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By Bat Digest
Updated August 10, 2023
Our hitters like the big barrel and great feel when you put on on the sweet spot. Off the sweet spot you can expect some hand sting. But, many choose it over bats that are several hundred dollars more due to its performance and price points. Note, the 33 and 34-inch bats swing very heavy. In fact, the 34-inch BBCOR Omaha is the heaviest swinging BBCOR bat Slugger (and pretty much anyone) makes. The 32, 31, 30 and 29-inch bats have an average to below average swing weight per length in the BBCOR category. The 29-inch BBCOR is an ultra light swing, only slightly heavier than the lighest swinging BBCOR bat which is the Slugger Solo in a 29-inch.
We recommend the 2020 Louisville Slugger Omaha to players looking for a performance bat that is a value buy. It is a bang for your buck bat for sure. Although more expensive two piece bats feel better on the hands and likely have better performance on the outer ends of the barrel, the 2020 Omaha can make it fly if you can barrel it up and hits on the sweet spot feel as good as any thing on the market today.
Compared to the 2019 Louisville Slugger Omaha 519 there are no changes with the single exception of the 33 and 34-inch BBCOR swing weights---which increased dramatically. The 32-inch and below are the same bat. On the USA and USSSA versions, the graphics are upgraded and that is it. Expect the same ST7 Alloy, 1 piece connection, Hub End cap and standard grip are on the 2020 Omaha.
The 2020 Louisville Slugger Omaha is a single piece aluminum bat with a simple end cap and standard grip. With the exception of the 33 and 34-inch BBCOR bat the 2020 Omaha should be considered an average to light swinging bat. The bat has not changed fundamentally upwards of 5 or 6 years---and this is not a bad thing.