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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-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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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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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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2 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MSBCCP98
10/01/20
Drop 8

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Composite USSSA Drop 8
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The Drop 8 Marucci CAT Composite for 2021 is everything we've ever wanted in a two-piece composite bat (aside from the price point). It swings light, has remarkable performance, feels perfect, and has a massive barrel. If any bat has put DeMarini's CF on notice that it's time to get better, this is it. We haven't had the bat long enough to know how its durability stacks up, but if it's anything better than the CF (and that shouldn't be hard), then we think the CAT 9 Composite is the best drop 8 USSSA on the market today.

The Drop 8 Marucci CAT Composite for 2021 is everything we've ever wanted in a two-piece composite bat (aside from the price point). It swings light, has remarkable performance, feels perfect, and has a massive barrel. If any bat has put DeMarini's CF on notice that it's time to get better, this is it. We haven't had the bat long enough to know how its durability stacks up, but if it's anything better than the CF (and that shouldn't be hard), then we think the CAT 9 Composite is the best drop 8 USSSA on the market today. Full Review

10
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
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2 3/4
Louisville Slugger
USSSA
WBL2468010
09/15/20
Drop 8

2021 Louisville Slugger Meta USSSA Drop 8
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The drop 8 in Louisville Sluggers 2021 Meta line is a near-perfect bat. In fact, we can't think of anything we would change other than the price. It's got a huge barrel, swings light enough for that bigger drop 10 kid in the 10U and 11U space can wield it without issue, feels fantastic, and can hit the ball with the best of them. When all is said and done, we think this might be the best drop 8 USSSA bat for 2021---although bats like the CF and Marucci CAT 9 are right there too.

The drop 8 in Louisville Sluggers 2021 Meta line is a near-perfect bat. In fact, we can't think of anything we would change other than the price. It's got a huge barrel, swings light enough for that bigger drop 10 kid in the 10U and 11U space can wield it without issue, feels fantastic, and can hit the ball with the best of them. When all is said and done, we think this might be the best drop 8 USSSA bat for 2021---although bats like the CF and Marucci CAT 9 are right there too. Full Review

10
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ 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: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: September 15, 2020
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2 3/4
Louisville Slugger
USSSA
WBL2485010
09/15/20
Drop 8

2021 Louisville Slugger Solo USSSA Drop 8
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Louisville Slugger's Solo in a USSSA Drop 8 swings lighter than the drop 8 USSSA average, but not by much. This is a single-piece bat with a stiff feel and good-sized barrel. Hitters swinging a 31 or 32-inch drop 10 might find a lot of value in dropping an inch and going for the drop 8 instead. That added weight takes away some of the hand-sting and the heavier drop only adds power. Overall, the bat is a fantastic bat for the right type of hitter.

Louisville Slugger's Solo in a USSSA Drop 8 swings lighter than the drop 8 USSSA average, but not by much. This is a single-piece bat with a stiff feel and good-sized barrel. Hitters swinging a 31 or 32-inch drop 10 might find a lot of value in dropping an inch and going for the drop 8 instead. That added weight takes away some of the hand-sting and the heavier drop only adds power. Overall, the bat is a fantastic bat for the right type of hitter. Full Review

7.7
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: September 15, 2020
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2 5/8
Rawlings
USSSA
UTZV8
10/01/19
Drop 8

2020 Rawlings VELO ACP USSSA Drop 8
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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: 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
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2 5/8
Rawlings
USA
USZQ8
10/01/19
Drop 8

2020 Rawlings Quatro Pro USA Drop 8
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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: 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2019
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2 3/4
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXC8Z-BL
02/01/19
Drop 8

2019 DeMarini CF Zen Black USSSA Drop 8
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9.8
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
5/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: February 1, 2019
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2 5/8
Rawlings
USSSA
UT9V8
10/01/18
Drop 8

2019 Rawlings Velo USSSA Drop 8
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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: 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2018
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2 5/8
Rawlings
USA
US9Q8
10/01/18
Drop 8

2019 Rawlings Quatro Pro USA Drop 8
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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: 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2018
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14. 2019 Raptor
2 5/8
/10
Rawlings
USA
US8R8
10/01/18
Drop 8

2019 Rawlings Raptor USA Drop 8
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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
1/5 Resell
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2018
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2 5/8
Axe
USA
L139G
08/01/18
Drop 8

2019 Axe Elite One USA Drop 8
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The Axe Elite One drop 8 USA bat is a single-piece alloy with a lighter swing (for its class) and a decent sized barrel. The ax handle is what makes it unique. Those looking for a stiff bat with the ax shaped handle with a moderately weighted drop 8 USA certification could really like this bat. It isn't terribly exciting, but hitters who can square it up will have success.

The Axe Elite One drop 8 USA bat is a single-piece alloy with a lighter swing (for its class) and a decent sized barrel. The ax handle is what makes it unique. Those looking for a stiff bat with the ax shaped handle with a moderately weighted drop 8 USA certification could really like this bat. It isn't terribly exciting, but hitters who can square it up will have success. Full Review

7.8
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
2/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2018
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2 3/4
Easton
USSSA
SL18GX8
08/01/17
Drop 8

2018 Easton Ghost X USSSA Drop 8
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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: 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2017
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17. 2018 Raptor
2 5/8
/10
Rawlings
USA
US8R8
10/01/17
Drop 8

2018 Rawlings Raptor USA Drop 8
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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
1/5 Resell
Sizing: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2017
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