Most of the more expensive fastpitch bats on the market right now are made from composite materials. They are very light yet very strong, durable, and perform better than bats made from other materials.
However, there are plenty of composite fastpitch bats and it can be very difficult to choose the most quality bat as there are many factors that you should consider when choosing a new composite fastpitch softball bat.
But, we have tested numerous, popular and quality bats for the upcoming 2022 season and have made a list of the 5 best ones that performed great to make it easier for you to make your decision. We have tested pop, feel, hits, sound, break-in time, and many other factors.
So, without further ado, here is the list of the 5 best bats made from composite materials.
Let’s check them out.
5 Best Composite Fastpitch Bats 2023
DeMarini’s new version of the popular Prism, now called the Prism+, takes the crown of the best composite softball bat that you can get your hands on. With its Continuous Fiber barrel that gives the DeMarini Prism+ a massive sweet spot and the great Gapped Wall Technology that gives it the feel it is known for it’s really hard not to fall in love with this bat. The new feature on the Prism+ is the connection piece, the Type V Connection, responsible for minimizing vibration.
The 2021 DeMarini Prism+ was developed and designed for the best of the best players out there; for those who need a high-performance softball bat that will give them that extra edge on the field.
Louisville Slugger Meta
Sharing the same name as its baseball companion, the all-new model from Louisville Slugger exceeded all expectations and it truly rose to the occasion. With its two-piece composite design and the MASH Composite Barrel, it’s not a huge surprise that the 2022 Louisville Slugger Meta is up there with the very best.
Stronger and experienced players will definitely enjoy the new technologies that the Meta brings to the table, as they would likely be more prepared to tame the beast, that the Meta surely is, than the inexperienced players. Even though the 2022 Louisville Slugger Meta has a higher price tag than most of the fastpitch bats on the market, it sure is worth every single penny.
Feel free to check how the new Meta compares to the popular Easton Ghost here.
Louisville Slugger LXT
The most well-known name in the world of fastpitch bats, the LXT from Louisville Slugger brings a bold and fiery look for the new, 2022 season. The balanced bat the LXT is makes it a great option for any type of player, and it comes in different drops: -11, -10, -9, -8, and the two last ones are recommended for stronger players and power hitters. One of the strongest points of the 2021 LXT was surely the pop, and the new one just improves on that, as it gives you even more pop.
The recognizable sound that the LXT makes when you perfectly hit the ball is also here, and the feel on sweet spots is one of the best. The great thing about the 2022 Louisville Slugger LXT is that it can be used by both inexperienced players and elite ones.
The 2022 Easton Ghost is a much-improved version of its predecessor, mainly in the terms of durability. The new Sonic Composite ensured that the new Ghost has more increased durability and the new Connexion Technology guarantees that you don’t feel much vibrations on mishits.
Widely regarded as one of, if not the best softball bats for power hitters, the new Easton Ghost continues that legacy. With all its amazing technologies and the immaculate sound, power hitters and stronger players will not find it hard to fall in love with this great bat.
Now comes the best bat for light-swinging players, the popular DeMarini CF. It has one of the finest barrels, the Paraflex Plus Composite Barrel, responsible for CF’s durability and performance. The all-new Type V Connection piece will give the player a great feel. The end-cap is also new, and it is lighter than ever. The Tracer End Cap ensures that the bat has the maximum possible speed and also better control.
If you are a light-swinging player, with the DeMarini CF you absolutely can’t go wrong.
All of the composite bats on this list perform at the very highest level. There are of course some differences; some have a stiffer feel, some have a lighter swing, some are more durable than the other, some come in more drop options, some are made exclusively for power hitters, some for contact hitters…
We highly recommend any composite fastpitch bat from this top 5 list and you can’t get wrong with anyone you choose.
It all comes down to your playing style – are you a power hitter or contact hitter, and a personal preference.
Keep in mind that these are serious professional bats and that you need experience in playing to get the most out of them.
If you have a kid who wants to start playing fastpitch softball, we have prepared a list of top youth fastpitch bats to make it easier for your kid to start playing this great game.