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  • -12 Length To Weight Ratio

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

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  • Balanced Swing Weight

  • Carbon Fiber Barrel Provides Premium Pop & Further Ball Flight

  • One-Piece, Composite Baseball Bat

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • New USA Baseball Certification

  • Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, Pony, & USSSA

  • Innovative End Cap Reduces Swing Weight For More Control

  • Lightweight Design Allows For Faster Bat Speeds

  • Colorway: Green | Navy

  • Standard Rawlings Bat Grip Optimizes Comfort

Description

Rawlings USA bats are leading the charge in improving batting averages across the nation. The Threat is inflicting fear into pitchers with its big barrel and bright cosmetics. With a one-piece, 100% composite construction, this model utilizes a carbon fiber barrel that improves trampoline and overall pop at the plate while offering a stiff feel at impact for further ball flight on contact. And with a lightweight, balanced design, the Rawlings Threat is the perfect option for younger players who are struggling with their swing speed. Let's not forget that each baseball bat comes pre-wrapped with a standard, tacky grip that enhances both comfort and control. Rawlings: The Mark of a Pro!

This Rawlings Threat USA Baseball Bat (US9T12) features a drop 12 length to weight ratio, a huge 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the USA Baseball certification. With that stamp, this model is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, Pony, and USA. Become a menace at the ballpark and buy one of these Rawlings USA baseball bats with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to hit!

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Nole17

Pros: Just received this bat, so too early to tell how it performs but wanted to give everyone an idea of the true weight... since everyone seems to be having the same problem with players aged 5-7 and the new USA bat rules, I was excited to see a -12 that had the bigger barrel finally released. I bought a 28/16. The true weight is 17.5 ounces. For comparison my son has a Demarini Uprising -10 27/17 that weights in at 19 ounces that he could swing pretty well (and has awesome pop for an aluminum 2 1/4 barrel) but was a tad too heavy for him. Will 1.5 ounces make any difference? Not sure yet. I'll try and post a follow up after it's broken in.

Cons: None so far other than the typical weighs more than the actual printed weight

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Find the SWEET SPOT MO parent

Pros: Weight is actually awesome. My 9yr old (10 May 29) just got the 30/18. Ordered late Monday and got Thursday in time for Saturdays game. Friday worked him out and he loved it. Game Day today went hitless, with bases loaded the lead off hitter asked if he could use it. Bombed a deep double. No "ping" noise off bat which is misleading but the ball really jumps off the bat. This evening we went and had BP and hitting the sweet spot is like GOLD!!!! miss the sweet spot you do get the sting! We've only hit for 3days but very impressed so far!

Cons: miss the sweet spot and you get some discomfort

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Awesome Bat! Brad S parent

Pros: My son was struggling at the plate his last 3 games. I got him this bat and he went 3 for 3 with a home run, double and single. He is very happy and loves the bat. The ball pops off the bat and the -12 length to weight ratio is perfect for him. This is a great product and would recommend to everyone

Cons: None

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Best USA Bat! Phil parent

Pros: Just got this bat on Friday so it's pretty early but so far this thing blows away the other lighter weight bats by a mile. My son has tried the Ghost X 2 piece and Ghost X Hyperlight. While their is more barrel length on both of the Ghosts (a couple inches) neighed comes close to the pop on the Threat. My son used a 2016 Easton S1 2 piece composite last season and the pop is almost the exact same. Plus my son is on the smaller side and with the bigger barrels being more end loaded he was really struggling getting a 28 through the zone with the Ghosts. Rawlings coming out with a drop 12 is a life saver. I just hope it has durability.

Cons: There is vibration on mishits but not any more than what came with the Ghost. I think the vibration is just something that is going to come with the new USA standards because the bats don't absorb as much without the trampoline effect.

