Price: $22 (College Hill Games)
Construction: 1 piece; injection molded plastic; very hard plastic
Pros: The exact same bat as the Louisville C271 (Ken Griffey Jr. Bat), but in blue. Excellent bat. Hard plastic, excellent balance and feel. Amazing pop. At three bucks cheaper and with more stuff gained as a result. This is my go to choice for the question, “SAHDwiffle, I’ve got a $22 bill and need a bat, what’s your recommendation?”
Cons: The manufacturing process yields slightly bent bats. When I say slightly, I mean it. The curvature of the bat is not noticeable if you’re not looking for it. Another minimal issue is that when swinging hard, there is a very slight give/wobble down the shaft of the bat.
Grade: A (Chad’s Favorite)