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2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173

$399.95
2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173
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  • Descent pop if you can keep the barrel from loosening or twisting

    AZ OZ
  • Bought this bat for my son Jon who plays on the HS Varsity team

    Rich Iula

“Awesome bat”

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Was this review helpful ? 26 5

Pros:  Great pop, insane speed, everything about this bat is amazing. Not to mention the grip, it is great.

Cons:  No cons what so ever, great bat

“Join the Bomb Squad”

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Pros:  Hands down the hottest bat of 2017...so far! Really loving this thing and the way it feels. Super forgiving on mishits and it seems to have an even larger sweet spot than last years model. I will continue to drop bombs with the Prime 917 just like I did with my 916. The custom lizard skin grip is sick! I think it feels and looks better than any other lizard skin you can buy off the shelf. Slugger is on top of their game!

Cons:  absolutely nothing. my last years model did break eventually, but the return process was faster than any other company i have dealt with. Things break, but slugger will take care of you!

“eduardo”

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Pros:  best drop 3 its light good feel and lots of pop

Cons:  none

“917”

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Pros:  amazing pop, looks amazing, feels great, has a balanced feel

Cons:  none

“BEST BAT ON THE MARKET”

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Pros:  Great feel to it, ball jumps off the bat. Great bat for power hitters and contact hitters. Grip feels amazing, doesn't feel like ordinary lizard skin. Huge upgrade with the tru-3 connection piece. Not as much flex as the 916, which I like. With amazing contact you wont hear a thing, but feels amazing coming off the bat. If you want a balanced bat with he most pop you have ever experienced, buy the Louisville 917.

Cons:  Very slight rattling but maybe I'm just paranoid from the 916 issues. Grip is already starting to come off a little, had it for a month.

“Amazing Bat”

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Pros:  Tons of pop, awesome feel, litle to no vibration and so far so good on the durability

Cons:  none

“GREAT BBCOR BAT..... ”

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Pros:  POP! BALANCE! SPEED! LARGE SWEET SPOT!! Definitely has a very nice 'Crack' sound and the ball flies off into the distance. Get it! I believe anyone would be very pleased with this bat.

Cons:  NONE SO FAR

“great!!!!!!”

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Pros:  its feels awesome when you swing it! and it hits soo good it has so much pop!

Cons:  nothing

“1”

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Pros:  "It's poppin'!" Son plays HS Varsity. says he's never had a bat this good before. highly recommended.

Cons:  Needed to re-grip after several uses.

“5 out of 5”

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Pros:  This is a hot bat! The new composite material sounds awesome and gives great pop. Very balanced as well.

Cons:  The Lizard Skin grip is starting to fall off but I can always buy a new one.

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  This bat has a great feel when you make contact, along with that, the sound is just sweet just like everything else with this bat. Really enjoying this bat!

Cons:  none at all

“WARNING”

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Pros:  Great pop balanced

Cons:  These bats are not durable! They flex too much and break. Barrel loosens from handle and twists. Dont waste time with returning the bat it will only break again anyways.

“Good bat”

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Pros:  Pop feel sound barrel

Cons:  none

“Bat breaks way too easy”

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Pros:  Great pop and feel

Cons:  I've had 2 of these. 1 broke after a month and a half of using and started rattling. I got second one and used it for 3 days and now the 3 piece is falling down when I swing. I take great care of the bat but just not durable.

“Endloaded”

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Pros:  I am a big fan of the 916 and it did me well last year but as soon I picked this bat up it immediately felt more end loaded. Which really disappointed me.

Cons:  Endloaded

“Improvement From Last Year”

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Pros:  -Amazing vibration reduction -Great pop on the sweet spot -Off center hits still jump off the bat fairly well (compared to some BBCORs where the ball goes literally nowhere if you don't hit it on the sweet spot) -Nice minimalistic/simple but slick design -Grip is no too thick or thin -Tapered handle, and knob is pretty comfortable

Cons:  -Paint chipped after overtime use (but that's every bat) -In my opinion, this bat feels ever so SLIGHTLY heavier than last years model, but all the pros of this bat overturn this con because it is truly great.

