Model 12 SL is a traditional bat for a young player aged 10-12. It has a long handle transitioning with a quick taper to a 2 1/4" barrel. It has a 1" handle and a small knob for good bat control. The Youth Model 12 SL is available in weight ranges as light as -8.
When choosing the weight of the bat, many people ask what does -2 or -3 or even or +2 mean?
The weight differential is the difference between the length and the weight.
So a 34 inch bat with a -3 would weigh 34 - 3 = 31 ounces.
A 33 inch bat with a +2 would weigh 33 + 2 = 35 ounces.
Subtract or add the weight differential from the length and that will give you the weight in ounces.
ADD YOUR SIGNATURE
Now you can order your custom X Bat bat with YOUR own signature- just like the pros have done for years.
Your custom X Bat can be engraved with your ACTUAL signature.
Cost for the first bat is $20.00, subsequent orders are only $5.00 extra once we have your signature on file.
You will need to send your signature to us, signed with a black Sharpie (a regular pen is too fine), on a plain, white sheet of paper (no lines).
Make it large enough to easily read and we can size it accordingly.
Please send us your signature and include a copy of your email order confirmation.
Mail this information to:
Attn: My Signature Bat
5235 Mission Oaks Boulevard, #316
Camarillo, CA 93012
Your order will ship within 2-3 weeks after receipt of your signature.
MLB 2016 SPECIFICATIONS
Now you can have your bat made to the exact specifications as the pros.
All bats used in professional play in both the Minor Leagues and the Major Leagues must adhere to the following specs:
Each bat must have an ink mark on the handle to show that the radial
slope of grain is in compliance
Each bat must have an ink mark on the handle to show that the
tangential slope of grain is in compliance
Each bat must be marked with a unique number in order to trace the
manufacturing date and history
All bats must now be labeled on the edge grain surface of the bat
instead of the face grain surface
As of the 2016 season, all bat company logos may be one single color only
MLB spec prohibits the addition of any flags on bats so your bat will NOT come with a flag
Rush Production Orders have a 5 business day turnaround time starting the day after the order has been received. Rush Production means you jump to the front of thousands of people before you and is subject to availability of wood billets for your model, length and weight. If the correct billets are not available immediately for your bat, Rush Production status will put you first in line when they do become available. We produce new billets weekly and the range of weights is not predictable with a natural material like maple. There is a $30. Per bat charge for rush production and overnight shipping is also available in addition to the Rush Production charge. A single order cannot be mixed with Rush Production and Regular Production as there would be two separate shipments and two separate shipping charges will be incurred.
101-DAY WARRANTY REPLACEMENT POLICY
X Bats is offering a ONE TIME REPLACEMENT WITHIN THE FIRST 101 DAYS
FROM THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE DATE. This warranty covers all manufacturing
defects and cracks or breaks from normal usage hitting regular
The policy does not cover: bats that have been abused, altered or
mistreated. Bats used in commercial batting cages are not covered under
this policy. Any bat hit with dimple balls or rubber balls is not
covered under this policy. Flaking of the grain on ash bats is a normal
consequence of hitting with ash bats and is not covered under this
For your ONE TIME WARRANTY replacement you must e-mail our X Bat
Warranty Department at CustomerService@XBats.com.
All returned bats must have a Return Authorization Number by email.
(Your e-mail should include your Name, shipping name and address, as
well as a copy of your purchase receipt) The replacement bat will be
the same size, color and spec as the one returned. Replacement bats
will not be covered by the 101 day warranty policy. X Bat will pay for
return ground shipping on any bat that is shipped within the
Continental United States.
All shipping charges on bats returned to us must be paid for by the
customer sending the return. For replacement bats that need to be
shipped to Alaska, Hawaii or overseas the consumer is responsible for
paying the shipping charges back to them as well as to our return
The return must include a copy of the original purchase receipt.
The great thing about custom wood bats is the ability to choose a bat that fits your age, size, strength and game. Parameters such as knob style, handle thickness, barrel size and balance can all be dialed in to get the most comfortable bat in your hands. When you are comfortable with your equipment, you go to the plate each time with more confidence. Confidence translates to performance. We want you to have the confidence in your equipment to maximize your performance on the field.
Please use our custom bat model recommender below to receive advice on which bat is right for you. You'll be contacted by email within 24-48 hours of submitting your request.