The BB71 is the lightest of the Phoenix wood bats, with a length-to-weight difference of -3. The Rock Maple BB71 professional series wood baseball bat (known in other circles as the C271) is great for the singles and doubles hitter. It features a slightly flared handle transition in to the knob and a barrel that gives this wood bat nice pop to slap it in to the gaps. It’s a really good fit for the prototypical lead-off, second and ninth hitter in the line-up.
BB71 Wood Bat Stats:
Barrel: 2-1/2″ slightly weighted, designed for fast swing
Handle: medium flared, average diameter 15/16″
Knob: just enough to catch hand on
Weight: -3 drop (length – 3 = weight in ounces)
Comparable competitor model: C271
Singles/doubles hitter; typically 1, 2, 9th batter in line-up
Player taking the first step into a high school/adult bat after swinging a youth bat.
Wants to insure keeps maximum bat speed while still putting on muscle
If you’re not a fan of a flared handle, try our JK5 pro series wood bat—it’s the same barrel as the BB71, with a more traditional transition from the handle into the knob.
Cherry Barrel / Black Handle / White Logo