Softball season is here. How’s your bat looking?
Hopefully, the answer is “great.” But if it’s not, don’t worry.
There’s plenty of reason to invest in the best softball bats you can. The right bat for you can make all the difference when big moments come around.
Once you have the right bat, you’ll be able to start developing your skills. But first, you need to find it.
If you’re wondering what kind of bat might be best for you, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best ASA fastball softball bats of 2017.
This is one of the best softball bats you can buy.
This bat’s price hovers right around the average price for softball bats, between $100-$300.
It’s a great bat for players who are just looking for contact and the big sluggers alike. Depending on the model you’re looking at, some previous buyers have reported experiencing cracks in the bat after only a few weeks of use.
But, there’s still plenty of reason to try this one out. The majority of batters who’ve tried it have loved it.
This is unique among softball bats because of the epic way that it connects with a ball.
Like other Xeno models, these bats make a special “ding” noise when contact is made. Plus, they don’t vibrate much when they connect with the softball.
That means it’ll be very satisfying for you to knock it out of the park, or just over the shortstop’s head (nice patience on the pitch, by the way).
Plus, you’ll be able to build confidence as you build upon positive at-bats.
This has the same weight as the 2013 model, but it’s a bit longer. That could be good for a player who happens to be growing a bit.
Overall, quite the hitter’s bat.
This is a model that’s a bit less costly on your pockets. Depending on other models, it can cost up to several hundred dollars less than its competitors.
That may mean that it’s a bit less effective than another bat you might buy. However, it’s all about your buying priorities.
But, you can definitely still make good use of it. The grip and light weight of this bat are what make this one stand out. Some critics have complained that the material dents easily, but that’s only in certain situations.
Depending on your level, you might prefer a bat with heavier duty material — one that will let you knock balls out of the park. But for the less ambitious, or just beginners, this bat could be perfect.
The pop on this bat is unreal. That’s one of the reasons that it is one of the more popular bats this year.
The price usually hovers under three hundred dollars, which means it’s a big investment.
That might sound like a scary thing to invest in. If anything goes wrong, or it dents or paint scrapes off, you’ll be left without a bat.
If you swing it too hard, too fast and it breaks, don’t worry. Depending on the place where you buy your bat, there’s probably a 30-day return guarantee.
The combat maxum is one of those softball bats that you won’t want to put down.
It can help you hit homers out of the park — so it’s great for a slugger.
It’s important for you to know that this bat isn’t a good fit for a Little League player. Whether that’s you or your child, it’s essential that you have that information.
Because of the make of the bat, it’s been banned in many little leagues, both baseball and softball.
Still, it could come in handy as you get older. A little bit of bing on the bat might scare away Little League coaches who want to teach their players the fundamentals.
But you can still hit it out of the park.
This is one of the more high-end softball bats you could buy.
Its versatility makes it worth the price. This bat comes in several different weights, which means it can be good for any age.
Plus, that makes it good for any kind of player. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to knock it out of the park or just ding a grounder.
This bat is great for your average hitter. Previous customers have said that it feels like you hit the sweet spot every time you make contact with the ball.
That’s why it’s one of the pricier softball bats out there, averaging a price of three hundred and fifty dollars. If you’re looking to spend on a bat that could bring you a lot of success, this is the one.
This might be the best bat for Little Leaguers out there.
It’s light, swing easily and is great for a player only a few years into their career. The pop it gives on the ball has been a great reward for young batters.
It helps them build confidence in their early softball days. That’ll only help them become better players down the line.
The other side of the coin is that of all the softball bats you could buy, this one is not great for an older player. With some teenage pressure added to it, it is liable to crack.
But if you’ve got a little one looking to rip, this is the bat for them.
There’s a Lot of Softball Bats — Find Yours
There are a whole lot of options for you to choose from. That might overwhelm you, but it doesn’t need to be that way.
With a bit of persistence and a knowledge of what you want in a bat, you’ll be able to find your bat in a jiffy.
If you want more information about these bats, continue perusing our website for the everything from the basics to more complicated decisions.
And keep swinging. Next time you step up to the plate, you’ll be ready. Good luck!