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  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for H.S. and Collegiate Play

  • Free Shipping!

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • LS-2X Composite Handle

  • AC21 Scandium Alloy Barrel

  • Two-Piece Hybrid Design

  • Lower M.O.I. Means Faster Swing Speeds

  • Balanced Swing Weight

In the past, the H2 was Louisville Slugger's flagship composite/alloy hybrid design. This season, Louisville Slugger ups the ante with a new bat, new materials and performance that will leave you astonished! Building off the success of EXOGRID, Vertex Technology is the next step in optimizing the composite/alloy hybrid design. The Vertex design utilizes Louisville Slugger's LS-2X Composite which uses thinner high-strength and lightweight graphite fibers to create the optimal feeling handle. These thinner fibers allow for more layers, giving the Vertex added stiffness and durability. The handle of the Vertex is actually stiffer than the EXOGRID which allows more barrel flex, resulting in maximum trampoline effect and, ultimately, greater performance! The lightweight nature of LS-2X Composite also gives the Vertex one of the lightest M.O.I. on the market. The barrel of the Vertex is constructed using AC21 Scandium Alloy. Combined with composite materials, the AC21 Scandium Alloy ensures thinner walls with outstanding durability and unmatched performance. The Vertex has a synthetic cushioned grip on the 7/8 inch tapered handle to give players an unbeatable feeling of confidence when they step up to the plate. Louisville Slugger: Intimidate at the Plate! The TPX Vertex is BBCOR Certified and legal for high school and collegiate play. It is backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!

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BigDaddy

Pros: Great pop, evenly weighted, almost the same feeling as the Cat 5 when the ball leaves the bat.

Cons: Don't like the half color barrel

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oreo

Pros: the ball seems to bounce off the bat and never really had a ground out yet only out was a strike out and a sack fly

Cons: none really

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candyman12

Pros: great bat,well balance,great grip gets a little dirty,11 year old son hitting 210+ home runs.

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mcnasty

Pros: this bat is my favorite one incredible amount of pop ball comes off the bat hot and goes a long way! my advice is quit wasting your time looking for others and choose this one!

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bambam

Pros: love this bat. I had this bat for two months and hit two tripples and a ground rule double. I was never a homerun hitter but the bat helped me. Awsome pop

Cons: none

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BuyThisBat

Pros: Yes! Amazing bat right out the wrapper. I bought this bat thinking i would use it for practice b/c it was so cheap($100). I used it and from the get go the ball flys off the bat. My friend has the 2013 nike fuse and it no where compares and he agrees. Great for power hitters like myself. Feels composite as it also has a "crack" sound. Overall... best bbcor i have ever used.

Cons: Grip gets dirty quick but not that big of a deal. GET IT YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!

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THEMADFAN99

Pros: awesome has so much pop to it! perfect for hiting homers

Cons: no cons

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baseball guy 11

Pros: very nice pop balanced nice sound

Cons: nothing

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beast

Pros: great pop for a bbcor

Cons: topheavy

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Rob

Pros: This bats is amazing. Right out of the wrapper this bat has almost as much pop as a BESR. No lie. It has a nice crack to it when you hit the ball. Even when you hit the ball off the hands as long as you continue your swing the ball will still be hit hard and carry as if you hit it on the barrel.

Cons: The trip gets dirty. Which is to a con. And if you think it is then you are not a baseball player and you are on the wrong site.

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Locko

Pros: solid feel, little to no stinging.

Cons: not as head light as promoted. Not real heavy but I thought from description it would be lighter.

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mike

Pros: beleive it or not i feel that this bat compares to the marucci cat 5!!!This bat has so much pop!Also the ping off the bat easily compares to the marucci cat 5!

Cons: NONE

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b-rock 10

Pros: BEST BAT!!! This bat is so hot. I'm surprised flames don't come out when you hit the ball!!

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mikey24

Pros: None

Cons: The bat is just horrible... No pop and is top heavy...

