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Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • -2 To -3 Length To Weight Ratio

  • BBCOR Certified For High School Play - NOT Approved For Play in NCAA Baseball - Barrel Color Noncompliant

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) Alloy Construction Provides Unbeatable Durability

  • HYPERSKIN Grip (Thickness: 1.2 mm)

  • Longest Aluminum BBCOR Barrel In the Game

  • Z-CORE Internal Core Technology Creates A Huge Sweet Spot

  • Thin 31/32 Inch Tapered Handle

  • One-Piece, Alloy Baseball Bat

  • LOCK & LOAD Adjustable Swing Weight Technology Offers Speed, Balanced, & XL Settings

  • Lock & Load Carrying Case

  • Case Contents Include: Balanced Weight, XL Weight, Wrench, Screws, & Instruction Booklet

  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

Description

Never before seen and new for the season! Easton continues to bring the most expansive line of power, performance, and innovation with the BBCOR Power Brigade Series!

The newest addition, the Z-CORE LOCK & LOAD, is something that has never been done before. It is, however, constructed with the aforementioned materials of last years Z-CORE HMX but with an all new design and a new technology. The Lock and Load technology allows you to adjust Easton's swing weight according to your personal preference. This model offers three on-the-fly swing weight settings, customizing the bat to each individual player's swing. Optimize your swing and maximize your power with the Speed, Balanced, or XL setting. If you want faster swing speeds, you've got. If you want a naturally balanced design, you've got it. If you want an end loaded swing weight with more mass, no problem. On top of this revolutionary technology, the Z-CORE LOCK & LOAD delivers one of the longest aluminum barrels in the game. Within that barrel, Easton's trademarked Z-CORE internal core technology combines with the HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) alloy to deliver the biggest sweet spot and the most pop of any BBCOR barrel. Additionally, the Z-CORE LOCK & LOAD has a thin 31/32 inch tapered handle that comes wrapped with Easton's HYPERSKIN Grip for ultimate comfort and reduced vibration. Easton: Dial Up Your Power!

This Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL features a 2 5/8 inch barrel, a drop 3 length to weight ratio, and the BBCOR certification making it approved for play at the High School and Collegiate level. Additionally, Easton is backing this design with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Maximize your power potential and buy a Z-CORE Lock & Load today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here for you from Click to Hit!

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Something special about it 1bigkid parent

Pros: What this bat offers that's different is the slight end load you can add that makes it feel a lot different from the other end loaded bats. It feels like the zcore speed but with more weight and that adds to the pop. You wouldn't think there is that much of a difference between a drop 3 and drop 2.5 but when your generating the same bat speed the drop 2.5 will drive it farther. I got the bat because I have two boys one year apart and thought I can save on cost having them use the same bat. I haven't swapped out the balanced weight yet they both love it. It has that great thin easton handle along with that durable easton grip that my sons have grown up to love. Has a huge sweet spot.

Cons: I heard the weights and blank plug are not legal in College. You don't want to lose the pouch that comes with the tool and weights. I have no idea how those weights are going to hold up. My sons have only used it for about 20 games now and it seems good but who knows i haven't touched the weights since I got the bat. A bit of brick dust, clay and moisture in the threads and it might cement that screw in there. Despite the cons this is a 5 star overall bat.

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parent Pat McCormack parent

Pros: Seems to be a solid performing bat, bought for my son at the end of JV high school baseball. Multiple players tried it and had some solid hits. Babe Ruth is just starting for us, so will get to use a lot this summer

Cons: nothing bad to say

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Fall Ball William Burke Jr Coach

Pros: Great pop wright out of the box.

Cons: None

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Lock and load device Kristopher Smith Coach

Pros: Has good pop

Cons: Don’t like the weights giggling on end of bat. My son took it off because sounded like something was loose in the bat.

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grandson loves it Donna Hansn Other

Pros: grandson has gotten some great hits with his new bat

Cons: none

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My son says it's the best bat EVER Amanda Floyd Parent

Pros: The exchangeable weight Lightness Gripped handle is the best I've seen Ball pops right off Increased range by at least 40 feet

Cons: None

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Lovin da bat John Charles Henry Parent

Pros: My son is hitting better and with more confidence. Thank you

Cons: None

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Fantastic Tristan Nguyen Player

Pros: It’s amazing. It has a lot of pop and doesn’t give off any vibrations when swinging the bat.

