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By Bat Digest | Last Updated November 17, 2022
The 2022 Slugger Select PWR hasn’t changed since it’s 2020 version, but that doesn’t matter because it is fantastic. You’ll find, even today, kids at all upper levels of the sport crushing balls. In a world where bats like The Goods and Voodoo get all the love, a good hard look at the 2022 PWR Select from Slugger for that stronger upperclass man can be a real steal.
The 2022 Louisville Slugger Select PWR is a BBCOR only bat for 2022. It’s an endloaded hybrid built for big hitters who want a big time bat but aren’t interested in the hype surrounding The Goods. The Select goes toe to toe with any bat on the market. If you can swing it then it’s a great pick. That said, the 2020 and 2021 versions of the bat are exactly the same, so if you can find those in stock then go that route.
The bat hasn’t changed since the 2020 version. So, if you can find that or the 2021 version then going for the 2022 doesn’t make much sense—unless you’re in love with the color scheme for some reason. In either case, those who want a heavier swing on a hybrid bat that comes hot out of the wrapper could be really happy with this bat.
Other similar bats include the Warstic Gunner, DeMarini The Goods and TRUE HZRDUS.
There are no changes between the 2022 and 2021 (or 2020) version of the BBCOR PWR Select from Slugger.
The 2022 Slugger Select PWR is a two piece bat with an alloy barrel and a composite handle. The connection piece in the middle is relatively stiff compared to bats like the CF or Quatro Pro, but about the same as bats like the Goods or HZRDUS. The bat is referred to as a Hybrid and comes only comes in an endloaded (PWR) version.
Built for pop, the 2022 Select PWR (-3) BBCOR Bat from Louisville Slugger is hotter than ever. The EXD Alloy barrel is extended a half-inch further than traditional BBCOR models, which means you get an ever bigger, highly responsive sweet spot. The three-piece design puts the stiff feel elite players crave in your hands while the 3FX-PWR™ Connection System maximizes efficiency and the PWR End Cap helps deliver maximum energy transfer on every single swing.
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 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.
The price is the original MSRP price of the bat.
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.
The estimated date the bat began distribution.