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Bat #1: Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX

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Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • -3 Length to Weight Ratio

  • Thin 31/32 Inch Tapered Handle

  • End Loaded Swing Weight

  • BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play

  • One-Piece, Alloy Construction

  • HYPERSKIN Grip (Thickness: 1.2 mm)

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • High MOI Equals More Mass Behind Ball At Impact

  • HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) Alloy Creates Expanded Sweet Spot & Greater Durability

  • Z-CORE Internal Core Technology Creates Longest Aluminum Barrel In Baseball

  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

Description

The latest and greatest members of the BBCOR Power Brigade are here and ready to be unleashed.

The Easton Z-CORE XL is a traditional one-piece, alloy construction with a massive end loaded swing weight geared towards power hitters nationwide. The extended barrel design creates more mass behind the ball at contact guaranteeing you further ball flight on each hit. Also known as the King of Ping, the Z-CORE has the biggest aluminum BBCOR barrel in baseball. Nothing else compares. More barrel means more sweet spot which turns into more power. With the Z-CORE internal core technology combined with the HMX (Hyperlite Matrix) alloy, the sweet spot has expanded for more hitting surface while the durability has improved tremendously. Furthermore, the thin 31/32 inch tapered handle comes wrapped with Easton's 1.2mm HYPERSKIN grip for an enriched grip and unmatched comfort. There is a reason the BBCOR Power Brigade had more at-bats, more hits, and more home runs than any other baseball bat swung at the College World Series. Easton: More Ping In Every Swing!

This Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX features a -3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and the BBCOR certification making it legal for play at the high school and collegiate level. Furthermore, Easton is backing this design with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. If you're an elite hitter, purchase the Z-CORE XL today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here for you from Click to Hit!

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Amazing Bat - Just like the old XL3 Gilbert Madrid coach

Pros: This bat has excellent pop! The ball jumps off the bat. Great end loaded feel. Very similar to Easton's old XL3, I've been waiting for something similar to the XL3 to come out. Sweet bat.

Cons: None Yet

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sweet spot as wide as my palm Cameron Wayt player

Pros: the bad is an absolute log. awesome for power hitters

Cons: My bat went dead eveywhere except from the z to the o which is about 4 inches. would be better to use a wood bat

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A good bat Jeron Garver player

Pros: Bat has a very small sweet spot and its hard to find to it on the bat.

Cons: Doesn't have much pop on the inside lart of the barell

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Zcore XL Bobby player

Pros: Nice pop out of the wrapper

Cons: grip wore out after a few months

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zcor xl Jacob Hoffman player

Pros: this bat is hot out of the wrapper. I play on a summer leauge team and almost everyone uses the bat and it works great for us.

Cons: none

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Great Bat for power hitters Jake player

Pros: big barrel end loaded great pop I am a power hitter myself and love the one piece bat gives a feel of full control of the barrel

Cons: grip wore out very fast I would recommend investing in some lizard skins (fyi- if your like me you like the stock grip and the feel it is 1.2mm thickness out of the box.

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the pop matthew player

Pros: im 11 i have played baseball all .y life and i have never ran in to a bat like this befor it has amazing pop and the feel is just great love this bat

Cons: in my opinion there is noting wrong

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good bat minor details jt player

Pros: the bat has a nice sound when the ball is hit, handle feels good

Cons: the bat has a really small sweet spot and will vibrate bad if hit in the wrong spot. paint tends to scratch up really bad

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pleased vdubs player

Pros: end weighted good price

Cons: not quite as much pop as i hoped, maybe will be better as it breaks in

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great bat mike player

Pros: lots of pop

Cons: none

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great for the price Brandon player

Pros: feels great straight out of the box great pop and grip.

Cons: no cons

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Great Bat ready right away Big hitter parent

Pros: lots POP

Cons: none yet

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good bat Jon Patton parent

Pros: great bat, sounds awesome coming off the bat, good pop

Cons: horrible grip, thin and loose after few practices.

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2017 Easton z-core speed Ryan player

Pros: extremely big sweet spot, massive barrel, a ton of mass behind the head of the bat. If you are to use this bat go a sized lower

Cons: very unbalanced bat, extremely end-loaded for a "balanced bat". I dislocated my shoulder multiple times using this bat. I have just decided to make it a training bat at this point. was not worth the buy

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Amazing bat till it broke swingpretty player

Pros: Bat has crazy pop! Love the feel of the ball jumping off of the bat! Great deeper sound. no vibration unless you get super jammed. recommend over the newer models.

Cons: I broke the bat in 4 days. a big chunk on the inside broke loose and rattled around.

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Sons first bbcor James A Harris Parent

Pros: He loves the weight distribution during the swing. Feels light. Loves handle and grip.

Cons: None yet. Always happy with what we get from just bats.

