|2016 Combat Vigor||Marucci Cat 6 Junior||RIP-IT Element One||2016 Easton MAKO||Louisville Slugger SLO5160|
|Rating||14 out of 15 stars||13 out of 15 stars||13 out of 15 stars||13 out of 15 stars||14 out of 15 stars|
|BBCOR Certified||-10 Length to Weight Ratio||-10 Length to Weight Ratio||-10 Length to Weight Ratio||-10 Length to Weight Ratio||-10 Length to Weight Ratio|
|Barrel Diameter||2 3/4 Inch||2 3/4 Inch||2 5/8 Inch||2 3/4 Inch||2 5/8 Inch|
|Materials Used||One-Piece Fully Composite||One-Piece Alloy||One-Piece Alloy||Two-Piece Fully Composite||One-Piece Alloy|
|Grip||Lizard Skins Grip||Synthetic Leather Grip||Synthetic Leather Grip||HYPERSKIN Performance Grip||Lizard Skins Grip|
|Pop||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆|
|Vibration||★ ★ ★ ★ ★||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Durability||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Warranty||12 Months||12 Months||400 Day||12 Months||12 Months|
What is a drop 10 baseball bat?
This is one of the more popular drop weight ratios among youth players, and especially among players 7 to 11.
It offers a nice length so the player can get a lot of the plate, and at the same time it offers a nice comfortable weight that lets the player direct the bat in the direction they want.
But deciding on a drop 10 youth baseball bat doesn’t end you’re dilemma if you’re in the market for a good bat.
And so to help you out, we’ve narrowed down your options to 5 of the best.
These models all have excellent reputations and they also all bear the USSSA 1.15 BPF Stamp.
If you’re in a hurry…
Approved Size For a Drop 10 Youth Baseball Bat
I know sizes of bats and all that can get confusing. Let me break it down for you in the most clear manner.
The drop 10 bats are all “big barrel” bats, and this means they’re considerably larger in diameter than the usual 2 1/4-inch diameter bats.
Minus 10 bats are either 2 5/8 or 2 3/4 inches in diameter.
They’re also all balanced in weight distribution, as opposed to end-loaded bats that feel like you’re wielding a hammer.
They’re all available in different price points ranging from about $100 to $350.
Top 5 Drop 10 Baseball Bat Options
I’ve arranged these bats in order of best rating, with the most most popular coming in first:
- 2016 Combat Vigor Big Barrel -10 Baseball Bat
2016 Combat Vigor SL -10.
This drop 10 baseball bat measures 2 3/4 in diameter, and it offers a 1-piece composite design.
It brags of having a truly massive sweet spot, which really lessens the chance of getting those nasty vibrations from hitting the ball wrong.
And there’s also a Ultra-Premium Lizard Skin Grip to give you that comfort and security you want when you’re handling the bat.
Combat offers its Variable Stiffness Technology with its composite bat, so it really offers a lot of pop off the bat.
And with the composite material, you’re able to swing the bat faster so you can react to fastballs and you’re also able to generate a lot of force.
At $170, this bat is excellent.
- Marucci Cat 6 Junior Big Barrel Baseball Bat
Marucci CAT 6 Junior Big Barrel.
This one ranges in price from about $160 to $180, depending on the size.
It’s been in the market awhile (note the 2015 designation), but that means you won’t have to pay the original $250 price.
You also get to read a lot of reviews about it, so you’ll have a better idea of just how good it is.
Take note: this is for coach pitch baseball only!
This bat measures 2 3/4 inches in diameter, with a 1-piece aluminum construction. It uses the AZ3000 alloy, and this material has proven itself in offering superb performance while also being very durable.
The alloy allows an optimized thickness that offers a faster swing of the bat.
And you get more control, as the balance point is now closer to the handle.
For the vibration, there’s a harmonic dampener inside the knob that really does the job. For many kids from 5 to 8 years old, this one’s a winner.
- RIP-IT Senior One Baseball Bat
2016 RIP IT Element One Senior League Baseball Bat.
This 2016 RIP IT Element One SL10 comes in at just under $100, and it proves that you don’t absolutely need to pay too much money for a very good bat.
Even at this price point, you get a lot of advantages with this drop 10 baseball bat. This is a one-piece aluminum bat with a barrel diameter of 2 5/8 inches.
And it’s also made in the US, if you’re curious.
The aluminum alloy used here is the latest R4 alloy from Rip It. It counters the expected sting from mishits from the 1-piece contraction by the addition of a specially designed contact grip.
It absorbs the shock of the vibration while it also offers a nice and secure grip.
And it also offers a nice flex design that provides a good pop off the bat while the bat itself won’t crack from all the contact with the baseball.
It comes with a “love it or leave it” program for 30 days, and its warranty is also extended up to 400 days.
All the other bats here come with the standard 12-month warranty. And you won’t have to pay for the delivery when you get it replaced.
- Easton Mako Comp Big Barrel (-10)
2016 Easton Mako -10.
In the number four spot is the Easton Mako, which is one of the most popular bats among young players in the country.
This is the most expensive drop 10 youth baseball bat on this list, yet it’s still a bestseller.
The price is mostly because of the terrific TCT composite material, and it’s also built with a 2-piece bat design that offers a lot of flex and protection from vibrations.
It even comes with the excellent Hyperskin bat grip.
Yet for many the cost is worth it, because you get a lot of advantages with this bat especially if you’re a contact hitter.
With its proven performance, durability, and elimination of vibrations, kids will love this. Parents will have to consider if they can live with the $350 price tag, however.
- Louisville Slugger Sl Omaha 516 Big Barrel (-10)
2016 Louisville Slugger Omaha Senior League Baseball Bat SLO5160.
For many players, the Louisville Slugger Omaha automatically deserves inclusion on a list like this.
This is especially true of the new model, which measures 2 5/8 inches in diameter and it features a 1-piece aluminum design.
What makes this Omaha special is the use of the latest 7UI lightweight aluminum alloy, which makes this one the lightest of the Omaha models.
The sweet spot is quite big, and the light swing weight really gives you a lot of control and a chance to swing the ball quickly.
It even features the vaunted Lizard Skin grip, which was designed by company renowned for its bicycle handles.
The only catch with this minus 10 baseball bat (aside from the $180 to $200 price range) is the fact that you better be able to handle the vibrations when you do mishit the ball.
Thoughts on Acquiring a Drop 10 Baseball Bat
So that’s the list.
What do you think?
Pick a price range, and choose between 2 3/4 and 2 5/8 inches, between 1-piece and 2-piece, and between aluminum and composite.