All Star Fielding and Catchers Gloves Review

All Star Fielding and Catchers Gloves

all star fielding and catchers glovesAll Star Sporting Goods is the manufacturer of All Star baseball and softball gloves. The company is family orientated and have established a reputation for putting out the finest gloves any baseball or softball catcher can wear during their career. Over the course of their existence, they have strived to give those who use their gloves the best tool for the job and more often than not, have succeeded at just that.

The company produces more than just great catchers gloves. They produce gloves for players of any position, but are known mostly for their gloves for the pitchers’ best friend. These gloves are used by several Major League Baseball stars of today and the past including Mike Napoli, Jose Molina, Jason Varitek, Brian Schneider, Raul Chavez, AJ Ellis, and recent big league call-up Xavier Cedeno.

These professional athletes have become used to wearing these gloves made with exclusive Japanese tanned steer hide. This material is known to break in quickly and has an extended life period. The gloves also feature soft tan leather pockets, which give you the solid pop sound when catching a fastball. They also use stiffer leather for the backing of the glove, which also helps increase its length of life and provides an ideal amount of support.

One aspect of these gloves that makes them so popular with professional baseball and softball players is the fact that each glove is made by hand. Instead of trusting machines to stitch ever part of the glove together and take care of the labor, human hands are used. Anyone that has used an All Star glove made by hand, will attest to the fact that they are at the top of the food chain in terms of glove manufacturers.

In addition to adult gloves, All Star makes catchers gloves for youth players.

Cheapbats.com is proud to represent All Star fielding and catchers gloves.

Louisville Slugger’s 2015 BBCOR Baseball Bat Lineup

Louisville Slugger’s 2015 BBCOR Baseball Bat Lineup

2015 starts another year of baseball, which means another ridiculous lineup of bats from Louisville Slugger. The 3 top flight BBCOR bats for this year are the Omaha 515, Select 715 and the baddest one of them all, the prime 915!

Each of these were made to do one thing: DOMINATE THE COMPETITION. Let’s go through each bat in detail so you know exactly what you’re getting before you take the one for you to the field…

2015 Omaha 515 BBCOR Baseball Bat

The BBCOR edition of the Omaha is a 1-piece bat constructed with ST+20 Alloy, which is arguably the best aluminum alloy in the game. Louisville Slugger crafted this 515 with the Flex Band Barrel Technology, a process where a 1″-wide graphite band is inserted inside the bat, increasing the strength and power of the sweet spot without sacrificing the light swing weight! Capped off with a 2 ⅝” barrel diameter and a 31/32” tapered handle, the Omaha 515 gives you the best bang for your buck! Great Performance + Great Price = One Heck of a Deal

2015 Select 715 BBCOR Baseball Bat

Louisville Slugger makes the BBCOR Select a 3-piece, which takes this bat to an entirely different level of performance. The TRU3 Technology is how all 3 of the pieces come together, as it connects the barrel to one side and the handle to the other, while not allowing them to touch. That gives you the benefit of having no vibration getting to the hands and the energy that wants to come down to the handle essentially gets redirected right back into the barrel. The redirected energy will then create a trampoline effect, ultimately increasing the distance of your hit! Also incorporated is the Flex Band Barrel Technology, where the 715 has a 1″-wide graphite band inserted inside the barrel, which increases the strength and power of the sweet spot without sacrificing the light swing weight! Lastly, Louisville adds a 2 ⅝” barrel diameter and a 31/32” tapered handle to the Select 715, making this one of the best BBCOR bats on the market!

