For January 2024, our tests showed the top USSSA big barrel bat is the 2024 Easton Hype Fire (Drop 10). While durability might be a concern, many players and their parents prioritize hitting home runs over price. We’d highly recommend buying from authorized outlets for warranty protection. Other great options include Marucci’s CAT X Composite and DeMarini’s CF Mashup. Don’t overlook budget-friendly choices like Easton’s ALX and Maxum Ultra.
We get performance data from our bats directly from real USSSA hitters. And we use that data to find the best USSSA bats empirically. That is, we track thousands of swings from multiple players. We collect exit speeds, ball flight and survey data on a bat’s value, durability, performance, perception, popularity, and more. You can see the results below for 2024 bats (and all previous years); these are updated as the season rolls along.
2024 is upon us and the season for most is right around the corner. Winter workouts are in full swing. We didn’t change our ratings much from the end of last year as the Hype is still poppy. As the season gets underway and we receive thousands and thousands of user reviews and comments we will most certainly see some changes. But, for now, get cracking.
Best USSSA Bats 2024 (February Updates) Write Ups
What is the Right Bat Size
We think the right size bat is way more important than the right model bat. Never buy the wrong size in the model you or your player might believe is hottest. Our data shows that the most significant piece to determine exit speeds is the swing weight of a bat. It follows that fitting the right size to the right player is single most important piece of data to get right. You can see more on our bat size chart.
We don’t see any major changes to the USSSA line in the short run. However, some rumors suggest we’ll see a few new USSSA bats in October of 2023.
USSSA Bat Compression Data
USSSA compressions can be a distracting topic, and we’re cautious about showcasing minor fluctuations in compression ratings on a device and process with its level of flux. However, for those interested, we’d instead you get this from us, who are not involved in compression bat sales, knowing we aren’t trying to manipulate it to show a specific outcome or imply a particular result. Note that these are all drop 10 bats with varying degrees of “worked in.”