Pros: My level of play is a high level wood bat only Semi-Pro League. This bat is the best I have ever used. I have been using a Marucci Chase Utley model and own a Marucci Pujols bat as well. The Mike Trout Old Hickory has more pop than both and is by far the most balanced bat I have ever used. The ball jumps off the bat and has a huge sweet spot.