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Nole17

Pros: Wanted to right a follow up... and I echo the other reviews. This bat is unreal! My son (6, almost 7) was struggling with his previous bat. We have hit BP with this one and I couldn't believe how far the ball was traveling... almost got my head taken off on one. I would consider this bat pretty hot out of the box, considering we've only put about 50 swings on it and the ball flies off. And yes, actually get one in the sweet spot and be prepared to be amazed. I would highly recommend this bat to anyone, and get it sooner than later. I have a feeling it's going to be a hot commodity once more people find out about it. My son also commented on the grip and how much he likes it... doesn't want to replace it.

Cons: None really - you're always going to get a little sting on mishits, but my son says this bat is way better than his others as far as the sting goes.

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**Best and most affordable USA Bat*** Jessica parent

Pros: Received bat only 2 days after ordering!! I'm very impressed with the Rawlings Threat bat. Hitting about 200 balls off the tee (rotating the bat after each hit) helps with the stiffness. I've really noticed a world of difference in my sons hitting at practices and in games.. The entire team is now using this bat, they all love it! Awesome "pop" sound when the ball makes contact with the bat. My son loves everything about this bat and i definitely recommend to any young little league player who's looking for a BIG confidence boost at the plate. I've done my research and For the price, the drop weight (-12) the barrel size (2 5/8) and best of all it being a composite bat you CANNOT find a better deal any place else like it that's USA stamped. Best decision i made was purchasing the Rawlings Threat for my son. Son is almost 10. Kinda small for his age compared to others his age. He has longer arms so i purchased the 28 inch, which is the perfect size for him.

Cons: None so far still new only had for 2 weeks.

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Great value jacob baseball player

Pros: light weight, perfectly slight end weighted. True to the weight published. 29/17 for my little 8U player. On food scale came in at 18.10 oz.

Cons: End cap looks cheap.

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Excellent Bat Jason G parent

Pros: True to weight. As advertised. Very happy with the bat

Cons: No issues.

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2018 Rawlings Threat Gilbert Buelna parent

Pros: Bought this bat for my son and he loves it.

Cons: No cons so far

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Wow how are these legal!! Diamond Dawg parent

Pros: Ball just jumps off the barrel like a normal full composite bat.

Cons: none

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Rawlings USA One piece -12 the legendary Deuce.. coach

Pros: ultra balanced and super lightweight one piece composite. good feel on sweet spot hits, pop increased after about 250 hits. weighs very true to stated weight. swings like a lighter bersion of the 5150..overall a good choice for those looking to shed an ounce or two...

Cons: Single piece composites are notorious for hand sting on mis-hits. It took a while to break in & open up..

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Great Bat, definitely recommend Black Ops parent

Pros: very light, durable bat.

Cons: nothing yet

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nice bat woody parent

Pros: ball jumps off the bat with no ping feels great in my hands hitting infield hit the sweet spot and you'll see

Cons: miss the sweet spot feel vibration like any other bat

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the threat is real The Legandary Deuce coach

Pros: ultra-light swinging bat thats close to its listed weight, with a balanced feel & nice sized barrel.. the barrel profile is similar to the 5150, but in a one piece composite design. it shows good pop, better then the Ghost-X now that its broken in. comes with a nice stock grip..

Cons: some sting on mis-hits, nothing too bad, but thats to be expected..

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Super Lite and Lot of Pop Batting_Coach parent

Pros: My Son plays Travel ball and Select AAU and his bat has been the 618 Solo. I have been mixing in Threat when he starts to feel a little tired in tournaments after 2 or 3 games. My son is a line drive hitter and the Rawlings has produced some shots that Rival the Mako Beast that he plays in AAU in terms of exit velocity. The bat is quiet and in our last tournament the other team didn't react when the ball was scorched through the infield about head high. Couple of the dads were talking about how quiet the bat is and it catches you off guard. Great balance and his 29/17 weighs 17.7oz on a scale. End cap really cheapens the bat and the grip is slippery. Replaced ours with a black Lizard Skin and it feels a lot better. Bat has some vibration but on a scale of 1-10, Rawlings a 4, Solo a 3 and Ghost X HL a 8 for comparison. I think once the bat breaks in it may overtake the Solo as the USA bat of choice. Smaller kids will love it and make the game easier and more enjoyable to play.