“JONNIE ROCKET! ”

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Pros:  Bought this bat for my son Jon who plays on the HS Varsity team. 1st game he went 2-3, 2nd game crushed a 300+ ft HR then next game a 400+ ft HR! Light weight to generate great bat speed with TREMENDOUS POP! Well worth the money and my son is happy!

Cons:  Now everyone wants to use his bat!

“Louisville Has the Best BBCOR Bats ”

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Pros:  This is by far the best bat that you can buy for BBCOR. It has great pop and feels balanced in your hands. There is zero vibration and is better for guys who have power. Louisville has the best line of BBCOR on the market too. The 917 is my favorite, but i also really like the 517. That bat does not contain as much power as the 917, but still is great. Get the 917 if you are willing to spend double the price, but if you like aluminum bats better, the 517 is the better buy.

Cons:  I gave the durability category a 3 because the "barrel twisting" thing that Louisville was supposed to fix on this model is not fixed. It does not affect the player or the swing, but some people did not like that in the previous models.

“Lousville 917”

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Pros:  even weight nice pop awesome design lizard skin is comfortable great for all swings

Cons:  havent found anything i dislike so far

“louisville sluggar prime 917”

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Pros:  It is a really nice bat.

Cons:  Just got it 3 weeks ago and know it slips in and out when you swing. I called and was told to send it in and would be two weeks before they could tell if would be warranted. I was told that there warranty was the best, noy of you have to wait tjat long.

“recomend it”

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Pros:  -balanced -mega pop -squares up balls easily

Cons:  2 weeks in the grip broke feels like barrel twists sometimes

“comp last years ”

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Pros:  great pop great looking nice balance kid loves it , overall we will stick to 916 an 516 niobium's need to waste funds on bat with only little to no upgrades then more bend . will say sluggers are top bat 100% .easton mako was his thing till he got a hold or 916 an never put it down

Cons:  he said has to much sway to it ,feels like bending to much

“Big time”

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Pros:  Awesome pop, good for hittin bombs, love the feel, good for bat flips, Domingo Ayala would approve, big tyne bat

Cons:  None my dude

“917 ”

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Pros:  Good pop when i first got it. Good balance and grip.

Cons:  After about a month the barrel was twisting and the three piece came unglued and could slide down the handle. wouldn't get the bat because of the durability.

“bang for your buck”

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Pros:  its a great bat when you first swing it feels like you slice through the air i know its scary buying bats before the season because you dont know whats hot or not but this bat is the way to go i was a hard core easton guy but all i can say is once you go slugger you'll never go back and thats a fact

Cons:  none

“great bat”

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Pros:  great pop, big sweet spot, balanced, low vibration, great all around

Cons:  has a little bit of "wiggle" in the barrel and the handle.

“great bat ”

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Pros:  Pop is amazing. Great feeling on contact. Awesome sound when you hit the ball.

Cons:  none

“GARBAGE”

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Pros:  NONE

Cons:  i bought the 2016 bat and almost imedietley the barrel felt loose where it connected to the handle (it would twist and shake) so of course i sent the bat in with the warranty and they sent me the 2017 model. But guess what happened. THE SAME THING. when you swing the bat the barrel feels like its going to fly off the handel. like its not connected very well. I alreay used the warranty so now what am i supposed to do? Also im 17 years old and had to work hard for all that money. This bat is a joke. I wouldnt even recommend it to my worst enemy.

“Broken Bat”

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Pros:  >>>> To be determined Only used the bat 2 games

Cons:  The bat broke after 4 at bats. The middle piece came loose.

“Best Bat On The Market”

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Pros:  Balanced, Great Pop Great all around bat. Sound like hitting with wooden bat.

Cons:  Wish they would of had this bat out sooner.

“awesome bat”

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Pros:  everything is great on this bat

Cons:  none

“Best Bat So Far”

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Pros:  The pop of this bat is truly an experience of its own. I have hit over 1000 baseballs at full power, and have only received 2 noticeable scratches. There is almost no vibration and sting to the hands when you're jammed inside with a ball either.

Cons:  The only thing that I can say is a con, is the grip. The Lizard Skin grip has an amazing feel, but batting gloves are recommended when swinging this bat to unlock the true power of your swing.

“Piece of junk ”

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Pros:  Had good pop while it lasted...

