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2022 Louisville Slugger Omaha

By Bat Digest | Last Updated August 2, 2022



2022 Omaha Video

2022 Omaha Video

2022 Omaha Models


Is any bat more iconic than the Omaha? Although the bat hasn’t changed for years it stands at the top of most performance and preference lists. Throw in a great price and huge range of sizes and you have yourself a winner. Big hitters in the NCAA love it, small hitters in USA want it too. It’s all fields all player bat and we think it one of the best options for 2022. (It does NOT come in a USSSA version for 2022).

The main problem with the BBCOR version of the bat is that it is only available at slugger.com. They did not make it for wide distribution.

BBCOR
/10
USA –10
/10

General Recomendations

The bat serves about every hitter you can think of. Even, in the 33 and 34-inch sizes, the Omaha has a swing weight that is purposely endloaded—not a ‘balanced’ 33. In USA the sizes are wide and impressive.

Model Recommendations

BB05B3-22

BBCOR Review

Omaha BBCOR Ratings (key)
3 2 5 4 3 4 4 5 5 4
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
The 2022 Louisville Slugger BBCOR Omaha bat is a single-piece alloy bat with a big barrel and stiff feel. The bat has been around forever and is still a favorite of many college-level players. For the 33 and 34-inch sizes, the bat has a heavy swing weight on purpose. The 29 through 32-inch versions use a lighter swing weight. It is only available on Slugger's site directly, but it is worth a swing.
Sizing: 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: BB05B3-22
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8
WBL2538010

USA Drop 10 Review

Omaha USA Drop 10 Ratings (key)
3 2 5 4 3 3 4 4 5 4
MOI Tech Drb Flx Prof ReSl PlaRa ExVe Relv Dmnd

OVERALL/10
The Omaha in USA for 2022 is an entry-level performance bat made for the hitter who wants a bigger barrel on a single-piece alloy. Although this bat might not feel as good as more expensive bats when poor contact is made, the bat can hit the ball just as far as anything else in the USA standard. The swing weight is balanced and the sizes from 27 through 32-inch should fit most players. The USA Omaha isn't anything to get too excited about, but it will hit the ball hard when squared up and, at a reasonable price, it's a value buy through and through.
Sizing: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-inch
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Serial: WBL2538010
Bat Type: Single Piece Alloy
Barrel Size: 2 5/8

Comparable Bats

Single-piece alloy bats for 2022 are plentiful. You can find similarly rated bats in the Easton ALX, DeMarini Voodoo One, DeMarini Goods One and Rawlings 5150.

Construction

The 2022 Louisville Slugger Omaha is a simple bat with a simple design that is made to do what its bats do: hit balls. It is a single-piece alloy with a huge range of sizes in every league. The 33 and 34-inch BBCOR versions of the bats swing purposefully heavy. The 32 and below should be considered light. All the USA versions should be considered balanced bats.

Overall Ratings

The overall rating uses seven different weighted metrics to determine our overall score. Half of total rating comes from the player and our exit speed tests (Player Rating: 25%, Performance: 25%).The other categories are Relevance (20%), Demand (10%), Durability (10%), Resell Score (5%), and Tech Specs (5%).

*: When a bat is denoted by a star (*) it is a preliminary rating. Expect it to be updated as we learn more about the bat and gather more data.

(PlaRa) Player Rating: We measure player rating from user reviews. Those users include our own hitters that we test at the lab as well as reviews we find online.

(ExVe) Performance: Performance measures the exit speeds and distances we capture in our hitting lab with HitTrax using these bats.

(Relv) Relevance: We measure the number of sizes and the MOI of the bat. Bats with a wider range of options get a better score.

(Dmnd) Demand: Demand is measured by consumer sentiment and the buzz around the bat.

(Drb) Durability: A bat’s durability is measured by user reviews as well as feedback from manufacturers.

(ReSl) Resell Score: Based on the price the bats go for used. Higher prices mean greater user demand which means, generally, a better bat. A resell value closer to its original price means a higher score.

(Tech) Tech Specs: We rate the bat on its technological advancements from previous years and compared to the industry at large. This is our chance to reward companies who are trying to innovate.
MOI
MOI or Mass Moment of Inertia is a measurement of bat swing weight. This quantifies how difficult it is to swing a bat. The industry often refers to this as things like End Load or Balanced but those words have been overused to the point of meaninglessness. We measure the actual swing weights of each bat we test using the industry-standard pendulum period, balance point, and scale weight. You can read more about that here.
Price
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
Type
The types of bats are single-piece alloy (SPA), two-piece composite (TPC), single-piece composite (SPC), hybrid (Hyb.), and wood (Wood). Hybrid bats are made of composite handles and alloy barrles.
Date
The estimated date the bat began distribution.

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