Having very similar lines as the high-end LXT, Louisville Slugger Nexus is the best bat that Louisville Slugger makes for youth players. Like the DeMarini Spryte, the Nexus also has a composite barrel which gives the bat its massive sweet spot. That will be of tremendous help for 12u players.
The fast swing speeds are there, but the Nexus also doesn’t lack power, however, we feel that contact hitters will enjoy this bat more than the power hitters, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not recommended for them also. The XCT Connection System is made to reduce vibrations on mishits and the X-Cap Design gives the bat more speed.
While the Nexus is more expensive than the standard aluminum bats, it offers a great mixture of swing speed, control, and power, which up-and-coming contact hitters will surely be a fan of.