Ash Bats

Ash

A lighter, more flexible timber than maple, ash bats give a wider range of large barrel models and a larger, more forgiving sweet spot that results in less breakage. Ash is the timber of choice for many MLB sluggers.

MLB Prime

MLB Prime

We rebuilt our bats from the ground up with old-school methods and cutting-edge technology. We start with the best-quality veneer wood on the market and use Amish square-cut craftsmanship, a 360-degree compression process superior to bone rubbing, and an advanced finishing system that guarantees 9H hardness – the highest rating available on the 21-level universal hardness scale.

  • MLB Prime –
    Veneer wood

    Slugger upgraded its superior lumber to the best-quality wood on the market, which we call MLB Prime Veneer.

  • Amish
    Craftsmanship

    We cut our wood square by hand, in the Amish style, and vacuum dry it to make for stronger bats and a more satisfying "crack."

  • 360 Degree
    Compression

    Our exclusive compression process, superior to bone rubbing, guarantees 360 degrees of hardness and no soft spots.

  • Advanced
    Finish System

    Our filler fills all grains and cavities before 3 layers of topcoat seal are applied to give the MLB Prime the hardest finish of any wood bat on the market.

WBVA14-43CNA

C243 – Natural AFS

Louisville Slugger

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The Hardest Louisville Slugger Bat. Ever.

We proudly introduce the MLB Prime series, the hardest wood bats ever produced by Louisville Slugger. We rebuilt our wood bats from the ground up using veneer ash, which is the highest-quality ash available. Amish craftsmanship, 360-degree compression and an Advanced Finish System create a bat with a harder hitting surface, zero soft spots and a more satisfying "crack."

The C243 turning model is swung by players like Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants – a lifelong Slugger guy and 2012 NL MVP, Silver Slugger winner and two-time World Series champ. This model has an extra-large barrel and a 15/16" handle for a more end-loaded swing.

Lots of bats claim to be "authentic." But make no mistake – the MLB Prime bat is exactly what you see MLB players use on the field all season long.


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