This is the Marucci CU26 Chase Utley Maple Wood Bat - the same model, cut and finish as game model used by MLB All-Star Chase Utley. This bat has been engineered to his specific request to allow the head to get through the zone with power. The CU26 is designed for maximum bat speed and barrel whip. This is a great model for a player hitting for precision as well as power. The CU26 is also the best bat in the Marucci lineup for those transitioning from metal to wood for the first time.