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Best BBCOR Bat for Power Hitters Bat (Fastpitch too!)

After testing, here are the Best BBCOR Bat for Power Hitters Bat (Fastpitch too!) our players and parents found.

Updated: February 12, 2021 | by Brian Duryea | @BatDigest

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DeMarini The Goods

If you want a great feel, big barrel, end-loaded swing and the most popular bat on the planet (for 2021) then The Goods from DeMarin is the your best power hitter's bat.

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Easton Ghost Advanced Drop 8

We think the Easton Ghost Advanced in a drop 8 or 9 is the best fastpitch bat for power hitters. It's endloaded and packs a serious punch.

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Dicks Sporting Goods
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DeMarini CF Drop 5

Although others have closed the gap, DeMarini's USSSA CF in a drop 5 is the undisputed power hitters bat for youth players. It's ball killer and has been since its 2017 debut.

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Dicks Sporting Goods
340 Amazon Reviews
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Update February 12, 2021:

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DeMarini Easton DeMarini
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The Goods Ghost Advanced Drop 8 CF Drop 5
$399.99 $449.95 $349.99
4/5 4.7/5 5/5
Stiff, Big Barrel, Endloaded Swing Big Barrel, Crazy Fast Pop, End Loaded Huge Barrel, Top End Performance, Legendary

Best BBCOR Bat for Power Hitters Bat (Fastpitch too!)

Best BBCOR Bat - Power Hitters
Best BBCOR Bat - Power Hitters

1. Best BBCOR Bat - Power Hitters

The Goods

Details Rating: 4/5 | Features: Stiff, Big Barrel, Endloaded Swing | Price: $399.99
Reasons to Buy
  • Great Barrel
  • Fantastic Feel
  • End Load
  • Great User Feedback
  • End Loaded
Reasons to Avoid
  • Expensive
  • End Loaded
  • Still Controlled by BBCOR Standards

The power hitters among us tend to prefer stiff bats and end-loaded swings. For them, rarely is a soft on the hands and big barrel approach what they tend to be looking for. Hence, our favorite BBCOR power hitter's bat is the 2021 DeMarini The Goods.

The Goods is in the top 20% of swing weights for the 2021 class and uses an upgraded connection over an older bat like the Voodoo Balanced to give it a very stiff feel. Big hitters love the feel, look and power.

Best Fastpitch Bat Power Hitters
Best Fastpitch Bat Power Hitters

2. Best Fastpitch Bat Power Hitters

Ghost Advanced Drop 8

Details Rating: 4.7/5 | Features: Big Barrel, Crazy Fast Pop, End Loaded | Price: $449.95
Reasons to Buy
  • End Loaded
  • World-Class Performance
  • Drop 8 and 9 Options
Reasons to Avoid
  • Not Durable
  • Not Inexpensive

The Easton Ghost Advanced is the perfect end-loaded bat except for its durability. The bat can hit tanks, and any big hitter who has used it can attest. However, the bat, even in its heavier drops, appears to suffer from some durability issues.

With that said, if you are willing to buy a bat knowing that it might very well break, knowing full well that, before that happens, you'll hit the screws out of the ball, then we think the Easton Ghost Advanced in a drop 8 or 9 is the best bat for power hitters.

At a minimum, make sure you buy the bat with a warranty. (So, from an authorized dealer).

Best USSSA Bat for Power Hitters
Best USSSA Bat for Power Hitters

3. Best USSSA Bat for Power Hitters

CF Drop 5

Details Rating: 5/5 | Features: Huge Barrel, Top End Performance, Legendary | Price: $349.99
Reasons to Buy
  • Massive Performance
  • Huge Barrel
  • Fantastic Ratings
  • Undisputed Champ of USSSA
Reasons to Avoid
  • Expensive
  • Cliche’

The drop 5 DeMarini CF stands as the best power hitters bat in the youth baseball space. Everyone who has hit it loves. If you can swing it you should swing it. Other bats have closed the gaps in the last several years, but it still reigns supreme.

The best part about the drop 5 version of the CF is that the added bulk makes it more durable. Whereas the drop 10 is notorious for breaking too soon, the drop 5 rarely does and, once worked in, can drop bombs for a season or two. Rarely has any bat held its value in the secondary market as well as the drop 5 CF from DeMarini.

After over 4,000 swings of testing performance baseball bats we have decided on the bat most power hitters should choose. In BBCOR, we love Marucci’s CAT 7 Connect; USA Bat then we pick the Easton Beast X Hybrid; USSSA Big Barrel we would pick up the drop 5 CF Zen.

If you do NOT struggle for bat speed, then keep on reading.

Our USSSA Pick

Best Power Hitters Bat

The drop 5 version of the 2019 CF Zen felt the best in our hitters hands, absolutely smoked baseballs and gets the best wide range of user ratings. If you do not struggle for bat speed, and play in a USSSA baseball speed, you will be a better hitter with this bat.

Our BBCOR Pick

Best Bat for Power Hitter

One of our favorite BBCOR bat hits the Marucci CAT 7 Connect has a perfect end load with the seriously big hitting High School and collegiate player in mind.

