To make it easy for you to find the best wood bat to fit your game, we have grouped our different Pro Stock bat models by specific type: Best Balanced, End Loaded, Thin Handled, Medium Handled, Thick Handled, Bats for Power Hitters and Bats for Gap/Contact Hitters. This a the best place to start to find the best X Bat to your preferences.
Maple is the favored wood of most professional players due to its performance and durability. It is a harder and denser wood species than the traditional ash. It outperforms ash by 15-20% and outlasts it 3-1.
Birch is a compromise between the harder stiffer maple and the softer more flexible ash. Players who want more feel than they get with maple but want better performance than ash find birch a good choice.
X Bats offers 30 different adult baseball bat models for every players size and style. These are the finest wood baseball bats money can buy. While the majority of players like maple for it's performance and longevity, many pro players have recently been moving towards birch. We source our birch from the finest birch forests in Eastern Quebec. There are still a minority of players who like the flexibility of ash and are wiling to sacrifice performance and longevity for feel. We source our northern white ash from specific geographic locations in the northern latitudes so our quality is incomparable to the ash available on the market. With over 300+ Major League players swinging maple X Bats, we have grown a reputation over the last 16 years as having the hardest wood with the best performance. We are STILL the ONLY company that makes the same grade of wood for all of our customers that we make for our Major Leaguers.
Model XX is a big barreled, thin handled power hitter's bat with a 2 5/8" full barrel, 15/16" handle, a large diameter conventional knob (to stop your hands from sliding), and with a weight range not lighter than -2
Model 11 is similar to an M110. It has a slightly flared 15/16" handle, conventional knob, and a 2 9/16" barrel and with a weight range no lighter than -3. This is a well balanced bat with a medium handle and a slight flare.
Model 11T is similar to an M110 but with a slightly thicker handle. It has a slightly flared 1 1/16" handle, conventional knob, and a 2 9/16" barrel and with a weight range no lighter than -3. This is a well balanced bat with a slightly thicker handle and a slight flare for balance.
Model 13 is based on the I13. The knob is a slightly smaller 1 15/16" and thinner at the base. The barrel is turned as full as possible for the weight/length differential desired. It has a thin 29/32" handle, a small tapered knob, and a 2 5/8" barrel and with a weight range no lighter than -2. This tends to be a very end loaded bat for a power hitter who likes a thin handle and small knob with a slight flare.
Model 14 is based on the traditional T141 shape. This is a thin handled medium barreled bat. It has a slightly smaller 1 15/16" squared off knob, a thin 7/8" handle and a 2 9/16" barrel and with a weight range no lighter than -3. This is a bat for a gap/power hitter who likes a thin handle and good balance.
Model 15 is similar to an M159, an old school model designed for Stan Musial. It has a smaller junction of handle to a smaller knob with a 29/32" handle and a 2 1/2" barrel. This is a good bat for someone looking for a lighter bat in the -3 range. This is a well balanced conventional handled bat with a medium sized barrel.
Model 16VT is similar to an R161 but with a handle 1/8" thicker, a thick handled big barreled, heavier than the average bat. It has a very thick 1 1/4" handle, conventional knob, and a 2 9/16" barrel. Weight range is best at no lighter than a -2. This bat is favored by both power hitters who like thick handles and contact hitters who like the bat control a thick handle provides.
Model 20 is similar to a Big Stick 205. It has a very slightly flared 31/32" handle, a thick conventional knob, and a 2 9/16" barrel and with a weight range no lighter than -2. This is for hitters who like to feel the bat in their hands and control their swing.
Model 24 is based on the traditional C243 shape. This is the ultimate thin handle, big barreled bat. The diameter of the handle is smaller at its contact point with the knob. The barrel is turned as full as possible. Handle is 15/16" with a conventional knob and a 2 5/8" barrel. Weight range is best at no lighter than a -2. This is an end loaded bat used by a large number of our Major League power hitters. This is a bat for experienced wood bat hitters who have short swings and want the weight at the end of their bat for more whip.
Model 2427 is based on the traditional C243 shape barrel with the C271 handle and flared knob. This is the ultimate big barreled bat yet with a little more balance and comfort. The diameter of the handle is 15/16". The barrel is turned as full as possible to 2 5/8". Weight range is best at no lighter than a -2. This is an end loaded bat used by a large number of our Major League power hitters. This is a bat for experienced wood bat hitters who have short swings and want the weight at the end of their bat but like the comfort of a flared handle.
Model 27 is based on the traditional C271 shape. It has a flared 15/16" to 1" handle, a flared handle with a small regular knob, and has a long straight transition to a 2 1/2" barrel and with a weight range no lighter than -3. This our second most well balanced bat with a medium handle and a medium barrel.
Model 27S is based on the traditional C271 but with no knob. It has a flared 15/16" to 1" handle and no knob, has a long straight transition to a 2 1/2" barrel and with a weight range no lighter than -3. This our second most well balanced bat with a medium handle and a medium barrel for players who like no knob on their bats.
Model 53 is similar to an M253. This is for the player with a great eye looking for the hardest wood. It has a very thin 2 7/16" barrel, a thin handle 7/8" and transition. The wood used on the 53 is very hard since the weight is compressed into a very thin bat. A unique bat for the player who wants the hardest wood without a lot of weight.
Model 73 is the most popular new style in the Big Leagues and our best selling bat by 2-1 over any other Model. It has a tapered medium sized 15/16" handle flaring to a very large knob with a full power hitter's 2 5/8" barrel. The large knob serves as a counter weight making the bat feel very balanced and lighter than other bats with the same weight. The flared handle to the knob protects the sensitive hamate bone from bruising. The Model 73 is available with a weight range no lighter than -2. This is by far the best balanced wood bat on the market. This is a perfect shape for hitters switching from aluminum to wood as it is both well balanced and easy to control in the hands. Used by power hitters who like the comfort and gap hitters who like the balance and large hitting area.
Model 98 is the longest barreled bat we make. It has a long handle transitioning with a quick taper to a full medium barrel. It has a 15/16" handle, small knob, and a 9/16" barrel and with a weight range no lighter than -2. The profile is similar to aluminum bats and but the longer barrel makes it an end loaded bat with the largest hitting area of any wood bat.
Model 99 is a very well balanced bat that is ideal for many young players using their first wood bat. It has a thin 7/8" handle, a medium 2 1/2" barrel and feels easy to swing. This is a good choice for a hitter who hits to all fields, hits for average and is seeking a thin handle controllable bat. The wood on this bat is particularly hard and dense because of the thin handle and the size of the barrel.
Model JR42 is the ultimate old school bat. It was the bat used by one of baseball's great heroes, Jackie Robinson. It has a very thick 1 1/4" handle transitioning to a thin 2 1/2" barrel. It has exceptional balance for the player looking for hard wood, lots of pop and good bat control. Available only in -1 or heavier but feels 3-4ounces lighter because of the balance. This was a very popular shape in the 1950s and again with many big leaguers in the 21st century who like the bat control the thick handle provides and the large mass the heavy bat puts behind the ball. What's was old is now new!
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.
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