1.23.17

Baseball Bats To Take Your Game To The Next Level

Picking the right baseball bat can be a chore. There are so many to consider…. Do you want one-piece or two-piece bats? End loaded or balanced? Composite or alloy barrels? It can be a lot to take in. But we’re here to help.

Let’s start by breaking down some of these distinctions:

  • One-Piece vs. Two-Piece Bats: While one-piece bats are just one solid chunk of metal all the way through, two-piece bats are actually two separate materials held together by a connector. You’ll get stiffer swings out of one-piece bats which lead to consistency and reliability. But if you want more flex and less vibration, two-piece bats are the better options.
  • End-Loaded vs. Balanced: Your bat’s weight distribution can make a huge difference in your swings. If your bat is balanced, its weight will be evenly distributed and you will get quicker bat speed. End loaded bats are slower, but provide more power thanks to the added weight to the end of the barrel.
  • Composite vs. Alloy Barrels: Alloy, or aluminum, gives you reliable, consistent bat and ball speed at the point of contact, while composite takes time to break in, but flexes more so that you can get more power on hits. Composite bats also provide a faster bat speed than their aluminum counterparts.
  • Weight Distribution: The ‘drop’ a bat has is all about giving younger hitters a lighter bat while still getting proper length. It is calculated by taking the bat length minus the weight. For example, a 32 inch bat with a -5 ‘drop’ would weigh in at 27 oz. while a 32 inch bat with a -10 drop would be 22 oz.

The brand of bat you choose is very important as well. Each brand brings something unique to the plate. Eastbay not only carries all of the top options but can offer you an inside take on what makes each bat so special.

Marucci

Cat7 Connect

BBCOR: $349.99

 

The Cat7 Connect is the same great bat you’d get with the Cat7 but with even less vibration and even better feel.

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Two-Piece Hybrid (Composite Handle, Alloy Barrel)
  • Available in High School Sizes

Cat7

BBCOR: 249.99

 

By minimizing the worst part of batting (hand vibration) and offering a sweet spot twice as large as the Cat6, it’s easy to see why the Marucci Cat7 is such a big hit.

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • One-Piece Alloy
  • Available in High School, USSSA, and AABC Youth League Sizes

Easton

Mako Beast

BBCOR: $449.99

 

With the game’s longest two-piece composite barrel and its fastest swing weight, the Mako Beast is built to take every swing to the next level.

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Two-Piece Composite
  • Available in High School, PONY, Dizzy Dean, USSSA, Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, and AABC Youth League Sizes

Z-Core Hybrid

BBCOR: $299.99

 

The Z-Core Hybrid offers a very slight end-load to give you a consistent, balanced feel at the plate.

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Two-Piece Hybrid (Composite Handle, Alloy Barrel)
  • Available in High School Sizes

 Z-Core Speed

BBCOR: $199.99

 

Looking for an alloy bat with a fast swing and huge sweet spot? Then look no further than the Z-Core Speed.

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • One-Piece Alloy
  • Available in High School Sizes

Z-Core XL

BBCOR: $199.99

Home run hitters will love the end-loaded design and superior strength of the Z-Core XL.

  • End-Loaded Swing Weight
  • One-Piece Alloy
  • Available in High School Sizes

DeMarini

CF Zen

BBCOR: $449.99

 

Faster swings. Better feel. Reduced vibration. The DeMarini CF Zen is a great option for every type of hitter.

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Two-Piece Composite
  • Available in High School, Pony, Dizzy Bean, USSSA, Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, and AABC Youth League Sizes

CF Insane

BBCOR: $449.99

 

This bat gives you the same feel as the CF Zen with an end-load for more pop.

  • End-Loaded Swing Weight
  • Two-Piece Composite
  • Available in High School Sizes

Vodoo

BBCOR: $299.99

 

Demarini’s Voodoo series is famous for its great performance and style, and now, you can finally grab a balanced version of the bat.