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Anonymous

Pros: This bat was more than I expected. My son is making the transition to middle school ball where they are expected to use bbcor. I bought this for this upcoming season thinking he would loose some distance on his power long ball. To my surprise the ball is going just as far if not farther with this bat. Sounds like a wood bat when you hit the ball. Very solid bat.

Cons: None.

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bsebllfrlfe

Pros: very good better than i expected most of the players on my team use my bat which is this one

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jett

Pros: great swing wt. good balence great price...great for middle school baseball already hit 2 bombs. hot

Cons: handle gets dirty.

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Villarreal

Pros: Very good pop, sounds like a composite bat...I hit 4-2 first time that I used.

Cons: A little heavy vs same -3 any Demarini.

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jb13

Pros: I used to use a Dynasty SL11D. I was really disappointed in having to switch. I actually hit farther with this one. Last year I played on a 210 ft. field as a 6th grader. This year I play on a 400 ft. fence to center and 320 ft. to left and right. Last night it was my first time outside on the field and I hit it 15 yards from the fence in left field. I am a home run hitter and it looks like I can continue my reputation on almost twice as big of a field! Get it. You will be amazed.

Cons: Nada.

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big e

Pros: The bat has good pop and I am 12 and I got this for school ball and I am hitting the ball farther then most of the team. All of my teammates want to use it.

Cons: The handle gets dirty quick.

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TheBallRipper

Pros: excellent bat super stiff great feel when hit with. the bats makes a clunk noise which is greet better than the annoying ting other bats make. great grip its hard to let go of when trying to put the bat down when you hit the ball.this is the best bat I've had in a while

Cons: non at all very great bat.

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Ciriaco Power 77

Pros: BALANCED!!! Might feel a little bit top heavy, but when u start swinging this compared to other BBCOR bats it is balanced. Highly comparable to the Easton XL series, XL2 to be exact. The XL2 is a hybrid just like the Vertex and the two have wonderful pop, but the major difference is the price. Save some greed, buy the Vertex and have a bat which is better than the XL2 in my opinion (I have swung and hit with it). First big hit with this bat was a 300ft triple. It's a great bat

Cons: NONE

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Homerman

Pros: Good feel, lots of pop AMAZING BAT.

Cons: Could have a better grip.

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Godzilla

Pros: Great weight distribution, nice ping, I am a power hitter and have three other BBcor bats, this is by far my favorite. Two gap triples first game using it. It's gotta be the bat!

Cons: White grip? Really?

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firstusebomber

Pros: Great bat! My very first at bat with it a hit a line shot home run, I have hit a line shot within 10-20ft of the fence most the time! I will never switch from Louisville!

Cons: Grip gets dirty quick, worth it though!

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theboss

Pros: It hits well, but not as well as I thought it would, in my opinion. The weight has a nice and is feel very balanced.

Cons: Sound, but seems to lack pop compared to like a Rawlings or a Demarini.

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Anonymous

Pros: The ball jumps off the bat. Great sweet spot. Good for power hitters.

Cons: none

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Great Bat Swinger player

Pros: Great Price, Great pop---It's about the swing not the bat...don't pay a bunch of $$ for a BBCOR, they are all basically the same that was the whole purpose of the BBCOR rule. I tried them all this is as good as any on the market....don't be fooled by claims one BBCOR is better than another---they are all basically the same as far as pop goes-- the way BBCOR's are balanced is the only difference

Cons: None

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Have a question about the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB12V? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

