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2021 Louisville Slugger Select PWR Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated March 23, 2021

Louisville Slugger’s 2021 Meta PWR is a two-piece hybrid bat with an end-load. The bat replaces the 2020 bat with the same name and is only changed by the colorway from blue to red. Our bigger hitters like heavier bats with an aluminum barrel and a stiffer feel. The Select PWR checks those boxes. Players looking for something like The Goods but aren’t interested in that will find solace because many college players swing the Select.

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2021 Louisville Slugger Select PWR BBCOR

$400

Original Price

Select PWR BBCOR Drop 3

Louisivlle Sluggers 2021 Select PWR is a two piece hybrid bat built with a composite handle and alloy barrel. This is the same bat as the 2020 PWR but with a colored up version. The bat is made for big hitters that need a heavier swing weight and like the feel of a stiffer two piece bat.

Specs

Certification: BBCOR

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Sizes: 31/28, 32/29, 33/30, 34/31

Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Drop: 3

Swing Weight: End Loaded (More than 10% Above Class Average)

Serial Number: WTLBBSPB321

Release Month:

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RECOMMENDED 2021 Select PWR VIDEO
RECOMMENDED 2021 Select PWR VIDEO
RECOMMENDED 2021 Select PWR VIDEO

2021 Louisivlle Slugger Select PWR Review

Our hitters like the end-loaded barrel, stiffer connection, and aluminum barrel of the 2021 Select PWR. Bigger hitters preferred the bat, where our average to light swinging kinds preferred bats like the META or Rawlings Quatro.

Select PWR Ratings
Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 8.0/10 Total Weighted Rating 8.0/10

2021 Louisivlle Slugger Select PWR Review

Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 8.0/10 Total Weighted Rating 8.0/10

Our hitters like the end-loaded barrel, stiffer connection, and aluminum barrel of the 2021 Select PWR. Bigger hitters preferred the bat, where our average to light swinging kinds preferred bats like the META or Rawlings Quatro.

RECOMMENDED 2021 Select PWR VIDEO

Comparable Bats

1. 2021 The Goods

On the shortlist of most anticipated bats for 2021 stand The Goods. This bat had considerable success despite COVID-19 in 2020. It reached a hype level few have achieved. Although the bat was good to a great performer, it still isn’t for everyone. In BBCOR, save the paint job, it is the same bat as the 2020 version (plus an updated end cap). DeMarini adds a USSSA drop 5 and 10 to the mix as well. The BBCOR is $50 more ($399), the USSSA is $20 ($279).

 

2. 2021 CAT 9 Connect

We hit the 2021 Marucci CAT 9 Connect in both BBCOR and USSSA drop 5, 8, and 10. In short, we love it. We think it’s a fantastic bat with a reasonable end load in both lines. The connection is less stiff when compared to other hybrid bats, but we preferred that. Our hitters especially liked the USSSA Drop 10 and believe it will be one of the best in that space for 2020. The only thing the line is lacking a USA version. Otherwise, there’s nothing we’d change.

3. 2021 Nox
See the Nox Review

The 2020 Victus Nox is a hybrid bat that comes in BBCOR and, in May of 2021, a drop 10, 8 and 5 USSSA. The Nox complements the Victus Vandal—which is the premiere Victus bat and a light swinging single-piece aluminum. Of all the data we gathered on the different versions of the NOX, we found the swing weight lighter than we expected. Our measurements on the Nox put it on the lighter side of balanced—which is a bit different than other takes which consider a bit heavy. But, we’re confident in our swing weight scales and think the Nox should be considered a balanced bat—not heavy, not light but just right.

2021 Louisivlle Slugger Select PWR Model Tips

We recommend the 2021 Louisville Slugger Select PWR to big hitters who want an aluminum barrel on a two-piece bat. The bat has not changed from the 2020 version so, unless you’re in love with the red colorway, we suggest you go with the 2020 if you can find it with a warranty from a legit seller. The 2020 version also has good ratings on its durability. So, buying this bat used is a go if you can find it for the right price. We’d put a used strike price (no warranty and a season of use) in the $145 and under range.

2021 Louisivlle Slugger Select PWR Review

Aluminum barreled bats with composite handles tend to swing heavier than their two-piece composite counterparts. The Select PWR is no exception. Bigger hitters want a stiff feel on a two-piece hybrid like the 2021 Select PWR more than a bat like the Quatro or CF. The Select PWRs real challenger is The Goods and, at least in terms of market sentiment, prefer The Goods than the Select PWR. However, our exit speed tests showed the bats perform very similarly.

Price Check

2021 Select PWR Construction

The 2021 Louisville Slugger Select PWR has an alloy barrel and a composite handle with a Slugger-specific grip. Slugger refers to this alloy barrel as the EXD with the idea that it extends the length of the barrel’s sweet spot. The end cap is named the PWR End Cap that is unique to the Select PWR in Slugger’s BBCOR lineup. The balance of the bat is towards the endcap and it does swing heavy—but not crazy heavy.

2021 Louisivlle Slugger Select PWR User Reviews

10
Pop
9
Durability
10
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
9.3
Feel on Mishits
9.2
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