Cons: Cheap endcap and grip. Seeing some reviews about the barrel cracking but so far so good with my 8yr old using it. If you like the Ping of the Rawlings 5050, Voodoo or Solo, you will scratch your head because the exit velocity doesn't match the sound of the bat. Its a very muted thwack noise like the barrel is full of cotton balls.

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easy to swing, not a lot of umph for bigger kids SG parent

Pros: easy to swing, -12 ratio is accurate

Cons: Bought for my 13 year old and although he can swing it fast, I prefer a heavier bat to really get the ball going. I think this bat is better for young kids.

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Best USA BAT of 2018! Jeff Harper parent

Pros: This bat is the lightest big barrel USA bat of 2018 and since all the new bats have no trampoline effect bat speed is critical. The price is a no brainier being the cheapest one piece composite bat ever offered, less than 50% of what you would expect to pay, actually cheaper than the better alloy bats! Our 29 came in at 17.70 oz. after being re-griped with 1.1 Lizard skin. Just .70 more than the stated weight all U.S.A. bats are on the heavy side but this one is the closest to the stated weight I have seen. My 8 year old hits deeper into the out field with this bat than any other and can adjust his swing easier to accommodate those 60 mile per hour pitches. If your kid is 60 to 70 pounds this is your bat! We have gone through 6 USA bats all ready ,not to mention several wood bats so believe me he has hit all the lighter bats.

Cons: Like all one piece bats a mis hit ball will sting your hands. This will teach kids to hit better, miss the sweet spot pay the price, better swing training than a shock collar! If your kid miss hits a lot at first ,thick batting gloves will help. My son says lizard skin also helps it is thinner 1.1mm but dose better at reducing vibrations. Over all you won't be disappointed, believe me this bat hits bombs!

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Pros: good value and good pop off sweet spot.

Cons: ..

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Not Too Good To Be True Matt parent

Pros: This bat offers a lot for the money and I don't see another bat that compares for this price. The specs seem almost too good to be true, but the bat delivers. So far, my son loves it. It's the only drop -12 I could find for my son. Justbats.com shipped fast.

Cons: None as long as the composite material holds up

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Piece of Junk Jack Hoba coach

Pros: Light. Feels good to swing

Cons: terrible vibration. No Pop. Do not buy. If you bought, return it.

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1 1 coach

Pros: Great bat, good pop, easy for smaller guys to swing with power

Cons: If you miss the sweet spot, its gonna hurt

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Great Bat for 8-9 year old Jim parent

Pros: Light Nice sweet spot

Cons: Durability

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Cracked Toby parent

Pros: nice looking bat and feels good in my sons hands

Cons: barrel cracked in 3 places 2 months into using. very disappointed. warranty was honored but still a let down.

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WOW get this bat! P Lin Coach

Pros: LOTS of POP Light weight Price for composite My son plays travel and PONY, the USA bats as everyone knows are bad. For PONY, my 9 year old son has the LS 618 Solo, LS 619 Solo Speed, Easton Ghost X, Easton Beast X, and the Rawlings Threat. The threat is by far the best bat with the most pop out there for USA. He hasn't complained at all from the "sting" that many people having been bringing up.

Cons: No frills, cheap looking end cap, meh grip. Have not compared this with the USA CF Zen yet, but they are worlds apart pricewise.

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Very small sweet spot Mike Coach

Pros: Bat

Cons: Bat

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good idea but poor bat Mike Parent

Pros: The bat is light and my son can easily swing it

Cons: It is a dead bat and has no pop

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Amazing bat Mike Parent

Pros: My son has been ripping the ball since he started using it..

Cons: None.

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Didn’t last a year Beth Parent

Pros: My 9 year old got this bat less than a year ago and used it in the World Series. Worked great, good pop. Vibration was an issue sometimes but overall gave him more power. Several team members tried it and all loved it.

