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03/23/2017

10 Best 2017 BBCOR Baseball Bats

10 Best 2017 BBCOR Baseball Bats

With the 2017 season in full swing, the JustBats.com team has had a chance to hear your feedback and read your reviews to determine which BBCOR bats are exceeding expectations. Keep in mind, every player has a personal preference and what may be the best baseball bat for you could be the complete opposite of someone else. Because of this, aluminum, composite, and hybrid BBCOR bats all made the list. Which one is your favorite? 

The 10 best BBCOR bats are chosen based off reviews from players, parents, and coaches. These baseball bats are in no particular order.

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2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC7)

After two full seasons of anticipation, Marucci finally released the CAT 7 and it was well worth the wait. With more five star reviews than any other BBCOR bat released in 2017, this model takes the cake. When it was first introduced, it didn't take much time for the CAT 7 to become the most popular all alloy BBCOR bat on the ballfield. Marruci has combined their ring free barrel technology with an optimized design to produce a sweet spot that is twice as large as the immaculate CAT 6. Other key features of the Marucci CAT 7 include:

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  • AV2 knob offers an exceptional feel with less negative vibrational feedback in the hands
  • AZ4X alloy increases strength with further ball flight
  • Balanced swing weight
  • Full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty
  • Maximum performance guaranteed with no dead spots. 

 

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2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBP9173)

Recommended for both contact and power hitters, the Louisville Slugger Prime 917 is an excellent choice for any player. Maximum power, ultimate speed, and catchy cosmetics combine into one of the most popular composite BBCOR bats in the game. With a huge, extended barrel that offers tremendous plate coverage, a noticable increase in confidence during at bats will show. An innovative three-piece construction is made possible by the new and improved TRU3 technology with dynamic socket connection which increases durability and improves overall feel on contact. Other key features of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 include: Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR baseball bat.jpg

  • 31/32 inch standard handle
  • Balanced swing weight
  • Custom Lizard Skins grip for enhanced comfort and tackiness
  • Full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty
  • MicroForm composite material for hot out of the wrapper performance

 

 

2017 Easton Z-CORE Speed Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZSW)

This limited edition release has absolutely exploded onto the scene. Everyone knew the Z-CORE Speed was going to be a hit, but not many thought that this Whiteout design would prove to be one of the best one-piece BBCOR bats for 2017. It all starts with Easton's internal core technology that creates a massive sweet spot on an already huge barrel while a lower swing weight offers an extremely well balanced bat. Other key features of this 2017 Easton Z-CORE Speed include:
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  • 31/32 inch tapered handle
  • Full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty
  • Hyperlite Matrix Alloy construction provides season after season performance
  • Hyperskin grip with 1.2 mm thickness
  • Faster swing speeds than ever before

 

 

2017 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7V)

Velocity

[vuh-los-i-tee] (noun)

Rapidity of motion or operation; swiftness; speed: The velocity of the baseball off this bat is insane.

The 2017 VELO from Rawlings has earned the right to be called one of the lightest swinging baseball bats in the business. With a hybrid construction, the silver composite lite end cap removes unecessary weight from the end of the barrel to provide unbeatable balance. Out of this world pop, innovative technologies, and sleek cosmetics all combine to create this BBCOR bat. Other key features of the 2017 Rawlings VELO include:

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  • Accoustic alloy construction for enhanced durability and the loudest ping on the market
  • Available in 1/2 inch sizes
  • Explosive swing speed
  • Full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty
  • Precision laser pOp 2.0 groove through the sweet spot increases flex and pop

 

 

2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTLBBO5173)

There is a reason this bat is named after the location of the College World Series. As one of the most saught after aluminum BBCOR bats, the Omaha 517 is ready to take your game to the next level. Louisville Slugger constructed this model with their new ST 7U1+ alloy. The result? A stiff feel on contact with unbeatable performance. Other key features of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 include:
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  • 31/32 inch tapered handle
  • Custom Lizard Skins grip for enhanced comfort with decreased vibration
  • Exceptional durability 
  • Full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty
  • Traditional one-piece construction

 

 

2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCBC)

DeMarini truly has given the power to the player with their 2017 BBCOR baseball bats. They decided to split up their CF series into a balanced and end loaded design: the CF Zen and the CF Insane. The CF Zen is the model that offers a balanced weight distribution that is perfect for contact hitters. But, the main feature behind this BBCOR bat is the new ParaFlex composite material. DeMarini has created carbon fibers that are 22% stronger and more durable than the CF8 with remarkable pop. Other key features on the 2017 DeMarini CF Zen include: 2017 DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR baseball bat.jpg

  • D-Fusion 2.0 handle technology redirects more energy into the baseball
  • Full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty
  • Low pro end cap optimizes weight and feel
  • RCK knob offers a perfect fit into the bottom hand
  • Two-piece, fully composite construction

 

 

2017 Easton Mako Beast BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK)

This beast of a bat from Easton has been unleashed and it definitely lives up to its' name. When the newest MAKO came out, it wasn't long before it took the nation by storm. As one of most popular BBCOR bats, this composite baseball bat comes with an extended barrel that is 1.5 inches longer than the first generation MAKO. That huge barrel does not come with a decrease in balance as the MAKO Beast offers the game's fastest swing speed. Other key features of the 2017 Easton MAKO Beast include: 2017 Easton Mako Beast BBCOR baseball bat.jpg


2017 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB7Q4)

Also known as the Glowstick, the Quatro is the first composite BBCOR bat Rawlings has ever released. With over 25,000 hours of designing, prototyping, and testing, nothing was left to chance with this one-of-a-kind model. As a leader in cutting edge technology, Rawlings has included some of the most innovative features on the Quatro. First off, the Quatro Collar that connects the barrel to the handle absorbs and deflects any sting which increases your confidence at the plate. Other key features of the 2017 Rawlings Quatro include:  Rawlings Quatro BBCOR baseball bat.jpg

  • Carbon fiber composite barrel provides optimal pop 
  • Full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty
  • Tru-View technology reveals composition 
  • Ultimate flex technology accelerates speec through hitting zone
  • Vibration dampening technology (VDT) creates a smooth feel on contact

 

 

2017 Axe Element Hyperwhip BBCOR Baseball Bat (L138E)

The innovative, unique, and patented Axe handle provides positive benefits that have never been offered before. On the Element Hyperwhip BBCOR bat, Axe combines that handle with extraordinary materials and technologies. The new Hyperwhip composite end cap combined with the Hyperwhip fusion barrel equip you with better balance, better bat speed, and further ball flight. Other key features on the 2017 Axe Element Hyperwhip include:
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  • 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • Endogrip technology absorbs shock and reduces vibration to the bottom hand
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  • Full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty
  • Mantic alloy construction uses a military grade formula for maximum strength
  • One-sided hitting barrel
 
2017 COMBAT MAXUM BBCOR Baseball Bat (AB7MX103)

You won't find a BBCOR bat with a bigger barrel than the COMBAT MAXUM. With a 20-40% larger hitting surface in comparison to other BBCOR bats, this model gives you the best plate coverage in the indsutry. Worrying about mishits is a thing of the past once you make the switch to the MAXUM. Additionaly, COMBAT has implemented the lowest allowable swing weight on this design for an ultra balanced feel and better control. Other key features on the 2017 COMBAT MAXUM include: Combat Maxum bbcor baseball bat.jpg

  • 30 Day Performance Guarantee
  • Lizard Skins grip offers slip resistant feel
  • One-piece, fully composite construction
  • Precision molding technology guarantees no dead spots
  • Seamless construction provides uniform strength and fine-tuned performance

 

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