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Bat #1: DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML

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Bat #1: DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML

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Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 2 3/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Big D End Cap For The Most Optimal Feel On Contact

  • 3Fusion Taper Designed To Improve Weight Distribution & Feel

  • -12 Length To Weight Ratio

  • Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony

  • Ultra Balanced Swing Weight

  • Colorway: Silver / Black / Blue

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • NEW MFA Alloy: Missile Forged Alloy Creates Ultra-Light Weight

  • Half + Half: Performance MID Barrel Alloy Construction For Extreme Bat Speed

  • Two-Piece, Hybrid (Alloy Barrel & Composite Handle) Design

  • USA Baseball Certification Stamp

  • Barrel Designed With Thinner Walls For Higher Swing Speed & Less Drag

Description

Jump into the season with this DeMarini Sabotage USA baseball bat. Constructed with the patented Missile Forged Alloy (MFA), this bat is super lightweight, giving you extra bat speed for driving the ball at the plate. This USA baseball bat also includes the 3Fusion tapered handle, a streamlined design that provides better balance and feel on impact and helps protect hands from the occasional blistering squib off the bat. The Big D end cap also helps to equalize the weight and balance of the bat, further ensuring peak performance and accuracy through your swing. The barrel of the bat is forged with the sturdy Half + Half Alloy. This, coupled with the Missile Forged Alloy, will give you lightning bat speed. DeMarini: Can't Stop!

This DeMarini Sabotage baseball bat (WTDXUML) has a drop 12 length to weight ratio, the first 2 3/8 barrel diameter, and comes with USA Baseball certification. This bat is ultra balanced, meaning that the combination of alloys in the grip and barrel will provide stability, comfort and control. So, step into the zone and watch pitchers' faces fall at the sight of your bat speed. And, as all DeMarini bats come with a limited one-year warranty, you can be sure of the quality. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to hit!

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Glad we made the purchase KB parent

Pros: My son has been able to use this bat a few times now. He loves it. I was a little worried because the barrel is much smaller than his big barrel he was hitting with last season but it hasn't made a difference at all. The bat is very light which allows him to swing a little faster. The big Pro for him is the lack of vibration. He said occasionally he will feel a slight vibration but it is not even close to what he was feeling last season with his Rawlings bat. Glad we made the purchase.

Cons: None yet

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Great bat so far James parent

Pros: The bat has good pop, but not great but not sure any USA stamped bats have great pop. The balance of the bat is good. My son loves the feel and distribution of the weight. The barrel size is also a plus. I was worried after he was hitting with the bigger barrel bats that coming down to the 3/8 would hurt but it hasn't. The two piece design is a little weird looking at first but I think it has helped with the vibrations. Overall, it's still early but the bat seems to be a winner.

Cons: Nothing yet

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Worth a chance David parent

Pros: My 8 yr old is the smaller side but even with it's heavier than expected weight he really enjoys swinging it. In his hands it does appear to have a little more pop than the first round of USA bats. The two piece design definitely cuts down on vibration which is a big plus at practice. The increase in pop together with the decrease in vibration has lead to increased confidence at the plate. It also seems to be a popular bat with his teammates.

Cons: We purchased the 27/15 looking for a lighter bat in the 15-17 range. While the kids like the feel and pop, it still weighs a whopping 18 oz.

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New bat for the grandson K. Wilson Other

Pros: Very "swingable", good pop out of the box, low vibration

Cons: None so far

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The Kids Love It. Clay Coach

Pros: feels great

Cons: none

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Overall a pretty darn good bat. Josh Simpson Parent

Pros: My son loves it.

Cons: Only reason I didn't give it a 5 on durability and pop is that we have only had it a month.

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Not bad for a USA bat Bryant Christensen Coach

Pros: No sting at all. Well balanced, light. I got the 27 - 15 model. I coach 7 - 8 year olds and the smaller kids love this bat because it never hits them back. I think if I got a bigger size the bigger kids might like it too, but I am not going to drop another $200 on a bat that doesn't perform any better than a $30 big barrel with the USA stamp from Walmart. The $30 Walmart bat is actually the best performer on my team. I won't mention the brand here, but it is one of the major manufacturers.

