He chose the Beast for the upcoming baseball season. 

He chose the Beast for the upcoming baseball season. 

A Beast for a Beast

My son is a smooth, switch hitting Little League Baseball player who has a decent amount of pop from both sides of the plate. He spends his time emulating Major League Baseball players thus the reason he utilizes a wooden bat. He still utilizes his wooden bat, but this year he decided he wanted to try using a Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR). I decided to split the cost of the bat and he chose a 2018 Easton Beast X Whiteout BBCOR (-3). We purchased the bat at Dick's Sporting Goods and we noticed positive results immediately. 

“The word beast on the bat has me feeling like a beast.”
— DJ Turner

My son said the bat was light which was evident as he seemed to get quicker through the zone. We went through a couple bucket of baseballs and he consistently hit the ball deep into the outfield from the left and right side. From the right side of the plate he rocketed a couple of balls; easily clearing the fence at 209 feet. There are some more expensive bats on the market like the Rawlings VELO BBCOR and the Louisville Slugger Prime 918 BBCOR, but the Easton Beast X Whitout BBCOR is a sensational bat. The only negative about the bat is that it is white and it has a high propensity to get dirty and marked up from contact, but for $199.99 this bat is a steal. 

 Image courtesy of Easton.com

Image courtesy of Easton.com

Specifications:

  • MODEL: #BB18BXSW
  • Certificatoin: BBCOR
  • Drop Weight: -3
  • Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8"
  • Sizes: 31/28, 32/29, 33/30
  • One-Piece Balanced Alloy Design: Offers a fast swing weight for more speed behind the ball at contact
  • ATAC Alloy: All new Advanced Thermal Alloy Construction provides the strongest and most powerful aluminum barrel on the market
  • X-Tended Barrel Design: Z-CORE™ internal core technology combined with ATAC alloy delivers the biggest sweet spot and the longest aluminum 2-5/8" BBCOR barrels in the game
  • Handle: 31/32" ATAC alloy handle with increased cushioning in the 1.4mm HYPERSKIN™ grip