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Bat #1: Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28

Bat Pack Marucci Posey28 and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bats: MCBP28 and BB853
Bat Pack Marucci Posey28 and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bats: MCBP28 and BB853
Bat Pack Marucci Posey28 and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bats: MCBP28 and BB853
Bat Pack Marucci Posey28 and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bats: MCBP28 and BB853
Bat Pack Marucci Posey28 and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bats: MCBP28 and BB853
Bat Pack Marucci Posey28 and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bats: MCBP28 and BB853
Bat Pack Marucci Posey28 and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bats: MCBP28 and BB853
Bat Pack Marucci Posey28 and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bats: MCBP28 and BB853
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Bat #2: Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853

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Bat Pack Marucci Posey28 and Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bats: MCBP28 and BB853
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Bat #1: Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28

Bat #2: Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853

Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • -3 Length To Weight Ratio

  • BBCOR Certified For High School & Collegiate Approval

  • One-Piece, Aluminum Alloy Baseball Bat

  • AZ4X Alloy Offers Increased Strength With A Higher Response Rate

  • Designed After Buster Posey's In-Game Model

  • Extended Barrel Design Provides More Plate Coverage

  • Ring-Free Barrel Technology for Maximum Performance and No Dead Spots

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Balanced Swing Weight

  • Optimized Barrel Design Delivers Explosive Performance With More Responsive Sweet Spot

  • Maple Wood Grain Cosmetics

  • Featured on WhatProsWear.com!

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

Description

It looks like maple wood but it sounds and performs like metal. The Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBP28) combines the strongest grade AZ4X alloy featured on the CAT 7 with the sleek design of MLB All-Star Buster Posey's game day wood bat. With a big league inspired profile, you're guaranteed a balanced swing weight for greater control through the hitting zone. It's built to withstand a heavy workload over a long-lasting season so that the Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR baseball bat will perform at a high level during every at bat. Plus, Marucci's Ring-free barrel technology lengthens the barrel for a larger, uninterrupted sweet spot with unbeatable performance. While it may look like a wood bat with the maple grain cosmetics, this one-piece, aluminum alloy baseball bat delivers explosive pop with a traditional, smooth feel. Marucci: Honor The Game!

This Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBP28) features a standard 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, a drop 3 length to weight ratio, and the BBCOR certification for high school and collegiate approval. See what all the hype is about and order one of these Marucci baseball bats today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. Remember, we're here for you from click to hit!

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Great looking bat that performs like the CAT7 Armando parent

Pros: Bat that looks as great as it performs. Purchased bat for my high school player and his general feedback was: * Wow, the bat has some pop! * Bat feels more balanced than my other bats * Bat looks great and everybody wants to use it on the team * Overall solid bat with nice sweet spot and nice sound Looks like Maple, Hits like Metal! Overall beautiful bat!

Cons: * Priced a little high but worth it * Light colored wood grain look gets dirty with ball marks, begs to get cleaned more often that other designs.

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Great Look, Great Bat Ken player

Pros: Insane pop, just like the Cat 7. The wood grain looks great, and the vibration is nonexistent. Used it for three games, and got at least two doubles in all of them. Great overall bat.

Cons: The wood grain gets dirty really easily, so it makes me want to clean it more often than not.

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Better than expected Felix parent

Pros: My son fell in love with his CAT7 when it first came out and after a year and half, he was ready for a new one. He liked the wood look, but I was skeptical that the bat was all looks and no performance. I was wrong. My son swears it outperforms his CAT7 and I can't argue with him. Similar feel and balance to the 7 and just as much, if not more pop.

Cons: None

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Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Landon player

Pros: Best bat ever owned. approve, must get

Cons: none

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good bat messkin17 parent

Pros: has good grip and is hot right out the box. has better pop than cat7.