Cons: It takes a few swings to break it in, but other than that, it’s good

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Can this be used in high school baseball?
nick
The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL is a bat designed for high school and college baseball as it is going to be BBCOR certified.
Cameron
Is it legal in USSSA baseball?
john tiger
BBCOR bats are allowed in USSSA starting at 14U and above.
Tori
Does this bat have the USABat logo on it. This is the requirement for Babe Ruth in 2018.
Troy Sperr
The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL will not feature a USA bat certification. The USA bat certification bats will be released in September, those bats will be legal for 2018 Babe Ruth.
Max
Is this an approved bat for Little League and Cal Ripken with new rule changes starting 2018?
Steven Foard
Cal Ripken and Little League have not yet released their rules in regard to the use of BBCOR bats in divisions below high school. We will have to wait and get official set of 2018 rules before we make a statement. However, I do know that this 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZLL) would be legal for the high school divisions of those leagues.
Ben
Which bat is better the Mako beast or the Z-CORE Lock and Load? And which one is the most balanced?
Jonathan F
Both bats are going to be top of the line performing BBCOR baseball bats.The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL will have a feature a LOCK & LOAD Adjustable Swing Weight Technology Offers Speed, Balanced, & XL Settings which gives you the feature of changing your swing weight.
Max
I weigh between 130-140 pounds. I'm about 5'8-5'9 and am looking to buy an Easton bat for my league that is BBCOR certified. I am 14 years old, turning 15 in November. The bats I am considering to buy are the MAKO Beast 2017 BB17MK, this 2018 Z-Core Lock & Load BB17ZLL, the Z-Core Speed BB17SZ - with the black and blue colorway specifically - and also the Z Core Hybrid Model of 2017 with the black and neon yellow colorway specifically. Can someone please describe each of those 4 models (how they compare, how they are different, what kind of hitter is best designed for each bat, which is most durable) and what bat you would recommend for me to buy. I'm planning to buy one of these bats in a 31 inch but whoever answers this feels that I should get a inch higher or so, please put that in your response.
BennyDaJet
Based on your height and weight, it would be best to get a 32 inch model. As for which bat to get, the 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL, the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Speed BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZS, or the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZH, this will ultimately depend on whether you prefer composite, alloy, one-piece or two-piece and balanced or end loaded. All four bats are great options to consider with the only one being slightly end loaded (Z-CORE Hybrid). The MAKO and Z-CORE Hybrid are both two-piece constructed bats and are better equipped to reduce vibration from off centered hits than the other Z-CORE models. Ultimately comes down to personal preference but based on your age, as well as height and weight, it would be best to consider either the MAKO, Z-CORE Speed or the Z-CORE Lock & Load since these bats are all balanced. If you are concerned about your hands stinging from a missed hit then you will want to get the MAKO.
Cameron
How will the bat stay -3 and BBCOR legal after you change the swing weight?
p
Since it is heavier than a -3 when you add weight and features the BBCOR certified stamp the 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZLL) will still be BBCOR certified no matter what piece you add on it.
Carter
Does it have a warranty on it?
Trey Hicks
Yes the 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat has a 12 month manufacturers warranty.
Cade
How is the bat different from the 2017 version of the same bat?
tim
The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL is the first and only version of the Lock and Load at this time. There was not a 2017 version of the bat.
Jason
Which bat is more balanced the Ghost X or the Z core lock and load?
JonathanF
The 2018 Easton Ghost X BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB18GX is going to be more balanced than the 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL on the speed setting.
Carter
Can this bat with the weights be used in college?
batguy
After doing some research, it appears that for NCAA play, this 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZLL) can only be used if the removable weights are NOT in the bat when it is being used in a NCAA sanctioned game.
Ben
Difference between this bat and the Ghost X 2018?
lando baseball
The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL is a one-piece alloy bat that you can adjust and make end loaded or balanced by adjusting the attachment in the end cap. While the Ghost X is a two-piece fully composite with a balanced swing weight. Performance wise the two bats are equally good.
Jason
Need this bat in a 34". Do you sell it?
scott
Unfortunately, we do not currently offer the 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL in a 34". At this time there does not appear to be any plans to offer this option in a 34" length.
Jason
Is this bat legal for PONY ball at the Bronco (11-12) level? According to PONY's web page the -3 BBCOR bat is legal. Just want to make sure.
Gregg
This bat would be legal if your league allows BBCOR bats at that age. You may want to double check with your coach or league commissioner to be sure about the rules for your specific age range.
Kyle J.
Is this bat good for power hitters? I'm 6'2" and 220lbs and hit for power.
ben perry
The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL features LOCK & LOAD Adjustable Swing Weight Technology that Offers Speed, Balanced, & XL Settings. This means you can adjust the bat to feature an end-loaded swing weight which is typically what I see power hitters swing.
Dan
If this is the 2018 lock and load why they didn't make it with the atec new alloy instead of the hyper matrix? How balance is this bat for a freshman 14 yr baseball player. Will it be durable?
Q
The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL features HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) Alloy Construction which provides unbeatable durability. The LOCK & LOAD Adjustable Swing Weight Technology Offers Speed, Balanced, & XL Settings. You can adjust this bat to feature a more balanced swing weight for your player.
Dan
Is this bat legal in Babe Ruth 2018?
Snagadreem
The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL will be allowed for Babe Ruth leagues, ages 13 and above. Any league with player's younger than that will only be allowed to use a USA certified bat.
Tyler
With the heaviest weight installed - will this be similar in end-loaded-feel to the Z Core XL?
OldSchool
Yes, with the adjustable swing weight settings of the 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL you will be able to scale the end loaded feature akin to that of another Easton end loaded bat.
Tyler
Is this bat a 2 piece composite bat or is it one piece aluminum bat? And if it is 1 piece aluminum bat will I get a lot of vibration?
Tie
The 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL is a one-piece alloy bat and thus a player will feel vibration from off-centered hits due to one-piece bats no flexing on contact. How much vibration will be felt is tough to say though.
Cameron
How to I find/order a new set of end barrel weights that originally came with my Easton Z-Core bat?
RML
If you are looking for more barrel weights for this 2018 Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL, I would recommend reaching out to Easton directly to see if they would be able to provide those.
Tyler
I heard white bats may be illegal next year. Do you have details? Will this bat be included in the new rule?
Rob Maloney
There is a new rule that will be in place in the 2020 season for collegiate play that outlaws bats with the primary colorway white. As long as your player is not playing in college the Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL will be legal for play.
Max
Which one would you rather buy: the Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL or the Marucci F5 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBF5?
Kyle Force
Whether or not to get the Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL or the Marucci F5 BBCOR would come down to personal preference. Since I have not used either bat it would be impossible for me to give my opinion. Both bats are one-piece alloy models so there would not be much difference between the two, assuming one could not use the load and load feature on the Easton (cannot use this in college).
Cameron
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About the Brand

