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09/10/2021

Top 2022 Baseball Bats

The 2022 baseball season is going to be here before we know it. To help you prepare for your season, we have compiled lists of the top baseball bats for 2022. Within these lists, we have included the top bats for USA Baseball, USSSA travel ball, and BBCOR (high school & college baseball) that are set to release this fall. These lists will not showcase every bat that releases next season, just the most anticipated baseball bats of 2022. 

We do need to emphasize that not every bat is designed for every hitter. Something like the top, one-piece alloy bats for 2022 will be excellent for power hitters, while the best 2022 composite bats would be among the best for contact hitters. If you are looking to learn more about the pros and cons of bat construction and how to shop accordingly, we recommend that you take a few minutes to check out our Bat Resource Guide.

As we look at the best bat releases for 2022, it's hard not to get excited. Every year, bat engineers continue to advance the performance, optimize bat swing weights, and improve the durability of each model. The results are quite tasty for hitters around the world. We are looking at models like the DeMarini CF, the Easton ADV 360, and Louisville Slugger Meta are among the hottest baseball bats ever created. In summation, we project these to be some of the top 2022 baseball bats with the most pop.

The Best 2022 Youth Bats

Whether you are shopping for the best tee ball bat or just looking to upgrade your USA or USSSA bat for next season, you've landed at the right place. We pride ourselves on providing thorough bat information that is easy to digest. We'll discuss the newest features, the general expectations, and what type of player would benefit the most from each youth bat. 

Keep in mind that USA baseball bats and USSSA baseball bats are noticeably different. By rule, USA bats have a much lower performance threshold than USSSA bats. They tend to hit more like a traditional wood bat, while USSSA bats provide elite levels of pop comparable to that of the old BESR bats from the early 2000s.

[Tip: When given a choice, always swing a USSSA baseball bat. USSSA bats are the highest performing bats in baseball.]

The following top youth bats are in no particular order. If you have any questions while shopping for a new USA bat, please contact the JustBats team of Bat Experts.

Top 2022 USA Bats

2022 Axe Elite One -10 USA Baseball Bat (L185J)

Axe USA Bats are becoming more and more popular each year. As we roll into the 2022 calendar, we expect the trend to continue as new bats like the Axe Elite One are unveiled to the public. If you are unfamiliar with Axe Bats, you might be shocked when you first notice their patented knob design. Each Axe model is designed to promote the proper hitting mechanics to improve bat speed and emphasize player safety. 

But does that mean they won't perform at a top level? Au contraire. The Axe Elite One is a balanced, aluminum alloy USA bat that delivers on every swing. It also boasts a HyperWhip end cap to give this top 2022 USA bat a "whippy" feeling through the zone. There is no break-in required, meaning that this bat will arrive powerful and ready for game action. We recommend the Axe Elite One (-10) USA baseball bat to 8 - 12-year-old hitters looking to improve their bat speed.

2022 DeMarini CF -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUFX22)

We don't know too much about the upcoming 2022 DeMarini CF yet, but we do know that it will be one of the most popular bats in 2022. As we eagerly await the release of the 2022 DeMarini CF during the fall of 2021, let's take a quick look at the past DeMarini USA bats that players have raved about.

For the past couple of years, DeMarini has produced USA bats that players simply want to swing. Dating back to 2018, when the USA baseball rules were implemented, DeMarini dazzled us with the likes of the Voodoo and Voodoo ONE. Both of these alloy-barrel bats arrived hot out of the wrapper and outperformed their market competition. As everyone learned more about USA regulations, the DeMarini CF emerged and began to dominate the landscape of composite USA bats. Look for 2022 to be no different as players will continue to flock to the high performance of DeMarini's best bats. 

Keep an eye out for the 2022 DeMarini The Goods USA Baseball Bat. It's a bat that has gained popularity at the BBCOR level and will undoubtedly be worth monitoring during its' first year of USA baseball.

2022 Louisville Slugger Solo -11 USA Baseball Bat (WBL2537010)

If you are looking for bat speed, the 2022 Louisville Slugger Solo is the USA bat for you. Designed with one of the lightest swing weights in baseball, the Solo is built to whip through the zone and deliver explosive contact. Add in the fact that it is a drop-11, and it immediately becomes one of the top 2022 USA bats for younger players (10 years old or younger.)

Other notable Louisville Slugger bat releases for 2022 include the 2022 Louisville Slugger Prime and the 2022 Louisville Slugger Omaha. The Prime is a multi-piece composite bat, and the Omaha is a traditional one-piece aluminum alloy bat. Both bats can comfortably be used by power and contact hitters alike.

