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USSSA Drop 5 Bat Reviews

We’ve hit every USSSA (aka Big Barrel and Senior League) bat from 2021 through 2016. Individual reviews for USSSA Drop 5 bats are below. You can also find what we think are the best USSSA 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
2023 USSSA 5 * Rawlings Icon 400 Light+ 3 3 5 5 5 3 4 5 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC RUT3I5 11/07/22
2023 USSSA 5 DeMarini Zoa Glitch 400 Mid+ 4 5 4 5 5 3 4 5 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WBD2357 10/27/21
2023 USSSA 5 * Louisville Slugger Meta 400 Mid 4 3 5 5 5 2 4 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WBL2649010 11/15/22
2023 USSSA 5 * Louisville Slugger Select PWR 300 Mid 3 4 5 5 5 3 5 4 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 Hyb. WBL2653010 11/15/22
2023 USSSA 5 * Louisville Slugger Atlas 250 Mid 3 3 5 4 3 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA WBL2656010 11/16/22
2023 USSSA 5 * Easton Alpha ALX 280 Mid 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA SL23AL5 10/10/22
2023 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF Mashup 350 Mid+ 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCB5FE 10/27/21
2015 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF7 399 Light+ 4 5 5 5 5 3 4 5 5 2 3/4 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC DeMACF7USSSA5 07/01/15
2023 USSSA 5 Easton Black Magic 230 Mid 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 2 3/4 31, 32 SPA SL23BM5 06/01/22
2023 USSSA 5 * Marucci CAT X Composite 400 Light+ 4 5 4 5 5 3 4 4 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC MSBCCPX5 08/09/22
2023 USSSA 5 * Marucci CAT X Connect 380 Mid+ 4 4 5 5 5 3 5 4 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 Hyb. MCBCCX5 08/09/22
2023 USSSA 5 * Marucci CAT X 280 Light+ 4 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 2 5/8 , SPA MSBCCX5 08/09/22
2017 USSSA 5 Axe Elite 199 Mid+ 3 2 4 5 4 4 5 3 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA 2017AXEELITEBB
2023 USSSA 5 Axe Avenge Pro 399 Mid 4 4 5 5 5 2 4 5 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 TPC L173K 05/24/22
2022 USSSA 5 Warstic Gunner 299 Mid+ 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 Hyb. MBGNR22GY5 11/11/21
2020 USSSA 5 Combat B2 Ultra 350 Light+ 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPC SL20B25 10/01/19
2022 USSSA 5 Rawlings Quatro Pro 350 Light+ 3 4 4 4 4 2 4 5 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 TPC UT2Q5 11/01/21
2022 USSSA 5 True Temper HZRDUS 300 Mid+ 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 2 3/4 31, 31.5, 32, 32.5, 33 Hyb. UT22HZRX5 11/01/21
2022 USSSA 5 True Temper Rake 300 Light+ 5 3 4 4 5 2 4 3 3 2 3/4 30, 30.5, 31, 31.5, 32, 32.5, 33 Hyb. UT22RKEX5 11/01/21
2018 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Select 718 300 Mid+ 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 Hyb. WTLUBS718B5 10/01/17
2020 USSSA 5 Mizuno B20-Hot Metal 180 Mid+ 3 2 3 2 5 4 5 2 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA 340518 08/01/19
2019 USSSA 5 Mizuno B19-HOT METAL Mid+ 3 2 3 2 5 4 5 2 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA 340497 08/01/18
2018 USSSA 5 Mizuno Generation Mid+ 3 2 3 2 4 4 5 2 1 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA 340440 10/01/17
2019 USSSA 5 Mizuno B19-MAXCOR CRBN Mid+ 3 2 2 5 4 2 4 4 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC 340483 08/01/18
2018 USSSA 5 Mizuno Maxcor Mid+ 3 1 2 5 4 2 4 4 1 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC 340431 08/01/17
2017 USSSA 5 Mizuno Generation 180 Mid+ 3 2 3 2 4 4 3 2 1 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA MZ96941TD5 08/01/16
2017 USSSA 5 Mizuno Covert 250 Mid+ 3 2 3 2 3 4 3 2 1 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA MZ49702TD5 08/01/16
2016 USSSA 5 Mizuno Generation 180 Mid+ 3 2 3 2 4 4 4 2 1 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA 340356 08/01/15
2016 USSSA 5 Easton S500 100 Mid+ 3 2 3 2 3 4 4 2 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA SL16S5005X
2016 USSSA 5 Easton XL3 200 Mid+ 4 5 5 3 5 4 4 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC SL16X35
2016 USSSA 5 Easton Mako XL 350 Mid+ 3 3 4 4 5 2 4 4 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC SL16MK5
2016 USSSA 5 Easton Mako Torq 400 Mid+ 3 4 5 5 5 2 4 4 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC SL16MKT5
2015 USSSA 5 Easton XL1 Comp 300 Mid+ 3 4 5 4 5 2 4 4 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC SL15X15
