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5 Best 2018 Composite Baseball Bats

5 Best 2018 Composite Baseball Bats

There are a number of different types of baseball bats. They can vary by vendor ... size ... category ... and material.

While aluminum and wood bats are valuable depending on your League, composite bats are increasing in popularity. For that reason, reviews the five (5) best 2018 composite baseball bats.

Composite baseball bats utilize a carbon fiber polymer (or, composite) to make up the entire bat. The material gives composite bats more durability, weight distribution, and an improved trampoline effect. Given this information, here are the five best 2018 composite baseball bats based on player and customer feedback.

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Louisville Slugger Prime 918 Baseball Bat

BBCOR Bat | Louisville Slugger Bats

Named one of the best BBCOR bats 2018, this popular Louisville Slugger bat perfectly uses a composite material in its three-piece construction. The 100% composite microform barrel design offers maximum pop with a light swing weight. Combined with TRU3 Connection helps reduce vibration and provide an unreal feeling on contact. Other key features of the Prime 918 composite bat include:

Louisville Slugger Prime Composite Bat

  • 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter.
  • (-3) Drop 3 baseball bat.
  • BBCOR bat legal for play in Intermediate (50-70) and Junior League Divisions of Little League.
  • New RTX end cap creates a longer barrel shape with improved durability.
  • Custom Lizard Skins baseball bat grip provides premium comfort.
Rawlings Quatro Baseball Bat

USA Baseball Bat | Rawlings Bats

One of the better bats approved for USA Baseball. The Quatro is a unique four-piece composite baseball bat that makes it's "Glowstick" moniker shine brighter than ever. Performance, flex, balance, and ball flight are just a few of the features of this composite bat that makes it perfect for a young contact hitter who can handle a longer barrel. Other key features of the Quatro composite bat include:

Rawlings Quatro Composite Bat

  • 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter.
  • (-10) Drop 10 baseball bat.
  • Carbon fiber composite barrel provides premium pop and further ball flight.
  • Newly designed lightweight end cap reduces swing weight for more control.
  • Ultimate, focused flex helps accelerate speed through contact.

7 Best 2018 Metal Baseball Bats

Easton Ghost X Baseball Bat

BBCOR Bat | Easton Bats

Easton released the very first composite baseball bat, so it makes sense they'd have one of 2018's best. The Ghost X delivers a supernatural feel and speed. it all starts with the exclusive Dynamic Feel System that brings together the EXACT carbon construction with the proven CONNEXION+ technology into an integrated design to offer unbeatable durability. Other key features of the Ghost X composite bat include:

Easton Ghost X Composite Bat

  • 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter.
  • (-3) Drop 3 baseball bat.
  • New engineering X advanced carbon technology uses EXACT composite for better vibration reduction.
  • Re-designed CONNEXION+ technology enhances durability and is the stand of excellence for two-piece bats.
  • Recommended for both contact hitters and power hitters.

USSSA Baseball Bat | COMBAT Bats

Available exclusively at, the MAXUM has a hitting surface 20-40% larger than competitor models. This one-piece, composite bat has an insanely balanced swing weight and according to multiple customers is "the best bat for the money." Other key features of the MAXUM composite bat include:

COMBAT MAXUM Composite Bat

  • 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter.
  • (-11) Drop 11 baseball bat.
  • Red synthetic bat grip comes pre-wrapped for enhanced comfort and reduced vibration.
  • Precision molding technology ensures no dead spots and a perfectly tuned baseball bat.
  • Seamless construction allows for uniform strength and premium performance.
DeMarini CF Zen Baseball Bat

USA Baseball Bat | DeMarini Bats

One of the lightest-swinging composite bats, the CF Zen's two-piece construction and Paraflex barrel provides a 22% increase in strength from previous 100% composite bats. From the end cap all the way to the handle, DeMarini has distributed the weight with precision accuracy for complete control during every at-bat. Other key features of the CF Zen composite bat include:

DeMarini CF Zen Composite Bat

  • 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter.
  • (-10) Drop 10 baseball bat.
  • 3-Fusion handle technology reduces sting and transfers energy back into the barrel.
  • Exceptional flex with more pop and less sting.
  • Huge barrel with a massive sweet spot.

What do you think? Which composite bat would you like to swing? Or, are you a metal bat fan? Let us know in the comments.

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