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6 Best 2017 Youth Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 22, 2017 9:20:06 PM

Make no mistake, the best youth baseball bat is the one that makes the young athlete comfortable. There are ways to ensure a ballplayer has the perfect bat.

With the new season starting, there are six 2017 youth baseball bats that are already creating buzz around the ballfield. JustBats.com provides details on all six bats for whenever your slugger is ready to start playing.

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Topics: Youth Bats, Youth Baseball Bats, youth

Diamond Kinetics vs. Zepp Swing Trackers

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 20, 2017 8:23:48 PM

"Progress always involves risk. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first." - Frederick B. Wilcox

In today's sports world, if you're not using sabermetrics during your training sessions or practice, you're behind the curve (pun intended). Are you looking to implement a swing tracker into your batting practice? There are many great training tools and swing trackers on the market, but JustBats has the two best: the Diamond Kinetics and the Zepp swing trackers

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Topics: Diamond Kinetics, Swing Trackers, Zepp

5 Fun Tee Ball Drills Every Coach Should Use

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 16, 2017 7:56:18 AM

Tee ball.

The first impression that many first-time baseball players receive of America's pastime is swinging a soft ball off a tee. If a player doesn't enjoy their time in tee ball, there's a good chance they won't move on to Little League, and then high school, and even the Major Leagues.  If you're a first-time coach or even an experienced coach looking to expand on your practice plan, JustBats is all about helping. 

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Topics: Coaches, Coaching, Tee Ball

Bat Review: 2017 Victus ProPACT DP15A Wood Baseball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 13, 2017 4:25:59 PM

Since the middle of the 2015 MLB season, a collaboration between Victus Sports and AXE Bat has been making headlines in the relatively unchanging world of wood baseball bat technology. The combination of the injury-reducing potential of the patented AXE Handle with Victus’ pro-grade wood and expert craftsmanship has drawn the attention of some of the game’s best players including Giancarlo Stanton, Hanley Ramirez, and Mookie Betts.

But in this post, we’ll be taking a look at the signature model of the man that first put this innovative handle design on the map: Red Sox superstar Dustin Pedroia.

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Topics: wood bats, Bat Review, victus

Bat Review: 2015 Easton XL1 Baseball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 8, 2017 9:14:20 PM

Who remembers that bright orange Easton XL1? Do you know what happened to the Easton XL1? Why is Easton no longer producing that beast of a bat? Back in 2015, a lot of players took this bat to the plate and are now feeling nostalgic, so they want it back. JustBats is here to answer all of your XL1 questions and more! 

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Topics: Baseball Bat, Bat Reviews, Easton XL1

10 Best Fastpitch Softball Players Of All-Time

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 6, 2017 4:37:33 PM

Do you know the top Fastpitch softball players of all-time?  For a sport that has been played in the United States since the 1930s, Fastpitch's popularity has only recently continued to grow. And, while there are still some men's teams, the sport is primarily female.

Fastpitch softball will be included in the 2020 Olympics, and more than 295 teams exist through Division I colleges and universities. With such a history and popularity, who are the top 10 Fastpitch softball players of all-time? JustBats has the answers.

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Topics: Fastpitch, Fastpitch Softball, Softball

How To Select A Baseball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 1, 2017 4:14:03 PM

Selecting the perfect baseball bat is a lot like choosing the right partner: it takes time.

With how much bats have evolved over the years, there are a lot of choices. The ideal bat for you may depend on how the bat feels and your price range, but--at the end of the day--there are four things to consider when selecting a bat.

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Topics: Baseball Bat, Baseball Bats

Jennie Finch Profile

Posted by JustBats.com on Jan 30, 2017 8:49:32 PM

Jennie Finch is the name, and Fastpitch softball is her game. Known by some as the Pitcher with the Ponytail, Finch has accomplished a lot throughout her educational and professional softball career. There may never be another player or person like Jennie Finch in the world of softball ever again, which is why JustBats has chronicled her legacy.

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Topics: Mizuno, Jennie Finch, National Pro Fastpitch

When Should My Child Start Playing Baseball?

Posted by JustBats.com on Jan 25, 2017 4:41:52 PM

Has your son or daughter just learned how to walk, but can already throw a round object across the room? How do you cultivate that talent? When should your child start playing baseball or softball?

For some perspective, All-Star pitcher CC Sabathia started playing baseball at four years old. Softball phenom Jennie Finch didn't play organized softball until she was eight. Mark Teixeira had his first glove when he was just one. And JD Drew, a former first round draft pick, started playing baseball at 13. Not only do results vary, but the answer to the question What age should my child start playing baseball?  varies even more.

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Topics: Kid, Baseball, youth

Bat Review: Easton Stealth Flex Fastpitch Softball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Jan 24, 2017 8:02:37 AM

One of the most overlooked Fastpitch softball bats in the industry is the 2017 Easton Stealth Flex. JustBats believes that this is because the Stealth Flex is relatively new to the game. This remarkable model is a remake of the legendary, original Stealth that Easton has brought back with new technologies and upgraded cosmetics for an excellent looking design with powerful performance.

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Topics: Easton, Softball Bat, Bat Reviews, Fastpitch, Easton Fastpitch, Softball Bats, Easton Stealth Flex