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2 5/8
Rawlings
USA
US1Q12
10/01/20
Drop 12

2021 Rawlings Quatro Pro USA Drop 12
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6.2
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
FLX+ Stiff
3/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
3/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
3/5 ExitVelo
2/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
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2 5/8
DeMarini
USA
WTDXUD221
08/01/20
Drop 10

2021 DeMarini Voodoo USA Drop 10
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8.9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF- Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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163. 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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164. 2021 Elite One Hyperspeed
2 1/2
7.5/10
Axe
USA
L192J
08/01/20
Drop 11

2021 Axe Elite One Hyperspeed USA Drop 11
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7.5
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
3/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
4/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: -inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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2 5/8
Axe
USA
L142J
08/01/20
Drop 10

2021 Axe Avenge USA Drop 10
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8.4
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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2 5/8
Mizuno
USA
YBB21HM10
08/01/20
Drop 10

2021 Mizuno Hot Metal USA Drop 10
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7.9
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B 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: -inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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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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168. 2021 Techzilla
2 3/4
8.2/10
Anderson
USSSA
YB21ZILLA8
08/01/20
Drop 8

2021 Anderson Techzilla 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
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: -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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170. 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 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MSBCCP95
10/01/20
Drop 5

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Composite USSSA Drop 5
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Well, we dare say they've done it. The 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Composite in a drop 5 is the first bat we've swung in a while that puts the DeMarini CF on notice. Maybe not as good as the CF in feel (hence the 9.4 score instead of a perfect 10), but oh so close. If you're looking for a different take on a drop 5 that isn't called the CF, then we think the Marucci CAT 9 Composite will do you justice. Light swing, huge barrel, fantastic feel, and exit speeds that rival the best in the business. Our hitters liked the drop 5 more than any other drop 5.

Well, we dare say they've done it. The 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Composite in a drop 5 is the first bat we've swung in a while that puts the DeMarini CF on notice. Maybe not as good as the CF in feel (hence the 9.4 score instead of a perfect 10), but oh so close. If you're looking for a different take on a drop 5 that isn't called the CF, then we think the Marucci CAT 9 Composite will do you justice. Light swing, huge barrel, fantastic feel, and exit speeds that rival the best in the business. Our hitters liked the drop 5 more than any other drop 5. Full Review

9.4
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF Stiff
5/5 Relevance
5/5 Demand
4/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
5/5 Resell
Sizing: 30, 31, 32-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
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172. 2021 Techzilla
2 3/4
8.5/10
Anderson
USSSA
YB21ZILLA10
08/01/20
Drop 10

2021 Anderson Techzilla USSSA Drop 10
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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
5/5 Durability
4/5 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
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 3/4
Marucci
USSSA
MSBCC910
10/01/20
Drop 10

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect USSSA Drop 10
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Marucci's CAT 9 Connect in a drop 10 USSSA is an absolute fire bat. We love the big barrel, light swing, and performance. We also love durability compared to some two-piece composites---although we did slightly dent the barrel on the drop 10. Generally, we think the drop 8 is a better choice if you can swing it. We'd rather drop an inch and add those two ounces (like from a 31/21 to a 30/22). But, if you're in the 29/19 or 30/20 world, the CAT 9 Connect might be the best overall value bat on the market.

Marucci's CAT 9 Connect in a drop 10 USSSA is an absolute fire bat. We love the big barrel, light swing, and performance. We also love durability compared to some two-piece composites---although we did slightly dent the barrel on the drop 10. Generally, we think the drop 8 is a better choice if you can swing it. We'd rather drop an inch and add those two ounces (like from a 31/21 to a 30/22). But, if you're in the 29/19 or 30/20 world, the CAT 9 Connect might be the best overall value bat on the market. Full Review

10
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
L+ 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-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
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2 3/4
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXG0Z21
08/01/20
Drop 10

2021 DeMarini The Goods One Piece USSSA Drop 10
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Although more expensive than we like to see single piece alloy bats in the USSSA youth space, we are big fans of the 2021 Drop 10 USSSA The Goods One Piece. It's got a great barrel profile, fantastic feel on hits, and good middle of the road swing weight. It has done very well in our exit speed tests, and we think it one of the better bats in the USSSA market this year. If you like single-piece bats in the drop 10 space, this one is a win. The only real downfall, aside from the fact we think it's $30 more expensive than it should be, is that it only comes in three lengths.

