Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Maple WBVMI13-BM I13 Wood Bat Black Matte

Louisville Slugger
SKU: LS-VMI13BM32
$119.99
4 in stock

The Hardest Louisville Slugger Bat. Ever.

We proudly introduce the MLB Prime series, the hardest wood bats ever produced by Louisville Slugger. We rebuilt our wood bats from the ground up using veneer maple, which is the highest-quality wood you can use. Amish craftsmanship, 360-degree compression and an Advanced Finish System create a bat with a harder hitting surface, zero soft spots and a more satisfying "crack."The VMI13 turning model is used by pros like Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays, one of the best young players in the game today. The turning model has an extra-large barrel and a 15/16" handle for a more end-loaded swing.Lots of bats claim to be "authentic." But make no mistake the MLB Prime bat is exactly what you see MLB players use on the field all season long.

Maples dense, hard timber makes it a powerful bat less prone to flaking and one, many players say, that improves their performance in the batter€™s box. Slugger€™s maple bats are built for power and performance, and many of the MLB€™s biggest hitters prefer them

We rebuilt our bats from the ground up with old-school methods and cutting-edge technology. We start with the best-quality veneer wood on the market and use Amish square-cut craftsmanship, a 360-degree compression process superior to bone rubbing, and an advanced finishing system that guarantees 9H hardness - the highest rating available on the 21-level universal hardness scale.

Stat Line

  • Brand: Louisville Slugger
  • SKU: LS-VMI13BM32
  • Bat Material: Wood
  • Brand: Louisville Slugger
  • Type: Baseball
General Bat Sizing Guide.

BAT CHART

Success at the plate often comes down to this: making consistent hard contact against live pitching. To do this, it’s important to swing the right bat for you. That means a bat that’s long enough to cover the strike zone, light enough to swing with ease, heavy enough to generate power, and, of course, permitted in your league. In order to find the ideal size for you, consider the following guidelines:

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APO & FPO Service:

APO & FPO orders are charged the Standard shipping rate and shipped via the US Postal Service.

Canada & International Shipping:

Due to manufacturer restrictions on products, shipping charges, duties/taxes and traceability, we welcome your order but are limited on what we can ship internationally.  Please call or live chat us for additional details. 

Return Policy:

We want you to feel completely satisfied with your purchase.  If for any reason you are not satisfied, you may return an item within 30 days from the original date of purchase.  Items that are being returned must be in new and unused condition.  Additionally, all original boxes, bags, packaging and literature must be in new condition and included with the returned product.  Please make sure the items you wish to return meet these criteria prior to proceeding.  Items returned outside of the 30 day purchase period will be subject to a 10% restocking fee.  Refused packages will be charged a 10% restocking fee.  Shipping charges will be non-refundable.

Bat Returns:

Bats that are new, unused and in the plastic wrapper may be returned for a refund within 30 days from the date of purchase.  New bats that have been removed from the plastic wrapper are subject to a return fee not to exceed 25% of the purchase price.  New, undamaged bats returned in the plastic with obvious ball marks will be considered "out of the plastic" and subject to a return fee not to exceed 25% of the purchase price.  Any marks, scratches or other imperfections resulting from the use, transport or storage of the bat while in the possession of the customer (in or out of the plastic) will result in the bat being considered "used" and will not be eligible for a refund.  All defective bats must be returned to the manufacturer.          

    For more information - please refer to the returns & exchanges link at the bottom of the page.   

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