Cons: none so far

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posey28 johnny martinez parent

Pros: bought it for my son and the first three at bats were a double, single, and a homerun

Cons: nothing

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Great bat Jordan Hardin Player

Pros: Ball comes off the bat with great pop. Huge sweet spot and has a nice ring when contact is made. The grip is one of my favorite things about this bat.

Cons: None

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Marucci Posey metal bbcor bat Kevin Cornell Parent

Pros: My son hit 3 balls in the cage with this bat and put it away because he knew he wanted to save it for games this season.

Cons: None so far

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Great bat Tony Coach

Pros: Great pop old ting sound on impact

Cons: Na

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Marucci Posey Pro Metal bat is great Griffin Player

Pros: Upgraded to 34 inch from 33 inch and got a great deal on justbats. what a time to be a live. I like the one piece feel this bat gives you and the handle is nice and thick with great grip. Loud "ping" when you hit the sweet spot will turn some eyes.

Cons: Extremely loud when taking BP indoors. Ear pearcing ping.

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Quality Product Ed Parent

Pros: The bat was ready to go out of the box. 6’4” HS Junior handles it well. Maybe a little large but for the price had to take a shot. 1st AB Double off the wall 350ft.

Cons: None

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Love this bat Craig House Coach

Pros: These are my sons words after using this bat. It’s a great looking bar with an excellent feel to it.

Cons: None

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Best Bat for the price Ian Thomas Player

Pros: Great feel and balance, immediate pop felt and seen, was a Combat fan now Marruci for as long as I play

Cons: None I can tell yet it’s been great so far

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Awesome Bat Bobbie McCasland Parent

Pros: My son loves everything about the bat!!

Cons: None

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Great bat for price Bryan C devilbiss Parent

Pros: Good pop great price

Cons: None yet

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Bat Jose Player

Pros: Good all around

Cons: None

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We love our Marucci Frank Llanes Coach

Pros: Great balance and feel

Cons: None

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Best Bat for the price Ian Thomas Player

Pros: Balanced swing, great pop, my son loves the feel and thick grips that come with it , great sound when he connects solidly.

Cons: Half the team wants to use it which is a good con I suppose other than that can’t think of any yet

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Awesome bat! Baseball Mom Parent

Pros: Great bat. My highschooler uses it and loves the way the ball handles with the bat.

Cons: None

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Great bat Emily Parent

Pros: All good

Cons: None

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Very well made bat Josh Rohloff Player

Pros: Good pop Looks great Smooth

Cons: Some vibrations on end or neck of bat

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Unbelievable !!!! John Madeline Parent

Pros: Balance, pop, looks, outstanding !!!!

Cons: None.

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Outstanding !!!! John Madeline Parent

Pros: Feel, pop, balance, looks.

Cons: No cons !

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Pop right out of the box Jim Climer Parent

Pros: Looks wood Hits metal 14 year old playing freshman summer ball Hitting doubles and triples on full size high school field. Warning track shots will go yard soon. Huge upside projection.

Cons: He’s used to getting used bats (older brother). He says the grip is so sticky.

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Not a single yet! JimC Parent

Pros: All extra base hits and sending fielder bckwards. Bought a 34” for a 14 year old. He’s hammering pitchers, and he will only get stronger. A good, balanced bat.

Cons: None so far.

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Questions and Answers (22)