Cons:  Broke after about a week

“Louisville 917”

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Pros:  This is one of the best bbcor bats I've had in a long time. If your a skinny guy who has trouble hitting the ball far i definitely recommend this bat. Im i little dude but this bat had great pop and helped me hit the ball far.

Cons:  Something happened to my bat and the handle started twisting a little bit and the end felt like it was going to fly off.

“prime 917”

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Pros:  its a good bat

Cons:  does not have enough pop

“Very dissapointed”

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Pros:  Good pop...if you hit it perfect on the sweet spot.

Cons:  Badly constructed as was last years model and both broke for me. Would 100% say do not get

“thought they fixed the twist but guess not”

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Pros:  great pop, love the grip

Cons:  handle twist and is very annoying

“Not Durable”

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Pros:  Descent pop if you can keep the barrel from loosening or twisting. I'm getting ready to send my 2nd bat in a month

Cons:  Bat breaks with twisting barrel or loose barrel and handle. Its a good bat when not broke. I wouldnt recommend this bat unfortunately.

“Happy Son”

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Pros:  My son has used the bat for 3 weeks. He is in love with the bat. Awesome pop, a balance and a smooth swing. Very little vibration when hitting outside the sweet spot. All the guys on the team are asking him if they can hit with it. Very happy son.

Cons:  No cons at this time

“Got the bat today and handel already twisted”

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Pros:  balance was good until it broke after about 50 swings

Cons:  broke after 50 swings heard they fixed the handle from 916 but this one did same thing

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137905 Click to show/hide answer

My son currently swings a Louisville 716 Select 32" -5 and loves it. He is going into high school next year and needs a BBCOR. I didn't see a 716 Select model for 2017, so is this bat the most comparable 2017 Louisville bat out there?

Unfortunately Louisville Slugger did not make a 2017 version of the 716. The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) would be the most similar Louisville Slugger version to the 716 from last year. The main difference here is the 917 features a composite barrel while the 716 features an aluminum barrel.

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What size bat does my son need? He is 14 years old, 15 in September. 6'1" and 155 lbs. (and growing everyday!) He hit a homerun with a friends 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 32 inch and he thinks that is the proper size for him. Is that correct?

The 32'' 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 will work well for your son. Although due to his height, weight and growth a 33'' Louisville Slugger Prime 917 would be a fit for your son in the future.

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Does the lousville slugger prime 917 BBCOR baseball bat need broken in or is it hot out of the wrapper?

To properly break in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173), we recommend taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs. Begin swinging at 40% power and work our way up to full strength as you get closer to 200 swings.

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I am 15 and I am 5'9" 145 lbs. I am using a 32" 516 now, would you recomend going up to a 33"?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend sticking with a 32"/29 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173).

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I'm 5"2 and 98 pounds. which size do you suggest?

Based on your height and weight, if you are required to swing a BBCOR bat, a 29" length would be the suggested size. It looks like the smallest 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 we currently have available is 31" 28 oz. You may want to check out the 2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173 which is available in a 29" 26 ounce size.

Logan Expert
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Can the bat be used in Legion baseball such as 13u, 14u etc?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 could be used in Legion play as this bat features BBCOR certification.

Cameron Expert
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I am 6 foot and 165 pounds and a 13 year old. What size bat should I buy?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173.

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Which has more flex, the Prime 917 or 916?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 and the Prime 916 offer the same amount of flex as both bats feature the same connection point technology.

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Is the prime 917 end loaded?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) features a Balanced Swing Weight.

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Which bat has a lower MOI Prime 917 or Solo 617?

According to Louisville, the Solo 617 has the lowest MOI in their BBCOR line.

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Is this the newer version of the 716? Been looking for a new 716 but they are difficult to find.

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 is the new version of the 916, and is a fully composite bat. The Select 716 features an alloy barrel and a composite handle. Louisville Slugger didn't make the Select 716 in a 2017 model, so those are pretty difficult to find.

Logan Expert
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Does this bat swing like the 517?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 will not have the same swing weight feel as the Omaha 517. Although both bats are balanced they will more than likely feel different from one player to the next.

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Which size should I get for my son? He is 5'9" and 135 lbs and a sophomore in high school.

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 in a 32 inch model.

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What size bat does my son need? My son is 13 years, 5'7" and 110 lbs, but plays 14U Travel.

Based on your players height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173.

