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This page documents the over 1,000 bat reviews we’ve performed since this sites inception in late 2014.

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Baseball Bat Reviews

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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
Marucci
USSSA
MSBCC98
10/01/20
Drop 8

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect USSSA Drop 8
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The 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect in a drop 8 USSSA might be our favorite USSSA bat of the year. It swings great, has a fantastic balance, and hits the ball as hard (or harder) than any other USSSA drop 8 on the market. The price point and durability compared to the CF make it a really compelling choice. Hitters looking for a durable drop 8 bat with top performance, a good price, and a great two-piece feel should like the CAT 9 Connect a lot.

The 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect in a drop 8 USSSA might be our favorite USSSA bat of the year. It swings great, has a fantastic balance, and hits the ball as hard (or harder) than any other USSSA drop 8 on the market. The price point and durability compared to the CF make it a really compelling choice. Hitters looking for a durable drop 8 bat with top performance, a good price, and a great two-piece feel should like the CAT 9 Connect a lot. 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: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
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2 5/8
Easton
USA
YBB20ADV8
09/01/19
Drop 8

2020 Easton ADV 360 USA Drop 8
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8.7
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B 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: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: September 1, 2019
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