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Decent bat, F.m. Parent

Pros: Great price, comparable to wood feel

Cons: End weighing makes it a little different to swing

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Disappointed Ronald Tipton Coach

Pros: Grip

Cons: This bat is new and I understand BBCOR bats need broken in but I was very disappointed with the shallow sweet spot and the lack of pop this bat displays. I've always been a big supporter of Easton but this was a let down for me.

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Great power Ray Sanderson Parent

Pros: Has great pop my son loves it

Cons: None

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Ok bat Jordan Player

Pros: Good pop if hit in sweet spot

Cons: Hot spot not big enough

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Great bat Eric Klutz Parent

Pros: No vibration, solid feel, launches the ball like a cannon

Cons: Takes getting used to how heavy the barrel is

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Decent bat for the price Gary W Blaylock Player

Pros: Feels nice in the hands. Surprisingly easy swing for an end loaded bat

Cons: Ping sound, pop isn't so impressive, can't really rate durability because I haven't owned it that long

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Ehhh Gary Blaylock Player

Pros: Nice feel

Cons: No pop Makes a loud ping sound

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Swings like wood Sean Parent

Pros: Wood bat feel. End weighted

Cons: Not for someone who likes a balanced bat. Vibrates more than balanced bats.

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Will this bat's grip just be the grey color or will it be the blue and grey color like the Z-CORE Speed?
leeroyjenkins
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX has an all grey grip color.
Jason
Are there any other end-loaded one piece aluminum bats on the market, or this the only one?
swrhoads
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) is currently the only end loaded one-piece bat on the market.
Damon
What Easton bat would compare to the XL3? I loved that bat.
M5
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is the most similar bat to the XL3 from the past. The Z-CORE XL features a one-piece alloy design and an end loaded swing weight just like the XL3.
Jason
How does this bat compare to the Louisville Slugger 716?
jdog
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX will have a one-piece design with an end-loaded swing weight design. The 2016 Louisville Slugger Select 716 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBS7163 will have a hybrid design, featuring a two-piece design with a composite handle and alloy barrel. This bat too will feature an end-loaded design. Both are great bats although the 716 from LS will reduce vibration more from off-centered hits due to the two-piece construction. The Z-CORE XL will be stiffer since it is a one-piece design and could potentially help generate more power because of this.
Cameron
Is there any difference (other than paint scheme) between the 2016 and 2017 versions of this bat?
Jeff
No, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX and the 2016 model are the same bat other than the cosmetics. Both bats feature an end loaded swing weight and are made out of HMX alloy.
Jason
My player is 15 year-old that bats 4th in line-up. Comparing the Louisville Slugger (BBP9173), Easton (BB17ZH) and the Easton (BB17ZX). What is your recommendation?
Frank
If you prefer a two-piece, all-composite bat with a balanced swing weight; then my suggestion would be the Prime 917 from Louisville Slugger. However, if it is an alloy barrel bat you would like, then this 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) or the 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) would be the bats to consider. To make a decision between those two bats, you'll need to decide if you want the one-piece, end-loaded design of the Z-CORE XL or the two-piece, end-loaded build of the Z-CORE Hybrid.
Ben
How does this bat compare to the Marucci CAT 7 and the Voodoo One?
GR
This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) will be similar to the CAT 7 and the Voodoo One as all bats are one-piece, all-alloy. However, where the CAT 7 and Voodoo One are balanced feeling, this Z-CORE XL will be end-loaded.
Ben
What's the difference between the XL and Speed versions of these bats?
Jake
This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) will differ from a SPEED version of this bat as the XL version has more mass added to the barrel of the bat and will feel end-loaded while being swung. A Z-CORE SPEED bat will have an even weight distribution and the SPEED type of bat will be the easiest for a player to swing with the fastest speed.
Ben
How does the end-load of this bat compare to the end-load of the BBCOR EXOGRID 2?
Zach
This 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) will feature the end-loaded feel that will be heavier than what would have been felt on an EXOGRID 2.
Ben
How does this bat compare to the 2017 Velo?
Louie
Both bats will perform pretty well, however this Easton Z-Core is an end loaded bat, while the 2017 Velo is a balanced model.
Kyle J.
Is this bat allowed Cal Ripken Babe Ruth 13-15 year olds?
Tee
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is legal for 13-15 division of Babe Ruth.
Cameron
My son used the 2015 Easton XL1 (-8) at 13u and the 2016 Mako XL (-5) at 14u. Just wondering what current bat would be similar to this type of bat? He's 6' 3" and 165 lbs. He's a power hitter but also bats for average.
Jeff Wells
The closest current model to the 2016 Mako would be the 2017 Easton Mako Beast BBCOR. The only difference is the 2017 model is a balanced version, while the 2016 Mako XL was an end-loaded model.
Kyle J.
How does the swing weight of this bat compare to the voodoo insane?
Mike
