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Bat #1: Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL

Bat Pack Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 and Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bats: YBB18GXHL and US8511
Bat Pack Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 and Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bats: YBB18GXHL and US8511
Bat Pack Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 and Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bats: YBB18GXHL and US8511
Bat Pack Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 and Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bats: YBB18GXHL and US8511
Bat Pack Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 and Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bats: YBB18GXHL and US8511
Bat Pack Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 and Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bats: YBB18GXHL and US8511
Bat Pack Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 and Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bats: YBB18GXHL and US8511
Bat Pack Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 and Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bats: YBB18GXHL and US8511
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Bat #1: Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL

Bat #2: Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511

Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 1.4mm HYPERSKIN Grip Provides Unbeatable Comfort

  • -11 Length To Weight Ratio

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Balanced Swing Weight

  • Colorway: Black / Yellow

  • EXACT Carbon Composite Material Optimizes Barrel Performance & Enlarges The Sweet Spot

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • New Engineering X Advanced Carbon Technology Uses EXACT Composite For Better Vibration Reduction

  • One-Piece, Composite Baseball Bat

  • Ultra-Thin 29/32 Inch EXACT Composite Handle

  • New USA Baseball Stamp

  • X-Tended Barrel Design Creates A Massive Sweet Spot

  • Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony

Description

Easton's mission is to deliver real performance advantages to baseball players through sports engineering and meaningful experiences.

The latest composite design in a long line of legendary Easton baseball bats is here! Introducing the Ghost X Hyperlite, a technical, powerful, and beautiful baseball bat that is guaranteed to deliver a supernatural feel and speed unlike any other. Experience the exceptional feel combined with the expected performance that has become commonplace with Easton's desire to deliver players the best baseball bats through innovative sports engineering. It all starts with the one-piece, EXACT carbon construction that offers best-in-class performance, unbeatable durability, and an incredibly smooth feel on contact that is better than most other composite bats in the game. The EXACT carbon composite material is the result of the engineering X advanced carbon technology that provides insane vibration reduction while optimizing the sweet spot for a massive hitting surface. This huge barrel, also known as the X-tended barrel design, gives the Ghost X the longest composite barrel in baseball. Swing with certainty knowing that each model is backed by a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Easton: Fueled By Passion, Designed To Win!

This Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) features a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, a drop 11 length to weight ratio, and the USA Baseball certified stamp along the taper of the barrel. The USABat stamp makes this model approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony. Scare away the competition with the Ghost and order one of these Easton baseball bats today with free shipping. Don't forget, we're here for you from click to hit!

Reviews (89)

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It gives up very little in terms of pop. Jeff Harper parent

Pros: The pros are solid construction, the -11 is very evenly balanced and easy for him to grip. It has a great sweet spot, it swings and feels a lot like his Combat Maxim. The 2 5/8 Barrel dose seem huge, but you get use to it. With batting gloves my 8 year old dose not complain of any sting when hitting off the tip. He is hitting the ball as far with the Ghost X as he did with his Combat Maxim most of the time. I think the trampoline effect is over rated in youth bats and for me this bat proves that. This bat dose have a odd sound, a different tone than the Combat composite or wood but you can hear a foul ball tick off of it pretty well. No one has had this bat long enough to rate durability but Easton is a name you can depend on so for that I'll give it 5 stars.

Cons: My son changed the Hyper skin to Lizard Skin at purchase. It just feels better to him, he didn't like it on the Mako CXN either. I got him the 30 inch he is 4ft 4 and 65 pounds and chokes up about an inch so he can use it a couple years.

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Great bat Roman's dad parent

Pros: This bat was bought for my 9 year old son who plays travel ball. We were replacing a Mako Torq (which doesnt meet the 2018 specs). At first the barrel seems a little too big, but my son is hitting great with it. It had a huge sweet spot and has more pop than expected. He has had little sting as well, even without gloves. Although I was upset that I was forced to buy a new bat, i am definitely happy with the purchase.

Cons: The bat has good pop, but it makes a flat/dead sound.

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All good JB baseball parent

Pros: My son is 10. He told me that he barely feels any vibration.

Cons: To new to have any yet.

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Great bat Joe parent

Pros: Nice feel. Sounds similar to wood just a little duller. Like the new standard. Should be much safer and more realistic to wood. Nice balance. Vibration not an issue.

Cons: Changed the grip to Lizard Skin. Aprox. 10 yard shorter difference from last years Beast.

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Dont buy this bat Chad K. parent

Pros: None

Cons: My Nine year old son said it has a lot of sting to it. nearly only took 5 swings with it and 4 out of the 5 hits the bat stung his hand. Thought if I change the grip, cause the one that come with is thin and use batting gloves would help, but no help at all. I thought he was making it up, so i tried it and first swing it stung. I hit the ball squar and it still stung.

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My son's bat. Dad parent

Pros: He say's it has a great feel to it when he swing's it. Almost no sting on good and bad hit's. It's well balanced (he has 1 new S750 it's a little bit more end weighted tho). More hit's. Bigger sweet spot. Perfect fit for my son.

Cons: Break in, not sure what that will be at. Should have a better handle wrap and a bat cover for the price you pay. A bit expensive for a kid's bat. (Still the best bat I could get him tho) Don't forget to order the bat cover to protect your investment. Gave this bat 2 star for durability cause we just got it but Easton makes good bats so I imagine it could be a 5 star if it last 2 seasons (From what I've read composite bats don't last more than 2yrs. on avg. besides he's going to out grow it in less than that time anyway)

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7u Select smoking em Johnny 5 parent

Pros: Great pop. Son chokes up an inch but loves the bat overall

Cons: None yet as we have only used it at pir practice facility

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Quik Bunny Quik Bunny parent

Pros: NONE

Cons: Terrible vibration with every hit even when dead center of the sweet spot.

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Daddy Coach Daddy Coach player

Pros: Feels great in hands, off tee, soft toss, tennis balls. Looks nice. Is a true -11. No other positive feedback. Also, this is not a knock on easton. I have two boys and I coach. Purchased 4 different USA easton bats. Ghost X hyperlite for my 10 year old son who is about 70 lbs. Contact, gap, speed, type hitter who hits from the left side, but is right handed. Used Easton S500 -13 last season and loved it. But this is a 2018 USA bat comparison. There is also a chance it's a fluke defect. Also, easton has agreed to replace my Ghost Hyperlite with another Easton bat. Gonna go with the Beast X Hybrid. Tried it, good bat. Way too heavy right now- but could use mid season or next year. I compared the Ghost x hyperlite bat to the LS Solo 618 -11 over five hitting sessions. Two of the sessions had a hitter from each side of the plate. Also, the comparison took place after Easton Ghost X hyperlite was properly broken in.

Cons: "Holy Stingers Batman"- Please, keep in mind all single piece bats will sting a bit and my son plays primarily catcher so there's toughness there. The results were same with second hitter added. The sting was so bad it would drop him to his knees every 3-4 mishits. He would have to take a break. The LS 618 would sting sometimes, but much less. He referred to those stings as "normal stings" could shake his hands out and continue. "Fools Gold"-Don't be fooled by the big barrel. I found it to have a tiny sweet spot on a huge barrel. When squared up it traveled "maybe" slightly further than LS 618, but doen't square up as often. Also, Mishits go nowhere (after the sting). They knuckle, float, and quickly die out. This means fielders are making outs on those hits. (and batter in pain). It's like the oversized barrel absorbs the energy of the ball. In comparison, the ball really spins and darts with the LS 618 solo. More hits through infield. I would not recommend this bat.

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Thanks Snowflakes Weston's Dad parent

Pros: My son hit it pretty well. He did complain about sting so, I left the factory wrap on and put a lizzard wrap over it and added a power pad...not a single sting after that, through several buckets of balls.

Cons: If youre looking for anything like the performance from bats of years past, temper your expectations because you will be dissappointed, regardless of what bat you choose.

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Lightest USA Bat Steve parent

Pros: Went to a demo and tried all bats from all brands. If you have a younger kid looking for a lighter bat, this is the one!

Cons: Performance is obviously lower on all the USA Bats from years past.

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Excessive bat rattle steve lewis parent

Pros: easy to swing

Cons: Made my son cry the bat rattled so bad and he is not a whiny baby

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new review after long break in period daddycoach parent

Pros: lots of contact, great feel, pop will inrease, vibration diminishes after long break in period. good line drive bat. the funny sound still there. sounds like hitting baseball with a guitar. but much better results now that its breaking in. Read below how to break in.

Cons: Price. Very long break in period. Not great in cool weather. I wrote a very critical review of this bat after after several sessions of what I thought was a good break in perod. I compared it to LS Solo 618. I was very dissapointed with the ghost x hyperlite. No pop and lots of stings. To be fair to easton and its product after several sessions with my ten year old I thought bat was broken in. I was wrong. I took it myself and hit over 100 baseballs off tee into net hard with 1/4 turn every time. it loosened bat up substantially. Son likes bat much more now. gets good contact with big barrel. Less stings but weather has been warmer. still has slightly less distance than LS Solo -11. But LS is a little heavier, and ghost x seems to be getting better. Slightly less misses and foul tips with ghost x bcz large barrel. changed my review and keeping bat in use for now.

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Daddycoach

Pros: Good feel, big barrel, lots of contact, lite. Good line drive bat. Be patient with break in period- read below how to quicken that process.

Cons: Very long break in period. After several sessions with my ten year old I thought bat was broken in. I was wrong. I than compared to LS Solo 618 and was very disappointed with ghost x. To be fair to Easton I wanted to make sure bat was broken in. I took it myself and hit over 100 baseballs hard off tee into net. It loosened bat substantially. He likes much more now wants to continue using it and has similar results to LS solo. Maybe slightly more distance at this time still with LS, but less misses and foul tips with larger barrel. Still a tough go in cooler weather, and $100 more than other -11 USA bats with similar results. Also, still sounds like hitting baseball with a guitar, but solid hits.

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31 easton hyperlite DAVE parent

Pros: none

Cons: no pop ,lots of sting,my son is big and strong,thought we could work through it. no it hurts almost overtime.don,t buy this bat.

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Bad Vibration- Good Balance-Decent Pop Aj coach

Pros: Great Balance and feel. Have a team of 7-8 year olds most have hit with the bat and all can swing and hit the ball good if hit in the sweet spot.

Cons: Kids who are not as far along in batting and miss more times than not will have the death vibrations in their hands. if your kid can make solid contact 80% of the time great bat for them. Expensive bat and at this price pay the extra and get the two piece.