2015 Prime 915 BBCOR Baseball Bat

As Louisville Slugger’s only 100% composite BBCOR bat, the Prime is the top dog of the 2015 lineup! Composite is the strongest, most durable material in the game without question, giving you a great advantage while stepping up to the plate. Just like the Select, the Prime is made as a 3-piece, connected using the TRU3 Technology. This technology connects the barrel to one side and the handle to the other, while not allowing them to touch. This benefits you by eliminating vibration to the hands, while redirecting contact energy right back into the barrel for a trampoline effect that will increase the distance and power of your hits! Another great feature is the Flex Band Barrel Technology, where the 915 has a 1″-wide graphite band inserted inside the bat, which increases the strength and power of the sweet spot without sacrificing the light swing weight! The Prime 915 for BBCOR also comes with a 2 ⅝” barrel diameter and a 31/32” tapered handle, making this Louisville bred Prime the #1 BBCOR bat available!

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The New 2015 Louisville Slugger X12 Fastpitch Softball Bat -12oz FPXL152

2015 Louisville Slugger x12-fastpitch-bat-FPXL152The 2015 Louisville Slugger X12 is going to be a  new 12 ounce fastpitch softball bat. This light weight fastpitch bat will be ideal for the athlete who is a line drive, or slap hitter. The 2015 Louisville Slugger X12 has a terrific balanced feel and is made from 100% Pure 360 Composite material. The Pure 360 is made up of advanced LS-2X aerospace grade composite fibers, thinner than other composite fibers that have been used in times past.

This high end LS-2X carbon fiber material allows for the thinnest composite walls possible without sacrificing any of the classic rugged durability that Louisville Slugger loves to offer. Because Louisville used the LS-2X Pure 360 composite design, you can feel confident, that this two-piece bat, will not only drive the ball hard and far, to any part of the field you hit it to, but it’ll feel great in the process of doing so.

The two piece Louisville Slugger construction gives any fastpitch player an advantage over the competition. Not only will you notice a drastic reduction in vibration, but you will also be gaining the benefits having more whip, with precise flex engineering to give you the greatest amount of pop, and trampoline effect possible. Louisville Slugger has always been a fastpitch industry leader, and their looking to bring more to every player. If you want an all composite fastpitch bat, that performs with the same kind of determination, and drive, that you do, consider the Louisville Slugger X12 as a great option in an already stacked fastpitch softball bat line up.

You can purchase your new 2015 -12 Louisville Slugger FPXL152 X12 Fastpitch Softball Bat from Cheapbats.com and any of their other great fastpitch softball bats.

2015 Louisville Slugger Z2000 Slowpitch Softball Bats

The  2015 Louisville Slugger’s Z2000 bats are here and ready for action!

The Z2000 slowpitch softball bats are made with a 100% composite design. This composite technology is especially important in the barrel, where Louisville Slugger layers the bats with thinner, higher strength walls that gives the Z2000 a lighter swing weight and durability that is unmatched. The Z2000 is a 2-piece constructed bat, benefiting hitters with limited vibration to the hands upon contact with the softball. The 2-pieces are held together using the iST Barrel-To-Handle Technology, which is an extremely precise process that locks the barrel and the handle together. The iST connection is a beneficial method in the fact that it gives hitters a solid feel without being too whippy, while also providing a larger sweet spot in the barrel. All of this years Z2000’s also feature a 12” barrel length, 2 ¼” barrel diameter,  ⅞” tapered handle, synthetic grip, standard knob and an LS end cap that traps energy and redirects it back to the barrel for more trampoline. At 34” in length, the Z2000’s are always available in 26, 27, 28 and 30 ounces in weight.

There are 4 different bats in the 2015 Z2000 Bat lineup

1) 2015 Louisville Slugger Z2000 USSSA Balanced Slowpitch Softball Bat

Louisville Slugger makes this Z2000 USSSA bat with a balanced weighting, which is usually preferred to be used by contact hitters, as it’s not as heavy feeling as an end loaded bat. This balanced swing weight plays with an easy, controlled feel and a faster bat speed going through the hitting zone. Get ahead of the ball and get on base better than ever with this Z in your hands! The Balanced USSSA Z2000 is approved for slowpitch softball play by 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA and ISA (not approved by ASA or ISF).