The swing weights of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX and the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Insane BBCOR Baseball Bat: DXVIC are very comparable, since both feature similarly weighted end loads.
Logan
Which bat is better for a power hitter, the Z-Core speed or the Z-Core XL?
andrew
Power hitters tend to prefer a more end loaded. With that being said, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX would be a better bat for a power hitter.
Cooper
I am 6'4 190 lbs. I have been swinging a 33" for the last 2 seasons now and I was wondering if I should move to a 34"?
bumpinfuzzzzzzz
Based on your height and weight, we suggest moving up to the 34" model of the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX.
Jason
My grandson is a bigger 11-year-old. He will be going to middle school next year which requires a BBCOR bat. He loves the Z-Core but the "smallest" one I can find is 31-28. I'm hoping he can swing something that long. Do you ever get returns on the 30-27? I just want to make sure he can get around on the ball quick enough.
Rusty
We typically don't get a lot of returns on aluminum bats since after they have been used we are no longer able to return them. Additionally, for the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX we will not be receiving any more in.
Trevor
Is this bat ok to use in cold weather?
Kev
Unfortunately, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX and really any bat on the market should not be used in temperatures below 55 degrees. The ball becomes more dense in the colder temperatures and that is what can damage a bat and weaken the bats performance.
Jason
Is the Z-CORE XL BBCOR bat top heavy or balanced?
Aiden
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) features an end loaded swing weight.
JP
What is the difference between the 2016 MAKO XL and this bat?
Dinger Dan
The 2016 Easton MAKO XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16MKL features a two piece composite design while the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX features a one piece aluminum design. Both bats will feature and end loaded swing weight.
Carter
I know they have contracts with the teams. My question was why are they all using the full aluminum bats instead of the composite bats?
Bull
The bat manufacturers use both composite and alloy because of the different feels for the hitters. Some prefer the alloy, such as in the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX.
Max
Will this bat be legal for 2018 high school baseball season?
benny
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is legal for high school play in 2018.
Cameron
How balanced is the bat? I am thinking about getting it for my high school season.
Austin pupek
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX is an end loaded bat. If you are looking for a balanced bat, check out the Easton Z-CORE HMX BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB16ZA.
Tyler
Is this any different than the Beast X Loaded?
juan
This bat is very similar to the Beast X Loaded in that it is also a one-piece alloy design and has an end loaded swing weight. The Beast X Loaded does use Easton's new ATAC Alloy compared to the HMX Alloy used in the Z-Core.
Kyle J.
Is this bat end loaded or balanced?
maleik12powell
The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX will feature an end-loaded weight distribution.
Cameron
What's the difference between this & last year's model because the sound on the 2016 vs the 2017 sounds totally different.
cbaseball
The alloy material changed in 2018 Easton Beast X models compared to what was used in the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX. This change in material can certainly create a different sound on contact.
Cameron
How come the end cap on this bat is different from college teams? It's the same bat but (Florida & UCLA) have plastic end caps but on here they are not?
alloutbaseball
College programs like Florida or UCLA will have their 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX custom made. It is not uncommon for players at these programs to use bats in different colorways, etc. than what are sold retail wise. As for the end cap material, the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX features a plastic end cap.
Cameron
What is the difference between the BB17ZX and the BB17ZH?
keith
While both options will be BBCOR-certified and offer an end-loaded swing weight, their overall construction will differ. The 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX) features a one-piece, aluminum construction. The 2017 Easton Z-CORE Hybrid BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZH) is a two-piece, hybrid bat. This means that the barrel will be aluminum and the handle is composite.
Taylor
Is this made in the USA?
John
No, Easton bats are mostly made in China.
Kyle J.
Does this bat come in both a 32"/29 and a 33"/30? And is this bat notorious for having a small sweet spot?
deb
Yes, we currently have the Easton Z-Core XL (BB17ZX) in a 32" and 33" model. The sweet spot for this bat is fairly standard size for an alloy bat in its price range.
Kyle
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About the Brand

Easton is the world's leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment, and the most iconic brand in these sports. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Easton Diamond Sports, LLC. manufactures bats, ball gloves, apparel, bags, batting gloves, helmets, catcher's equipment and related accessories. The company's commitment to innovation and game-changing technologies propelled Easton to the No. 1 bat position, including breakthrough technologies with aluminum and composite materials. As a result of this commitment to R&D and its storied brand heritage, Easton has long-standing relationships with Little League Baseball, USSSA Baseball & Softball, USA Baseball & Softball, hundreds of NCAA collegiate teams and numerous professional baseball and softball players.

For more information, please visit: https://www.easton.com/.

