A youth baseball player in today’s world has so many advantages over the pioneers who were developing the game through the years. With technology advancing the way it is, youth players have the very best equipment to choose from that will help their games to develop. When it comes to youth bats, there are five that every youth player and their parents should take a long look at. Each bat has the features that will turn your youth player into a premier slugger.
It is impossible to talk about the best youth bats available without taking about the products from Easton. The SL15X18 XL1 is a composite bat that is USSSA certified, which means it can be used in your youth league right now. The sweet spot of the barrel is 2 5/8-inches in diameter and then the bat tapers down to a 29/32-inch diameter Diamond Grip handle. What makes this Easton bat so ideal is its two-piece construction, which is something Easton has perfected over the years. With the perfect balance of the SL15X18 and the two-piece construction, your youth player will have the ultimate control and there won’t be the vibrations that come with other bats when contact is made. The perfectly balanced construction with the slim handle and large sweet spot make this Easton bat something that your slugger could use to increase their output in the batter’s box.
The engineers at DeMarini take youth baseball very seriously, and the latest addition to the Voodoo Overlord line of big barrel bats is proof of that. The X12 DeMarini alloy used to make this bat has some extra weight added to the end of the barrel to make swinging this bat much easier. But even with the change in the specifications, this bat is still certified to be used in youth leagues all around the country.
DeMarini flame-tempers its grip to make it solid and stiff in the hands of the hitter. This construction process eliminates the lag that some bats have during the swing that can throw off a young hitter. With the handle and the barrel fused together by flame, the Voodoo Overlord FT is definitely one bat that will help your youth player to make a big impact.
Combat is known for making straightforward bats that deliver nothing but power. This is one of the few bats on our list that is made from one-piece construction and Combat knows that many youth players prefer the feel of a single piece of material in their hands. Not only is the one-piece construction easier to balance, but it is also durable and will make full contact every time.
For something a little different, the Combat engineers put their Lizard Skin grip on the Senior Portent League Bat and then lengthened the bat to 26 inches. With an expanded sweet spot and a light weight of 14 ounces, this bat by Combat can be the perfect field weapon for your youth player.
The engineers at Marucci have combined baseball with space age technology to give your hitter the bat they have always wanted. The Elite Youth Big Barrel uses two patented techniques to combine aluminum and carbon into a fierce piece of equipment. The Kevlar-Reinforced grip shows that the people at Marucci are serious when they put together a bat for youth baseball.
The carbon fiber handle meets barrel that is not impeded by any rings or inserts. The Marucci patented construction method has created a perfectly balanced bat that delivers a controlled swing and a larger sweet spot. When your youth player makes contact with this bat by Marucci, everyone on the field and in the dugouts will instantly know it.
The second DeMarini bat in this list is the newly-designed CF7 with a bigger barrel and stronger grip. The flame tempered grip of the CF7 is stiff and absorbs any vibrations that come down the barrel. The flame treatment is also used to fuse the handle to the barrel, which creates the ultimate in control and balance. No matter where your youth player makes contact in this sweet spot, the result will always feel like a major hit.
The DeMarini Low Pro End Cap is a certified weight cap put at the end of the barrel to give your youth player more power and speed through ball contact. The RCK Knob is specially engineered to feel comfortable in the hands of any hitter. When it is balance, power, and control that you want, then you want the DeMarini CF7.
In the end, it comes down to what kind of equipment will make your youth player better. It is always a good idea to spend some time looking through the features each bat has to offer and then making the choice that will immediately improve your youth player’s game.