Our USA Bat Pick

Best Power Hitters' Bats

Although this bat should be categorized as a drop 8 instead of a drop 10 it absolutely rakes. We rate it as the best overall USA Bat too.

Our Used Bat Pick

Best Power Hitters Bat

If you would rather search the used market fora  big hitting BBCOR bat then we suggest the 2017 Easton Z-Core XL. This is a big hitting monster of a bat. Single piece and a good price are hard to pass up for the home run king.

 

Our Fastpitch Pick

Best Power Hitters' Fastpitch Bat

One of our favorite BBCOR bat hits the Marucci CAT 7 Connect has a perfect end load with the seriously big hitting High School and collegiate player in mind.

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Best Power Hitter’s Bat Size Suggestions

Rank | Size Brand Model Category Rating Price
1 | 32/27 DeMarini 2019 CF Zen BBCOR 5/5 $$$$
2 | 34/31 Marucci 2018 CAT 7 USSSA/Big Barrel 4/5 $$$
3 | 32/22 Easton Beast X Hybrid USA Bat 4/5 $$$

Power Hitter Bat Sizes

Best Power Hitters' Bats

In terms of sizing for power hitters, we think the bigger the better. You can use our bat size chart to get you started. But, if you find yourself not at the heaviest/longest version of the bat you are interested in and are a true power hitter, size up an inch or two.

Why the CAT 7 Connect for a BBCOR Power Hitter?

Our BBCOR Pick

Best Bat for Power Hitter

One of our favorite BBCOR bat hits the Marucci CAT 7 Connect has a perfect end load with the seriously big hitting High School and collegiate player in mind.

We are in love with the Marucci CAT 7. And the CAT 8 looks promising too. But the CAT 7 connect is made specifically for big time hitters. It uses the same sweet singing barrel but also adds some weight in the end cap to make it a true end loaded swing.

The two piece design feels fantastic. Customer reviews on the bats have been nothing short of fantastic across the board. In fact, after scouring the interments, we can’t find a single bad review on the bat.

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Best Power Hitters Bat

As well, the swing weight of the BBCOR CAT 7, although not considered end loaded, is not as light as the two piece composite “balanced” bats in the BBCOR space. It runs about 5% heavier than the lightest swinging BBCOR bats. A heavier swing is what power hitters want.

See our full Marucci CAT 7 Connect Review.

Why the CF Zen Drop 5 for the Best USSSA Power Hitters Bat?

Our USSSA Pick

Best Power Hitters Bat

The drop 5 version of the 2019 CF Zen felt the best in our hitters hands, absolutely smoked baseballs and gets the best wide range of user ratings. If you do not struggle for bat speed, and play in a USSSA baseball speed, you will be a better hitter with this bat.

Although still early in the 2018 season, DeMarini released the CF Zen for 2019 due to some foreseeable banning problems with the 2018 version.

The drop 5 version of the CF Zen in 2019 is an absolute bomb maker. Hitter’s loved the feel on hits and mishits, the end loaded balance of the stick and the very large barrel.

See our full 2019 DeMarini CF Zen Review.

Why the Easton Beast X Hybrid USA BAt for the Best USA Power Hitters Bat?

Our USA Bat Pick

Best Power Hitters' Bats

Although this bat should be categorized as a drop 8 instead of a drop 10 it absolutely rakes. We rate it as the best overall USA Bat too.

We consider the Easton Beast X Hybrid the best USA Bat on the market today. After hitting with it among several different players, measuring its exit speed and barrel size as well as reading online reviews we can’t get enough of this bat.

However, the only draw back (aside from the price) is the bat’s swing weight. It simply swings very heavy for a drop 10 and, we think, should be considered a drop 8 bat. That said, if you can swing it then you should be swinging it in USA baseball.

See our full 2019 Easton Beast X Hybrid Review.

Best Power Hitter’s Bat Sources

Best Power Hitter's Bat

Some weeks ago, we wrote an article called the Best Bat For Home Runs. It differs in results with this article whose focus is more for the power hitter’s among us. But, no doubt, the two are very similar and both this Voodoo One and the Axe Avenge are big hitter’s dreams.

Used Bat Options for the Best Power Hitter

Our Used Bat Pick

Best Power Hitters Bat

If you would rather search the used market fora  big hitting BBCOR bat then we suggest the 2017 Easton Z-Core XL. This is a big hitting monster of a bat. Single piece and a good price are hard to pass up for the home run king. This bat is available only in BBCOR. Those in the USSSA bat space should find an old XL1 from Easton.

As we state in every best bat article we write, we make no over the top statements that the best bat on this list is the best bat for everyone. Indeed, we don’t even argue the bats above are the best power hitter’s bat for those in the power hitter’s space. Rather, our experience is that we, and many others, like these bats a lot in their defined space.

There are at least a few other used/older bats worth considering too.

Easton’s Z-Core XL is likely the most similar bat to the Voodoo One. It is also a single piece aluminum bat with an endload. The XL’s barrel is physically larger than the Voodoo One. It serves the same purpose as the Voodoo one and is a great fit for players in the Aluminum Log space. So, why not the top Spot? Simply because it does not come in a drop 10 Big Barrel like the Voodoo One.

Price check the Z-Core XL. See our full Easton Z-Core XL Review.

 

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