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So far so good... Nate coach

Pros: He likes the bat a lot, he's getting use to the 29/18 I went a little bigger in weight so he can use it a few years(he just turned 9). We've had 4-5 hitting sessions with it indoors and he's had little to no sting at all. Obviously not the same pop as his Combat but I think the difference is minimal.

Cons: I think the true test of this bat will come much later.

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LandL

Pros:

Cons: Sting that you can't shake off.

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you guys are funny... DHO coach

Pros: if your kid can hit, this bat doesnt change that

Cons: if your kid cant hit, this bat doesnt change that

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9 year old stung hands. coach parent

Pros: nice feel

Cons: stings kids hands. three different bat grips. then returned it.

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Feels great! mlaw parent

Pros: My son was hitting really well with this bat first time in the cage. He was hitting harder than some kids twice his size. He said no vibration/ stinging and that this bat felt great overall.

Cons: My son still prefers his Easton Mako Beast.

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not for people who pull off the plate will powell player

Pros: if you hit it off the barrel it feels good.

Cons: it stings so incredibly much if you hit if off the end of the bat even with batting gloves that take away the sting.

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great bat! mmom parent

Pros: My son hit great with this bat his first time in the cage. No complaints of sting or vibration. He was crushing the ball.

Cons: a little less pop than his mako.

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No sting lawm parent

Pros: My 11 year old was hitting great with this bat right out of the wrapper. No complaints of stinging or vibration. He likes the way it feels and is looking forward to breaking the bat in and hopefully getting a bit more pop.

Cons: Less pop then last years Mako.

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big mac

Pros: lightweight nice feel

Cons: miss hits will kill your hand worst vibration ever also sounds dead my son strong hitter and had a lot of little chip shots with it my son won't use it after we bought it and went with 718 select slugger haven't used it yet hopefully it with not hurt his hand

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Rhino2000

Pros:

Cons: Stings worse than any bat I have ever been around. Makes kids not even want to hit. Easton really missed the mark with this one.

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COMFORTABLE SWING is the key Yogi parent

Pros: Gone are the days of buying a hot bat and making your kid look like an all-star. On par with all other USA bats in terms of distance. My son is on the smaller side so I needed a bat he is comfortable swinging and this is it. Yeah it had some stingers on mishits but so did the other USA bats I've bought. I put a knobcuff on and it seems to have fixed the vibration issue when hitting off the end or handle.

Cons: $$$ for a made in china bat with a terrible grip, but if you need the lightest bat on the market without giving up barrel size this is your bat.

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Sting JS81WP parent

Pros: Good pop, Huge Sweet spot

Cons: Bat Sting. If you don't hit it on the sweet spot you will know.

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Terrible Bat Adam parent

Pros: None

Cons: No pop (compared to other USA bats), stings a lot (again a lot more than other USA bats), totally not worth the money. We sold ours and got the Demarini Voodoo One. Much better bat and much cheaper.

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easton ghost x hyperlite jonathan parent

Pros: evenly balanced

Cons: not as much pop as other usa bats, sounds dead when hit, and if you do not hit in 4 in sweet spot will vibrate and sting kids hands.

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Jenny

Pros: None other than it looks nice and is lightweight

Cons: The sting it leaves is horrible, 2 kids one of which is mine both have the same bat, they both have been great hitters playing dicie ball and travel ball, both are 9. These bats have a sting to them neither can shake off. I am looking in to returning it now. I absolutely hate that we spent all of this money on a new bat that we thought was one of the best to be disappointed the way we were. Do Not Recommend

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Terrible Keli parent

Pros: looks nice. light weight

Cons: kills my sons hands, every hit. It's got him to where he don't even want to swing hard because it just kills his hands. We've switched to lizard skin, bought better batting gloves and purchased the rubber that you put at end of bat to help absorb some of the shock. This bat was way to much money for him not to use it. I'm calling Easton to try find a resolution. He has been using his friends $89 Rawlings bat and it has great pop and there is little to no vibration. VERY disappointed in this bat. Three other kids on his team have all experienced the same thing.

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Hyperlite Dean player

Pros: No pop or anything

Cons: Ok do not recommend it

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Small Sweet Spot / lots of vibration David coach

Pros: good feel in the hands. balanced

Cons: will vibrate your socks off if you dont hit the sweet spot. kids are scared to hit with it because lf the vibration. sounds terrible.

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worse bat i've ever used River Moya player

Pros: it looks good

Cons: out of 100 pitches i couldn't get a solid hit. My hands sting every time I hit the ball. Every time I did hit the ball it was a little blooper, and it didn't even leave the infield. Overall IT"S WASTE OF MONEY!

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Stay away Nathan parent

Pros: Good to swing and we'll balanced

Cons: Vibration is a killer. Small sweet spot. No worth the mone worst bat to buy. ****. Stay away

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Terrible bat. NO Pop and severe hand sting Brian coach

Pros: NONE - DO NOT BUY.

Cons: Bought this bat thinking it would be one of the best of the 2018 USA bats. We were wrong. Ball dies off of the barrel and goes no where. We switched to a LS 618 solo and the same lazy drive that easily falls into second basemen's glove is now reaching the outfield. I have also heard from coaches of several other teams who are very dissatisfied with this bat and all the Easton Ghost bats. The hand sting is so bad my son was intentionally striking out. He was swinging and missing on purpose this bat was so bad. That should tell you something.

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Would NOT recommend!!! Coach coach

Pros: light weight and durable

Cons: There is absolutely NO pop off this bat!!! We have three different baseball teams between city league and travel ball and this is by far the worst investment of all equipment we have ever purchased. There are numerous USA bats throughout all our teams and would hands down recommend the Beast (2pc) or even the simple, aluminum, Rawlings Prodigy. Do NOT waste your money!!!

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2018 Ghost X Hyperlight Tim Russell coach

Pros: Good feel and balanced.

Cons: Vibration has been a lot more than the Mako.

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overall excellent bat 4.5/5 retroclemson parent

Pros: My son is only 7, so we needed the lightest bat we could find. This is the lightest weight USA composite this year, believe me we tried them all. All alloy USA bats are at least 2 oz over swing weight, some 2.5. (USA 5150 27/16 weighs 18.6, DEMARINI VOODOO 28/18=20.4). Most all of the USA composite bats are 1.5-2 oz over listed weight. However this bat is only 1.2 oz over listed weight. 28/17 weighed exactly 18.2 oz) compared to pre USA composite bats which had longer breakin period, this bat is more ready to go. I do recommend changing to a lizard skin on all 1 piece bats for kids 8u. *****Heard of a guy who had this bat rolled and Shaven, after shave bat weighed exactly 17 oz, and was HOT AS FIRE. If you are looking for that sort of action, this bat is HOT!

Cons: Balanced bat with minimal end weight results in heavier rattle when hit off end of the bat.

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Dixie 8 yr old Pitching Machine Parent parent

Pros: My son gets alot of pop with this bat over others he has tried.

Cons: Grip is VERY thin and was replaced immediately. Lots of vibration and stinging hands even with knob and good batting gloves.

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Do not waste your money Gary coach

Pros: None

Cons: Bat rattle, hand stingers, Easton costumer service. Buy this bat and miss 3 weeks of you kid swinging it while Easton try's to replace it with an equally bad bat. Get you replacement bat and then see if you sports store will take it in on some sort of trade.

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Hyperlite -11 Mark coach

Pros: Lightweight

Cons: Three different kids on my team bought it and each dislikes it. They complain of constant hand ringing. We tried adding lizard skin and buying padded batting gloves. I would avoid this one piece design. Time to look for a new bat.

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Junk CTP coach

Pros: None

Cons: No Pop and sounds dead

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Save your $ Travel Coach coach

Pros: Initially, the name

Cons: Hand Sting, No pop - Coach both LL and travel baseball and purchased 2 of these bats for both kids. Not happy with the decision. Kids constantly shake hands from 'Bat Sting' and not much pop. I understand the USA bat standards, however this bat is inferior to others. They now sit in my son's bags while they use other bats. The worst part is when I attempted to contact Easton they were not much help and very unresponsive.

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Got ripped off Jeff Doutt coach

Pros: There is noting positive about this bat.

Cons: A wooden bat has more pot then this bat.Our video proved that. It ruined baseball.

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Do not buy! Ryan coach

Pros: The only good thing i can say about this bat. Is that looks good and thats about it.

Cons: Zero pop even for a USA bat. Zero feedback when hitting! Vibration and sting worse than swinging a wood bat. you littlery could go to Walmart and buy the cheapest USA bat you could find and it would out perform this bat. Easton you screwed the pooch on this one and in return are duping people into making people pay almost $300 for a garbage product.

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Very Disappointed John parent

Pros: My son liked this bat a lot when he swung it in the store and it was more affordable then the other Ghost 2 piece bat.

Cons: The sting is so bad. batting gloves do not help. No pop what so ever. The ball goes no where. When my son used another bat the ball goes 10x further. I have seen much cheaper bats out perform this bat 10 times over. Been breaking it in since winter clinics and it still stinks middle of the season. I want my money back.

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Mike

Pros: Balanced swing, weight, huge sweet spot. Once broken in the hand sting is gone. You really need to get through the break in to appreciate this bat.

Cons: Break in time - took 150 good hits off a tee, rotating the bat 1/4 turn each time to break it in. Hand sting is gone and sweet spot is huge. Good pop for a USA Standard bat but nowhere close to last years models.

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run away baseball dad coach

Pros: its a bat

Cons: its bad, crazy vibration, my kids are scared to swing now, zero pop, expensive, stock grip is way too thin, we have a thousand hits and same performance, there is no "break in" period, just a bad bat. Learn from my expensive mistake

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Great Bat! Jesse player

Pros: This is a great bat! The break in period is short, the vibration is decent, and the pop is decent as well. The big barell maximizies the sweet spot. Great job Easton!

Cons: You'll probably wanna buy your own bar grip for this one, as Easton bat grips are not great

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Worst bat I've ever bought my son. Travel & Little League Coach/Parent coach

Pros: ZERO.

Cons: Vibrates so bad that it has bruised my sons hands. ZERO pop in it. My son has started to refuse to use it, because it hurts his hands so bad. I've had other kids try using it and get the same complaints from them. Do not buy. Save your money.

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Bat vibration caused a broken finger Marc parent

Pros: none

Cons: This bat is prone to bat vibration when striking the baseball. My son broke his thumb via bat vibration. I do not recommend this bat.

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Marc

Pros: none

Cons: This bat is prone to severe bat vibration. My 10 year old son broke his thumb from the hyperlite bat vibration. I would not recommend this bat.

