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World’s Hottest Bats | The Best Ever

Updated August 4, 2022

By Bat Digest

We have written so many best bat articles it makes our heads spin. But surprisingly, what we’ve yet to do is make a list of the world’s hottest bats. That is, what bats have been known to be the ‘most hot’ of all time and eternity. We put together the list of the hottest bats ever here.

Without surprise, many of those bats also made our illegal bats list. Obviously, this makes them illegal in most leagues. You may find a few leagues that welcome such crazy hot bats, don’t enforce rules, have no bat standards or where anything goes in a home run derby. In those cases, expect anyone with the above bats to do remarkably well, even if they are a weakling.

Updated August 4, 2022

We updated the world’s hottest bats ever list with the 2020 Meta in BBCOR and the 2020 Easton Ghost in fastpitch.

2. 2015 Miken Ultra II

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Certification: Slowpitch - USSSA

Sizes: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

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Swing Weight: Light+

Serial Number: MULTRAII15

Original Price: $250

Release Month: June 2015

2. Hottest Slowpitch Bat of All Time

2015 Miken Ultra II Slowpitch - USSSA Drop
2015 Miken Ultra II

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Over the years there have been several crazy hot bats in the slowpitch softball space. Pushing the limits on bat performance is felt nowhere more acutely than in men’s softball. Most of the world’s hottest softball bats are found in single-piece composites. And while many could make the top of our list, we like the Miken ULTRA II as the hottest softball bat in the universe. Do note, however, that the bat’s durability is terrible. But, while the handle is still attached to the barrel, expect to hit crazy monster bombs.

1. 2017 DeMarini CF Zen

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Certification: USSSA

Sizes: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32

Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Drop: 10

Swing Weight: Light+

Serial Number: WTDXCBZ17

Original Price: $

Release Month: August 2016

1. The Hottest USSSA Bat Ever

2017 DeMarini CF Zen USSSA Drop 10
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We discuss all our favorite USSSA Bats here, but the best of all time must be the 2017 DeMarini CF. We have no idea how this bat passed the test but by sheer incompetence. The thing is fire was banned mid-season. You can still find some versions of it online, often going for thousands of dollars.

3. 2020 Easton Ghost Advanced

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Certification: Fastpitch

Sizes: 32, 33, 34

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Drop: 9

Swing Weight: Mid

Serial Number: FP20GHAD9

Original Price: $450

Release Month: September 2019

3. The Hottest Fastpitch Bat Ever

2020 Easton Ghost Advanced Fastpitch Drop 9
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2020 Easton Ghost Advanced

$450

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Although anything after 500 hits is on borrowed time, those first 500 hits are remarkable. The bat is still legal, but it breaks so fast that few people get to wield its tremendous power for long enough. But, for those handfuls of hits that this bat has before it breaks, it is the hottest fastpitch bat we’ve ever tested, and most have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

4. 2019 Louisville Slugger Meta Prime

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Certification: BBCOR

Sizes: 31, 32, 33, 34

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Drop: 3

Swing Weight: Mid

Serial Number: WTLBBMTP9B3

Original Price: $500

Release Month: September 2018

4. Hottest BBCOR Bat Ever

2019 Louisville Slugger Meta Prime BBCOR Drop 3
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2019 Louisville Slugger Meta Prime

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Few BBCOR bats have broken the sound barrier of the performance standard and have been left under the radar even today. The BBCOR standard has done an excellent job of maintaining parity between bats. But somehow, someway, the 2019 Red META in BBCOR passed the test, and, even though it was recreated in a blue version for 2020 that was deemed illegal in its 33-inch, the red slugger Meta from 2019 is still legal. As far as we’ve ever tested, it is the hottest BBCOR bat of all time.

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World’s Hottest Bats | The Best Ever

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2017 DeMarini CF Zen

1. The Hottest USSSA Bat Ever
CF Zen Ratings
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Why We Love the 2017 CF Zen

We discuss all our favorite USSSA Bats here, but the best of all time must be the 2017 DeMarini CF. We have no idea how this bat passed the test but by sheer incompetence. The thing is fire was banned mid-season. You can still find some versions of it online, often going for thousands of dollars.

Amazon

Specs

Certification: USSSA

Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Sizes: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32

Drop: 10

Serial Number: WTDXCBZ17

Release Month: August 2016

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2015 Miken Ultra II

2. Hottest Slowpitch Bat of All Time
Ultra II Ratings
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Why We Love the 2015 Ultra II

Over the years there have been several crazy hot bats in the slowpitch softball space. Pushing the limits on bat performance is felt nowhere more acutely than in men’s softball. Most of the world’s hottest softball bats are found in single-piece composites. And while many could make the top of our list, we like the Miken ULTRA II as the hottest softball bat in the universe. Do note, however, that the bat’s durability is terrible. But, while the handle is still attached to the barrel, expect to hit crazy monster bombs.

JustBats

Specs

Certification: Slowpitch - USSSA

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Sizes: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Drop:

Serial Number: MULTRAII15

Release Month: June 2015

Our Review:

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2020 Easton Ghost Advanced

3. The Hottest Fastpitch Bat Ever
Ghost Advanced Ratings
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swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
swing weight meter
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Why We Love the 2020 Ghost Advanced

Although anything after 500 hits is on borrowed time, those first 500 hits are remarkable. The bat is still legal, but it breaks so fast that few people get to wield its tremendous power for long enough. But, for those handfuls of hits that this bat has before it breaks, it is the hottest fastpitch bat we’ve ever tested, and most have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Amazon

Specs

Certification: Fastpitch

Barrel Size: 2 1/4

Sizes: 32, 33, 34

Drop: 9

Serial Number: FP20GHAD9

Release Month: September 2019

Our Review:

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2019 Louisville Slugger Meta Prime

4. Hottest BBCOR Bat Ever
Meta Prime Ratings
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Why We Love the 2019 Meta Prime

Few BBCOR bats have broken the sound barrier of the performance standard and have been left under the radar even today. The BBCOR standard has done an excellent job of maintaining parity between bats. But somehow, someway, the 2019 Red META in BBCOR passed the test, and, even though it was recreated in a blue version for 2020 that was deemed illegal in its 33-inch, the red slugger Meta from 2019 is still legal. As far as we’ve ever tested, it is the hottest BBCOR bat of all time.

Amazon

Specs

Certification: BBCOR

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Sizes: 31, 32, 33, 34

Drop: 3

Serial Number: WTLBBMTP9B3

Release Month: September 2018

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