2015 USSSA 5 Easton Mako Torq 295 Mid 3 4 5 5 5 2 4 4 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC SL15MK5T
2018 USSSA 5 DeMarini Voodoo Mid+ 3 3 3 2 4 3 4 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 Hyb. WTDXVB518 10/01/17
2019 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Prime 919 350 Mid+ 3 3 4 4 4 2 4 3 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 TPC WTLSLP919X5 09/15/18
2019 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Omaha 519 180 Mid 3 3 4 2 4 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA WTLS0519B 09/15/18
2017 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 Mid+ 3 3 4 4 4 2 4 3 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WTLSLP9175 10/01/16
2017 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 Mid 3 3 4 2 4 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA WTLSL05175 10/01/16
2016 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 Mid 3 3 4 2 4 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA SL05165 10/01/15
2016 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Select 716 Mid+ 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 Hyb. SL7165 10/01/15
2016 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 Mid+ 3 3 4 4 4 2 4 3 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC SLP9165 10/01/15
2020 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Prime 350 Mid+ 3 3 4 4 4 2 3 4 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WTLSLP9B520 09/15/19
2020 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Omaha 180 Mid 3 3 4 2 4 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA WTLSLO5B520 09/15/19
2020 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF 350 Mid+ 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCB520 08/01/19
2020 USSSA 5 DeMarini Voodoo 250 Mid+ 3 3 3 2 4 3 4 3 3 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 Hyb. WTDXVB520 08/01/19
2019 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF Zen 350 Mid+ 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCB519 08/01/18
2019 USSSA 5 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced 250 Mid+ 3 3 3 2 4 3 4 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 Hyb. WTDXVB519 08/01/18
2017 USSSA 5 DeMarini Voodoo Mid+ 3 3 3 2 4 3 4 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 Hyb. WTDXVB517 08/01/16
2017 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF Zen Mid+ 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WTDXCB517 08/01/16
2016 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF8 Mid+ 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCF516 09/01/15
2016 USSSA 5 Demarini Voodoo Raw Mid+ 3 2 3 2 4 3 5 3 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 Hyb. WTDXVD516 09/01/15
2019 USSSA 5 Easton Ghost X Evolution Mid+ 3 3 4 4 5 2 4 4 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC SL19GXE58 08/01/18
2019 USSSA 5 Easton Beast Speed Mid+ 3 3 3 2 4 4 4 2 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA SL19BP58 08/01/18
2018 USSSA 5 Easton Beast X Mid+ 3 3 3 2 4 4 4 2 3 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 SPA SL18BX5 08/01/17
2018 USSSA 5 Easton Beast X Mid+ 3 3 3 2 4 4 4 2 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA SL18BX58 08/01/17
2018 USSSA 5 Easton Ghost X Light+ 3 3 4 4 5 2 4 4 3 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 TPC SL18GX5 08/01/17
2018 USSSA 5 Easton Ghost X Light+ 3 3 4 4 5 2 4 4 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC SL18GX58 08/01/17
2017 USSSA 5 Easton Mako Beast Mid+ 3 3 4 4 5 2 4 4 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC SL17MK5 08/01/16
2016 USSSA 5 Easton S500 Mid 3 3 2 1 4 4 4 3 2 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA SL16S5005 09/01/15
2017 USSSA 5 Easton XL3 Mid+ 3 5 5 2 5 4 4 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA SL17X35 08/01/16
2016 USSSA 5 Rawlings 5150 150 Mid 5 2 3 2 3 4 5 2 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 SPA SL5R5 10/01/15
2016 USSSA 5 Rawlings Velo 200 Mid+ 3 3 2 4 3 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA SLVR5 10/01/15
2017 USSSA 5 Rawlings 5150 134 Mid 5 2 3 2 3 4 5 2 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 SPA SL755 10/01/16
2017 USSSA 5 Rawlings Velo 200 Light+ 3 3 2 4 3 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA SL7V5 10/01/16
2018 USSSA 5 Rawlings Velo Hybrid 200 Light+ 3 3 2 4 3 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA UT8534 10/01/17
2019 USSSA 5 Rawlings Velo 200 Light+ 3 3 2 4 3 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA UT9V5 10/01/18
2020 USSSA 5 Rawlings VELO ACP 250 Light+ 3 3 2 4 3 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA UTZV5 10/01/19