2022 Easton ADV 360 -5 USA Baseball Bat (YBB22ADV5)

As we project the performance of some of these top bats, we are forced to factor in the popularity of previous model releases. In the case of the 2022 Easton ADV 360, the 2021 version was highly sought after in the drop-5 sizing. Players raved about the size of the barrel and the lightweight nature of the swing. Assuming that Easton continues to build upon the ADV 360's foundation, this has the potential to be one of the hottest drop-5 USA baseball bats in 2022.

Want to learn more about the 2022 Easton USA Bats? Read our full breakdown of the 2022 Easton USA lineup now.

Notable Mentions: 2022 Easton Maxum Ultra, 2022 Mizuno Duality, 2022 Rawlings Threat.

 

Top 2022 USSSA Baseball Bats

2022 DeMarini CF -10 USSSA Baseball Bat (WTDXCBZ22)

Over the past couple of years, there hasn't been a hotter bat in USSSA baseball than the DeMarini CF. Designed with a big composite barrel and a lightweight swing, the performance on contact has been second to none. The updated features have not yet been released, but based on the past performance and the proven ingenuity of DeMarini, we believe the 2022 CF will once again stand as one of the best USSSA bats in 2022.

We also recommend that power hitters keep an out for 2022's The Goods and The Goods ONE. Both should sport an end-loaded swing weight, making them excellent 2022 bats for power hitters.

2022 Easton ADV Hype -10 USSSA Baseball Bat (SL22HYP10)

The HYPE has already started to build for Easton's top 2022 composite bat. Toting another massive composite barrel, the ADV Hype looks to carry the torch for Easton into the future. New features include Thermo Composite Technology, a more power-inducing connection point, and a stiffer handle to gain leverage throughout the swing. 

When shopping for the ADV Hyper, anticipate a balanced swing weight and a highly responsive barrel. Easton will release drop-10, drop-8, and drop-5 versions of the ADV Hype to allow any interested player a chance to swing this hot USSSA bat.

2022 Louisville Slugger Meta -5 USSSA Baseball Bat (WBL2530010)

It's back for another season! The Louisville Slugger Meta broke onto the USSSA stage as one of the most anticipated bat releases in history. This year, Slugger will look to carry their momentum into the 2022 season. The 2022 Meta will boast their head-turning, home run-smashing barrels in drop-10, drop-8, and drop-5 sizes. We are still awaiting more information about the changes that Louisville Slugger has implemented on the new Meta. Still, we do know that players and parents alike are very excited about the upcoming release.

Did you know that the Louisville Slugger Meta is now available as a fastpitch softball bat? Slugger brought their headline model into fastpitch softball earlier this year. If you are looking for a new fastpitch bat, be sure to check it out at JustBats!

2022 Mizuno CRBN2 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat (B22-CRBN210)

Mizuno's second edition of the CRBN is already off to a fast start. The CRBN2 was released this past summer, and we are already struggling to keep up with the demand.

So far, the feedback has been very positive. Players have remarked about the size of Mizuno's new sweet spot on the composite barrel. The CRBN2 is easily swung by players of all ages. The break-in time is also a pro, considering it doesn't seem to require much more than about 100 to 200 hits. Vibrations rarely make it all the way down the handle to sting a hitter's hands due to the flex on contact. And based on all of the early bat reviews, Mizuno has done a marvelous job with this bat release. Parents shopping for a USSSA baseball bat for their player(s) should definitely take a look at Mizuno's revamped CRBN2 in 2022.

2022 Axe Avenge Pro -10 USSSA Baseball Bat (L148J)

Speaking of 2022 bats that players are already finding success with, the Axe Avenge Pro has dominated 2021 fall baseball. The new charged carbon + composite material has been marketed as the hottest composite barrel ever released by Axe. Typically, marketing campaigns have a tendency to embellish their features a little, but reviews on all sizes of the Axe Avenge Pro USSSA baseball bat seem to support the notion. Let's take a look at a few of the early reviews we've received.

Axe Avenge Pro Bat Review

Pros: This bat is a beauty and the envy of my son's team. Pop, sound, and feel are great. My son is carrying it around the house. Great swing weight, [the] ball is going 20' farther than his bat from last year (not an Axe Bat).

Cons: None

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Pros: My son was worried about moving to a -5 from -8, but this Axe AvengePro made the transition easy. I highly recommend buying this! Lightweight with a ton of pop.

Cons: None

It's still early, but so far, players and parents agree that the Axe Avenge Pro is one of the best 2022 USSSA baseball bats.

 

Top 2022 BBCOR Bats

There is nothing quite like finding the perfect brand-new BBCOR bat. Whether in high school or college, finding a bat that fits your game is the ultimate feeling. As you prepare for the upcoming season, we have taken the time to create a thorough list of the top 2022 BBCOR baseball bats for you to choose from. There will still be other bats available on the market, but these are the most anticipated releases among 2022 BBCOR bats.

