Updated April 05, 2019 by Taber Koeghan

The 9 Best Youth Baseball Bats

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in June of 2016. If you have a little slugger in the family, how about treating him or her to one of these youth baseball bats? They are specifically designed to be short and light enough for younger players to swing comfortably, yet are tough enough to handle plenty of abuse at daily practice sessions. They are available in high-tech, alloy, or composite materials to suit your kid's preference and league rules. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best youth baseball bat on Amazon.

9. Easton S1

8. Rawlings Threat

7. Easton S500

6. Easton Mako

5. Louisville Slugger Omaha

4. DeMarini CF7

3. Louisville Slugger Catalyst

2. DeMarini Voodoo

1. Marucci Cat 7

Editor's Notes

April 04, 2019:

In creating this list, the most important factors considered were performance, durability, and size. Several of the products included here come in a variety lengths, widths, and weights, because there are tons of kids for whom a standard "youth" size bat may be either too small or too large. The Combat Maximum was removed due to quality complaints from a sizable portion of users. In its place, we've added the Rawlings Threat and an updated version of the DeMarini Voodoo, which feature strong composite and aluminum bodies, respectively, and come in a range of sizes. DeMarini, Louisville Slugger, and Easton are the top manufacturers of youth baseball bats, which is why multiple products from each have been selected for this list.


Taber Koeghan
Last updated on April 05, 2019 by Taber Koeghan

Taber is a writer from Santa Monica, CA, with a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California, San Diego. After completing her degree, she began writing and editing copy for a host of high-traffic e-commerce websites. Her areas of expertise include the beauty, style, pet, and home products categories, and she has plenty of experience covering literature and art, too. Her personal interests in crafting and decorating inform her writing and -- she hopes -- add a good bit of insight to her work. Outside of copywriting, she is a reporter and columnist at a Los Angeles community newspaper and is currently pursuing a master of fine arts in creative writing.


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