Have a question about the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

How does this bat differ from CAT 7?
Steve
This Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBP28) features the same AZ4X Alloy as the CAT 7 bats. However, it does not appear to have the AV2 knob (which lowers vibration). Besides the cosmetics and feel in regard to vibration, this Posey28 should be pretty similar to the CAT 7.
Ben
From the description, it sounds like the shape is not the same as the CAT 7. Here is the description: "..the sleek design of MLB All-Star Buster Posey's game day wood bat." Is my assumption correct?
Scott
If the shape of this Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat (MCBP28) is different from the shape of the CAT 7, I would imagine that the difference is very slight. I believe the description listed is describing the "wood-like" cosmetics on this bat.
Ben
What is changing about the bat rules in 2018? Is this bat good for the 2018 high school season?
Brandon
The BBCOR rules are not changing for the 2018 season so the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28 will still be legal. The only leagues that are changing their rules for 2018 are AABC, Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken, Dixie, Pony, and Little League.
Cooper
Does it have the bubble sweet spot like the CAT 7?
King11
We are not aware of the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28 having the same "bubble sweet spot" like that of the CAT 7. This would be a question better directed towards Marucci directly. Both of these bats will feature the AZ4X alloy and a balanced swing weight though.
Cameron
How did this bat stack up against all the other 2017 BBCOR bats?
CJ
The Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28 is very similar in terms of construction, swing weight, and sweet spot size to the Cat 7 from Marucci, which is one of the highest rated and most popular BBCOR bats.
Logan
Does it come with the grip?
nick
The Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28 will come equipped with the grip shown in the photo.
Cameron
Can you use it in USSSA baseball tournaments?
peyton luther
Yes, you can use the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28 in USSSA tournaments.
Carter
I"m trying to decide between this bat and the Mako Beast. Are there any major differences besides the Beast having a longer sweet spot?
Carter
The main difference between these two bats is the construction of each bat. The Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28 is a one-piece all aluminum bat which will feel stiffer than the 2017 Easton MAKO BEAST BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB17MK, which is a two-piece fully composite bat.
Tyler
I am between this and the Cat7. Have been swinging a Cat6. Toyed with getting the Velo for this season. I am 16, 6 ft, and 145 lbs. I like a balanced bat. Any recommendations?
JW
The Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28 and the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBC7 are almost identical. The biggest difference will be the cosmetics of each bat. With regard to your height and weight, I would recommend swinging a 33 inch bat with the option of moving up to the 34 inch option.
Dan
Is the Posey28 Metal Bat balanced or end loaded compared to the Cat7 Connect?
Ken
The Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28 is going to feature a balanced design while the Marucci Cat 7 Connect features a slightly end loaded design.
Carter
Does this bat contain the same amount of pop as the Cat 7?
Chase
Yes, this bat is essentially a Cat 7 with a different cosmetic paint job.
Kyle J.
For a 5'7" contact hitter which would you suggest, the Posey28 Pro Metal or the Solo 618?
JV
Whether to get the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28 or the LS Solo 618 would be more of personal preference as both bats are excellent options for a contact hitter. The main difference between the two one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights is the composite end cap of the LS Solo 618; this may make this bat feel more balanced.
Cameron
Does it matter if I change the grip to one that is much thinner or would that cause additional vibration?
TR
With the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28 being a one-piece alloy bat, it is prone to higher levels of vibrations on contact. Therefore, thinning the grip tape could certainly cause an increase in total vibrations felt when hitting.
Tyler
Is it USSSA approved?
Hunter
This is a BBCOR model, so it has the BBCOR .50 certification, not the 1.15 USSSA BPF certification.
Kyle J.
Does the Posey28 BBCOR bat have a AV2 knob like the Cat 7? In addition, are there any other differences between the two that could be game-changing? Thanks!
Dylan
The Posey28 does not seem to carry the AV2 knob design used in the Marucci Cat 7 models, but that appears to be the only significant difference between the two designs.
Kyle J.
Is this a balanced or end loaded bat?
Adam
The Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28 is a balanced bat.
Cameron
Do you have a 33” for $99?
Mark Cremeens
At the time of this posting, we are out of stock of the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28 in a 33" option.
Daveron
Is this bat USSSA Certified?
Evans
The Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28 will not feature the USSSA stamp. However, according to USSSA rules, a BBCOR .50 stamp is legal for play.
Daveron
Do you guys have this bat in 33/30?
Alex
No, unfortunately we are out of the 33/30 in the Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28.
Tori
Would you recommend the Louisville Select 719 or this Marucci Posey28?
Jack
If you prefer a slightly end-loaded swing weight then you will want to go with the Louisville Slugger 719. If you prefer a more balanced feel and stiffer swing, then go with this Marucci Posey28 BBCOR (MCBP28).
Kyle
If I don’t like it within the first 30 days can I send it back?
Sheldon
This bat does not come with a 30 day trial period. You can find out if a bat has a trial period or a manufacturer's warranty by looking under the "Features" section. Once this item has been used, it cannot be returned for a full refund or exchange.
Kyle
Does this bat has the same size/dimensions of the CAT 7?
John
Yes, it will be nearly identical to the Cat 7 in that regard.
Kyle
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About the Brand

