Who Uses ProXR?
Athletes in many different sports are switching their grips to ProXR – in baseball, players like Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso, Orioles Cedric Mullins, Cardinals Tyler O’Neill and New York Mets Harrison Bader have switched to ProXR. And in the rapidly growing sport of pickleball, ProXR Pickleball has signed some of the top professional players in the world, including the No. 3 ranked men’s pro singles player Zane Navratil, No. 1 Women’s Senior Pro Doubles Beth Bellamy, No. 2 Men’s Senior Pro Doubles Dayne Gingrich, and two-time MLP MVP Lee Whitwell.
ProXR Is Athletic Performance
Grip is the final connection between an athlete and their performance in competition. ProXR’s growing success is founded on our innovative grip technology platform and our relentless pursuit to improve performance by optimizing athlete’s grip.
Who Is ProXR?
ProXR LLC is a privately held sports grip technology company founded in 2015 by St. Louis native Grady Phelan. The ProXR grip platform is based on ergonomics, biomechanics and a relentless focus on innovation. Where others have held fast to the constraints of history and tradition, ProXR leverages leading technologies to test and refine how athletic grip can be optimized in sports. In simpler terms, ProXR frees athletes to achieve their greatest performance by providing a grip connection between their hand and the bat, stick, club or paddle that allows the equipment to become a natural extension of their hands.
ProXR isn’t just innovative, it’s truly groundbreaking. It was first approved in 2006 by MLB for use in play and was first swung in 2010 by then New York Mets Mike Hessman, making ProXR the first angled knob bat ever used in MLB history. In 2011, Hessman’s bats were accepted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Since then, the number of collegiate and professional baseball players around the world who have switched to ProXR bats has exponentially increased.
What Is ProXR?
Since its first use in MLB, ProXR has strategically expanded its innovation portfolio to include grips specifically tailored to other sports such as hockey, lacrosse, field hockey, golf, pickleball, platform tennis, padel and even cricket. Each of these sports require an athlete to swing through intended contact – specifically when their hands cross over the central axis of the equipment. Regardless of how well an athlete uses ground force or how perfect their kinematic sequence is, the last link of the chain is their grip – and for most athletes, the conventional design of the grip they are using is acting like a speed bump to achieving their best performance.
We're doing for hands what Nike did for feet.
Grip connection is the final and most important link to elite athletic performance.
MLB and NCAA approve ProXR for play
ProXR bats accepted into National Baseball Hall of Fame, first angled knob bats ever used
ABCA Show in Nashville, ProXR wins Best of Show
Under Armour Future Show, ProXR places 4th out of 4,500 companies
Stadia Ventures names ProXR LLC to its first accelerator program
Wells Fargo Project Works, National Grand Prize Winner, $25K Grant
Old Hickory Bat Company signed license agreement with ProXR
Signed five MLB certified bat companies: Old Hickory Bat Company, MaxBat, Phoenix Bats, Dinger Bats and Dove Tail Bat Company to license the patented ProXR bat technology – representing 15% to 20% of the MLB bat market
ProXR Pickleball LLC founded
HR Derby Winner, Pete Alonso, NY Mets, Dove Tail Bat with ICON™ ProXR handle
ProXR Pickleeball signs the No. 3 ranked men’s pro singles player Zane Navratil, No. 1 Women’s Senior Pro Doubles Beth Bellamy, No. 2 Men’s Senior Pro Doubles Dayne Gingrich, and two-time MLP MVP Lee Whitwell
ProXR baseball bat, US patent granted
ProXR first hit in MLB history with angled knob bat, Mike Hessman (3B, NY Mets) (09/05/2010, double off the ivy at Wrigley Field; James Russell pitching)
ProXR LLC incorporated
NHL and NCAA approve TORCH® hockey knob for play
TORCH® Hockey Knob U.S. patent granted
ProXR first Grand Slam, (05/05/2019) Chicago Cubs Taylor Davis took St. Louis Cardinals starter Michael Wacha deep to left-center field at Wrigley Field
National Baseball Hall of Fame, first angled knob prototype accepted
During the 2018 and 2019 seasons, every MLB player who used ProXR had career hardest hits and longest home runs as tracked by Statcast
NCAA approves ProXR design for play in softball
ProXR signs MLB certified bat companies, Homewood Bat Company and JAW Bats.
New York Yankees, Harrison Bader uses DTB with ProXR ICON™ for post season, hits 5 homers in six games and leads yankees post season batting average .333
We believe every player can benefit from the ergonomic design of the ProXR handle. Let us help you find the right handle for your needs.