Questions and Answers for Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel
I always see people complaining that these bats aren't durable. None of these bats are really designed for a ton of hits. I was wondering why there isn't something stated to separate game bats from BP bats. My son uses wood and an old t-ball bat for BP (same size as game bat), game bat for games.
The 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel is just a coach pitch bat. It is not designed for kid pitch or many years of use. This bat will give the coach pitch hitter 1-2 solid years of performance.
Is this a USSAA approved bat with their logo on it?
The 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel is has the USSSA 1.15 BPF on the bat.
Is this bat legal in the Shetland division for Pony Baseball?
The 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel bat is recommended for coach pitch leagues. I would check with your coach or league official to see if the bat is legal in your area.
Can this bat be used in Tee Ball?
The 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 has a 2 3/4" barrel diameter and is designed for Coach Pitch league. For questions concerning the legality of a bat, it is always best to contact a league director or coach. There are many variations to Tee Ball rules, so your particular league may, or may not, allow a bat with this 2 3/4" barrel diameter.
Are this 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel and the Easton V12 Junior Big Barrel the exact same bat with different paint schemes?
No. The Easton XL3 Junior Big Barrel will have a longer barrel and the Eastn V12 Junior Big Barrel will be more balanced.
My son is 7, 42 inches tall, and 50 lbs. He is a starter on his 9u travel team, which is kid pitch. Did I read this right that this bat should not be used? He used an Easton composite big barrel and liked it.
The 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel is going to be for coach pitch only. You will need to get your son a youth big barrel bat to withstand kid pitches..
My son is 7 years old and is 49" tall and weighs 50 lbs. Is this a good bat for him and if so, what size?
The 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel bat would be a good choice for a player his age. Our Bat Coach system suggests he use a 28" bat, but he could go up or down one inch if it is more comfortable.
What is the difference between this bat and the SL13S310B?
The 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel bat is designed for Coach Pitch leagues and has an extended barrel. The Easton S3 Senior League: SL13S310B bat has a balanced swing weight and is designed for older Youth leagues.
My 9 year old plays in a Kid Pitch league. He is 4' 6" and weighs 64 lbs. He is not allowed to use his Worth big barrel bat this year because it does not have the 1.15 stamp. Would this be a good choice? What size is right for him?
The 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel is intended for Coach Pitch only, and the thinner walls will dent in a Kid Pitch League. We recommend a 29" for your son in a Youth Big Barrel bat, such as the 2013 Marucci Team: MSBT10 Black Senior League.
My son is in Coach Pitch. He is 7 years old, about 68 lbs. and 48" tall. I am trying to find out which bat would be perfect for him. I am looking for a bat that would supply him with good distance plus durability. I see this bat has good reviews. Please help!
At his height and age he should be swinging a bat length of 28". There is a 28" in the 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel. Another good one to checkout would be this one: 2013 Easton S1: JBB13S1 Junior Big Barrel. It will actually swing lighter than the XL3. Both are great choices though.
My son is in coach pitch, is 7 years old, 54" tall, and weighs 90 lbs. What size bat would be good for him?
I would recommend a 28" 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel.
My son plays in an 8 and under machine pitch league that allows big barrel bats. The description says it's good for coach pitch. Will this hold up to machine pitch?
The 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel is good to use in coach pitch as well as machine pitch.
Is it a legal bat?
That's a difficult question to answer without knowing what league or association you are referring to...
My son has both tbe xl3 and tbe s1 from last year. The white and black one. This yellow bat is same as last years white bat? Also iam looking for a compareable 27 inch bat that isnt a big barrel. I need some suggestions please. He is 7 and plays on an 8u usssa travel travel team. They play both coach and some player pitch. Please help me make up my mind...
The 2012 Easton XL3 Junior Big Barrel and 2013 Easton XL3 Junior Big Barrel are constructed the same and there are no major changes. The most comparable youth small barrel bats available in a 27" model are the 2013 Easton Reflex: YB13RX, 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha: YB136 and Louisville Slugger TPX Warrior: YB12W.
Can you use this bat for machine pitch?
The 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel should not be used in machine pitch. It is designed for coach pitch. We recommend the Easton S3: SL11S310B Senior League for machine pitch.
Does this bat come in -8?
Unfortunately, the Easton XL3 is not produced in a -8 model.
Should this bat hold up in 10U kid pitch baseball or should I get the Easton S3?
The 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 Junior Big Barrel Bat is designed for players 8 and under. Junior Big Barrel bats are designed for coach pitch or machine pitch. The bat will not be as durable when used in kid pitch.
What's the difference between the 2013 XL3 vs last years bat?
There is not a difference in technology between the 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 and the 2012 XL3.
What is the difference between this bat and the new Easton S3? Both are the same drop weight, and made from the same one piece alloy.
The 2013 Easton XL3 is an end loaded bat and is better suited for power hitters. The 2013 Easton S3 has a balanced swing weight for faster bat speed and is usually preferred by contact hitters.
What is the difference from last seasons XL3?
The 2013 Easton XL3 is going to use the same materials and same aluminum as the 2012 model. The difference is the color scheme and design.
Can this bat be used for kidpitch ?
No. All Junior Big Barrel bats are designed for coach pitch or machine pitch. If used in kid pitch, versus higher pitching velocities, the 2013 Easton XL3: JBB13X3 will be significantly less durable.
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