All approved 2018 youth baseball bats

Updated: December 11th, 2017

Here at 2018 Youth Bats, we've comprised a list of all of the current, new and approved 2018 USA Youth Baseball Bats. Our reviews and evaluations are based off our own testing of these bats that was made possible by all of our youth volunteers. On this page, you will find short summaries of the bats we've tested so far, however, be sure to click the "Read More" button to get a full detailed description and break down of each youth bat. Also, make sure you brush up on your league rules and the new USA Bat Standard Rule Change as they have changed for 2018. Be sure to bookmark and re-visit us in the future as we are going to be updating this page quite constantly. We want to provide you with the most up-to-date 2018 youth baseball bat reviews. If you feel like being lazy, sign up for our newsletter! We can't thank you enough for visiting 2018 youth bats and we want to wish your kids the best of luck on the upcoming season!


2018 mizuno maxcor youth bat

As the new USA Bat Standard comes into effect, we believe that it will drastically decrease the offensive output. Mizuno has created a new youth baseball bat that advances far more than all the rest of the 2018 USA youth baseball bats. The 2018 Mizuno MaxCor boasts optimum power, speed, balance, and comfort. It comes with a patent-pending technology called the Viscoelastic Polyurethane Sleeve. The sleeve wraps entirely around the big barrel and creates more backspin thus resulting on higher flight of the baseball. Paired with the sleeve comes Mizuno's HotMetal alloy and CorTech Technology, providing youth hitters with optimum amount of pop, balance, durability, speed, and overall performance. Continue reading...


2018 easton beast x hybrid youth bat

Some youth hitters have a preference, if yours' likes the feeling of a hybrid baseball bat, the 2018 Easton Beast X Hybrid is the way to go. It combines the speed and sound of an alloy with the power and comfort that only a composite bat delivers. The Beast X Hybrid features a combination of all of their new enhancements in their new 2018 line of youth baseball bat models. Identical to the 2018 Beast X, the Hybrid also features Easton's Advanced Thermal Alloy Construction (ATAC) which emits a deafening sound and some explosive power on the baseball. The large 2 5/8 barrel includes Easton's X-tended barrel design and Z-CORE internal technology. All of these advances in the Beast provide youth hitters with enlarged sweet spots and the longest barrel in youth baseball. Continue reading...


2018 Easton Beast X Hyperlite Youth Bat

The all-new Easton Beast X Hyperlite will be the only bat Easton releases with a barrel size of the original 2 1/4" barrel with the USA Bat label. It will also come with the same features as the rest of the Beast X line. Though the 2 1/4" barrel diameter is smaller than now-legal 2 5/8" barrel, the Beast X will deliver a hit just as strong. This bat will perfectly pair with younger or smaller hitters who often struggle finding contact with the ball at the mound. Overall, the Beast X Hyperlite will deal out a great medium between power and speed and feel identical to the past Easton youth bats. Continue reading...


2018 mizuno Generation Youth Bat

The Generation line by Mizuno has been it's most favored bat as the Mako line is to Easton. The Mizuno Generation youth bat will continue to be in it's arsenal for 2018. Fully aluminum, they have provided our youth bat volunteers with quality swings, increased swing speed, and maximum performance. We found that the Generation features the company's lightweight HotMetal alloy that makes the bat an unforgettable swing. Encorporating Mizuno's CorTech technology, youth hitters are allowed a massive sweet spot that shouldn't be reckoned with. Continue reading...


2018 axe elite youth bat

The Axe Bat Company brings 3 all new USA youth bats to the table this season. One of the being the all new 2018 Axe Elite, what we believe is one of their most strongest and durable youth baseball bats ever. During our evaluations, the Elite scored some of the highest scores of all of the new 2018 youth USA bats we've tested so far. Featuring an ultra light weight handle and newly redesigned handle, this youth bat definitely brings out the best in youth batters. Much like it's relative the Axe Element, we can tell the Axe Bat Company took the time to make sure that these bats will last for seasons to come. Read more...


