Spring Baseball is about to conclude which can only mean one thing. Travel Ball starts SOON! Before you go purchase your bat for travel ball, we need to review a few things.
First, if you played this spring, then you most likely competed in one of these organizations: Little League, Dixie Youth, PONY, Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth, NAFB, or Dizzy Dean. All of these organizations required your baseball bat to feature the USA Baseball Stamp. This took into affect Jan. 1st, 2018.
Second, you can certainly use your USA bat for travel ball this summer if you choose to. USA Bats are 100% approved for USSSA play. However, you will be at a disadvantage. To simplify things, it would be similar to swinging a wood bat while all the other players are swinging hot metal bats. Not good.
Lastly, maybe you don’t play little league ball and are itching to get started with your travel team. Look no further. Below, we break down the best 2019 USSSA baseball bat options based off player experience, parent reviews, and feedback from coaches in the area.
The CAT8 is one of the most popular -10 travel ball bats we have at JustBats.com. Marucci spent two years developing this bat. It’s not just a new paint job; it’s a new standard.
This Marucci bat's one-piece alloy design blends year-round durability with a traditional feel, and its ring-free barrel construction eliminates dead spots while improving flex. Its precision-balanced barrel provides a lower M.O.I. and balanced feel that makes it easy for any style of hitter to enjoy their personal best results.
This -5 from DeMarini is the perfect option for players entering their last travel ball season before high school. The ball jumps off the bat and can be used by anyone in the lineup.
As a fan favorite season-after-season, DeMarini knew they had to step up their game and take their design and innovation to new levels. As a result, the new Paraflex Plus composite was created. With a perfect amount of temperature and time that goes into each model, these baseball bats have the most consistent and powerful barrel in the game today.
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One of the most balanced bats on this list, the Louisville Slugger Solo 619 is designed to be one of the fastest swinging -10 travel ball bats in the Slugger lineup.
The 1-piece hyper alloy construction maximizes energy transfer when you make contact with the ball for reliable swings and hits. Newly designed Speed Ballistic Composite end caps let you swing fast for maximum contact with high-speed balls, and the extra length helps you increase collision efficiency to maximize ball speed on contact.
2019 Louisville Slugger Prime ONE -12: WTLSLP119X12
The Prime ONE is a great travel ball “starter” bat. It’s designed for serious players who want a high quality, lightweight bat. Typically, we see players anywhere from 7 to 10 years old swinging a drop 12.
Engineered with Louisville Slugger's proprietary MicroForm barrel design, this bat fuses together layers of 100% composite material to provide a lighter swing weight and maximize pop. Feel more in control every time you step to the plate with the new and improved Speed Ballistic Composite End Cap which increases swing speed and maximizes how you handle the bat.
Have no fear; the MAXUM is still here!
Combat is back. Just two years ago, Combat bats were in players hands all across the country. Combat was then purchased by Easton and bat manufacturing was put on hold. Easton has since released a 2019 Maxum model and it’s everything you hoped for.
If you're looking to get the most bang for your buck, COMBAT is sure to convey value and impress with their dedication to providing composite baseball bats at a fraction of the cost. It all starts with their precision molding technology (PMT) combined with a seamless construction design. These two features ensure no seams, no dead spots, and a perfectly tuned bat that results in ultra-consistent, hot out of the wrapper performance right out of the box.
Another great option for top of the lineup players. In comparison to other top of the lineup bats, the Beast Speed packs a slightly more powerful barrel. Combine that with a custom lizard skin grip and you have one of the best travel ball bats on the market.
This bat is constructed from ATAC alloy, one of the lightest and strongest aluminum barrels available in the game today. The Beast Speed from Easton has a brand-new SPEED CAP, which helps to enhance the sound the bat makes and improves the barrel's responsiveness. Its one-piece speed balanced design provides a lightweight swing weight for more bat speed behind the ball at contact.
The new Rawlings Quatro Pro is designed to increase the amount of flex in your swing. So, if you’re a player who likes to feel the bend in your bat and have the ball explode off the barrel, then the Quatro Pro is for you.
New for the 2019 Quatro Pro is the Longitudinal Flex: a re-engineered composite layering for enhanced trampoline across the length of the barrel. It features a carbon fiber barrel that is shaped for optimal pop and designed to maximize the sweet spot. A newly designed end cap reduces the end weight of the bat to make it easy to swing through the zone.
Based on all the information we’ve received, these are the best USSSA baseball bats for 2019. Have you had a chance to swing any? Did your favorite youth big barrel bats make the cut? If they didn't, please leave a comment below telling us which USSSA approved baseball bats you believe are the best in the game and why. If you have any specific baseball bat questions, remember our Bat Experts are available via telephone at 866-321-2287, email at email@example.com, or you can click here to live chat! Don't forget, we'll be here for you from click to hit!