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Rawlings 5150 Alloy 2-5/8" BBCOR Bat -3oz (2017)
Be thrifty, buy this 5150!
MAD MAX says:
The year was 2011, and South Carolina just won the College World Series fueled by a bat that was fire truck red and loud as anything. That bat was the 5150, and that was the year Rawlings baseball bats got put on the map. The 5150 has gone through some changes since, and it was and will be this year a one-piece, all-alloy bat. As the years progressed Rawlings came out with the Velo, which was almost identical to the 5150. These two bats had one minor difference: The Velo had a composite end cap to give it better bat speed. The 5150 had this feature in 2016, and the truth is it didn't do as well because it was too similar to the Velo. The 5150 goes back to its roots in 2017, a one-piece, all-alloy bat with a nice balance. A lot of people will wonder if the Velo better balanced. The answer would be yes, but the 5150 has the advantage for younger kids because it comes in size 30/27 ounces.
Champions Choose Rawlings. It's that simple. The 5150 has fueled teams to the College World Series title game three out of the last five years by providing championship quality performance. The nation's top colleges choose the 5150 for its huge sweet spot and optimum balance.
- 2-5/8" barrel
- Ultra responsive, aerospace-grade Rawlings 5150 Alloy for ultimate performance and durability
- 0.50 BBCOR Certified
- Comp-Lite -- composite end cap creates balance for faster swing speed
- p0p 2.0 - Precision-Optimized-Performance technology enlarges the sweet spot translating into larger surface area for consistently crushing the ball
- 1-year manufacturer warranty
Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR Bat -3oz BB75 (2017)
BBCOR Certified Baseball Bat
The BBCOR formula provides a better measure of the bat's performance and therefore allows the rules committee and bat testing laboratories to better predict field performance based on lab tests. The goal is that non-wood bats that meet this new standard will perform similarly to wood bats. All BBCOR bats will incorporate a logo mark once certification approval is granted. This mark will be consistent across every approved bat design so umpires will easily identify approved bats.