This DeMarini Pro Maple Composite Wood Baseball Bat (DX243 Adult) and the S243 will both be composite wood models that will feature all maple-wood shells on the barrels. However, the handles and cores of each bat will feature differing materials that are designed to make the bat more durable.
Hybrid bats are a good compromise between spending top dollar on a composite bat or a lower priced alloy bat that doesn’t incorporate the latest technology, or offer advantages to the batter. The cost of a top hybrid bat should be somewhere between a manufacturers top composite and alloy bats.
The Marucci Chase Utley Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CU26B Adult), when compared to the Marucci Andrew McCutchen Maple Wood Baseball Bat (CUTCH22C Cherry Adult, will feature a balanced swing weight, a more conventional handle knob and a slightly smaller taper with regards to the barrel (barrel diameter will be the same with both).