Best Baseball Bats for 2022: Top Baseball Bat Reviews

Best Baseball Bats for 2022: Top Baseball Bat Reviews


1. DeMarini The Goods (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat - 2022 Model

Type: Alloy

Bat Drop: -3

Overview: The DeMarini The Goods (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat is back to break the grid! The Goods uses DeMarini’s X14 Alloy Barrel, a massive barrel designed specifically for elite power hitters. Paired with a Seismic End Cap, which is constructed with the stiffest materials in the DeMarini arsenal, it delivers insane energy transfer on contact.

Key Features:

  • Combined the X14 Alloy barrel with a stiff composite handle
  • Massive 2 5/8-inch barrel
  • Seismic End Cap

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2. DeMarini Voodoo One (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat - 2022 Model

Type: Alloy

Bat Drop: -3

Overview: Put ‘em on blast with the DeMarini Voodoo One (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat The Voodoo One Piece uses DeMarini’s X14 Alloy Barrel, a massive barrel designed specifically for elite power hitters. Paired with a ReAction End Cap that is built with stronger and lighter materials than previous versions leads the Voodoo One to have increased barrel performance without sacrificing swing speed.

Key Features:

  • X14 Alloy Barrel
  • Massive 2 5/8-inch barrel
  • 1-piece construction allows for maximum stiffness and the closest feeling to a wood bat with explosive power

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3. Victus NOX (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat - 2021 Model

Type: Aluminum

Bat Drop: -3

Overview: With full eight years of research and development, the Victus NOX (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat is one of if not the most unique BBCOR bat on the market today. The hybrid design of the NOX includes a military-grade aluminum barrel paired with a carbon composite handle connected with Victus’ 2SIX (Two Smooth Impact Connection); a double banded vibration reducing connection with a threaded connection and two vibration dampening rings.

Key Features:

  • Ringless barrel with multi-variable wall thicknesses
  • Flexible sweet spot 
  • Pro tapered handle shape

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4. Rawlings Quatro Pro (-12) USA Baseball Bat - 2021 Model

Type: Carbon fiber composite

Bat Drop: -12

Overview: New for 2021, Rawlings has taken another leap forward with their immensely popular Quatro Pro USA family of bats. Engineered from premium carbon fiber materials, the (-12) gives an ultra-reactive feel to provide maximum pop and unmatched feel with every swing. The reengineered layering and internal carbon fiber multi-disc system give the Quatro Pro a longer barrel and enormous sweet spot.

Key Features:

  • F2 Focused Flex collar
  • Custom Lizard SkinsTM bat grip
  • Long barrel and enormous sweet spot

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5. Old Hickory MT27 Mike Trout Pro Custom Baseball Bat

Type: Wood

Overview: Swing the same Old Hickory bat that Mike Trout does! Hand selected maple from Canada is the primary source of Old Hickory's wood. Every bat Old Hickory makes is cut from the same wood and treated with the same care and attention that their Major League players' bats receive.

Key Features:

  • 2 1/2" barrel
  • 29/32" handle
  • Long barrel with great balance for maximum production

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6. Louisville Slugger Prime (-10) USA Baseball Bat - 2022 Model

Type: Composite

Bat Drop: -10

Overview: Built for ultimate balance of speed and power, the 2022 Prime (-10) USA Bat from Louisville Slugger boasts a premium AVC MicroForm Composite Barrel with an optimized sweet spot for maximum plate coverage. The Prime’s three-piece construction centers around the VCX Vibration Control Connection System, which works to minimize vibration and deliver unrivaled feel on contact. The balanced swing weight offers young USA Baseball players the perfect blend of speed and power, and the lightweight RTX end cap maximizes barrel length and performance.

Key Features:

  • Perfect blend of speed and power
  • VCX Vibration Control Connection System
  • Lightweight RTX end cap

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Other Baseball Bat Types

Now that we have highlighted the top bats overall for 2022, we will discuss, in our opinion, the absolute best option for each type of bat that you can choose from. Below you will find a list of what we believe to be the very best BBCOR, USA, USSSA and wood baseball bats out there, and why. Let’s get into it!

Best BBCOR Baseball Bat

DeMarini The Goods (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat - 2021 Model

The DeMarini The Goods (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat is back to break the grid! The Goods uses DeMarini’s X14 Alloy Barrel, a massive barrel designed specifically for elite power hitters. Paired with a Seismic End Cap, which is constructed with the stiffest materials in the DeMarini arsenal, it delivers insane energy transfer on contact. The 2-piece construction uses DeMarini’s innovative Half + Half technology, combining the X14 Alloy barrel with a stiff composite handle for a stiff and powerful swing. DiMarini’s Direct Connection found in The Goods is built to provide maximum energy transfer for power hitters. Featuring a 2 5/8-inch barrel and drop 3 length to weight ratio the DeMarini The Goods (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat proves once again why it is a favorite of elite power hitters all over! This season, stay Dialed In!

Best Little League & USA Baseball Bat

DeMarini Voodoo (-10) USA Baseball Bat - 2022 Model

Unleash chaos with the DeMarini Voodoo (-10) USA Baseball Bat! The Voodoo uses DeMarini’s X14 Alloy Barrel, a massive barrel designed specifically for elite power hitters. Paired with a Seismic End Cap, which is constructed with the stiffest materials in the DeMarini arsenal, it delivers insane energy transfer on contact. The 2-piece construction uses DeMarini’s innovative Half + Half technology, combining the X14 Alloy barrel with a stiff composite handle for a stiff and powerful swing. DiMarini’s Direct Connection found in the Voodoo is built to provide maximum energy transfer for power hitters. Featuring a 2 5/8-inch barrel and drop 10 length to weight ratio the DeMarini Voodoo (-10) USA Baseball Bat proves once again why it is a favorite of elite hitters all over! It’s time to Prepare for Power!

Best Senior League & USSSA Bat

DeMarini The Goods (-5) USSSA Baseball Bat - 2021 Model

Coming in hot! DeMarini is bringing the bat that took the BBCOR world by storm to the USSSA lineup, introducing the Demarini The Goods (-5) USSSA Baseball Bat!

The Goods uses DeMarini’s X14 Alloy Barrel, a massive barrel designed specifically for elite power hitters. Paired with a Seismic End Cap, which is constructed with the stiffest materials in the DeMarini arsenal, it delivers insane energy transfer on contact.

Best Wooden Baseball Bat

Old Hickory MT27 Mike Trout Pro Custom Baseball Bat

Swing the same Old Hickory bat that Mike Trout does! Hand selected maple from Canada is the primary source of Old Hickory's wood. Every bat Old Hickory makes is cut from the same wood and treated with the same care and attention that their Major League players' bats receive. The MT27 features a long barrel with great balance for maximum production. Boasting a 2 1/2" barrel, 29/32" handle, and standard knob.

Summary

In conclusion, we know there are an overwhelming number of bats to choose from out there, and we hope that this article has helped to narrow down your options in this sometimes-difficult bat buying process! If you have any further questions or concerns regarding purchasing a new bat, feel free to check out our complete baseball bat buying guide, our list of the best BBCOR bats, or contact our expert customer service department!

 

This article was originally published on March 9, 2018, and has been updated with new information.