We tested exit speeds and feedback for over 1,500 swings on USA Baseball Bats from 2018 to 2024. The 2023 Easton ADV 360 and the 2022 DeMarini CF (drop 10) top our list for 2024. But, considering budget, we think the Marucci CAT Connect is a great pick. We are also fans of The Goods in the Hybrid category and, for the best value, the Marucci F5 or the older Slugger Solo.
Post-2023 LLWS, we’ve updated our top USA bat picks going into February 2024. While the 2023 ADV 360 (drop 10) remains our favorite, bats like Marucci’s CAT Connect (drop 11) and F5 (drop 10) are also impressive. DeMarini’s Hybrid The Goods and Warstic’s Bonesaber are among our favorites, too. We also added the Moxie for a cheap but legitimate option in 2024 USA. Manufacturers have pulled back on new releases in this category as they reel from overstock during the pandemic years and the general move for serious players into USA ball.
As February 2024 rolls in, our list of top USA bats remains largely unchanged from the end of 2023. The USA baseball scene hasn’t grown significantly since transitioning to USA bats. With manufacturers scaling back on new releases and innovations in the USA bat market, options specifically for 2024 are pretty limited. As such, many of our favorite USA bats are 2023 or later models.
11 Best USA Bats we hit the FARTHEST (February 2024) Write Ups
What is the Right Bat Size
The right bat size is significant. We’ve said it and will repeat it here to get the proper bat size before reaching the ‘best’ bat. If your size is not available in the ‘best bat,’ find a bat with the correct size.
Also, note that bat size is a question about swing weight. It would be best if you were not concerned about the length and drop, as you are the correct swing weight—which is determined by the weight distribution within the bat. Bats of the same length are NOT created equal. You can read more about swing weights and the correct bat size here.