2014 - Best Fastpitch Softball Bats for Power Hitters & Slappers

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Based on The Coach's Review and 2,100+ Reviews by Players, Coaches and Parents

The question that always gets asked is: "What is the best Fastpitch Softball Bat?" According to the website: www.thecoachreviews.com, the answer is:

IT DEPENDS!!!

  • Are you a Power Hitter or a Slapper?
  • Do you have a Slow or Fast Bat Swing Speed?
  • Do you prefer Composites Bats or Aluminum/Metal Bats?
  • Which Bat should I use in Cold or Hot Weather?
  • Can I use my Bat in in Batting Cages?
  • What is a tough, durable, not-too-expensive Team Bat?

The following "Best Fastpitch Bats" lists are based on The Coach's personal review PLUS over 2,100 reviews by Players, Coaches and Parents:

The Top 3 Fastpitch Softball Bats for Power Hitters are:

  • 2014 DeMarini CF6 Insane (-10) Fastpitch Softball Bat
  • 2014 DeMarini CF6 (-8, -9) Fastpitch Softball Bats
  • 2013 Anderson RockeTech (-9) Fastpitch Softball Bat
  • There are 4 additional Fastpitch Softball Bats made the 2014 Top Rankings List of the Best Fastpitch Softball Bats for Power Hitters.

The Top 3 Fastpich Softball Bats for Slap Hitters are:

  • 2014 DeMarini CF6 (-10, -11) & 2013 DeMarini CF5 (-10, -11) Fastpitch Softball Bats
  • 2014 Easton Power Brigade Mako (-10) Fastpitch Softball Bat
  • 2014 Easton Power Brigade FS2 (-10) & FS3 (-12) Fastpitch Softball Bats
  • There are 4 additional Fastpitch Softball Bats that made the Top Rankings List of the Best Fastpitch Softball Bats for Slappers.

Answers to other questions:

  • Slow Bat Swing Speed? - don't use an end-loaded bat, use a balanced bat.
  • Fast Bat Swing Speed? - use an end-loaded bat, you'll get more power to your hits.
  • Extreme Weather (Hot or Cold?) - don't use composite bats, use aluminum/metal bats.
  • Batting Cages? - No, use a back-up bat (or last year's bat).

The website above is great for Players, Coaches and Parents who are trying to make an informed decision/purchase of these Baseball Bats whose costs are spiraling upward (top bats cost $400 now). This website:

  • Reviews 89 Fastpitch Softball Bats that cost $100 or more with reviews for 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011 bats).
  • Has 2,100+ reviews from Players, Coaches and Parents
  • Has The Coach's personal review - he explains the reasons behind his rankings and answers to the above questions.
  • Advice on choosing the right Fastpitch Softball Bat.
  • Top Rankings of the Best 2014 & 2013 Fastpitch Softball Bats including these additional categories: Best Composite Bats, Best Non-Composite Bats, Best Balanced Bats, Best End-Loaded Bats and Best Team Bats (primarily for 8u, 10u and 12u teams).

#1 Fastpitch Softball Bat for Power Hitters - 2014 DeMarini CF6 Insane (-9)
#1 Fastpitch Softball Bat for Power Hitters - 2014 DeMarini CF6 Insane (-9) | Source
#2 Fastpitch Softball Bats for Power Hitters - 2014 DeMarini CF6 (-8, 9)
#2 Fastpitch Softball Bats for Power Hitters - 2014 DeMarini CF6 (-8, 9) | Source
#3 Fastpitch Softball Bat for Power Hitters - 2013 Anderson RockeTech (-9)
#3 Fastpitch Softball Bat for Power Hitters - 2013 Anderson RockeTech (-9) | Source
#1 Fastpitch Softball Bats for Slappers - 2014 DeMarini CF6 (-10, -11)
#1 Fastpitch Softball Bats for Slappers - 2014 DeMarini CF6 (-10, -11) | Source
#2 Fastoitch Softball Bat for Slappers - 2014 Easton Power Brigade Mako (-10)
#2 Fastoitch Softball Bat for Slappers - 2014 Easton Power Brigade Mako (-10) | Source
#3 Fastpitch Softball Bats for Slappers - 2014 Easton Power Brigade FS2 (-10) & FS3 (-12)
#3 Fastpitch Softball Bats for Slappers - 2014 Easton Power Brigade FS2 (-10) & FS3 (-12) | Source

Comments 1 comment

Frank Trejo - Az. and Calif. 12 months ago

As a slap-hitter of the 1960s I used the heaviest bottle-bat in the game. There was only one other who used it and that was Bob Bomar of the legendary Long Beach Nitehawks. It doesn't matter how light or heavy the bat, the secret is bat control.

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