Thursday, November 12, 2020

2021 Easton Maxum Ultra vs 2021 DeMarini The Goods Single Piece

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We thought going single piece vs single piece would be an interesting take. We think the 2021 Maxum Ultra is an underrated bat. It swings light, has a huge barrel, feels great, and is one of our favorites. In fact, maybe my personal favorite. The single-piece Goods is also a good bat too. Heavier swing than the Maxum, but can do serious damage to the right type of hitter (which is a big guy with a strong swing). Here's the data we talk about in the video. You'll need to download the data if you want to manipulate it to your liking. As we say, lots of ways to slice and dice it. We don't have the time to moderate the comments here. Best way to get in touch is to email us at or you can see us on our other social channels like FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram at @batdigest
November 12, 2020 at 10:20PM

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

2021 Quatro vs CF 2021 BBCOR 33.30 Cage Side Exit Speeds Reviews

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We take the new 2021 Rawlings Quatro and the DeMarini CF in the Cage for some head to head exit speed tests. The datasheet, as we talk about in the video, can be found here: Both bats are very similar. Big barrels, light swings, pretty soft connection pieces. Cleary high performers. Here is our full CF Review: If you have any comments on the video, please reach out to us on IG, FB @batdigest, or directly by email:
November 11, 2020 at 08:35PM

Monday, November 9, 2020

Testing Bats like the Pros: An Introduction to Ball Cannon Testing

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It has taken us months to get this up and running, but it's finally ready to go! This is a reasonable approximation of the way that certifications like BBCOR and USSSA test their bats---with a ball cannon. We show you the ins and outs and give a peek at what's to come for our reviews and data collection in the future. We also compare the new Axe Avenge and Marucci CAT 9 Connect in USSSA in a 30/20. This is a work in progress for us and dialing in the ball cannon perfectly takes some time and effort. We are getting better and expect to improve on our data as we continue capturing exit speeds dependent upon barrels only. Have a comment or question, we'd love to hear from you. Send us a note at
November 9, 2020 at 09:51PM

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

HitTrax vs Rapsodo - 2021 Black Warstic Bonesaber First Look

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Here we compare Rapsodo and HitTrax. We also see which one is more accurate compared to a high-speed camera. Also, we take a sneak peek at the 2021 Warstic Bonesaber in BLACK. Have any questions or comments on the video? Reach out to us at or check our social channels @batdigest on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
October 7, 2020 at 07:26PM

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Best BBCOR Bats for 2021 [So Far]

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The Best 2021 BBCOR Bats [So Far] See more of our write up here: We have yet to see the full line of 2021 BBCOR bats. COVID has pushed everything back. But, we are getting asked enough about 2021 BBCOR bats we though a video and article [so far] might be appropriate. So, here's our 2021 Best BBCOR bats [So Far]. We hit with the: Cat 9 Cat 9 Connect Bonesaber B5 The Goods Meta Meta PWR Hot Metal (Mizuno) Nox You can see more of the data here:
September 24, 2020 at 07:58AM

Friday, September 18, 2020

Easton B5 vs Easton B5 - Old School vs New School

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here we compare the 2021 Easton B5 vs a 1980/1990 (We can't tell) B5. The BBCOR 2021 is a 33/30 and the Old School B5 is a 32/28. Yes, a drop 4. Weird. But fun. Links: 2021 B5 Review: Buy the B5 @ Dicks Sporting Goods: The Raw Data from The High School Hitters: These are completely different types of bats--although kind of the same too. The performance/compression on the B5 from days gone by is much lower. We'd love to hear from you on if you have questions or commetns on this video or the B5 in general. Chfeel free to email us at Or, you can reach out to us on social @batdigest via twitter, facebook or instagram.
September 18, 2020 at 12:58PM

Monday, September 14, 2020

2021 Slugger Meta vs Meta PWR Exit Speeds & Swing Weights

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We took the 2021 Louisville Slugger META PWR and META in head to head exit speeds. We compared both bats on 180 hits from two different hitters. Here's a link to the data from our hitting: The META PWR is one of the heaviest swinging BBCOR bats on the planet. The question is, how does swing weight affect exit speeds. In a cage, it is really hard to tell the difference---because heavy swinging bats almost always win. See our full META PWR Review: See our Full META Review: Buy the META PWR at ******Comments***** We don't have the bandwidth to manage YouTube comments. If you have a comment on the video or another question, email us at Or you can reach us on our other social channels on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @batdigest.
September 14, 2020 at 07:52PM