Cons: The other day it cracked. We were crushed but Rawlings is honoring the warranty since we are still in the 1st year.

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Finally Hawaiian Parent

Pros: Finally, a company who cares enough to put a product out there that doesn't discriminate a players size. My son is 6 years old who has been playing 8u pinto since he was 5. He is not very big for his age but makes up for it in his physical ability, God given talent and love for the game. Our league falls under the Pony umbrella so it was nearly impossible to find a USA/yb spec bat with a length/weight ratio for my son until now...Hopefully other companies will follow Rawlings lead, because there are alot of talented young players out there (especially in Hawaii) that cant obtain the right equipment because no one makes it.????????????

Cons: Only bat of its kind

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Great bat Gregory Lambert Parent

Pros: Light weight seems to hold up well my grandson and about half his little league team love it

Cons: Haven’t found any yet

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Worst bat!!! Brian patterson Coach

Pros: None

Cons: Vibrates with every contact

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Vibration Central Paul Parent

Pros: 8yr old son loves the look, the feel, the weight.

Cons: Not much pop and way too much vibration. 28" 16oz was a mistake so I can't fault the bat too much. I think I chose the wrong length/weight combo.

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Waste of money!! Heath Lack Coach

Pros: Non!!

Cons: Dead bat. Not sure if it's just this particular bat or what. My son hits hard and can barely get it to the outfield like he can other bats! We have the USA 27" -12 .

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Stinks! Byron Coach

Pros: Honestly, other than a lite bat, I can't think of any.

Cons: No pop, just a dead bat. Wasted money. Get what you pay for I guess.

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Rawlins Threat Mike Parent

Pros: Nice bat. Good for the price.

Cons: Vibration

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Rawlings threat Izaack Coach

Pros: Light with some pop. Small barrel should help batter train to hit sweet spot.

Cons: Vibrates a lot.

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Baseball threat USA baseball bat Kyle Player

Pros: At beginning it feels weird then you get used to it

Cons: None yet

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USA threat baseball bat Kyle Player

Pros: A very good bat

Cons: Hurts when you don’t hit the sweet spot

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Nice fast swinging bat JS Coach

Pros: One of the lightest USA bats around. Plenty of pop with nice auditory and tactile feedback.

Cons: One piece design is not as forgiving as the two and three piece designs when it comes to hits off of the end of the barrel.

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Great bat for the price David Farrell Coach

Pros: My son and his 8U team love it 27 drop 12 Good pop right out of the rapper Lowe drag

Cons: Non yet

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Hard to tell, but... Michael Parent

Pros: Very popular bat in League and All-Star play. My 7u son is not hitting well at the time so it's hard to tell. Mis-hits, especially off the end of the barrel, seem pretty dead. Well-struck balls do just fine. I haven't weighed the bat but it feels very similar to his DeMarini which is supposed to be 2oz heavier. All-in-all, for the money and for being a USA bat it's been a good purchase.

Cons: Size of the sweet spot? Weight?

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Pleasantly Surprised Brandon Coach

Pros: Best USA baseball approved bat we have bought yet! Lightweight, priced great for a composite bat! We have tried the ghost,demarini voodoo and the louisville slugger and none compare. This at actually weighs what they claim it does! Only reason I can’t give 5 stars is because it’s still not a usssa bat but it’s definitely better than all the expensive USA baseball bats we’ve tried!