Cons: Not much pop. I was hoping for better performance, but the USA certification is holding it back I suspect. If you are restricted to using USA bats by your league I recommend saving your money and buying a cheap big barrel in the biggest size your kid can swing comfortably. It will sting a little sometimes, but that sting does't hurt so bad when the ball is sailing over the shortstop's head, and your kid will get stronger with every swing.

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Demarini doesn't stand by its product Matt Spencer Coach

Pros: My son likes the feel of it

Cons: After only a few practices this two part bat broke in two. I went through the hassle of sending it back only to get a new bat that has the words "warranty replacement" etched into it. The packing slip stated and the Demarini website states that customers are only eligible for one warranty replacement. What if this bat, the only one that I've seen break in two due to the flawed design, breaks again... I'm just out $200? Come on Demarini... make durable bats and stand by your product!

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Great Bat Sterling Rutland Coach

Pros: Great overall feel. Low vibration on miss hits including on handle.

Cons: Non at this time.

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Perfect for undersized kids Bobby Mesker Parent

Pros: Lightweight Pop Minimum vibration Gives undersized hitter confidence to swing Cost was ok

Cons: None Best USA bat I have seen. I’m a college coach with undersized 6 and 9 year olds. I was very disappointed in Last years USA bats and felt they were not good for smaller players. Actually, really bad for their development as a player. I looked at wood bats even. This year the sabotage has helped my boys and everyone on their teams are using them now.

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$200 Bat lasted 3 months Dave P Parent

Pros: Very nice balance. My 8 year old loved the bat speed he could get with a 28" bat. Overall excellent feel with almost no hand sting.

Cons: It is slightly heavier than advertised and lacks the "pop" of other bats. Ours also broke after three months. It seperated at the joint of ghe two pieces. Waiting to see if DeMarini will stand behind it.

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Do Not Buy!! Barrel breaks off the handle! Jon Boyle Coach

Pros: Good Feel Player really liked this bat until....(see the cons)

Cons: Durability! Our original broke. DeMarini warrantied the bat. The warranty replacement broke the exact same way. There is obviously a serious design/durability flaw. All of this happened in the span of 3 months. Didn't even get a full season out of two of these bats.

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Great bat for small kids 8U John Dahlquist Coach

Pros: Having the 2 3/8” barrel seems to make it more balanced. While coaching I see a lot of these boys drop there bat head due to the end loads. This bat definitely helps fight that

Cons: Nothing this far

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Great bat for my 7 yo grandson BUT..... K. Wilson Coach

Pros: Good pop, minimal vibration, swings easy

Cons: This is the second bat to fail this season at the point where the handle inserts into the barrell. Same exact model. Maybe a problem with the epoxy adhesive. Have to send the bat back to Demarini, have them inspect it, and then wait on them to send it back. Meanwhile, we don't have his preferred bat available. AGAIN

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Construction Donny Coach

Pros: Had pop

Cons: Came apart during practice

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2019 DeMarini Sabotage Nicholas DeLaO Parent

Pros: Excellent bat. My 11yr old son loves it. Only thing he would rather have is a little bit thicker grip. Took care of that. Mostly personal preference. .

Cons: None

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Great USA Bat Marc Parent

Pros: Good Balance. Good Pop for a USA bat. Most the boys on my son's little league team use this bat.

Cons: None

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Great Bat C.Miller Parent

Pros: just purchased this bat for my son this week . we have only used it for one practice but the ball absolutely jumped off the bat. My son is 11 and I prefer the lighter bats for bat speed. This was everything I was looking for. looking forward to game time. shipping was awsome

Cons: To early....

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Only lasted 4 games. Jason Vanderstelt Coach

Pros: Good pop.

Cons: Bought this for allstars and districts. Was great 4 games of allstars and broke the first game of districts. Another coach bought this bat for his son and broke 2 this season.

