MLB Pro Prime C243M Cody Bellinger Game Model Baseball Bat

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WTLWPM243GM20
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  • Swing what the pros swing. This high-gloss natural C243M features no-nonsense black decals throughout, and is the game model spec used by Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger, with his signature on the end brand. The C243 is Louisville Slugger's original large barrel bat and is slightly end-loaded.

    The all-new Louisville Slugger MLB Pro Prime lineup is the culmination of hours of collaboration between your favorite MLB stars and the Louisville Slugger product managers. These bats allow players to express themselves, showcasing their interests, hobbies and personality in a one-of-a-kind MLB Prime bat. Available in limited quantities.

    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. 

    This is the 2020 MLB Prime lineup. This is Louisville Slugger.

    Manufacturing tolerances, performance considerations, and grip weight may cause variations from the listed weight/Mass Index. 
    • Wood: MLB Maple
    • Turning Model: C243M
    • Swing Weight: Slightly End Loaded (4)
    • Features EXOPRO finish - twice as hard as previous ExoArmor finish 
    • Bone-Rubbed
    • Cupped
    • Color: Natural
    • Black Seamless Decals
  • Product SKU(s) WTLWPM243GM2032, WTLWPM243GM2033
    Collection Pro Prime
    Barrel Material Wood
    Model Year 2020
    Weight Drop Slight End Load

Tech Tabs

C243 Turning Model

Bat Specs

The C243 is the original large barrel bat. As aluminum bats became a part of the game, the demand for large-barreled, thin-handled bats led to the popularity of the C243. Every large barrel turning model since has been a slight modification from this model. Cody Bellinger's C243 is not cupped, and the ""M"" in ""C243M"" indicates slight modifications to the barrel size to meet MLB requirements for billet density.

It registers as a '4' (Slightly End Loaded) 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.

Knob Medallion

New to the 2020 line, easy-to-read medallions have been embedded in the knob, clearly show the identifying characteristics of your bat and replacing outdated etching that has been previously used. The medallion indicates the MLB Prime grade of wood, the species and the length, while the bat name is engraved in the surrounding area.

Center Brand

Louisville Slugger’s exclusive Seamless Decals are applied directly under the top coat, giving MLB Prime bats a pristine look. All MLB Prime models feature branding that blends into the bat almost as intricately as the grain of the wood itself – without added stress from pressure and heat. Thanks to this innovative technology, MLB Prime bats continue to shine after countless trips to the plate.

End Brand

A new condensed appearance adds the finishing touch to the completely re-designed 2020 MLB Prime lineup, giving these bats an even cleaner, high-end look.

Uncupped

As someone who likes a heavy barrel, Cody prefers his game bats uncupped. He believes this allows him to easily feel where his bat is in the zone at all times, and generate enough leverage and backspin to hit balls high and far.

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EXOPRO Finish

The 2020 MLB Prime lineup features the revolutionary new EXOPRO finish that’s twice as hard as the previous EXOARMOR. This latest innovation in wood bat technology gives you a finish you can feel in an incredibly durable top coat that not only drastically increases surface hardness, but gives you a mirror-like finish in high-gloss models, elevating the color and grain definition of the bat. EXOPRO delivers what you’ve always wanted – a wood bat that feels as good as it looks.

MLB Ink Dot

MLB Ink Dot

The Ink Dot is the stamp of the highest quality wood bat. Louisville Slugger ink-dotted bats that meet slope-of-grain are approved for play in Major League Baseball. Every Maple and Birch Louisville PRIME bat carries this stamp of approval (Ash bats do not have the Ink Dot, since their grains are easily visible).

Limited Warranty

All 2020 Louisville Slugger MLB Prime bats come with a 30-day limited warranty. Restriction apply. Visit the Limited Warranty page on slugger.com for complete details.