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Questions and Answers for Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Baseball Bat: MT27M Adult
Do all Old Hickory bats have an ink dot?
The Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Baseball Bat (MT27M Adult) and most of Old Hickory's model will carry the ink dot. This means that is has passed the slope-of-grain test and is approved for MLB play. You will have to look on the individual bat features to determine if it has an ink dot, or you can alternatively search "ink dot" in our website.
What is the difference between the MT27M and the YP66M?
The Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Baseball Bat (MT27M Adult) and the Old Hickory Co. YP66 Custom Pro Maple Wood Baseball Bat Natural/Cherry (YP66M) are designed the very similarly. But both come in different colors. The (MT27M Adult) is Mike Trout's game model while the (YP66M) is Yasiel Puig's game model.
What is that white dot in the middle of the barrel. Is it like a certification and can it be removed?
The white dot on the barrel of the Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Baseball Bat (MT27M) is a sticker that indicated that it is part of the MLB Players Choice line. It can be removed prior to use.
Is the MT27M the best bat in the Old Hickory Bat Company?
The Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Baseball Bat (MT27M) is one of the top of the line bats from Old Hickory.
Does it come with warranty?
The Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Baseball Bat (MT27M) does not come with a warranty.
Is this available in a 31"?
Unfortunately, the smallest size we have available in the Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Baseball Bat: (MT27M) Adult is a 32".
What the Different between MT27A and MT27M?
The Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Bat (MT27M) is made with maple wood, where as the (MT27A) is made with ash.
How does this bat compare to the Marucci CB15?
This Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Bat (MT27M) Adult bat offers a very similar swing weight to the CB15. The CB15 would have a slightly thinner handle and a bit less of a flare into the knob, but they're comparable in all other aspects including wood quality. But the CB15 we carry would not feature the Pro Ink Dot Certification.
Is this a good bat for contact hitters?
The Old Hickory Bat Co. (MT27M) has a long barrel and is quite end loaded, which is better suited for power hitters. Take a look at the Old Hickory (AJ25) which will be better for contact hitters.
Is this BBCOR certified?
The Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Bat: MT27M Adult is made of one solid, Maple wood billet, has a barrel diameter that does not exceed 2 5/8", and has a length to weight ratio of no greater than -3. Because of these characteristics, it does not require a BBCOR certification and can be used in High School, Collegiate, or Adult Wood Bat League play.
Is the Mike Trout Old Hickory is allowed for high school play?
Yes, The Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Bat is approved for High School play.
I'm deciding on either getting this bat, the Josh Hamilton MLB Prime, Albert Pujols Marucci, and the Barry Bonds Sam bat. Which of these bats is best for a contact hitter? A power hitter?
The Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols, and the Barry Bonds are all going to be bats that are geared toward power hitters, because of the large barrels.
I'm stuck between this and the Marucci Chase Utley. Which one is best?
Both the Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Bat: MT27M Adult bat and the Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat: CU26B Adult bat are great options. Here is a link for further comparison http://www.justbats.com/compare/
Can you tell me the exact weight of this bat if I were to purchase the 33 inch model?
The Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Bat: MT27M, like most wood bats, features an approximate -2 to -3 length to weight ratio. The 33" model would be around 30 ounces in weight. Unfortunately, the weight cannot be guaranteed.
Is this bat similar to the Old Hickory KG1 model? If not, what are the differences?
The Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Bat: MT27M and Old Hickory KG1 models share the same barrel diameter, handle thickness, and both have a cupped end. The main difference, aside from the woods they are composed of, is that the MT27M has a medium taper and long barrel that give it a slightly end loaded feel. The KG1 has a long taper and medium-length barrel.
Does the natural color have a clear varnish to it or is it uncoated (unfinished)? How does it compare to the Old hickory J143M?
The Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Bat has a clear varnish on the natural handle, whereas the Old Hickory J143M model does not. Also the Mike Trout model has a more gradual taper but is similar to the 243 turning model on the J143M.
I was thinking about getting this bat or the Andrew McCutchen by Marucci. Which is a better bat ?
Both the Old Hickory Mike Trout Maple Wood bat and the Marucci Andrew McCutchen Maple Wood bat are great bats. Both are balanced, but the Old Hickory will have a longer barrel.
How long is the handle?
The handle length on the Old Hickory Bat Co. Mike Trout Maple Wood Bat: MT27M Adult bat will be an average size.
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