At Marucci, we make our products the same way you play baseball: Hard work, determination, and attention to detail. This product is handcrafted. We are committed to never releasing a product before it meets the standard set forth by our wood bat. Our process is proven. The only way to achieve perfection is to accept nothing else. We first have gloves to Big Leaguers in our inner circle to break in and critique - knowing the extreme situations they would be put in. Players like Chase Utley allowed us to comprehend what a player needs and looks for in an ideal fielding glove. The Marucci player advisory board was integral in testing, tweaking, and ulitmatley perfecting the glove line to have the feel and features that matter to players. Understanding this professional standard of perfection has allowed us to handcraft a performance product that will last consistently maximize your game. Handcrafted, one by one, with the highest quality materials, for superior quality and feel, these gloves will require a gradual break-in period which provides a longer lasting form and shape. Professionally Inspired. Precision Crafted. Marucci: Honor the Game.

Bat Properties

Marucci Posey28 Pro Metal BBCOR Baseball Bat: MCBP28
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats BBCOR
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Brown
Deals Closeout Bats Personalization Eligible Bundle and Save
Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Aluminum
Price $100 - $199.99
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Marucci

Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • -3 Length To Weight Ratio

  • 5150 Alloy Is Radically Responsive, Durable, & High Performing

  • pOp 2.0 Technology Creates An Enormous Sweet Spot With Unbeatable Feel On Contact

  • Balanced Swing Weight

  • BBCOR Certified For High School & Collegiate Approval

  • Colorway: Black / Gray / Blue

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • One-Piece, Aluminum Alloy Baseball Bat

  • Tackified, Synthetic Bat Grip Delivers More Control

  • Tru-View Technology Reveals 100% Alloy Composition

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

Description

Rawlings releases new baseball bats every season and there is one model that you can always count on being in their latest lineup: the 5150! Crafted for utility players, the Rawlings 5150 is a classic design and this model is no exception. With a single-piece construction made up of the radically responsive, aerospace grade 5150 alloy, these baseball bats are built for players throughout the entire lineup. Top-of-its-class power, long-lasting durability, and a traditional overall feel are all characteristics you can expect out of the Rawlings 5150 during each at bat. No matter where it hits in the lineup, it is bound to bring proven performance time and time again. Each model is engineered with the innovative pOp 2.0 technology which creates an enormous sweet spot, a wonderful sound, and a fantastic overall feel. Rawlings: Above The Standard!

This Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB853) features a drop 3 length to weight ratio, a standard 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the BBCOR certification on the taper for high school and collegiate approval. Plus, with the Tru-View Technology, Rawlings has revealed the 100% alloy composition. Experience the excellence and order one of these Rawlings 5150 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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AMAZING BAT grant ghiloni player

Pros: Best 5150 by far, crazy pop with a good amount of stiffness. one of the only bats that are this light and can still put the ball out of the yard

Cons: the vibration is there but its not anything overwelming

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Great bat jared BumGardener parent

Pros: Felt little to no vibration, tons of pop, overall the exact bat you want

Cons: nothing

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My kid loves this bat... DPDuni parent

Pros: Great pop. Solid feel at impact. He's very confident at the plate with this in his hands.

