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Bat #1: 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5

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Bat Pack 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 and Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bats: WTLUBS719B5 and US8V5
Bat Pack 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 and Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bats: WTLUBS719B5 and US8V5
Bat Pack 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 and Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bats: WTLUBS719B5 and US8V5
Bat Pack 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 and Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bats: WTLUBS719B5 and US8V5
Bat Pack 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 and Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bats: WTLUBS719B5 and US8V5
2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5

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Bat Pack 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 and Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bats: WTLUBS719B5 and US8V5
Bat Pack 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 and Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bats: WTLUBS719B5 and US8V5
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Bat #1: 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5

Bat #2: Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5

Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 100% Composite Handle Offers Maximum Durability & Power

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • -5 Length To Weight Ratio

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

  • Balanced Swing Weight For The Ultimate Speed & Power Combination

  • Colorway: Red / White / Blue / Black

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Hot Out Of The Wrapper Performance

  • Maximum Durability & Power On Contact

  • NEW LS Pro Comfort Grip For Perfect Tack & Cushion

  • Recommended For Contact & Power Hitters

  • ST 7U1+ Alloy Barrel Offers Huge Sweet Spot

  • Three-Piece, Hybrid Baseball Bat

  • Updated SBC End Cap For Increased Swing Speed & Maximum Control

  • USA Baseball (USABat) Certified Stamp

  • VCX Technology Creates A Feel Unique To Each Player Type

  • VCX Technology Creates Independent Movement Between Barrel & Handle

Description

Increase your swing speed with this 2019 Louisville Slugger Select Hybrid 719 baseball bat. The 3-piece hybrid construction creates a strong and durable baseball bat with plenty of pop for hitting deep. A solid crack on the bat starts with swing speed, which is why this Louisville Slugger sports a new Speed Ballistic Composite end cap that slices through the air without sacrificing control. The patented VCX technology allows for independent movement between the barrel and the handle that controls vibration and provides unmatched feel on contact. VCXTM technology creates a feel unique to each sport and player type. The balanced swing weight lets the bat do some of the work when you're hitting for power, or when you need that extra swing speed to push your momentum to the max. Louisville Slugger: Others Make Bats, We Make History.

This Louisville Slugger Select Hybrid 719 baseball bat (WTLUBS719B5) features a drop 5 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the USA baseball stamp making this bat approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony baseball. The LS Pro Comfort Grip pairs with a tapered handle for a bat that you can get a real handle on when swinging at fastballs or for slower changeups. Stare down the toughest throwers in the league when you go up to bat holding this Select Hybrid series bat that ships at no cost and comes with a one 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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Oof bad bat Yoyo Other

Pros: None

Cons: The bat itself

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Don’t read the 1 star reviews Freddie Parent

Pros: This bat has better pop then any of the comparable bats . We have a drop 8 Easton Beast pro which is is a good bat but vibrates so we picked up the Louisville 719 And the ball is jumping

Cons: Before you write a review make sure you can hit the ball .

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Immediate improvement for my 10 year old son M H Parent

Pros: Our league transitioned to a USA bats this year. This drop 5 bat has added 20 feet to typical hits and much more power. Barrel is good size and little sting from hits off the sweet spot. Highly recommend if the weight is no to much to get bat around and keep bat speed.

Cons: None

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No complaints Jeremy Coach

Pros: Best usa bat I've seen yet.

Cons: None

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you hit the ball you love the bat! Noah Mundt Player

Pros: everything about the bat

Cons: nothin

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Great bat! Tom Parent

Pros: Good balance for quick swings with decent pop on contact. My son loves the bat and so do his teammates who have been using it in games.

Cons: None. Recommended for contact hitters.

