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Baseball Bat Reviews

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2 3/4
Rawlings
USSSA
UTQ8
11/01/21
Drop 8

2022 Rawlings Quatro Pro USSSA Drop 8
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9.0
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: November 1, 2021
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2 3/4
True Temper
USSSA
UT-22-HZR-X-8
11/01/21
Drop 8
Price Check

2022 True Temper HZRDUS USSSA Drop 8
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We like the idea of the drop 8 in a USSSA hybrid over that of a drop 10. The added weight plays better in alloy barrels and those who like stiffer feels, like the HZRDUS has when compared to the True Temper Rake, and a more focused barrel don't need as light a swing. The drop 8 comes in half sizes.

We like the idea of the drop 8 in a USSSA hybrid over that of a drop 10. The added weight plays better in alloy barrels and those who like stiffer feels, like the HZRDUS has when compared to the True Temper Rake, and a more focused barrel don't need as light a swing. The drop 8 comes in half sizes. 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: 31, 31.5, 32, 32.5, 33-inch
Release Date: November 1, 2021
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2 3/4
True Temper
USSSA
UT-22-RKE-X-8
11/01/21
Drop 8
Price Check

2022 True Temper Rake USSSA Drop 8
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9.4
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: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 32.5-inch
Release Date: November 1, 2021
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2 3/4
Combat
USSSA
SLPAB28
Drop 8

2022 Combat B2 Ultra USSSA Drop 8
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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: 29, 30, 31/28, 32-inch
Release Date:
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5. 2022 Made
2 5/8
7.4/10
Dirty South
USA
BBMA
07/01/21
Drop 8

2022 Dirty South Made USA Drop 8
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7.4
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF- Stiff
1/5 Relevance
2/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 31-inch
Release Date: July 1, 2021
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2 3/4
Victus
USSSA
VSBV2X8
10/27/21
Drop 8

2022 Victus Vandal 2.0 USSSA Drop 8
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9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF Stiff
3/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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7. 2022 F5
2 3/4
9.1/10
Marucci
USSSA
MSBF538
07/01/21
Drop 8

2022 Marucci F5 USSSA Drop 8
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9.1
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: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: July 1, 2021
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8. 2022 Polar Power
2 5/8
7.5/10
Dove Tail Bats
USSSA
PLRPWR
10/08/21
Drop 8

2022 Dove Tail Bats Polar Power USSSA Drop 8
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7.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF Stiff
2/5 Relevance
2/5 Demand
3/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
2/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 8, 2021
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2 3/4
Easton
USSSA
SL22AL8
10/07/21
Drop 8

2022 Easton Alpha ALX USSSA Drop 8
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8.2
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
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2 3/4
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXZ8Z-22
10/27/21
Drop 8

2022 DeMarini Zoa USSSA Drop 8
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The 2022 DeMarini ZOA in USSSA Drop 8 is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and moderately loaded swing. Compared to other drop 8s, 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 8 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 8 is a two-piece composite bat with a big barrel and moderately loaded swing. Compared to other drop 8s, 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 8 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
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 3/4
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXC8Z-22
10/27/21
Drop 8

2022 DeMarini Zen USSSA Drop 8
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9.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
FLX+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 3/4
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXGO8-22
10/27/21
Drop 8

2022 DeMarini The Goods One Piece USSSA Drop 8
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7.6
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
H MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 3/4
Louisville Slugger
USSSA
WBL2529010
10/27/21
Drop 8

2022 Louisville Slugger Meta USSSA Drop 8
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The 2022 Louisville Slugger Meta in a drop 8 looks to be a fantastic choice for the player that has a high budget, wants the best Slugger can offer and needs a big barrel with a moderately light swing. The bat gets high praise from anyone who tries it. Although many prefer the CF or Marucci CAT Composite, the Slugger Meta USSSA is a reasonable choice for any considering a high end drop 8. It's a two piece composite with an absolutely massive barrel.

