FYI: There is a newer version of this bat

The Xeno from Slugger is as good as it gets in the fastpitch space.

Our hitters liked the stiffer feel, the sound and general sense that every ball they hit was like a bat out of hades. The stiffness in the handle felt great for long drives. We didn’t find a single hitter, of the 4 that tried it, that had anything bad to say. There is a reason this bat has made our best fastpitch bats article for a few years running now.

Also find this bat in:

Related Articles

Industry Reference Guide

Other reference pages on the Xeno can be found no these industry pages below. We refer to them, as well as our own data and experience, to write this 2018 Louisville Slugger Xeno review.


Louisville Slugger Xeno Video Review



2018 vs 2017 Xeno

The biggest change from 2017 to 2018 is the end cap. Slugger upgraded the cap to take a little more weight out of the bat. But, honestly, the Xeno has been fantastic since 2015 and there really isn’t much they could, or should, do to make it better.

Comparable Bats

In the fastpitch space there are plenty of decent options. A few good ones. For 2018 the LXT from Slugger as well as Easton’s Ghost X Double barrel. You might also take a closer look at the CFX in Fastpitch although those sound a bit different.

Research: 2018 Louisville Slugger Xeno

2019 Louisville Slugger XENO Review

2018 Xeno Construction

The Xeno is a two piece composite bat built with a stiff transition and a good sized barrel. Expect to feel great hits out of the box.

The new addition this year is the end cap. It helps lower the swing weight a bit on each model.

Bat Sizing Options

The Xeno comes in a number of lengths and drops. College players can pick up a drop 8 while a new or smaller player can look for the drop 11. All are going to work quite well across the board and each get really great ratings.

Leave Your Rating

Leave your rating

Share this Post

Posted by Just Bat Reviews

Dedicated to the notion that it is possible to wade through the minutia of industry hype and vendor bias to determine your best bat.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.