Jason Expert
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My son 15-is almost 6 feet and weighs 175. He has a Demarini voodoo overlord (end loaded) in a 33" but he is popping up so thinks it may be too endloaded. He hits a lot of doubles so Would you recommend this bat for him and in a 32" or 33" ?

Based on his height and weight I would probably recommend a 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) in the 33"/30 ounce size. It is more balanced than the Overlord so it will feel lighter. If you think he needs more than just a balanced bat through you could go down to the 32"/29 ounce size.

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What temperature should this bat be used at?

We recommend limiting the use of any bat at temperatures below 55 degrees. If it is a practice and the temp is below 55 degrees, refrain from using the bat at all. However, if it is a game and the temp is below 55 degrees, you can use the bat, but limit the use to just one player.

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I am 5'7'', 132 lbs and I am 13 years old. Should I get the 31 or 32 inch model?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 in a 31''.

Tori Expert
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Looking at this and the Solo. What is the main difference contact vs power wise between the two?

Both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 and the Solo 617 are excellent bats from Louisville Slugger. The Prime 917 is a two-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight and is a bat designed slightly better for a contact hitter while the Solo 617, one-piece fully alloy bat with a balanced swing weight, is a bat suited for power. With that said, both bats are capable of being used by both contact and power hitters alike.

Cameron Expert
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Whenever I swing my Prime 917, I notice that the handle wiggles and turns. Is it supposed to do that? Some of my other friends on the team have it as well. I dont really notice it on their bats as much, but I am really concerned about the wiggle and turning movement on my handle.

The Prime 917 has a unique three-piece design for exceptional vibration dampening, and once the bats becomes broken-in well, the pieces will have a bit of play in them. This should not caused any performance issues. If it is causing a performance problem, then you can look into a warranty claim by clicking the "Returns" button on our site.

Kyle J. Expert
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What is the warranty on this bat?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 features a full 12 month manufacturer's warranty through LS; essentially LS will replace this bat one time at no cost within 12 months from the date of purchase.

Cameron Expert
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What is the significance of the 3 piece and how would you compare this bat to the MAKO BEAST?

The third piece of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) is the TRU3 Connection point in the middle of the bat connecting the handle and the barrel. This piece is going to limit the vibrations of the bat and help with any sting you might get from getting jammed. That is going to be the main difference between this bat and the two piece 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17MK).

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My son is 15 yrs old, 5'8" and 125 pounds and currently using the 517 at 31". Louisville's bat chart has him sized up for 32" to 33". What size would you recommend for the 917?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 in a 32 inch model.

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Had this bat not even 1 week and there are already loose particles floating around in the barrel. Will this diminish the performance of this bat?

That should not cause any performance issues, no. The particles are simply small pieces of adhesive that manufacturers use to seal the end cap onto the bat. They typically use excess glue to ensure the cap is secure, and sometimes that excess can break off during regular use and make the rattling sound.

Kyle J. Expert
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Is this bat end loaded like the Select 716?

No, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 features a balanced swing weight.

Jason Expert
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If my handle turns a little bit and it feels like the barrel is gonna come off is that a bad thing or no?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) features a Dynamic Socket Connection that Allows for Slight Movement Between Barrel & Handle. This is normal and not a bad thing.

Carter Expert
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What does 917 stand for?

Louisville Slugger has not told us exactly what 917 stands for, but the 17 stands for 2017 model as far as we know.

Kyle J. Expert
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I am 16 years old, 150 lbs and 6'0". My dad says I should swing a 33" 30 oz, but for bat speed I think I should get a 32" 29 oz. What do you think?

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 33" 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 as well. The idea is to swing the largest bat you can with great bat speed. In doing so, you get the most mass behind the ball resulting in greater distances. With all that being said, it's up to you, and what you are comfortable swinging.

Logan Expert
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I am 5'7" 135 pounds and 14 years old. What size bat is ideal for someone like me?

Based on your height and weight, I would suggest the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 in the 31" 28 oz. size.

Logan Expert
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I am 5'9" 165 pounds and 15 years old. What size will I need?

Based on your height and weight I would recommend the 32"/29 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173).

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When would it be to cold to use this bat?

We would not recommend using the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 in temperatures lower than 45 to 55 degrees.

Tori Expert
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I am 5' tall, 80 pounds, 13 years old. What size bat should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 31" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173.

