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The 11 Best BBCOR Baseball Bats (2021 Reviews)

If you’ve been following our articles, you’ve seen our take on the best BBCOR bats in 2021. We’ve decided to offer one final article so that you can get a quick take on our favorite BBCOR baseball bats.

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If you’ve kept score, you may notice that the ratings in this article are a bit different. This list is focused on the best BBCOR bats, so we opted to take the pricing out of the equation. It made a pretty significant change for the Louisville Slugger’s Meta. So, a perfect score is 20 points with the categories being build, comfort, durability, and pop. The BBCOR industry has exploded and, honestly, there are a lot of outstanding bats.

Just a quick note, if you’re looking for the best bats for high school or the best bats for college, you should reconsider your search. Players are best classified by their size, not their age or school. Someone who is 5’8 and weighs 150 pounds will always do better with a slower swing weight than someone who is 6’2, 210 pounds. Their age isn’t a concern in the same way that their build, height and weight is.

That being said, there is truly a bat for everyone. Let’s dive into what makes each bat stand out.

2021 DeMarini The Goods 20.0

The best overall BBCOR bat

2021 DeMarini The Goods (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat (WTDXGIC) Image credit: DeMarini Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

DeMarini has done it again. The Goods is an absolute monster that scored 20/20. This bat has an end-loaded swing weight and a stiff barrel. It’s a composite model built with power hitters in mind. You’ll love this bat after your first swing. If you can handle the $400 price tag, it’s everything you could want.

Check out our full 2021 DeMarini The Goods BBCOR review

DeMarini The Goods One-Piece 19.5

The best one-piece BBCOR bat

2021 DeMarini The Goods One Piece (-3) BBCOR Bat (WTDXGOC) Image credit: DeMarini Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

DeMarini has made it clear that they know what they’re doing, regardless of what they’re building. Grading out slightly below the two-piece model, The Goods One-Piece earned 19.5/20.

The Goods lives up to the hype as a one-piece model as well. It kills most of the sting from bad hits and is able to eliminate vibration like the two-piece model. It’s got a ton of pop and will beat any one-piece bat on the market.

Check out our full 2021 The Goods One-Piece BBCOR review

Victus Nox 19.5

The best end-loaded BBCOR bat

Victus NOX (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat (VCBN) Image credit: Victus Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

The Nox is unique in that it’s a hybrid bat. It has a composite handle and a 2SIX connection point made from 2 rings. This means that hitters have almost no negative feedback or vibration on mishits.

The Nox doesn’t have quite as much pop as The Goods, but it’s a great alternative. It is designed to be one of the best bats for power hitters. You’ll be happy with this purchase.

Check out our full Victus Nox BBCOR review

2021 Louisville Slugger Meta 19.5

Biggest sweet spot, the best bat for contact hitters

2021 Louisville Slugger Meta (-3) BBCOR Baseball Bat (WBL2463010) Image credit: Louisville Slugger Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

The LS Meta is a premium bat. What really impresses is the size of the sweet spot. It seemed like the sweet spot reached from the end-cap to the handle. Obviously, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it consistently hit the well.

It’s a balanced bat that contact hitters should really like. The sweet spot means you’ll consistently feel like you’re getting a good barrel on the ball.

Check out our full 2021 LS Meta BBCOR review

2021 Easton B5 19.0

The best end-loaded, one-piece and the most nostalgic bat

2021 Easton B5 Pro Big Barrel (-3) BBCOR Bat (BB21B5) Image credit: Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

We’ve mentioned that the B5 is a one-piece model that dates back to players like Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire in their amateur days. There’s something beautiful about seeing a great bat return after such a long period.

The B5 is the best BBCOR bat for power hitters. Its swing weight stands out as one of the most end-loaded barrels on the market.

Check out our full 2021 Easton B5 BBCOR review

Marucci CAT9 19.0

The best balanced BBCOR bat

Marucci CAT9 BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBC9) Image credit: Marucci Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

The CAT9 is the single-piece model that Marucci put out this year. It’s a balanced model that will work for any hitter. The CAT9 does everything well. It does have a unique taper that some hitters may not like. We’d like to see it a bit cheaper, but we can’t fault Marucci for charging $350.

Check out our full Marucci CAT9 BBCOR review

Marucci CAT9 Connect 18.5

The most comfortable bat

Marucci CAT9 Connect BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBCC9) Image credit: Marucci Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

The CAT9 Connect is a bit more end-loaded than its one-piece counterpart. What really makes it stand out is how comfortable it feels in a hitter’s hands. We understand that it’s an unusual award, but players love that they don’t have to deal with the literal pain of a bad hit.

Check out our full Marucci CAT9 Connect BBCOR review

2021 Stinger Nuke 18.0

The best value bat on the market

2021 Stinger Nuke BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBNUKE3) Image credit: Stinger Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

The focus of this article is on quality, but we can’t review the Nuke without mentioning its price point. It offers great durability and outstanding pop. But what really makes it stand out is that it only costs $230.

You’ll notice a slight difference when compared to the best bats on the market. But the truth is, when you combine its performance with its cost, the Nuke might just be our favorite bat on the market.

Check out our full Stinger Nuke BBCOR review

Honorable Mention

2021 Rawlings Quatro Pro

The Quatro Pro is typically one of the hottest bats on the market. Somehow, this year, our hitters thought that it just missed. It still has a large sweet spot and great performance, but it didn’t quite live up to the competition.

Check out our full review

2021 Rawlings 5150

The 5150 is a great bat, but it just doesn’t have the same pop that the elite bats have. In our review, we mentioned that the 5150 is a no frills bat, and that’s exactly how it compares. It’s designed for players raw power but it doesn’t really offer the additional pop that you’ll find with its competition.

Check out our full review

Mizuno B21-Hot Metal

Hot Metal is a great name for an aluminum bat, but the B21 doesn’t fully live up to its name. Unfortunately for Mizuno, when comparing it to the elites, it’s clear that Hot Metal is just a marketing ploy.

Check out our full review