Full Product Overview
The LA43 professional player wood baseball bat is a Phoenix Bats design. A couple of year's ago, the powers-that-be in the Commissioner's Office banned the largest diameter maple and birch power hitter wood bats for Big League players with 2 years or less Big League time. Enter our modified LA43 Pro Series Game Bat -- an instant hit with players who craved the power but didn't want to give up the feel of their big-barreled pro wood bat.
With a long barrel but average diameter handle, the LA43 wooden bat ends up very much end-weighted. This allows the LA43 to satisfy the need of the power hitter with a design that lends it to be more durable than a typical 243 wood bat model, including the Phoenix V243.
LA43 Wood Bat Stats:
Barrel: 2-1/2" average diameter but long and end-weighted
Handle: 15/16" average diameter handle
Knob: moderate flare from handle in to knob to rest hand on
Weight: -3 drop (length - 3 = weight in ounces)
Comparable competitor model: C243 for pro player in Minors
Power hitter who likes an average sized handle and a long barrel for more contact area.
Player that likes the feel of an end weighted bat, but without the massive barrel size.
Physically strong player who can handle the end-weight and has plate discipline.
No matter which Phoenix wood baseball bat you go with, our belief is simple: every player, at every level...not just our pros...deserves a quality wood bat.