Bat Properties

Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17ZX
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats BBCOR
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Grey Blue
Deals Closeout Bats Personalization Eligible Bundle and Save
Hitting Style Power Hitter
Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Aluminum
Price $0 - $99.99
Swing Weight End-Loaded
Vendor Easton

Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • -3 Length To Weight Ratio

  • Available In 1/2 Inch & 1/2 Ounce Options

  • BBCOR Certified For High School Play - NOT Approved For Play in NCAA Baseball - Barrel Color Noncompliant

  • Balanced Swing Weight

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • One-Piece, Hybrid Baseball Bat

  • Precision Laser pOp 2.0 Increases Barrel Flex For More Pop

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

  • Acoustic Alloy Delivers The Loudest Ping In The Game

  • Colorway: White / Gray / Blue

  • Tackified, Synthetic Bat Grip Delivers More Control

  • Tru-View Technology Reveals 100% Aluminum Alloy Composition

  • Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League

  • One of the 10 Best 2018 BBCOR Bats!

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This Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) features a drop 3 length to weight ratio, a standard 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the BBCOR certified stamp for high school and collegiate approval. If you're looking for a stiff handle and a traditional feel at the plate then you need to order one of these VELO baseball bats today with free shipping and a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Remember, we'll be here for you from click to hit!

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WOWZA ALL CAPS TJ player

Pros: SOOO LIGHTWEIGHT. MY SWING SPEED IS DRAMATICALLY FASTER WITH THE VELO OVER ANY OTHER BAT IVE USED. THE PING ON A HIT IN THE SWEET SPOT IS SO LOUD IT WILL HURT YOUR EARS SOMETIMES. THIS BBCOR VELO IS A 10/10

Cons: WHITE GRAPHICS NEVER ENDS WELL

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Great bat, but don't buy it if you fall in love it Adam coach

Pros: Outstanding bat, feels great, durable but.........

Cons: I bought this bat because I loved the grip that came on it. Unfortunately my grip got a tear in it from falling on a sharp piece of metal in the dugout and when I called Rawlings the very rude representative said they are not allowed to say if they manufacture it and the grip isn't included in the warranty. They did say that the exact grip on the bat is not for sale as a replacement, so I guess what Rawlings is trying to get you to do is buy a new bat to keep the same grip.

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This bat is insane!!! LittleMoney parent

Pros: My son swings 33/30 and was using the 2017 Mako Beast, a teammate brought this bat in and they did a bat to bat comparison, Well the Velo won! I did not want to buy him a new bat, but the pop and distance out of the wrapper was undeniable! Don't get me wrong, the Mako is a great bat also, but this bat out performs. 3 kids (18U) tested it and and the same thought process!

Cons: Better get some ear plugs!

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let me tell you something Domingo Ayala player

Pros: this bat is the beez knees, oooo...myyyy.gosssshhh. I couldn't believe how perfectly crafted this specimen was. after first use I fell in love. one of the best bats on the market today

Cons: who ever has this bat in there hands back up maybe 100 feet behind a fence

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Lots of POP Conner The Bomber Peer player

Pros: 13 yr old son. 5 ft 9 and 150 lbs. does work out there times a week. first time out said the ball came off the bat really good. felt great. No sting in hands. actually thought the bat felt HOT because if how well it felt. he has warmed up with a wood bat for the last two years to the weight was familiar.

Cons: None.

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yeah vance croxon-boxon player

Pros: yo this bat and no janky bat this is the most legit bat out there

Cons: they aint no cons cuz

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Awesome bat! Andrew player

Pros: Balanced. Great pop! Not as loud as I thought it would be. best of all is the 32.5" length it comes in!

Cons: All the other kids on the team want to use it!

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Bengal Dad Jason parent

Pros: My son wanted to replace his 2016 Velo because he had hit it for the last 2 years. He is 6' and 193lbs so we moved up to the 34/31. Out of the packaging he is hitting absolute bombs! The weather has been kind of cold and he's hitting 350'-380' consistently. The bat has crazy pop and has met all of his expectations. His coach told me that he thinks the bat is illegal. That is how much pop this bat has.

Cons: This really isn't a con but a white bat isn't my favorite.

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#24 Power Hitter Baseball Momma parent

Pros: This 2017 Velo has so much Pop. My 2018 Senior son has hit so many more HR and to the fence since he starting using the Velo again!

Cons: Sometimes if the ball is hit on the end if the bat there is vibration to the hands

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Awsome Bat Big slugger coach

Pros: Best in class pop, duribility, and swing weight!

