Pros: Miken might not have the name recognition that bigger brands have, but they've managed to engineer an advanced bat that will turn heads.
Cons: This isn't a budget bat, so it might not be for everyone. If you make the investment, the performance is there.

The 2016 Miken YFKBLK offers a high performance alternative to the top Easton and Demarini bats Miken is a bat manufacturer that has never been shy about making its bats stand out from the crowd. Aside from having some of the most innovative manufacturing methods in the industry, Miken also likes to come up with names like “Freak,” and then print those names in huge letters on the bat barrel. The great thing about Miken is that its bats always live up to the hype, and the Freak Black Youth Bat is no different.

The Freak Black Youth bat is a -11 bat that is available to youth players who are ready to take their games to the next level. This is a bat that is USSSA approved, which means it can be used in just about any youth league in the country. This is the bat that will allow your youth player to get everything out of their swing and get all-star caliber results with each plate appearance.

Built Like No Other Bat

The endcap of the 2016 Miken Freak BlackWhile other bat manufacturers were working on ways to create better two and three-piece bats, Miken has been looking at how the barrel of the bat itself could be improved. The end result is Miken’s Triple Matrix Core that uses a series of layers to create a lighter bat that can absorb any vibrations that come from good or bad contact. It is an innovative approach that has earned Miken a legion of loyal customers.

To go along with its multi-layered core, Miken also utilizes a two-piece construction to distribute energy on contact and reduce vibrations even more. The material Miken uses in its innovative construction processes is an aerospace grade fiber to make it even lighter and more durable. When you see the YFKBLK’s seamless construction, you will start to understand the advanced nature of this youth bat.

Flex 2 Power

The point where the handle meets the barrel is critical in any youth baseball bat. Miken has developed its Flex 2 Power (F2P) technology to optimize the transfer of energy and allow for complete control over the swing. Your youth hitter will have complete control over the bat speed throughout the entire swing, and they will also be able to dictate where the bat makes contact with the ball to maximize ball placement.

2016 Miken Freak Black YFKBLK

100 Comp Technology

When a youth hitter takes the YFKBLK into their hands, it is easy to tell that this Miken bat is very different from any other bat on the market. One of the reasons that Miken bats such as the YFKBLK are so distinct from other bats is Miken’s 100 Comp Technology. This is the method that Miken uses to combine its materials into a bat that gives youth hitters maximum results. Miken has been using 100 Comp Technology in its lines of bats for a while, but the company has gone all out to upgrade the positive effects of 100 Comp Technology for 2016.

As the 2016 baseball season approaches, you want to give your youth hitter every advantage possible. The Miken Freak Black Youth Bat is an advantage that will result in a better batting average and better hitting results. Make sure that this innovation of Miken engineering is in your youth player’s hand for the 2016 season and beyond.