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Louisville Slugger’s Meta came on the scene in 2018 and has taken the BBCOR world by storm. They’ve added more leagues and sizes over the years and the bat continues to do very well in the two-piece composite big barrel space with a premium price tag. Here are our reviews over the years.

Louisville Slugger Meta

2022 Slugger Meta


2021 Slugger Meta PWR


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 Louisville Slugger Meta


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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2020 Louisville Slugger Meta


The 2020 Slugger META is legendary. Despite what the eBay price differences will suggest, the same bat as the red 2019 BBCOR Meta. Slugger literally changed the bat’s color, admitted as much, and resold it as the 2020 Meta. The bat has a huge barrel and has redefined what a two-piece composite should sound and feel like. Aside from its astronomical secondary market price and the 33-inch being illegal, we have no complaints.

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2019 Louisville Slugger Meta Prime


The 2019 Louisville Slugger Meta is the best a BBCOR bat has ever been. The barrel is massive, the sound is perfect, the feel is amazing. Every hit feels like a tank and every swing feels perfect. The only problem is the bat is nothing short of wildly expensive. This bat is THE SAME as the 2020 Meta (the blue one). However, the 33-inch version of this bat is not illegal. Hence it gets the perfect 10 from us.

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