New for 2018, the Easton Amethyst series fastpitch softball bat is the drop 11 all alloy bat. It replaces Easton's very popular FS300. The Easton Amethyst is a very affordable fastpitch softball bat. It is ideal for young players starting out. It is especially for those that need a little lighter bat to help them catch up to the pitching. The bat is perfect for the beginner player. The price tag makes it very attractive for parents. Parents want to make sure their child is in to the sport before shelling out the big bucks for a composite fastpitch softball bat. In addition, it is from Easton. So, you know that you are getting a quality piece of equipment. The Easton Amethyst is part of their new Jewel line of affordable fastpitch softball bats. There are several different models available that offer a variety of weight drops. So, be sure to check them all out to find the right model for your young slugger.