Top 7 Best Fastpitch Softball Bat Reviews for 2022

By The Bat Nerd


2022 Lousiville Slugger LXT Drop 10 - Best Fastpitch Bat Overall


The 2022 LXT is our best fastpitch bat. This three-piece, fully-composite bat offers up a larger sweet spot, and more pop even on hits made way off the hands. It got hotter the more we hit with it. Can’t wait to see how it does once it’s fully broken in.

2022 Louisville Slugger Meta - Best Fastpitch Bat for Contact Hitters


For 2022, new updates have been made to this already amazing bat. This balanced all-composite two-piece totes a massive barrel and pop for days! We especially love the end cap’s clear injection mold that perfectly complements the Meta’s menacing looks.


This bat’s build is made to generate maximum power on contact, which makes it ideal for powerful hitters strong enough to whip it through the zone. Pop is great, and at about 300 – 400 hits in, the FNX will fully come into its own.

DeMarini FNX Rising - Best Fastpitch Bat For Power Hitters

2022 Demarini CF Fastpitch Softball Bat


Our experience with the CF fastpitch was amazing. The consistent swing will suit players hitting in the middle of the lineup. This bat is well balanced, and hits off the sweet spot feel great. Mishits still have pop and performance, without the fear of getting rung up in the hands.

2021 Rawlings Mantra Fastpitch Bat (Drop 10)


The Mantra, from the end cap to the handle, is fabulous. This bat is well balanced, and the ball comes off the barrel extremely well with no sting. It can be fitted with a Blast Motion Sensor for it (sold separately). Twisting the sensor in the knob gives you access to valuable data via a mobile app to help better your swing.

DeMarini Prism+ Drop 11 Fastpitch Softball Bat


The Prism+ a two-piece composite that gets the job done. The Prism+ is a big game bat that has a huge sweet spot and lots of pop. Despite being advertised as having a balanced swing weight, this bat did feel top heavy on our tests, so this bat is ideal for bigger, stronger, more experienced players.

2022 Louisville Slugger Nexus Drop 12 - Best Fastpitch Bat for Beginners


The balanced, two-piece, all-composite Nexus is Louisville’s brand new release. It comes as a drop 12 and is built to give players more speed and control. The Louisville Slugger Nexus is the perfect bat to teach the ropes and step up their game.