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Poorly made bat! DO NOT BUY Howie Mathews Parent

Pros: Good weight balance,

Cons: Vibration, Comes apart after only a months use

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Durability Issues! Tracey Mathews Parent

Pros: Great balance, Our 11 yr. old really liked the bat till it came apart

Cons: Durability! Our original broke. DeMarini warrantied the bat. The warranty replacement broke the exact same way. There is obviously a serious design/durability flaw. All of this happened in the span of 3 months. Didn't even get a full season out of two of these bats.

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Good Bat so Far Bryan Parent

Pros: Great feel on hands no vibration, smooth balance for my 8 yrold

Cons: Good pop but like all USA bats not great

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Pros: Good price

Cons: After using it for 2 days breaking it in, the bat broke in 2 pieces. Now need to contact the DeMarini company to get the warranty on it.

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Great bat used for kid pitch Jai Coach

Pros: Light with a solid feel. My son is very happy with the overall function. Looks great too.

Cons: A little bit of vibration

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Questions and Answers (22)

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My son is 49 inches and weighs 50 lbs. He has been using a Rawlings RX4. I would like to upgrade his bat. What bat would you recommend and what size? Thank you!
AmyBolch23
Given your player's specifications, I would recommend the 27" model of this DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML.
Tyler
How does this bat perform is colder weather? Any concern for the comp. handle?
Natedog
Although we cannot say for sure how the DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML may hold up in colder weather there should be no issues with regards to the composite handle.
Cameron
My son is 9 years old 90 lbs. What length would you recommend? Even though he's big for his age, he had trouble swinging his Louisville Slugger Omaha.
EC
The average 9 year old usually swings a 29" bat. If your player is a little bigger than his friends, you could go up to a 30" DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML.
Logan
My 6yo son is 51” and he weighs about 60lbs. He currently uses a 28”/16oz bat, but he constantly hits balls to the right side of the field as a R hand hitter. Should we be looking at a shorter bat for him?
Jim
Based on his specifications, you could look into a 27" model of this DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML and it would be a more controllable size for him.
Tyler
My son is a good contact hitter with power, is this a good bat for him or would you suggest other? Also he is 5'4" tall and 160 lbs at 11 yrs old, which size bat should I get him?
Cliff
We would probably recommend a heavier bat if your son is that height and weight at that age. You will most likely want to look for either a -10 drop bat or a -8. Something like the 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 -10 USA or the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA would be good choices.
Kyle J.
My son will be 11 in one month. He is 4' 8" and 75 lbs. He has a long swing which causes him to be late on faster pitchers. To speed up his swing I'm looking at the 29/17 -12 Sabotage. What do you think?
Big Steve
The DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML is a very light swinging model, and one of the lightest in all of the USA models. I think this would be a great choice for your player.
Tyler
What is the actual weight of the 27/15? Not advertised weight but actual weight.
Mike in Macon
The DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML will come in roughly 1.9 ounces heavier than the listed weight.
Cameron
My son is 10 and is maybe 48" and 68lbs. He is a very good contact hitter. He has used the Solo 618 and Ghost Hyperlite. Both are 28". Would this DeMarini be a good choice even though it will be a 2 3/8 barrel?
Jon
Sadly, we only have one review at the time of your question. However, I think this DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat (WTDXUML) will be a solid bat, especially if you are wanting a lighter swinging USA bat. I don't think the 2 3/8" diameter will inhibit your player's performance.
Ben
Does this bat require a "break-in". No, right? Because only the handle is composite but the barrel itself is alloy.
Frank
The DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML will not require a break-in. As you mentioned, this bat has a hybrid design with the alloy barrel and composite handle; any bat that features an alloy barrel will be ready to go from swing #1.
Cameron
What other lightweight bats do you recommend at 27 inches? My first impression is that this bat feels a lot heavier than advertised.
frank
The vast majority of the bats unfortunately will not come in under the listed weight and that is no different for this DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML; on average, 1.9 ounces heavier. At this time there is not much on the market within the -12 length to weight ratio so it may be worth considering a -11 model of bat.
Cameron
Does this product have a 30 day money back or swap guarantee like the Rawlings Quatro that is on the site?
