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7 Best 2018 Metal Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on May 26, 2018 11:10:47 AM

Best Metal Baseball Bats

Until the 1970s, baseball games relied on only wood bats. When the first metal bats were introduced to the game in the 1970s, the light, durable, and easy-to-use bats that could hit a ball much further than a wooden bat became an instant success.

Now, every major bat manufacturer produces aluminum baseball bats. JustBats.com collected customer reviews and player feedback and now we can present the seven (7) best 2018 metal baseball bats

Metal bats actually flex when they hit a ball. Seriously. This is called a "trampoline effect," as the moment the ball hits bat transfers more energy back to the ball. These 2018 bats are approved for different Leagues, as well as different categories. But, they are the best aluminum baseball bats based on feedback.

Most Popular Baseball Bats on JustBats.com

Louisville Slugger Solo 618 (-11) USA Baseball Bat

USA Baseball Bats | Louisville Slugger Bats

By far, the most popular USA Bat approved baseball bat this year (7 Best 2018 USA Baseball Bats). Great pop, light and balanced swing weight, and extremely popular. Why? It's an affordable USA Baseball bat that offers Louisville Slugger's SL Hyper Alloy, which ensures a stiff, traditional feel on contact with max energy transfer. Other key features of the Solo 618 metal bat include:

Louisville Slugger Solo 618 Metal Baseball Bat

  • 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter.
  • Anti-vibration handle construction helps reduce sting on mishits.
  • Custom Lizard Skins baseball bat grip provides premium comfort.
  • Lowest swing weight profile and fastest swing speed in Louisville Slugger's lineup.
  • One-piece, aluminum baseball bat.
Marucci CAT 7 (-10) USSSA Baseball Bat

USSSA Baseball Bats | Marucci Bats

Marucci has introduced the CAT 8 to much fanfare. But, the CAT 7 bat is purr-fect too. Utilizing the patented Marucci AZ4X alloy construction, this metal bat increases strength and delivers a higher response rate. This was Marucci's first drop 10 senior league CAT baseball bat intended for the younger USSSA player. They nailed it. Other key features of the CAT 7 metal bat include:

Marucci CAT 7 Metal Baseball Bat-1

  • 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter.
  • Optimized barrel design creates a sweet spot twice the size of the CAT 6.
  • Provides premium precision and control during every at-bat.
  • Ring-free barrel technology ensures no dead spots with maximum pop.
  • One-piece, aluminum baseball bat.
DeMarini Voodoo One (-10) USA Baseball Bat

USA Baseball Bats | DeMarini Bats

The first venture into the USA Baseball market for DeMarini has been a success. The Voodoo One provides an extremely balanced bat with a stiff, traditional one-piece construction. As the lightest swinging bat in the DeMarini lineup, this metal bat increases swing speeds without the worry of sacrificing powerful performance. Other key features of the Voodoo One metal bat include:

DeMarini Voodoo Metal Baseball Bat

  • 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter.
  • 3Fusion end cap optimizes weight, control, and overall durability.
  • X14 alloy barrel delivers precision performance with resilient strength.
  • RCK knob fits perfectly into bottom hand for supreme comfort.
  • One-piece, aluminum baseball bat.
Easton Beast X Speed BBCOR Baseball Bat

BBCOR Baseball Bats | Easton Bats

Roarin' onto the scene, the Beast X is the successor of Easton's popular Z-CORE baseball bats. Using Advanced Thermal Alloy construction, also known as ATAC alloy, gives this bat an explosive sound, premium power, and invincible strength. With one of the most dominant aluminum barrels in baseball, the Beast X also comes with the X-tended barrel design that provides a larger sweet spot. Other key features of the Beast X Speed metal bat include:

Easton Beast X Metal Baseball Bat

  • 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter.
  • Balanced swing weight delivers more speed behind the ball at contact.
  • Recommended for both contact hitters and power hitters.
  • Longest aluminum 2 5/8 inch BBCOR barrel in baseball.
  • One-piece, aluminum baseball bat.
Rawlings VELO (-11) USA Baseball Bat

USA Baseball Bats | Rawlings Bats

Exclusively sold on JustBats.com, this bat is perfect for the top of the lineup hitter. Approved for USA Bat, the VELO (-11) offers insane balance while generating faster swing speeds than ever before. With the Precision pOp 2.0 technology, Rawlings utilizes a lasered groove through the sweet spot that helps increase barrel flexibility for superior pop. Other key features of the VELO metal bat include:

Rawlings Velo Metal Baseball Bat-1

  • 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter.
  • Acoustic alloy delivers the loudest ping in the game.
  • Comp-Lite end cap enhances balance and increases swing speeds.
  • Tackified, synthetic bat grip delivers more control.
  • One-piece, aluminum baseball bat.
Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 BBCOR Baseball Bat

BBCOR Baseball Bats | Louisville Slugger Bats

Set to deliver top-notch performance and traditional feel all at an unbelievable value, the Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 is a durable model guaranteed to provide long-lasting performance. Masterfully constructed out of the proven ST 7U1+ alloy that delivers a stiff, traditional feel on contact and an enormous sweet spot. Other key features of the Omaha 518 metal bat include:

Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 Metal Baseball Bat

  • 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter.
  • New 6-star premium performance end cap improves balance.
  • Consistent, durable construction for long-lasting performance.
  • Hot out of the wrapper performance.
  • One-piece, aluminum baseball bat.
Marucci F5 (-10) USSSA Baseball Bat

USSSA Baseball Bats | Marucci Bats

Naturally, the F5 took the nation by storm. This bat's ability to wreak havoc on a field is thanks to delivering a traditional, consistent feel with a balanced swing weight for better control through the zone. Inside of the barrel, Marucci utilizes a multi-variable wall design that creates a massive sweet spot with unprecedented durability. Other key features of the F5 metal bat include:

Marucci F5 Metal Baseball Bat

  • 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter.
  • Balanced swing weight.
  • Custom micro-perforated soft touch grip improves comfort and control.
  • Multi-variable wall design offers tremendous durability with an expanded sweet spot.
  • One-piece, aluminum baseball bat.

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