Today, we’re looking at the 2022 Louisville Slugger Select PWR.
It’s a three-piece hybrid model that features an alloy barrel and composite handle.
It’s designed to have a bit of an end-loaded feel to increase power.
Our verdict on the 2022 Louisville Slugger Select PWR BBCOR 4.68
The LS Select PWR has become one of our favorite baseball bats on the market this year. It’s definitely a power hitter’s model, but anyone could use it.
It’s got great pop, sound, and balance. The grip tape and collar make it something that is really comfortable in a hitter’s hands.
This is one of the ultimate bats that will increase your confidence when you step into the box. You can’t go wrong with this bat.
The LS Select PWR is an outstanding bat. The alloy barrel provides hard contact while the composite handle and the PWR connection system minimize vibrations on bad hits.
The connection system is also specifically designed to provide a stiff connection point that resembles the feel of a one-piece model.
Another great feature that Louisville consistently features is the premium comfort grip that offers some additional tack and cushion.
Louisville takes pride in making their bats a comfortable weapon when you step into the batter’s box. The three-piece system does a great job of minimizing vibration and negative feedback, even on jam shots.
Louisville also adds in their LS Comfort grip that provides additional tack and cushioning. This gives you a better handle on the bat and makes it a bit softer in your hands.
That added level of comfort goes a long way to building confidence in a hitter’s hands.
The Select PWR is also a bat that just feels good in a hitter’s hands. The swing weight seems almost perfect.
When a power hitter has this bat in his hands, it seems to offer a natural feel that fits a power swing perfectly. Louisville did a great job designing their bat this year.
In all of the testing and surveys that we’ve conducted, the LS Select PWR has consistently lived up to the task.
It’s able to handle BP on a consistent basis and we’ve been able to see it facing live pitching that reaches well into the 90’s.
The bat has consistently performed with hundreds, if not thousands of swings. There’s no doubt that this bat will make it through your season.
We’ve been impressed with the pop that you’ll find in this bat. There are a few models that are able to outperform it (namely The Goods), but it’s definitely able to compete with the high-end competition.
Some of our testers had exit velocities that flirted with 100 MPH which is absolutely incredible.
The bat also provides a natural sound rather than the loud ping or thud that we’ve seen from some of the other BBCOR models.
Pricing on the LS Select PWR is reasonable at $400. We’d love to see that number a bit lower, but that is the market in today’s game.
There are at least seven bats that carry a higher price tag but the Select PWR outperforms all of them.
Compared to other BBCOR bats
LS Select PWR vs. DeMarini The Goods
DeMarini’s The Goods is the standard in the BBCOR game. Both models come in at $400 and provide outstanding performance.
The Select offers a bit more comfort with the LS grip. There are no durability concerns for either of these bats. The Goods offers just a bit more pop and a bit more value.
Because The Goods offers the best overall score and has the same price tag, we’ll take The Goods.
Don’t let that statement fool you. This is the closest model to The Goods that we’ve reviewed.
LS Select PWR vs. Axe Avenge Pro Hybrid
We really like the Avenge Pro Hybrid. It’s a great model that is designed to reduce the risk of hand injuries. The Axe’s biggest issue is trying to get players to buy into the “unusual” handle.
These bats grade out incredibly similarly. As you might expect, the PWR provides more pop than the Hybrid. With both bats providing excellent performance for $400 you really can’t go wrong.
It may come down to whether you want a bat that provides more power or more barrel control. If push comes to shove, we’ll take the PWR.
LS Select PWR vs. True Temper HZRDUS
Clearly we really like hybrid models. The True Temper HZRDUS is a unique model in that it doesn’t use a collar to bind the two pieces of its bat. So far, it’s performed really well.
Both of these bats do a great job of minimizing negative feedback. The Select PWR offers a bit more pop while the HZRDUS provides a bit more value at $350.
The biggest downfall to the HZRDUS is that it doesn’t have the track record that the Select does.
Overall, we really like both bats, but we’ll take the Select PWR.
Who is the 2022 Louisville Slugger Select PWR BBCOR best suited for?
The biggest downfall that you’ll find with the Select PWR is that it’s an elite bat that priced the same as the best bat on the market.
So, this bat is probably best suited for the players who wanted The Goods but couldn’t get to the store before it sold out.
This is an outstanding model that will give you solid barrel control, plenty of power, and a comfortable swing.
- Comfort (lack of negative feedback).
- Priced the same as The Goods.
The 2022 LS Select PWR may be the best option on the market because of its performance and availability.
While The Goods will outperform it consistently, you’ll find that it’s also incredibly difficult to find The Goods in most stores. It’s getting harder every year to find The Goods online unless you buy it extremely early.
The Select PWR doesn’t quite reach the peak, but Louisville should be happy knowing that the Select PWR is the second best bat on the market. Quite frankly, we’re surprised that this bat is so easy to find.