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Yeet Y33t Player

Pros: They good

Cons: None

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???? Gabe Ruth Player

Pros: Nice pop. One of the good new regulation Usa bat

Cons: None

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Best USA bat that is a drop 5 Baseball Player

Pros: It is just a all in great bat Would recommend to a friend for sure

Cons: None

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Great! First swing, first hit home run. 385' Josh Player

Pros: Pop Feel Balanced weight

Cons: Non so far

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Unhappy Dean Schwoegler Parent

Pros: None

Cons: We like the Easton Beast much better for everything. We stopped using the Louisville after one session of hitting about 20 balls.

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Great Bat Justi Winke Parent

Pros: We bought this bat used and it was almost in brand new condition. My son loves it!

Cons: None

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No pop Mike Parent

Pros: Nothing

Cons: No pop

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Loving the LS Select! Ben Parent

Pros: General feel, POP!, no vibration love the colours

Cons: Surface scratches easily.. We’re in Australia and it’s a massive Con that you guys won’t ship down here!! I had to ship it to a friend’s mum in US and she had to bring it back with her... Please ship to Australia you have LOTS of people ready to buy bats from you if you would allow shipping here!! ??

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Awesome bat Dale Rider Parent

Pros: This bat has amazing pop I bought this for 13 year old son to use and he took to his tournaments and everyone on his team used the bat and the whole team liked it we played a total of two tournaments with it and there was a total of five homeruns hit with it.

Cons: None

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Have a question about the 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

Assuming comparable bat speed. Will the additional weight of the -5 compared to the -8 add velocity to the ball off the bat or do the USA rules require drop-down performance for heavier bats?
Mark
All things being comparable, the additional weight/mass will add velocity to the ball off the bat. With the USA certification, bats of the same size will have similar performance. The 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 will experience increased velocity over the -8 option.
Daveron
My son is 5’3, 129 lbs, would you recommend 31" or 32"?
Gabe
With your son's specifications, we recommend ordering the Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 in a size 31".
Dani
My grandson is 5’7” weighs 235 lbs and is 11 years old. He needs aUSA approved bat. What size would you recommend-32 or 33?
Kelly
With the player specs listed, a 33" option of the Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 would best fit your player.
Daveron
My son is 14 yrs old, weighs about 110 lbs and is about 5'8" tall. What length do you recommend?
Josh
Based on your player's height and weight, I would recommend a 31" length of this 2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS719B5).
Ben
I’m 13, 5’7" and 120 pounds. I will be playing Babe Ruth Baseball this season. Would you recommend the Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS719B5) or Louisville Slugger Prime 919 -10 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBP919B10)?
Kian
Based on your age, height and weight, I would recommend the Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBS719B5). As long as you are comfortable with the drop 5 length to weight ratio, this model would not only provide more mass behind your hits but will also help as you start transitioning towards the drop 3 BBCOR bats that are required in high school.
Taylor
Is this bat aluminum or composite?
Tryan Henderson
This Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA (WTLUBS719B5) bat is a hybrid model with an aluminum barrel and a composite handle.
Kyle
What drop would you recommend for a 15 year old?
Juan
I would normally recommend a -3 BBCOR model for a 15 year old, since they will be required to use a -3 model once they reach high school, and many middle school leagues require BBCOR as well. You can certainly use a -5 model if you need a lighter bat, but just be aware that it will not be allowed at age 16 and up.
Kyle
Is this bat approved for USSSA?
Rob Beeler
Though the Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 will not feature the USSSA stamp, it would be allowed in travel tournament play. As a note, the USA certification on this option has a lower performance threshold. A player would be at a disadvantage to use a USA bat in USSSA travel tournament play.
Daveron
Is this bat a good bat for very strong hitters?
josh
The Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 is effective for contact and power hitters. It helps with swing speed, while still generating power and would be a good choice for strong hitters.
Tori
Does this bat require a break in period before reaching maximum pop?
Scot
The Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 features an alloy barrel and thus does not require a break-in period.
Cameron
How does the 2019 LS Select 719 -5 compare to the 2018 LS Select 718 -5 in terms of balanced or end-loaded and swing weight? My son just turned 13 and is transitioning from a -8. Has swing more balanced bats for the most part but looking for something more mid-level balanced. I’ve heard the 718 is very end-loaded and swings heavy.
Mark
There is not much difference in overall feel between the Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5 and the 718. Both have more of a power balanced feel that would make them feel a little bit heavier.
Tori
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About the Brand

In 1842, J. Frederick Hillerich emigrated with his family from Baden-Baden, Germany to the United States. Eight years before, the 1834 Book of Sports had made its debut as the nation's first publication covering baseball. But when he arrived in Baltimore, J. Frederick Hillerich would never have dreamed of the future impact his family would have on America's favorite pastime.

