Questions and Answers for 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch
Will this bat be able to be used for both USSSA & ASA in 2014?
The 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch is legal in ASA and USSSA in 2014.
I am 15 years old and 5'7. I play softball for my school's varsity softball team. I am looking for a new bat. Would this be a good fit for me? If so, should I get the 34" 21 oz.?
The 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch light swing weight is designed for younger players. We recommend a -10 bat for your age. For correct sizing check out our bat coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Is this bat acceptable for high school softball?
The 2013 Easton Alpha has the 1.20 BPF stamp which makes it legal for high school. With the -13 drop it is usually a bat used for younger players.
What ages would this bat be recommended for?
The 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch is designed for younger players. Usually ages 7-10 use a -13 bat.
What is the weight in ounces of a -10 and -11 on this bat?
This 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch is only available in the -13 length to weight ratio. Because it is a -13, a 30" model would weigh 17 ounces.
Will this bat be approved for the 2014 calendar year? My daughter plays in an ASA 10U league.
Yes, the 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch contains the newest stamps and is approved for ASA.
Is this bat aluminum or composite?
The 2013 Easton Alpha is an aluminum model.
Does this bat come in -9, 30" 21 oz. size? After trying several different bat weights and sizes my daughter feels she has great speed through the hitting zone with this size bat. Thanks.
The 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch bat will come in a much lighter feeling -13 length to weight ratio. If she likes the -9 try this fastpitch model: Anderson RockeTech FP: KRKTFP Fastpitch.
Can this bat be used for an 11 year old for baseball?
No, the 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch bat would be used for girls fastpitch softball.
Is this bat composite?
No, the 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch bat will be made from 7050 Aircraft alloy.
I am a 14 year old high school softball player in the slowpitch division. I weigh about 185 lbs. and I'm 5' 4". What size bat should I get?
Based on your height and weight, our Bat Coach tool suggests a 33" fastpitch model. If you are playing in a slow pitch softball league, where the pitch has a high arc, then most of those models have 34" lengths and much heavier weights. The weight of the bat you select is more dependent on strength than height and weight, so it is hard to make a recommendation. Typically, players who hit for contact or slap will use a very light bat like this 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch for increased bat control.
I am 15 years old and play on a 16U team. I am 5'6" and weigh 135 lbs., what size bat should I get?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 33" model in the 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
I am a 14 year old high school softball player in the fastpitch division. I weigh about 145 lbs. and I'm 5' 4". What size bat should I get?
Based off of the size of your daughter she should be using a 32" 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch.
Is it available in stores?
The 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch and other Louisville Slugger products are available in select stores. Here is a link to all the Louisville Slugger Dealers: http://slugger.com/DEALER_LOCATOR/
My daughter is 8 and starting 10U fastpitch. She's 4'9" tall and 60 lbs. What size and weight do you recommend for her?
Based on her height and weight we recommend a 30" 17 oz. 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch.
I ended a summer league today, and I am going into a fall-ball. I have a Bustos -13 bat, but it is too top heavy for me, I am going into 8th grade, 13 yrs old and am roughly 5 foot and 85 lbs. I am starting to bunt more and might start to slap. I need a bat that is light because I am having trouble with getting down the right bat speed. I am in 16U and so I need to have the bat speed, would this bat work for me?
The 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch is a nicely balanced bat. It would be a great choice for a player who needs to increase their bat speed.
Is this bat composite?
The 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch is going to be a one-piece alloy bat.
I'm 5 feet tall, 12 years old and 115 pounds. I'm currently playing on 4 different travel teams. Do you think that this bat could handle all of that playing time and not fall apart? And based on my description, do you think that this would be a good bat for me? If not, what would you recommend? I had just bought the Worth FPX and was extremely disappointed and had to return it. I really need a good bat that can hold up.
For a good bat at a good price I would go with the 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch. It has a low M.O.I. which gives you a lighter feel when swinging the bat. It should last for many seasons.
My daughter is 5.5 feet 3 inches tall. I want get her either this bat or the 2012 Easton Synge. But, I'm sure because some of the reviews for the 2012 Easton Synge are not too good about the paint chipping. Do you have any suggestions?
The Easton Alpha Fastpitch is a one-piece alloy bat. I would go with the Easton Synge because of it is a composite bat. It will have more pop then the alloy. It has more reviews then the Easton Alpha because it is one of the most popular Fastpitch bat we have.
My daughter is a slapper, she currently has a RockeTech but it is too heavy. She would prefer one solid barrel, do you have any suggestions?
The 2013 Easton Alpha Fastpitch would be perfect for a slap hitter. I would suggest going down in weight to the 31" bat.
I am looking for a bat for my daughter who is 11 and 4ft 7 and 80 lbs. When do you decide that bat speed is more important than weight. She has a 30 in drop 10 now, just does not seem to hit as well. She used to hit line drives at pitcher now just never seems to consistently hit hard.
The goal for a player is to swing the heaviest bat possible without sacrificing swing speed and bat control. When in doubt, it is recommended a player swing a variety of different size bats to get an idea of what length and weight are best. This is best done in local sporting goods stores, or trying out the bats of teammates.
How does this bat compare to the (-13) Bustos? My daughter liked the Bustos and did well with it. Her league changed the required stamp so where looking for something similar.
The 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch bat is also a one-piece fully alloy bat. It is a balanced, lightweight design similar to the 2012 DeMarini Bustos: DXBFP Fastpitch bat.
Will this 2013 bat still be approved for use in USSSA and ASA after September 2013? We are looking for a good cold weather bat to use for the next few years.
Yes. The FP13AL has the new USSSA stamp and will be legal in both USSSA and ASA for the entire 2013 calendar year.
What other bats does this compare too? I am looking for a new bat for my 9yo that is a contact hitter not a power hitter. I am also looking at bats like the Miken Halo Light and the Rip-IT -12 bat.
Two-piece bats are normally best suited for a contact hitter. The 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch, the 2013 Miken Halo Light: HALO12 Fastpitch and the 2013 RIP-IT Prototype: F1312 Fastpitch are one piece bats. However, the are all very balanced and would be a good fit for a young player.
My daughter is a 5'1" junior in High School and I want to get her a bat as a surprise. She is a solid double/triple hitter, I think with the right bat she could be smashing homeruns :) would you recommend the 31 inch 18 oz with a -12 drop?
That's hard to say without knowing her weight, the length and weight of her current bat, as well as her swing speed and bat control with her current bat.
Would this bat be good for a high school player who is a tall big girl. She's a power hitter. Also will this meet all high school regulations for 2013.
With a -13 length to weight ratio, the 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL is a little too light in my opinion for a power hitter at the High School level. It's legal for High School play, but I would recommend something around a -10.
My daughter is playing U8 and want to get her a good bat for the upcoming season. She is a solid hitter but not a power hitter. I'm debating between this bat and the rip it prototype. She is about 51" and 51 lbs (will be getting the 29") Any thoughts on which would be a bat to get more power from?
Based on her size and age, a -13 balanced bat would be a better choice. Thus, I would recommend the 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL.
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