Which bat has better balance point and longer barrel, this one, the EXOGRID, or Marucci Black?
nic6pkers
Based on customer feedback the Marucci Black will probably be the most balanced, but it has a similar barrel size to the EXOGRID2. Both the EXOGRID2 and the Black have extended barrels with an enlarged sweet spot design. We just recently received the Vertex BBCOR and have not heard any feed back on this bat yet.
Jennifer
Does this bat or the Rawlings 5150 BBCA have better pop?
Mr.Baseball
The Rawlings 5150 and the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex both have alloy barrels. With that being said, they will both have about the same about of pop.
Billy
I've heard that this bat is good. Which has better pop, this or the Easton S2?
baseballer38
Both are two-piece bats with an alloy barrel and will have great pop. The S2 will be a little more balanced than the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex.
KB
I'm a big kid and I have good power but I sometimes have trouble getting around on inside pitches. Would you reccomend this bat, the Vexxum, or the Easton S3?
Tom
All are great options, but the S3 will have the lightest swing weight and may help you with swing speed.
Tyler
What other bbcor bats would u compare this bat to ?
shortstopswag2
The closest comparisons are the Rawlings Machine and Marucci Black. Both have similar construction to the Vertex.
Tyler
I'm 5'8 and 145 pounds and pretty strong. What bat would you recommend for me?
A-train
The suggested size for a ball player your size in the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR: BB12V would be a 32" 29 oz.
Tom
Is this bat end loaded or balanced throughout? If it is end loaded what bats are this cheap and balanced throughout?
Coop
The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR: BB12V is not endloaded. It has a balanced swing weight.
Nick D
Is the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR: BB12V as balanced or near as balanced as the z1000? Is this a stiff bat also good for a power hitter?
chadini
Yes, the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex is going to be very similar to the Z1000, both are very balanced bats. The Vertex is also going to be a stiff bat to help generate more pop off of the bat.
Sean
Why has this bat been marked down so cheap? Not a good bat? What's the different between one piece and two piece bats and why would i chose one over the other? Why are some bats weighted towards the end and others are evenly balanced?
mike
The Vertex BB12V is a closeout model though Louisville, which explains the price. One piece bats are stiffer and are often preferred by stronger hitters with good swing speed. Two piece bats offer more flex and are often preferred by hitters with average to below average strength and swing speed. Endloaded bats are weighted towards the end of the bat to give strong hitters with high swing speeds the best performance possible. Evenly balanced bats are better for your all-around hitter.
Tyler
Would this bat better suit a power hitter or contact hitter? Also, is it balanced or end loaded when it comes to feel?
jhighball
Two-piece bats like the the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR is better suited for a contact hitter. It is a balanced bat.
Kara
I have used TPX in the past and used the H2, but am thinking of getting a new bat. Which bat would be best for me, the TPX Vertex, or the BBCOR Voodoo?
nats0933
The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR replaced the H2. If you are comfortable with the H2, we recommend using the Vertex.
Kara
Will there be a newer model of the Vertex coming out soon?
nats0933
We expect Louisville Slugger to release their new models in the Fall of 2012.
Kara
Would you recommend this bat for a kid who has more power or contact hitting?
derek
The Vertex is actually a great bat for an all-around hitter. It's an excellent choice for power and contact hitters alike.
Tyler
Is this a extremely top heavy bat
Ndawg3057
No, the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR: BB12V is actually a balanced bat and will be less top heavy than the average BBCOR bat.
Nick D
How does the pop and balance of this bat compare to that of the cat five?
Baseball player
Both the TPX Vertex BBCOR and Marucci Cat 5 BBCOR are comparable in balance and pop.
Damon
Why in the world did the Vertex adult bat fall to 79 dollars? What is wrong with it? The senior league version is awesome. Thanks
Kevin
Price drops like this happen every year as manufacturers and retailers look to move inventory to make room for a manufacturer's upcoming line of bat. Louisville will be releasing their 2013 line later this year.
Tyler
Does this bat last long and does it stay in good condition?
jetes
The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex features durable AC21 Scandium Alloy and it is covered by Louisville Sluggers 12 month manufacturer warranty.