2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite youth Bat

 

The 2018 Easton Ghost X Hyperlite youth bat features all the innovative Easton technologies found in the Ghost X with a few variations. The primary difference between the two youth baseball bats centers around the actual configuration of the composite material. While the Ghost X (-10, drop -8, drop -5 drop) houses a 2-piece composite construction synced together by Easton’s revamped CONNEXION TECHNOLOGY, the Ghost X Hyperlite encompasses a single piece composite construction for those hitters who prefer a faster collision on the baseball. Being a single piece youth baseball bat, it carries less density in a hitter’s swing thereby making it ideal for those youth players who prefer a quicker/ faster swing over a heavier one. The Hyperlite also features Easton’s EXACT carbon composite material... Read more...


The 2018 easton beast x lineup (-5, -8, -10)

 

 

The 2018 Easton Beast X comes in three drops: -5 drop, -8 drop, and -10 drop. While the -5 and -8 drop feature an end-loaded swing weight, the -10 will feature a balanced swing weight making sure that youth hitters of all sizes and experience levels are accounted for. All three bats are fully aluminum encompassing Easton's Advanced Thermal Alloy Construction which produces an unparalleled sound and explosive energy on the baseball. The bigger 2 5/8" barrels also comes with a 1.4mm HYPERSKIN Grip making sure that youth hitters have a comfortable yet good feel with the bat. After conducting our tests and evaluations, we've concluded that the Beast X is a bat worth buying for the 2018 season. It's received some of the highest praise from our volunteer youth hitters and will definitely make its money's worth being aluminum. We have our entire evaluation of each bat breaking down the major categories for your convenience. Please click the links below to find out more information about which bat will be best suited for your kid this upcoming season.


the 2018 Easton ghost X lineup (-5, -8, -10)

 

 

Much like the Beast X above, the all new 2018 Easton Ghost X line comes in a variety of drops: -5, -8, and -10. They all feature the same newly developed technologies Easton has been dying to showcase. Such features are Easton's EXACT Carbon Composite material with a newly reengineered CONNEXION Technology which creates what Easton deems as the "Dynamic Feel System." After our vigorous and extensive evaluations, we're happy with the results produced by the Ghost line. All the bats in their varying drops received some of the highest scores from all of the bats we've tested thus far. To find out more information about their great individual properties we've already evaluated and tested, please follow the links below!


2018 rawlings quatro youth bat

 

For 2018, Rawlings has embraced the USA Bat standard by developing one of the most unique and innovative youth baseball bats ever created. The 2018 Rawlings Quatro USA Baseball youth bat displays a wide variety of technological advances that are sure to empower hitters. The Quatro features Rawlings’s exclusive 100% carbon fiber composite and Tru View Technology which provides maximum pop upon the baseball. The 2 5/8 barrel utilizes an extended construction with a lightweight end cap allowing for longer plate coverage, reduced swing weight, and faster swing speeds. The Rawlings’s Quatro also encompasses a unique 4 piece construction called the VDT (Vibration Dampening Technology) or Quatro Collar which features Focused Flex. Read more...


2018 Rawlings velo youth bat

 

 

The 2018 Rawlings Velo USA youth baseball bat was specifically designed to increase bat speed and balance when your little slugger swings through the strike zone. This youth baseball bat features a multitude of technological advancements geared towards making the hitting experience as comfortable and as smooth as possible. The 2018 Velo encases a single piece construction utilizing Rawlings’s Acoustic Alloy and Tru View technology. These two innovative additions coupled with Rawlings’s Precision Laser p0p 2.0 Technology provides youth hitters with a deafening sound, increased barrel flexibility, and stronger durability. . Read more...


2018 Mizuno covert youth bat

Mizuno brings only one hybrid youth USA bat to the table this year and that's the Covert. Only available in a drop -9, this balanced swing weight features innovations geared towards creating optimum performance and a unparalleled sound. Throughout our evaluations, the Covert delivered the highest scores in Grip & Comfort and Durability. Needless to say, it paired well with batters who enjoy the uniqueness of a hybrid youth baseball bat. Read more...


2018 Axe Element Youth Bat

 

The 2018 Axe Element aims high and delivers. It's single-piece construction features military-grade strength aluminum designed for durability and loud pops. When Axe went to the drawing board, they left out no details. Featuring an all-new ergonomic handle and Hyperwhip composite end cap, the Element allows for unmatched comfort, control, and vibration protection, things not normally found in an aluminum bat. We believe that the Axe Bat Company continues to be one of the most undervalued youth bat companies in the industry. Read more...