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horrible will player

Pros: hasnt broken yet

Cons: worst bat ive ever bought. normally love easton but this is a bad product. gonna try for a refund

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Very Disappointed. Gave up and ordered a new bat Will coach

Pros: Since I'm feeling generous, maybe the sting wasn't bad for my son (though others seem to have different experience). Nothing and I mean nothing else, aside from maybe the looks of this bat when it is in the wrapper, is good.

Cons: - Swings slow => While lab tests may show the weight is near what is marked on the bat, something about it makes it feel heavy. - I can't prove it with science, but my eyes tell me that after 2000 hits (cage, games, practice, etc.) the composite is now absorbing energy at collision between the bat and ball further reducing the bats performance below USABat standards. Like its now actually deadening the ball. I swear rolled up cardboard would compare equally to this bat. Nearly the entire team has given up on the Ghost X and Hyperlite and switched to the Lousiville Slugger Solo 618. A bat half the price, but just flat out performs the Ghost in every way. I think to be first, Easton rushed the Ghost line to market and just beefed up the barrel to take away the trampoline effect, without fully considering the impact on "swing weight" (i.e., how it actually feels to swing) or how it will perform over time. Over hyped trash. Save your money.

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Dad of P DWR coach

Pros: It looks nice.

Cons: I have two boys. I have purchased at least 10 Easton bats over the past 7 years - all of them the top of the line. This bat without question has the least pop and the most vibration of any we have ever purchased. My 12 year old has the 31/21 and unless you hit it absolutely perfect the ball just dies. Other team members who have hit bombs in the past are getting the same result with this bat.

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good bat rob parent

Pros: my 7 year old son loves the bat good sweet spot good pop

Cons: it does sting him but not to the point where he doesn't want to use it. Hes happy with the bat

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Great bat Matt player

Pros: Haven't strike out super loght

Cons: Nothing

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terrible over priced bat jeff W player

Pros: the bat is lightweight as advertised, thats kt

Cons: balls that my kids hit into the otfield barely dribble to the pitchers mound, sounds like a crappy solid wood bat.

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Vibrating hands all season kyle parent

Pros: nothing

Cons: has been vibrating his hands all season. other players borrow and same results. probably should have been recalled like the -10 USA bats!

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Ok bat Zachary Trohon player

Pros: has a lot of pop

Cons: Vibration hurts a little bit

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Please recall the rest of these garbage bats poor bad coach

Pros: My son likes the color

Cons: No pop at all. My son complains of stinging every time we're in the cage. Batting gloves and putting on a lizard skin grip had little effect. The 750C is a far superior for half the cost. I put the ghost x on eBay for $100 with no takers. I hope the word is getting around. Easton please recall the 30"-19oz also!

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Ghost X Hyperlite Review Jsmes Gilbert player

Pros: It has pop when it starts. Very lite.

Cons: Dies in a couple of monthes.

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No Pop Justin Thyme parent

Pros: Looks good. Son likes the way it feels in swing.

Cons: No pop. None. The bat sounds like a wet tree limb when hitting. My son has quit using it due to severe lack of pop. The ball has no spin off of the bat, looks like knuckleball off of the bat.

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Not What I Expected from Easton Joanna parent

Pros: Easy to swing.

Cons: This bat has ZERO pop. A lot of vibration in the hands. Tried it out on a couple of my son's teammates as well, none of them liked the bat. Do not recommend. Switching to the DeMarini Zen - best USA bat we've found so far.

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Overall poor bat David B coach

Pros: Well balanced and probably durable

Cons: When compared to other USSSA baseball bats this bat under performs. During ball contact the bat sounds like you hit it against an aluminum pole. There is no bounce, again this is understanding that most of the new standard bats also the same way and comparing apples to apples. After investing in this bat, my son moved to a wood bat as it performed better.

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Horrible bat W Lewis player

Pros: None, zip, zilch.

Cons: No pop, ringing hands, NO POP AT ALL.

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Too much $$ for too little pop. Jimmy Tooch parent

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Zero pop. Kids hands sting if they get a hold of one.

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Like USA bats weren't bad enough.... Kristen Smith parent

Pros: I can't think of one. It's a drop 11? The general feel was ok?

Cons: I know what the mentality behind the new USA bats is. But this bat... OMG. Bought it for my son for Christmas. He goes to use it at the start of rec ball in February and it sounds like the ball is bouncing off a log. Couldn't hit a ball out of the infield (my son is 10 and a 3 years running all-star). Kept using it hoping that maybe it hadn't been broken in just in use at our house. Eww, no better. Ended up getting an Easton S550 for like $80 and it was 20x better (one went over the fence with that bad boy). Sold this one to the local sports resale store.

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Terrible bat Adam parent

Pros: Looks good

Cons: No pop at all had 5 other kids try bat none of them could hit ball out of infield in air and all can smack the ball good and once in blue moon it does give you decent hit it is a slow line drive knuckle ball looking hit

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Ghost X Vinny player

Pros: I had won this bat online and got it for free on a giveaway from Easton. I was very excited to use it. It takes a little bit to break in and pretty light. Had decent pop since it's a USA bat.

Cons: It has a lot of vibration. A few of my teammates have used my bat or have their own, and whenever we use our bat our has hurt from the stinging. Like when you first get the bat, that's when it stings the most. I wore batting gloves on both hands and had a somewhat thick wrap, but I would still feel the vibration. Also end cap can be broken when ball hit's it, but I'm pretty sure every Easton bats like that.

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no pro's all con's ribz player

Pros: i think they will give your money back

Cons: the bat is garbage anyone tells you differ probally works for them

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NEVER BUY JOSE parent

Pros: NONE

Cons: DONT THIS THIS THE BAT IS LIKE HITTING WITH A STICK

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Stay away Bill Coach

Pros: Looks good

Cons: Bat is horrible. No pop, and they break very easy. My 12 yr old son cracked 3 bats last year.

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So far great bat for the price! Janet Other

Pros: Good price A lot of pop

Cons: None at this time

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Terrible bat Anthony Russell Coach

Pros: This bat has no pop, a waste of money.

Cons: Not much vibration

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Easton Ghost X Hyperlite Bat EASTON Player

Pros: Easton. This is a pro! As a baseball guy the brand has been solid for my entire childhood and adult life

Cons: Everything. This bat is the worst bat ever made by any company. ITS DEAD. Deader than dead. I have seen kids rip it and it wont even make it out of the infield. Our team sold every one of them online for a significant loss. Wouldn't buy another Ghost and its going to take a long time to come back to the brand. OVERPRICED POS

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Great bat! Steven Parent

Pros: Good pop!

Cons: Nothing bad about this bat!

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Ghost x hyperlite Jensen Player

Pros: The bat feels balenced when I swing it but the barrel is new to me the feel of the bat itself is good and I'm going to like this bat for sure

Cons: I feel that this bat is little different from my mako torq but it's pop is not very great but other than that it's s good bat

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Bat stinks Ryan patalsky Other

Pros: It had a grip on it

Cons: The only cons are Easton selling this low quality bat for $300 it's probably worth about $25

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Great price,Good Bat! Patrick Loy Coach

Pros: Well balanced with good pop. Competes with any of the other bats that I’ve witnessed.

Cons: Little vibration on awkward hits,but not bad.

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Great used bat Rick Parent

Pros: Reasonable pricing

Cons: None

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Ok pop kid Player

Pros: great grip

Cons: pop not great

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Perfect Big Tuna Coach

Pros: Skeptical that it could deliver any noticeable returns for the price tag even considering the insane discounts in this site. First thing you’ll notice is your kid stop making faces when hands sting or vibrate. Also notice bat speed and control, bat is well balanced and light. You’ll also notice ball jump off bat and at least in my kid confidence really improved. I’m old school in saying the bat doesn’t matter and this bat changed my ways...I got to try out a bat I could never afford due to this awesome site. BIG Up to justbats.com!

Cons: Others may envy

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Do Not Waste Your $’s Toby Thunberg Parent

Pros: For parents on a budget, pricing is low for an Easton product

Cons: Limited pop after 20 games into the season. Already threw in garbage and sticking with prior year’s Louisville Slugger.

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Stay away Pete kelly Coach

Pros: Bat looks nice and feels nice in balance and grip

Cons: Worst vibration even after significant break in period. We will not buy Easton again. Try Louisville Slugger Prime or DeMarini zen if you can spend a little more. Those bats have serious pop for USA bats and no vibration. I’d like my money back on this Easton purchase.

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Easton Ghost X Hyperlite B.T. Parent

Pros: The bat feels good in my hands. I bought my son the 31/20 and he's 10 years old. The bat stung my son pretty bad on off hits. I read a lot of negative reviews about the stinging so we just went to the field again so I could try the bat myself to see what the fuss was all about. I played 3 years with Zack Greinke at Apopka High and was a 4 year varsity starter so I'm no bum. I had my son pitch to me and I was absolutely crushing the ball with this bat. Hitting it in the trees to right center field well over 300 ft. I hit about 10 balls total and not a single ball I hit stung my hands. The problem is kids are getting jammed or hitting it off the end of the bat so ofcourse there will be some sting if you do that. Hit it flush in the sweet spot like your supposed to and the bat feels amazing. The ball flies!

Cons: Don't get jammed or hit it off the end of the bat. Not better than the Easton Z-Core. I believe it came out in 1997 or 1998. That was the greatest bat ever made!!

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Over Priced and Hyped Jonathan Evans Parent

Pros: It is a very durable bat. My 8yo has dinged it a few times on the concrete and hit hundreds of balls with it in a little over a year and it's held up very well. That's about the only great thing about it.

Cons: Stings extremely bad on miss hits. Despite it being a big barrel the bat has a very small sweet spot. No added distance to his good hits compared to his $60 Rawlings he used before. Sounds dead. Got a new LS Prime today and tried it out at the cages. He was crushing it and told me that he thinks hes a good hitter and his confidence was off the charts now that he's quit using the Ghost X Hyperlite. I knew I should have gotten him a different/better bat within the first month but didn't do it because I paid so much for it. DO NOT BUY. There are better bars out there for less money!

