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Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB
Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB
Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB
Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB
Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB
Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB
Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB
Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB MLB225YB Louisville Slugger - Leave Your Mark
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Features

  • Approximate -4 to -5 Length to Weight Ratio

  • Free Shipping!

  • Team Discounts Available

  • 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Northern White Ash Wood

  • Natural Flame Tempered Finish

  • Great for Practice or Games

Description

Priced to fit even the tightest of budgets, this Louisville Slugger ash wood youth bat combines a classic look and and quality wood at an incredible value! The MLB225YB is made from Northern White Ash which popular for its lightweight feel and flexibility. This flexibility isn't found in most wood, and therefore gives ash bats a larger, more forgiving sweet spot. This bat features a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter that makes it legal for use in just about any youth league. The MLB225YB has a natural flame tempered finish that gives it a classic, yet trendy look. This bat is great for practice or games. Many players prefer to use an inexpensive bat like this for batting practice in order to save their more expensive metal bat for game play only. Practicing with a wood bat has proven to be very beneficial to young players' mechanics as well. Team discounts are available for this product when ordering multiple bats. The MLB225YB is approved for play in all major youth leagues. Louisville Slugger: The Official Bat of Major League Baseball. Free Shipping!

Reviews (27)

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Yankees Fan

Pros: What are the weights for this bat?

Cons: Awesome Bat, No Cons

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CHOD

Pros: i used this bat today with my friend and right when i hit it on the sweetspot i whacked a homerun it was sick

Cons: It stingssssss

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Peelzy

Pros: If you tape this bat it lasts a little longer. It is a great bat for you to practice your swing. It lasted me three months which is great considering i used it everyday.

Cons: breaks easily in the cages like today it broke...

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AJAX

Pros: Good size and weight for kids.

Cons: It broke on FIRST DAY!!! I took about 50 hits practicing and it broke.

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jaw

Pros: the ball jumps more off this bat than all the others FAST SHIPPING

Cons: STINGS really bad when you dont catch it solid

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jizzy

Pros: bough 4, each weigted defrent .Great bat and really fast shipping

Cons: none great bat

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mikey the best baseball player

Pros: Today my teammates used is and said it was good now they are buying it! Good wood bat for practicing

Cons: none

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The glove

Pros: When you hit with this bat on sweet spot the ball will go quite a distance into the outfield. Great amount of pop.

Cons: Ridiculously end weighted, if you buy 30 inch it feels like two pounds.

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Coach J

Pros: This is a (-8) bat - I had it professionally weighed. It's an excellent bat for game and BP (off real baseballs). It's weight is mostly in the meat of the barrel, so it might lag or angle down through the hitting zone for the younger players.

Cons: None - wish they made a black version.

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sblackzz9

Pros: The weight is great for a young player. My 9 yr old son swinging it in the off-season to build strength. Nice pop and distance. The price makes this bat an awesome value.

Cons: None

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duffy

Pros: Big sweet spot, "miracle" pop to weight ratio (not weight to length), makes your swing faster. If you are trying out for a team or just want to look good when playing THIS IS THE BAT!

Cons: You have to adjust your swing because this bat is so light, barrel feels a little thin and you need to get a grip (ex: tennis racket grip) because it does sting. One last thing, this bats weight is not consistent so one out of every 5 buyers will get one that feels heavy so it's a little bit of a lottery

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Joeyo125

Pros: I got this bat a month before little league started so I could work on my upper body strength and bat speed. This is the third I've had I had a couple of them when I was younger and now I've gotten another and it's great. It's also pretty cheap so you don't buy a $60 bat and then just snap it.

Cons: Breaks pretty easily.

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big papi

Pros: awsome bat youll hit it every time if you get use to it

Cons: if your just starting its heavy and breaks easy DONT use in FAST pitch baseball it stings realy bad

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UPC

Pros: Very nice pop I love that bat

Cons: Not any

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Velma Spears

Pros: I purchased the bat for Christmas but have not opened so I can wrap as is. I have ordered this bat a couple times before, and it's always great.

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TexasRangers2012WC

Pros: Really cool bat.

Cons: None.

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Gianni11

Pros: This bat is the best, I mean the price is so good what you get for! And it has a good sweet spot and great pop

Cons: This is better than my marucci youth bat and rawlings bat too

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Dan

Pros: Great swing weight for a 12 year old boy. Full tip (not hollowed)gives great power for stronger kids.

Cons: No cons.

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JV

Pros: Great bat for the price. Start your kids young with a wood bat prior to using a metal bat. It will help all around with his or her swing.

Cons: none

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Surprisingly good for the cost Vinny player

Pros: good pop and feel

Cons: handle needs tape, a little slippery but that comes with most wood bats

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didnt last long little league mom parent

Pros: Brought this as an exact replacement on one my son enjoyed using but had shattered. They said the bat would arrive btwn Thurs & Fri...arrived Thurs. Early is always good! Great pop, gets great hits Unfortunately the bat shattered in the 1st game...not their fault, its always a risk with wood bats did get a double and a triple off of it but 3rd at bat it shattered on an inside pitch. I called customer service and they were very pleasant and professional. As a courtesy they credited me $10 bcz the bat had gone on sale after I purchased it, and have given me a 10% discount towards a future purchase. I will definitely be using them again!!

