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Axe Bats

Axe has revolutionized the space of handles. When they started selling asymmetrical handles 10 years ago or so they were laughed at. Now, at least a couple of wood bat companies have tried to create their own. We’ve been here all along and reviewed just about every bat they’ve ever produced. You can find those below.

Score Year League Drop Model Price MOI Relevant Sizes Demand Player Rating Tech Specs Performance Stiffness Durability Barrel Profile Resell Diameter Sizes Type Serial Release
2023 USSSA 8 Axe Avenge Pro 399 Light+ 4 4 5 5 5 2 3 5 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 TPC L173I 05/24/22
2023 USSSA 5 Axe Avenge Pro 399 Mid 4 4 5 5 5 2 4 5 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 TPC L173K 05/24/22
2023 USSSA 10 Axe Avenge Pro 399 Light+ 5 4 5 5 5 2 4 5 4 2 3/4 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 TPC L148K 05/24/22
2022 USA 11 Axe Hero Hyperspeed 100 Light+ 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 2 5/8 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 SPA L196J 08/01/21
2022 BBCOR 3 Axe Avenge Pro Hybrd PWR 400 Light+ 4 3 5 5 5 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 31, 32, 33, 34 Hyb. L130JP-PWR 08/01/21
2022 BBCOR 3 Axe Avenge Pro Hybrid 400 Light+ 4 3 5 5 5 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 31, 32, 33, 34 Hyb. L130JP 08/01/21
2022 BBCOR 3 Axe Elite One Pro PWR 300 Mid+ 4 3 5 5 5 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 32, 33, 34 SPA L137JP-PWR 08/01/21
2022 BBCOR 3 Axe Avenge Pro 450 Mid 4 4 5 5 5 2 4 4 4 2 5/8 31, 32, 33 TPC L146J 08/01/21
2022 BBCOR 3 Axe Avenge Pro PWR Handle 450 Mid 4 4 5 5 5 2 4 4 4 2 5/8 31, 32, 33 TPC L146J-PWR 08/01/21
2022 BBCOR 3 Axe Elite One Pro 300 Mid+ 3 3 5 5 5 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 32, 33, 34 SPA L137JP 08/01/21
2022 USA 10 Axe Elite One 200 Mid 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 2 2 2 5/8 27, 28, 29, 30 SPA L185J 08/01/21
2022 USA 10 Axe Avenge Pro 350 Mid+ 4 4 4 5 5 2 4 5 3 2 5/8 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC L142JP 08/01/21
2022 USSSA 10 Axe Avenge Pro 350 Light+ 4 3 4 5 4 3 3 5 3 2 3/4 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 TPC L148J 08/01/21
2022 USSSA 10 Axe Elite One 200 Light+ 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31 SPA L143J 08/01/21
2022 USSSA 10 Axe Elite One 100 Light 3 2 4 4 4 3 4 2 2 2 3/4 26, 27 SPA L165J 08/01/21
2022 USSSA 5 Axe Avenge Pro 350 Mid+ 3 3 4 5 5 3 3 4 3 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 TPC L199J 08/01/21
2022 USSSA 8 Axe Avenge Pro 350 Mid+ 4 4 4 5 5 3 3 4 3 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 TPC YB22ZILLA8 08/01/21
2021 USSSA 8 Axe Avenge Pro 350 Light 3 3 5 5 5 3 3 5 3 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 TPC L173J 08/01/20
2021 BBCOR 3 Axe Elite One 300 Heavy 5 3 4 5 5 4 5 2 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 SPA L137H 08/01/20
2021 USA 11 Axe Elite One Hyperspeed 200 Mid 5 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 3 2 1/2 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 SPA L192J 08/01/20
2021 BBCOR 3 Axe Elite One 300 Heavy 5 3 4 5 5 4 5 2 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 SPA L137J 08/01/20
2021 BBCOR 3 Axe Elite One SE Pro 300 Heavy 3 3 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 32, 33, 34 SPA L137J-PWR 08/01/20
2021 USA 10 Axe Avenge 350 Mid+ 4 3 4 5 5 2 4 5 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC L142J 08/01/20
2021 USSSA 10 Axe Elite One JBB 100 Light 3 3 5 5 4 4 4 2 2 2 3/4 26, 27 SPA L165JBB 08/01/20
2020 USSSA 10 Axe Elite One 200 Light 4 2 4 5 4 4 5 2 2 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 SPA L143H 08/01/19
2020 Wood 3 Axe Axe Bats 200 5 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 2 5/8 , Wood AxeWood 08/01/20
2020 BBCOR 3 Axe Elite One 300 Heavy 4 3 5 5 5 4 5 2 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 SPA L137I 08/01/19
2020 USSSA 10 Axe Elite One 180 Mid+ 4 2 4 5 4 4 5 2 2 2 5/8 28, 29, 30, 31 SPA L149H 08/01/19
2020 USA 8 Axe Elite One 200 Light 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 2 2 2 5/8 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 SPA L139H
2020 USA 10 Axe Elite 200 Mid+ 5 3 4 5 4 5 4 4 1 2 5/8 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 SPA L185H 08/01/19
2019 USSSA 10 Axe Avenge 300 Light+ 4 3 4 5 4 2 4 4 3 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 TPC L148G 08/01/18
2019 USSSA 10 Axe Elite One 200 Mid 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 3 2 3/4 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 SPA L143G 08/01/18
2019 USA 11 Axe Origin 130 Mid 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 2 3 2 5/8 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 SPA L132G 08/01/18
2019 BBCOR 3 Axe Elite One 300 Heavy 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 2 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 SPA L137G 08/01/18
2019 USSSA 10 Axe Origin 100 Light+ 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 2 3 2 5/8 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 SPA L144G 08/01/18
2019 USA 8 Axe Elite One 200 Light+ 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 2 2 2 5/8 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 SPA L139G 08/01/18
2017 USSSA 10 Axe MB50 129 Light+ 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 2 2 5/8 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 SPA AXEMB50USSSA
2017 BBCOR 3 Axe Hyperwhip Fusion 299 Light+ 5 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 2 2 5/8 31, 32, 33, 34 SPA AXEHYPER2017 11/04/16
2017 BBCOR 3 Axe Elite 199 Mid 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 2 2 5/8 31, 32, 33, 34 SPA 2017AXEELITEBB
2017 USSSA 9 Axe Elite 199 Mid 4 2 3 5 4 4 5 3 2 2 5/8 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 SPA 2017AXEELITEBB
2017 USSSA 5 Axe Elite 199 Mid+ 3 2 4 5 4 4 5 3 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA 2017AXEELITEBB
2017 BBCOR 3 Axe Element 149 Mid 3 2 4 5 4 4 5 2 2 2 5/8 31, 32, 33, 34 SPA AXEELEMENT2016
2017 USSSA 10 Axe Element 149 Mid 3 1 3 5 3 4 5 2 2 2 5/8 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 SPA AXEELEUSSSA2016US
2016 USSSA 10 Axe Elite 199 Mid 2 2 4 5 4 3 4 2 2 2 5/8 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 SPA
Overall Ratings

