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Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL13CXL

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Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL13CXL
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Questions and Answers for Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL Senior League Baseball Bat: SL13CXL

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I'm 10 years old and I'm starting Little League and I'm looking for a bat that has a big barrel and has good pop what do you recommend?

For the age division you would be in in the Little League organization, you will not be able to use a big barrel diameter bat like the Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL Senior League Baseball Bat (SL13CXL) . You would need the Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst Youth Baseball Bat (YB13C) that has the smaller 2 1/4 barrel diameter.

Patrick Expert ·Aug 21, 2014

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What kind of warranty does this bat have? If it cracks structurally, will the company replace this bat with an identical model, size and weight? I love composite bats, but sometimes you get a bad model. It's not a big deal, as long as there is hassle free replacement.

Yes, you are absolutely correct.The Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL Senior League Baseball Bat: (SL13CXL) will come with a full twelve month manufacturers warranty. Therefore, if you have any durability issues, or problems with the end cap, you would be covered. Generally, the manufacturers will be able to complete a direct replacement for the same model and size.

Merritt Expert ·Jul 10, 2014

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Does this bat require a break-in? What is the best way to do that if so?

Yes, the Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL (SL13CXL) does require a break-in time. This is a break-in time of 150-200 swings off of a tee or with soft toss. Here is a link to a good video detailing this process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiZ3dzChfG0

Justin R. Expert ·Apr 23, 2014

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My son is 4' 7", weighs 90 lbs, and is just about to turn 9. I'm thinking about getting him a big barrel bat. He already has a 2 1/4 inch bat. What would you recommend?

If you're able to use a big barrel bat as well, we would recommend a 30" model. But I'm not certain what he has been using. It's tough to recommend what weight he might be most comfortable with. Currently, this Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL (SL13CXL) Senior League bat will be one of the few -12 Senior League models available. Typically, younger players use a lighter bat more efficiently. This would be a great option. But feel free to give us a call or reply to this email with a little more information on what your player has been using well.

Mac Expert ·Apr 16, 2014

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I have twin 8 year old boys. One is 4'5" and weighs 78 lbs. The other is smaller at 4'2 3/4" and weighs 68 lbs. They just made their travel team, but need every advantage possible. I noticed the team's best hitter uses a bigger barrel bat. Right now we use 2 1/4". What do you recommend for each boy?

Based on their height and weight we recommend 29" and 28" bats fro your sons. The balanced, lightweight design of the Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL (SL13CXL) is ideal for younger players.

Kara Expert ·Apr 14, 2014

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My son has just turned ten years old very strong for his age. He is 4'11" and weighs 101 lbs. He wants 2 3/4" barrel bat. What size would you recommend, 29" 17 oz.? He plays AAU and needs bat speed as well.

The Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL (SL13CXL) is a very balanced, one-piece composite bat. It is a great choice for a player that needs to increase their bat speed. Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 18 oz. bat.

Kara Expert ·Feb 10, 2014

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my son is 4'4" about 60 lbs would the 27 or 28 inch suit him better? would the 27 inch be better because its lighter and he can generate more bat speed

Based on your sons height and weight, the suggested bat length we recommend is 28 inches. However, if you were wanting a lighter option and can still achieve the plate coverage you would like with a 27 inch bat, that size would also be in the range appropriate for your son's size.

Patrick Expert ·Feb 09, 2014

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Is this a good bat for machine pitch?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL (SL13CXL) would be a great option for machine pitch. The Catalyst is very high performing.

Kara Expert ·Jan 31, 2014

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I need a Youth Big Barrel bat 27" and 15 oz or less, alloy. What do you suggest?

Alloy, youth big barrel bats are not manufactured in a -12. The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL, 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: SL13C and the 2014 COMBAT Portent: PORSL112 are the only three -12 youth big barrel bats available.

Kara Expert ·Oct 23, 2013

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Looking for this bat in the 2 5/8 barrel, is it still available?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: SL13C Senior League was the 2 5/8" model and was a closeout model. Unfortunately we no longer have it in stock.

Damon Expert ·Aug 03, 2013

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My son is 7, about 55lbs, and about to go into pitching machine. Would this bat be good for him, or what bat do you suggest?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League would be a great option, but since he is still so young you can also go with something like the 2013 Easton S1 Baseball Bat: JBB13S1 Junior Big Barrel.

Noah Expert ·Jul 29, 2013

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I am looking for a good USSSA 9U bat for my 8 yr. old who is 52" tall and weighs about 55 lbs. and that's legal for most tourney play. I was wondering if this would work? Thanks.

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League would be a great option for your son. It is a nicely balanced bat with great pop.