Cons: It's been a cold spring, so there's a touch more vibration at time that he'd like, but I think that will diminish in warm weather.

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No longer worried about the weight Jennifer Parent

Pros: My son transitioned from a drop 8 bat to a drop 3 to prepare for middle school and we weren’t real sure how he’d do with a heavier bat. This bat has worked out great and has actually had more pop than we thought it would. We are definitely satisfied customers.

Cons: None

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5150 Jamie Eplin Other

Pros: Order it for my nephew he loves it.

Cons: A lot of pop

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1st time BBCOR user Happy with bat Parent

Pros: My son loves the bat. Will be trying out for modified this year. Ball was popping off the bat right out of the box. My son was able to swing it with ease

Cons: None. 1st bbcor bat so we do it have anything to compare it to

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Its a Great bat Devin D Baker Parent

Pros: Purchased for my son, he is very happy with it. Has great pop and the grip is better than most.

Cons: He does not have any- he is perfectly happy

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5159 michael klein Player

Pros: great pop

Cons: if you get jammed but you do feel vibration if you get jammed

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Good bat for the money Greg Parent

Pros: If you don’t want to spend a pile of money just to “keep up with the Jones’s” this a good BBCOR bat for the money

Cons: None

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Great bat with a wicked sound. Scott Woodward Parent

Pros: Awesome pop with a wicked sound. My 14 year old makes this bat sound evil. Great bat for going yard with.

Cons: Nothing to complain about.

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Rawlings bats are good!! Nelson Coach

Pros: The bat for the price you can't go wrong. Has plenty of Pop right out the wrapper. Sounds good when you hit it on the sweet spot.this is the second 5150 I bought my son back-to-back years I love the Rawlings bats.

Cons: The only Con I could think of is when you don't catch it on The Sweet spot the bat does not sound good but that is going to only let you know you did not catch it on The Sweet spot so in reality it's not a bad thing.

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Great bat Angela Gibson Parent

Pros: This bat is working out great. Not only my son but his entire team is loving this bat. Great pop and easy to swing.

Cons: Not the greatest looking bat.

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Great Wes Player

Pros: Good pop

Cons: None

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Great Bat! Jessica Parent

Pros: My 13 year old son loves this bat. His old bat had a lot of sting when he made contact. He says this bat has virtually no sting at all.

Cons: A little vibration

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Great Bat Angela Gibson Parent

Pros: Good Pop! All of the boys on my son's team are using this bat.

Cons: Nothing negative I have found yet.

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Good value Jerry Parent

Pros: Has good pop for the price of the bat the kids on the team like it

Cons: Not sure

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Great bat for utility players Clay Player

Pros: Great pop Price Large sweet spot Balanced swing weight

Cons: Vibration on end cap Kinda to early to tell

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Good bats for the money Brian Parent

Pros: Solid pop

Cons: None

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Solid bat. Great price Jonathan Arnold Coach

Pros: 2nd time using this bat my 12yo hit back to back home runs. He loves it.

Cons: None

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5150 Jacob Billings Player

Pros: The bat has a lot of pop

Cons: There is a lot of vibration when I get jammed

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Bat pack Wayne Brown Other

Pros: Great for our 13 Yr old and 16 Yr old grandsons. The younger plays tournament USSSA ball and the older plays high school baseball. They love each bat

Cons: The vibration is sometimes rather hard but not when ball hits sweet spot!

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Great bat at a great price! Connor Brian Coach

Pros: Great balanced feel and good 'pop'.

Cons: None (yet?)

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Sweet bat! Connor Brian Coach

Pros: Balanced

Cons: None yet

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2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat Todd Mallet Parent

Pros: Nice Balance

Cons: Pop was less than what we were expecting

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2018 Easton Ghost X Todd Mallet Parent

Pros: All around great bat! Evenly weighted, great swing and great pop! Love it!