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Two-Piece Hybrid (Composite Handle, Alloy Barrel)
  • Available in High School, Pony, Dizzy Bean, USSSA, Little League, Babe, Ruth, Dixie, AABC Youth League Sizes

Voodoo Insane

BBCOR: $299.99

 

Strong sluggers have loved the Voodoo Insane bat for years, and the latest model gives you that same great power with some modern updates.

  • End-Loaded Swing Weight
  • Two-Piece Hybrid
  • Available in High School Sizes

 Voodoo One

BBCOR: $249.99

 

If you love the Voodoo line but want the stiffness of a one-piece bat, the One is perfect for you.

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • One-Piece Alloy
  • Available in High School, AABC, and USSSA Youth League Sizes

Louisville Slugger

Prime

BBCOR: $399.99

 

 

For maximum pop and comfort from your first swing to your last, choose the Louisville Slugger Prime.

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Two-Piece Composite
  • Available in High School, AABC, USSSA, AABC, Little League, Babe Ruth, Pony, and Dixie League Sizes

Rawlings

Quatro

BBCOR: $399.99

 

 

This new bat is built to provide you with premium pop and bat speed while minimizing hand vibration.

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Two-Piece Composite
  • Available in High School, AABC, and USSSA Youth League Sizes

Velo

BBCOR: $299.99

 

The Rawlings Velo is light and fast throughout the swing zone and is designed to give you great pop.

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • One-Piece Alloy
  • Available in High School, USSSA, AABC, Pony, and Dixie Youth League Sizes

Find the BBCOR bat you need? We’re sure all of these choices will upgrade every at-bat you take, but make sure to check out our full collection of BBCOR bats for all of the latest and greatest bats on the market.

Top Gifts Fastpitch Featured

Top Gifts: Fastpitch

Eastbay offers thousands of gifts that keep on giving. Check out our Top Gifts: Fastpitch and find exactly what you need this holiday season.

Top Fastpitch Bat Of 2018

The Best Fastpitch Bats Of 2018

Finding the perfect fastpitch bat can be hard... Luckily, we're here to help — here are the Best Fastpitch Bats of 2018.

BBCOR Bats Featured

The Best BBCOR Baseball Bats Of 2018

Finding the perfect baseball bat can be hard... Luckily, we're here to help — Here are the Best BBCOR Baseball Bats of 2018.

Baseball Top Gifts Featured

Top Gifts: Baseball

Eastbay offers thousands of gifts that keep on giving. Check out our Top Gifts: Baseball and find exactly what you need this holiday season.

USA Youth Bats Featured

Youth Baseball Bat Regulations Are Changing — Here’s What You Need To Know!

As 2018 approaches, a number of new USA and USSSA certified bats have come out that meet new league and tournament regulations. Here is a breakdown of these bats from various brands.

Lindor Blog 1 Training

Francisco Lindor: Train Like One Of Baseball’s Best

Francisco Lindor is a game-changer on the diamond. But he didn’t get so good overnight — he’s put in decades of hard work to get to this point.

Get To Know Lindor 5

Francisco Lindor: The Mindset Of A Champion

BC. Francisco Lindor carries those two letters around with him wherever he goes. Find out what that acronym means and why it matters so much to him.

The New Balance 4040v4

The New Balance 4040v4: A Baseball Player’s Dream Cleat

The New Balance 4040v3 baseball cleat was a favorite among baseball players of all ages....

Here’s How You Can Make This Memorial Day Special

As you thank those in your life who have served or are serving, Eastbay is proud to offer gear that gives back and supports those great men and women.

Jackie Robinson: An Icon On And Off The Diamond

In honor of the 70th anniversary of Jackie breaking the color barrier, adidas has crafted a signature cleat and turf trainer that pay homage to the legendary man and athlete.

From the Cover to the Diamond: Eastbay Cover Stars are Ready for a Huge Season

Let’s take a look at some of baseball’s biggest names, break down what to watch for from them this year, and check out what they’ll be wearing on game day.

Ring In Spring With The New Balance ‘Coumarin Pack’

The experts over at New Balance have crafted special baseball cleats and sneakers that pay homage to this special time of year with the ‘Coumarin Pack.’

See More