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Best Bat for 7 Year Old

Updated August 4, 2022

By Bat Digest

In truth, the best bat for a 7-year-old should be more about getting the right size instead of getting the right bat model. Our experience is that swinging a bat forcefully is more important than any particular brand or model. We do like the Omaha, F5, and CAT for sure. They are significant bats with a good feel. But, most importantly, they come in the sizes most common for 7U—and that was our driving factors.

Updated August 4, 2022

We hit with the vast majority of 2020 baseball and fastpitch bats and have updated this article to reflect as much. As other bats are released throughout the year or as more feedback comes in to change our minds, we will update that information here. In the meantime, these are the best bats for 7U, according to us.

1. 2022 Marucci F5

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Certification: USSSA

Sizes: 25, 26, 27

Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Drop: 10

Swing Weight: Mid

Serial Number: MJBBF53

Original Price: $100

Release Month: October 2019

1. Best Bat for 7 Year Old

2022 Marucci F5 USSSA Drop 10
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It’s in the right size, has a great price point, looks wonderful, feels great and as long as your kid isn’t generating ton of swing speed (and who is at 7?) then he or she should love it. We think the 2022 Marucci F5 in JBB is the best bat for a 7 year old. For most, we’d recommend the 27/17, but a 26/16 will likely work just fine too.

4. 2022 Easton Maxum Ultra

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Certification: USSSA

Sizes: 25, 26, 27

Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Drop: 12

Swing Weight: Light

Serial Number: JBB22MX12

Original Price: $200

Release Month: October 2021

4. Best Drop 12 USSSA Bat for 7 Year Old

2022 Easton Maxum Ultra USSSA Drop 12
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$200

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Although we like a drop 10 more for 7-year-olds as it feels better on the hands (the added weight helps) we thin the 2022 Easton Maxum in a Junior Big Barrel drop 12 is a fantastic bat with a huge barrel, light swing, and as much plate coverage per swing weight as you can find in the 7-year-old space. Big fans and you can’t go wrong here.

2. 2022 Louisville Slugger Omaha

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Certification: USA

Sizes: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Drop: 10

Swing Weight: Mid

Serial Number: WBL2538010

Original Price: $110

Release Month: October 2021

2. Best USA Bat for 7 Year Old

2022 Louisville Slugger Omaha USA Drop 10
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$110

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The 2022 Slugger Omaha in a 26/16 or 27/17 is our favorite bat for a 7-year-old. Note, however, that this bat is a USA-certified bat and, if you really want the best pop and are in a USSSA league, then you might do better with our best USSSA 7-year-old bat below. Our experience, however, shows that at the age of 7 there is very little difference in the trampoline effect because hitters can’t generate the right type of speed to engage the barrel. In any case, we think the 2022 Slugger Omaha is the best bat for a 7-year-old

3. 2022 Easton Speed

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Certification: USA

Sizes: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Drop: 10

Swing Weight: Mid

Serial Number: YBB22SPD10

Original Price: $90

Release Month: October 2021

3. Best Cheap Bat for 7 Year Old

2022 Easton Speed USA Drop 10
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2022 Easton Speed

$90

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Let’s face it, at 7 years old there is very little a bat with high trampoline is going to accomplish. Players don’t generate the swing speed that engages the barrel as they should. And if you can’t engage the barrel to make the ball go boom, who cares? Just get a bat that works, looks good and can last. That’s the Easton Speed for you. This is a single piece bat with a good size barrel, good durability, a good look and, best yet, it won’t break the bank.

5. 2020 Easton ADV1 360

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Certification: USA

Sizes: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Drop: 12

Swing Weight: Light

Serial Number: YBB20ADV12

Original Price: $250

Release Month: September 2019

5. Best Drop 12 Bat For 7 Year Old

2020 Easton ADV1 360 USA Drop 12
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2020 Easton ADV1 360

$250

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Although we like to see 7-year-olds swinging a drop 10 as the weight ratio seems nicer on the hands-on mishits, if you must go a drop 12 then we like the ADV1 from Easton more than the Rawlings Threat—although both are really similar if we are being honest. If you are looking for the best bat for a 7-year-old that’s a drop 12–so maybe in the 27/15 range, then we think Easton’s ADV1 360 is the place to be.

