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2021 Slugger Meta Prime Review

By Bat Digest | Last Updated March 3, 2021

We’ve hit with the 2021 Louisville Slugger Meta over 1,000 times. Compared to the 2020 version, there are very few changes. However, the sound of the bat, due to a new end cap, as well as a minor barrel restructuring gives it a different sound. No bat is anticipated, much like the 2021 Louisville Slugger Meta.

Expect a USSSA meta in a drop 10, 8, and 5 in October of 2020.

In June of 2020, Slugger releases the 33″ version of the 2021 Meta. This is mainly meant to replace the 2020 33″ which was made illegal. Expect to see the remaining sizes of the Meta in October, when Slugger releases the bulk of their BBCOR bats. You can check Slugger’s 2021 Meta page here for available sizing.

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RECOMMENDED 2021 Meta VIDEO
RECOMMENDED 2021 Meta VIDEO
RECOMMENDED 2021 Meta VIDEO

2021 Louisville Slugger Meta Review

Overall Meta Line Review

We’ve yet to speak to a high school ballplayer who didn’t love the Meta. Now, they may have liked something a bit better—like The Goods or the value buy like the Omaha. But, every player who swings the Meta loves it for its big barrel, balanced swing, and huge sweet spot. For three years running the bat has dominated best BBCOR bats lists for a reason. Of the few complaints, the largest is that it isn’t cheap and doesn’t come in non-BBCOR styles. As well, it is a light swinging bat so very much not made for big-time hitters. The Meta is the ideal bat for the average to above-average High School ballplayer.

Overall Meta Line Grade
Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 9.7/10 Total Weighted Rating 9.7/10

2021 Louisville Slugger Meta Review

Overall Meta Line Review

Player Feedback (30%)
Performance (30%)
Relevance (20%)
Demand (15%)
Tech Specs (5%)
Total Weighted Rating 9.7/10 Total Weighted Rating 9.7/10

We’ve yet to speak to a high school ballplayer who didn’t love the Meta. Now, they may have liked something a bit better—like The Goods or the value buy like the Omaha. But, every player who swings the Meta loves it for its big barrel, balanced swing, and huge sweet spot. For three years running the bat has dominated best BBCOR bats lists for a reason. Of the few complaints, the largest is that it isn’t cheap and doesn’t come in non-BBCOR styles. As well, it is a light swinging bat so very much not made for big-time hitters. The Meta is the ideal bat for the average to above-average High School ballplayer.

RECOMMENDED 2021 Meta VIDEO

2021 Louisville Slugger Meta Model Tips

We’d recommend the 2021 Meta to those who like a balanced swing and want the biggest barrel in the game. It also has a slightly stiff feel when compared to other two-piece composites (namely the Rawlings Quatro and CF). This more rigid feel, we think, is what sets it apart from other two-piece bats and gives it that extra pop at the plate.

If budget is no issue, you are an average to an above-average base-hitter type, and you’re looking for a new BBCOR bat you really can’t go wrong with the 2021 Meta. Of course, if you’re going to spend that much money, we suggest you make sure you buy from a certified vendor so that the warranty is intact for the full year.

2021 Louisville Slugger Meta Review

Big hitters who like as much stiffness as possible in their BBCOR bat won't appreciate the Meta. Those who need bat speed, want huge barrel, and want a great blend of giving and power in the connection piece will like the 2021 Meta.

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2021 Louisville Slugger Meta Review

The 2021 Meta also comes in a USSSA version. That's very exciting. It will use both the same composite barrel and end cap that is found in the BBCOR version of the bat. However, it will also use a new connection piece called the VCX2. That connection piece is new to the slugger lineup. It's smooth and feels great.

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2021 Louisville Slugger Meta Deep Dive Review

2021 Louisville Slugger Meta User Reviews

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Pop
8.9
Durability
10
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
8.1
Feel on Mishits
9.4
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