Louisville Slugger Amish Veneer Ash MLB Prime Wood Baseball Bat. Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Ash has Strong timber, lighter weight. Pound for pound, ash is the strongest timber available. Ash has flexibility that isn’t found in other timbers, including maple. It tends to flex rather than break. This gives you a larger, more flexible sweet spot in terms of breakage. Due to ash being a lighter gross weight, we can produce a wider range of larger barrel models. MLB Prime Ash Wood Bat Features. Wood Amish Veneer Ash. Finish Black handle White barrel AFS. Handle 1516 inch. Barrel Medium. Turning Model C271 BP C271. Cupped Yes. Knob Date Yes.