Step 1: Select Your Wood Species
The M110 is one of our top five most popular turning models at the Major League level and, developed in 1944, it is one of our oldest turning models still being used today and the features the lightest swing weight of Louisville Slugger's PRIME models. This model uses a denser starting billet to create a more consistently hard bat and a slightly thicker handle for a balanced feel, giving you maximum control when you bring the bat through the zone.
Pro Players: Mickey Mantle, Roger Marius, Didi Gregorius, Al Kaline, Curtis Granderson, Carlton Fisk
The C271 is our most popular turning model at the Major League level and is the base model used to create all medium barrel turning models. Like the M110, the C271 uses our densest starting billet, giving this model consistent hardness. A standard handle, medium barrel and max knob taper create a versatile bat conducive to power hitters and contact hitters alike.
Pro Players: Ken Griffey Jr., Brandon Phillips, Charlie Culberson, Ryan McMahon
The DJ2 was given its name when Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter retired in 2014 after using the bat his entire career. The model, previously known as the P72, appealed to Jeter because it closely resembled the aluminum bat he used in high school.
Pro Players: Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken Jr., Al Kaline, Robin Yount
The standout features of the U47 are its dramatic tapers on the knob, and from the barrel to the handle. The barrel taper is short, creating a longer barrel and larger hitting surface. The unique max knob taper rests comfortably against the heel of your hand.
Pro Players: Giancarlo Stanton, Logan Morrison
The AJ10, created for former big league outfielder Adam Jones, is one of our 5,000-plus turning models tailored specifically to a player's preference. This model features a large, long barrel, giving it a slight end load. It also has a gradual transition to a standard handle and a knob taper that rolls uninterrupted into the handle.
Pro Players: Adam Jones
The C243 is the original large barrel bat. As aluminum bats became a part of the game, the demand for large-barreled, thin-handled bats led to the popularity of the C243. Every large barrel turning model since has been a slight modification from this model.
Pro Players: Rod Carew, Kirby Puckett, Cody Bellinger, Jim Rice, Vlad Guerrero Jr., Hanley Ramirez, Ozzie Smith, Daniel Murphy, Adam Duvall, Trey Mancini, Franmil Reyes
No bat in our vault more closely resembles the non-wood bats popular in today's high school and college game than the M356. It is our most end-loaded turning model offered, thanks to its pronounced barrel and taper.
Pro Players: Edgar Martinez, Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Jeimer Candelario, Joey Gallo, Luis Urias, Jose Peraza