2) 2015 Louisville Slugger Z2000 USSSA End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat

Crafted with an end load weighting, this Z2000 bat for USSSA slowpitch is made for power hitters. End loaded weighting means Louisville Slugger tipped the scales and left more weight towards the end of the barrel, versus a balanced edition where they would evenly distribute the weight throughout the entire bat. This extra weight at the end of the barrel means more mass where it counts, allowing hitters to power the ball over the fence with more regularity. “Touch ‘em all” may just be your new nickname with this Z on your side. The Z2000 End Load for USSSA is approved for slowpitch softball by 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA and ISA (not approved by ASA or ISF).

3) 2015 Louisville Slugger Z2000 ASA Balanced Slowpitch Softball Bat

The ASA Z2000 Balanced slowpitch bat is tailored to a contact hitters needs with its evenly distributed weighting throughout the bat. This balanced weight design gives hitters increased swing speed through the zone while still having complete control. The Z2000 ASA bats include the S1iD Technology, a process where Louisville Slugger inserts high-tech discs into the barrel, which gives the bat increased barrel flex and a very forgiving sweet spot. This Z2000 Balanced ASA edition is approved for slowpitch softball play by ASA and ISF only.

4) 2015 Louisville Slugger Z2000 ASA End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat

The ASA versions big dog, the Z2000 End Loaded bat for ASA slowpitch is a tool that power hitters will surely be utilizing this season. End load means more weight is kept towards the end of the barrel, which makes the bat heavier to swing but brings much more energy through the hitting zone upon contact with the softball. Mass + Energy = Power. It’s science. Another tool Louisville Slugger uses for the Z2000 ASA bats is the process of inserting discs into the barrel, called the  S1iD Technology, which makes the sweet spot more forgiving and increases barrel flex. This End Load Z2000 ASA is approved for slowpitch softball play by ASA and ISF only.

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2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno VS LXT Fastpitch Softball Bat

When looking for your 2015 Louisville Slugger Fastpitch Bat  you see two great models, the LXT and the Xeno. Both are popular and in a similar price range. So… how exactly do they differ? How are they similar? Let’s dive right in!2015-LXT-VS-XENO

First, let’s talk about what they have in common. Since they are both made by Louisville Slugger for fastpitch softball they naturally will share some features. First of all, the LXT and the Xeno are both made with a balanced swing weight. This even distribution of the weight throughout the bat allows for a controlled swing with increased bat speed. Louisville Slugger constructs these bats with a 100% composite design, allowing the bats to be layered with graphite fibers for increased strength and durability. This composite design especially comes in handy in the barrel, giving you high-performance where it’s needed most.

Both bats are also created with the S1iD technology on their side, which is the process of inserting high-tech discs inside the barrel walls to give these Sluggers more barrel flex and a more forgiving sweet spot. Lastly, they both come with a ⅞” handle, the LS end cap, a standard knob and meet the 1.20 BPF standards. All Louisville Slugger fastpitch softball bats are approved for play by USSSA, ASA, NSA, ISA and ISF play.

Second…what are the differences between the LXT and the Xeno?
2015 Louisville Slugger LXTThe glaring difference is the way they are connected.

The 2015 LXT Fastpitch Softball Bat is a 3-piece bat connected using the Tru3 technology. This Tru3 is the piece that connects the barrel to one side and the handle to the other, not allowing them to touch. This is going to eliminate any vibration and sting to the hands because the Tru3 piece is going to absorb all of it. Also the LXT is available in a drop -8, -9 and -10 length to weight ratio. The LXT does not offer a drop -11.

2015 Louisville Slugger XenoThe 2015 Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat is a 2-piece bat that connects the barrel and the handle together using the iST technology. This connection is incredibly sturdy giving the bat a solid feel while limiting, but not eliminating, vibration to the hands. So, you will get a little bit of feedback in your hands, but not like you would with a 1-piece traditional bat. Also the Xeno is available in a drop -8, -9, -10 and -11 length to weight ratio.