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What is the difference between the Ghost X (-10) and the Ghost X Hyperlite (-12)?
Dave
This 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) will be a one-piece, all-composite bat with a -11 length-to-weight ratio. The 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GX10) will differ as it is a two-piece, all-composite bat with a -10 length-to-weight ratio.
Ben
Will this bat need broken in? How do you suggest doing so?
Andy D
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is a one-piece composite bat and will benefit from a small break in before using. Hitting balls off a tee or soft toss would be the best way while rotating the bat to even the break-in across the entirety of the barrel. Amount of swings can vary but 100-150 would be a rough estimate.
Cameron
Which is the better bat, the Ghost X or Ghost X Hyperlite and why?
Ghost X
The bats differ in few areas. For instance, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) is a drop 11, one piece composite. The Ghost X is a drop 10, and two piece composite. The two piece allows the bat to flex more and reduces the sting from vibrations. Very similar bats but if you are looking for a lighter bat, the -11, the Ghost X Hyperlite would be a great bat.
Mick
I am looking for a good bat for my son. He plays 10U baseball in CT, and the fall season will be getting cold. Will the Ghost hold up or would you recommend another bat?
Nicky G
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) will hold up as well as any other composite bat. However, typically aluminum bats perform better in cold weather (weather 55 degrees and below).
Mick
Will this be similar to a COMBAT?
Clay
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is a one-piece all composite model. Would not say this bat is similar to a COMBAT but it will be very balanced.
Cameron
My son is 11 , 5'1" tall and weighs 125. He has always used the Mako XL -10, 30"/20 oz. What size Ghost bat would be best? He plays majors and travel all stars.
Casey
We would recommend a 31" length of bat for his height and weight. We can't really recommend a weight for the bat however because there are too many factors at play that we don't know. Things such as swing efficiency, strength, whether they choke up or not, and other factors all play into that. If he is comfortable with a -10, then you could stick with that drop.
Kyle J.
Is this bat legal for USSSA tournaments?
Mike
Yes, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) is approved for play in both USSSA and USA divisions.
John
Will this bat come in a 29?"
Ben
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL will be available in 29" and will be live on the site once we have that size in stock.
Logan
What's the benefit of two-piece verses one-piece bats?
Ben
One-piece bats, such as the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL, are stiffer in comparison to a two-piece bat and will offer less flex during a player"s swing which allows for more power transferred from the player. Two-piece bats will offer more flex during a player"s swing. This causes a whip-like action through the swing zone and results in more inertia and power. These bats tend to be geared more towards a contact hitter or a hitter that could use assistance in improving bat speed. Because the handle is separate from the barrel, two-piece bats tend to help mitigate felt vibration on mishit balls.
Logan
Can the new USA bats be used in 2017 fall leagues? Especially concerned about the ones with a 2 5/8" barrel size.
Steve
To our knowledge the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL can be used in fall leagues. Always best to check with local coaches or league officials for confirmation though.
Cameron
Is there much of a difference, performance wise, between the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite USA Baseball Bat and the Easton Beast X USA Baseball Bat? Also, which one of these bats has a more balanced feel?
John T
The performance depends on what kind of player you are. The Beast X is end loaded and is designed for power hitters. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) is balanced. Due to this, the Beast X will perform better if you are a power hitter where the YBB18GXHL will perform better if you're a contact hitter.
Mick
My son is 6 years old, 46" tall and plays coach pitch. Is the 27"/16 oz size good for him or are they going to come out with smaller bats that don't say tee ball?
H
To get a USA Baseball bat that is not a teeball model, you will have to go with the 27" length (everything that has a 26" length and USA Baseball stamp will be a teeball bat). Because of that, I would recommend looking for a bat in the 27"/16 oz size for a smaller 6 year old that is playing coach pitch.
Ben
Why does this bat not have the USSSA 1.15 BPF decal? Does it meet the same standards and if so how can I show this?
Coach D
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) has the USA decal on it. Due to this, it is legal for USSSA. A USA bat can be used in USSSA. If someone asks for proof, show them that decal on the bat.
Mick
My son is about 3"8'-4" and weighs about 42 lbs. Would this bat in 27' 16 oz be good for him?
OBaseball
It is suggested that he uses a 26" bat. However, if your player feels comfortable going to a 27", that would be perfectly fine. The weight is correct at the drop 12. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) is a great bat due to it being very well balanced.
Mick
I want my son to have a balanced bat that can be swung with speed (and the advantage of a big barrel). He is using the Easton S3 (28"/15 oz). Should I get this bat or the Rawlings Quatro?
sean
This 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) will come with a balanced feel and can be swung very quickly by a player. Overall, if your player is playing coach or kid pitch, I would recommend this Ghost X Hyperlite (-11) over the 2018 Rawlings Quatro -11 USA Tee Ball Bat (TB8Q11) as the Ghost X Hyperlite is meant to hit thrown balls. The Rawlings Quatro -11 is only meant to hit stationary balls off a tee.
Ben
(1) What is the difference between this bat and the -11 Velo? (2) Which bat has the most balance swing weight?
steven
(1) This 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) will differ from the 2018 Rawlings VELO -11 USA Baseball Bat (US8V11) as the HYperlite is made of composite material and the VELO is made mostly of alloy material [with the exception of a composite end-cap]. (2) The VELO (US8V1) will probably be the more balanced feeling bat. Typically, when you top off an alloy bat with a composite end-cap, it makes the bat feel very light and balanced.
Ben
My 8 year old is 4' 7" about 75 pounds. I was wondering what size bat would be ideal for him. He has been swinging a 27in 16oz.
JGuillory
I would suggest a 29 inch bat for your player.
Dan
My son is 9 and plays Dixie Youth and travel ball. He is currently swinging the 2016 green and black Mako 27/17 2 3/4. He swings it well. I was looking at getting the 2018 Hyperlite. Probably the 28/17. Would you recommend this bat? If so which size? I noticed that the Ghost X starts at 29/19 and I was thinking that would be a pretty big jump. Good feedback would be help.
Dean
I would recommend staying with a -10 if your player is currently swinging one now with the option of moving up in weight. I would also recommend a 28 or 29 inch bat for your player.
Dan
Isn't one of the benefits of a composite bat to generate more pop and cause a "trampoline effect" once broken in? With the new USA Baseball specifications, has this effect been engineered out of composite bats making them more like alloy and/or wood bats?
Dave
Yes, composite bats once broken in will create some what of a trampoline effect. The USA Baseball stamp will make it perform closer to how a BBCOR bat would perform. Typically this is compared to the performance of wood bats.
Dan
Does this bat need to be broken in last previous composites?
Marc Geissel
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL will need a break in period, about 100 swings would do the trick.
Max
My son has been using a 30" drop 12 bat with a 1" choke up spacer for the last two seasons, he is 5' tall and 98 lbs. Do you think the new bats at a 30" & 20 oz weight will be too heavy for him? He just turned 10 yrs. old.
AJ
Someone of his height and weight typically use a 30" bat. The added weight may cause him to have a slower swing in the beginning. But a 10 year old usually swings a drop 10. Its natural to have a slower swing when adjusting to a new weight. Your player should be fine after a couple visits to the cage as he will get more comfortable with the weight.
Mick
Are these bats legal for USSSA and GrandSlam Events?
Ball Dad
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is legal for USSSA and GrandSlam events.
Cameron
My son is approaching his last year of Little League - league age 12. He is 105 lbs and 5'3". What size bat would you recommend him swinging next spring?
Josh
Based on his height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 31 inch model.
Cameron
My son 10 and is aging up to Pony Bronco instead of getting another year of Mustang. He is 55 inches tall and weighs 68 pounds. I think he needs bat speed next year to match the bigger kids. What do you recommend?
Mel
Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 29" 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL.
Logan
My son is going to be 11 in Jan. 2018. He is approximately 5' and 100 lbs. Would a 30-19 be the correct size?
Lo
Based on your player's height and weight, I would a 30" 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be the correct size, as long as the weight is right for your player. For that, you or a coach would be better to answer as far as which weight to go with.
Logan
My son just turned 9 years old. He is 4'5" and weighs about 70 lbs. With the new standards, we need to buy him a new bat. What bat would you recommend for him?
Jrod
Based upon your player's height and weight, I would make a general recommendation of getting this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) in the 29"/18 oz size. As long as you think your player will enjoy the one-piece, all-composite build and can handle the 18 oz weight; I believe that this bat would suit him extremely well in the size suggested.
Ben
My son had success with a 28 in 15 oz 2 1/4 S500 speed brigade last season. I hesitate to go with heavy bats as he is right handed but bats from left side. He is about 4'5 and 65 lbs. Would you recommend the Ghost X hyperlite in a 28/18 or a 29/19?
drock
I would recommend a 29 inch bat for this player. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be a 29/18 and would be a good option.
Dan
Can you compare the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat to the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat.
luke
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is a one piece fully composite bat, so it will offer a little longer barrel for a larger sweet spot. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS618B11 features a one piece alloy construction, and the lightweight composite end cap enables the Solo to be a little lighter swinging bat.
Logan
My son is 12 at about 5 ft 105 lbs. Would the ghost 31 drop 11 be best for him?
Brian C
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be better suited for a younger player. We would recommend the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 for a player that is 12.
Cameron
My son is 10 and 5' tall and 112 pounds, which bat? He was using a 2016 DeMarini Voodoo Raw 30/17. He likes that it was end loaded. I am worried about the weight of the 31".
Bubba
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be a great option to get for someone that is 10 years old. This bat features a balanced swing weight and is very true to the listed weight (about 0.5 ounce heavier). For someone of your player's height and weight, a 30 or 31 inch bat would work the best.
Cameron
Other than the extra drop oz, how does this bat really compare to the regular Ghost version? Is there any disadvantage to the one piece rather than the two piece Ghost? Does one provide more power over the other?
Coach G
The main difference between the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL and the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10, besides the 1 ounce difference, is the one-piece versus two-piece design. The inherent advantage of the two-piece bat is the vibration reduction from an off-centered hit. Assuming a player can swing both bats at the same bat speed then the -10 Ghost X would offer more power as there is more weight a player can throw into the ball.
Cameron
My son is 8, 4"7' and is 86 lbs. He uses a 28 inch 16 oz bat now. We are looking at the Ghost X Hyperlite. He plays on a U10 travel ball team.
aimee
Yes so this would be a very good bat for your son because it is a very high performing bat. The only thing with this bat is that it doesn't come in the 28 inch 16 ounce size that you were looking for. It comes in a 28 inch 17 ounce which will just be one ounce heavier.
Cade
My son is 46" 43 lbs and we must use the new USA bats. In your opinion which bat, which brand of bat, and weight should we go with?
lil e
Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 27"/16 ounce size.
Carter
This says it is a "USA" bat but when I go to the littleleague.org website with the list of approved bats, it isn't on the list of approved bats.
phreaux
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) contains the USA stamp on it. That is how others know that the bat is legal.
