2020 MLB PRIME MAPLE DJ2 CAPTAIN BASEBALL BAT
With the Captain, you swing for rings. This version of the DJ2 features a navy to gray stain finish with a unique pinstripe center brand decal. Previously known as the P72, this model was given its name when Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter retired in 2014 after using the bat his entire career. The DJ2 features a standard handle thickness and longer barrel taper and was preferred by Jeter because it closely resembled the aluminum bat he used in high school.
The 2020 MLB Prime lineup is 135 years in the making. Our team has applied its extensive wood bat knowledge to develop a product that, from knob to cup, is unmatched. Each of the 2020 models feature an easy-to-read knob medallion embedded in the knob that indicates the MLB Prime grade of wood, the species and the length, while the bat name and production date is engraved in the surrounding area. These bats also now feature a Craftsman-Style Cup, created specifically to curb breakage and maintain hardness on contact. To give these bats an unparalleled look and feel, the 2020 MLB Prime bats are all coated with our new EXOPRO finish, which creates a beautiful mirror-like appearance and unmatched level of hardness. Seamless Decals on the center, end and back brands blend into the bat almost as intricately as the grain itself. All in all, the 2020 MLB Prime bats are the finest Louisville Slugger bats created in over a century of craftsmanship.
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- Wood: MLB Maple
- Turning Model: DJ2
- Swing Weight: Slightly Balanced (3)
- Features EXOPRO finish - twice as hard as previous ExoArmor finish
- MLB Ink Dot
- Color: Hardline (Silver Tape) - Navy to Gray Stain
- Seamless Decals
The DJ2 was given its name when Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter retired in 2014 after using the same turning model his entire career. The model, previously known as the P72, appealed to Jeter because it closely resembled the aluminum bat he used in high school and has a medium-sized barrel for a bit more size than other, more balanced models. It is a '3' (Slightly Balanced) on the Swing Weight Scale.
This model is made with Maple, which is the species preferred by more than 70 percent of Major League players. Maple bats are known for their surface hardness, unmatched sound and solid feel upon contact. The closed grain structure of the Maple wood lends itself to a more durable surface strength and stiffer feel. It has been stamped with an Ink Dot to indicate the highest quality wood bat, meeting slope-of-grain standards for play in Major League Baseball.
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