Cons: Need to add vibration dampaning technology for 2019

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its too good coach Kent Murphy player

Pros: everything is good about the bat. but the best thing is i dont have to bunt ill just hit a dinger every time

Cons: nothing is bad

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good bat Eric Peterson player

Pros: good feel balanced nice sweet spot

Cons: less pop than i expected but havent used it in a live game yet

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Great bat Frank Parent

Pros: Very good pop right out of the package

Cons: None

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My third Velo bat Sylvester Davis Coach

Pros: Great sound when good contact is made.

Cons: Bat wrap needed to be changed too soon.

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Great bat Greg Marmo Player

Pros: Everything about this bat screams dinger

Cons: nothing

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Great Coach Coach

Pros: Great Pop, very balanced, no vibration

Cons: None

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Rawlings Velo Review Dayton Coach

Pros: Balanced bat. My son has hit some screaming line drives

Cons: Nothing yet.

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Awesome Scotty Coach

Pros: Balance is great

Cons: Scares to easy

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Rawlings velo Don Parent

Pros: Great experience easy to work with

Cons: Don’t have any right at the moment.

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As Advertised David Parent

Pros: Exceptional balance, excellent grip and just a sharp looking bat at great price at JustBats!

Cons: A little more vibration than I was used to but not really that much. Definitely recommend!

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Solid not special James Parent

Pros: Swing is clean, weight is good. Assume it will last. Spent $$ on the 918 and ended up getting this bat when the pop never developed in the 918. Has hit well with a homer in the first few varsity games. Good swing weight and solid all around.

Cons: Won’t ever have real explosive pop. Now awful like the 918 but not great.

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Great but not durable Dylan Hammond Player

Pros: The bat has great pop and feels great for not being composite.

Cons: I had the bat for a little over a year and it broke. The warranty doesn't cover it now so I have to spend more money on another bat.

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So gooooooooooooood DADDY HACKS Player

Pros: Best one piece bat I have ever swung. The feel is incredible especially if you hit it on the sweet spot.

Cons: Nothing

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Great bat... Great price! Aidan O'Keefe Player

Pros: Grip feels good in the hands. Light weight feel and great pop! Like this bat more than the Easton Ghost.

Cons: None as of yet.

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Fantastic Bat!!!! Jon O'Keefe Coach

Pros: My son loves his new Velo!!! The pop is great and he is hitting the laces off of the ball!

Cons: None...

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three star brock Player

Pros: you know when you hit the ball

Cons: if you're a bigger kid makes it harder to swing

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Son loves this bat Ed Laytos Parent

Pros: Great pop out of the box.

Cons: None so far .

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Great pop for the bucks Mike Parent

Pros: Great feel Great pop Great ring, why the son mainly likes it. Lol! Exit velocity 78-83 mph for a soon to be 8th grader

Cons: Haven’t found any cons yet, if it makes it 7 months then it’s better than any Easton the boy has used.

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Great bat Gene Maccarini Coach

Pros: Big pop. This bat doesn't hit or sound like a BBCOR. Would highly recommend.

Cons: None

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Great bat! Filip P. Player

Pros: Smooth swing, travels far, and great weight.

Cons: None yet.