Mick
Is the USA stamp the same as a BPF 1.15?
JB
The USA stamp is not the same as the BPF 1.15 USSSA stamp. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL will perform at lower capabilities when compared to a USSSA 1.15 BPF counterpart as the USA Baseball bats are designed with thicker barrel walls.
Cameron
My son is 7 years old. Swings a 28"/16 oz Combat. We need a USA bat now. The player is 4"3' and 56 lbs (tall and thin). Which would you recommend and what size?
top speed
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be the most comparable option to the Combat he is use to. I would suggest the 28" 17 ounce size.
Logan
For an 8 year old, 4'3" and 71 pounds, what length and drop would you recommend? Would this be a good bat for him?
baseball mom
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) would be a great bat for your 8 year old. As for the recommended size, I would suggest a 28in. 17oz. bat.
Tyler
Wondering what is the actual weight of the Ghost X (-11) bat in 28" length?
Brandon
If you were to get a 28"/17 oz model of this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) and were to place it on a scale, the weight that will register will be approximately 0.5 oz to 1.5 oz over the listed amount.
Ben
Comparing the Louisville Solo 618 to the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite. Which bat has a longer barrel? Which bat would have a lighter swing weight?
Tim
Both of these bats are quite similar. They each have a balanced weight which will feel lighter than the other market end-loaded bats. As for barrel size, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) implements the X-Tended barrel design to create a large sweet spot on the barrel.
Tyler
My grandson is 4 feet 6 inches tall and 110 pounds and just turned 9. I bought him a 5150 at 30/19 but he always uses 2 bats. What size Ghost would be best for a slump breaking bat?
K C
Based on your grandson's height and weight, as well as the other bat he currently has, we would recommend getting the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 30 inch 19 ounce model as well.
Cameron
My son is looking for a composite USA stamped bat. He is 74 lbs, good bat speed, had a Mako 28 inch, wants a lightweight bat if possible. What do you recommend?
Rob
Based on what you have told us about your son we would recommend a 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 29"/18 ounce size.
Carter
Which Ghost X bat has a longer barrel in the 30 inch size, the Hyperlite drop 11 or the drop 10 model?
Joe
The Ghost X -10 has a longer barrel. Its not a major difference roughly 1/4 inch.
Mick
My son is 11, weighs 82 lbs and plays Little League. He needs a USA stamped bat. He is use to swinging a lighter bat and had a -13 DeMarini Raw (30"/17 oz). I am hesitant to go with a heavier bat. Can you a recommend a bat that he can use for the next couple of years that he won't outgrow and that won't be too heavy?
Kidd
For most 11 year old players, we are recommending a 30" bat. Since we will not have any 2 5/8", USA Bats that are lighter than -11; I would suggest getting a 30"/19 oz bat for him. I think this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) would be an excellent selection in the 30"/19 oz size. If you wanted something a little longer and heavier to help as he grows, you could look to the 31"/20 oz size.
Ben
My son is 9 yrs old, 5"2, 110 lbs. What is best size for him?
babooshka
Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 31 inch model.
Cameron
My grandson is 12. He is 5' tall about 100 pounds. What size bat would you recommend for him?
charlie
Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 30" model of the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL.
Jason
My grandson is 5'5" and over 110 lbs. What size bat do you recommend for him?
Sharon Ruhe
I would recommend going with a 31'' 21 oz. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be a oz lighter than suggested.
Max
I am looking at this bat for my 11 yr old. He is 100 lbs and I want as light a bat as possible as he is moving up to a league that the pitching is faster so I want him to have as much bat speed as possible. Is this a good bat and do I want a lighter bat as far as ounces or the -11 or -12, etc?
Andrew
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be a good option to consider for an 11 year old who struggles with bat speed against faster pitching. The great thing about the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is the fact it will be one of the more balanced USA bats on the market.
Cameron
Last year was my son's first year playing kid pitch in Cal Ripken. He had a Rawlings Plasma 29" and struggled greatly with bat sting. The bat also felt a lot heavier than his friend's bats so he sometimes struggled getting it around. We want to invest in a bat that he can get around easily but also are concerned about bat sting. For these reasons we are torn between the Ghost X and the Hyperlite. Thoughts?
vdog
Both are good options. I would most likely recommend the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 as it is still extremely light but the two piece design will greatly reduce vibrations.
Carter
I am looking to get a new 2018 compliant bat for my 10 yo. He's 4'11 90lbs. We looked at the 31/20 ghost x -11 for him. I thought the ghost x hyperlight seemed more balanced than the -10 2 piece version. Do you think there is a huge competitive difference between those two aside from vibration?
dmac
I always recommend that if your player is able to handle the weight, that they go ahead and swing the lowest drop weight possible (a heavier bat if the length remains consistent.) So aside from that the two-piece bat will certainly limit the vibrations felt on poorly struck balls. Overall the 31"/20oz. 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be a quality bat for your son to use.
Tyler
My son will be 11 in spring. He is 4"11' and 110 lbs. I saw something that said the Hyperlite was better if the player is a "contact hitter" and the Beast X is better if the player is a "power hitter". He usually hits a few homeruns during the season. How do I know if he is a contact or power hitter?
baseball mom
I would comment that if he typically hits a few homers each year, he is probably a power hitter and would be ready to use a bat with a -10 length-to-weight ratio over a bat like this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) with a -11 length-to-weight ratio. Based on his height and weight, I think you could consider a 30" length bat. My recommendation would be to consider the 2018 Easton Beast X -10 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18BX10) in the 30"/20 oz size.
Ben
What is the real advantage in buying a $280 bat over many other cheaper options of same size and weight? It seems even the cheapest bats are described as "balanced", "good pop", "low vibration", "durable". These seem like just buzz words for sales pitches, and don't have any real meaning or scale.
Mike
A more expensive bat like the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is due to the fact it is a composite bat. The "cheaper" options will always be the one-piece alloy bats as these are the easier bats to make that require less raw materials to construct. The advantage that the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL offers over the cheaper alloy models is the balanced feel and swing weight; this composite bat will offer a more true listed weight at roughly 0.5 ounces heavier. Two-piece bats will offer better vibration reduction from off-centered hits due to the flex they offered on impact. At this time we have not seen anything that suggests there is a higher performing USA bat on the market and we would anticipate better durability across all makes and models due to the thicker barrel wall design.
Cameron
Is this bat right for my 11 year old?
LL24
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL could be a good choice for an 11 year old player needing to use a USA approved bat. The correct length to weight ratio will ultimately depend on his strength and how well he is handling his current bat.
Cameron
My son is 11 years old and will be 12 in June, 5 ft and 100 lbs. He is not a power hitter yet and is still working on proper mechanics and contact. Would the 31 inch be a good fit for him?
LL24
I would recommend the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 30 inch bat for a player 5 foot and 100 pounds.
Dan
My son is 9 years old and 95 lbs. However, he has slow hands. He was using a 29"/18 oz. What size do you recommend?
gman hitter
Based on your player's 9 year old age, I would recommend sticking with the 29" length or moving to a 30" length if you want something longer. To get another one-piece, all-composite bat like your Catalyst; I would recommend looking to this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) in the 29"/18 oz size -or- the 30"/19 oz size.
Ben
I have an 11 year old grandson who is 4'4" and 63 lbs. Good, hard swinger, been playing baseball all his young life. Out hits players taller and bigger than him. Looking at the Ghost X Hyperlite. What size should I buy him with the idea that he may hit a growth spurt?
Jesse
I would recommend the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 28 inch bat length for a player that is 4'4" and 63 pounds.
Dan
Does this meet the 2018 Little League rules? We bought a TORQ last year and were told we would have to change for 2018.
Buddy
Yes, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) will be approved for Little League play in 2018.
Tyler
My son is 11 year old. He is currently using a easton Typhoon 30 in 19 0z bat. If reading the Q&A correct the new bat standards are heavier. Do you recommend going down on oz?
Rebeca
I would recommend going with a 31'' 20 in the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL, the light weight feel of the Hyperlite will be a good fit for your 11 year old.
Max
How many swings does it take to break the bat in?
nbk
I would recommend around 75 hits on the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL to break in thoroughly.
Max
I usually use a drop 10 bat and this bat is a drop 11. Could that have any affect on my swing or how far the ball will go?
matty ice
If you are using a -10 bat and performing well, then going with a lighter -11 bat like this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) in the same length may decrease the distance in which you hit the ball. The -11 size of bat will have less mass to it and when you connect with the ball, you will be putting less force into the ball. The lower force being put into the ball will result in less distance on the ball.
Ben
My son is just turning 12 and is 4'10" weighing about 100 lbs. Last year he used the Mako 31" and 20 oz and struggled with his hitting. I am thinking he may be better off with a 30 inch/19 oz bat? Is this accurate?
JC
Based off the information you have provided, I would recommend swinging a 30 inch bat. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 30/19 would be a good option. You could also take a look at the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 in a 30/20 if you would like the extra ounce.
Dan
My son is 10 years old and is 5'4" 70 lbs. Last year he used the MAKO 29'-10, which size Ghost X Hyperlite do you recommend?
Rf
Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 31" bat. However, if you feel like that is a big jump, moving to a 30" would be perfectly acceptable as well. This is a suggestion based on his height and weight but the player should swing what he is most comfortable with.
Mick
Is a 27/16 going to weigh 16 oz or will it weigh more?
wade
Typically, baseball bats get weighed prior to the manufacturing process. I tend to see bats weighing one to two ounces heavier once that process is complete and the bat is ready for sale. The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in a 27 inches and 16 ounces will most likely weigh closer to 17 ounces.
Dan
Should the Hyperlite be used in cold whether? If not, what is the temperature that you should avoid using this bat?
AJ
It's really not ideal to use any bat in temperatures below 60 degrees, so I would just recommend limiting the use of the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL in those temperatures as much as possible.
Logan
My son is 8 years old, and weighs around 65 lbs. What size bat is recommended?
KKE
Based on your son's age, I would generally recommend getting this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) in the 28"/17 oz. size. If your player is 4'5" or taller though, I think you would be safe to move up to the 29"/18 oz. size.
Taylor
Would you recommend a 26" or 27" for a 6 year old who weighs 50 lbs and plays coach pitch?
Beth
Given your player's specifications, I would recommend a 26"/17oz. 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL
Tyler
Some reviews are saying no sting and some are saying it has a lot of sting when hitting with this bat. Could you give some more clarification as to why this maybe an issue? Have there been any other issues with this bat?
Danny
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL features new type of composite that is designed to help with vibration reduction. However, new USA certified bats have thicker barrel walls which is resulting in players needing to square up the baseball even more to reduce the sting.
Dan
Any way to get a 26/15 in this bat?
BILLY BASEBALL
Unfortunately, the smallest option for the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is 27" 16 oz.
Logan