Cons: None other than it not being a two piece bat and the regulations imposed by USA baseball(no fault of the bat/manufacturer)

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Not that well built Jeff Parent

Pros: Price

Cons: Cheap

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Great bat! Jacob Coach

Pros: Bought this bat for my 7 yr old. Wasn't sure about a composite bat, heard a lot about them cracking. This is a mean little bat! We got the 28 inch because we figured he'd grow into it. Hes about 45 inches tall and wasnt going to buy a bat hed grow out of in a season. He is able to swing it really fast and easily gets the ball to the deep outfield with it. I have used this bat myself and have had no issues with cracking. You do need to break it in. About 250 hits should do it. All in all a great bat that he really enjoys using

Cons: Bat is fairly quiet but that's really a non issue

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Lightweight & Balanced Chad Coach

Pros: Balanced with a very light swing weight. Plenty of pop after the bat is broken in (highly recommend 150+ minimum hits off of tee, while rotating the bat, before using) Color really pops.

Cons: Lots of vibration on mishits, we wrapped 1.1mm lizard skin over the stock grip to help but it still has a slight sting if you miss the sweet spot. Needs broken in before use. End cap looks cheap and chips easily but is still tight after heavy use.

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Great bat! Steve Porter Coach

Pros: Good pop in this bat; lightweight and durable.

Cons: None

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Cheaply Made Jeff Parent

Pros: The worst bat I’ve ever bought! Very disappointed

Cons: Don’t buy

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son loves it Piper Parent

Pros: 7yr old in coach pitch. He loves this bat! Best bat for the $$$ we have found

Cons: None

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Great starter bat Ryan Neumann Coach

Pros: My son played with this bat for a total of two seasons of travel and two of rec. ball and it worked great as he's not a large kid. For a USA bat, it performed as expected. The balanced swing was a huge benefit for a medium-size kid.

Cons: After two seasons he broke his bat while taking BP last night. It didn't break in half and the end cap is still in good shape but it cracked right in the sweet spot and shattered the paint where the ball hit the bat.

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NICE BAT JIMBO Parent

Pros: LIGHT ENOUGH FOR MY SON WHILE STILL BEING USA APPROVED

Cons: NONE YET

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Great for price range Piper Parent

Pros: Closer to advertised weight than most. Good hitter right out of the package and improves as it breaks in. Hard to beat in this price range !

Cons: None so far

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Threat DeShawn Player

Pros: Like this bat. It is light and feels good to swing. If they would make this bat in an other colour and 2 piece, this would be the best bat in the world.

Cons: Doesn't have a big sweet spot. If you mis the sweet spot, you can feel the vibration very bad.

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Terrible Anonymous Parent

Pros: None

Cons: Terrible vibration Bad pop Decent durability

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Not much bang for your buck Daniel A Coach

Pros: Good weight to length ratio for the younger kids.

Cons: Not much pop. I was disappointed by the lack of pop for the price.