Jeremy
The DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML will not have a 30 day trial as the Rawlings Quatro does.
Max
My son is 11 and will be 12 this spring. He is 5’2 95 lbs. He had trouble last year swinging the solo with the end loaded feel so we went with the uprising. We are looking to add pop to his swing. Would you recommend this bat, the select, or zen?
Troy
I would not recommend the DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML for any 12 year old player as the drop weight is going to be too light and durability and performance will likely take a hit as a result. Instead, I would suggest you at least check out the 2018 DeMarini Voodoo -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUD2 if you were wanting a high quality hybrid model USA bat.
Tyler
My son is 8 1/2 years old, and he is 4' 6" and 70 lbs. Very athletic but not too experienced in baseball so not an aggressive swinger - more of a contact hitter. Looking for an easy swinging bat with low sting as he's complained about the very cheap bat we own (he's right it's terrible). This -12 seems like a good fit to get his confidence up. What size would you recommend? Having trouble deciding between 28/16 or 29/17. Any other low sting / easy swing models in this price range?
Jim
This DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA (WTDXUML) would be a good option if you are looking to reduce the vibration on mishits due to the two-piece design. As for size, we would probably suggest a 29" for his height and weight, though personal preference certainly plays a part in that as well. This is the only bat we have available in a two-piece design for a -12 size.
Kyle J.
My son is 51 inches and 60lbs. Would you recommend the 28inch or 27inch?
Brian
With your son's specifications, we would recommend purchasing the 28" DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML.
Dani
Is this bat 2 5/8"?
Frank
No, the DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML has a 2 3/8" barrel diameter.
Tyler
Am I allowed to use the USA bat where we are required to have the BPF 1.115 stamp?
Jason
You will be allowed to use a USA stamped bat such as the DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML, but you will be at a disadvantage because the USA models will have less performance than USSSA certified bats with a BPF of 1.15.
Max
My son is very small and in machine pitch. This looks like the lightest bat I can find for him. I noticed in the reviews, someone said this 27"/15 oz actually weighs 18 oz. Is this true for all of these bats, or was that an anomoly? If it does really weigh 18 oz., can you recommend a 27"/15 oz bat that actually weighs close to 15 oz.?
Forrest
It is certainly an anomaly that it would weigh 18 oz, however every bat on the market will most likely weigh slightly more than the listed amount. Generally this is only 1-1.5 oz max. This is because the paint, glue for the end cap and adhesive for the bat grip is not taken into account for the final weight of the bat. This is probably the best option for a light bat for USA play.
Kyle
Thank you for answering my previous question. It was very helpful. I have one more. Is this the best possible 15 oz USA bat for machine pitch regardless of price? Several of his teammates have the Rawlings Quatro Pro -12 ($349). I love the pop in that bat, but the lightest it comes is 17 oz. My son is only 43 lbs & 43 inches. So that is too heavy.
Forrest
Unfortunately there are not many options when considering the smaller sizes, namely those in the -12 length-to-weight ratio category. With that being said, the DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML would be a great option to consider for a player needing a lighter swinging bat.
Cameron
Yes I noticed that one customer said the only con was he bought a 27 15 and when he received it the bat weighed in at 18 oz is this a common problem. My 6 yr old is swinging 16oz Rawlings I want to go to a 15 oz though he is 40 lbs . Just looking for a usa 15 oz bat for him
Garry
Unfortunately, this is an industry standard across all brands and certifications. The true weight of a bat will come in .5 - 2 ounces higher than listed. The DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML comes in about 1.3 ounces heavy.
Daveron
I am looking for a new bat I was thinking a 28 inch. My son is 7 and is only 48 inches about 50 pounds, but is using a 27 inch bat and it seems a little short. I am just wondering if I should go with the Voodoo or the Sabotage?
Bill
I think choosing a lighter options like the DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML would be a better choice since he is smaller. The -10 Voodoo may be too heavy.
Tori
I read a review that stated the 27" bat weights 28 oz, not 25. Is that accurate?
Ryan
Yes, that is correct. The DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML comes in heavier than the listed weight.
Cameron
Is this considered a big barrel bat? My grandson is 4'4", weighs 61#, looking for a birthday gift, but need to confirm so it's legal in his league that not a big barrel.
Daryl Perrine
No, the DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML is a 2 3/8'' barrel which is not considered a big barrel (2 3/4'').
Tori
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About the Brand