Easton is the world's leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment, and the most iconic brand in these sports. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Easton Diamond Sports, LLC. manufactures bats, ball gloves, apparel, bags, batting gloves, helmets, catcher's equipment and related accessories. The company's commitment to innovation and game-changing technologies propelled Easton to the No. 1 bat position, including breakthrough technologies with aluminum and composite materials. As a result of this commitment to R&D and its storied brand heritage, Easton has long-standing relationships with Little League Baseball, USSSA Baseball & Softball, USA Baseball & Softball, hundreds of NCAA collegiate teams and numerous professional baseball and softball players.

For more information, please visit: https://www.easton.com/.

Bat Properties

Easton Z-CORE Lock & Load BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZLL
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats BBCOR
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Grey White
Deals Personalization Eligible Closeout Bats Bundle and Save
Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Aluminum
Price $100 - $199.99
Vendor Easton

Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio

  • Thin 31/32 Inch Tapered Handle

  • End Loaded Swing Weight

  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play

  • One-Piece, Alloy Construction

  • HYPERSKIN Grip (Thickness: 1.2 mm)

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • High MOI Equals More Mass Behind Ball At Impact

  • HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) Alloy Creates Expanded Sweet Spot & Greater Durability

  • Z-CORE Internal Core Technology Creates Longest Aluminum Barrel In Baseball

  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

Description

The latest and greatest members of the BBCOR Power Brigade are here and ready to be unleashed.

