About The DR5S Wood Bat:
The DR5S is another wood baseball bat that is the perfect transition bat for the young player moving from a youth bat to a bat with a full size barrel. It's the sister to the DR100, having the same barrel but a handle and knob much more like a metal bat.
At age 12-13, a hitter outgrows his/her K455, K240, or K271 wood youth bat. This is a result of physical size, league requirements and/or the speed of pitching the hitter now faces. Stick with a youth bat and the chance of breaking the bat increases greatly. Go to a full-size barrel too soon and your young hitter starts picking up bad habits (like dropping his/her shoulder and dragging the bat through the strike zone).
Enter the DR5S to save the day! It features a full-size barrel, of same diameter as our pro series BB71 and JK5 wood bats. This gets the hitter used to swinging a bigger barrel wood bat like they will have to swing no later than high school age. It's designed specifically as a transition bat, but still from the same quality wood we use for all our pro series bats. The DR5S wood bat comes in at only 2-3 ounces heavier than our youth bats, but still at least 2 ounces lighter than a pro series bat.
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 Little League, AABC, Babe Ruth / Cal Ripken, Dixie or PONY league, you are all set!
All Phoenix Bats youth wood bats meet or exceed USABat and Little League standards.
- 12-13 yr old beginning move to full-size bat
- Wants to get used to high school size barrel at weight for age that keeps up swing form
- Likes handle/knob style like his metal bat
- Needs bat to meet Little League & new USA Baseball standards
DR5S Wood Bat Stats:
- Barrel: 2-1/2” well balanced and lighter barrel vs high school bat
- Handle: 15/16” straight handle going into full knob to rest hand on
- Knob: Knob sets it apart vs DR100
- 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.