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USA Drop 13 Bat Reviews

We’ve hit every USA (aka Little League) bat from 2018 through 2022. Individual reviews for USA Drop 13 bats are below. You can also find what we think are the best USA bats here.
Bats denoted with an asterisks(*) are “Reviews in Progress.” See the definition of the ratings here. Click column headers to sort.

Score Year League Bat Drop Model Price MOI Relevant Sizes Demand Player Rating Tech Specs Performance Stiffness Durability Barrel Profile Resell Diameter Sizes Type Serial Release
2020 USA 13 Louisville Slugger Solo SPD 180 Light 5 5 2 3 4 4 4 2 3 2 5/8 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 SPA WTLUBSSM1320 09/15/19
2020 USA 13 Easton Alpha 360 130 Light 3 2 4 2 4 4 3 3 3 2 1/2 27, 28, 29, 30 SPA YBB20AL13 09/01/19
2020 USA 13 Easton Speed Comp 190 Light 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 2 2 2 5/8 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 SPA YBB20SPC13 09/01/19
2022 USA 13 Easton Speed 180 Mid+ 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 1 2 2 5/8 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 SPA YBB22SPC13 10/07/21
Overall Ratings

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
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.
Price
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
Type
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.
Date
The estimated date the bat began distribution.

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