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5 Forgotten Bats You Should Buy Right Now

5 Forgotten Bats You Should Buy Right Now

July 3, 2020 | by | @BatDigest

We are in the process of updating many of the bat reviews we’ve written over the years. In the process, we’ve run across a few bats no one has thought much about since their inception. Some of those forgotten bats are still for sale new in wrapper. Since the have fell off the marketing train many months ago the only real way to move these bats is to sell them at ridiculously low prices. Yet, even then, many of them sit getting no looks.

Sizing is often limited. But you might hit the jackpot.

Five bats, at the time of this writing, are ridiculously priced. People are currently spending several hundred dollars more for bats that aren’t much different than these. And, since we already own them, though we’d share the love to our readers in this ‘There’s Always a Deal if you Know Where to Look!’ pre-holiday episode.

So, get out your wallets a few days early, and go buy these bats.

1. Slugger 915 Drop 31/21 Drop 10

Slugger 915 Prime

We aren’t allowed to post Amazon prices. It’s this weird, long story, about how they only let big time sites post prices of theirs with special permission. We aren’t one of them. But, we can give you the link to go check yourself. Let’s just say this: four years ago people were paying 3x the amount of this bat and were happy to pay it. As of the time of this writing there were only 6 left.

The 915 Prime in a drop 10 is a perfectly reasonable bat. It might not have got the buzz the CF7 or Easton MAKO did in 2015, but it sure did hit the ball well. And it’s user ratings are just as good as any of those bats that sold out. If you need a 31/21 drop 10 USSSA bat then, seriously, what are you doing on this site still? Go get that thing.

Check It.

2. 2016 Easton Mako Torq XL BBCOR

2016 Easton Mako TORQ

Remember that one time your buddy bought that $450+ BBCOR bat for his kid when you bought the same bat for like $50. Then you bought a Lizard Skin or Vulcan grip for another $10 as to wrap up that dumb spinning handle? Then you laughed and laughed at him because he didn’t read before he bought his bat. And you took your $400 in small bills and threw it around your living room like one of those music videos?

That was awesome.

And if you didn’t want the XL version of the bat (or a 34 inch) you paid $10 more here.

Seriously, this is the dumbest BBCOR bat deal we have ever, ever seen. EVER.

“But Hal,” she says, “he swings a 32-inch.”

“Not anymore.”

Check It.

3. 2015 DeMarini CF7 Drop 8: 32/24

2015 DeMarini CF7 USSSA Review

While this is not the best price for a baseball bat, it is still over $300, the truth is we’d take the CF7 over any of the newer versions of this bat (or any drop 8 USSSA bat from 2019).

Something happened post CF7 where the bat go uber-hot but lost its durability too. The CF7 is a monster. The drop 8 gets rave reviews. And once this bat is sold out we’re not quite sure you’ll ever see a new one in wrapper again.

Sizing is limited, but my oh my this bat can swing. And although the price isn’t much lower than it’s original we think it a steal if you are looking for a top shelf bat in the drop 8 space for this coming year. We’d take this one, at this price point, over any other one the market today at their $350 price point.

Check It.

4. 2016 Easton S3 Big Barrel; 29/19

2016 Easton S3 Big Barrel

Well, the sizing is limited. But a 29/19 in an old 2016 Easton S3 for UNDER $50 is stupid.

If you bought 4 of these bats we’d be like, “Hey man, smart move.”

People were clamoring for this bat at $199 bucks like 24 months ago. And at the price it is now? Let’s just say we are considering convincing our boys that the right bat for them is a 29/19.

Check It.

5. 2016 DeMarini NVS Vexxum

2016 DeMarini NVS VExxum

Once again, this bat was solid three years ago. People were happy to pay full price as the reviews point out. Now, you can pretty much get it for the price of shipping. And, last we checked, it is still available in a 31 and 30 in drop 10’s.

Seriously, why are still reading this?

If you need a drop 10 bat this year then buy it before someone else does. This is a dumb price for a good bat that is on absolute blow out pricing right now. Similar bats this year in the USSSA space will cost you $249+.

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