Both the Slugger LXT 2021 and the CF Zen 2021 are fantastic bats. The new Louisville model has 3 new features and the DeMarini’s remained quite the same from the last year. The CF Zen is recommended for smaller hitters, not the big power hitters because of the light swing speeds and the flexibility of the connection piece of the new CF Zen and the Slugger LXT is made for players who need top bat speed and exit speeds. The durability on the Slugger is a little bit better then on the DeMarini CF Zen and the price is relatively the same. Our thoughts are that you can’t go wrong with any of these great bats, so it’s just a matter of your playing style and personal preference.