Kara Expert ·Jul 08, 2013

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My son is 12 yrs old weighs 73 lbs and is 57" tall, which size would fit him the best?

Based on his height and weight we recommend a 30" 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League.

Kara Expert ·Jun 27, 2013

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What is the best -12 Youth Big Barrel Senior League baseball bat as far as pop and durability?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League is the most popular and is very durable and will have excellent pop.

Chad M. Expert ·Apr 21, 2013

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My son will be 10 in September of 2013 and he is small for his age. He plays on a USSSA 10 U team. He had a little trouble with power and bat speed. What size of this bat would you suggest? He weighs about 56 lbs.

Based on his age, we recommend a 29" model in the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League bat. For further information on sizing, please visit our Bat Coach at http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/

Aubrey Expert ·Apr 16, 2013

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Do they make a 32" 19 oz. model of the SL13CXL?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League has a -12 length to weight ratio. The largest size that is produced in this bat is the 31" 19 oz. model.

Mac Expert ·Apr 09, 2013

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My 11 year old son is on a traveling team where big barrel bats are common. I am going to purchase either the TPX Catalyst 2 5/8, or the 2 3/4. Other than barrel size what are the advantages and/or disadvantages of the 2 3/4?

A bat with a 2 3/4" barrel like the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL will offer a larger hitting surface, giving the player more "room for mistake."

Tyler Expert ·Apr 04, 2013

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Are there any advantages over this bat and the Catalyst 2 5/8" barrel aside from the larger barrel?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League and the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: SL13C are exactly the same bat except for the barrel size. There are no advantages other than a larger barrel in the SL13CXL.

Frank Expert ·Mar 28, 2013

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I'm deciding between the 2013 Louisville slugger TPX Catalyst XL (30/18) and the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha XL (29/19) for my son who is almost 9 and is 4'9" and weighs 105 lbs. He grew out of his 2011 TPX Omaha (27/17) that he loved and hit well with. Any suggestions? Should I be concerned about the durability of the catalyst at -12? Thank you.

Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League bat. If he was successful with the Omaha, I would recommend just moving up in size. Here is a link for further comparison between the two bats http://www.justbats.com/compare/

Aubrey Expert ·Mar 26, 2013

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What is the difference between the SL13CXL and the SL13C?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League bat will have a bigger barrel diameter of 2 3/4". The SL13C will have a smaller barrel diameter at 2 5/8". Other than that, they are the same bat.

Brandon Expert ·Mar 22, 2013

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Does this bat come in a 2 5/8" barrel?

Yes, the 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst: SL13C Senior League is the same model in a 2 5/8" barrel.

Frank Expert ·Mar 22, 2013

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Do you not have any 31" 19 oz. Catalyst bats at this time?

We are out of stock in the 31" 19 oz. 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League bats. Since this is a discontinued bat, we will not be receiving any more in stock.

Marcus Expert ·Mar 22, 2013

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How is this bat weighted? End-weighted or is it pretty balanced? Compared to say a Marucci or Worth Prodigy.

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League bat is a balanced model. Marucci Senior League bats and the Worth Prodigy Senior League are balanced as well.

Frank Expert ·Feb 12, 2013

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What is the break-in required for this bat?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League will require a break-in period of 100 to 200 soft toss swings rotating the barrel a quarter of an inch about every 10 swings.

Noah Expert ·Feb 06, 2013

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What bat would be better for a 9 year old? This bat or the Louisville TPX 1000 Senior league?

Both bats would actually be perfect for a 9 year old ball player. I have heard better things from customers about the SL13CXL than I have the Louisville Slugger Z-1000.

Noah Expert ·Jan 27, 2013

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My son is nine and plays on a tournament team. He is 100 lbs. and about 4' 5". Is this a good bat for him?

As a lightweight, one-piece, composite design, this would be a great bat for a nine year old to use. Using Bat Coach on our website, it is recommended he use a 30" 18 oz. 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League bat.

Doug F. Expert ·Jan 15, 2013

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How do I decide between the SL13CXL and SL13C? Is it just that the XL has a bigger barrel?

Yes correct. The SL13CXL has a 2 3/4" barrel whereas the SL13C has a 2 5/8" barrel. Choosing between the two is going to be your preference.

Kris Expert ·Jan 02, 2013

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Will there be a 31/19 size in this bat?

We have more 31" 19 oz. 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL Senior League bats on order, but we do not have an ETA at this time. It will be at least another 1-2 weeks.

Tyler Expert ·Dec 12, 2012

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What do you know about the Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst SL81C (2-3/4)?

The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst XL: SL13CXL uses top of the line composite material for great performance and has great balance.

Kara Expert ·Nov 26, 2012

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