We put together some of the best light-swinging bats in the industry in this best-balanced bat list. In short, we like the Easton HYPE as the best USSSA drop 10 balanced bats, the CAT X from Marucci in BBCOR, and the PRISM from DeMarini in Fastpitch for your best-balanced bats.
Balanced bats have become an overused word in the industry, so it is hard to tell exactly what someone is looking for when they say the best ‘balanced’ bats. We think a ‘balanced’ bat is NOT an ultra-light swinging bat but, instead, something towards a light but most certainly not a heavy swing. Balanced is the sweet spot where most players can find utility in the bat of that swing weight. That said, we really like Easotn s2024 Hype Fire in a 2024 USSSA Drop 10, Marucci’s CAT X in BBCOR, DeMarin’s Prism for Fastpitch, and Easton’s ADV 360 in USA as our favorite balanced bats picked. If you want to dive in, try our AI bat picker to get a computer’s guess on your best bat.
Best Balanced Bats in Baseball and Fastpitch Write Ups
What is the Right Bat Size
As always, getting the right size bat is the most important part of all of this. A light swing isn’t for everyone, but it can be for you and your hitter. There is no other way to know but by trial and error.