Sam Bats CD1 Select Maple Bat. All of SAM BAT wood bats are produced from select maple logs. SAM BAT’s cutter takes great care to cut their wood with straight grain for strength.The CD1 is one of three of their most popular bat models. The CD1 is the model that we would recommend when transitioning from an aluminum bat to wood. SAM BAT is the standard by which all maple bats are measured. The CD1 is used by Troy Glaus, Jacques Jones, Dioner Navarro, and Hanley Ramirez.