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Updated by Review Staff on January 26, 2019

Best USSSA Baseball Bats 2019

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Looking for the best big barrel bats on the market? We take a stab at some of our favorite 2019 USSSA Bats.

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Best USSSA Bat 2019

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There are several great options. But, our favorite is the 2019 DeMarini CF Zen. In fact, just about any CF Zen from 2016 through 2018 is pretty fantastic in the USSSA space. Although not the most durable bat out there it absolutely rakes. And the large size offerings with many drops make it our best USSSA Baseball bat.

Price Check

We are in love with the 2019 DeMarini CF Zen. But, if you want to try something a bit different with a stiffer feel then check out the 2019 Marucci CAT 8 in a drop 8 or 5. If neither of those bat suit your fancy then you have good options in the Slugger 718 Select as well as Easton’s Ghost X Evolution Line.

Bat Rankings

Bat Model Rank
DeMarini CF Zen 9.8/10
Marucci CAT 8 9.6/10
Slugger 719 Select 9.5/10
Easton Ghost Evolution 9.4/10

2019 USSSA Bat Reviews

2019 DeMarini CF Zen Review

Remember that time DeMarini made a terrible CF Zen? Us neither. The 2019 DeMarini CF Zen adds up on the long line of ulta hot big barrel and BBCOR Bats. You can also expect a 2019 USA CF Zen too. After much reading, a bit of hitting, here is the 2019 DeMarini CF Zen Review. Read the full review.

2019 Louisville Slugger 919 Prime Review

Slugger continues to produce a two piece composite bat to be reckoned with. The 919 Louisville Slugger Prime for 2019 class tops out Slugger’s baseball line. The bat changed its connection piece from the Tru3 to the VCX in hopes to improve some durability. But, the BBCOR version of the bat was durable enough. Recommendations and reviews on the Prime 919 follow. Read the full review.

4 Dirty South Bats Things You NEED to Know

Dirty South Bats is bat company based in Atlanta, Georgia. They have delivered remarkable results from gorilla & grass roots marketing via facebook and other social channels. Many users of the bats swear by them. Others are surprised by their hype when the bats just alright. The positives focus on the bats barrel size and perceived pop, the negatives focus on the fact they are overpriced and ring hands on mishits. Read the full review.

Axe Bat Reviews

Axe Bat Reviews are all over the internet. Mostly because they have made so many different iterations of the bat since their inception in 2014 (or thereabouts). But, also, because enough people have liked the bats to get them on the short list of many serious players. Read the full review.

Best 2018 USSSA Bats

The Easton Mako is the clear winner here. For various reasons we’re going to list below:

  • Performance: The good thing about the Mako is that the series comes inherently with an enlarged barrel, as such, its plate coverage is phenomenal. It’s also very comfortable to hit with as the CXN piece removes all bat vibration and sting, and the grip material is top of the line as well.
  • Power: This bat has great pop. The reason I chose it over the Voodoo Raw or the Prime was because those bats feature an end-load and this closes it off to various hitters who prefer bat speed and control over raw power. Nevertheless, the Mako still produces great pop with very high consistency.
  • Price: Among all the best bats in the market, the Mako tends to be relatively cheaper. The likes of the Prime or the CF8 tend to be at least a $100 more than the Mako and we realize most people don’t have that kind of cash to throw around. As such, we feel the Easton Mako provides the best of both worlds: Performance and Price correlation.

2018 USSSA Bat Reviews

2018 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Review

The 2018 DeMarini CF Zen in BBCOR is a monster bat. I love the smash on hits and mishits alike. The two piece design and the new 3 fusion handle are well made. It is no suprise this is DeMarini’s most expensive bat. Read the full review.

2018 Easton Ghost X Review

Easton leaves behind the MAKO in 2018 and moves into the Ghost X series of bats. Like the MAKO these are two piece composite bats built with a light swing a big barrel. They will serve the same population of hitters that need/want as much barrel as possible on a smooth swinging stick. I have seen the Easton Ghost X and used it and now I write our 2018 Easton Ghost X Review. Read the full review.

2018 Marucci CAT 8 Review

Marucci has made a CAT baseball bat for the last several years. The CAT 5 was the first iteration followed by the CAT 5-squared (after the CAT 5 was made illegal in a few leagues). Then followed the CAT 6 in 2014 and then, now, the CAT 7 in 2017 and 2018. Below discusses our 2018 Marucci CAT 7 Review. Read the full review.

Easton MAKO Reviews

We have spent considerable time with the Easton MAKO line of bats over the years. In fact, since the Mako’s original release in 2014 we have ever single make bat on the market. That includes the famed 2014 orange version as well as the most reason Easton MAKO Beast. No bat, dare we say, has had more impact on the industry at large then the Easton Mako. It has consistently ranked on the top of many best youth baseball bats lists. Here we review each of the Easton Mako bats and detail their progression over the years. This serves a true Easton Mako review. Read the full review.

Louisville Slugger Solo 618 Review

Louisville Slugger’s 618 Solo is the most popular baseball bat in 2018. This came about due to a perfect storm of factors. They included the fact the bat was reasonably priced, came in a huge array of sizes, swung light and delivered on a USA Bat version that took the market by storm. Read the full review.

