Top 5 Best Baseball Bats of 2018
Entering a new season and wondering which bat you want to use to smack baseballs over the fence this year? Well we got you covered. Here at SportRx, we want you to excel to be the best you can be at your sport, so we have compiled a list of our top 5 best BBCOR baseball bats of 2018. We touched on all the features of each model so you can chose the best fit for yourself. Continue on to find out what might be your next baseball bat.
1. Easton 2018 Beast X Speed
The top BBCOR baseball bat of 2018 is the slick Easton 2018 Beast X Speed. With the build of aluminum ATAC material (Advanced Thermal Alloy Construction), this bat is extra powerful without adding any weight or bulk. Not only will you be smashing balls, but because of its HyperSkin grip, your swing will feel incredibly comfortable. Aside from being able to crank a baseball comfortably, the one downside is that it is a one-piece bat meaning there will be vibration from time to time. Overall, this BBCOR baseball bat is the hottest of the year and approved by all college and high school games.
2. Easton BB7MK Mako Beast
The Easton BB7MK Mako Beast BBCOR baseball bat is another impressively manufactured piece of equipment. As opposed to the Beast X Speed, this bat is a two-piece bat, so making contact with the ball will absorb the vibration resulting in a full swing. The Mako Beast has a feature called Thermo Composite Barrel which is an extended speed barrel by 1.5 inches. This increases the sweet spot on the bat. All of these models come in a drop 3, meaning the difference between the length and weight of the bat is 3 for a more balanced swing. With this particular bat, you are going to want to check with your local leagues to find out if it is allowed because it does vary.
3. Louisville Slugger Omaha 518
Louisville Slugger is another big name when it comes to baseball gear, especially BBCOR bats. The Omaha comes in different sizes and weights for all different sizes and level of play. Their drop 3 model is great for more advanced and upper level leagues while their drop 10 is meant for lower to middle levels. Made with aluminum material, one swing of the bat and you'll hear PING as you watch that ball sail over the fence. Apart from its enlarged sweet spot, the tampered grip makes this bat another fan favorite as your swing will feel incredibly natural. The one downside is that while playing ball in the cold weather, the grip will feel the complete opposite of comfort. So make sure to snag the Omaha if you are balling in the summer time!
4. Marucci MCBC7 Cat 7
One of the newest and hottest brand, Marucci, manufactured their baseball bats down south in the state of Louisiana. The Cat 7 model made its way into our top 5 this year for its new and improved barrel technology that eliminates all dead spots on the bat. With these new improvements, pretty much the entire enlarged barrel is a sweet spot. Its anti-vibration knob attached to the bottom of the grip is another cool feature about this bat. Its drop 10 version for lower level play really gives off a great popping sound when making contact. It'll make you not want to stop swinging. The one downside to the Cat 7 is the grip that comes with it isn't too supportive but the good thing is that you can replace it with the grip of your choice, easy solution!
5. Rawlings Velo Hybrid Balanced
Rawlings is one of the top brands of baseball apparel and this year the Velo Hybrid tops off our top 5 BBCOR baseball bats list for 2018. The Rawlings 2.0 technology used to power this bat enhances the lightness of the bat, sweet spot, and absorbs vibration guaranteeing you base hits. Made with aluminum alloy material, just like in the Easton 2018 Beast X Speed, this bat also adds extra power without making it heavier. This material makes for a very loud PING when hitting the ball in the sweet spot. Some actually don't like how loud the bat gets.