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Baseball Bats | Slugger

2021 Louisville Slugger Meta PWR Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated December 7, 2020

The 2021 Louisville Slugger META PWR is the end-loaded version of the 2021 Meta. Our swing weight measurement showed it 5% to 10% heavier—a noticeable difference—compared to its non-end-loaded counterpart. In terms of pure performance, the bat performs and any upper-end BBCOR bat on the planet. It sounds different from the 2020 model due to an added piece on the barrel inside, but the feel and connection pieces are the same.

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2021 Slugger Meta PWR Review

Overall Meta PWR Line Review

Our hitters liked the big barrel, end load, and fantastic feel of the 2021 Louisville Slugger META PWR. However, it’s not a bat for everyone. The end load makes it one of the heavier swinging bats of 2021. It’s only built for big hitters. But, it turns out, most big hitters prefer the stiffer feel and hot out of the wrapper of single-piece aluminum or alloy bats. As such, although the Meta PWR can perform with the best of them, it sits atop an empty category all by itself.

Overall Meta PWR Line Grade
Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 7.4/10 Total Weighted Rating 7.4/10

2021 Slugger Meta PWR Review

Overall Meta PWR Line Review

Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 7.4/10 Total Weighted Rating 7.4/10

Our hitters liked the big barrel, end load, and fantastic feel of the 2021 Louisville Slugger META PWR. However, it’s not a bat for everyone. The end load makes it one of the heavier swinging bats of 2021. It’s only built for big hitters. But, it turns out, most big hitters prefer the stiffer feel and hot out of the wrapper of single-piece aluminum or alloy bats. As such, although the Meta PWR can perform with the best of them, it sits atop an empty category all by itself.

RECOMMENDED 2021 Meta PWR VIDEO

2021 Slugger Meta PWR Model Tips

The 2021 Slugger Meta PWR is built for big hitters that prefer two-piece composite bats over single-piece aluminum or hybrid bats. That niche of players isn’t large as most big hitters like the stiffer feel of an aluminum bat and don’t want to worry about working a bat in. Despite the Meta PWR delivering top-end exit speeds and a great feel on hits and mishits, we don’t see the type of player the bat will attract.

2021 Slugger Meta PWR Review

Big hitters want end loaded bats, and the META PWR is definitely an endloaded bat. However, most big hitters like stiffer feels and aluminum barrels, something the META doesn't offer. Unfortunately, we think too many younger hitters that need a more balanced bat will go after the PWR version thinking it will improve their power. That isn't the case. In other words, it isn't that the Meta PWR isn't a good bat. It's just that we don't think there are many players out there who think it's the right bat for them.

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2021 Slugger Meta PWR Deep Dive Review

2021 Slugger Meta PWR User Reviews

9.5
Pop
9.5
Durability
9.5
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
10
Feel on Mishits
7
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