Although more expensive than we like to see single piece alloy bats in the USSSA youth space, we are big fans of the 2021 Drop 10 USSSA The Goods One Piece. It's got a great barrel profile, fantastic feel on hits, and good middle of the road swing weight. It has done very well in our exit speed tests, and we think it one of the better bats in the USSSA market this year. If you like single-piece bats in the drop 10 space, this one is a win. The only real downfall, aside from the fact we think it's $30 more expensive than it should be, is that it only comes in three lengths. Full Review

8.3
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF Stiff
3/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
2/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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2 3/4
DeMarini
USSSA
WTDXGO821
08/01/20
Drop 8

2021 DeMarini The Goods One Piece USSSA Drop 8
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Our hitters liked the drop 8 more than the drop 10. That added weight balance really helped to dampen the sting on mishit balls. But, to be sure, we wouldn't recommend the drop 8 if it were the wrong size. The 2021 Demarini The Goods USSSA drop 8 is a single-piece alloy with a good-sized barrel, balanced swing (for a drop 8), and top-end performance on our exit speed tests. Our review rates it

Our hitters liked the drop 8 more than the drop 10. That added weight balance really helped to dampen the sting on mishit balls. But, to be sure, we wouldn't recommend the drop 8 if it were the wrong size. The 2021 Demarini The Goods USSSA drop 8 is a single-piece alloy with a good-sized barrel, balanced swing (for a drop 8), and top-end performance on our exit speed tests. Our review rates it Full Review

8.7
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
STF Stiff
4/5 Relevance
3/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
2/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
5/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 23-inch
Release Date: August 1, 2020
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2 5/8
Victus
BBCOR
VCBN
11/01/20
Drop 3

2021 Victus Nox BBCOR
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The Victus Nox, for a first run bat, is fantastic. They claim the bat is endloaded, but our measurement showed it to be about average in the 33-Inch BBCOR market. The two-piece connection gives a semi-flexible feel on bad hits and feels great when you really dial it in. In terms of exit speeds, the bat did as well as anything in the BBCOR space---as most BBCOR bats perform really close to the limit. The Nox is for a hitter who wants a two-piece hybrid bat with a balanced swing. Victus uses a two-year release model, so the 2021 is the same as the 2020.

The Victus Nox, for a first run bat, is fantastic. They claim the bat is endloaded, but our measurement showed it to be about average in the 33-Inch BBCOR market. The two-piece connection gives a semi-flexible feel on bad hits and feels great when you really dial it in. In terms of exit speeds, the bat did as well as anything in the BBCOR space---as most BBCOR bats perform really close to the limit. The Nox is for a hitter who wants a two-piece hybrid bat with a balanced swing. Victus uses a two-year release model, so the 2021 is the same as the 2020. Full Review

9.1
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B MOI
Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
3/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
3/5 Resell
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: November 1, 2020
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2 5/8
Marucci
BBCOR
MCBCC9
10/01/20
Drop 3

2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect BBCOR
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The 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect in BBCOR is a two piece hybrid bat with a semi-flexible connection and a bit of an end load. We think it a great fit for the player who wants a hybrid but doesn't want the end load or stiffer feel of a bat like The Goods. As well, the barrel on the CAT 9 Connect is plenty large and it is one of our favorite BBCOR swings for 2021.

The 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect in BBCOR is a two piece hybrid bat with a semi-flexible connection and a bit of an end load. We think it a great fit for the player who wants a hybrid but doesn't want the end load or stiffer feel of a bat like The Goods. As well, the barrel on the CAT 9 Connect is plenty large and it is one of our favorite BBCOR swings for 2021. Full Review

9.3
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
B+ MOI
FLX+ Stiff
4/5 Relevance
4/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
5/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
4/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 31, 32, 33, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 1, 2020
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2 5/8
Louisville Slugger
BBCOR
WBL2465010
09/15/20
Drop 3

2021 Louisville Slugger Meta PWR BBCOR
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The 2021 Louisville Slugger Meta PWR is the Meta PWR with an extreme end load. The bat's MOI (swing weight) is in the top 10% of the industry for the given length. It's built for the big hitter who wants more mass in their two-piece composite. As such, the 31 and 32-inch don't make much sense to us. Those who want a 31 and 32-inch PWR should get an inch longer in the non-PWR version. The 31 and 34 are were not available at the bats' release, but we are told they will eventually be available.

The 2021 Louisville Slugger Meta PWR is the Meta PWR with an extreme end load. The bat's MOI (swing weight) is in the top 10% of the industry for the given length. It's built for the big hitter who wants more mass in their two-piece composite. As such, the 31 and 32-inch don't make much sense to us. Those who want a 31 and 32-inch PWR should get an inch longer in the non-PWR version. The 31 and 34 are were not available at the bats' release, but we are told they will eventually be available. Full Review

7.4
OVERALL/10
Bat Digest Ratings
H MOI
STF Stiff
1/5 Relevance
2/5 Demand
5/5 Ratings
4/5 Tech
5/5 ExitVelo
3/5 Durability
4/5 Resell
Sizing: 32, 33-inch
Release Date: September 15, 2020
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