MVP AP5 Birch Baseball Bat
The MVP AP5 is the preferred bat of today's power hitters. Featuring a 2.5" barrel with a slightly flared knob, this bat is one of the most popular end loaded turn models still being made. This is comparable to the popular AP5 turn model and is inspired by hitters such as Albert Pujols.
The MVP AP5 Model is made with professional grade compressed birch and comes with an ink dot certification to certify the bat holds up to the MLB tangential Slop of grain requirements.
Why Birch? The difference between a maple and a birch bat is the flex. Birch does have more flexibility which can create more bat speed and still retain the strength and power of a maple bat.
Even though Birch is more flexible than maple, all MVP Bats are compressed during the manufacturing process which hardens the grains of the bat making it just as hard as maple in the contact zone.
The ProBats Pledge: At ProBats, we believe you deserve a bat that was made especially for you without sacrificing performance, durability, or style. That’s why we only choose the best wood products and handcraft our bats to order. We pledge to always supply best-in-class wood baseball and softball bats that meet and exceed the highest of standards of any big leaguer.
Manufacturing Turnaround Time
Manufacturing Turnaround Time
All custom bats are made to order. On average, custom bats require up to 7-10 days of manufacturing prior to shipment. During busy portions of the year, manufacturing can take up to 3 weeks.
Orders ship via USPS or UPS Ground depending on delivery location when selecting Standard Shipping.
Please Note: If Overnight or 2nd Day Shipping is selected, the bat will ship after it has been made, not the day or two after your order is placed.
To avoid any unnecessary damage, it is important to properly care for your bat. Throwing your bat even on grass or dirt, or tapping against cleats or other surfaces. The repetitive impact can cause chips, cracks or splits which can get worse over time.
It is best to avoid storing your bat in excessive conditions. Excessive heat, moisture or dryness can make your bat brittle.
Only hit leather baseballs. Do not hit dimple ("cage") balls, weighted balls, or anything other than a leather baseball made to meet the specifications of game play.
This isn't specific to ProBats, but to all quality wood bats.
MLB Prime Maple
This bat is made with MLB Prime Grade Maple. This is the highest quality maple wood product available. Swing what the professionals use in the game.
Ink Dot Certified
All of our Maple Wood Bats must pass the "Tangential Slope of Grain Requirement test. The ink dot ensures the direction of the grain and measures for straightness.
Made in the USA
We are a proud small business located in Connecticut where our bats are manufactured. Our wood is exclusively grown in New York and Pennsylvania.
Green & Sustainable
We plant a tree for every 100 bats we make. We also follow green initiatives during our drying process as well as try to partner with shippers with low to zero emissions whenever possible.