The verdict? Well…that’s your call to make. They both are made with incredible technology and materials as we went over in detail. It just comes down to your preferences on the connection. If you want vibration to your hands eliminated and don’t mind spending a few bucks more – get the 3-piece LXT. If you like a little feedback in your hands and/or want to save a few bucks – get the 2-piece Xeno. Also if you want a drop -11 bat then you would go with the Xeno, because the LXT does not offer that particular length to weight ratio.

Free shipping on orders over $50 from Cheapbats.comYou won’t be disappointed either way… but just to ease your mind they both come with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty. Available with no hassle returns at CheapBats.com“Batisfaction”, guaranteed and free shipping for orders over $50.

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2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat

The softballs have flown out of the park, and the verdict is in here at Cheapbats.com! The 2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat is cut from a different cloth than all the competitors, but supplies the same quality craftsmanship and performance you have come to love and expect from Louisville Slugger. Relentlessly tested in the lab and on the field, Louisville Slugger has defied expectations and made the 2015 Xeno fastpitch bat even better than it was before.

2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Bat

2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Bat

The 2015 Xeno is crafted from Louisville Slugger’s Pure 360 Composite material. This blend of high-strength graphite fibers allows for the placement of many thin layers of composite in the barrel without increasing the thickness of the walls. The end result is a well balanced, highly durable and responsive softball bat. Using their S1iD technology, an aluminum disc is inserted in the barrel to give this fastpitch softball bat the flexibility and pop needed to make solid contact every time.

The barrel and handle are joined together with Louisville Slugger’s iST technology. This solid connection allows for maximum response and an extra added feeling of control at the plate. The 2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno is truly one of the best two-piece fastpitch bats available today. No matter what type or size player you are, there is a 2015 Xeno that is right for you.

2015 Louisville Slugger Xeno Fastpitch Softball Bat:

  • 100% Pure 360 Composite
  • S1iD aluminum disc insert in the barrel
  • iST Technology connects the handle to the barrel
  • Two-piece design
  • Available in a -11, -10, -9 and -8 length to weight ratio
  • Backed by a One Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Still can’t decide if the Xeno is the right fastpitch softball bat for you? Contact one of our Bat Experts and let them answer any and all questions you might have. It is our goal to provide you with confidence in both your purchase and in your performance on the field.

Pro Fastpitch Softball League To Showcase Top Women’s Talent And Bats

“You play ball like a girl!”

Pro Fastpitch Softball League - you play ball like a girl

I would be honored if the Hambino uttered those words to me… Especially if you look at the way the women of the National Pro Fastpitch Softball League play the game.

On May 25th, 2014 the Indiana Slammers take on the Chicago Bandits in the inaugural match up of the 2014 softball season. Four teams, including the USSSA Pride and the Rebellion will battle is out this year to provide family entertainment and highlight the incredible talents of the best Fastpitch Softball players in the world. More teams are expected to be added for 2015, and best of all, NPF will stream all regular season games from www.profastpitch.com (dates and times to be announced).

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CheapBats.com is extremely excited to see such high caliber fastpitch softball action! Get on board with National Pro Fastpitch, their premium partners Easton, DeMarini, Worth, and Bownet, and join the Pro Softball revolution.

BBCOR Baseball Bats Closeouts – 2014 Louisville Slugger

http://blog.cheapbats.com/2015-easton-mako-torq-sneak-peek/BBCOR baseball bats closeouts at Cheapbats.comThere are some great BBCOR baseball bats closeouts from the 2014 Louisville Slugger line. Here are four of the best bbcor baseball bats closeouts, all available from Cheapbats.com

2014 Louisville Slugger Warrior BBCOR Baseball Bats CloseoutsStarting at just $49.99 is the Louisville Slugger Warrior BBCOR Baseball Bat. Made with the tried and true Louisville Slugger 7050 Alloy, you’re guaranteed to get the most durability and pop from this iconic BBCOR model. Utilizing the vibration reducing end cap it not only improves feel, but redirects energy that would otherwise be lost, and sends it back into the ball for more distance.

