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Features

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

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  • -8 Length To Weight Ratio

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Colorway: Red / White

  • Aerospace-Grade Alloy Delivers Consistent Performance

  • New USA Baseball Certification Above The Grip

  • Perimeter Weighted End Cap Reduces Excess Weight For Faster Swing Speeds

  • Premium, Tacky Bat Grip Increases Comfort & Control

Description

Rawlings youth bats have been a staple in dugouts across the nation for countless seasons. The Raptor series is ready to roar! With a durable, high-strength, aerospace-grade alloy construction, these youth baseball bats are high-performing at a price point that won't be beaten. Rawlings has utilized their perimeter-weighted end cap to help transfer energy and reduce unnecessary weight for an ultralight feel and faster swing speeds. Plus, around the handle, a premium bat grip has been pre-wrapped to help increase control and comfort at the plate. Rawlings: The Mark Of A Pro!

This Rawlings Raptor USA Baseball Bat (US8R8) features a drop 8 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the USA Baseball certification. Because of that stamp, this model is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Dizzie Dean, Little League, and Pony. Scare away the competition and pick up one of these Rawlings baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, we're here from click to hit!

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horrible bat Brian parent

Pros: none

Cons: bent bat after 25 pitches

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working mans bat. it is what i thought it would be crnbred parent

Pros: durability, price and drop weight there are not a lot of drop 8s for 7sa bats..fewer in this price range. sweet spot seems a bit larger than comparable easton drop 8s.

Cons: look, it is a $60 bat. it wont have the fancey materials to increase speed , grip, or sweet spot. dont pay $60 and expect the same performance and feel of a quatro.

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Bent bat, returned, 2nd bat bent also Shannon parent

Pros: Color, price

Cons: Bent 1st bat after 1st practice, bent the replacement (returned the 1st) after 1st game. Son is 13 years old.

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Decent bad but not durable Steve C. parent

Pros: According to my 12 yr old son, the bat has a good pop. It was his favorite bat.

Cons: Durability is poor. 3 months after purchased, my son's coach discovered the bat was crooked. We returned to RAWLINGS and after a few weeks got a new bat. However, after 2 weeks of use, the bat was bent again and we were told we could not get another replacement. Spend a little more money to get a quality bat. Don't buy this bat.

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Don't waste your money Somer Parent

Pros: Cool looking

Cons: Bat bent after 2 practices, got a replacement and bent during 2 games later, during game he hits a ball and the replacement bent..cheaply made, this is false advertising saying it is aerospace grade alloy

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Drop 8 raptor Jose Salazar Parent

Pros: Good bat at a good price to have batters begin to handle heavier bats. My son has been swinging a drop 10 and is now beginning to swing the drop 8. The bat has a good pop and he says it feels good to swing.

Cons: Noe as of yet, only have had the bat for 2 weeks.

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Mixed feelings Jett Kord Coach

Pros: It has some very good pop to it.

Cons: My grandson is not strong but he has dents in the bat where he's hit the ball

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Will this bat hold up to machine pitch?
BR919
Yes, this 2018 Rawlings Raptor -8 USA Baseball Bat (US8R8) would be able to hold up to the demands of machine pitch play.
Ben
How does this bat compare to the Easton S450?
mbattles85
This 2018 Rawlings Raptor -8 USA Baseball Bat (US8R8) and the 2018 Easton S450 -8 USA Baseball Bat (YBB18S4508) are going to be very similar bats. Both bats are one-piece, all-alloy bats with -8 length-to-weight ratios.
Ben
Can this bat be used for the 2018 season? Does it meet the new bat standard?
craig
Yes, the 2018 Rawlings Raptor -8 USA Baseball Bat: US8R8 is approved for play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony. This bat meets the new standard if you play in one of these leagues.
Dan
Is this a big barrel bat?
dlove
The 2018 Rawlings Raptor -8 USA Baseball Bat: US8R8 has a 2 5/8" barrel diameter.
Tyler
I have a 6 yo in machine pitch. His 27" is too short this season. Will this model bat be suitable for machine pitch?
Casey
The Rawlings Raptor -8 USA Baseball Bat: US8R8 would work just fine in machine pitch. The only thing I would point out is that a -8 model is going to be quite heavy for a 6 year old player.
Tyler
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About the Brand

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 Raptor -8 USA Baseball Bat: US8R8
Approved For USA Bat
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats Youth Youth Big Barrel
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Orange
Deals Personalization Eligible Bundle and Save Closeout Bats
Length to Weight Ratio - 8
Material Aluminum
Price $0 - $99.99
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Rawlings

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