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2022 Easton Maxum Ultra

4. Best Drop 12 USSSA Bat for 7 Year Old
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Why We Love the 2022 Maxum Ultra

Although we like a drop 10 more for 7-year-olds as it feels better on the hands (the added weight helps) we thin the 2022 Easton Maxum in a Junior Big Barrel drop 12 is a fantastic bat with a huge barrel, light swing, and as much plate coverage per swing weight as you can find in the 7-year-old space. Big fans and you can’t go wrong here.

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Specs

Certification: USSSA

Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Sizes: 25, 26, 27

Drop: 12

Serial Number: JBB22MX12

Release Month: October 2021

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2022 Marucci F5

1. Best Bat for 7 Year Old
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Why We Love the 2022 F5

It’s in the right size, has a great price point, looks wonderful, feels great and as long as your kid isn’t generating ton of swing speed (and who is at 7?) then he or she should love it. We think the 2022 Marucci F5 in JBB is the best bat for a 7 year old. For most, we’d recommend the 27/17, but a 26/16 will likely work just fine too.

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Certification: USSSA

Barrel Size: 2 3/4

Sizes: 25, 26, 27

Drop: 10

Serial Number: MJBBF53

Release Month: October 2019

Our Review:

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2022 Louisville Slugger Omaha

2. Best USA Bat for 7 Year Old
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Why We Love the 2022 Omaha

The 2022 Slugger Omaha in a 26/16 or 27/17 is our favorite bat for a 7-year-old. Note, however, that this bat is a USA-certified bat and, if you really want the best pop and are in a USSSA league, then you might do better with our best USSSA 7-year-old bat below. Our experience, however, shows that at the age of 7 there is very little difference in the trampoline effect because hitters can’t generate the right type of speed to engage the barrel. In any case, we think the 2022 Slugger Omaha is the best bat for a 7-year-old

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Certification: USA

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Sizes: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Drop: 10

Serial Number: WBL2538010

Release Month: October 2021

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2022 Easton Speed

3. Best Cheap Bat for 7 Year Old
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Why We Love the 2022 Speed

Let’s face it, at 7 years old there is very little a bat with high trampoline is going to accomplish. Players don’t generate the swing speed that engages the barrel as they should. And if you can’t engage the barrel to make the ball go boom, who cares? Just get a bat that works, looks good and can last. That’s the Easton Speed for you. This is a single piece bat with a good size barrel, good durability, a good look and, best yet, it won’t break the bank.

Amazon

Specs

Certification: USA

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Sizes: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32

Drop: 10

Serial Number: YBB22SPD10

Release Month: October 2021

Our Review:

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2020 Easton ADV1 360

5. Best Drop 12 Bat For 7 Year Old
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Why We Love the 2020 ADV1 360

Although we like to see 7-year-olds swinging a drop 10 as the weight ratio seems nicer on the hands-on mishits, if you must go a drop 12 then we like the ADV1 from Easton more than the Rawlings Threat—although both are really similar if we are being honest. If you are looking for the best bat for a 7-year-old that’s a drop 12–so maybe in the 27/15 range, then we think Easton’s ADV1 360 is the place to be.

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Certification: USA

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Sizes: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Drop: 12

Serial Number: YBB20ADV12

Release Month: September 2019

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What is the Right Bat Size

The right bat size for most 7-year-olds is a 27/17. We know this because we surveyed hundreds of parents of small players and found that 7-year-olds are most happy with a 27/17 and swing it most often. The next most popular bat was a 28/18 followed by the 26/16. However, the 28-inch 7-year-old swingers were not as happy with the bat size and thought it too heavy. We suggest you go for a 27/17 or 26/16. If you are looking at a bat that does not use a drop 10, then focus on the 16 and 17-ounce range instead of the 27 or 26-inch length. You can see more of that data on our bat size chart. (The drop is the numerical difference between the bat’s length in inches and weight in ounces. So, a 28/17 is a drop 11). Bat Size Chart for 7 Year Old

Bat Rumors

For the 7-year-old space, we don’t know of any particular rumors about bat options. Usually, as the holidays get closer, big companies drop some unique limited-edition versions of bats. They may be available in the 26 to 28-inch range. So, if you’re really into stuff, you might want to wait around. Expect to pay a premium for those things, though.

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