Cons: Wood is alwsys risky!

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Perfect, Tyler player

Pros: I love everything about it.

Cons: I have none.

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Breaks Easy Luke Dastic player

Pros: has good pop, doesnt hurt ur hands and feels really good off the sweetspot

Cons: broke the first pitch in a game when i havent ever used it in a game

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OK bat ??????? player

Pros: great bat for soft toss in cage

Cons: it breaks easily. it broke on my third game. only 10.

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ASH BAT Louisville Slugger Andrew DeSanti Sr parent

Pros: It was cheap

Cons: My son is 12 and 4' 10" and 60 pounds. He broke this bat in batting practice doing light hitting. It never made it to a game! He only hit a dozen balls with it.

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Tobacco juice RichieB Other

Pros: My dad was a professional baseball player in the 1920s and 30s. When he bought me this bat, he rubbed tobacco juice on it with a cloth until it was a deep amber color. He said it made the bat last longer. I used that bat for several years and do not remember ever breaking it. It was pretty neat having a personalized slugger. He also made shallow grooves up and down the handle with a folded bottle cap to improve the grip.

Cons: Are you kidding?

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Great Bat Dingers R Us Player

Pros: Fun to use it has a lot of pop I used it in a few games I had 1 home run and 2 doubles with it.

Cons: A little heavy

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Questions and Answers (31)

