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5 Best 2018 Drop 3 Bats

5 Best 2018 Drop 3 Bats

Weight drop is how some players describe a bat's size. It's the difference between the length of the bat (in inches) and the weight of the bat.

For most collegiate and high school approved baseball bats, the drop weight is almost always 3. As these are popular bats, reviews the five (5) best 2018 drop 3 bats.

Remember, drop 3 baseball bats are mostly BBCOR bats. BBCOR is the certification for bats used in college and high school baseball, though they are legal for play in Intermediate (50-70) and Junior League divisions of Little League. These are the best drop 3 bats based on player feedback and customer reviews.

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2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 BBCOR Bat

Louisville Slugger bats | Composite material

Not surprising, the Prime 917 was one of the top rated bats for 2017. Louisville Slugger ensured the Prime 918 lived up to expectations by building the most complete bat in the game. This three-piece, 100% composite design is magnificently manufactured of the Microform barrel that is created to offer maximum pop with a lighter swing weight than ever before. Other key features of the Prime 918 baseball bat include:

Louisville Slugger Prime Drop 3 Bat

  • Three-piece, composite baseball bat.
  • Named one of the 10 best 2018 BBCOR bats.
  • Custom Lizard Skins baseball bat grip provides premium comfort.
  • TRU3 Connection helps reduce vibration and provides an unreal feeling on contact.
  • New RTX end cap creates a longer barrel shape with improved durability.

COMBAT bats | Composite material saved COMBAT. No, really. The company that produced COMBAT bats went under in 2017. So, swung a deal to produce 2018 models. The result was a BBCOR bat with a hitting surface that is 20-40% larger in comparison to competitor models. Other key features of the MAXUM baseball bat include:


  • One-piece, composite baseball bat.
  • Insanely balanced swing weight.
  • Seamless construction allows for uniform strength and premium performance.
  • Precision molding technology ensures no dead spots and a perfectly tuned baseball bat.
  • Hot out of the wrapper performance.
2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Bat

Rawlings bats | Aluminum material

Loud. Rawlings acoustic alloy has a ping sound that is as satisfying to a player as a homer. Perfect for the gappers, this Rawlings bat is one of the most balanced on the market. The Comp-Lite end cap offers insane balance while generating faster swing speeds than previous models. Other key features of the VELO baseball bat include:

Rawlings Velo Drop 3 Bat

  • One-piece, hybrid baseball bat.
  • Named one of the 10 best 2018 BBCOR bats.
  • Tackified, synthetic bat grip delivers more control.
  • Tru-View technology reveals 100% aluminum alloy composition.
  • Precision Laser pOp 2.0 increases barrel flex for more pop.
2018 Easton Ghost X BBCOR Bat

Easton bats | Composite material

It's scary how good this bat is. More balanced than the CAT8,  the Easton Ghost X is a technical, powerful, and beautiful baseball bat that is guaranteed to deliver supernatural feel and speed. The exclusive Dynamic Feel System that brings together the EXACT carbon construction with the proven CONNEXION+ technology into an integrated design to offer best-in-class performance, unbeatable durability, and a smooth feel on contact. Other key features of the Ghost X baseball bat include:

Easton Ghost X Drop 3 Bat

  • Two-piece, fully composite baseball bat.
  • Named one of the 10 best 2018 BBCOR bats.
  • X-tended barrel design gives the Ghost X the longest composite barrel in baseball.
  • New engineering X advanced carbon technology uses EXACT composite for better vibration reduction.
  • Recommended for both contact hitters and power hitters.
2018 DeMarini Voodoo BBCOR Bat

DeMarini bats | Half and Half material

Casting spells on baseball fields, the Voodoo delivers the traditional sound of alloy bats with the lightweight, smooth feel of composite bats. As the most versatile option in DeMarini's lineup, there's a reason it has become one of the all-time most popular baseball bats in the game. Other key features of the Voodoo baseball bat include:

DeMarini Voodoo Drop 3 Bat

  • Two-piece, hybrid baseball bat.
  • 3Fusion end cap optimizes weight, control, and overall durability.
  • 3Fusion handle technology reduces sting and transfers energy back into the barrel.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • X14 alloy barrel delivers precision performance with resilient strength.


Do you have a favorite drop 3 baseball bat? Have you swung any of the bats above? Let us know in the comments.

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