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What is different from this model when compared to last year's model?
junior
The biggest update on this 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) from the 2017 version of the VELO BBCOR bat will be the new cosmetics. Besides the new look, the bats will be pretty similar to be honest.
Ben
Thinking about this bat or the 2018 LS 718. I am a contact hitter that has some pop. Currently using a Cat 7 but looking at an upgrade. I have used the VELO in the past.
KS77
Being that the Cat 7 is a one-piece all alloy bat, the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat will feel very similar to the Cat 7. Both the Cat 7 and the Rawlings VELO both have a balanced feeling for the hitter as well. The 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 BBCOR Baseball Bat is a 3-piece bat with an end loaded feel and is more geared towards the power hitters. I would recommend going with the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat because I feel that you will be more comfortable with this bat.
Cade
How is the pop compared to the black VELO that was available a couple years ago?
joshILO
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat is going to be very similar to the 2015 black model of the same bat. There will be no noticeable pop difference but the bat might feel a little different in the hitters hands.
Cade
I'm a D-1, power hitter. I currently use the 2017 VELO and was looking for a 34" bat that is end-heavy. Since I'm in the NE and it's cold most of the season. I guess I need to stay away from a composite bat. Do you have one that fits the criteria I need?
Zach
If you wanted an aluminum bat with an end-loaded feel when compared to this 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) [this VELO will be very balanced], I would recommend checking out the 2017 Easton Z-CORE XL BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB17ZX).
Ben
Will the bat grip be the same from last year's VELO model?
John Alexio
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 offers the same bat grip as the previous model.
Trevor
Is this the same bat as last year's model or does this one have more pop or a larger sweet spot?
joshua knoth
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) has the same features as the last years model. The difference is in the overall look of the bat.
Mick
A purchase would be a surprise birthday present for my son. If he doesn't like the bat, is it returnable for a full refund?
NA
As long as you keep the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) in the original, unused condition then you may return it for a full refund or exchange.
JP
Will the Velo have more pop or better performance than the Cat 7? Which one will have a larger sweet spot?
joshua knoth
It would be hard to say one of the bats you mentioned would have more pop than the other since they are very similar in terms of construction. The Cat 7 has a slightly larger sweet spot, but the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is a bit more balanced for a lighter swing weight.
Logan
Does the composite end cap reduce vibration compared to a regular aluminum bat?
IDK
The composite end cap on the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 doesn't really affect the vibration reduction for the bat, but it does help with reducing excess weight making the bat more balanced.
Logan
Is this bat good for power hitters?
FLAMES??
Although the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is well balanced, the one piece design offers stiffness that power hitters seek.
Logan
Is this bat good for power hitters?
FLAMES??
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 would be a great option for power hitters. The stick alloy will benefit a power hitter and maximize bat speed.
Max
Can I use this in 2018 BBCOR? In other words, can I use this bat even with the new 2018 Rule in place?
Evan H.
Yes, you can still use this bat for 2018 BBCOR leagues. BBCOR rules and regulations are not being changed or altered in anyway with the new 2018 USA Bat standards. Those are for Little League only. Any BBCOR bats available now will still be legal.
Kyle J.
Does the 2018 Velo have a lighter swing weight than the Louisville Slugger Solo 618?
daniel guerrero
Although the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 and the 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS618B3 are very similar in terms of swing weight, most players feel as though the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is the lightest swinging BBCOR bat.
Logan
What are the differences between the 2017 Velo and the 2018 Velo?
daniel g
Besides the cosmetics, the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) is a hybrid whereas the 2017 model is a one piece alloy.
Mick
I'm a senior in high school, 5'11 240 pounds. I have very quick hands and I need a new bat. I am debating between the 918 Prime, or the new VELO. I have the blue 2016 VELO and love it, but not sure which you guys think would be best for me.
Will
I would recommend going with the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 in a 34''. The light weight feel and the even balanced will help you as a power hitter.
Max
What is the difference between the 2018 Rawlings and the 2016 Rawlings? I'm looking for a new bat.
joel
Really the only difference in the 2016 Rawlings Velo and the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is the color of the bat. Both feature the same design and construction.
Logan
Is there a reason why the 2018 Velo isn"t as loud as the previous models?
Jacoby
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 should still have a fairly loud ping sound as it consists of acoustic alloy.
Dan
My son has the 2016 VELO and the 2014 VELO. The 2016 is 33-30. He is now 6'4" and weighs 175. Would you recommend a different length or stay with the 33"?
Dody
It's suggested that a 6'4" 175lb player uses a 34" bat. However, if he does not feel comfortable using that length and weight, he could stay with a 33" bat and be perfectly fine. The size of the bat is largely based on player preference.
Mick
What is the difference between hybrid and alloy as you mentioned?
Scri
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 will be a alloy, a hybrid bat is half alloy and half composite.
Max
How does the VELO compare to the Prime?
lisa
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is a one-piece all alloy model with a balanced swing weight while the LS Prime 917 is a two-piece composite model with a balanced swing weight. The Prime 917 will be better able to reduce vibration from an off-centered hit while the VELO will be stiffer on impact. Both are great bats and we would not say that either will offer significantly more performance capabilities over the other.
Cameron
Can you tell me the difference other than the cosmetics between the Velo BBRV3, BB7V, and the BB8V3
2Smooth
