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The 8 Best Fastpitch Softball Bats for 2021

As we set our sights on the 2021 fastpitch season, it's time to start thinking about finding the right bat for you. These fastpitch bats are made for both contact and power hitters alike while adding the most innovative technology to some of the best softball bats of all time. We've taken bat reviews into consideration while constructing this list. Players, parents, and coaches have also provided feedback to give us better insight into each of the following bats look, feel, and performance. 

Now, what are the best fastpitch softball bats for 2021? We're going to cover five from the 2021 lineup and three from the 2020 season. Let's dive in.

5 Best 2021 Fastpitch Softball Bats

1. Louisville Slugger LXT Fastpitch Softball Bat (WBL2452010)

Available in: -8, -9, -10, & -11

It isn't a complete list of the top softball bats unless it has the LXT on it. So right off the bat (sorry, we had to), here's Louisville Slugger's most prominent fastpitch bat. Designed to elicit lightning-fast swing speeds and fully optimal barrel control, it's easy to see why so many fastpitch players choose the LXT.

In 2021, the LXT offers a three-piece, all-composite construction approved for both ASA and USSSA softball. The new speed composite design showcases PBF technology to improve the "pop" and increase the sweet spot. Louisville Slugger placed a noticeable amount of emphasis on increasing the size of the LXT's sweet spot, considering they also incorporated a new COPA end cap to expand the optimal hitting surface of this excellent fastpitch softball bat.

Whether you are looking for the perfect softball bat for a contact hitter or the hottest fastpitch bat for a power hitter, the 2021 Louisville Slugger LXT is the bat for you. Easily, one of the top 2021 fastpitch bats in the game.

2. DeMarini CF Zen Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXCFP21)

Available in: -10 & -11

Season after season, the best fastpitch softball bats come and go, but the DeMarini CF consistently tops the list. The concept is simple, develop a bat that can maximize swing speed without sacrificing any performance. Sounds easy, huh? 

The DeMarini CF for 2021 will bring back the paraflex plus composite materials that have made it such a notable bat over the years. A two-piece construction is held together by 3-fusion technology that dissipates negative vibrations and redirects energy back into the barrel to create an explosive performance. 

It will be approved for all leagues, so you can expect it to be one of the best bats for both ASA and USSSA softball.

3. Anderson RockeTech Carbon Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPRTC21)

Available in: -10 while similar models are available in -9, -11 & -12

If you're looking to do severe damage each time you step into the box, why not swing a bat with "rocket" in its name? The 2021 Anderson RockeTech is starting to create buzz around the diamonds. Look for softball players worldwide to start taking notice of one of the top fastpitch bats in 2021. And if you still aren't sold, try it out for 30 days risk-free with Anderson's Proof is at the Plate Program when you order it from JustBats.

So what makes the 2021 Anderson RockeTech so hot? For starters, it's the multi-layered strengthened composite design. This creates an ultra-balanced swing weight ideal for contact hitters. If you're looking for the best softball bat for slap hitters, the Anderson RockeTech might just be the answer for you. The two-piece design allows for premium flex on contact and serves to deliver performance almost instantly after you unbox it.

The RockeTech is approved for ASA and USSSA fastpitch softball.

4. Mizuno PWR CRBN Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP21PC10)

Available in: -10 & -11

Somewhere Pat Sajak is wondering, 'would you like to buy a vowel?' Who needs a vowel, Pat, when you've got one of the hottest fastpitch softball bats in 2021. The Mizuno PWR CRBN is similar to the bats mentioned above in that it offers a multi-piece, fully-composite design. It's a smart decision because it maximizes durability while increasing player comfort.

Looking deeper into the bat features, the PWR CRBN takes full advantage of Mizuno's Black Onyx carbon material in both the handle and the barrel. This serves to create one of the most durable softball bats ever made. The connection point between the barrel and the handle will feature a dual-frequency dampening technology to protect your player's hands from any unwanted vibrations. And if you're looking to turn heads with your at-bats, the Detonator Cor delivers the ultimate acoustic BOOM on contact.

The PWR CRBN is approved for ASA and USSSA fastpitch softball.

5. DeMarini FNX Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTDXPHP21)

Available in: -8, -9, & -10

Wrapping up our list of the 5 top 2021 fastpitch softball bats is the DeMarini FNX. Intentionally named and designed to represent the phoenix that rose from the ashes, DeMarini's latest fastpitch model is all about power. It totes an end-loaded swing weight intended to drive in runs from the middle of the order. The FNX will also come with stamps for all the major leagues putting it squarely in the conversation for the best power bat for fastpitch softball.

A long, continuous fiber barrel allows for a powerful swing without overwhelming the hitter. The composite materials also help maintain the durability of the FNX, but in the case of a defect, you will receive a one-year manufacturer's warranty when bought from JustBats. The final feature of note is the direct two-piece connection, which allows for the top energy transfer (POP) in fastpitch softball.

Bonus: 3 Top 2020 Fastpitch Softball Bats

1. Easton Ghost Double Barrel Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP20GH10)

Available in: -8, -9, -10, & -11

Fresh off two years without all-league approval (2018 was ASA-only, 2019 was USSSA-only), the 2020 Easton Ghost Double Barrel officially gained support for all leagues. It became an instant success on fastpitch diamonds across the country. The innovative "double-barrel" utilizes a softer outer barrel with no break-in required. It has a terrific feel with every swing and is easily one of the best fastpitch bats ever made.

Notable Features Include:

  • Balanced Swing Weight
  • Double Barrel Design
  • Connexion+ Technology

2. Rawlings Quatro Pro Fastpitch Softball Bat (FPZP10)

Available in: -9, -10, & -11

Powerhouse NCAA softball programs like Oklahoma, Tennessee, and South Florida all swing Rawlings softball bats. The most popular softball bat of choice, the Rawlings Quatro Pro. Built with bad intentions, the Rawlings Quatro Pro is all about creating an elite performance for serious softball players. Enjoy the lightning-fast swing speeds of the all-new ultralight end cap of the Quatro Pro. Also, look to take advantage of the reactive outer barrel and the massive sweet spot that it brings with it.

Notable Features Include:

  • Two-Piece Composite
  • Focused Flex Technology
  • Suspended Inner Barrel
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee!

3. Axe Avenge Fastpitch Softball Bat (L150H-10)

Available in: -9, -10, & -11

Embrace innovation with Axe softball bats. For too long, we have looked at softball bats from the same perspective. Axe took a different approach when they recreated the fastpitch bat knob. Ergonomically designed to promote hand safety and improve swings, the Axe Avenge is the perfect showcase model for the latest bat knob technology.

Notable Features Include: 

  • Two-Piece Composite
  • New Hyperwhip End Cap
  • Charged Composite Construction
  • New Power Gap Technology

There it is. Those are our picks for the 8 best fastpitch softball bats in 2021. There's a slew of other bats to still consider, but as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are fewer new releases for the season ahead. However, as you can probably tell, the selection of 2021 softball bats is still extremely deep and ready to perform at an all-time level.

If you are looking for guidance throughout the bat buying process, be sure to try out our Bat Coach or give our team of Bat Experts a call.

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