Best 2017 USSSA Bats

Here’s what really separates this bat from the Mako XL, the Voodoo Raw and the Prime 916:

  • Bat Speed: Universally, all power bats tend to suffer in the bat speed department and this is for a few reasons. The most prominent one is the use of end-loads to create barrel-heavy swing weights to push more momentum into the ball at contact and thus produce farther distances. The DeMarini CF8, however, does not suffer in the bat speed department. It’s the most powerful bat in the market because not only does it produce nasty pop, but it blazes through the zone and crushes balls with ease. Here’s how it does that:
  • Construction: DeMarini is able to keep the walls of the barrel incredibly strong even at the thinnest points. This allows the bat to maintain its full strength and a low swing weight which aids players in cutting through the hitting zone easily and with incredible force.
  • Swing Weight: As we have alluded to before, the swing weight of this bat is very low. Not as low as say the NVS Vexxxum, but it is low. This allows players to have far better control over the barrel of the bat rather than compromising in that department.

However, if you’re a player who enjoys end-loaded bats and feel they give you an edge over the pitcher: go with the Voodoo Raw.

Here’s the best pricing for the CF8:

2017 USSSA Bat Reviews

2017 Adidas AeroBurner Review

Most people hear “Adidas” and instantly think of shoes and clothing made of great quality. This is true, however, Adidas is also a top leader in sporting goods for baseball, football, softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and various other sports. Adidas supplies a wide variance of shoes, clothing, and sporting goods in a wide array of styles and colors. Read the full review.

2017 Combat Maxum Review

The 2017 Combat Maxum baseball bat is a wonderful bat to use in your game. This baseball bat is perfect for athletes that are after the biggest barrel size for the weight of the swing. The 2017 Combat Maxum has been stated as an unrivaled baseball bat out of all bats that are available on the market today Read the full review.

2017 DeMarini CF Zen Reviews

The newest baseball bat available from DeMarini is the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen (click here to see Best BBCOR Bats of 2017). For those who have been looking forward to the DeMarini CF9, however, this baseball bat will not be made as the company has made the “CF Zen” instead. Don’t worry though. The 2016 DeMarini CF8 is being followed up on by the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen. Read the full review.

2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced Review

Any serious baseball player knows the name DeMarini’s Voodoo. The DeMarini’s “Voodoo” baseball bat line is considered to be one of the best equipment available on the market. The 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced baseball bat line is for the serious athlete that has a lot of potential Read the full review.

2017 Easton MAKO Beast Review

The 2017 Easton MAKO Beast Baseball Bat could be the newest, most popular, bestselling baseball bat of the year. Easton continues to create more groundbreaking and more advanced sporting equipment every year. You would be hard-pressed to go to your next baseball practice or baseball game and not spot Easton equipment brought by your team members and your opposing team. Read the full review.

2017 Louisville Slugger 917 Prime Review

Louisville Slugger is one of the most recognizable names in the world of high quality baseball bats. Of all the brand’s developments, the 917 Prime range is its top performer. The 2017 Louisville Slugger 917 Prime BBCOR bat is not an exception. Read the full review.

2017 Marucci CAT 7 Connect Review

Anyone interested in a high quality, mid-price range aluminum alloy bat will be impressed with the 2017 Marucci CAT and everything that it has to offer. The piece is a truly balanced one and it’s characterized by a light swing weight Read the full review.

2017 Marucci CAT 7 Review

Anyone interested in a high quality, mid-price range aluminum alloy bat will be impressed with the 2017 Marucci CAT and everything that it has to offer. The piece is a truly balanced one and it’s characterized by a light swing weight Read the full review.

2017 Rawlings 5150 Review

While the Rawlings 5150 isn’t the most popular Rawlings BBCOR bat out there (check out top BBCOR Bats here), it does have its fans. This is the main reason why the 2017 edition of Rawlings 5150 builds upon what hitters have come to love and expect from the company Read the full review.

2017 Rawlings Quatro Review

If you are looking for a high quality composite BBCOR bat, the 2017 Rawlings Quatro may be the ideal item for your needs. This bat has been constructed to address the needs of a wide array of baseball players (click here to see Best BBCOR Bats of 2017). Versatile and well-made, Quatro has quickly gained fans since its release in August 2016. Read the full review.

2017 Rawlings VELO Review

The Rawlings Velo is probably one of the most loved and versatile bats by Rawlings. Recently, the company launched the 2017 edition of its highly successful bat. Several characteristics make the 2017 Velo better than its predecessors. Let’s find out what this BBCOR-certified bat has to offer Read the full review.

Best Cheap BBCOR Bats

For 2017, the DeMarini Voodoo Raw is our go-to choice for this category.

The Voodoo Raw is one of the best sticks in the market right now. Its ability to produce high amounts of power is uncanny and for that reason it’s shown a very strong showing this year.

It has an alloy barrel and an end-load which means this bat creates enormous power at the plate but it also comes game-ready without the need for a break-in period.

This bat was a strong contender for both the best power hitting bat and the best overall bat, that goes to show it’s a very well-rounded bat.

We’d argue this is a power-hitter friendly stick because it does have an end-load, but if you want, literally, the best bang for your buck – this is it. Hands down.

About the Author

Brian Duryea is an industry expert most known for his site He has experience with every serious baseball and softball bat since 2014 and is considered
by many in the industry as the foremost expert on baseball and softball bat reviews.

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