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There are more wood bat brands than most people have ever heard of. We try and keep track of several of them here. We have also hit with the vast majority of these and put our wood bat ratings and recommendations on the individual reviews.
High end wood bats are difficult to tell apart. They all come from the same trees--sort of. And how much different is one companies lathe compared to another? But, there are enough of differences in the brand, service and quality that we think a good review of wood bats is worth your time before pulling the trigger. We discuss much of maple, birch and ash benefits in our wood bat reviews below.
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Chandler is known for a high end bat for many big time pro players. Operated by a company that was once more famous for making high end furniture, these folks have serious play in the market.
Tucci has quitely ammased a seriuos following in the MLB. Now with an option for the axe handle in the pros, these guys are a fun hit and a great company.
Another "small" company with serious play in the professional ranks. These folks deliver a crazy amount of bat options (and catcher's gear) in both the baseball and softball space.
Sam Bat is based in Canada as is the original Maple bat supplier to the world. Now, the vast majority of MLB bats are maple sticks---all thanks to Sam Bats.
Phoenix Wood Bats
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Phoenix has been quietly doing their thing quite some time and continues to deliver high quality products to the masses---and a few big time players too.
DeMarini Wood Bats
DeMarini, known more for their composite and aluminum bats, also makes a line of interesting and useful wood bats too. We take a peak, and swing, in our reviews.
Rawlings Wood Bats
What really needs to be said about Rawlings' wood bats? Gracing the plate at every level, these are proven by a century of work.
Old Hickory Wood Bats
Mike Trout has made this company a lot of money and sold them a lot of bats. Probably, too, they've paid him handsomely. Old Hickory wood bats are top shelf stuff.
Bamboo Wood Bats
Bamboo Bats are, literally, bamboo. That is, they are the environmentally friendly bat option for wood bat lovers that want a soft, very durable, feel.
Is there anything more iconic in baseball than a wooden Slugger bat? Maybe a Rawlings baseball. But, other than that, Slugger's wood bats are a classic.
Stinger Wood Bats
Another of several legitimate wood bat manufacturers that fewer people know about. They make big time stuff at a more reasonable price. They get their wood from the same trees as the big boys.
Marucci Wood Bats
The largest supplier of wood bats to the MLB levels, Marucci has grown in leaps and bounds by all measurements. The real success story in the wood bat space over the last 10 years is Marucci Wood Bats.
Axe Wood Bats
Axe not only licenses out their unique handle to the likes of Victus and Tucci, but they also make some wood bats of their own. Worth considering especially if you are in the composite wood bat market.
Victus Wood Bats
Victus, owned by Marucci, is another remarkable player in the wood bat market that few have heard of. They make big time bats for a ton of big time players.
We put our Baum Bat reviews in the wood bat section because, well, where else are we supposed to put them? These nearly indestructible faux wood bats will last several lifetimes. Oh, and they hit well too.
SSK Wood Bats
SSK and Fungo are nearly synonymous terms. This Japanese company makes some wood bats too. We review their stuff after a number of swings in our SSK reviews.
Meridian Wood Bats
Wanted: Small market group based in the northern Midwest looks to produce big time bats for legitimate prices and sell to the masses at tradeshows and on their site. Position Filled.
Mizuno Wood Bats
The other Japanese wood bat company on this list that makes a number of high end bats for big time players. Mizuno has been used since the days of Pete Rose and we review their bats here.
Show Wood Bats
Show wood bats is another player in an ever growing list of small guys making big time bats. They hit a few homers in the MLB and before you know it people care.
Easton Wood Bats
Of course Easton makes a number of wood bats. Although their push is not at the MLB level, they make a number of fantastic little league and highschool bats within the price point of the masses.
Mine Wood Bats
Prince Fielder used Mine Bats for quite some time. Mine, an Italian company, uses a unique version of a Birch bat that has an ultra soft feel. Unique sticks that we take a hack with in this Mine bat review.