The overall rating uses seven different weighted metrics to determine our overall score. Half of total rating comes from the player and our exit speed tests (Player Rating: 25%, Performance: 25%).The other categories are Relevance (20%), Demand (10%), Durability (10%), Resell Score (5%), and Tech Specs (5%).

(UR) Un Rated: An overall rating of UR means the bat has yet to be fully rated. When it is, this score will update.

(PlaRa) Player Rating: We measure player rating from user reviews. Those users include our own hitters that we test at the lab as well as reviews we find online.

(ExVe) Performance: Performance measures the exit speeds and distances we capture in our hitting lab with HitTrax using these bats.

(Relv) Relevance: We measure the number of sizes and the MOI of the bat. Bats with a wider range of options get a better score.

(Dmnd) Demand: Demand is measured by consumer sentiment and the buzz around the bat.

(Drb) Durability: A bat’s durability is measured by user reviews as well as feedback from manufacturers.

(ReSl) Resell Score: Based on the price the bats go for used. Higher prices mean greater user demand which means, generally, a better bat. A resell value closer to its original price means a higher score.

(Tech) Tech Specs: We rate the bat on its technological advancements from previous years and compared to the industry at large. This is our chance to reward companies who are trying to innovate.
MOI
MOI or Mass Moment of Inertia is a measurement of bat swing weight. This quantifies how difficult it is to swing a bat. The industry often refers to this as things like End Load or Balanced but those words have been overused to the point of meaninglessness. We measure the actual swing weights of each bat we test using the industry-standard pendulum period, balance point, and scale weight. You can read more about that here.
Price
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
Type
The types of bats are single-piece alloy (SPA), two-piece composite (TPC), single-piece composite (SPC), hybrid (Hyb.), and wood (Wood). Hybrid bats are made of composite handles and alloy barrles.
Date
The estimated date the bat began distribution.

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