The biggest difference would be the tacky grip between the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 and the BB7V.
Max
Is there a break in period since it's a hybrid and is more delicate than the 2017 model?
David B
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 will not require a break-in period as the barrel of the bat is alloy, therefore it will be game ready out of the box. We do recommend that bats with composite barrels hit between 100-150 balls before they are "game ready."
Tyler
Which bat feels lighter the BBCOR Quatro or the BBCOR VELO? Same size/weight.
CoachKimo
Most players feel as though the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is the lightest swinging BBCOR bat out there, so I would say it feels lighter than the 2018 Rawlings Quatro BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8Q3.
Logan
What makes this bat a hybrid? Is it just the composite endcap? Is the bat 100% one piece alloy barrel and handle?
enth12
Yes, the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is a one piece aluminum bat, the reason it is listed as a hybrid is due to the composite end cap.
Carter
Would you recommend this VELO over the Marucci Cat 7 for a contact hitter?
Dylan
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is going to provide you with a composite end cap, built to enhance the swing control of the bat. This feature will certainly help benefit contact hitters. Now to say it is or is not better than the Cat7, this really does come down to preference in what it is you are looking for in a bat.
Tyler
Is this model different than the 2017 Velo?
Murphy
The 2018 Velo will be very similar to the 2017 Velo. The only differences are cosmetic and the 2018 Velo has Rawlings's Tru-View technology to reveal the 100% aluminum alloy composition.
Kyle J.
What's the difference between the VELO and the newest Quatro?
hags
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is a one-piece alloy model with a balanced swing weight while the Quatro is a two-piece all composite bat with a balanced swing weight. The Quatro will offer better vibration reduction from off-centered hits and have slightly better performance in warmer weather while the VELO holds up better in colder weather and will be stiffer on impact.
Cameron
I am in the market to purchase a new Rawlings. I wanted to know which bat is more balanced, the Velo or Quatro?
Big Jacky D
Both bats will be considered a balanced bat, but I might lean ever so slightly towards the Rawlings VELO, as it had a good track record of being one of the most balanced, light swinging bats the last few years.
Kyle J.
If the color of the bat is the only difference between the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR bat and the 2016 Rawlings VELO BBCOR bat then should I just get 2016 bat?
Danny Baseball
Assuming you can find the Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBRV3 in-stock in the length you are seeking then we would certainly recommend considering that route and saving funds over the price point on the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3. These bats are very comparable and should some similar performance capabilities.
Cameron
Can you tell me when 2019 Velo will be released to buy?
vickie webb
The 2019 edition of this 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) will not be available for purchase until summer or fall of 2018.
Ben
Going into my third year JV and need a new bat. I am debating between a LS Solo 618, the 2018 Velo, or Easton Beast X Speed. Which bat would be best for me. I bat in the middle of the lineup and am mainly a contact hitter.
Logan Johnson
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3, 2018 Louisville Slugger Solo 618 BBCOR Baseball Bat: WTLBBS618B3, and the 2018 Easton Beast X Speed BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB18BXS are all very similar bats. All of these bats feature one-piece, all alloy construction with balanced swing weights. If you've had success with one of these brands in the past, I recommend staying with that brand.
Dan
Need to buy a BBCOR -3 for my 13 year old. How does the 2018 Velo compare to the 2018 Easton Beast X Speed? Does either have a larger sweet spot or more pop? Also are the materials used in the 2017 and 2018 Velo the same? Same alloy used in the handle/barrel and same composite on the end cap? Is the only difference the color and artwork design? Is the weight distribution the same in the BB7V and BB8V3?
Rich
The 2018 Rawlings VELO compares very similarly to the 2018 Easton Beast X Speed in that they are both very well balanced, one-piece alloy bats designed to emphasize bat speed. I don't think either one have a significant advantage other the other in terms of pop or sweet spot size. As for the 2017 Rawlings Velo vs the 2018 Rawlings VELO, they are very similar in construction, yes, and are still made of the same alloy. If you can find the 2017 model in the size you want, I would probably recommend that over the 2018 just to save some extra money.
Kyle J.
I need a new bbcor bat for this season. I am looking at either the velo or the combat maxum. I am 5'7 125 lbs. What length do you recommend? What are the differences in the velo and maxum?
shieldz
Given your specifications, I would recommend that you swing a 31" 28oz bat. The main difference between this 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 and the Combat Maxum will be the material used in construction. The Velo utilizes a one-piece alloy construction to provide a stiffer and louder result on contact. The Maxum is a one-piece composite bat that will need a slight break-in period but should reduce vibrations felt on contact. Any recommendation will be determined by preference in material.
Tyler
What is different with this model and the 2017 Rawlings Velo BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB7V other than graphics?
Ddaddy
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is the same as far as technology and performance to the 2017 model. The only difference is the color scheme.
Tori
What is the difference between this and the 2017 version?
christunas37
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is the same as far as technology and performance to the 2017 model. The only difference is the color scheme.
Carter
What"s the difference between the 2018 VELO and the 2016 5150 (with the composite end cap)?
Wilson
The differences between the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 and any Rawlings 5150 BBCOR bat would be the alloy used and the end cap design. The VELO models will always feature the acoustic alloy with a composite end cap. This creates a more balanced swing weight feel compared to the 5150 alloy and plastic end cap that is utilized on the 5150 models.
Cameron
The "true" composite bats require break in, and it seems they lose pop over an extended period of time. My son claims his old Mako is dead. Assuming that's true, would a one-piece material like the Velo have a longer life?