The Easton Z-CORE XL is a traditional one-piece, alloy construction with a massive end loaded swing weight geared towards power hitters nationwide. The extended barrel design creates more mass behind the ball at contact guaranteeing you further ball flight on each hit. Also known as the King of Ping, the Z-CORE has the biggest aluminum BBCOR barrel in baseball. Nothing else compares. More barrel means more sweet spot which turns into more power. With the Z-CORE internal core technology combined with the HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) alloy, the sweet spot has expanded for more hitting surface while the durability has improved tremendously. Furthermore, the thin 31/32 inch tapered handle comes wrapped with Easton's 1.2mm HYPERSKIN grip for an enriched grip and unmatched comfort. There is a reason the BBCOR Power Brigade had more at-bats, more hits, and more home runs than any other baseball bat swung at the College World Series. Easton: More Ping In Every Swing!

This Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX features a -3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and the BBCOR certification making it legal for play at the high school and collegiate level. Furthermore, Easton is backing this design with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. If you're an elite hitter, purchase the Z-CORE XL today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here for you from Click to Hit!

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Amazing Bat - Just like the old XL3 Gilbert Madrid coach

Pros: This bat has excellent pop! The ball jumps off the bat. Great end loaded feel. Very similar to Easton's old XL3, I've been waiting for something similar to the XL3 to come out. Sweet bat.

Cons: None Yet

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sweet spot as wide as my palm Cameron Wayt player

Pros: the bad is an absolute log. awesome for power hitters

Cons: My bat went dead eveywhere except from the z to the o which is about 4 inches. would be better to use a wood bat

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A good bat Jeron Garver player

Pros: Bat has a very small sweet spot and its hard to find to it on the bat.

Cons: Doesn't have much pop on the inside lart of the barell

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Zcore XL Bobby player

Pros: Nice pop out of the wrapper

Cons: grip wore out after a few months

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zcor xl Jacob Hoffman player

Pros: this bat is hot out of the wrapper. I play on a summer leauge team and almost everyone uses the bat and it works great for us.

Cons: none

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Great Bat for power hitters Jake player

Pros: big barrel end loaded great pop I am a power hitter myself and love the one piece bat gives a feel of full control of the barrel

Cons: grip wore out very fast I would recommend investing in some lizard skins (fyi- if your like me you like the stock grip and the feel it is 1.2mm thickness out of the box.

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the pop matthew player

Pros: im 11 i have played baseball all .y life and i have never ran in to a bat like this befor it has amazing pop and the feel is just great love this bat

Cons: in my opinion there is noting wrong

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good bat minor details jt player

Pros: the bat has a nice sound when the ball is hit, handle feels good

Cons: the bat has a really small sweet spot and will vibrate bad if hit in the wrong spot. paint tends to scratch up really bad

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pleased vdubs player

Pros: end weighted good price

Cons: not quite as much pop as i hoped, maybe will be better as it breaks in

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great bat mike player

Pros: lots of pop

Cons: none

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great for the price Brandon player

Pros: feels great straight out of the box great pop and grip.

Cons: no cons

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Great Bat ready right away Big hitter parent

Pros: lots POP

Cons: none yet

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good bat Jon Patton parent

Pros: great bat, sounds awesome coming off the bat, good pop

Cons: horrible grip, thin and loose after few practices.

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2017 Easton z-core speed Ryan player

Pros: extremely big sweet spot, massive barrel, a ton of mass behind the head of the bat. If you are to use this bat go a sized lower

Cons: very unbalanced bat, extremely end-loaded for a "balanced bat". I dislocated my shoulder multiple times using this bat. I have just decided to make it a training bat at this point. was not worth the buy

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Amazing bat till it broke swingpretty player

Pros: Bat has crazy pop! Love the feel of the ball jumping off of the bat! Great deeper sound. no vibration unless you get super jammed. recommend over the newer models.

Cons: I broke the bat in 4 days. a big chunk on the inside broke loose and rattled around.

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Sons first bbcor James A Harris Parent

Pros: He loves the weight distribution during the swing. Feels light. Loves handle and grip.

Cons: None yet. Always happy with what we get from just bats.

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Decent bat, F.m. Parent

Pros: Great price, comparable to wood feel

Cons: End weighing makes it a little different to swing

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Disappointed Ronald Tipton Coach

Pros: Grip

Cons: This bat is new and I understand BBCOR bats need broken in but I was very disappointed with the shallow sweet spot and the lack of pop this bat displays. I've always been a big supporter of Easton but this was a let down for me.