2015 USSSA 5 Marucci CAT 6 200 Mid+ 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 SPA MSBC65 10/01/14
2018 USSSA 5 Marucci CAT 7 Silver 250 Mid+ 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 SPA MSBCC75 10/01/17
2017 USSSA 5 Marucci CAT 7 Silver 200 Mid+ 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 SPA MSBC75 07/07/20
2019 USSSA 5 Marucci Cat Composite 350 Mid+ 3 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 SPA MSBCCP5 10/01/18
2019 USSSA 5 Marucci CAT 8 280 Mid+ 3 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 SPA MSBCC85 10/01/18
2020 USSSA 5 Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal 230 Heavy 3 3 5 4 5 4 5 3 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 SPA MSBP285S 10/01/19
2020 USSSA 5 Marucci F5 100 Mid+ 3 3 4 2 4 4 5 3 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA MSBF52Y5 10/01/19
2020 USSSA 5 Marucci CAT 7 Silver 180 Mid+ 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA MSBC725S 10/01/19
2019 USSSA 5 Marucci CAT 8 230 Mid+ 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 SPA MSBC85 01/17/19
2020 USSSA 5 Easton ADV 360 350 Mid+ 3 4 4 3 4 2 4 3 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC SL20ADV58 09/01/19
2020 USSSA 5 Easton Maxum 360 300 Mid+ 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPC SL20MX58 09/01/19
2022 USSSA 5 Dove Tail Bats Polar Power 200 Mid+ 3 2 4 5 4 3 5 3 2 2 5/8 28, 29, 30 SPA PLRPWR5 10/08/21
2022 USSSA 5 Victus Vandal 2.0 280 Mid+ 3 3 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA VSBVY5 10/27/21
2022 USSSA 5 Marucci F5 100 Mid 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 2 5/8 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 SPA MSBF535 07/01/21
2022 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Solo 250 Light+ 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 2 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA WTLSLS6B0522 10/27/21
2022 USSSA 5 Mizuno Hot Metal 180 Heavy 3 2 4 3 5 4 5 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA B22HOT METAL5 07/01/21
2022 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Meta 350 Mid+ 3 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WBL2530010 10/27/21
2022 USSSA 5 DeMarini Zen 350 Mid+ 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCB522 10/27/21
2022 USSSA 5 DeMarini The Goods 300 Mid+ 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 Hyb. WTDXGB522 10/27/21
2022 USSSA 5 DeMarini Zoa 400 Mid+ 4 5 4 5 5 3 4 5 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXZB522 10/27/21
2020 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF Glitch 350 Light+ 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCB5GL 09/01/19
2022 USSSA 5 Easton Maxum Ultra 300 Mid+ 3 3 5 4 5 3 4 5 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 SPC SL22MX58 10/07/21
2022 USSSA 5 Anderson Techzilla 350 Mid+ 2 2 5 3 5 4 5 4 4 2 3/4 31, 32 SPA YB22ZILLA5 06/01/21
2022 USSSA 5 Axe Avenge Pro 350 Mid+ 3 3 4 5 5 3 3 4 3 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 TPC L199J 08/01/21
2022 USSSA 5 Easton Hype 350 Light+ 4 4 4 5 5 2 4 4 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC SL22HYP58 10/07/21
2021 USSSA 5 Victus Nox 300 Light 4 4 4 5 5 3 3 3 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 Hyb. VSBNY5
2021 USSSA 5 Anderson Techzilla 240 Light+ 4 3 4 3 5 5 5 3 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 SPA YB21ZILLA5 08/01/20
2021 USSSA 5 Marucci CAT 9 Composite 350 Mid 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 TPC MSBCCP95 10/01/20
2021 USSSA 5 Marucci CAT 9 Connect 300 Mid+ 4 4 5 5 5 2 4 4 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 SPA MSBCC95 10/01/20
2021 USSSA 5 Marucci CAT 9 280 Mid+ 4 5 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 2 3/4 30, 31, 32 SPA MSBC95 10/01/20
2021 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Meta 350 Mid 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 TPC WBL2469010 09/15/20
2021 USSSA 5 DeMarini CF 350 Mid+ 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 5 5 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 TPC WTDXCB521 08/01/20
2021 USSSA 5 Louisville Slugger Solo 230 Light+ 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 2 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32 SPA WBL2473010 09/15/20
2021 USSSA 5 DeMarini The Goods 280 Light+ 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 5/8 30, 31, 32, 33 Hyb. WTDXGB5 08/01/19
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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