Joe
It is tough to say that the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 would have a longer performance life than a composite bat. With that said, we do not hear many complaints with regards to the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3.
Cameron
Does Rawlings plan on releasing a 2019 version of this bat ?
scotty
Although we do not know what models Rawlings will be releasing we would anticipate that something similar will be replacing the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3.
Cameron
Does the 2018 velo have as big a sweet spot and just as much pop as any other BBCOR bat out there?
Danny
Determining the size of a "sweet spot" is an impossible task. The total barrel length on the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 won't be quite as large as some of the longest on the market, but there will not be another BBCOR bat out there that will perform higher than this VELO.
Tyler
Compared to Louisville 618 Solo?
peter w
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 and the Louisville Slugger Solo 618 will be very similar because of the fact that both are one piece alloy construction and will be two of the most balanced bats in the 2018 lineup.
Max
My son is a Freshman in HS and is 5'10". We are trying to determine if he should go with a 32" 29 Velo or a 31"28 Velo? Which would you suggest and can it be returned if it doesn't feel right to him?
Marc
With the size specs you listed for the player, we would suggest the 32" option of the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 for your player. Unused bats are available for a full return. However, if the bat hits a baseball it becomes a used bat at which point we could not accept it back.
Daveron
Looking for a new BBCOR this year. My son is in the 10th grade,and 6 feet 155-160 pounds. We are looking at Velo's and I can't decide between the 2018 or 2019. Lots of good reviews about 2018. And would you put the Velo up against any BBCOR bat?
Travis Fettes
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 would be a great option for your son because of the lightweight feel and acoustic alloy creates a loud ping making it one of the more popular bats every year. I would put the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 as one of the top BBCOR models in general. Each year the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 performs at the top of the BBCOR models.
Max
I am considering this bat or the rawlings 2018 quatro. What is the difference?
jay
The difference will be in the constructions of each bat. The Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is a one-piece alloy bat with a composite end cap while the Quatro is a multi-piece composite bat. The Velo will be stiffer on contact but may provide more in the power department as a result.
Tyler
i'm 6 foot 180 pounds, what size should I swing?
angel Rosa
At 6', 180lbs we would recommend purchasing a Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 in the 33" length!
Dani
How thick is the grip tape?
Joseph
The Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 will have a 1 mm grip on the handle of the bat. The 1 mm thickness is widely used for most BBCOR models.
Max
I have been swinging an Exogrid 3 and like it but getting time for a new one how does this compare?
Morgan
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 will be fairly similar to the Exogrid 3 in its feel and design. It has a composite handle an alloy barrel which like the design of the Exogrid and will be very balanced as well.
Tori
My son is 15, 6' and 195. Getting a new bat, a Rawlings VELO. 32 or 33? He has a 32. Should he go up?
MICHAEL
Per your son's height and weight, we would recommend getting the Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 in a 33 inch model.
Cameron
My son is 13 years old (5'6" and 130 lbs). He is a good hitter, but could use some "pop". Should he hit a 31"? Which bat would be better for him: the Rawlings VELO or the Easton Ghost?
Ryan
Given your player's specification, I would suggest a 31" model. As for the difference between the Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 and that Easton Ghost it will come down to material preference. The Velo will offer an alloy, one-piece construction for a stiffer feel on contact and will not require any break-in period. The Ghost is a multi-piece composite bat that will nullify more vibrations but will require a break-in period. Generally speaking, power hitter lean towards alloy and contact hitters gravitate towards composite.
Tyler
Is this bat more for power hitters or contact hitters?
blake
This bat has a well balanced design that is generally preferred by contact hitters, but can easily work for both.
Kyle
What is the break in period for the 2018 Rawlings Velo Bat? Is there one, before game use?
John Drury
There is no break in period for the 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 because it has an alloy barrel.
Tori
Could you please compare / differentiate the Rawlings VELO BBCOR vs. Marucci Cat8 BBCOR? My 13yr old likes them both but has to decide on one, and would appreciate detailed feedback. Thank you
KBA SD
The 2018 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is fairly comparable to the Marucci CAT 8 as far as overall feel and performance. The biggest difference will be that the VELO has a composite handle which can help cut down on vibration and make it feel just slightly lighter.
Tori
What is the difference between the BB8V3 and the BBRV3?
Anthony Payne
Overall, this Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB8V3) and the VELO (BBRV3) are the same bat with the only exception being the cosmetic look.
Ben
Can you use this for Juniors in Little League?
Cecilia Rios
Yes, Little League Juniors (12-14 year olds) allow BBCOR certified bats. The Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 would be allowed in play.
Daveron
I am 5'4", 145 lbs and a contact hitter. Which of these bats would you recommend me using? The Rawlings 2018 VELO or the 2019 Louisville Slugger Select?
Allie F
Per your height and weight, we would recommend getting a 31 inch bat. The Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3 is going to be a more balanced bat when compared to the LS Select but it does not offer as much vibration control from an off-centered hit. Both bats could work well for you but it would come down to what you value more (balanced swing weight or vibration reduction).
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 VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB8V3
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats BBCOR
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color White Blue
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Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Aluminum Half and Half
Price $100 - $199.99
Series Velo
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Rawlings

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