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Great power Ray Sanderson Parent

Pros: Has great pop my son loves it

Cons: None

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Ok bat Jordan Player

Pros: Good pop if hit in sweet spot

Cons: Hot spot not big enough

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Great bat Eric Klutz Parent

Pros: No vibration, solid feel, launches the ball like a cannon

Cons: Takes getting used to how heavy the barrel is

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Decent bat for the price Gary W Blaylock Player

Pros: Feels nice in the hands. Surprisingly easy swing for an end loaded bat

Cons: Ping sound, pop isn't so impressive, can't really rate durability because I haven't owned it that long

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Ehhh Gary Blaylock Player

Pros: Nice feel

Cons: No pop Makes a loud ping sound

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Swings like wood Sean Parent

Pros: Wood bat feel. End weighted

Cons: Not for someone who likes a balanced bat. Vibrates more than balanced bats.

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Will this bat's grip just be the grey color or will it be the blue and grey color like the Z-CORE Speed?
leeroyjenkins
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX has an all grey grip color.
Jason
Are there any other end-loaded one piece aluminum bats on the market, or this the only one?
swrhoads
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) is currently the only end loaded one-piece bat on the market.
Damon
What Easton bat would compare to the XL3? I loved that bat.
M5
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is the most similar bat to the XL3 from the past. The Z-CORE XL features a one-piece alloy design and an end loaded swing weight just like the XL3.
Jason
How does this bat compare to the Louisville Slugger 716?
jdog
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX will have a one-piece design with an end-loaded swing weight design. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBS7163 will have a hybrid design, featuring a two-piece design with a composite handle and alloy barrel. This bat too will feature an end-loaded design. Both are great bats although the 716 from LS will reduce vibration more from off-centered hits due to the two-piece construction. The Z-CORE XL will be stiffer since it is a one-piece design and could potentially help generate more power because of this.
Cameron
Is there any difference (other than paint scheme) between the 2016 and 2017 versions of this bat?
Jeff
No, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX and the 2016 model are the same bat other than the cosmetics. Both bats feature an end loaded swing weight and are made out of HMX alloy.
Jason
My player is 15 year-old that bats 4th in line-up. Comparing the Louisville Slugger (BBP9173), Easton (BB17ZH) and the Easton (BB17ZX). What is your recommendation?
Frank
If you prefer a two-piece, all-composite bat with a balanced swing weight; then my suggestion would be the Prime 917 from Louisville Slugger. However, if it is an alloy barrel bat you would like, then this 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) or the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) would be the bats to consider. To make a decision between those two bats, you'll need to decide if you want the one-piece, end-loaded design of the Z-CORE XL or the two-piece, end-loaded build of the Z-CORE Hybrid.
Ben
How does this bat compare to the Marucci CAT 7 and the Voodoo One?
GR
This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) will be similar to the CAT 7 and the Voodoo One as all bats are one-piece, all-alloy. However, where the CAT 7 and Voodoo One are balanced feeling, this Z-CORE XL will be end-loaded.
Ben
What's the difference between the XL and Speed versions of these bats?
Jake
This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) will differ from a SPEED version of this bat as the XL version has more mass added to the barrel of the bat and will feel end-loaded while being swung. A Z-CORE SPEED bat will have an even weight distribution and the SPEED type of bat will be the easiest for a player to swing with the fastest speed.
Ben
How does the end-load of this bat compare to the end-load of the BBCOR EXOGRID 2?
Zach
This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) will feature the end-loaded feel that will be heavier than what would have been felt on an EXOGRID 2.
Ben
How does this bat compare to the 2017 Velo?
Louie
Both bats will perform pretty well, however this Easton Z-Core is an end loaded bat, while the 2017 Velo is a balanced model.
Kyle J.
Is this bat allowed Cal Ripken Babe Ruth 13-15 year olds?
Tee
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is legal for 13-15 division of Babe Ruth.
Cameron
My son used the 2015 Easton XL1 (-8) at 13u and the 2016 Mako XL (-5) at 14u. Just wondering what current bat would be similar to this type of bat? He's 6' 3" and 165 lbs. He's a power hitter but also bats for average.
Jeff Wells
The closest current model to the 2016 Mako would be the 2017 Easton Mako Beast BBCOR. The only difference is the 2017 model is a balanced version, while the 2016 Mako XL was an end-loaded model.
Kyle J.
How does the swing weight of this bat compare to the voodoo insane?
Mike