Have a question about the Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

My son just purchased athe 225YB Louisville Slugger wooden bat that says powerized next to the emblem It is the 30 inch bat. He really would like to know whose autograph is on the bat. It is not a very clear autograph He It says GRAND SLAM then the autograph and then the words YOUTH BASEBALL He would really like to know if possible what people signed this particular bat. We appreciate your help with this.
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There are various player signatures on all the Louisville Slugger 225YB youth bats. The most common are Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Evan Longoria, Dustin Pedroia and Manny Ramirez. Manny Ramirez and Alex Rodriguez's signatures are clear as day and easily identifiable. Derek Jeter's may be a little sloppy with several big loops, but you should be able to recognize the cursive "D" and "J" in his name. Dustin Pedroia's is not very legible, but it has a large "D" followed by what looks like a lowercase "t" then a uppercase "P". Evan Longoria's has an obvious "E" at the beginning and a "#3" engraved under the signature. I hope this helps.
Mark
I have heard from teamates who have this bat that when they bought it at the store all the bats weights felt different. Is there a way i can buy it here and know the exact weight of the bat i am buying?
duffy
No two bats are exactly the same due to the moisture and density of the wood. The weights are approximately a -4 length to weight ratio. Meaning they can vary an ounce either way. For instance,a 29 inch bat, could be as light as 24 ounces or as heavy 26 ounces. The bats aren't marked with the exact weights.
Linda
I have a 13 yr old. He is 5' 3" tall. this yr he is on 90' bases. He swings a 32" 20 ounce metal bat. What size and weight wood bat would you suggest.
Steve
It is really a personal preference, I would look at a -5 or a -6 sized wood bat
John
Is this bat little league approved and what is the BPF on this bat?
Big P
Yes. You can use this wood bat in Little League. Wood bats are not required to be tested for BPF. BPF1.15 places an upper limit on a bat's springiness ("trampoline effect") as compared to that of a rigid wall, which equals BPF 1.00. Wood bats are virtually inelastic, with values of slightly more than 1.00.
Tyler
How heavy is the bat if I get a 30in?
brown
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB has an approximate -4 length to weight ratio, so a 30" would be about 26 oz.
Tom
How come one comment said he had the bat professionally weighted and that this bat was actually a -8?
IDK
The weight of all wood bats is an approximation, as different types of wood can be used in each bat.
Kara
Isn't there a big difference between -8 and -4?
IDK
There will be a noticeable difference between the -8 and -4. The -4 is 4 oz. heavier than the -8.
Nick K.
What is the weight of the 31"?
Lol
The Louisville MLB225YB Youth bat has an approximate -4 length to weight ratio. This means a 31" model will weigh approximately 27 ounces.
Tyler
How many ounces is this bat?
Mom
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB Youth is an Approximate -4 Length to Weight Ratio.
Zach
How much does a 27" weigh?
alonso
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB has an approximate -4 length to weight ratio, so the 27" would be about 23oz.
Tom
I am looking for a Derek Jeter youth wood bat in a 28". Do you have it?
Maya
Unfortunately we only have the Louisville Slugger Derek Jeter Ash bat available in adult sizes.
Noah
Is the Louisville MLB225YB approved for Little League baseball?
Patrick
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB Youth is approved for Little League.
Kara
I have heard that the majority of the wood for Louisville Slugger bats comes from Pennsylvania. Is this true?
Ted
Yes, Louisville does get most of their wood for their wood bats from Pennsylvania and other northeastern states.
Robert
The description of the Louisville Slugger ash bat says it is approximately -3 to -4 while the Rawlings ash bat says it is -7 to -8. What is the reason for the large weight difference in the two bats of the same price of $29.99?
Dave
Not all wood bats are the same and different cuts of wood can vary greatly in consistency. The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB Youth bat does have a longer taper and thicker handle, which both attribute to a heavier weighted bat than the Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: 242J Youth bat.
Tyler
My son loves the 225 Louisville slugger 28"bat, but some are heavier than others. I understand it's supposed to be that way. But it makes buying online very difficult. Can you send the lightest ones you have, or is it luck of the draw?
Crash
Due to the amount of inventory, we are unable to search for the lightest Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB Youth bats.
Kara
The signature on this bat is not legible, can you help?
mark hammer
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB Youth is signed by Alex Rodriguez. There are also some models that are signed by Manny Ramirez.
Kara
If I buy the bat, can I have my grandson's name and number with "2013" engraved on it?
Kevin
Unfortunately, we are unable to personalize any products at our facility. To get a personalized Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth bat, check out: http://www.sluggergifts.com/
Mac
How can I avoid cracking my brand new bat?
Ozzysmith#1
Wood bats, like the Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB Youth, have a higher chance of breaking than composite or alloy models. To help prolong the life of your wood bat, we recommend that you limit the bat to individual use, do not use it in temperatures below 60°F (16°C), make contact with the ball with the label facing straight up or down, and do not store the bat in extremely hot or cold temperature areas.
Mac
Why is this bat not legal for Little League?
909grandfather
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat (MLB225YB) is legal in Little League.
Kara
How much would a 30" bat weigh?
allstar all the time
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat (MLB225YB Youth) will feature an approximate drop of -4 to -5. That means in a 30" length it could weigh 25 oz. to 26 oz.
Brandon
Do you monogram bats?
gp507
At this time we do not offer any additional services except selling products online. Therefore, we would not be able to monogram the Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: (MLB225YB).
Merritt
How much does it weigh?
ihitbombs
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat (MLB225YB) has an approximate -4 to -5 drop weight.
John
Do you deliver to Australia?
Deathadda
No, we are sorry to say we can only ship the Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat (MLB225YB) inside the United States.
Brandon
I want to buy my 8 year old a wood bat. How do you know what the weight is?
bee
Being a natural material, wood bats typically don't have a weight listed since there will be a difference in density from bat to bat. The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat (MLB225YB) has an approximate drop of -4 to -5. To find the approximate weight of the bat subtract the drop from the length and it will give you an estimate of what the bat might weigh.
Jake
Can you personalize, (carve), a name onto it?
Jimmy
Unfortunately we do not do any customization on the Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat (MLB225YB). I would suggest contacting the manufacturer and seeing if they do customization.
Liz
Can you engrave or burn a name on this bat?
tom
Unfortunately, we do not offer any engraving on any of the bats that we sell, including the Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat (MLB225YB). Louisville Slugger does offer that option directly at their site though. Here is a link to their Custom Bat page: http://goo.gl/YhwjLH
Tessa
What are the weights of the bats?
13upcec
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat (MLB225YB) will be approximately 4-5 oz. less than the listed length. For example a 30" model would weight between 25-26 oz.
Joe
What is the ideal bat weight and length for a three year old right handed batter?
Farhod Azarbaydjani
It is hard to say what a three year old maybe able to use. The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB would more than likely be too big. For reference, we would recommend using our bat coach feature: http://www.batwarehouse.com/bat-coach/
Cameron
Can you get this bat painted in the Chicago Cubs Colors with the Cub emblem? Also do you write the name on the bat like Tanner Leonard on the bat head? What would be the total cost be?
Richard
Unfortunately we do not offer either of those services at the time of the question. We are sorry about that!
Carter
Hi, I'm a thirteen yr old that's 5'11 and weighs about 150. I was wondering what size and weight wood bat should I use. I am also playing 14u travel ball this year so I have to use a drop 3.
JD
Based on your height and weight we would recommend using a 32" bat. Most wood bats are not going to be a specific weight. This one, the Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat (MLB225YB), is going to be a youth bat so it will have an Approximate -4 to -5 Length to Weight Ratio. Most adult bats are going to have an approximate -2 to -3. I would probably recommend that you get an adult bat so you do not have to buy two bats.
Carter
Who's screen-printed signature is on the bat?
DEMPSEY
In the picture on the bat page, this Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat (MLB225YB) appears to bear Evan Longoria's screen-printed signature. However, the signature that could come on a bat that is delivered to a customer may vary. No specific signature could be guaranteed.
Ben
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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.

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Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB
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