About The DRD4 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 DRD4 to give the big 12–13 year old a power hitter's wood bat. The DRD4 transition bat is another great option for the youth player moving from a lighter weight bat and looking for something heavier before advancing to an adult bat. The DRD4 is similar to our DR271, but the difference is in the handle and knob. The flare on the DRD4 is classified as a medium flare and has a slight lip on the knob. Modeled after the RD4 for the Astros Ronnie Dawson.
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.
- 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
DRD4 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.