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Terrible! Anonymous Parent

Pros: none

Cons: vibration hurt my son even on the barrel weak bat broke in a month

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How does this compare to the Solo or other similar USA bats? I'm looking for overall quality and performance. Also, does this actually ship today if purchased? It looks like it is still on pre-order on the Rawlings site.
Jason
It would be hard to compare the 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 to other USA bats as this is a new release model and we do not know much currently about the bat from a performance or swing weight feel. This is a big barrel -12 model which is the first one we have carried and it would ship as we do have them in stock.
Cameron
When will these be in stock?
Matt
The 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 are currently in stock. We have 28 inches up to 31 inches.
Cameron
What type of break in is required?
matt
The 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 is a composite bat so it will require a short break in period. Composite baseball bats are going to need around 150 to 200 hits on them to start performing up to their potential. When breaking in a composite baseball bat, it is important to start off at about 50% power and gradually increase as your swing count rises. It is also important to rotate the bat about a 1/4 inch on every swing; this ensures that your bat gets evenly broken in.
Tori
What's the true/actual weight on this one?
Big dawg
At this time we have not had the chance to weigh the 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 as we do not have this model currently in our showroom.
Cameron
Is it the same composite material as the Quatro?
Little Dawg
The 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 does not feature the same composite material as the Quatro.
Cameron
I'm shopping for a player who is 4'8" & 91 lbs. What size would you recommend? Also, do you know the true weight of this bat yet?
the legendary Deuce
We would suggest a 30" length for their height and weight. Any bat purchased will weigh about .5-2oz heavier than the listed amount due to factors like the paint, end cap glue, and grip tape adhesive not being factored into the listed weight, so the 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA (US9T12) would fall somewhere in that range most likely.
Kyle J.
Does this bat have a good pop to it as far as sound? We are having trouble finding a good USA labeled bat. We purchased one and it sounds dead as a door-nail.
#baseballfamily
With the 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 being a newer release we do not know much about this bat pertaining to its performance or durability. With it being a composite bat it will feature more of a wood like sound. Since these new USA bats have thicker walls the sound off the bat will differ compared to the USSSA bats players have been using previously.
Cameron
Have you heard anything about a 27", -12 Rawlings Threat which was listed on Amazon and due to be released on 6/30/18?
Tony
We have not heard of any release date for more 27" Rawlings Threat models, though we have placed an order to receive another shipment from Rawlings.
Kyle J.
Does the bat have to be broken in?
dj
With the 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 being made of composite material, it would benefit from a break in period. To break in the bat, the player would want to begin hitting off a tee while rotating the bat 1/4 turn between swings for an even break in. Generally, this takes about 200-300 swings for the USA bats.
Logan
My son is 5 years old, 4 ft tall and 65lbs. He is currently using the ghost x hyperlite and loves it, but going into all stars, he needs a USA approved bat. Would this bat be a good option for him?
CG
As the lightest drop weight on the market for USA certified bats, the 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 should serve as a high performing option for your player to comfortably use.
Tyler
My son is 45 inches tall. He currently has two 27 inch bats that he likes (-13 and -10), but neither is USA approved. Will the Rawlings Threat 28 inch bat be appropriate for him? I wasn't sure if it would be too long, or if 1 inch would make a huge difference?
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Given your player's past bats and current size, I believe the 28" option of the 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 would be a great fit for them.
Tyler
My son used his bat last night at practice before breaking it in. Is that a problem? Is it okay to still go ahead and break it in?
Bry
While it is ideal to break in composite bats so that they reach their highest performance potential quickly, I would recommend that your player keep using his Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat (US9T12) as he normally would. If possible, he should try to rotate the barrel with each swing to ensure that the whole barrel is broken in. As he keeps using the bat, it will continue to break in and will reach its highest performance potential.
Taylor
My son is 9 years old, 4'6 inches tall, and weighs 71 lbs. He was using a 29'' during the regular season and a 30'' during the summer. Tables online say he should use a 30'', but coaches commented that 30 looked too big. Should we go back to a 29?
GV
Based upon your players information I would recommend going with a 29'' model. If you are wanting to account for growth a 30'' option in the 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 would also do well.
Max
What's the best way to break in a Rawlings Threat? Should my husband break it in or my son? We were worried we would mess up his swing speed if he changes it to break in bat? Should we do it off of the tee or can the bat be hit at regular speed? Just want top make sure we break it in right.
Baseball mom
We generally recommend 100-150 swings off a tee or soft toss to break a bat in, rotating it about 1/4" each swing. Ideally you want to use about a 3/4" power swing, but full swings will work also as long as you are doing soft toss or tee work. I do not recommend adults trying to break in youth bats however, due to the obvious difference in swing power.
Kyle J.
How does the swing weight compare to a DeMarini Voodoo One?
Dan
The 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 will have a slightly lighter swing weight.
Tori
Is there a newer version for this model, like a 2019 model?
carlos
There will be a newer version of the 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 , but it will be a -10 instead of a -12 and a USSSA model. If you are still wanting to take a look at the 2019 model it is the 2019 Rawlings Threat -10 USSSA Baseball Bat: UT9T10.
Max
My son is 50 inches tall and weighs 58 pounds. Which size should I go with?
John
Based on your son's height and weight, I would recommend getting the 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 in a 28''.
Tori
So what’s the true weight on 29 / 17 oz bat?
Victor uribe
The Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 will run, on average, roughly 0.5 ounces heavier than the listed weight. Thus a 17 ounce model will weigh closer to 17.5 ounces.
Cameron
What is the true weight of the 27/15 bat?
Brian
I was not able to weigh a 27"/15 oz, but I did weigh a 30"/18 oz bat of this Rawlings Threat, and it weighed in at 18.2 oz.
Kyle J.
Is this bat USSSA approved?
Rober
The Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 will be USA approved, not USSSA approved. The USSSA approved model can be viewed at https://www.justbats.com/product/2019-rawlings-threat--10-usssa-baseball-bat--ut9t10/30109/.
Max
Is this bat USSSA certified?
Janelle
While the Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 is allowed for use in USSSA play, you will not want to use it in USSSA games because the performance is noticeably lower given the USA stamp it has.
Tyler
Is it ok to hit baseballs in 50 degree weather with this bat?
Rachel
The Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12 could certainly be used in any weather. As the temp drops, a composite bat like the Threat could potentially break down quicker.
Cameron
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Rawlings is a major manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, basketball, and football, as well as licensed MLB, NFL, and NCAA retail products. Rawlings is a major supplier to professional, collegiate, interscholastic and amateur organizations worldwide, including the Official Baseball Supplier to Major League Baseball.