Jason Expert
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I am 5'6",130 pounds and 15 years old. Do you think the 32 would be too heavy for me or is it alright?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173, for a player of your height, weight and age, could potentially be too heavy for you. It would be tough to say without seeing and analyzing a swing though. You may want to reach out to your local coaches and get their input before going with an order for a potential bat.

Cameron Expert
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I am 5'5 135 pounds 15 years old. What size should I get?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend a 31"/28 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173).

Carter Expert
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I am 5'10" and 180 pounds. What size bat should I go with?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173.

Jason Expert
134113 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'8" and 160 pounds. What size would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model of the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173.

Jason Expert
133850 Click to show/hide answer

On the 916 it was possible to take off the tapered part of the handle. Is it possible to do that on the 917 too?

As far as we know, one would be able to do the same to the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173.

Cameron Expert
133737 Click to show/hide answer

I've had this bat for about 2.5 weeks now and its all broken in but the handle isn't supposed to rotate and make a noise is it?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 is designed to have some movement with that connection piece.

Logan Expert
133665 Click to show/hide answer

How is the durability on the 917 Prime?

We have not heard any issues with the durability concerning the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173. The only concern consumers have been mentioning pertains to the TRU3 dynamic socket connection. This connection point allows for slight movement to help reduce vibration on off-centered hits. Other than that, the reviews we have been receiving are positive regarding durability and performance.

Cameron Expert
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Do we need to break it in? If so how many swings do you estimate, I already know the procedure to breaking them in i just need your opinion on how to break it in.




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The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 doesn't take long to break-in, generally 50-100 swings off a tee or soft toss with rotation between swings.

Logan Expert
133418 Click to show/hide answer

I am 6'2" and 210 lbs. freshman. What size would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 in a 33 inch model.

Cameron Expert
133384 Click to show/hide answer

I'm a 6', 185 pound sophomore. What size would you recommend?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173.

Jason Expert
133368 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'6 160 lbs. Should he get the 32 inch?

Yes, based on your sons height adn weight we would recommend a 32"/29 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173).

Carter Expert
133224 Click to show/hide answer

Does this bat or the 2017 VELO have more pop?

Both bats are going to perform very comparably. If you like a bat with more flex in the swing, go with the Prime 917 as it's a three-piece, composite bat. If you like a bat with a stiff feel, go with the Rawlings VELO since it's a one-piece.

Kyle J. Expert
132990 Click to show/hide answer

I'm 6'3 and 175 lbs. What size bat should I use?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173.

Jason Expert
132945 Click to show/hide answer

Which bat would be better for power/durability: this bat, or the Cat 7 connect? Also what size bat for 5'9" and 180 pounds?

The Prime 917 would be better suited to a contact hitter with its three-piece design allowing for more flex in the barrel during the swing rather than the two-piece of the Cat 7 Connect. For someone that size, we would recommend a 32-33" bat.

Kyle J. Expert
132940 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'4'' and 130 pounds. What bat ratio do you think best fits him?

Based on your son's height and weight, it would be best to get the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 in a 31 inch 28 ounce model.

Cameron Expert
132926 Click to show/hide answer

Is the 917 end loaded or balanced?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 is a two-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight.

Cameron Expert
132830 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 13, 6'6" tall and 141.5 pounds(on a good day). He's a 5-tool player, not including the screwdriver. He has great power, last year he hit 15 homers at Cooperstown and won the Home-run-Derby. What bat size do you suggest my son using?

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 33" model in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173.

Jason Expert
132535 Click to show/hide answer

Is the wiggle in the 916 and 917 supposed to be about the same?

Yes, both the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 and the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 feature the dynamic socket connection which allows for slight movement between the barrel and handle.

Sean Expert
132531 Click to show/hide answer

Does anyone know if this bat compares to the 716? My HS senior loves the 716 and it has been discontinued.

Yes, the Prime 917 compares favorably to the 716 in that they are both three-piece, hybrid designs and both have the TRU3 technology for slight movement between barrel and handle. The Prime 917 is a newer version, featuring their Fused Carbon Structure design.

Kyle J. Expert
132486 Click to show/hide answer

Will this bat be legal with the new rules coming next year?

