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By Bat Digest
Updated September 30, 2023
Generally, smaller to average-sized hitters who want plate coverage and a good feel will not prefer this bat to one like Slugger's Meta while bigger hitters with top-end swing speed that can hit it hard should like it, especially if they like a lot of feedback and can barrel it up.
The 2024 Atlas is a reprint of the 2023 version of the bat but with upgraded graphics and a $50 price increase. We've come to expect random price increases for bats that some consider 'hot.' As much as we like the Atlas, our lab data showed it was about as good as other bats that didn't fly off the shelves. So its demand last year left us scratching our heads as if we missed something. It still rated out like other single-piece alloy bats, even on a retest, mainly when used by normal-sized hitters. In any case, the 2024 version is that same great bat with a lighter swing and a good-sized barrel, and you can rake and bake if you can barrel it up. Worth the extra $50 if you can find the older one in your size (unlikely), no.
There are no differences between the 2023 and the 2024 Louisville Slugger Atlas. Of course, that doesn't count the $50 increase or the new paint job.