The 2022 Louisville Slugger Meta in a drop 8 looks to be a fantastic choice for the player that has a high budget, wants the best Slugger can offer and needs a big barrel with a moderately light swing. The bat gets high praise from anyone who tries it. Although many prefer the CF or Marucci CAT Composite, the Slugger Meta USSSA is a reasonable choice for any considering a high end drop 8. It's a two piece composite with an absolutely massive barrel. Full Review

8.9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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2 3/4
Louisville Slugger
USSSA
WTLSLS6X0822
10/27/21
Drop 8

2022 Louisville Slugger Solo USSSA Drop 8
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The drop 8 Solo for 2022 is where it's at. If we had to choose a drop 8 but wanted to stay away from the two piece composite space in USSSA (not sure we'd ever want to, but go with us for a second) then we'd look for a bat with a lot of good historical feedback in a drop 8. The SOLO would fit that bill early and often. It's real competitors, if this is the space you're in, are the Vandal and the ALX. We'd give the edge to the Vandal, but the ALX and Solo are right there. We'd guess most cant tell a difference.

The drop 8 Solo for 2022 is where it's at. If we had to choose a drop 8 but wanted to stay away from the two piece composite space in USSSA (not sure we'd ever want to, but go with us for a second) then we'd look for a bat with a lot of good historical feedback in a drop 8. The SOLO would fit that bill early and often. It's real competitors, if this is the space you're in, are the Vandal and the ALX. We'd give the edge to the Vandal, but the ALX and Solo are right there. We'd guess most cant tell a difference. Full Review

7.6
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
3/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
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15. 2022 Techzilla
2 3/4
7.5/10
Anderson
USSSA
YB22ZILLA10If
06/01/21
Drop 8

2022 Anderson Techzilla USSSA Drop 8
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7.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF+ Stiff
3/5 Relevance
2/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: June 1, 2021
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16. 2022 Avenge Pro
2 3/4
8.7/10
Axe
USSSA
YB22ZILLA8
08/01/21
Drop 8

2022 Axe Avenge Pro USSSA Drop 8
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8.7
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 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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2 3/4
Easton
USSSA
SL22HYP8
10/07/21
Drop 8

2022 Easton Hype USSSA Drop 8
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The 2022 Easton ADV Hype Drop 8 is a 2 3/4 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. 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 drop 8 comes in a 2 5/8 (SL22HYP8) with lengths from 29 through 32-inch.

The 2022 Easton ADV Hype Drop 8 is a 2 3/4 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. 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 drop 8 comes in a 2 5/8 (SL22HYP8) with lengths from 29 through 32-inch. 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
3/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 7, 2021
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2 5/8
Easton
USA
YBB22ADV8
10/07/21
Drop 8

2022 Easton ADV 360 USA Drop 8
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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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2 3/4
Victus
USSSA
VSBNX8
Drop 8

2021 Victus Nox USSSA Drop 8
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Victus Nox was once only a BBCOR bat. Now, it's a USSSA bat too in a drop 10, 8, and 5. The drop 8 version, featured here, is a two-piece hybrid bat with a big barrel, smooth connection on impact, and uses a unique threaded connection to help dampen stings on mishits. The alloy barrel is ready to go out of the wrapper and the drop 8 runs a bit heavier than your traditional composite two-piece bats (like the CF). But, hitters who want a durable two-piece hybrid in a drop 8 and don't want the Marucci CAT 9 Connect (Marucci also owns Victus, FYI), should really like the Drop 8 Nox. We think the Drop 8 is the sweet spot of the USSSA Victus line and would push most in that direction if they can swing it. The wide range of sizes and player feedback make it the best-reviewed Nox of the lineup.

Victus Nox was once only a BBCOR bat. Now, it's a USSSA bat too in a drop 10, 8, and 5. The drop 8 version, featured here, is a two-piece hybrid bat with a big barrel, smooth connection on impact, and uses a unique threaded connection to help dampen stings on mishits. The alloy barrel is ready to go out of the wrapper and the drop 8 runs a bit heavier than your traditional composite two-piece bats (like the CF). But, hitters who want a durable two-piece hybrid in a drop 8 and don't want the Marucci CAT 9 Connect (Marucci also owns Victus, FYI), should really like the Drop 8 Nox. We think the Drop 8 is the sweet spot of the USSSA Victus line and would push most in that direction if they can swing it. The wide range of sizes and player feedback make it the best-reviewed Nox of the lineup. Full Review

10
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF- Stiff
5/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date:
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2 3/4
Mizuno
USSSA
SL21HM8
08/01/20
Drop 8

2021 Mizuno Hot Metal USSSA Drop 8
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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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