YEAR IN REVIEW: The Top Fastpitch Bats of 2021
2021 was a banner year for fastpitch bats with the usual names of Louisville Slugger and Easton leading the way. But one name tops our list that was unexpected, which is surprising given how long the brand has been around. Here are our top-selling fastpitch bats of 2021!
This fastpitch bat from Louisville Slugger proved to be a big hit for players looking for a solidly consistent bat at a solidly fair price. While missing a lot of the bells and whistles of our more higher-priced bats. The Louisville Slugger Quest maintains a classic one-piece design and a balanced swing weight. This bat is perfect for players who are just learning what type of hitter they want to be.
No surprise here that “the hottest bat in the game” was also one of our top sellers of the last year.
Every level of hitter will experience success with the Ghost due to its unique double-barrel construction, 2-Piece Connexion+™ technology featuring Nitrocell™ foam for a better overall feeling bat and XTX™ Xtra Tough Resin Matrix technology provides the most durability and flexibility with an extremely low barrel compression.
Louisville Slugger makes its second appearance on our list, this time with the highly popular Louisville Slugger Meta Fastpitch Bat.
It features a revolutionary patent-pending cantilevered gapped barrel design that maximizes performance and expands the sweet spot of the bat. The low compression barrel design and unmatched feel went through years of playtesting with elite talent. The end result? A cutting-edge high performer that’s ready to go as soon as you unwrap it.
Easton also makes a second appearance, this time with the Easton Ghost Advanced Fastpitch Bat.
Its second-generation DOUBLE BARREL 2™ design combines a lighter inner barrel with a stronger outer barrel, delivering the lowest compression in the game for maximum barrel flex and performance. Launch Comp™ Composite Technology allows for a longer, lighter, stronger barrel, creating an even bigger sweet spot. And now, our best feeling two-piece bat just got better: ConneXion Evolution™ delivers almost zero vibration by doubling the amount of Nitrocell™ foam injected into the ConneXion™ joint. Power Boost™ Soft Knob technology provides more leverage and power potential, all while reducing vibration and improving comfort for the bottom hand.
Rawlings made a big splash in the world of fastpitch with the Mantra. So much so that it was our most popular fastpitch bat of 2021.
The Rawlings 2021 Mantra was meticulously crafted from the finest materials and features a revolutionary 3-step inner barrel design to maximize performance. Its outer barrel is also 15% thinner for unmatched trampoline and pop. In addition, its F2 Collar eliminates barrel drag through the zone, and the Ultra Light end cap provides a superior feel too. As a result, athletes who swing the Mantra will maintain a fast, powerful, and smooth swing. This fastpitch bat's Lizard Skins grip also gives athletes maximum tack and comfort to reduce sting on every contact. As a result, the Mantra bat is an extremely powerful bat that drives more balls through the gaps.
YEAR IN REVIEW