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Easton’s ADV, the grandchild of the S1 and Ghost series of bats, is a collection of two-piece composites with a generally light swing, big barrel, and softer feel on impact. These bats are in the wheelhouse of what most younger and growing players expect at the plate. As well, some older hitters that like the big barrel and less stiff connection piece really like the ADV. These are perennial winners at the BBCOR and USA level.

Easton ADV

2021 Easton ADV 360 Drop 11


Our favorite USA bat from last year is back again in the Easton ADV 360. There are no changes between the 2020 and the 2021. However, COVID pushed new iterations of the USSSA and BBCOR ADV 360 to the backburner. Our expectation is we will see those for 2022. But, at a minimum, the success of the Easton ADV 360 Drop 11 in USA brought us a new colorway and fresh stock for 2021.

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2020 Easton ADV 360


Our 2020 Easton ADV 360 review is glowing. In BBCOR, behind the Meta, it rates out one of our favorite two-piece composite bat for 2020. The fact it’s $50 cheaper makes it very attractive. For USA, the drop 11 is legit. Winning our favorite USA Bat. It swings as heavy as some drop 10 bats, so don’t oversize it. The drop 10 isn’t terrible, but we prefer the Ultra Light Launch Comp in the 11. The ADV 360 in USSSA is robust with a perfect swing, big barrels, and the Power Boost knob. All in all, the 2020 Easton ADV 360 line may be the best overall bat line for 2020.

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2020 Easton Ghost Advanced


As a late-season addition, Easton adds a 2020 fastpitch bat to improve upon the Double Barrel Line called the Ghost Advanced. We spent time with the drop 8 and drop 10 Easton Ghost Advanced for 2020. It is, like its predecessor, an end-loaded fastpitch bat with a big barrel and a great feel. We have no doubt those who loved the Double Barrel will enjoy the Advanced too. The addition of the Power Boost knob (a rubber knob end) and improved composite are all plusses. Smaller hitters who prefer more bat speed won’t like it as much–although a drop 11 Ghost Advanced does give them some options.

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2019 Easton Project 3 ADV


Easton’s top end bat for 2019 is called the Project 3 ADV. The ADV comes with a few features we’ve yet to ever see on other bats including a Power Boost knob and an improvement in the connective piece.

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