The first real innovation in glove making occurred in 1912 when Rawlings Sporting Goods Company introduced the "Sure Catch" glove, which was "endorsed by leading players all over the country." The Sure Catch was a one-piece glove with sewn-in finger channels and looked better suited for a duck's foot than a man's hand. Catchers' mitts used at the time were large and bulky with a single leather thong passing for a web.

In 1920, Bill Doak, a journeyman pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, approached Rawlings with an idea for improving the baseball glove from a mere protective device to a genuine aid in fielding. The "Bill Doak" model was so revolutionary that it stayed in Rawlings' line until 1953. Its key feature was a multi-thong web laced into the first finger and thumb, which created for the first time in baseball's young life, a natural pocket.

In 1925, Rawlings unveiled a three-fingered fielder's glove, and ten years later improved the Bill Doak model with a two-piece leather web. At the same time, the "T" web became a rage for first basemen's mitts. The pocket underwent a pronounced change in 1941 when the Trapper Mitt, also known as the Claw, appeared. The "Deep Well" pocket was so unique that Rawlings quickly patented it. The design was improved in 1950 by adding a leather piece across the top. Another significant creation occurred in 1948 with the three-fingered Playmaker. A five-fingered fielder's model, with all fingers laced together, provided greater pocket control.

The six-fingered Trap-Eze evolved in the 1960's. In more recent years, Rawlings produced the Fastback design, which gives a glove a snugger fit, greater extension, and overall control. The Holdster is a slot through which a finger can be extended for additional protection from impacts on the pocket. Then, there is the Edge-U-Cated Heel with its extended U-shaped lacing and the Pro H Web and much-copied Basket Web.

Some of Rawlings more recent glove innovations also include the unique Spin-Stopper design which reduces ball spin when the ball hits the glove, and the Cantilever glove design feature that provides a cushioned area between the hand and the glove's palm area. In all, Rawlings has produced and patented more functionally innovative glove features and designs than that of any other glove manufacturer. The result is that the modern baseball glove is much larger, more comfortable, better padded and made to last far longer than its ancestors. It is not uncommon to see today's Major League players wearing the same Rawlings' glove they wore during their college playing days. In fact, Rawlings is the #1 glove in the major leagues. Rawlings maintains about 65 models of baseball and softball mitts and gloves in its line. The prototypes of virtually all of them have been field tested by professionals before entering a sporting goods dealer's inventory.

Bat Properties

Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat: US9T12
Approved For USA Bat
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats Youth Big Barrel
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Green Navy
Deals Personalization Eligible Used
Length to Weight Ratio -12
Material Composite
Price $100 - $199.99 $0 - $99.99
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Rawlings

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