2014 Rawlings Bat Lineup

2014 Rawlings Lineup

Debuting this fall, Rawlings is set to release their 2014 lineup. Eager to be on the cutting edge of design technology, they will be releasing updated models of their popular 5150 and 5150 Velo, as well as their brand new model – the Rawlings Trio.

Rawlings’ Precision Optimized Performance (pOp) Barrel Technology offers a unique feel by isolating extra weight to a smaller region of these bats, leading to a faster swing. The Comp Lite end cap is fused to the barrel using Rawlings’ Bi/fusion process, adding to the bat’s durability and performance.

2014 Rawlings 5150 Alloy
2014 Rawlings 5150
Continuing with their most successful line of baseball bats, the 5150 is back for 2014 and features a newer, sleeker design. Made from Rawlings’ ultra-responsive 5150 Alloy, the 5150 features both an extra-long barrel and an extremely low M.O.I.

2014 Rawlings 5150 Velo
2014 Rawling Velo
Rawlings is also bringing back the popular 5150 Velo. Much like the 5150, the Velo is comprised of Rawlings’ 5150 Alloy. However, unlike the 5150, the Velo features composite materials in the last two inches of the barrel. Doing so helps reduce the bat’s swing weight, making it one of the quickest bats on the market.

2014 Rawlings Trio2014 Rawlings TrioNew for 2014, the Trio features a three-piece hybrid design. The Trio blends Rawlings’ Comp Lite Endcap, 5150 Alloy barrel and composite handle to create an incredibly responsive bat. Together, they combine to give the Trio an ultra low M.O.I. – leading to a faster swing – and increased barrel flex. The Trio is available in both a Balanced and an End Loaded design.

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July’s Most Popular BBCOR Bats

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Our hottest BBCOR bats for the month of July at JustBats come from four different manufacturers. We are going to break down each of the top four BBCOR models to help you decide which bat is the right model for you and your swing.

2013 Rawlings VELO BBCOR
The 2013 Rawlings VELO BBCOR is a one-piece alloy bat that has a balanced swing weight. It is made of Rawlings’ 5150 Alloy, which allows the bat to meet BBCOR’s maximum allowable performance. Its low M.O.I. gives the VELO one of the lowest swing weights on the market.

2013 DeMarini M2M BBCOR
The 2013 DeMarini M2M BBCOR is a two-piece bat with an alloy barrel and an alloy handle. Being that this bat has two alloy pieces, the M2M has a stiff flex through the swing zone that provides maximum power upon contact. The bat also features an extended barrel that gives it a massive sweet spot. Due to the extended barrel, this bat may feel slightly end loaded.

2013 Easton XL3 BBCOR
The 2013 Easton XL3 BBCOR is a one-piece, 100% alloy bat that features an end loaded swing weight. Given that the XL3 is a one-piece bat, it is going to have a stiffer feel to it. It features an extended barrel, giving this bat a huge sweet spot.

2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha Balanced BBCOR
The 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha Balanced BBCOR is an extremely balanced one-piece alloy bat. Inside the barrel is Louisville Slugger’s Flex Band Technology, giving the Omaha one of the lowest swing weights among all of the BBCOR bats. The Omaha’s stiff handle allows more barrel flex to give players a greater trampoline effect on contact.

If you’re having trouble deciding which BBCOR bat is right for you, feel free to give our team of bat experts a call! Our toll-free number is 1-866-321-2287.

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Bat Dual: Rawlings 5150 & 5150 VELO

Ever since the Rawlings 5150 arrived on the scene it has been one of the hottest selling bat series on the market. With its balanced swing weight and incredible pop, the 5150 quickly caught the attention of ballplayers looking for a hot bat that gave them an advantage at the plate. That includes the South Carolina Gamecocks who used the 5150 during their 2010 NCAA World Series Championship season.

When Rawlings unveiled the 5150 VELO in early 2012, there was some confusion amongst 5150 enthusiasts as to which bat would be best suited for their game. JustBats.com would like to break down the differences between these two incredible bats and help you decide which bat fits your hitting style.

5150 Key Features:

  • One-piece alloy design
  • Constructed from 5150® alloy which is formulated for higher strength and increased flex.
  • Precision-Optimized Performance™ (pOp™) barrel technology – this isolates the added weight to a smaller region on the barrel, translating into increased bat speed
  • Decreased M.O.I. (Moment Of Inertia) increases bat speed
  • BBCOR & USSSA certified
  • BBCOR available in ½” and ½ oz. increments for a more customizable fit

5150 VELO Key Features:

  • One-piece alloy design
  • Constructed from 5150® alloy which is formulated for higher strength and increased flex.
  • Precision-Optimized Performance™ (pOp™) barrel technology – this isolates the added weight to a smaller region on the barrel, translating into increased bat speed
  • Comp-Lite (composite) end cap
  • Bifusion™ technology securely joins the Comp-Lite end cap to the alloy barrel.
  • Decreased M.O.I. (Moment Of Inertia) increases bat speed
  • BBCOR & USSSA certified

After breaking down the specs of each bat, you see that they are very similar in design except for the Comp-Lite end cap on the 5150 VELO. The composite end cap gives the 5150 VELO a lighter feel which improves bat speed through the zone. Overall, both bats are excellent options for the player who likes the feel of a balanced, one-piece bat with the 5150 VELO having a slightly lighter swing weight for increased bat speed.

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2012 Rawlings 5150 VELO: YB51V Youth

If you’re a younger player that’s wanting to increase your swing speed then this would be a great bat for you. The Rawlings 5150 VELO features a very lightweight design that helps younger players increase their swing speed and it also has thinner walls to help you hit the ball further. The VELO is also made from Rawlings 5150 alloy which is actually a lot stronger than most alloys used on other bats. The thinner walls on this bat also allow for a greater flex in the barrel give the batter an awesome trampoline effect. Ready to pick one up? Come grab it today from JustBats.com.