After hitting with the 2019 Slugger PXT our hitters found it to feel great off a tee. However, smaller hitters struggled during live pitching due to the serious end load on the bat.
2019 PXT Video
2019 PXT Models
As we discuss in this video, the PXT is the heaviest swinging drop 10 bat we tested. As such, it is built for the bigger, stronger player who likes an end loaded feel. Or, those smaller players who prefer a more sledge hammer type feel to their bat and are willing to size down an inch or so.
In terms of performance the bat is impressive. It ranks among the best with its exit speeds and feel on both hits and mishits.
Serious fastpitch players who really want an end loaded bat in the drop 10 space should look to the PXT. Smaller players who really want the bat should size down at least an inch when compared to light swinging bats like the Slugger LXT or DeMarini CF Zen.
Reviews By Model
Although the Ghost Double Barrel fastpitch bat from Easton is designed considerably different than the PXT the swing weights and barrel sizes are very similar. Feedback from the players we had hit with the bats was also similar.
The Ghost Double barrel, however, uses a double barrel design. That is, inside the bat there is an additional barrel that works as a governor. The PXT is just a single barrel with no ring design.
2019 Slugger PXT Construction vs 2018 PXT
The 2019 version of the bat uses a “Mass FX” technology that puts more mass behind the sweet spot of the barrel. This is a marketing way of saying the bat swings heavier than previous year’s versions.
As such, the 2019 version of the bat is not a good replacement to the 2018 version of the PXT. The 2019 version is a heavy swing built for bigger power hitters, or smaller hitters that like a sledge hammer type feel on their bats.