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By Bat Digest | Last Updated August 3, 2022
The 2022 Easton Ghost Double Barrel comes in a drop 11, 10, 9, and 8. This is an all-association bat (meaning you can use it wherever you want). Easton changed the bat’s outside barrel to a new “sonic” composite. It has the same sound, but they claim it is more durable (although it doesn’t appear it did). They’ve also changed up the connection piece—this is the same one they use in baseball, and the hope is there won’t be as much wobble. Expect drop 10 and 11 to swing lighter with a different end cap than the drops 8 or 9 for bigger hitters.
The differences between the Ghost
Bats like the LXT, Ghost Advanced, CF, and Xeno are all similar types of bats to the Ghost Double Barrel. Of course have their unique feature. But all of them are two-piece composite bats with a big barrel and excellent performance.
A handful of upgrades to this 2022 Ghost Double Barrel version of the bat compared to the 2021. In particular, Easton upgraded the outer barrel and connection piece to help improve durability. Reviews don’t show they fixed it much, although it might be better than the 2021 Easton Ghost Double Barrel.
The Easton Ghost Double Barrel is most easily confused with the Easton Ghost Advanced. The Advanced has some upgraded features that make it worth the upgrade. The changes in the barrel wall and connection piece give the ADvanced better ratings—although both bats struggle with durability.
The overall rating uses seven different weighted metrics to determine our overall score. Half of total rating comes from the player and our exit speed tests (Player Rating: 25%, Performance: 25%).The other categories are Relevance (20%), Demand (10%), Durability (10%), Resell Score (5%), and Tech Specs (5%).
*: When a bat is denoted by a star (*) it is a preliminary rating. Expect it to be updated as we learn more about the bat and gather more data.
(PlaRa) Player Rating: We measure player rating from user reviews. Those users include our own hitters that we test at the lab as well as reviews we find online.
(ExVe) Performance: Performance measures the exit speeds and distances we capture in our hitting lab with HitTrax using these bats.
(Relv) Relevance: We measure the number of sizes and the MOI of the bat. Bats with a wider range of options get a better score.
(Dmnd) Demand: Demand is measured by consumer sentiment and the buzz around the bat.
(Drb) Durability: A bat’s durability is measured by user reviews as well as feedback from manufacturers.
(ReSl) Resell Score: Based on the price the bats go for used. Higher prices mean greater user demand which means, generally, a better bat. A resell value closer to its original price means a higher score.
(Tech) Tech Specs: We rate the bat on its technological advancements from previous years and compared to the industry at large. This is our chance to reward companies who are trying to innovate.
MOI or Mass Moment of Inertia is a measurement of bat swing weight. This quantifies how difficult it is to swing a bat. The industry often refers to this as things like End Load or Balanced but those words have been overused to the point of meaninglessness. We measure the actual swing weights of each bat we test using the industry-standard pendulum period, balance point, and scale weight. You can read more about that here.
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
The types of bats are single-piece alloy (SPA), two-piece composite (TPC), single-piece composite (SPC), hybrid (Hyb.), and wood (Wood). Hybrid bats are made of composite handles and alloy barrles.
The estimated date the bat began distribution.