Drop 5 Baseball Bats

New technology has completely changed the way that baseball and softball bats have been built over the last 20 years. In times like these, bats are more than just the aluminum bats that you remember from childhood. These bats can also be composite which is known to give the bat a lot more pop. With all of the upgrades to technology, there are a lot of regulations that have been put in place on which bats are allowed in play depending on the league you’re in or age. There are different weights and lengths to think about when you are shopping and we are going to be discussing drop 5 baseball bats in this post.

A drop 5 baseball bat is a bat that is 5 ounces lighter than the length of that bat. Minus five bats are also called college, adult or high school bats. The bat weight is measured this way and if you are looking for a bat with a little more pop, a drop 5 is perfect. The higher the number, the lighter the bat. You might think that if you are a bigger person you would want to get a heavier bat but that isn’t necessarily true. You want to be able to generate some speed while having a bat that will give you some power.

That being said, we would think you know the kind of bat that you want because you are here but finding a high quality drop 5 bat is another thing. Because of this, we made this list of some of the best drop 5 bats of 2019. If we made your shopping experience a little easier by making this list, then we have accomplished our goal.

Rawlings 2018 Velo Hybrid USSSA Baseball Bat Senior League (-5)

The Rawlings 2018 Velo Hybrid USSSA Baseball Bat Senior League (-5) can be purchase for a little more than $100. This is a great bat to start with as it is affordable and works great. This bat is sanctioned by the USSSA and made to not exceed the 1.15 BPF standards of performance that were set by the association. The Velo bats have a Comp-Lite end cap that lessens the moment of inertia and creates balance. The super light carbon fiber barrel helps to speed up the bat and catch up to those fast pitches and you will get some additional help from the flex barrel and stiff handle. This is a great bat to start off with.


– Get explosive speed, precise balance and considerable pop with this hybrid, big barrel bat
– Maximize distance and exit speed with this straight wall barrel
– The Comp-Lite end cap gives the bat a balanced feel
– Get that satisfying and loud ping on contact with the acoustic alloy

Easton Xl3 Senior League (-5) Baseball Bat

The Easton Xl3 Senior League (-5) Baseball Bat is another fantastic drop 5 bat on our list for 2019. This is on the more affordable end of the spectrum. The bat has a long barrel design to produce more power. You are also going to get that extra pop from the huge sweet spot that this one piece bat offers. The barrel is made of HMX Hyperlite Matrix Alloy which also gives it the durable needed to last. Overall, this is a quality bat that should improve your or your child’s performance.


– The Monster barrel design increases the pop in this bat
– HMX Hyperlite Matrix Alloy in barrel to give the bat extra durability and a bigger sweet spot
– Ultra-thin bat
– One piece bat
– One year manufacturer’s warranty

Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 (-5) 2 5/8″ Senior League Baseball Bat

The Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 (-5) 2 5/8″ Senior League Baseball Bat is the next bat on our list and the Omaha 518 is one of the best out there and especially by the Louisville Slugger company. This bat was made with a sturdy 1-piece 7U1+ alloy build with an enhanced 6 Star high-quality end cap that will give you a stiff feeling, a mid balanced swing weight and a huge sweet spot.

This bat is great for the right batter. It has perfect balance but not so much that it might feel hand loaded. There is enough mass behind it to crack the ball while doing so with a great swing. This bat is great for the person that is already a power hitter but because it isn’t as balanced, it might not be as great for the contact hitter.


– Feel the stiffness and massive sweet spot with the 1pc ST 7U1+ alloy build
– Has a 6 Star premium end cap
– Weight score: 2.3
– Reduction in negative vibration on mis-hits with the vibration dampening handle
– Has a Lizard Skin performance grip

DeMarini 2018 Voodoo (-5) 2 5/8″ Balanced Senior League Baseball Bat

The DeMarini 2018 Voodoo (-5) 2 5/8″ Balanced Senior League Baseball Bat uses X14 alloy gives this bat better weight distribution while the 3-Fusion handle gives better feel and weight control. People have noticed a big difference in the pop off of this bat as well as the balance that it possesses. The sweet spot is big and it doesn’t give much vibration back to the hands. The barrel is 2 ¾ inches and while the end cap optimizes the sound, feel and sweet spot on this bat. In addition to all of this, DeMarini offers a one year warranty which might be the best warranty out there for bats.


– Handle is 100% composite to reduce shock
– -5 length to weight ratio
– 2 ¾ barrel diameter
– 3-Fusion end cap to capitalize on overall durability, control and weight
– 3-Fusion handle technology transfers energy back into the barrel and reduces sting

Marucci Cat7 Senior League Baseball Bat, 31″/26 oz

The Marucci Cat7 Senior League Baseball Bat is made with AZ4X alloy which makes this one of the most responsive and strongest bats in the Marucci line of bats. One of the reasons this bat has such response time and strength is because of the seven variable of wall thickness in the barrel without any governors or internal rings. This results in a sweet spot that is double the size of the CAT6.


– AZ4X alloy build for higher response rate and increased strength
– Optimized and more responsive barrel designed to increase the size of the sweet spot
– Engineered barrel end wall thickness improves swing speeds and balance