If you are wondering what bat Bryce Harper uses, it might be easier to consider the bats Bryce Harper has NOT used. Indeed, Harper has more bats as Johnny Lingo has cows. We hesitate to say what he has been using more often than others recently because it’s likely to change in a matter of weeks. Many of his bats, models and specs are documented below. Also, the table below might be helpful for details on Bryce Harper’s bat.
What Bat Does Bryce Harper Use?
|Louisville Slugger||33 – 34||32 – 33||Maple||113L, H238, S318, C243||2012|
|Marucci||34.25||32.5||Maple||BH34, BH21, CU26, CU7, BH318, RC09, LOS15, MR24||2011 – 2016|
|Rawlings||34||31.5||Maple||Big Stick – Bryce Harper|
|Chandlar||34||32||Maple||AR 13.0, CU7D, JG30, YC52||2015|
|Victus||34||32||Maple||BH 137.1 (V234)||2016|
Bryce Harper’s Historic At Bat
In 2009, Bryce Harper stood in Tropicana Field as a 16 year old participating in the high school home run derby. The foot work on his swing is much different than it is today. Back then his front foot would turn away from the pitcher as his knee went up and back. His knee would kick and he’d hack at the ball like it was the zombie apocalypse. During the high school home run derby competition it simply worked. With a BESR certified 2008 DeMarini Voodoo, he’d crush the longest home run ever recorded at the stadium: 502 feet. The ball flew a full 30 feet further than Jose Conseco’s record set in 2000. It stands today as the most significant home run ever hit by a kid who just learned how to drive.
Bryce Harper’s Bat Specs: Size, Weight and Length
Harper’s bat length, regardless of brand, peaks around 34 inches. We did find some evidence of a few that came in at 34.25, but most were in the 33 to 34 inch range. As well, the weight of the bats across brand and models were fairly consistent. We never found a game used bat under 31 ounces or over 33 ounces.
As we mention above, Harper changes his bat so often, it is more than possible he has had at bats in his career outside of those specs. However, since they are the only we could find—and we found plenty—we’d guess his bat is most often a 34 inch 32 to 33 ounce stick.
Bryce Harper’s Bat Models
Bryce uses whatever bat model he wants. He’s used at least eight different models of Marucci, four from Slugger and Chandler and one from Rawlings, Tucci, Sam Bats and Rawlings. No doubt he has tried plenty more and will continue to take a variety of bats to the plate. All in all, he has used at least 20 different models in his career so far.
He has also used other pro players’ bats like Yasiel Puig, Chase Utley and Giancarlos Stanton. We can only guess there are a number more.
Bryce Harper’s Bat Sources
We considered a number of sources when putting together collective information on the models and specs of Bryce Harper’s bat. There are likely another legit 20 or more than what we mention below, but they are a great start.
Bryce Harper PSA Facts: PSA holds a great repository on game used items. From many of those pictures we glean information found in the models section.
What Pro’s Wear Bryce Harper Section: This site has somewhat recently updated information on what bats Bryce has had made for him. It isn’t complete, but it’s helpful.
Game Used Harper Auction Goldinauctions.com: An auction site that has sold more than a few game used Harper bats. These also discuss weight and length of particular models.
Pristine Bryce Auctions: A second auction house that gives similar information as the GoldinAuctions.com.
eBay Auctions: It is always plenty of fun to see current eBay auctions. Many of them seem suspect, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be helpful.
2017 DeMarini Voodoo Insane Review: Our 2017 Review of the latest generation of the bat Harper used to hit his 502 foot home run.