In 1992, DeMarini Sports had something to celebrate. The three-year-old company had climbed a rung on the proverbial ladder of success, moving its world headquarters from a dirt-floored barn to a slightly larger metal shack. "It was a big move for us," recalled Ray DeMarini from the batting cage of DeMarini Sport’s present-day Bat Industrial Complex. "The new shop was larger, more storm resistant, and -best of all- it had a heater."

In the early days, DeMarini Sports hardly made a blip on the radar screen of softball. With no retailers and virtually no advertising budget, DeMarini grew steadily by selling high-performance bats directly to customers. While established companies made "juiced" bats for the pros and ordinary bats for the public, DeMarini focused on making one line of high-performance bats for pros and amateurs alike. This approach, combined with a passion for the sport, led to the greatest innovation in softball history - the world’s first multi-wall bat: the DeMarini Doublewall.

Released in 1993, the DeMarini Doublewall was the world’s first multi-wall bat. Like a modern golf driver or oversized tennis racket, the Doublewall had a giant "sweetspot," which allowed average players to hit like pros. DeMarini’s sales exploded, and before long opposing bat manufacturers to notice. DeMarini - a homegrown company led by a softball fanatic - had shaken the establishment silly.

To understand the rise of the DeMarini Dynasty, you need to know Ray DeMarini. A cult hero among avid players, Ray DeMarini emerged on the professional softball scene at the age of 40, a veritable geriatric among younger players. With a scientific approach to training, a batting speed of 96 miles-per-hour and a bombastic attitude, DeMarini fast earned a reputation as a savage competitor.

In June of 1987, ESPN launched a nationwide search for a hardcore player to advise on a series of instructional softball videos. When approached by producer Erich Lytle, the biggest boys in softball repeatedly spoke of a five-foot-seven softball giant—Ray DeMarini. DeMarini had mastered reflex hitting, a technique that drops the ball squarely between the infield and outfield. Impressed with DeMarini's knowledge and scientific approach to training, Lytle not only hired Ray as an advisor—he hired him as the host. Together, they produced Ray DeMarini's Reflex Hitting System, ESPN's most successful home video to date.

Having garnered national recognition through ESPN, Ray turned his efforts toward designing a high-performance bat for the masses. To accomplish this, he needed an engineer. "Not just an engineer," he said, "but a boot-strapping rocket scientist who could build an empire with pocket change." Ray's call was answered by Mike Eggiman. Having grown up on a farm, Eggiman was adept at making the most of a situation. Case in point: the company's first piece of automated bat-making equipment had the heart of an abandoned washing machine.

With Eggiman as Chief Engineer, DeMarini Sports delivered a series of industry firsts: the first multi-wall bat (Doublewall Distance), the first high-performance bat for massive players (Fatboy) and the first high-performance youth bat (Black Coyote).

In 2000, DeMarini joined forces with Wilson Sporting Goods to develop the next generation of hitting technology. Ray believed it was a perfect fit, as both companies shared a vision of developing game-enhancing equipment for avid players. What’s more, the companies had complimentary products: Wilson was the leader in gloves, balls and protective gear, while DeMarini made the world’s finest bats. According to Chris Considine, Vice President/General Manager of Wilson Sporting Goods: "The thing that struck me most about DeMarini was their passion for sports and their true competitiveness.

Within a year, DeMarini unveiled the industry’s first concept bat, the $35,000 F1. Secured under lock and key at the DeMarini Bat Industrial Complex in Hillsboro, Oregon, the F1 served as a technological storehouse for future products, including DeMarini’s landmark Half & Half system.

