Questions and Answers for Easton Alpha Fastpitch Softball Bat: FP13AL
I'm 5'2" and 113 lbs. What size should I get?
For a player of your size, our bat coach recommends the Easton Alpha Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP13AL) in a 32" model. Unfortunately, we don't have that particular size in stock, so another similar bat that you could consider in that size would be the Easton FS3 Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP14S3).
I'm trying to determine if this would be a good fit for my nine year old. She's a decent player and makes good contact, just not as powerful as I think she can be. We are looking to buy a more serious bat, but don't want to shell out a lot of money at this time. She plays rec ball now, but is considering travel ball in the next year. She currently hits with an inexpensive Easton FP13ER. She's 4'4" tall and about 73 lbs.
The Easton Alpha Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP13AL) will feature a one-piece full alloy design as well as a balanced swing weight. Additionally, the FP13AL offers the ultra-thin 29/32 handle which is ideally suited for smaller hands. For a player of her size, our bat coach recommends the Alpha in a 29" 16 oz. pattern.
This is my daughter's first year playing fastpitch. She is 10 years old. She's a petite 4' 6" tall and 71 lbs. She is a good all around athlete and likes the sport. Is this a good bat for her, or is there another you would recommend? Thanks.
Yes, the Easton Alpha Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP13AL) would be a great bat choice. It will feel very light and balanced. The alloy will not require any period of break-in and will be highest performing on day one.
Is this bat good for 16u? Also is it a composite bat?
The Easton Alpha (FP13AL) would suit that age group very well. It is a one-piece alloy design.
Would you recommend using this bat for high school softball?
The Easton Alpha (FP13AL) is typically recommended for younger players. We recommend a heavier bat such as the Easton FS1 ( FP13S1) for a high school player.
Is there a break in period on this bat?
The Easton Alpha (FP13AL) is a One-Piece alloy bat and therefore does not require a break in.
Is this bat approved for ASA, NSA ,and USSSA for the 2014 season?
Yes, the Easton Alpha (FP13AL) Fastpitch is approved for play this year in ASA, NSA, and USSSA governed leagues.
Does it make the annoying high pitch pinging sound when you hit the ball with it?
The Easton Alpha (FP13AL) will make a slight ping sound when contact is made.
does this bat work well for 12 or 10u?
The Easton Alpha (FP13AL) is a very good bat. It is a balanced one- piece alloy design with a cushion grip. With its 2 1/4" barrel diameter it has a Low M.O.I. for a lighter swing weight. This a perfect bat for 12 or 10 under.
What is the best bat for a beginner, coach pitch softball bat for a 7 year girls that is just a little over 4 foot tall and only 45lbs
The Easton Alpha (FP13AL) would be a great bat for a beginner who is just starting to play softball.
What is the best bat for a 11 year old, 5'4", 140 pound girl?
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 32" Easton Alpha (FP13AL). For more information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Is this bat composite?
No. The Easton Alpha (FP13AL) Fastpitch is a one-piece alloy bat.
Is this the best bat under $100 for 8U player?
The Easton Alpha (FP13AL) is a great option for the price. The balanced swing weight is ideal for a younger player.
My daughter is 13 and is playing softball. She is 5 foot 6 and weighs 105 pounds. Is this a good bat? What would be the best size?
Based on the players height and weight; we would suggest the 32 inch size of the Easton Alpha (FP13AL). The Alpha would be a nice option for your player. It's one piece, lightweight alloy design helps the player maximize bat head speed to generate power. The 7050 Aircraft Alloy from Easton makes this bat one of the most durable alloy softball bats available.
My daughter is 15 and playing high school softball. She is 5'9'' and 190 lbs. Would this be a good bat for her and what is the best size?
The Easton Alpha (FP13AL) has been a very popular bat and is a good choice. However, it might be a little light for your daughter depending on what she is used to. Based on her height and weight, we would recommend a 34'' bat.
My daughter is 4'8" and around 75 lbs. She is playing U 10 softball. Would this be a good bat for her? What length is recommended?
The Easton Alpha (FP13AL) Fastpitch is an excellent bat for a U 10 player. Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 30" model.
My daughter is 5'3", 115 lbs, and 15 years old. What size bat should I get for her?
