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10/10/2023

Louisville Slugger Atlas Bat Review

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Every year a new baseball bat seems to emerge as the bat hitters want to swing. Based on last year's performance and early raving reviews, the Louisville Slugger Atlas is making a case to be the best BBCOR bat for 2024. Built with high-performance materials, the Atlas has players and coaches buzzing. Hitters love the combination of sweet spot and power, while coaches love the results. To give you a better understanding of the Louisville Slugger Atlas, the Bat Experts at JustBats have outlined everything you need to know below. We’ve included bat reviews, notable features, and comparisons to other popular BBCOR bats. Let's dive in.

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2024 Louisville Slugger Atlas Bat Review 

The first rendition of the Atlas was released in the fall of 2022 and immediately regarded as one of the best bats in BBCOR. Now, with another year of ideas and innovation under its belt, the Louisville Slugger Atlas BBCOR bat (WBL2845010) is primed for a huge 2024 season. It features a balanced swing weight and a newly redesigned alloy barrel. The Atlas requires no break-in period, enabling hitters to begin swinging immediately after the wrapper is removed. 

Looking further into the features Louisville Slugger implemented on the 2024 Atlas, we notice the end cap. The SPD Gen-2 End Cap is made from composite materials and serves to barrel at the end of the bat while further optimizing barrel performance and removing additional weight from the barrel. Working through the construction, hitters have already begun to notice the Turned Mass Damper (TMD). The TMD works to absorb vibrations and protect hitters’ hands from mishit balls.

The Atlas will come standard with a Premium LS Pro Comfort Grip. However, any bat purchased from JustBats is eligible for a Lizards Skins bat grip pre-applied upon purchase. Slugger has inversed the Atlas colorway. We now see a primarily blue barrel with orange accents making it less noticeable, but arguably most aesthetically pleasing. 

2024 Louisville Slugger Atlas BBCOR Baseball Bat: WBL2643010

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Bat Features

  • Balanced Swing Feel
  • One-piece, All-Alloy Baseball Bat (Topped Off With A Composite End Cap)
  • BBCOR .50 Certified For High School And College Play
  • Colorway: Orange | Blue 
  • Evoke Alloy Barrel - Optimized Wall Design
  • Turned Mass Damper (TMD) - Absorbs Vibrations and sting For An Unmatched Feel With Every Swing
  • SPD-Gen2 End Cap - Updated Composite End Cap To Optimize Barrel 
  • Premium LS Pro Comfort Grip - Exhibits Perfect Mix Of Tack & Cushion 
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty When Purchased from JustBats

2024 Bat Bros Louisville Slugger Atlas Review

2024 Louisville Slugger Atlas vs. 2023 Louisville Slugger Atlas

"What's the difference between the 2024 Atlas compared to the 2023 Atlas?" Our Bat Experts get this question every day. Watch as Will from the Baseball Bat Bros breaks down the biggest differences. 

 
 
 
 
 
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2023 Louisville Slugger Atlas Bat Review 

2023 Louisville Slugger Atlas Bat Reviews

Pros - This is easily the best BBCOR bat I've ever swung. It has a perfectly balanced swing weight - easy to control and the bat feels like it's hot from the hands to the end of the barrel. When I hit the ball perfect perfect, it feels like the hottest 1 piece ever. When I hit it off the hands or off the end, it feels like the most forgiving 2 piece ever! The forgiveness of the barrel and power of this bat makes hitting fun again. Can't wait till the season starts

Cons - None. This bat fits me perfectly.

Pros - It doesn’t matter if you’re a power hitter or a contact hitter, this bat is for you! It has a great sweet spot with some power! It’s really easy to whip through the zone! Some people might not like the color, but I don’t really mind it!

Cons - None!

Pros - Fire hot and very forgiving. Bought as a cold weather option to use with the 2022 META being primary. Since using the Atlas we have all but retired the META. Larger sweetspot than the CATX, easier on the hands and just as hot. 

Cons - BBCOR Atlas is a little heavier than the CATX but my [son] controls the barrel well.

2023 Bat Bros Atlas Review

The Baseball Bat Bros are the best bat reviewers in the business. The information they provide is thorough and insightful. We are fortunate to have partnered with them as we continue to strive towards giving you the best bat-buying experience possible. To assist with the review of the Louisville Slugger Atlas, we have included the Baseball Bat Bros video review of the Louisville Slugger Atlas. We hope you enjoy it.

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Louisville Slugger Atlas vs. DeMarini Voodoo One

We often field questions from customers asking us about the differences between bats. One of the most popular questions this year has been how does the Louisville Slugger Atlas compare to the DeMarini Voodoo One?

First off, it’s an excellent question. Both bats are highly-popular and provide hitters with big power potential. Both utilize a one-piece alloy construction. However, one of the main differences between the Atlas and Voodoo One is in the sweet spots of the barrel. The Atlas sports a larger sweet spot than the Voodoo One. This gives hitters slightly more forgiveness on contact. Inversely, the DeMarini Voodoo One (WBD2461010) does have a lighter swing weight than the Atlas. Lastly, the Atlas gets a slight edge in feel. The Turned Mass Damper on the Atlas dissipates vibrations at an impressive clip. While the Voodoo One might have a slight advantage in power, the Atlas delivers everything a hitter could want.

Overall, both BBCOR baseball bats are excellent options for experienced high school and college-aged hitters. 

Louisville Slugger Atlas vs. Marucci CATX Vanta

Much like the Voodoo One, the Marucci CATX Vanta is creating tons of buzz in the bat community. So how does the Louisville Slugger Atlas stack up to the Marucci CATX?

Just like the DeMarini Voodoo One and Louisville Slugger Atlas, the Marucci CATX Vanta (MCBCXV) is a one-piece all-alloy BBCOR baseball bat. The CATX Vanta is a balanced bat with excellent vibration-mitigating technology. However, the Slugger Atlas seems to have a slight advantage over the CATX regarding both its sweet spot and power. The CATX Vanta is a lighter swinging bat compared to the Atlas. Both of these bats are in the conversation for the best BBCOR bat in 2024.

Similar to the Voodoo One, the CATX Vanta and Atlas are great baseball bats and should be considered by any hitter looking for a new BBCOR baseball bat.

We hope you enjoyed this breakdown of the 2024 Louisville Slugger Atlas BBCOR baseball bat. While the conversation will continue throughout the season, there is no doubt that the Atlas is one of the best bats in 2024. If you are interested in shopping for a new Louisville Slugger Atlas, be sure to swing by JustBats for your next purchase. We offer free, fast shipping and full access to our team of Bat Experts.

If you have any questions or would like more information on BBCOR bats, please contact us today. You can reach us via phone 866-321-2287, experts@justbats.com, or click here to live chat on our website now. We hope you learned something today, and we look forward to providing you with the best bats in baseball and softball. We’re JustBats, and we’re with you from Click to Hit.

 
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