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What Are The Best 2018 Louisville Slugger Bats?

Posted by JustBats.com on Jun 13, 2018 11:27:43 AM

Best 2018 Louisville Slugger Bats

The #1 name in baseball is Louisville Slugger. And, for good reason.

Louisville Slugger is the official bat of Major League Baseball, has a 130+ year storied history, and still crafts some of the best bats in the game. Each year, the company creates baseball bats and softball bats for each age and category. JustBats.com reviews some of the best 2018 Louisville Slugger bats based on player feedback.

The most well-known and respected name in baseball produced some popular baseball bats in 2018, as well as softball bats. Here are the best for each category based on customer and player feedback.

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Louisville Slugger Solo 618 (-11) USA Baseball Bat

USA Baseball Bats | Named one of the best 2018 USA Baseball Bats

By far and away, the most popular USA Baseball approved bat for 2018. The reasons? A combination of a light balanced swing, good pop, and a great price point helped to make this the most talked about USA Bat when it was released. With more than 60+ glowing customer reviews, this will remain one of Louisville Slugger's best-selling bats in years. Other key features of the Solo 618 USA Baseball bat include:

Louisville Slugger Solo 618 USA Baseball Bat

  • Drop 11 length to weight ratio.
  • Anti-vibration handle construction helps reduce sting on mishits.
  • Custom Lizard Skins baseball bat grip provides premium comfort.
  • Lowest swing weight profile and fastest swing speed in Louisville Slugger lineup.
  • One-piece, aluminum baseball bat.
Louisville Slugger Prime 918 BBCOR Bat

BBCOR Bats | Named one of the best 2018 BBCOR Bats

Louisville Slugger took notes from their Prime 917 and (somehow) made the 2018 model even better. This baseball bat receives 5-star reviews from every player that swings it. It helps that it's one of the most complete bats in the game, which starts with the Microform barrel that is created to offer maximum pop with a lighter swing weight. Other key features of the Prime 918 BBCOR bat include:

Louisville Slugger Prime 918 BBCOR Bat-1

  • Drop 3 length to weight ratio that is legal in Little League's Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League divisions.
  • 100% composite Microform barrel design offers maximum pop.
  • Balanced swing weight score (1.7).
  • New RTX end cap creates a longer barrel shape with improved durability.
  • Three-piece, composite baseball bat.
Louisville Slugger XENO (-10) Fastpitch Softball Bat

Fastpitch Bats | Named one of the best 2018 Fastpitch Bats

XENO is already one of the most popular bat series in softball. Louisville Slugger's 2018 edition utilizes a new, insanely lightweight X-cap that is guaranteed to improve swing speed, increase barrel length, and maximize an already massive sweet spot. Plus, it's approved for all softball associations. Other key features of the XENO Fastpitch bat include:

Louisville Slugger XENO Fastpitch Bat

  • Drop 10 length to weight ratio.
  • Balanced swing weight recommended for contact and power hitters.
  • Patented IST technology reduces vibration and transforms it into energy you can feel.
  • Hot out of the wrapper performance.
  • Two-piece, fully composite softball bat.
Louisville Slugger Solo 618 (-10) USSSA Baseball Bat

USSSA Baseball Bats | Named one of the best 2018 USSSA Baseball Bats

While the Solo 618 approved for USA Bat Standard is beloved, the USSSA model might be a bigger fan-favorite. Louisville Slugger deemed this a hybrid design due to the new and improved Speed Ballistic Composite end cap, which helps deliver increased swing speed, better overall control through the zone, and the most balanced swing weight score (1.1) in the 2018 lineup. Other key features of the Solo 618 USSSA bat include:

Louisville Slugger Solo 618 USSSA Baseball Bat

  • Drop 10 length to weight ratio.
  • Anti-vibration handle construction helps reduce sting on mishits.
  • SL Hyper alloy material delivers maximum energy transfer.
  • Stiff, traditional feel for immediate impact feedback.
  • One-piece, aluminum baseball bat.
Louisville Slugger MLB Prime High Roller Maple Wood Bat

Wood Bats | Named one of the best 2018 Wood Baseball Bats

As the official baseball bat of MLB, it's not surprising for Louisville Slugger to own some of the best wood bats on the market. This High Roller maple model is constructed exclusively with the top 3% of all Louisville Slugger's wood to assure the utmost in quality and excellence. Additionally, each bat is meticulously handcrafted in the USA. Other key features of the MLB Prime High Roller wood bat include:

Louisville Slugger High Roller Wood Bat

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