Maple wood bats
have become the popular choice among pro athletes in recent years, and Rawlings carries a variety of models, lengths and prices.
Maple wood bats,
are known to be firmer, giving them more pop. Despite their reputation for shattering explosively when they break, maple wood bats actually last longer than ash wood bats.
Because of the way they shatter when they break, Major League Baseball has required that all maple wood bats have an ink dot on the handle. The ink dot bleeds in the direction of the wood grain, allowing the straightness of the grain to be measured. According to MLB, the straighter the grain, the stronger the bat.
Rawlings’ Pro Preferred maple wood baseball bat, model number P302M
, is a popular choice among Rawlings Gear customers.
Rawlings’ Pro Preferred bats are made from the best 5 percent of maple wood and are considered Major League quality.
Steelecity of Anaheim, Calif., recently wrote an online review of the P302M
: “I love this bat. Feels light and has good pop for a wood. The colors are a little funky, but that’s another reason why I like it. Has a giant sweet spot for a wood bat also. The price is high, but you know you’re getting quality with this one.”
or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at (866) 678-GEAR(4327) to purchase your maple wood bat.