2014 Louisville Slugger AssaultNext in the Louisville Slugger line up is the 2014 Assault BBCOR. The ST+20 Alloy is one of their hottest BBCOR alloys on the market. The Assault is replacing the Omaha and has new and improved features in terms of toughness and performance over its predecessor. Not wanting to thicken the barrel with more alloy material for durability, Louisville went with a governor ring inside of the bat so that it could have maximum pop out of the wrapper. Combine this with Louisville Sluggers Flex band technology to give the ideal whip and balance for a bat through the zone and you have the total assault of offensive power! The Assault is on closeout now for $119.95

2014 Louisville Slugger Raid BBCOR Baseball Bats CloseoutAfter the Assault is the Raid. The 2014 Louisville Slugger RAID BBCOR baseball bat is one of two Louisville Slugger BBCOR’s that have the TRU3 technology in them. The patented TRU3 design of the Raid allows for the ultimate in power and feel. Louisville put the AC-21 alloy on this barrel making it their highest grade BBCOR aluminum for high school, and college play. Because this is a three-piece BBCOR bat Louisville chose to use a carbon fiber composite 360 handle. The 360 handle is lighter, and has stronger fibers than before, so it has a more balanced feel, and absorbs unpleasant feed back. Tacking on the flex band for precision whip is almost unfair, but hey Louisville wants you to compete as hard as they do. Get your 2014 closeout Louisville Slugger RAID for $139.95 today.

2014-Louisville-Slugger-AttackLast but not least is the 2014 Louisville Slugger Attack BBCOR Baseball Bat. The Attack is almost the same BBCOR bat as the RAID, but with one very big and defining difference. The Attack has a composite barrel, making it a TRU3 all composite BBCOR, and the only 3-piece all composite BBCOR Louisville Slugger has. Get the Louisville Slugger Attack on sale for $269.95.

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2015 Miken Slowpitch Bats

The 2015 Miken Slowpitch Bats are out! Here are three great bats.

2015 Miken slowpitch bats - Gene Buck M Nation1. The 2015 Miken Geno Buck M Nation softball bat is one of the best Mikens slowpitch bats of the year.  Featuring The 750X HPI Technology, Miken injects their special epoxy resin into every microscopic opening inside the barrel with 750 pounds of pressure per square inch. This ensures the most durable and explosive performance from the all composite softball bat.  This one piece composite Miken slowpitch bat has a behemoth like 14.5 inch barrel. This gigantic barrel is guaranteed to have a generous sweet spot.

The Geno Buck ASA SuperMax MNATMA  has a 1 ounce end load in the Signature Series model. This one ounce end load is going to help drive the ball further for you if your strong enough to utilize it. A balanced bat would be more ideal for a contact hitter.

The Geno Buck M Nation is approved for ASA only, and has a 1 year manufactures warranty. It has a standard 2 1/4 diameter barrel and is made in the USA.

2015 Miken slowpitch bats - Freak 52A 2. The 2015 Miken Freak 52 Maxload is a special softball bat, made for a special softball. Looking to exploit every advantage in the game, Miken takes the Freak 52 carbon fibers, and weaves them tightly to create a harder surfaced bat. The reinforced strength in the barrel has less flex to it than other slowpitch bats. The firmer surface of the bat, on the softer .52 Core Softballs, drives them further than ever before.

Miken used their PWR 360 Technology in the barrel, giving the bat 22% more material to help resist any unwanted flex. By using 100% composite through out the entire bat, Miken was able to add all the extra carbon fiber and still give you a 14.5 inch barrel. Staying with the a traditional one piece design is also probably more advantageous with the .52 core softball, so Miken gives you that as well.

Last but not least is the End Load, referred to as a “MaxLoad.” The Maxload is a half ounce of weight added to the end of the bat to help crush the ball. This is great for the players who can handle it, and will improve the distance you drive the ball.

Standard one year manufactures warranty, the 2015 Miken Freak 52 Maxload is approved for ASA only.

