The new, 2018 MERC ELITE 243 is made from the best possible maple! The quality rivals any bat on the market! This bat is best for the professional, college and amateur players that are facing higher velocity pitching and expect results. If you are able to feel the difference between wood levels, this bat is for you.
The MERC ELITE 243 model features a 2 5/8" barrel size, 7" parallel wall, and a pronounced negative taper to a medium-to-thin handle which causes this bat to be top loaded with a larger sweet spot. This will increase launch angle and maximize power. Younger players may have a hard time controlling this bat through the hitting zone. This bat is for the experienced player that is strong enough to control the barrel before and through contact. This bat is cupped.
To maximize this bat's potential, players should be able to generate a higher swing speed and exit velocity while facing college and professional velocity pitching.