After a short while, the Hillerichs moved to Louisville, where J. Fred started a woodworking shop in 1856. Two of his sons, Adam and John Andrew "Bud" were born in the United States and would later join their father in his business. By 1864 "J.F. Hillerich, Job Turning" was in operation and filled orders for businesses by custom-turning everything from balusters to bedposts.

The firm thrived, and by 1875 the little woodworking shop employed about 20 people. In 1880 Bud Hillerich, who was an amateur baseball player, became an apprentice in his father's shop. Young Bud made his own baseball bats along with bats for several of his teammates.

The debate over the origins of the first bat continues to generate controversy among baseball enthusiasts, but the younger Hillerich was most certainly involved in getting his father's business involved with what would become the company's signature item. According to company legend, the first bat was turned by Bud for Pete "The Old Gladiator" Browning in 1884. Browning was a star on Louisville's professional American Association team - the Eclipse. On a spring afternoon Bud, then seventeen, witnessed Browning break his favorite bat. Bud offered to make a bat for his hero, and Browning accepted. After the young wood shop apprentice lathed a quality stick from white ash, according to the story, Browning got three hits with it in the next game.

Louisville Slugger gloves are worn by more pitchers in Major League Baseball than any other glove.

Bat Properties

2019 Louisville Slugger Select 719 -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS719B5
Approved For USA Bat
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats Youth Youth Big Barrel
Bat Construction Three-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black
Deals Personalization Eligible Closeout Bats Deal Of The Day Bundle and Save Used
Length to Weight Ratio - 5
Material Half and Half
Price $100 - $199.99 $0 - $99.99
Series Select
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Louisville Slugger

Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • -5 Length To Weight Ratio

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Acoustic Alloy Delivers The Loudest Ping In The Game

  • Balanced Swing Weight

  • Colorway: Black / Gray / Blue

  • Comp-Lite End Cap Enhances Balance & Increases Swing Speeds

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • High-Performance Straight Wall Barrel Optimizes Exit Speed

  • One-Piece, Hybrid Baseball Bat

  • Precision Laser pOp 2.0 Increases Barrel Flex For Superior Pop

  • Tackified, Synthetic Bat Grip Delivers More Control

  • Tru-View Technology Reveals 100% Aluminum Alloy Composition

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

  • New USA Baseball Certification Stamp

Description

New for the season! Rawlings baseball bats have been pushing the limits of perfection for many years and it doesn't look like they are going to stop anytime soon. No matter what league you're in, you can always count on the fact that Rawlings bats are above the standard. With the VELO, you can step into the batter's box knowing that you have one of the loudest and most balanced bats in the business. It all starts with the Acoustic alloy where the proof is in the ping! This model is intended for your top of the lineup hitter. If you've mastered the art of hitting to the gaps and getting on base, there is no better option than the Rawlings VELO. Thanks in large part to the Comp-Lite end cap, this baseball bat offers insane balance while generating faster swing speeds than ever before. With the Precision pOp 2.0 technology, Rawlings utilizes a lasered groove through the sweet spot that helps increase barrel flexibility for superior pop. This one-piece, hybrid design is bound to be a favorite in the dugout for those who want to catch up to faster pitch speeds. Rawlings: Above The Standard!