The new USABat standard being introduced in 2018 will have no effect on high school or college regulations, only youth. So yes, all BBCOR models will still be legal for use in high school and collegiate play.

Kyle J. Expert
132450 Click to show/hide answer

In terms of pop, would you recommend the Louisville 916 or the new 917?

With the BBCOR certification, basically all bats are capped at the same BPF level. With that being said, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 and the 916 will have very similar "pop."

Logan Expert
132291 Click to show/hide answer

I want to get this bat but I'm not sure what size I should get. I'm 5'11" and weigh 185 lbs.

We would recommend a 33" length, although you could use anything between 32"-34" depending on factors such as your strength, how far you stand from the plate, and other variables.

Kyle J. Expert
132148 Click to show/hide answer

Are these bats legal for division 1 baseball?

Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) is legal for Division 1 Baseball.

Carter Expert
132096 Click to show/hide answer

I heard they break easily. How do you return one for a new one?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 comes with a full 12 months manufacturer's warranty. If this bat were to break within the warranty period then you would be able to send it back to LS for a one-time replacement for a new LS Prime 917.

Cameron Expert
131877 Click to show/hide answer

What do you believe is better? The DeMarini CF Zen BBCOR, or the Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR?

Both of these bats are two-piece fully composite bats with balanced swing weights. Really a matter of personal preference as we have not seen any indication as to whether one of these bats is significantly better than the other.

Cameron Expert
131876 Click to show/hide answer

I am a freshman in high school, 5'7" and 145 lbs. Wanting a bat that will last long. Should I get a 31 or 32 inch model?

Based on your height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 in a 32 inch model. By the time you are a sophomore a 31 inch will more than likely be way too short. Also, the two-piece fully composite and balanced design of this bat will make swinging a 32 inch bat much easier.

Cameron Expert
131683 Click to show/hide answer

Length bat I should order for 6'1" and 145 lbs?

Based on your height and weight we would recommend a 32"/29 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173).

Carter Expert
131682 Click to show/hide answer

What length bat would you recommend for 6'1", 145 lbs. 15 year old?

We advise going with a 32" 29 oz. 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 for a player in your size range.

Sean Expert
131681 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between 3 piece composite vs 2 piece composite?

They are pretty much the same. The third piece on the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) is going to be the connection piece in the middle. It is limit vibrations, so this three piece bat will have less vibration than a comparable two piece bat.

Carter Expert
131679 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 13, 6'0, athletic and 150 lb 8th grader. What size bat should I buy him, 32 or 33?

Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 33"/30 ounce 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173).

Carter Expert
131571 Click to show/hide answer

Is there a significant difference from this 917 to last year's 916? If so what are the differences?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) will feature new cosmetics and a new TRU3 connection point with a Dynamic Socket Connection that should display increased durability on the bat. I would say that the Prime 917 should be an improved bat.

Ben Expert
131550 Click to show/hide answer

Is this a good bat for power hitters?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 is an excellent choice for both contact and power hitters.

John P. Expert
131537 Click to show/hide answer

What is Louisville Slugger's best or most popular end-loaded bat for a high school player?

Unfortunately, for 2017, Louisville Slugger did not build a BBCOR bat with an end-load. This 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) will have a balanced swing feel along with the Omaha 517 and the Solo 617.

Ben Expert
131427 Click to show/hide answer

Would you recommend this bat or the DeMarini CF Insane for a power hitter in high school?

The 2017 DeMarini CF Insane End Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCIC) would be more ideal for a power hitter because it is end loaded.

Damon Expert
131271 Click to show/hide answer

What would be better for a power hitter this bat or the 916?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) is going to be exactly like the 916 except for the new and improved New MicroForm Composite and more durable TRU3 Connection. So between the two I would definitely go with the new 917.

Carter Expert
131264 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 16, 6' tall, around 200 pounds, very strong upper body. What size bat would you recommend him using?

Based on your songs height and weight we would recommend a 33"/30oz 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173).

Carter Expert
131237 Click to show/hide answer

Son is 6'2" 190 lbs. What size bat should he use?

Based on your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 in a 34 inch 31 ounce model. A 33 inch bat would certainly be a good option as well.

Cameron Expert
131193 Click to show/hide answer

Out of the louisville 917, 617, and the 517, what bat this year will be the best overall?