In December 2001, 12 years after the genesis of DeMarini Sports, Ray DeMarini died of cancer in his Northwest Portland home. He was 55. The next summer, the Portland Metro Softball Association paid homage to the “King of Softball” with the dedication of Ray DeMarini Field. Formerly known as Delta #1, the field was DeMarini’s favorite place to test bats during the early days of business. Ray DeMarini—bat maker and player extraordinaire—was remembered for his high-performance softball bats and unwavering encouragement of everyday players. Today, a 40-foot sign announcing RAY DEMARINI FIELD graces the outfield, and an interpretive display chronicling Ray’s life greets players as they register for games.

More "Insane Dedication to Performance" is in store for tomorrow.

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Bat Properties

DeMarini Sabotage -12 USA Baseball Bat: WTDXUML
Approved For USA Bat
Barrel Diameter 2 3/8"
Baseball Bats Youth Youth Big Barrel
Bat Construction Two-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Grey Black
Deals Closeout Bats Bundle and Save Used
Length to Weight Ratio -12
Material Half and Half
Price $0 - $99.99
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor DeMarini

Features

  • Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony

  • Free Shipping!

  • -10 Length To Weight Ratio

  • New Advanced Microform Barrel For Max Barrel Size & Peak Performance

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Balanced Swing Weight For Speed & Power

  • Colorway: Gray / Red / Blue

  • New LS Pro Comfort Grip

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • New USA Baseball (USA Bat) Certified Stamp

  • Two-Piece, Composite Baseball Bat With Advanced Construction

  • New RTX End Cap Creates A Longer Barrel Shape With Improved Durability

  • Patented VCX Technology Allows Independent Movement Between Barrel & Handle

  • Patented VCX Technology Creates A Unique Feel For Each Player Type

Description

Step up to the plate confidently with this Louisville Slugger Prime 919 USA baseball bat. Its 3-piece design features a proprietary MicroForm barrel that delivers a satisfying pop on each hit. Patented VCX technology minimizes vibration to take the sting out of the swing, and it also allows independent movement between the handle and barrel, resulting in a natural feel. A stiff, traditional grip gives you immediate feedback during every at-bat. Improve hit efficiency with the RTX end cap that increases barrel length and also gives you a full sound that reverberates across the field. The new LS Pro Comfort grip provides tack and cushion for a comfortable grip that increases awareness for swing correction during batting practice. Louisville Slugger: Others Make Bats, We Make History.

This Louisville Slugger Prime 919 USA baseball bat (WTLUBP919B10) has a drop 10 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter and the USA bat stamp. Give any AABC, Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth or Pony opponent something to chase with every solid hit using this latest addition to the Prime series. This baseball bat comes hot out of the package, ships for free, and has a full 12-month manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to hit!

Reviews (13)

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POUGHKEEPSIE Wayne Parent

Pros: More balanced, better controlled in the hitting zone. No loud noises off contact.

Cons: Still have vibrations on off end hitting.

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Broken after ONE day Aaron Parent

Pros: Goop pop, no vibration, balanced feel.

Cons: Broken after ONE day! Sent into LS via FedEx. They accepted the warranty claim and said they were shipping out replacement ASAP. 2 WEEKS later and still no bat! Multiple emails and calls. Nothing.

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Great Bat Kevin Parent

Pros: Pop

Cons: None

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It’s a great bat John Player

Pros: It has ton of pop and no vibration.

Cons: Their are no cons.

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Best USA bat Don Coach

Pros: My son tried just about every USA bat on market. We noticed a distance improvement of 30 feet gained compared to other bats. In fact this bat was so hot ournwhole League ended up buying this bat. At least 30 feet further then any other USA bat.

Cons: I little heavy for a smaller player

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Should Have Bought Sooner Jonathan Evans Parent

Pros: Hot out of the wrapper. Satisfying sound, even on miss hits, foul tips wont be missed. Good weight distribution. My 8yo son was crushing line drives on all pitches, high, low, inside and out. At one point he hit 10 in a row. Never done that before. Comfortable grip and absolutely no vibration complaints in the first hundred or so hits.