The swing weights of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX and the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Insane BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVIC are very comparable, since both feature similarly weighted end loads.
Logan
Which bat is better for a power hitter, the Z-Core speed or the Z-Core XL?
andrew
Power hitters tend to prefer a more end loaded. With that being said, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX would be a better bat for a power hitter.
Cooper
I am 6'4 190 lbs. I have been swinging a 33" for the last 2 seasons now and I was wondering if I should move to a 34"?
bumpinfuzzzzzzz
Based on your height and weight, we suggest moving up to the 34" model of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX.
Jason
My grandson is a bigger 11-year-old. He will be going to middle school next year which requires a BBCOR bat. He loves the Z-Core but the "smallest" one I can find is 31-28. I'm hoping he can swing something that long. Do you ever get returns on the 30-27? I just want to make sure he can get around on the ball quick enough.
Rusty
We typically don't get a lot of returns on aluminum bats since after they have been used we are no longer able to return them. Additionally, for the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX we will not be receiving any more in.
Trevor
Is this bat ok to use in cold weather?
Kev
Unfortunately, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX and really any bat on the market should not be used in temperatures below 55 degrees. The ball becomes more dense in the colder temperatures and that is what can damage a bat and weaken the bats performance.
Jason
Is the Z-CORE XL BBCOR bat top heavy or balanced?
Aiden
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) features an end loaded swing weight.
JP
What is the difference between the 2016 MAKO XL and this bat?
Dinger Dan
The 2016 Easton MAKO XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MKL features a two piece composite design while the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX features a one piece aluminum design. Both bats will feature and end loaded swing weight.
Carter
I know they have contracts with the teams. My question was why are they all using the full aluminum bats instead of the composite bats?
Bull
The bat manufacturers use both composite and alloy because of the different feels for the hitters. Some prefer the alloy, such as in the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX.
Max
Will this bat be legal for 2018 high school baseball season?
benny
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is legal for high school play in 2018.
Cameron
How balanced is the bat? I am thinking about getting it for my high school season.
Austin pupek
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is an end loaded bat. If you are looking for a balanced bat, check out the Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.
Tyler
Is this any different than the Beast X Loaded?
juan
This bat is very similar to the Beast X Loaded in that it is also a one-piece alloy design and has an end loaded swing weight. The Beast X Loaded does use Easton's new ATAC Alloy compared to the HMX Alloy used in the Z-Core.
Kyle J.
Is this bat end loaded or balanced?
maleik12powell
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX will feature an end-loaded weight distribution.
Cameron
What's the difference between this & last year's model because the sound on the 2016 vs the 2017 sounds totally different.
cbaseball
The alloy material changed in 2018 Easton Beast X models compared to what was used in the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX. This change in material can certainly create a different sound on contact.
Cameron
How come the end cap on this bat is different from college teams? It's the same bat but (Florida & UCLA) have plastic end caps but on here they are not?
alloutbaseball
College programs like Florida or UCLA will have their 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX custom made. It is not uncommon for players at these programs to use bats in different colorways, etc. than what are sold retail wise. As for the end cap material, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX features a plastic end cap.
Cameron
What is the difference between the BB17ZX and the BB17ZH?
keith
While both options will be BBCOR-certified and offer an end-loaded swing weight, their overall construction will differ. The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) features a one-piece, aluminum construction. The 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) is a two-piece, hybrid bat. This means that the barrel will be aluminum and the handle is composite.
Taylor
Is this made in the USA?
John
No, Easton bats are mostly made in China.
Kyle J.
Does this bat come in both a 32"/29 and a 33"/30? And is this bat notorious for having a small sweet spot?
deb
Yes, we currently have the Easton Z-Core XL (BB17ZX) in a 32" and 33" model. The sweet spot for this bat is fairly standard size for an alloy bat in its price range.
Kyle
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Bat Properties

Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats BBCOR
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Grey Blue
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Hitting Style Power Hitter
Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Aluminum
Price $0 - $99.99
Swing Weight End-Loaded
Vendor Easton

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