Drip, Drip, Drip. This version of our most popular big-barrel bat features a matte black to matte gold finish and a truly one-of-a-kind center brand design. The I13 has a thicker transition from barrel to handle than the C243, maximizing mass through the hitting zone.
The Louisville Slugger MLB Prime lineup is the pinnacle of wood bats. Our team has applied its extensive wood bat knowledge to develop a product that, from knob to cup, is unmatched. Each of these models feature an easy-to-read knob medallion embedded in the knob that indicates the MLB Prime grade of wood, the species and the length, with the bat name and production date engraved in the surrounding area. These bats also feature a Craftsman-Style Cup, created specifically to curb breakage and maintain hardness on contact. To give these bats an unparalleled look and feel, all MLB Prime models are coated with our EXOPRO finish, which creates a beautiful mirror-like appearance and unmatched level of hardness. Seamless Decals on the center, end and back brands blend into the bat almost as intricately as the grain itself. All in all, MLB Prime bats are the finest Louisville Slugger bats created in over a century of craftsmanship. This is the MLB Prime lineup. This is Louisville Slugger.
MLB PRIME MAPLE I13 SPECS
Our most popular big-barrel bat, the I13 has a thicker transition from barrel to handle than the C243, maximizing mass through the hitting zone. It is a '4' (Slightly End Loaded) on the Swing Weight Scale.
This model is made with Maple, which is the species preferred by more than 70 percent of Major League players. Maple bats are known for their surface hardness, unmatched sound and solid feel upon contact. The closed grain structure of the Maple wood lends itself to a more durable surface strength and stiffer feel. It has been stamped with an Ink Dot to indicate the highest quality wood bat, meeting slope-of-grain standards for play in Major League Baseball.