Maple Bats

Maple

Maple’s dense, hard timber makes it a powerful bat less prone to flaking and one, many players say, that improves their performance in the batter’s box. Slugger’s maple bats are built for power and performance, and many of the MLB’s biggest hitters prefer them.

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.

Ink Dot

Ink Dot

The ink dot marks the very best, tight-grained maple timber, and signifies that a bat is certified for MLB play.

WVBM14-71CWH

C271 – White 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 maple lumber, which is the highest-quality wood you can use. 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 C271 turning model is swung by pros like Brandon Phillips of the Cincinnati Reds, one of the game's most versatile hitters. This turning model has a large barrel and 15/16" handle for a balanced 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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