Bat Digest Awards List

The following are what we consider the best in the industry.

Bats of the Year Awards for 2024

We’ve ranked, rated, and reviewed bats and gear to guide your purchases since the early 2000’s. We’ve explored every outlet, tested every bat, and delved into every aspect of baseball and fastpitch (and then some). Our yearly awards stand out as some of the most esteemed in the industry, crafted from genuine player experiences and unbiased feedback. Explore our 2024 Bat Digest awards list below. Read more of our Best 2024 BBCOR, USSSA, USA, Fastpitch, and Glove takes.


Bat Digest Diamond Awards

For the 2024 season, the Diamond-level awards represent the highest-quality bats available. These bats excel in critical areas such as feel, feedback, performance, and overall value. They are suitable for a wide range of hitters, making them our most highly recommended choice for players across the league.

BBCOR Diamond

  • 2024 DeMarini Voodoo One
  • 2024 Easton Rope
  • 2024 Marucci CAT X Vanta
  • 2024 44 Pro Alloy XP
  • 2024 Warstic Bonesaber Hybrid

USSSA Diamond

  • 2024/23 Louisville Slugger Atlas
  • 2024 Marucci CATX
  • 2024 Rawlings ICON
  • 2024 Easton Hype Fire

USA Diamond

  • Marucci F5
  • Easton ADV 360
  • DeMarini The Goods

Fastpitch Diamond

  • Coming Soon

Bat Digest Gold Awards

The Gold Level Awards for 2024 include top-tier bats, gear, and related equipment. Although they may not have the broad appeal of Diamond level bats, they are highly recommended for players seeking specific bat types, swing weights, or feel. These awards are based on availability, player feedback, and accurate field-level testing testing results measured independently in our lab.


  • 2024 DeMarini The Goods
  • 2024 DeMarini The Goods One
  • 2024 Louisville Slugger Atlas
  • 2024 Marucci CAT X Vanta Composite
  • 2024 Marucci F5
  • 2024 Rawlings ICON
  • 2024 Rawling MACH AI
  • 2024 Victus Lev3
  • 2024 Warstic Bonesaber


  • 2024 Marucci CAT X Vanta Composite
  • 2024 DeMarini ZOA
  • 2024 Marucci CAT X Vanta

USA Gold

  • 2024 Warstic Bonesaber

Fastpitch Gold

  • Coming Soon

Bat Digest Industry Awards

At, we collaborate with industry experts to produce high-quality content. Our frequent interactions provide us with valuable insights into the bat industry, which benefits consumers less familiar with this field. Based on our experience, we have identified and grown to trust certain brands for their exceptional performance and reliability. For 2024, we have recognized these brands with our Bat Digest Industry Level awards.

Retailers of the Year

CloseoutBats, JustBats

Used Retailer of the Year


Value Innovator – 2024


Bat Company of the Year – 2024


Newcomer of the Year – 2024

44 Pro