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Bat Review: 2019 DeMarini CF Zen Youth Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 16, 2018 10:42:46 AM

Fool me once, right?

DeMarini has built a reputation on pushing the envelope, which is best illustrated in their popular CF Zen series being banned multiple times by governing bodies (USSSA Baseball bans DeMarini CF Zen). But, per players, the legal CF Zen baseball bats are worth it. JustBats.com details the two popular 2019 youth baseball bat CF Zen models.

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Topics: Youth Bats, Bat Reviews

Best Bats For 7 Year Old

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 9, 2018 2:49:33 PM

The Little League Baseball Division is designed for boys and girls above the age of 9. Meanwhile, most Tee Ball leagues have an age maximum of 6 years old. So, what about 7 year-olds?

JustBats.com details bats for each category that apply, as well as review the best bats for 7-year-old regardless of bat category.

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Topics: Youth Bats

3 Key Functions To Evaluate USA Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 8, 2018 10:13:48 AM

The one year anniversary for USA baseball bats is approaching and with a full spring season in the books, we’ve received a lot of feedback about the new USA Bat Standard. Players and parents all over the country have submitted their reviews on the regulation change at JustBats.com. Some positive, others not.

But in the end, the intentions of creating the USA stamp are in the right place and over time should benefit the game. Here's how we've gone about evaluating USA Baseball bats.

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Topics: Youth Bats, Bat Rules & Regulations

7 Best 2018 Little League Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 25, 2018 10:01:22 AM

On August 7, 2015, the Little League International Board of Directors formally adopted the USA Baseball's new standard for bat performance testing.

Now, three years later, the USA Baseball approved baseball bats have been used, swung, and reviewed for a full season. So, here are the best 2018 Little League bats according to JustBats.com customer feedback (note: BBCOR bats are permitted for Intermediate 50-70 division and Junior League division, but must be labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark).

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Topics: Youth Bats

7 Best 2018 Youth Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 11, 2018 11:57:00 AM

2018 marked a change for youth baseball bats, as the USABat standard was officially enacted.

Now, with even more to know about youth bats, JustBats.com sifted through customer reviews and player feedback to create a list of the seven (7) best 2018 youth baseball bats.

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Topics: Youth Bats

Bat Review: 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Apr 22, 2018 7:39:34 PM

When Rawlings rolled out their initial USA Baseball approved baseball bats, drop 5 and drop 10 bats were well-represented.

The Quatro -10 and 5150 -5 were popular early on, and exclusive models (like the drop 11 Rawlings VELO) gained traction. But with the Easton Beast X as the only drop 12 option on the market for USA Baseball players, Rawlings saw an opportunity. JustBats.com reviews the newest addition to Rawlings' lineup -- the 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat.

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Topics: Youth Bats, Bat Reviews

Does Little League Allow BBCOR Bats?

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 21, 2018 10:13:44 AM

When USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States, adopted the USABat Standard, it created a lot of questions.

With the new youth baseball standard officially in place, there have been a few changes recently. Namely, JustBats.com answers whether BBCOR bats are allowed in USA Baseball and Little League divisions.

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Topics: BBCOR Bats, Youth Bats, Bat Rules & Regulations

7 Best 2018 USA Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Jan 9, 2018 4:54:57 PM

2018 brought some changes to youth baseball bats.

Effective January 1, 2018, USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States, officially adopted a new method for measuring bat performance. The USABat Standard may affect you and your Lil' All-Star, so for key takeaways and everything about the new method, please consult our Bat Resource Guide. If you know you'll need a new youth bat for this season, here are the best 2018 USA Baseball bats according to coaches, players, and customers.

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Topics: Youth Bats, Lists

Baseball Age Cutoff Dates (2018)

Posted by JustBats.com on Dec 4, 2017 1:47:51 PM

Little League adopted a rule change starting in 2016 that changed the date of birth for a player from April 30 to August 31. While Little League adopted the rule early, other Leagues have followed suit. Starting in 2018 PONY baseball will implement the change. However, Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth, USSSA, and AABC will not make the age change.

The birthday age cutoff is important to know, notably since 2018 marks the start of the required USA Baseball stamp bats. JustBats.com has provided some resources to help if you have questions regarding the cutoff age dates.

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Topics: Youth Bats, Bat Rules & Regulations

Bat Review: 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 -11 USA Baseball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Nov 21, 2017 2:12:23 PM

USA Baseball approved youth bats have now been available since September. So far the customer reactions to USA Bats has been mixed.

However, bats such as Easton's Ghost X, Rawlings' Quatro, and the Louisville Slugger Solo 618 have garnered high marks. Adopting style and features from its parent baseball bat (Solo 618 BBCOR Bat), the Louisville Slugger Solo 618 USA Baseball Bat is set to take off for the 2018 season. JustBats.com has collected initial feedback on this new USA Bat bat and here is what we discovered.

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Topics: Youth Bats, Bat Reviews