Cons: I waited too long to buy it.

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Great Bat...worth the $ Matt LaBrecque Coach

Pros: This is a great and well balanced bat. My 11 year old loves it--- has helped him hitting and more important his confidence!

Cons: None known yet

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Why this is not the best bat Dean Player

Pros: No vibration

Cons: No pop at all

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Prime 919 Ayden Player

Pros: Has pretty good pop

Cons: The durability is ok but I think it is a good buy

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Great bat Jonathan Coach

Pros: Lots of pop and great balanced

Cons: It takes some time to break it in.

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pretty solid bat ayden Player

Pros: great bat over all!!!!

Cons: no cracks but lots of marks witch isn't a bad thing

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Good bat Lucas Player

Pros: Easy to swing light weight ,easy to get through the zone

Cons: Bat is not good

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One of the best USA bats Derrick Coach

Pros: My 11 year old has gone through a series of bats. The one that he liked the best prior to this bat was the Demarini Voodoo. The Prime definitely hits about 20 feet further on his home run balls and has a much larger sweet spot giving less mishits and just misses of barreling up. A little worried about an all composite bat in the Northwest cold, but so far in around 50 degree weather and about 1000 cuts outside still not a blemish.

Cons: Still not like the USSSA bats in pop. However, this bat is a split the difference in distance between his USA Voodoo and his USSSA bat,

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Questions and Answers (12)

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What is the difference between the Prime and the Select?
Clay
The Louisville Slugger Prime -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBP919B10 will be a three piece all composite bat, while the Louisville Slugger Select 719 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B10 will be a three piece hybrid bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel.
Max
What is replacing last years 718? This bat or the 719? Did they have a bat like this last year?
pete
Louisville Slugger will be releasing the Louisville Slugger Select 719 -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS719B10) on 10/1. This will be the model that replaced the previous 2018 Select 718 -10 USA Baseball model. This was the first year that Louisville Slugger produced a two-piece full composite design for USA Baseball.
John
Would this bat be eligible for USSSA league as well? The new bat rules of proper stamping of a 1.15 BPF or USSSA?
Steve
The Louisville Slugger Prime 919 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBP919B10 would be allowed in USSSA play. However, this bat's performance will meet a different standard than USSSA certified bats. We anticipate the USSSA version of this bat to be released the first of October by Louisville Slugger.
Daveron
How much heavier is the actual vs advertised weight on average for this bat, specifically for a 29"/19 oz?
Brian W
Unfortunately I'm not really able to provide an average as we haven't gone and weighed hundreds of models for each USA bat out there. Most USA bats weight about .5-1.5 oz heavier than the listed weight. I did weigh a 30"/20 oz model that we have here in our customer service center, and it weighed in at 21.2 oz, or +1.2 oz heavier than listed.
Kyle J.
How does the Louisville 919 Prime USA compare to the DeMarini CF Zen USA in terms of pop?
Ryan
At this time there is nothing concrete that would show significant performance comparisons between the Louisville Slugger Prime 919 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBP919B10 versus the DeMarini CF Zen USA model. Based on the design of all USA bats, with regards to barrel thickness and performance restrictions, we would venture to say that the "pop" of these two bats would be very similar.
Cameron
You have this bat in a USSSA?
Rob
The Louisville Slugger Prime 919 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBP919B10 counterpart in a USSSA model is the Louisville Slugger Prime 919 -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: WTLSLP919X10.
Cameron
Is the 919 Prime end loaded?
Cj
The Louisville Slugger Prime 919 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBP919B10 features a balanced swing weight. At this time LS is not making a USA -10 model with an end loaded design.
Cameron
My son is 8.5 years old, weighs 55 lbs, is 4'5". I am curious of the three Prime 919 models (-10 USSSA, -10 USA, and -12 USSSA) what would be the best bat for him and recommended size? Is there much of a difference in pop between the USSSA Model and the USA model?
Jim
The correct bat will depend on if his league requires a USA or USSSA stmap. The Louisville Slugger Prime 919 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBP919B10 would be required by Little League and some others. If he can use a USSSA, I would recommend going with one of those since it will have a better performance. For his age, I would recommend going with the -10 USSSA.
Tori
What bat drop should I use? I’m 155 lbs and 5 foot three.
Ben
If you are seeking the Louisville Slugger Prime 919 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBP919B10, per your height and weight we would recommend a 32 inch.
Cameron
What is the return policy for this item?
Angie Arana
As long as the bat is unused and in the wrapping, we have a 365 day return policy on this item. Once the item has been used however, is it not eligible for a refund or exchange return.
Kyle
Is this a balanced bat or end loaded? My son will be playing 11U League ball this spring and he needs a light swing weight balanced bat. He is 4'2" and weight 65 pounds
Grant
The Louisville Slugger Prime 919 -10 USA is considered a balanced bat.
Kyle
Trying to decide between the Prime 919, Select 719 or the Ghost X Evolution USA in a 29/19. My son is 9 and currently using a 29/18 Solo 618. I’m a bit confused as to whether or not the 718 is a end loaded bat or not. I don’t want it to be too heavy for him. What’s the difference in barrel size between these 3. I know they’re all 2 5/8 but looking for overall barrel size? I know it’s a tough question but which bat would you recommend of these 3? He is 4’6 and 75 pounds. Thanks
Jay
All of these bats in the -10 size will be a balanced design and feel. In my opinion the Prime and Evolution will feel slightly more balanced however than the Select, but the select has an alloy barrel which is generally a bit more durable than the composite barrels of the Prime and Evolution. However, composite barrels generally allow the manufacturer to create a slightly larger sweet spot, so the Prime and Evolution have a slight edge there. The customer reviews are good on all 3 models, so I don't really think you can go wrong with any of the choices. I would lean towards the Select myself just due to the durability of alloy barrels, but if you want a slightly larger sweet spot, the Ghost or Prime would be the way to go.
Kyle
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About the Brand

