2019 Louisville Slugger Prime 919 Youth Bat Review
MODEL: Prime 919
DIAMETER: 2 5/8"
ADV Microform Composite Barrel (Enlarged Barrel Size & Maximum Pop Potential)
RTX End Cap (Adds Length to the Barrel & Enhanced Durability)
VCX Technology (Reduced Shock Vibration - Unique Feel For Every Hitter)
LS New Pro Comfort Grip (Added Cushion)
Unique 3 Piece 100% Composite Construction
Balanced Swing Weight
100% Composite Handle
Certified - USA Bat Stamped Approved - Little League, Babe Ruth, Dixie, Pony, AAU, AABC, USSSA & Cal Ripken
Our Summary of the 2019 Louisville Slugger Prime 919:
The Spring of 2019 not only brings about the sophomore season of the USA Bat Standard, but also introduces what could be, Louisville Slugger’s all-time greatest youth bat model to USA bat market for the first time. The 2019 Louisville Slugger Prime 919 USA Bat is the company’s first fully composite USA bat version and promises to produce the same high-level performance that has built such a solid reputation for Prime youth bat model in years past. Much like the Select 719, it features a 3-piece connectivity design however the Prime 919 encompasses a fully 100% composite handle, barrel, and end cap. The new connection mechanism found within all multi construction Louisville Slugger youth bat this season is their patented VCX Technology. This system drastically reduces the shock vibrations that regularly reaches a hitter’s hands while also allowing for independent movement of energy between the handle and barrel thus creating an unmatched traditional and stiff feel not found with any other youth bat. The MicroForm barrel houses a newly formulated composite that delivers the maximum amount of pop potential with a durable substance and enlarged sweet spot. Capping the top of the 2 5/8 big barrel is Louisville’s brand new RTX end cap which expands the barrel length and produced a deafening sound when colliding with a baseball. The composite handle comes wrapped in the LS Pro Comfort grip. This tape perfectly complements all the elements of the Prime 919 by adding extra cushion and a super comfy feel to an already supremely balanced swing weight. It offers both power and contact hitters optimum pop, speed, balance, and comfort that will help to create a consistent rhythm required for level swings, quicker swing velocities and dynamic offensive production. The Prime 919 is one of the best USA bats for players to utilize from ages 9-13 depending on your player’s respective size, strength, and wing span.
Our Comprehensive Review of the 2019 Louisville Slugger Prime 919:
When the USA Bat Standard made its debut upon the youth baseball community in 2018, many coaches and players were shocked to find that Louisville Slugger would not be introducing their number one most successful bat model in the “Prime”. As most youth baseball participants know, every bat manufacturer exploits and markets one or two specific models each year as their premiere bat. For the sophomore season of the USA Bat Standard in 2019, Louisville has finally brought forth the Prime 919. After our evaluations, we can safely determine that the 2019 Louisville Slugger Prime 919 will be the most productive and user-friendly offensive weapons among all fully composite USA bats. After approximately 320+ swings making solid contact, the following are our results.
Evaluating the Pop of the 2019 Louisville Slugger Prime 919:
When measuring pop, our staff analyzes a few various factors including distance traveled, the degree of solid contact, and the speed at which the ball trampolines off the barrel. Hitter after hitter, the 2019 LS Prime 919 provided our volunteers with the power necessary to spray the baseball throughout the outfield. The composite material comprising the barrel comes jammed pack with enough pop to elevate the offensive production of any young slugger strong enough to swing a -10. Much like Prime models of old, The USA bat edition is one of the most powerful youth bats for USA Baseball.
OFFICIAL SCORE: 10 / 10
Calculating the Vibration Control of the 2019 Louisville Slugger Prime 919:
Being a youth composite bat with a two-piece construction, our staff anticipated the Prime 919 would protect from negative stings better than most USA bats on the market. Throughout the duration of the evaluation, unwanted vibrations never occurred according to the feedback from our youth volunteer hitters making the 2019 Louisville Slugger Prime 919 an even better option for USA Baseball affiliates. Take it from one of volunteers who stated,
“The new Prime was very easy to swing giving me a lot of pop. It felt very comfortable in my hands and I never felt any stings.”
OFFICIAL SCORE: 10 / 10
Assessing the Grip & Comfort of the 2019 Louisville Slugger Prime 919:
With a well-balanced barrel and lighter than usual composite material, the 2019 Prime 919 received the highest results (a perfect 10!) for “Grip & Comfort” from our volunteers over any other USA composite bat this season. From our staff’s vantage point, the line drives and solid shots achieved when swinging the Prime 919 stem from the bat’s ability to deliver consistent control, level swings, a proper weight distribution as the bat crosses strike zone. Our volunteer’s feedback mirrored out sentiments regarding the amount of comforted received when swinging the Prime 919. Since the beginning of the USABat Standard in 2018, Louisville Slugger has set themselves apart from other bat manufacturers by producing youth bats that appeal to the strengths of the end user while building their confidence at the plate.
OFFICIAL SCORE: 10 / 10
Measuring the Durability of the 2019 Louisville Slugger Prime 919:
The new Prime has many various elements that make this USA bat one of the overall best options for 2019. Among all the positive attributes, the strength and durability of the 2 5/8 barrel might be the most impressive. Aside from a few scuff marks and scratches, each of the 3 Prime’s in our position took a beating yet never really showed it. The Prime 919 USA bats in our possession showcased zero dents, dings, or cracks giving it yet another PERFECT score in our durability category.
OFFICIAL SCORE: 10 / 10
Overall Experience of the Louisville Slugger Prime 919:
At 2018youthbats, we have dedicated our time and efforts specializing in the evaluations and reviews of USA bats only for all USA Baseball organizations. Since our first evaluation over a year and a half ago, no bat has earned a perfect 10 out of 10 score, until now. In our opinion, the 2019 Louisville Slugger Prime 919 is the overall best USA bat developed thus far. No matter what type of hitter your child is, it will raise his level of production at the plate give him or her all the confidence needed to become an effective hitter. The Prime has everything required to be considered the best thus far by our staff. While comes with a hefty price tag, however no other USA bat will benefit players this year no matter their size or hitting style.
OVERALL SCORE: 10 / 10