DR271 Wood Bat

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About The DR271 Wood Bat:

The DR series of wood baseball bats are perfect for the transition of a young player moving from a youth bat to a bat with a full-size barrel.

Normally, at age 12–13, a hitter outgrows their K455, K240, or K271 wood youth bat. This is a result of physical size, league requirements and/or the speed of pitching now faced. Stick with a youth bat and the chance of breaking the wood bat increases greatly. Go to a high-school weight bat too soon and your young hitter starts picking up bad habits (like dropping the shoulder and dragging the bat through the strike zone).

Enter the DR271 to give the big 12–13 year old a power hitter's wood bat. The full-size barrel that gets the hitter used to swinging a bigger-barrel wood bat like they will have to swing no later than high school age. Because it is designed specifically as a transition bat, it comes in at only 2–3 ounces heavier than our youth bats. This makes for a very smooth transition, as it leaves the DR271 at least 2 ounces lighter than a wood bat that a high schooler will have to swing.

Per Little League rule 1.10, bats for Little League (majors) and below, shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or of material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. It shall not be more than 33 inches in length, not be more than two and one-quarter inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part.

In regard to the new USA Baseball bat standard: solid, one-piece wood bats that adhere to Little League’s regulations will be allowed for play with or without the USA Baseball mark (see Rule 27). So if you have a Phoenix wood youth bat and play in any youth league, you are all set!

All Phoenix Bats youth wood bats meet or exceed USABat and Little League standards.

Typical user:

  • Big, muscular 12-13 yr power guy getting ready for high school ball
  • Wants more hitting area and has size to handle barrel end weight
  • Likes more cone shaped knob for more flare than traditional style
  • Needs bat to meet Little League & new USA Baseball standards

DR5S Wood Bat Stats:

  • Barrel: 2-1/2” high school size barrel but at more manageable weight
  • Handle: Longer hitting area makes for end-weighted power bat
  • Knob: 15/16” flares out into just enough knob to catch hand
  • Weight: -5 drop (length - 5 = weight)

Need something faster?
Want a transition wood bat really fast without any rush fees, but still with free text enrgaving? Check out our fast ship options in the DR100 model that ship in 2 business days or less.

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8 Reviews

  • 5

    Published by Wes on Wednesday April 17th 2024 10:02:39 AM

    My son loves his new DR271 bat. In his first two practices he is hitting the farthest on the team. The bat looks great and several kids on the team have asked where he got it. I appreciated the great service when we came in and tried out several bats. We ordered online after that so that he could take the time to decide on colors (flame looks as good in person as it does on the screen!), and Phoenix called me to recommend a change based on meeting my son at the store. Great service and quality!

  • 5

    Published by Fantastic service & product! on Tuesday December 6th 2022 02:07:07 PM

    Took my son into the shop to have an opportunity to try out the different models and have expert input on the right size for his age and development. That was a fantastic experience, we then ordered online which was a smooth process and a quick turnaround for a customized and personalized bat. This is our second Phoenix and it will most definitely not be our last!

  • 5
    Great bat!

    Published by Scott Schoenfeld on Friday January 28th 2022 03:07:40 PM

    My son loves using his wood bat and I love the great price! These are good quality wooden bats, personalized and are great! My son uses his wood bat for warm-ups and all winter long training and the occasional wood bat tournaments. I highly recommend Phoenix bats!!

  • 5
    DR271 Bat

    Published by Luke on Saturday December 25th 2021 06:47:26 PM

    I have purchased many bats from Phoenix over the years. The latest bat was purchased for and designed by my Grandson. He was excited about the available colors, finishes, styles, and personalization.
    The customer service is outstanding. They listen and perform at a very high level. The grandsons are talking about a trip to the factory to watch future purchases being made. Thanks to all at Phoenix Bats. You folks ROCK.

  • 5
    We Love Your Bats!!

    Published by Jordan Wright on Sunday June 6th 2021 05:47:18 PM

    This is our 4th or 5th Phoenix bat. My son loves them so far. He started using them when he was 10(more as a novelty back then), but regularly uses them in tournament play at 14... He broke the last one in a tournament last month, and instantly insisted that we order a new one! Great bat, and we hope to have many more in the future!

  • 5
    Great bat!

    Published by Scott Schoenfeld on Saturday December 26th 2020 12:11:09 PM

    This is our 2nd bat bought from Phoenix bats. They have great vsts and fast turn around time and quick shipping. My son loves using a wooden bat during tee drills and some hitting in practice. We also play a few wooden bat tournaments during rhe summer. Phoenix provides a great quality bat at a great price!

  • 5
    Great youth bat

    Published by Aaron on Tuesday February 26th 2019 09:16:49 AM

    Purchased a 31" bat in birch and black cherry finish for a 10U player as a batting practice bat. Very nice looking bat and weight was right at 26oz. He much prefers the feel on contact to a cheaper 271 ash bat from a different manufacturer that he was using. He loves hitting with this bat.

  • 5

    Published by Tim on Tuesday December 4th 2018 08:41:16 AM

    Phoenix Bats are of great quality, look great and are very reasonably priced. Have used others, different grades but only purchase Phoenix Wood Bats for wood bats!

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