In 1842, J. Frederick Hillerich emigrated with his family from Baden-Baden, Germany to the United States. Eight years before, the 1834 Book of Sports had made its debut as the nation's first publication covering baseball. But when he arrived in Baltimore, J. Frederick Hillerich would never have dreamed of the future impact his family would have on America's favorite pastime.

After a short while, the Hillerichs moved to Louisville, where J. Fred started a woodworking shop in 1856. Two of his sons, Adam and John Andrew "Bud" were born in the United States and would later join their father in his business. By 1864 "J.F. Hillerich, Job Turning" was in operation and filled orders for businesses by custom-turning everything from balusters to bedposts.

The firm thrived, and by 1875 the little woodworking shop employed about 20 people. In 1880 Bud Hillerich, who was an amateur baseball player, became an apprentice in his father's shop. Young Bud made his own baseball bats along with bats for several of his teammates.

The debate over the origins of the first bat continues to generate controversy among baseball enthusiasts, but the younger Hillerich was most certainly involved in getting his father's business involved with what would become the company's signature item. According to company legend, the first bat was turned by Bud for Pete "The Old Gladiator" Browning in 1884. Browning was a star on Louisville's professional American Association team - the Eclipse. On a spring afternoon Bud, then seventeen, witnessed Browning break his favorite bat. Bud offered to make a bat for his hero, and Browning accepted. After the young wood shop apprentice lathed a quality stick from white ash, according to the story, Browning got three hits with it in the next game.

Louisville Slugger gloves are worn by more pitchers in Major League Baseball than any other glove.

Bat Properties

Louisville Slugger Prime 919 -10 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBP919B10
Approved For USA Bat
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats Youth Youth Big Barrel
Bat Construction Two-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Grey
Deals Personalization Eligible Closeout Bats Bundle and Save Deal Of The Day
Length to Weight Ratio -10
Material Composite
Price $0 - $99.99
Series Prime
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Louisville Slugger
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