It's impossible to say which model will perform the best as different players have different swing preferences. However, all three models should end up being high performing. The biggest difference is that the Prime 917 is a three-piece, composite design while the other two models are both on-piece alloy bats. The three piece design of the Prime 917 will give it a bit more flex in the swing than the one-piece construction of the 617 and 517.

Kyle J. Expert
131192 Click to show/hide answer

If I am 5'11'' and weigh 140-145 pounds, what bat length should I buy?

We would suggest a 32" model, although you can go up or down 1" depending upon your strength, how far/close you stand from the plate, etc.

Kyle J. Expert
131143 Click to show/hide answer

Is the bat as balanced as the SOLO 617 or is it more end-weighted?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) will be pretty balanced in its swing feel, but not quite as balanced feeling as the SOLO 617.

Ben Expert
131141 Click to show/hide answer

I am 6'2" and 145 lbs. What bat length should I buy?

Based upon your height and weight, my general length suggestion for you would be to get a 32" or 33" option of this 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173).

Ben Expert
131127 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat composite?

Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 is a fully composite bat.

Jason Expert
131125 Click to show/hide answer

My son is moving from a -5 to -3. He wants this bat but he is not sure if he should stay with a 31" length? He is 13 and 5'9" and 135 pounds.

Based on your sons height and weight we would recommend a 31"/28oz 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173).

Carter Expert
130886 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'7" and weigh 135 lbs. What size bat do you recommend?

For your height and weight, we recommend a 31" 28 oz. BBCOR bat.

Angelique Expert
130813 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat end loaded?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 features a balanced swing weight.

Jason Expert
130756 Click to show/hide answer

What is the difference between the 2016 model and this model?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 uses an upgraded TRU3 socket connection to make the bat more durable. The 2017 Prime 917 also uses a new composite material for better pop right out of the wrapper.

Cooper Expert
130707 Click to show/hide answer

Would this Louisville Slugger Prime 917 be a good bat for a 13 year old who is 105 pounds or would the MAKO Beast be better?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) would be a great option for a 13 year old.

Carter Expert
130674 Click to show/hide answer

Does this bat have a break in period?

To properly break in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173), we recommend taking 150-200 swings playing soft toss or off a tee using real baseballs. Begin swinging at 40% power and work our way up to full strength as you get closer to 200 swings.

Carter Expert
130651 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 5'6", 180 pounds, a good hitter and a sophomore. He is undecided between this bat and the DeMarini CF Insane end loaded BBCOR. What do you think about it?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) and the 2017 DeMarini CF Insane End Load BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXCIC) are going to be pretty similar bats. The CF Insane is going to be end loaded, designed for more of a power hitter while the Prime is going to be balanced. Both are going to be extremely high quality bats and you really cannot go wrong with either of them.

Carter Expert
130569 Click to show/hide answer

My son is 16, 6' 1/2 " 215 lbs. What size 33 or 34?

Once you to get to the size that your son is it is really a lot of personal preference. He should be using whatever size is more comfortable to him. I recommend letting him swing a 33" and a 34" to see what is more comfortable before purchasing any bat.

Carter Expert
130537 Click to show/hide answer

I am 5'9" and weigh 175 lbs. I have smaller arms than normal. What size should I get?

Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173.

Jason Expert
130470 Click to show/hide answer

Is this a good bat for a power hitter who likes a balanced swinging bat?

If you are a power hitter who benefits most from swinging a bat with a balanced feel to it, then this 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) will definitely be an option for consideration as it features a two-piece, all-composite design with a balanced swing weight.

Ben Expert
130406 Click to show/hide answer

My son just turned 15. He is 5'8" and 110 pounds. What size you would recommend? The 31" or 32" for 2017 season?

Based on his height and weight, we suggest a 31" model in the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173.

Jason Expert
130235 Click to show/hide answer

How does this bat compare to the 716 model?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 is a two-piece fully composite bat with a balanced swing weight. The Select 716 is a two-piece hybrid with a slightly end loaded swing weight. Performance wise one is really not better than the other, but the Select 716 is usually better for power hitters because of the heavier feel.

Jason Expert
130184 Click to show/hide answer

My baseball season doesn't start for 6 months and our team is still having practice. Should I use this bat starting now or should I wait until its season starts so it will have more pop?