Based on her height and weight we recommend a 32" bat. However, a -13 bat such as the Easton Alpha (FP13AL) is not typically recommended for a high school player. We recommend a heavier bat such as the 2014 Easton S300 (FP14S300).
My daughter is 7 and plays 8U softball. She used a 27" 15.5 oz. last year. I was wondering, would you recommend this bat?
The Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch would be a very light and balanced option for her size. It would be a great selection.
My daughter is 4'10", 75 lbs, and 10 years old. What size and weight bat would be ideal for her size?
We recommend a 30" Easton Alpha (FP13AL) for her height and weight.
What 2014 model replaces this bat?
The 2014 Easton S500 (FP14S500) replaced the Easton Alpha model.
Is this a good bat for high school?
Fastpitch softball players could definitely use the Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch. It will be very balanced and have a light swing weight.
My daughter is 12 years old, 5'9" and 145 lbs. Strong and solid. A power hitter. We own the CF5 Demarini Insane bat 34"24 oz. It was too heavy for her. Do you think the Alpha Easton 34" 21 ounce bat is better than the Easton Typoon bats? Which is better? Thanks.
The Easton Alpha (FP13AL) is too light for a player her size. The bat is likely to become damaged. The DeMarini CF5 Insane is an end loaded bat and is typically used by older players. We recommend a balanced 34" 24 oz. bat such as the 2014 Easton FS2 (FP14S2). The Easton Alpha, and Easton FS2 use higher grade of materials than the Easton Typhoon.
would this bat be recommended for a high school player? my daughter isn't a power hitter
The Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch has all of the proper qualifications that make it approved for high school play such as the 1.20 BPF stamp. It is also approved for league play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, and ISA. This bat is going to be lighter and have a more balanced swing weight, which is ideal for contact and gap hitters.
What size bat would you recommend for a 5'5" girl that weighs 130 lbs?
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 33" model in the Easton Alpha (FP13AL) Fastpitch.
What is a good bat for a 7th grader that is 5'2" and 110 lbs? I'm having a hard time finding a good bat for her to use.
The Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch would be a great choice. The Easton FS1, and MAKO would also be fine choices for her age and size.
What size and weight would you recommend for my 9 year old? She is 65 lbs. and 54" tall.
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 30" Easton Alpha (FP13AL). For more information on sizing, check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
What size for a girl who is 13 years old 5'1" and 126 lbs?
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 32" model in the 2013 Easton Alpha (FP13AL) Fastpitch.
Why is it so much cheaper the the Demarini CF6? Would this bat be decent for a power hitter? My daughter owns a DeMarini already.
The DeMarini CF6 will be priced much higher due to the materials used. The 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch bat will be very balanced and made of all alloy material. This bat would be best recommended for a contact or line drive hitter.
What size is recommended for my daughter? She is 13, 5'9" and weighs 120 lbs.
Based on her size and weight, we recommend a 33" 2013 Easton Alpha (FP13AL).
What size bat should my 10 year old daughter use? She is 4'9" tall and weighs 66 pounds. She will be playing in a travel fastpitch softball league.
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the 2013 Easton Alpha (FP13AL) Fastpitch.
My daughter is 9-10 years old, 4'5" tall and weighs 75-80 lbs. What length and weight bat should she use in the Easton Alpha?
Based on her height and weight, we recommend a 30" 17 oz model for the 2013 Easton Alpha (FP13AL) Fastpitch.
Would this bat be good for a 5'7 115 pound eigth grader
This would be a good bat for an eigth grader. It's available in the lightest swing weight we offer, assuring a fast swing speed. It's constructed out of alloy, which can be used in both colder temps and warm weather.
What would you recommend for someone that is 5'4" and weighs 140 lbs?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 32" 2013 Easton Alpha (FP13AL) Fastpitch.
Would you recommend for 5'4" 180 pound freshman? If not, what would you recommend?
The 2013 Easton Alpha: FP13AL Fastpitch is recommended for a younger player. We recommend a 33" 23 oz. for a player your age and size. Here is a link the Easton bats available in a 33" 23 oz. we recommend: http://www.justbats.com/products/softball%20bats~fastpitch/length~33%20inch/length%20to%20weight%20ratio~-10/vendor~easton/
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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