Bat Information

MDS Baseball Bats

Material


Maple Wood Bats
Maple itself is a very hard, dense wood and a majority of maple wood bats are made from rock maple or sugar maple.  The surface hardness is 15% to 25% greater than that of Ash Wood Bats.  This results in a bat that has a high level of durability and is the reason it has become so popular.  Maple is a tight grained hardwood and ash is not.  The tight grain makes the grain of the bat is more difficult to see as compared to the very visible grains of the As Wood Bat.  These tight grains prevent the wood from flaking or separating resulting in a tougher and more durable bat.  This hardness also leads to a very high rebound effect in terms of the reaction of the baseball off of the bat upon contact.  The negative to these bats are that they tend to lack flexibility and it leads to splintering or flying apart upon breaking.  These bats are very good for games and practice.


Birch Wood Bats
Birch itself is a very hard and flexible wood, and a majority of birch wood bats are made from northern yellow birch.  The surface hardness is 15% to 25% greater than that of Ash Wood Bats and is much more flexible than Maple Wood Bats.  This results in a bat that has a high level of durability and also a high level of flexibility and is the reason it is on the rise as the most up and coming in wood bats.  Birch is a slightly wider grained wood than maple and more tightly grained than the ash.  The birch wood provides a flexible and tougher, more durable bat.  This unique combination of flexibility and hardness leads to a very high trampoline effect due to the flexibility and rebound effect due to the hardness in terms of the reaction of the baseball off of the bat upon contact.  One of the additional aspects of these bats are that the increased flexibility leads to less likely splintering or flying apart upon breaking.  These bats are very good for games and practice.

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Model

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Colors

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Engraving

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Sample Completed Bats

MDS Fungo

Wood

Model 355 & 340: The Model 355 (35-1/2”) and 340 (34”) are the two MDS fungo bats.  MDS fungo bats are unique to the industry and are designed to provide the lighter weight as desired by most coaches while providing the durability that other makes of fungo bats do not.  The uniqueness is that all are made of durable hard Maple or Birch with a 2-1/4 inch diameter by 8 inch long barrel. Available in custom team colors.

 

 

 

 

 

MDS 248 - Balanced Bat

Pro

Model 248: The model 248 is once again unique to MDS, but does resemble the 271 Model. It is considered a balanced bat. The bat has a 2 inch long barrel before a taper to the handle begins.  This bat is preferred by high average, single and double type hitters. Available in custom team colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDS 250 - Mid Load Bat

Pro

 

 

Model 250: The model 250 is also a unique profile that creates a feel for the hitter that is considered somewhere between and end loaded and balanced condition.  The bat has a 4 inch long barrel before the taper to where the handle begins.  This bat is preferred by gap to gap hitters that hit for power.  Available in custom team colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDS 348 - End Load Bat

Pro

 

Model 348: The model 348 is a unique profile, as are all of our models, that creates a feel for the hitter that is considered end loaded. The bats signature is the 8 inch long barrel before a taper to  the handle begins. This bat is preferred by stronger players that hit for power.  Available in custom team colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDS Youth Bat

Youth

 

Model Youth Bat: The MDS Youth Bats are all basically a smaller, lighter version of the Model 248. It is considered a balanced bat. The bat has a 2 inch long barrel before a taper to the handle begins. Available in custom team colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDS Lightning Rod Training Bat

 Baseball

 

Lightning Rod:    The Lightning Rod is a full length hitting stick that comes in 30 inch, 34 inch, and 35-1/2 inch lengths with a 1-1/4 inch diameter barrel.  These bats are used to work on bat speed and while also working on squaring up ball contact.  This trainer is great for speed drills, soft toss drills, and short distance batting practice using plastic whiffle balls, or foam golf balls.  Available in custom team colors.

 

 

 

 

 

MDS One Hander Training Bat

Baseball

 

One-Hander:  The One-Hander is a 24 inch long bat with a 2-1/4 inch diameter barrel used to work on the tracking of the hands for hitters while working on solid hitting contact.  The bat is usually used for tee drills and soft toss drills. Available in custom team colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDS T-Storm Bat    *NEW*  (Contact us to order)

 

 

 

Baseball

 

 

T-Storm: The T-Storm is a full length hitting bat that comes in standard adult baseball bat lengths and a 2 inch diameter barrel and in general a -5 weight.  These bats are used to work on bat speed while also working on barreling up the baseball.  This trainer is great to work on speed drills, tee work, soft toss drills and light batting practice using baseballs, tennis balls or racquet balls.  Available in custom team colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDS Thunder Bat     *NEW* (Contact us to order)

 

Baseball

 

Thunder Bat:  The Thunder Bat is a full length hitting bat that comes in standard adult baseball bat lengths and a 2-1/2 inch diameter barrel and a +5 weight.  These bats are used to work on hand strength while also working on drive and follow through of the swing.  This trainer is great to work hand strength,  tee work, soft toss drills and full batting practice.  Available in custom team colors.

 

Short Bat:  The short bat is available in one model, 248-28, a 29 inch (29 to 31 oz.) wood bat with a full 2-1/2 inch barrel.  The MDS Short Bat is a unique training tool that conditions hitters to allow the baseball to travel more into the hitting zone.  Available in custom team colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDS Coaches Training Bat Package      *NEW*  (Contact us to order)

 

Baseball

MDS Coaches Training Bat Package: The package contains (1) Short Bat, (1) Thunder Bat, (1) T-Storm, (1) Lightning Rod, (1) One Hander. Sizes of bats for the training bats are limited so ask your MDS Representative or email us.