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In BBCOR and USSSA, we like the hype, in USA we like the ADV. The best ghost is the 2020 version (although it’s made of glass—not literally, figuratively). All in all, the best Easton bats are some of the best in their respective class. Easton takes bat-making seriously.
This article reviews the best Easton bat models across various categories. The Easton 360/Hype shines in BBCOR and USSSA, while the Easton Ghost dominates in Fastpitch. The ALX is recommended for stronger BBCOR hitters, and the Hype Comp performs well in USSSA. Youth players will find the Drop 10 Easton 360 the top choice, and the 2020 Easton Ghost is highly recommended in Fastpitch.
You can see each of our Easton Bat reviews here.
We consider the Easton 360/Hype as the best bats Easton Bat. It’s made considerable progress on the BBCOR front, has some legitimate options in USSSA, and is likely the best in the USA. In truth, though, the Easton Ghost in Fastpitch is their ‘best’ bat.
The Easton Ghost has been dominant in the fastpitch space since its arrival. Despite reasonable durability concerns, it is far and away the most popular bat out there in Fastpitch. As per the ‘best’ Easton Ghost, we think the 2020 version is pretty great—not because it is any more durable than the others but because, as of at least this writing, you can find it for the best deal. Will the bat break? Yes. But before that happens, it will be the best 500 swings you’ve ever put on a ball.
Easton has generally struggled in the BBCOR space, at least at the non-collegiate levels. The S1/XL1/Beast/360/Hype etc. have struggled to strike a chord with the general public. However, in the stronger hitting space, we like the ALX. It’s a stiff single piece with some heft, but it can bang. If you are convinced to get an Easton BBCOR and can handle some weight and a stiff feel, then the ALX is the winner.
Easton’s hype has come a long way against the DeMarini CF and Marucci CAT Composite. Five years ago, you wouldn’t have seen Eastons two-piece composite anywhere near the plate of competitive USSSA baseball. But, today, the Hype Comp has made considerable strides. It’s got a great feel, good sized barrel, and can hit it well.
This is the easiest decision on this list. The drop 10 Easton 360 in USA is a great bat, probably the ‘best’ in the USA, or at least close to it. It’s a huge barrel, light swing, and performs well. Easton puts their best foot forward as the iconic bat program from the Little League World Series.
As we point out, the best version of the Easton Ghost is probably the 2020. Nothing has happened in the last three years to improve it- except for its availability. But, last we checked, you could find this bat everywhere. If you don’t want it or can’t find it, the 2023 version of the bat is excellent too.
See our best fastpitch bats here.
This article concisely reviews the best Easton bat models across different categories. It highlights the Easton 360/Hype as a top choice for BBCOR and USSSA, while the Easton Ghost stands out in Fastpitch. The ALX is recommended for stronger hitters in BBCOR, and the Hype Comp performs well in USSSA. The Drop 10 Easton 360 is regarded as the best youth bat, and the 2020 Easton Ghost is highly recommended in Fastpitch. This review offers valuable insights for players seeking top-performing Easton bats in their respective leagues.