2015 Miken slowpitch bats - Big Cat Ultra3. 2015 Miken Ultra 2 Big Cat SSUSA Slowpitch Softball Bat Is hot right out of the wrapper. Made for senior Softball, it has everything the heavy duty hitter is looking for. Starting in the barrel Miken uses the TRIAD 3 Technology. Miken makes the barrel with a Triple Pressure Application. This process causes what is know as thermal expansion, in the aerospace carbon fiber, giving it maximum durability, and performance. After that, they cover the barrel in a Carbon-X-Shell.

Not satisfied with extreme performance in the barrel? How about making it a Two-Piece softball bat to eliminate the unpleasant feeling of ringing in your hands. Miken also used a stiff E-Flex carbon fiber handle for the Big Cat that ensured the greatest amount of force would be utilized when swinging your bat through the zone.

Besides the Big Cat getting it’s name from famous softball player Mike Macenko, it has something else that warrants the tittle of big. It’s End Load. The Miken Ultra II Big Cat has a full 1 1/2 ounce end load. It’s so much end load some players even go down an ounce in weight to compensate.

The Miken Ultra 2 is legal in all Senior Slowpitch Softball associations that allow 1.20 or 1.21 BPF. It’s also legal in FLA Half Century, LVSSA, U.S.A & SPA

Not allowed in NSA, USSSA, ISA, ASA, & ISF. Like most Senior slowpitch softball bats, there is no manufacturers warranty.

If you have any questions regarding the Miken Freak 52, Geno Buck M Nation, or the Big Cat, feel free to call us 1-800-589-4487 (HITS) or visit us at our website Cheapbats.com

 

Dustin Pedroia DP-15 A2000 and A2K Wilson Gloves

Dustin Pedroia WILSON A2K BASEBALL GLOVE Dustin Pedroia is passionate about the baseball glove he uses. He is one of the best players in Major League Baseball, and one of the best second basemen in the game. How he came to be a Wilson fielding glove believer is actually a very interesting, and cool story. He is so passionate that when Wilson brought in Aso San their glove guru, Pedroia didn’t even think Aso Could make a glove that he loved, but Aso did just that.

He customized to the extreme specifications of Dustin Pedroia’s preferences, it has everything he wanted. A tight-fitting on the hand, flared fingers, and half the palm padding for a better feel of where the ball is in the mitt. They even threw in the extra long laces on the outside of the glove so you could whip it back and forth just like him. See this clip on how far Wilson went to make Pedroia part ways with his beloved fifteen year old glove, and why he now says this is the perfect, most ideal glove for an infielder.

The Wilson A2000 Series is made from the world renown “Wilson Pro stock Leather”.  An American Steer hide sought after by professionals and amateurs alike, with a reputation for the highest quality, and toughest durability on the market.

The Dustin Pedroia Wilson Glove A2000 DP15 GM, has an H-web because that was Dustin’s choice for all of his signature series. However A2000′s are available in a variety of choices such as I-Web, Closed two-piece, Trapeze, and Basket.

Another special feature to the Wilson Baseball Gloves Pedroia influenced is the Rolled Dual Welting. This reinforces the glove by running down the back of the fingers to the wrist opening, by pre-shaping the glove to ensure a perfect break in. Because serious athletes push the extremes of their equipment, the 11.5 inch Wilson DP15 also has double lacing in the web, and Dri-Lex Technology in the lining of the wrist to help keep your hand cool as well as remove sweat away from the area.

The Wilson A2K Gloves are the same as the A2000′s except they use the top %5 of the American pro stock leather from Wilson’s inventory to provide flawless leather with unparalleled look and durability. The A2K leather is also worked over three times as much by a master leather craftsman to pre-shape the glove for a guaranteed best possible break in. The Dustin Pedroia Wilson A2K is the Signature glove he actually uses in his games.

If you have anymore questions regarding the DP 15 series, or you would like to purchase the Pedroia A2K, or A2000 you can so at Cheapbats.com

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