Tom
is it 2013 bbcor approved
brandon
The Louisville Tpx Vertex is a BBCOR certified bat. This bat features the BBCOR .05 stamp at the end of the barrel. Here ia the link to view more details on the BB12V. http://www.justbats.com/product/louisville-slugger-tpx-vertex-bbcor--bb12v-adult/15525/
Derek
What is a better bat the TPX Vertex or the Z-1000?
Cbuck42
The Louisville Slugger TPX Z-1000 uses upgraded composite materials in the barrel for added performance and durability.
Nick
is this bat legal for babe ruth league?
jim bats
Yes. The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR: BB12V Adult bat is legal in Babe Ruth.
Tyler
Is this bat balanced or is it end heavy?
hitter
The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR is a balanced bat.
Kara
How does the TPX Vertex compare to the Marucci CAT 5?
Bill
The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR is a two-piece bat with an alloy barrel and composite handle. It will provide more flex than the Marucci CAT 5. The Vertex would be better suited for a contact hitter.
Kara
does it have a ping sound or a composite sound
Cbuck
Wtih the Vertex being a hybrid bat you will have the added durability of composite in the handle, but will still get the ping sound from the alloy barrel. Here is the link to view more details on the TPX Vertex BBCOR. http://www.justbats.com/product/louisville-slugger-tpx-vertex-bbcor--bb12v-adult/15525/
Derek
How does this bat compare to the EXOGRID2?
me
The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex is very comparable to the Louisville Slugger TPX EXOGRID2. They are both going to have a lot of pop. The Vertex is a two-piece bat that has a composite handle and alloy barrel and the EXOGRID2 is a one-piece bat that is full alloy with carbon fiber inserts on the handle. The Vertex will have more flex than the EXOGRID2 when swung.
Nick
Does this bat have the swing one inner disc technology inside the barrel?
edward
The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR: BB12V Adult does not feature S1iD technology.
Kevin
Does this bat have to be broken in?
Awesomej97
Since the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR: BB12V Adult has an alloy barrel, it does not require a break-in period.
Marcus
Can you still use this bat, or has it been outlawed?
Gio
The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR: BB12V Adult is legal for little league, high school and college play. It has not been outlawed.
Frank
My son is 14 and doesn't have power, he is just a contact hitter. Would I be better of with this or the Omaha?
dbones2121
Both the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR: BB12V Adult bat and the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha Balanced BBCOR: BB136 Adult bat are great options for a contact hitter as they feature balanced swing weights. The main difference is the Vertex is a two-piece design and the Omaha is a one-piece design.
Aubrey
I'm more of a contact hitter with faster hands and some power. Would the Louisville TPX Vertex or Demarini M2M BBCOR be better suited for me?
Will
The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR: BB12V Adult bat would be more suited for a contact hitter with occasional power. It is a more balanced weight bat with a low M.O.I for faster swing speed.
Robert
When will you have the 32" 29 oz. size back in stock?
Bryce
Unfortunately, we do not expect to get the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR: BB12V Adult bat back in stock in the 32" model.
Aubrey
Is this a good bat to get for my first bat?
jcrownover
The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR: BB12V Adult, for the price would be a great balanced bat for a new player.
Noah
Is this a better bat for power hitters than the 2013 DeMarini Vexxum?
42
The Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR will be similar in balance and swing weight as the 2013 DeMarini Vexxum.
Damon
What is the best bat similiar to this? I have had it for 3 years and I am still looking for the same one, just brand new.
IsaiahTwoRaw
The 2015 Louisville Slugger Select 715 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBS7153) is the most similar to that of the Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB12V). The Select 715 has a composite handle and alloy barrel like the Vertex.
Jason
Is this actually coming soon like the listing says currently? Do you guys have any Vertex models lying around in the BBCOR style?
isaiahtwora
Unfortunately, we will not be getting more options of this Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB12V) in stock at JustBats. Sadly we are all out of Vertex BBCOR models at JustBats.
Ben
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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.

Louisville Slugger TPX Vertex BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB12V
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