For future purposes, be sure to check out our BBCOR bat reviews for the 2022 releases. As more players continue to swing these new baseball bats, we'll have more bat testimonies come through our website. Bat reviews are another excellent resource to use when shopping for your next BBCOR bat.

2022 DeMarini Voodoo ONE BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTDXVOC22)

What up! What up! If you aren't familiar with the Baseball Bat Bros, you've gotta check them out on Youtube. They offer the best insight into BBCOR bats on the planet. And according to Will and his brothers, the Voodoo ONE stands supreme as the top bat in BBCOR. Now, we certainly still do our research into the best bats, and top bat releases each fall, but everything we've seen continues to attest to the Voodoo ONE being an elite bat for high school and college baseball.

As we roll into the release of the 2022 Voodoo ONE, it is essential to point out that not everyone will benefit from DeMarini's top one-piece alloy bat. It is designed to produce at a high level for solid and powerful hitters. If you cannot generate enough swing speed, we would recommend you shop for a bat with more flex on contact. If you are looking to stay with DeMarini, we recommend looking at the 2022 DeMarini CF (WTDXCBC22).

If you are interested in trying the Voodoo ONE for 30 days, add Bat Assurance at the JustBats checkout! It's a risk-free bat trial program that lets you hit with the bat before deciding whether you want to keep it or not. 

2022 Louisville Slugger Meta BBCOR Baseball Bat (WBL2522010)

Nothing instills confidence in a hitter like a bat that boasts a hard-to-miss barrel. Blessed with one of the biggest sweet spots baseball has ever seen, the 2022 Louisville Slugger Meta continues to have the baseball community buzzing. After releasing a few years ago, the Meta has made noise in batter's boxes ever since. 

As we look at the upcoming 2022 Meta, you can still expect to receive a massive composite barrel with vibration canceling technology throughout the bat design. Contact hitters love the smooth feel of contact, while power hitters attest that it's about as hot as any other BBCOR bat on the planet once broken in. Needless to say, players are pumped for the release of the 2022 Louisville Slugger Meta.

Players interested in a 2022 aluminum alloy bat from Louisville should check out the light-swinging 2022 Louisville Solo (WTLBBS622B3). 

TRUE TEMPER HZRDUS BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB22HZRB3)

You may not be familiar with True Temper bats, but now is the time to learn about them. The 2022 HZRDUS is a one-piece hybrid bat. That's right, it has an alloy barrel and a composite handle, but yet still offers a seamless one-piece design. The key? Axenic technology. The connection piece is forged within the bat to provide exceptional stiffness (aka power) on every swing.

Another reason the 2022 HZRDUS has created so much anticipation surrounding its release is that former teen-phenom, Blaze Jordan, helped design this bat. Jordan was documented hitting a 500+' home run at the age of 15. Now, Jordan plays within the Boston Red Sox organization after they drafted him in the third round. But all of that talk is cheap; wanna see the 2022 HZRDUS in action? Check out the video below of Blaze Jordan and the Baseball Bats Bros taking the HZRDUS for a test drive.

 

2022 Easton Alpha ALX BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB22AL)

As more and more players continue to gravitate towards one-piece alloy BBCOR bats, it becomes crucial to identify the best of these such bats. Looking at the upcoming releases from Easton, it's pretty apparent that the 2022 Easton Alpha ALX will create the power that most players seek. 

Now sporting a new Flywall Barrel, the Alpha ALX offers unregulated performance across the entire barrel. Previously, rings in the barrel design would govern the maximum performance possible. Now, Easton has unleashed innovative technology to increase the possibilities on each swing. Furthermore, the balanced swing weight and upgraded alloy materials should allow for additional gains in bat speed while maintaining high levels of durability. This is a 2022 BBCOR bat with exceptional pop. If you have the hands to drive through the ball on contact, you should see remarkable results from the 2022 Alpha ALX.

Notable Mentions: 2022 Axe Avenge Pro, 2022 Mizuno PWR CRBN, Anderson Widowmaker.

 

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Where can I get the best 2022 baseball bats?

You can shop for the best 2022 baseball bats at JustBats. Every order comes with free, fast shipping and returns, along with guidance from our team of Bat Experts. We also offer a full array of personalization options for every bat purchase. Add a touch of your personality with a new Lizards Skins bat grip or engrave the barrel of your next wood bat purchase. It's why shopping for your baseball bats, softball bats, and youth bats at JustBats makes the most sense. So until the next time you need a new bat for the player in your life, we'll be there for you from Click to Hit!

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