My son plays USSSA but this only has a USA stamp. He also plays Cal Ripken. Will this bat be allowed in USSSA and Cal Ripken? Also, he's 56 to 57" and weighs just over 70 pounds. Is the the 30", -11 the right size for him (also looking at the Ghost X Hyperlite -12 (30", -12)? If he went with the Ghost X Hyperlite -12, how would the two bats compare? Any advice would be appreciated.
Jeramie Sponsel
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL could be used in both USSSA and USA leagues such as Cal Ripken. USSSA will allow USA bats in their games but Cal Ripken will only allow USA stamped bats. Based on your player's height and weight, we would recommend a 29 inch bat. Comparing this bat to the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GXHL12 one will see a few noticeable differences. Those would be weight (one ounce difference between the two), certification (the Ghost X Hyperlite -12 features USSSA certification and thus illegal for use in Cal Ripken) and barrel diameter (USA bats are maxed out at 2 5/8"). As well, due to the thinner barrel wall design of USSSA models one will get better performance from the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -12 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18GXHL12.
Cameron
What do the arrows mean on the bat? Is it pointing towards where the ball should hit the bat?
Felisha
We would not know the significance of the arrows on the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL. Based on where these arrows are at it would be ideal to square the ball up around this area for better performance capabilities.
Cameron
How does this bat compare to the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11?
Hank
The main difference between the two is that the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite is a composite design while the Louisville Slugger Solo 618 is an aluminum design. This means the Easton model requires a break-in period before game use while the Louisville will not. Performance wise both bats should be fairly similar due to the strict nature of the USA bat regulations.
Kyle J.
Why do you have to warm up with the Easton Ghost X before you use it in a game?
Mad Max
Composite bats require a break-in period before game use in order to loosen up the carbon fiber materials that make up the bat. Taking a bat straight to the game has a very high risk of causing durability issues since the carbon fibers have not been loosened up at all, making the chance of cracking/breaking much higher.
Kyle J.
What's the difference between the ghost x and the ghost x hyperlite ?
little bud
The main difference between the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL and the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 is that the Hyperlite is a one-piece composite bat while the Ghost X is a two-piece composite bat. Furthermore, The Hyperlite is only offered in -13, -12, and -11 sizes while the Ghost X is available in -10, -8, and -5 sizes.
Tyler
My son, who just turned 9, plays for a very competitive travel team. He is 4'10.5" tall and about 97 lbs. He currently uses an Easton S3 30" -13 2.25" barrel aluminum bat, with which he hits quite well. What is your recommendation for a USA compliant replacement?
Super Speed
Considering your player's specifications and previous bat, I would recommend a 30" 20oz. 2018 Easton Beast X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18BX10. The Beast X will still provide the same alloy barrel with a balanced swing weight. This 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is another option for you. The Ghost X Hyperlite is a one-piece composite bat and should cut-down on some of the vibrations on contact.
Tyler
I need to purchase a USA compliant bat for my 6 year old. He is playing machine pitch. I would like a big barrel. What is you recommendation?
Katie
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would offer the smallest option, which is what I would suggest for your player. The 27" 16 oz. 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL should work well for your player.
Logan
What is the actual weight of this bat?
dziym
These 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bats (YBB18GXHL) have consistently weighed 2 oz over the listed weight. If you were to purchase any size of this bat, I would expect the actual weight the registered on a scale to be at least 2 oz over the listed amount.
Ben
My son is an average hitter. Always had a 2-1/4 barrel but always ended up using a bigger barrel on the team. With the new bat requirements we are looking into getting him a 2-5/8 barrel however not sure what option would be the best. He is roughly 4'2" and probably 55-60 lbs.
Zs mom
Based on your son's height and weight we would recommend a 28"/17 ounce 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL for his first big barrel bat.
Carter
Was looking at this bat that my friend bought his kids, and he had the same bat that was YAA18GXHL. Is there a difference? Also, are you going to be getting in more of the 30/19?
Eric
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is a one-piece bat. The other Ghost X that you are referring to is a two-piece bat. The one-piece bat will have a stiffer feel.
Tori
Does this bat come in a 2 piece? I heard that cuts down on the vibration. Also what is the return policy on your bats? Could my son try it out for a few days to see if he likes it?
Michael
The 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 is going to be the two piece version of this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL. And no, unfortunately this bat has no trial period on it and once it has been used we are not going to be able to take it back.
Carter
Is this the style bat that the Cal Ripken rules have went to? Are all the new style bats 2 5/8?
Josh
Cal Ripken requires the use of a USA model like the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL. As for USA bats, the vast majority will feature 2 5/8" barrel diameters. There are some models that will have the 2 1/4" barrel still in the USA standard.
Cameron
My son is about 4" 5' and 65 pounds. He swings a Mako 30"/19 oz (-11) with a choke up grip. Would you recommend this bat in a 30" with a choke up grip as well? I don't want to buy an expensive bat for him to outgrow it. He just turned 11 if that helps.
mlaw
Based on your son's height and weight, I think he would be comfortable with either a 29" or a 30" bat. I would recommend purchasing this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) in the 30"/19 oz size so that he has room to grow. As you mentioned, if it is too long this season, your son can choke up on the bat.
Taylor
My son is 4 foot 9 inches 90lbs. Fairly strong, 9 years old. He used a 27 inch 15 oz last year. I don't want to buy a $300 bat every year. Any ideas?
scott
I would recommend moving up to a 28" or 29" bat. A popular and more affordable option is the 2018 Easton Beast X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18BX10. This is a one-piece, all alloy bat that features an X-Tended barrel design with Z-CORE technology for a massive sweet spot.
Dan
My son is 11 (league age 12) and entering his last year of Little League. I just bought the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11, but now I'm hearing that there's quite a bit of vibration. He's had the Easton 2 piece bats in the past and liked them well enough, but I didn't find any at Dick's Sporting Goods. Should I be looking to spend more and get a two piece?
Devin
If you're concerned with vibration, the only way to alleviate that would be with a two piece bat, such as the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 or the slightly end loaded 2018 Easton Beast X Hybrid -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18BXH10.
Logan
What is the barrel size of the hyperlite? Am I correct in assuming it is a 2 5/8"?
Thomas
The barrel size of this 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is 2 5/8" and will be approved for USA sanctioned baseball.
Tyler
Does this bat come in 2 1/4" barrel?
Kelly
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is only offered with a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
Logan
Would changing the grip to lizard skin help that much with the sting/vibration?
Diamondback
If you replaced the grip on the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL with any type of thicker grip it could definitely help with vibrations.
Carter
My son is 8 and he's about 3"9" and weighs about 60 pounds. Would this bat be good for him or what would you recommend?
Andrew
Yes, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be a great option for your son. We would recommend a 27"/16 ounce for him.
Carter
What is the difference in this bat compared to the Easton Ghost-10 model ybb18gx10?
mike
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL features a one piece composite design while the 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GX10 is a two piece design. The Hyperlite is also one ounce lighter than the two piece Ghost X.
Carter
What impact does the cold weather have on sting from these bats? My son is swinging a 28" version and we went out in about 50 degrees and he has refused to swing the bat since because of how much it hurt. He seems to suffer most when hitting at the end of the barrel. It seems that this bat is not designed well for the price since my son has always hit well without sting in the past. Any thoughts? Should we wait out the cool weather?
Shakes
We've heard that the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL does vibrate quite a bit due to the one piece construction. The cold weather and hitting off the end are also things that would amplify those vibrations. We've actually heard that after quite a bit of use, the composite fibers loosen up and the vibrations dampens over time.
Logan
I have twins that just turned 8. They each weigh about 52LBS. I had bought an Easton S450 27" with 2 1/4" barrel. However, there is absolutely no pop with that bat and it has a lot of vibration. I have noticed that the 2 5/8" barrel bats seem to have more pop. Would you recommend this bat in 27" length for my twins?
MM
The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is a one piece composite bat. Composite bats do require a break in process before you see its true performance. This process can take about 150-200 swings off a tee rotating the bat every 10 swings. Alloy bats on the other hand, do come out of the box game ready which helps explain the difference you are seeing. A 27" bat would be a good choice for 7-8 year old players.
Daveron
I am undecided on which size is best for my twin 8 year olds. They are both 4 feet even and 52 lbs. Should I go with the 27" or the 28"? I am concerned the 28" may be a little to big as they have been used to swinging bats with the 2 1/4 barrel. The 2 5/8 barrel would be new to them.
MM
Based on your players' sizes, I would recommend that they each swing the 27" option of the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL.
Tyler
Can this bat be used in drills with total control balls?
C's mom
We would not recommend using your bat with any sort of weighted ball, as the bat was not designed with weighted balls in mind.
Kyle J.
Is this bat still approved for play?
MIKE
Yes, the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL is still legal in all leagues that allow the USA certification.
Tori
I'm looking at the Easton 18 ghost x or ghost x hyperlite. What is the difference?
Jeremy
The main differences between the Ghost X and the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL are that the Hyperlite will be a one-piece composite bat instead of the multi-piece construction of the Ghost. Also, the Hyperlite models will be a lighter drop weight than the Ghost X bats.
Tyler
Is this Little League approved?
Jauquina
Yes, this bat has the USA certification stamp as indicated by the "USA" in the title. You can also find all the certifications our bats have by looking under the "Features" section of each bat on our site.
Kyle J.
Is there a temperature restriction for this bat?
John Benford
We don't recommend using the 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL or any composite bat below 55 degrees.
Tori
Looking for a 27'' 16 oz that has the USA stamp on them?
Bill
The Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be a great option for a 27'' 16 oz for a bat with a USA stamp model. The balanced swing weight of the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL will give the player a light weight swing great for a younger player.
Max
Is this bat "new"? Is there any downsides to getting a bat from 2018 over a 2019 model?
Matt
Yes, the Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL will be a new bat that has ever been used. There will be no real advantage between one year compared to another. I would point out that 2018 was the season USA bats went into circulation so one would be led to believe that manufacturers will get smarter and newer models will be more consistent in their performance. We are waiting to see if that is truly the case or not though.
Tyler
What leagues can this bat be used in?
Dale
The Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18GXHL) will feature the USA certification and can be used in the following leagues: AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League and Pony.
Taylor
Can this bat be used in IESA JR High Baseball?
TC
The Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL would be legal as long as the bat being used is 30 inches or less. With that said, for someone in JR High a heavier bat would be better.
Cameron
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Bat Properties