I would wait to use the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173, bats have a limited lifespan and using the bat for 6 months before the season starts will reduce the lifespan of the bat.

Sean Expert
130106 Click to show/hide answer

What will the break-in period be for this bat?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 is pretty hot out of the wrapper. However, we feel that it will still benefit from about 50-100 swings. It is best to take these swings off a tee while rotating the barrel about a quarter turn every few swings.

Sean Expert
130013 Click to show/hide answer

It is composite like the 2016 model?

Yes, the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 is a composite bat.

Sean Expert
129486 Click to show/hide answer

From the reviews I've read, it seems that a lot of customer's mentioned rotation on the Prime 916 model at the connection point. Do you know if that rotation will be present on the 917?

This 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) will feature a connection point that has a Dynamic socket within it (this connection point will be pretty similar to what was featured on the Prime 916). That socket connection may display a small amount of rotation between the barrel and the handle portions of the bat at the connection point. However, that rotation should not affect the performance or durability of the bat for the player.

Ben Expert
129057 Click to show/hide answer

Is this bat for sale yet?

Unfortunately, at the time of your question, we do not have this 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBP9173) ready for purchase from JustBats. We should definitely have the bat ready for sale later this fall of 2017.

Ben Expert
128600 Click to show/hide answer

Is this for sale? I don't see a button to buy it.

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 is not released yet. We did have a teaser launch earlier last month but the scheduled release date is August 15th.

Cooper Expert
128212 Click to show/hide answer

What will be the break-in period for this bat?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 is pretty hot out of the wrapper. However, we feel that it will still benefit from about 50-100 swings. It is best to take these swings off a tee while rotating the barrel about a quarter turn every few swings.

Jason Expert
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Why are there not college baseball players using the 915, 916, or 917?

College players will use the Prime models from LS. As for why some of the teams in the college World Series might not be using these bats, every player will have a difference preference. A one-piece bat will be stiffer and typically can offer slightly more power and some players just prefer the sound of an alloy bat which would be the 716 or 516 from LS.

Cameron Expert
127319 Click to show/hide answer

What are the main differences between this bat and the DeMarini CF Insane?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 and the DeMarini Insane are both two-piece, fully composite bats. The main difference between the two is that the 917 is balanced while the Insane features an end-loaded swing weight.

Cameron Expert
127316 Click to show/hide answer

What are the main differences between the 916 and 917?

There were minimal changes made from the 2016 Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 to the 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173, the biggest being the colorway change. The 917 will also feature a slightly lighter swing weight feel as well as improve connection point.

Cameron Expert
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If I return my broken Prime 916 to Louisville will I have the option to get the Prime 917?

If your 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 is defective and under the 12 month manufacturer's warranty then LS would replace this bat one time within that 12 month window. As for the bat that would be sent back to you, it would be the Prime 916 unless they do not have this bat in stock; at that point the 917 would be sent out for warranty replacement.

Cameron Expert
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This bat has not been released yet, but am I still able to buy it on this website because their is nothing on this page telling me, "this bat is not available yet"?

The 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 has recently been released and can now be purchased.

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New for 2017! One of the most popular baseball bats of the '15 - '16 season is back and better than ever! Louisville Slugger was not satisfied with the performance and popularity of last year's Prime 916 and has expanded and upgraded their new 2017 lineup. This 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 is new, improved, and ready to prove. Maximum power, ultimate speed, and an industry leading balance are just a few characteristics to describe the Prime 917. This model provides you with the best of both worlds having a huge, extended barrel and a light swing weight which is ideal for both power and contact hitters alike. Get your bat through the zone fast with top of the line control. Slugger's innovative three-piece, 100% composite design features the new MicroForm composite material and the patented Fused Carbon Structure (FCS) to provide maximum pop right out of the wrapper and one of the largest sweet spots ever. Combine that with the new and improved TRU3 for a superior feel on contact, decreased negative vibration, and increased durability. To top it off, each Prime 917 comes wrapped with a new, custom Lizard Skin premium performance bat grip for the ultimate comfort and enhanced tackiness. Louisville Slugger, a name associated with only the best bats in baseball, puts unparalleled performance in the hands of the nation's players. Power In Numbers!

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Price:$300 - $399.99
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Vendor:Louisville Slugger
Year:2017