really like this 2022 DeMarini The Goods in BBCOR. Note: the drop 10 version of this bat is much different in end cap, barrel make up and connection piece. They should probably be considered two different bat lines they are so different. But, alas, they are not.

The drop 5 The Goods in USSSA for DeMarini is a big-hitting bat built exactly like the amazingly popular BBCOR The Goods. However, with a bit of a lighter swing weight but the USSSA tramp on the barrel, the thing is a rocket maker. Thsoe looking close at CF in a drop 5 but want a little more stiffness in the connection piece, more like BBCOR bats, should really like this 2022 DeMarini The Goods in BBCOR. Note: the drop 10 version of this bat is much different in end cap, barrel make up and connection piece. They should probably be considered two different bat lines they are so different. But, alas, they are not. Full Review

8.6
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32, 33-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 3/4
Easton
USSSA
SL22MX58
10/07/21
Drop 5

2022 Easton Maxum Ultra USSSA Drop 5
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8.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF- Stiff
3/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
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9. 2022 Avenge Pro
2 3/4
8/10
Axe
USSSA
L199J
08/01/21
Drop 5

2022 Axe Avenge Pro USSSA Drop 5
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8
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF- Stiff
3/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2021
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10. 2022 Techzilla
2 3/4
7.7/10
Anderson
USSSA
YB22ZILLA5
06/01/21
Drop 5

2022 Anderson Techzilla USSSA Drop 5
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7.7
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
2/5 Relevance
2/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 31, 32-inch
Release Date: June 1, 2021
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2 5/8
Easton
USA
YBB22ADV5
10/07/21
Drop 5

2022 Easton ADV 360 USA Drop 5
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The 2022 Easton ADV 360 in a drop 8 is the same bat but with a slightly different paint job when compared to the 2021. This version, if you look close enough, has a navy background color instead of the black from last year. But, all other features, including the barrel material, handle material, power boost knob are the same. The grip, though, is not a Lizard skin but, instead, a custom Easton. The bat comes in a 30 through 32-inch.

The 2022 Easton ADV 360 in a drop 8 is the same bat but with a slightly different paint job when compared to the 2021. This version, if you look close enough, has a navy background color instead of the black from last year. But, all other features, including the barrel material, handle material, power boost knob are the same. The grip, though, is not a Lizard skin but, instead, a custom Easton. The bat comes in a 30 through 32-inch. Full Review

9.1
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
5/5 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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12. 2021 Voodoo
2 5/8
8.5/10
DeMarini
USA
WTDXUD521
08/01/20
Drop 5

2021 DeMarini Voodoo USA Drop 5
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8.5
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
3/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MSBCC95
10/01/20
Drop 5

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect USSSA Drop 5
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The 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect in USSSA drop 5 is everything we'd ever want in a hybrid drop 5. It's got a big barrel, balanced swing (for the class), and fantastic performance in an alloy. It is our favorite drop 5. We do like bats like the CF and CAT 9 Composite in a drop 5 better. But, if a player wants an alloy barrel in a hybrid drop 5 USSSA, we think they can't beat the drop 5 Marucci CAT 9 Connect.

The 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect in USSSA drop 5 is everything we'd ever want in a hybrid drop 5. It's got a big barrel, balanced swing (for the class), and fantastic performance in an alloy. It is our favorite drop 5. We do like bats like the CF and CAT 9 Composite in a drop 5 better. But, if a player wants an alloy barrel in a hybrid drop 5 USSSA, we think they can't beat the drop 5 Marucci CAT 9 Connect. Full Review

10
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
5/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MSBC95
10/01/20
Drop 5

2021 Marucci CAT 9 USSSA Drop 5
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The 2021 drop 5 Marucci CAT 9 is a few bats that can compete with the drop 5 DeMarini CF. The CAT 9 feels great and hits the crap out of the ball. It has a balanced swing, about like the CF. It's the biggest difference is the stiffness of contact. There's more feedback in this bat than in the CF---which is ultra-smooth. So, if you want a stiff feeling, drop 5 bats with a good barrel, great user ratings, and price point to save you a few bucks (compared to the CF), then this is your bat. We'd love to see it in a 29-inch and/or 33-inch, but not every bat can be perfect.

The 2021 drop 5 Marucci CAT 9 is a few bats that can compete with the drop 5 DeMarini CF. The CAT 9 feels great and hits the crap out of the ball. It has a balanced swing, about like the CF. It's the biggest difference is the stiffness of contact. There's more feedback in this bat than in the CF---which is ultra-smooth. So, if you want a stiff feeling, drop 5 bats with a good barrel, great user ratings, and price point to save you a few bucks (compared to the CF), then this is your bat. We'd love to see it in a 29-inch and/or 33-inch, but not every bat can be perfect. 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: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
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2 5/8
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXCB521
08/01/20
Drop 5

2021 DeMarini CF USSSA Drop 5
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The drop 5 DeMarini CF is a legendary bat. Since 2017 it has been killing balls. Our exit speed tests showed the drop 5 2021 is as good as any USSSA drop 10 CF now or since. This bat, like the drop 10, also has some complaints about durability. But, we don't believe it breaks more than any other two-piece composite bat in the USSSA drop 5 space. We'd recommend you buy the bat with a warranty. And, if you can swing a drop 5 in USSSA then this one is as good as any. The drop 5 33/28 is a big boys bat and can hit the ball harder than any other baseball bat on the 2021 market of any league.

The drop 5 DeMarini CF is a legendary bat. Since 2017 it has been killing balls. Our exit speed tests showed the drop 5 2021 is as good as any USSSA drop 10 CF now or since. This bat, like the drop 10, also has some complaints about durability. But, we don't believe it breaks more than any other two-piece composite bat in the USSSA drop 5 space. We'd recommend you buy the bat with a warranty. And, if you can swing a drop 5 in USSSA then this one is as good as any. The drop 5 33/28 is a big boys bat and can hit the ball harder than any other baseball bat on the 2021 market of any league. Full Review

10
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ 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: August 1, 2020
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2 5/8
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXCB5-20
08/01/19
Drop 5

2020 DeMarini CF USSSA Drop 5
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ 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: -inch
Release Date: August 1, 2019
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2 3/4
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXVB5-20
08/01/19
Drop 5

2020 DeMarini Voodoo USSSA Drop 5
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: August 1, 2019
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2 5/8
Louisville Slugger
USSSA
WTLSLP9B520
09/15/19
Drop 5

2020 Louisville Slugger Prime USSSA Drop 5
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: September 15, 2019
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2 5/8
DeMarini
USA
WTDXUD5-20
08/01/19
Drop 5

2020 DeMarini Voodoo USA Drop 5
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OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
Stiff
/5 Relevance
/5 Demand
/5 Ratings
/5 Tech
/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: August 1, 2019
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20. 2020 CAT 7 Silver
2 5/8
9.2/10
Marucci
USSSA
MSBC725S
10/01/19
Drop 5

2020 Marucci CAT 7 Silver USSSA Drop 5
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9.2
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
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