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What size bat does Mike Trout Use?

One of the most impressive hitters in the game of baseball is Mike Trout.

Joining Major League Baseball (MLB) in 2011, he is a former MVP and has played in many All-Star games.  

Years from now when you look at the history of the best baseball hitters to ever play, Mike Trout will be on that list.

With the amount of power and accuracy that he can hit the ball, many people are curious about the size of bat he uses during the game.

Keep reading to find out the exact bat size that Mike Trout uses in MLB. 

Interesting fact: 

Mike Trout has been using the same supplier for his baseball bat since high school which is Old Hickory.

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What size bat does Mike Trout use?

The bat used by Mike Trout during a baseball game is 33.5 inches long with a 2.5-inch diameter barrel. The Old Hickory MT27 has a 29/32” handle and weighs 31.5 ounces.

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Old Hickory MT27 baseball bat

The MT27 is manufactured by Old Hickory and is a custom-made pro wood bat that is crafted to perfection and built to the highest standards of quality.

This bat is made with Northern White ash wood and is certified for use in Major League Baseball (MLB). 

The MT27 baseball bat has a black barrel with an unfinished handle. At the end of the bat is a pro cup end cap. 

One of the best features of the MT27 bat is it offers a balanced swing weight and a long barrel that provides a big hitting surface that players like Mike Trout love. 

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This bat is known for its comfort and any pro player will tell you that the quality of Old Hickory bats are among the best in the game. 

Did you know? Old Hickory is in the top 5 for suppliers of bats to MLB.

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Old Hickory history

Old Hickory is located just outside of Nashville TN, USA. They opened in 1999 and became one of the biggest manufacturers of baseball bats in the world. 

They are also known for accessories and apparel and operate out of a huge warehouse of over 6500 square feet. 

There are many professional baseball players that use Old Hickory bats including Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, and of course, Mike Trout. 

Different sizes and weights of baseball bats

Although Mike Trout uses a 33.5-inch long bat that weighs 31.5 ounces, there are other sizes of bats commonly used by major league baseball players. 

According to MLB, a baseball bat must be less than 2.61 inches in diameter and weigh less than 42 ounces.

Most players prefer to use a bat that is around 32 inches in length and weighs between 32 and 34 ounces. The maximum weight allowed is 54 ounces.

How long does it take to make a baseball bat?

According to Old Hickory, it can take between 3-6 weeks to receive a custom-built bat.

Professional players like Mike Trout have very specific measurements and specifications requirements so to ensure a perfect product, it takes time.

With the amount of bulk orders from MLB, they have plenty of supply and I can’t imagine a player being without their personalized bat. 

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