This Rawlings VELO USA Baseball Bat (US8V5) features a drop 5 length to weight ratio, a standard 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the new USA Bat stamp. With that new stamp, this model is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony. Step up to the plate with one of the most balanced sticks in baseball and buy one of these VELO baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Remember, we're here for you from click to hit!

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Rawlings Velo -5 Joe H. player

Pros: a bat rep held a demo at our local little league complex. he brought Rawlings, Demarini, Easton. Prior to the demo, I had already settled on a new Ghost X -10 for my 11 yr old who will be 12 in 2018 LL season. He hit with all of them, he preferred the Rawlings Velo -5. Most everyone in our area is all Easton. We have had 5 different Mako's and loved them all but he said the Rawlings felt the best, so that's what I got. As far as lack of pop, he was still able to drive the ball 200 ft, same as he could with the Easton 32/20 mako that he has now. This bat makes a huge "ping". Reminds you of the good old days before composites.

Cons: None so far, bat was demo'd only.

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Great bat Mike S player

Pros: large sweet spot

Cons: vibration can be a problem

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I've seen the word "Hybrid" associated with some of the new USA bats like this VELO -5. Does having a composite end cap make it a Hybrid or is there composite somewhere in the barrel?
ACRod
The 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5 is considered a "hybrid bat" due to the composite end cap. The rest of the bat, including the barrel, is made from alloy.
Cameron
Is this bat approved for 13U teams playing USSSA tournaments?
Don Totten
The 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5 is approved for USSSA tournaments at the 13U level.
Cameron
Will this bat have more pop than the Easton Ghost or Beast X?
JT
The 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5 will have a similar amount of pop compared to the Ghost and Beast X. However, both the Ghost and Beast X will be more end loaded than the 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5.
Dan
What is the value of the composite end cap?
Gerald Abbott
The composite end cap on the 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5 helps take weight away from the end of the bat to make it more balanced and lighter swinging.
Jason
If your son was 12 yrs old, 5'5'', 160lbs, solid, strong and quick hands, like my son. Would you buy your son this Rawlings Velo -5 or the Slugger 718 -5?
houstonastrosfan1970
Both are great bats. If your son like end loaded bats, the Slugger Select 718 is perfect for him. It is slightly end loaded with a three piece design to allow for sting reduction. If he prefers balanced, the 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat (US8V5) would be the bat for him. The Velo is a hybrid as well, and will have nice sting reduction, but not as much as the Select 718.
Mick
My son is 5'8" 160lbs 13 years old. He is in Babe ruth and must have a USA stamped bat or BBCOR.50. I was looking at this bat or was wondering if another would be a better fit. He has excellent hand/eye coordination and was wondering what length/weight would be good for him.
my sons nickname is "PeanutButter"
Based on your sons height and weight the 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5 in the 32"/27 ounce size would be a great option for him.
Carter
My son is turning 13yo in May. He will be playing up in Juniors this year but playing on a U12 tournament team. He's about 5' and 105lbs. Last year he used an Easton 31" -13 in league games but used a 31" -11 2 5/8 in tournaments. He tried out a -8 Ghost in the cages and seemed fine at that weight but the -5 seemed ok too. Is trying the Velo -5 unreasonable at his size? I was trying to move up in weight in anticipation of high school ball.
Dan
It is definitely going to be a big jump from a -11 but soon he will be using BBCOR bats and have to make the jump so I think that it is a good idea to get a start on that now. Based on his height and weight we would recommend a 30"/25 ounce 2018 Rawlings VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5.
Carter
What is different between the Rawlings VELO and Rawlings 5150?
JW
The main difference is the Comp-Lite end cap that improves the balance of the bat for better swing speed.
Kyle J.
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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 VELO -5 USA Baseball Bat: US8V5
Approved For USA Bat
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats Youth Big Barrel Youth
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Blue Grey
Deals Closeout Bats Personalization Eligible Bundle and Save
Length to Weight Ratio - 5
Material Aluminum Half and Half
Price $100 - $199.99
Series Velo
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Rawlings
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