Disclaimer: This site uses affiliate links. Learn More.
By Bat Digest
Updated September 21, 2023
We'v spent years hitting, reviewing, and writing about alloy and aluminum bats. Your best will depend on your league and if you want a smoother feel of a hybrid or the stiffer feel of a single piece. Overall, we think the best alloy/aluminum bat is the CAT X for BBCOR, The Echo DMND alloy for fastpitch, and the F5 for USSSA and USA.
If you're seeking the top aluminum bat, it's likely because you 1) prefer a stiff feel, 2) play in cold climates and/or need durability, or 3) desire high performance without the composite cost. Accordingly, we've consolidated the leading aluminum bats from our BBCOR, USSSA, and USA rankings into this list. In our opinion, the CAT X in BBCOR, the Marucci DMND in drop 12, and the F5 for both USSSA and USA stand out as favorites. You can see our best composite bats list here.
As always, the best bat is the one that fits the best, not a particular model. So, pay particular attention to the right bat size. You can see more details on getting the right size bat here.