Easton Ghost X Hyperlite -11 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18GXHL
Approved For USA Bat
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats Youth Big Barrel Youth
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Yellow
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Length to Weight Ratio -11
Material Composite
Price $0 - $99.99
Series Ghost
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Easton

Features

  • -11 Lenght To Weight Ratio

  • Colorway: Black / Gray / Gold

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  • Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • 5150 Alloy Is Radically Responsive, Durable, & High Performing

  • Balanced Swing Weight

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • High Performance Straight Wall Barrel Optimizes Exit Speed

  • New USA Baseball Certified Stamp

  • One-Piece, Alloy Baseball Bat

  • pOp 2.0 Technology Creates An Enormous Sweet Spot With Unbeatable Feel On Contact

  • Tackified, Synthetic Bat Grip Delivers More Control

  • Tru-View Technology Reveals 100% Aluminum Composition

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This Rawlings 5150 USA Youth Baseball Bat (US8511) features a drop 11 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the new USABat stamp for USA baseball approval. With that certification, this model is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony. Pick up one of these 5150 baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, we'll be here for you from click to hit!

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Ok for the money Robert DV parent

Pros: Lighter, cheaper, looks

Cons: Only one piece so weight distribution a bit different and more vibration that a two piece. It is also a bit loud as many Rawlings bats are.

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Heavy Bat Dan Thomson coach

Pros: None

Cons: Bought a 29" 18 oz. bat. It felt heavy to my son so I got a scale out to weigh it and found that it actually weighed 20.35 oz. I checked 3 other bats and none were greater that 0.30 oz. above their 'stated weight' (probably due to weight of the grip). Buyer beware!

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Rawlings 2018 USA 5150 -11 review djz parent

Pros: My 11 year old son hits just as hard and far with this bat as his 2017 mako power brigade. He loves this bat, light and sweat spot goes from end to the w on rawlings. Hard to tell from images but barrel tapers down from 2 5/8 at end to letter I. We have hit 100 balls off tee and 100 pitch with no issues Nice ping sound when hit on sweat spot and no vibration when ball is hit correctly.

Cons: none

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Little Better Than Middle Of The Road Bobby Regan parent

Pros: My 8 year old son had to get this bat due to the new rule requiring USA bats be used in his league. We've been hitting with it in 50 degree weather and the vibration is not too bad. It hits ok compared to his other bat but has a cheap sound on contact. The ball jumps off the bat comparable to wood bats. Overall, it is an acceptable bat, but not even close to being worth $100. This is a $50 bat that has been up-priced because of the new USA stamp rule. The USA bats (all of them) have been deadend to reduce the risk of hot hit balls to the infielders, making a safer game for kids. I would be cautious of spending $300 on one of these bats...they don't have the pop of the older bats. This bat has a well-balanced feel making it easy to swing. I don't have a precision scale, but it does not feel too heavy (as some reviewers have claimed) - but, again, that is an unscientific assessment without a precision scale. The grip is outstanding. Good tack and good feel. The bat has a durable feel.

Cons: The sound on contact sounds like a cheap bat, but it hits ok. This bat tapers down quickly in that the maximum barrel dimension (2 5/8) runs for only a short span on the barrel. It begins to taper down after only a few inches leaving your player with little "maximum barrel diameter" to hit with. I understand that this had to be done in order to achieve the -11 drop and that is an acceptable tradeoff. Overall I would rate this bat as "acceptable +" or 3.5 stars.

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typical USA bat Robert parent

Pros: son said it felt very comfortable and liked it initially

Cons: vinration!!! no pop!!! has minimal sweet spot!!! seems like the ball dies every time he hits with it, went from hitting solid line drive shots to mid outfield sometimes to the fence to hitting duds to the infield. changed bats bat to his old one and he started crushing again. complete waste of money but now we are stuck with it cause everyone knows its garbage.

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Nice pop. jb33 parent

Pros: This bat has more pop than the more expensive Easton ghost.

Cons: Might feel a little heavy for some kids.

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5150 Gabriel Gutierrez parent

Pros: nice pop. good design

Cons: the bat is a bit heavy for my son.

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Too Heavy Jim coach

Pros: Got my money back (no balls hit)

Cons: The 29/18 bat weighed 20.1 oz., a full 2 oz. over the stated weight making it a -9, not even close to -11. And it felt fairly end-loaded. I was looking for a lighter bat for more control and bat speed when facing faster pitchers. Sent it back right away.

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Best option in price range Baseball Dad parent

Pros: Lightest 27" USA bat available at 16 oz. Best option for kids who have difficulty swinging level with heavier bats. Best option for bats in this price range.

Cons: Like all USA bats, the pop is significantly reduced. Like all USA bats we've tried, there is more "sting" present when balls aren't hit in sweet spot.

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Another Baseball Dad

Pros: Good feel for my 9 yr old. Surprisingly in the store, my son liked the feel of the swing of this bat better than more expensive bats of similar size and weight. We used it once and he made more consistent contact than with other similar bats and his swing was faster and smoother (at least is seemed to be).

Cons: Unfortunately I can't recommend this bat because in that one 40 minute session of dad pitch with normal LL baseballs the bat dented 5 times! 4 were closer to the handle, but one was right in the middle of the sweet spot. I assumed that we just got a bad bat and it was replaced for free. However, after doing a little research (about 15 minutes) I found 5 other reviews stating basically the same thing.

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good bat for money Little League coach coach

Pros: This bat has good balance. The weight is in the end of the bat creating good whip. I found it way more comfortable to swing than the Easton in this price range. Drawback is grip os riff and my son hurts his hands. Replace with new grip immediately and you have a great bat for the money. Our whole team bought this bat on my recommendation.

Cons: Grio5 is weird

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Great Bat For The Money!!! Paul Smith coach

Pros: Great feel and the overall balance is not bad at all. My son loves it. He truly loves the way it grips in his hand. For the money spend, I think the bat is worth it. I've paid more for a bat with worst performance.

Cons: This bat has some hard vibration off a hit. Thus my son needing his batting gloves.

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so far so good Nick parent

Pros: Bought two for my boys. So far so good, no game experience yet but from what ive seen in cages at practice and from what they told, we are all happy.

Cons: The weight....wish they made it in -12 or -13, but the more the boys use it. the more they will be able to swing it.

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great bat for 100 bucks bob coach

Pros: son is already pretty confident with this bat after 6 batting practices. His teammates also have liked trying out out as well. Good pop and no complaints of vibration like his previous bat. So far there has not been any noticeable performance difference between this bat and his Marucci cat7 drop 10.

Cons: none so far

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2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat Coach Jim coach

Pros: Cheap and lots of good reviews in our league. Got this for my younger son since it's a drop 11 and he is new to baseball so I did not want to spend too much yet.... great aluminum bat for young entry level players.

Cons: Tapers up to a small barrel... but you can see that in a picture. Not a big fan of the grip but will replace that. His wood bat has more pop.

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Bat heavier than stated weight Get it together Rawlings coach

Pros: None

Cons: Beware: 28/17 bat actually weighs 19 ounces not 17 ounces. The maximum barrel size (2-5/8) is very little before it begins to taper. Rawlings is aware that all of their bats weigh more than stated and blame it on the new USA bat standard. The Rawlings 5150 bat from last year (USSSA) is consistent with stated weight. Bat returned and very disappointed with Rawlings

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Know this Shawn parent

Pros: One of the best USA bats. But you need to know they are heavier than advertised. This will affect bat speed and mechanics on smaller kids.

Cons: 27" Drop 11 (16oz), bat actually weighs 18 oz ! Be aware that all USA bats actual weight is more than the drop indicates. The closest we have been able to find to the advertised drop is the Easton 450, 27" 16oz, 21/4 barrell (17oz) and the Ghost X Hyperlight (17oz).

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Ok bat i guess Leo J. parent

Pros: None

Cons: Purchased this bat because LS Solo 618 has been in back order FOREVER. My 9yr old is a bit smaller and needed a quicker bat. We purchased a 28/17. He intially said the bat felt pretty balanced when hitting off the tee and in the cage. The pop was average. However after a few sessions, we noticed the paint beginning to chip off the barrel. He also began to complain about vibration. Our season is about to start in 2 weeks, and here I am searching for an alternate bat.

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Great USA bat RVJ123 parent

Pros: Good pop for a USA bat especially for coach pitch players. My 7 y/o was able to hit the ball farther than with he did with his Cat7 against slower pitching.

Cons: Like all aluminum bats it rings your hands against mis-hit balls, but Rawlings did a good job of keeping it to a minimum.

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Great Bat at Great Price! Worth the wait. JIM parent

Pros: large sweet spot, comfortable grip, good pop; perfect for young players looking for a non T-ball big barrel bat they can use in the future

Cons: bat was a bit heavy for my six year old at 1st, but added a choke hold grip and he's not missed the ball off the machine since!

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Guys? Fat dad parent

Pros: It is great for kids 7-9. Some of the kids are just learning to field. The pop is fine. My son can hit line drives and deep flys no problem. Used it in the cage 20 times and 5-6 games. No issues.

Cons: Paint came off pretty quick and grip as well. Good bat for the price. No one is going to the majors anytime soon so it great for beginners and intermediate players.

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Bat Bryant Player

Pros: Has good pop

Cons: Vibrates to much

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Great low cost bat Kevin Coach

Pros: Durability Pop

Cons: Vibration if you don’t hit it on the sweet spot

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DENT ELVIS Coach

Pros: CHEAP

Cons: DENTED FIRST PRACTICE

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5150 bat Terry Bradford Coach

Pros: Great pop no jamming you the weight of the bat and the feel

Cons: None

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Great bat for the money Mike Ingvalson Parent

Pros: With our leagues USA bat rules, this bat seems to do the trick. Good balance and feel. My kids requested the same bat when it was time for a heavier bat, even after using numerous other bats.

Cons: Has some minor vibration in cold weather(less than 50 degrees). This has been pretty common with other bats we use as well.

