A new BBCOR bat can be a big investment, so you need to make sure your bat of choice will perform every time you step in the box. To help you make your selection, our baseball equipment experts have identified the 10 most impressive BBCOR bats for 2020. Whether you’re a contact specialist, a power hitter or a developing player trying to find your place in the lineup, there is a bat for you on this list.
BEST BBCOR BATS
The Meta offers the rare combination of a massive barrel and light swing weight – no wonder it’s our top-selling BBCOR bat for 2020. The Meta’s composite barrel is a half inch larger than that of any bat in the Louisville Slugger lineup, giving players a huge sweet spot that won’t hinder swing speed. The patented 3FX Connection System provides a stiff feel while reducing vibration in the hands, while the LS Pro Comfort Grip delivers the perfect mix of tack and cushioning.
Composite or alloy — which one do you choose? With the Voodoo, you can have both. The 2020 Voodoo features an alloy barrel and a composite handle to promote fast, powerful swings. The barrel and handle are joined together by the 3Fusion Connection, a streamlined design that transfers maximum energy to the barrel while reducing vibration.
Looking for more forgiveness on mis-hits? The Prime’s Vibration Control Connection System allows the barrel and handle to move independently, optimizing feel and dramatically reducing vibration in the hands when contact is less than perfect. The composite barrel also provides a light swing weight and maximum pop.
The Quatro Pro is designed to mash. With one of the largest barrels in BBCOR, this bat offers a massive sweet spot that maximizes the trampoline effect at contact. The Focused Flex collar between the handle and barrel provides optimum feel while virtually eliminating sting (the included Lizard Skins grip helps, too). The bottom line: If a hitter makes good contact with any part of the Quatro’s barrel, the ball is likely going for a ride.
The CF offers one of the most responsive barrels in the game. The bat’s premier feel and sound provide instant feedback on each swing, allowing advanced hitters to make on-the-fly adjustments in the box. The two-piece design features a composite barrel and handle for balanced performance that drives maximum energy to the generous sweet spot.
If you need a little extra help catching fastballs, the VELO ACP might be the bat for you. The 2020 version has been redesigned with a longer, flatter barrel and thinner handle to help players swing with maximum speed. Rawlings integrated carbon throughout the alloy barrel that reduces weight in key areas to allow for the lightest swing weight possible.
The ideal choice for power hitters, the Select PWR is the heaviest-swinging bat in the 2020 Slugger lineup. The extended alloy barrel is longer than those on most BBCOR bats to provide hitters with an expanded sweet spot, while the extra-stiff 3FX PWR Connection offers maximum energy transfer with reduced vibration. The Power Swing Weight and PWR End Cap create an end-loaded effect to help hitters swing the bat through the zone with authority.
Featuring the largest barrel on the BBCOR market, the Maxum is a great choice for hitters who prefer the lightweight stiffness of a one-piece design. Easton’s computer-controlled, precision-molding process ensures superior consistency and performance from knob to end cap. The included Lizard Skins grip helps absorb vibration while also enhancing feel.
The Solo 6 is Louisville Slugger’s lightest-swinging BBCOR bat, making it a great option for developing high school players or for any player who wants to whip the barrel through the zone. The one-piece alloy barrel features a new composite end cap which removes unnecessary weight to offer even more swing speed.
“Feels great! Hits bombs.” “Hottest barrel out there.” “Simply amazing!” The Easton ADV 360 BBCOR bat has made a strong impression on customers, and with good reason. The 2020 version has been redesigned and now boasts a 90-percent carbon-fiber construction to offer hitters best-in-class feel. The iSo ConneXion that fuses the handle and barrel is now even lighter and utilizes NITROCELL foam to dampen vibration and further enhance feel. The “Soft Knob” feels very comfortable on the bottom hand and provides players with added leverage.
Still looking for more information on how to choose the best bat for your game? Check out our Pro Tips guide on How to Buy the Right Baseball Bat.