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Below average bat Jackson Player

Pros: Price and that’s it

Cons: Not much pop, there is a lot of vibration and the metal chipped after a couple of at bats

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Impressed so far Greg Coach

Pros: No vibration Good pop

Cons: Nothing yet, have only used for about 12 games

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Have a question about the Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

Is the only difference between this bat and the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -10 just the drop? Is the quality of the alloy the same? I know in the past there was a difference in the Rawlings Youth 5150 and the senior league 5150.
TONY
The difference between the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 and the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -10 USA Baseball Bat: US8510 will be the drop. Both bats use the same 5150 alloy with the pOp 2.0 technology. The -10 version will feature a significantly longer barrel compared to the -11.
Cameron
How is this bat against pitching machines? last few bats I bought, after a few balls they dented due to the bat wall being to thin.
Concerned Dad
The 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat (US8511) has a wall about the same size as most other bats. If you are hitting the yellow dimpled balls, most bats will get dented. If you are hitting normal baseballs then it will be durable and have a long lifespan.
Mick
What is the actual weight of the 29/18 when weighed?
BigDogMoney
The actual weight of the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 will be 1.9 ounces heavier than the listed weight.
Cameron
Does this bat need to be broken-in? My son will be 11 years old next season and he is 5 ft and 125 lbs, what size bat would you suggest?
Cliff
The 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 is an all alloy bat and does not require a break in period. Based on the player's height and weight, we would recommend getting a 30 inch model.
Cameron
There's a 2018 Rawlings Prodigy -11 in stores with a 2 5/8" barrel. Is it the same bat?
Mach5Motorsport
The 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 will not be the same bat as the Rawlings Prodigy you are seeing in the stores. Both of these bats feature the same type of construction with regards to a one-piece fully alloy model with a balanced swing weight. The difference is in the alloy material being used. The difference should lead the 5150 to have a more balanced feel.
Cameron
So just to clarify this bat can be used in Little League for all ages?
daner
The 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 could be used in Little League by players of all ages minus the Senior Division (all bats at this level must be BBCOR).
Cameron
What size bat would you recommend for a kid that is 4 foot 6 inches and 66 pounds? He was using a 28 drop 11 and with the new USA bat rules I'm kind of clueless.
Vandal03
Based on your player's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 in a 29 inch model.
Cameron
Is the 27" too big for a 44" 45 lbs 5 year-old playing in machine-pitch Pony?
Kevin
I would recommend the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 in a 27 inch length.
Dan
My son used the 5150 30/20 for 2 yrs and loved it! He's getting bigger & want to stay with the 5150 but can't find a 32 inch. Do you go above 31? Is this true, this 2 5/8 bat will be legal with Little League rules in 2018?
Bubbs
The 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 will be legal for Little League in 2018 and we will only have the 31'' available.
Max
How does this bay compare to the Rawlings USA Prodigy? My son is 6 going to be 7 in April. He is 4 ft & weighs 60 lbs. What length & weight bat in the new USA standard would you recommend?
MW
The 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 and their Prodigy model are both one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. The 5150 will use a slightly higher grade of alloy to give the bat more balance and larger sweet spot. Both bats would be great selections for a soon to be 7 year old and, based on his height and weight, a 27 inch model would work best.
Cameron
What bat would you recommend for an 8 year old who is 54 1/4 inches tall and weighs 100 lbs?
Hitter48
Factoring in your player's height and weight, as well as age, we would recommend getting the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 in a 30 inch model. Unfortunately with the USA bats there is not much else that will come in smaller in terms of length to weight ratio.
Cameron
Which bat is better: Rawlings 5150 or Easton Beast?
Ricco
The 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 and the Easton Beast are both great bats. The biggest difference will be in the balance feel. The Easton Beast will have better overall balance.
Cameron
My son is 4 feet and 70 lbs., what should I go with: Rawling 5150 or the Easton S650? Also, should I go with a 27 in or a 28 in?
Jortiz
Based on your players height and weight, I would suggest going with a 28" length. In regards to which of these bats you should go with, it would be dependent upon the weight of the bat your player would be comfortable swinging. At his size, I would say the -11 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 would be the better option at 28" 17 ounces. However, if your player can swing a 28" 19 ounce 2018 Easton S650 -9 USA Baseball Bat: YBB18S6509, that would be the route to go due to the added mass he could put behind the ball.
Logan
My son is 7 years old (8 in May) 4"3 55 pounds. He used a 28/16 2 1/4 USSSA bat and is swinging it well. With the new USA bats, what would be a good bat choice? Looking at the Rawlings 5150 or Louisville Omaha? Any recommendations on size and weight?
Jay
At your player's height and weight, I would suggest sticking with the 28" length. At his age, the -11 length to weight ratio of the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 would be a little lighter option and possibly a better fit than the 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBO518B10 at the -10 length to weight ratio.
Logan
Looking for good balance. My older son swung a Mako 30"/19 oz bat when he was 10 yrs old. He was fairly strong and well sized for his age. My 8 year old is 4'5" and 69 lbs. I think he will grow into the -11 this season. (1) What size for my younger son? (2) What about for my older son?
Jay
(1) Based on your player's height and weight, we would make a general recommendation of getting a bat in the 29" length. However, if you felt more comfortable with a 28" bat, that would be fine as well. I would recommend considering this 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat (US8511) very highly in either the 28" or 29" size (sadly, we are out of stock of those sizes at the time of your question). (2) If your older son is 11-12 years old and swung a 30" length in the past, I would recommend a move to the 31" length. I think he would be able to move to a -10 bat or even maybe a -8 size if you feel he is ready. A -10 to consider is the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -10 USA Baseball Bat (US8510). A -8 to consider is the 2018 Rawlings Raptor -8 USA Baseball Bat (US8R8).
Ben
What size and weight should my 7 year old son use with this bat? He is 4" 09"" and weighs 53lbs.
auburn fan
Based of the information you have provided, I would recommend the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 in a 28/17. I would also consider going with a youth bat if you think this will be too heavy for your player. The 2018 Easton S450 -12 USA Youth Baseball Bat: YSB18S450 in a 28/16 would be a good option.
Dan
Can we get an exact weight (real world) for the 29/18 model?
Bert
The 29'' 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 weighs 19.3 oz.
Tori
Is the 2017 Rawlings 5150 26 inch -11 USA little league 2018 compliant (YBB7511)? We have the 2018 27 -11, but our kid is small. Thanks.
Scott
The 2017 Rawlings 5150 is not USA certified for Little League play. However, the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 is USA certified and approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony.
Dan
Picked up a Rawlings Prodigy 31 inch today at the local store, should I have held out for the 5150? Main difference? Also my kid is 5'2 120 lbs.
Sup3rM1ke
The 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 and their Prodigy model are both one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights. The 5150 will use a slightly higher grade of alloy to give the bat more balance and larger sweet spot. Both bats are great selections and you cannot go wrong either way.
Carter
Does this bat come in a 26'?
Dane
No, they do not make kid pitch bats with the USA certification stamp on them in a 26" size. 26" bats or shorter with the USA stamp will be tee ball bats.
Kyle J.
When do you expect this bat to be in stock in a 27 inch?
Robbins
At this time we do not have an ETA on when we would get more 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 in stock in the 27 inch model (4/24/18).
Cameron
My son is very close to 4 ft tall and 50 pounds. What size would you recommend, 27 or 28 inch?
Adam
Based on your player's height and weight, I would suggest a 27" USA bat. Unfortunately, we have sold out of the 27" 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511.
Logan
Can you use this bat as a 15 year old in Midget?
Phil
You would not be able to use the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 as a 15 year old in Midget. At this age you want to use a BBCOR bat such as the 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853.
Cameron
Do you have this bat available in a 30' 19 oz -11? It must be USA approved.
melissa
Unfortunately, the only size we have left in the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 is a 31'' 20 oz.
Tori
My son is 4'5" and weighs 61lbs, wondering what size to get?
John
With the size specs listed, the suggested size of the 2018 Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511 would be the 29" / 18 oz. option.
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About the Brand

Rawlings is a major manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, basketball, and football, as well as licensed MLB, NFL, and NCAA retail products. Rawlings is a major supplier to professional, collegiate, interscholastic and amateur organizations worldwide, including the Official Baseball Supplier to Major League Baseball.

The first real innovation in glove making occurred in 1912 when Rawlings Sporting Goods Company introduced the "Sure Catch" glove, which was "endorsed by leading players all over the country." The Sure Catch was a one-piece glove with sewn-in finger channels and looked better suited for a duck's foot than a man's hand. Catchers' mitts used at the time were large and bulky with a single leather thong passing for a web.

In 1920, Bill Doak, a journeyman pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, approached Rawlings with an idea for improving the baseball glove from a mere protective device to a genuine aid in fielding. The "Bill Doak" model was so revolutionary that it stayed in Rawlings' line until 1953. Its key feature was a multi-thong web laced into the first finger and thumb, which created for the first time in baseball's young life, a natural pocket.

In 1925, Rawlings unveiled a three-fingered fielder's glove, and ten years later improved the Bill Doak model with a two-piece leather web. At the same time, the "T" web became a rage for first basemen's mitts. The pocket underwent a pronounced change in 1941 when the Trapper Mitt, also known as the Claw, appeared. The "Deep Well" pocket was so unique that Rawlings quickly patented it. The design was improved in 1950 by adding a leather piece across the top. Another significant creation occurred in 1948 with the three-fingered Playmaker. A five-fingered fielder's model, with all fingers laced together, provided greater pocket control.

The six-fingered Trap-Eze evolved in the 1960's. In more recent years, Rawlings produced the Fastback design, which gives a glove a snugger fit, greater extension, and overall control. The Holdster is a slot through which a finger can be extended for additional protection from impacts on the pocket. Then, there is the Edge-U-Cated Heel with its extended U-shaped lacing and the Pro H Web and much-copied Basket Web.

Some of Rawlings more recent glove innovations also include the unique Spin-Stopper design which reduces ball spin when the ball hits the glove, and the Cantilever glove design feature that provides a cushioned area between the hand and the glove's palm area. In all, Rawlings has produced and patented more functionally innovative glove features and designs than that of any other glove manufacturer. The result is that the modern baseball glove is much larger, more comfortable, better padded and made to last far longer than its ancestors. It is not uncommon to see today's Major League players wearing the same Rawlings' glove they wore during their college playing days. In fact, Rawlings is the #1 glove in the major leagues. Rawlings maintains about 65 models of baseball and softball mitts and gloves in its line. The prototypes of virtually all of them have been field tested by professionals before entering a sporting goods dealer's inventory.

Bat Properties

Rawlings 5150 -11 USA Baseball Bat: US8511
Approved For USA Bat
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats Youth Big Barrel Youth
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Brown Grey
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Length to Weight Ratio -11
Material Aluminum
Price $0 - $99.99
Series 5150
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Rawlings

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