Cons: None

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Great 1st Purchase! Bradley (Vanessa-mother) Player

Pros: Just an overall good bat!

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How is the pop on this bat and how is it overall?
CHUCK
Sadly, we do not have any reviews yet for this specific 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB853). However, the 5150 line of bat traditionally rates really well and I think this bat will display solid performance and durability just like the older models of the bat.
Ben
What is the difference from last year's and this year's?
duner
The 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 and the 2017 model are really the same bats other than the cosmetics.
Jason
I am 5'10" 140 pounds, what size bat do I need?
clay
Based on your height and weight, I would suggest a 32" 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853.
Logan
I am 5'10" 140 pounds. What size bat do I need?
clay
I would recommend a bat length of 32 inches.
Dan
I am 6'4" and 170 lbs. Should I use a 34" or 33"?
Lgoerig
Based upon your height and weight, the general suggestion for length of this 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB853) would be 34".
Ben
What are the differences between the 2018 5150 and the 2017 VELO?
dana
This 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB853) and the 2017 VELO BBCOR (BB7V) bat are very similar bats, but there are differences. They are both alloy material, but their alloy materials are built a little differently (overall, I don't think one is significantly better than the other / that being said, the VELO alloy material is probably louder sounding at contact). The large difference between the bats is that the 2017 VELO has a composite end-cap. That end-cap makes the bat feel lighter and more balanced than the 5150. The large advantage to the VELO Bats is that they are probably the most balanced feeling bat on the market.
Ben
I'm 6'3" and 195 pounds and I plan on using a 33, should I switch to a 34"?
Ben
Based on your height and weight, you could get the 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 in either a 33 or 34 inch model; it all depends on your personal preference and what you feel most comfortable with.
Cameron
Does the 5150 or Rawlings Trio have the same sweet spot length?
Jessie
Unfortunately it is impossible to determine how long the sweet spot may be on the 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 compared to the Trio. Generally speaking, since the Trio is end-loaded there will most likely be a slightly smaller sweet spot but this smaller sweet spot might produce greater pop due to the concentration in weight.
Cameron
Is this bat USA approved?
Cynthia salas
BBCOR options are allowed in USA Bat play only in the Intermediate and Junior League Divisions. So, the 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 would be allowed in the upper divisions.
Daveron
How does the 5150 compare to the Easton Beast X Speed?
browns
Both the 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 and the Easton Beast X Speed are very comparable bats as both are one-piece alloy bats with balanced swing weights.
Cameron
I'm 5"9"" and 145 lbs, what length is best for me?
gmoney
Typically speaking, a player of your size will swing a 32" BBCOR bat. Furthermore, this 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 would be an excellent option for you considering the the pOp 2.0 technology in place to create an enormous sweet spot.
Tyler
How is the balance of the bat? What I have right now is a Louisville Slugger 517. How does this bat match up to the 5150?
salvy
The 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 is very similar in terms of balanced swing weight to that of the LS Omaha 517. Any difference would be slight and more personal opinion as both bats are one-piece alloy models featuring plastic end caps.
Cameron
Would this be a good choice for a 4'8" 100lb boy?
jimy shoemaker
The Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 is a one-piece alloy bat, which is generally recommended for a bigger player with a little more power. I would recommend looking at the Rawlings Velo as the composite end cap on that model will allow for easier control through the swing path.
Tyler
Why is there such a huge price drop?
Mitchell bullard
The Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 has dropped in price due to this model being a closeout from Rawlings.
Cameron
Which has the largest sweet spot of these, the Beast X Speed, Velo, or 5105?
B
To be honest, all three models will be very comparable in terms of swing weight, sweet spot size, and pop. The biggest difference is that the Rawlings models will have a much louder ping. Some people like that, but some find it annoying when hitting indoors.
Kyle J.
I am 5’3 and 95-100 pounds. Can I swing a 31''? Which has the biggest sweet spot between the 5150, Velo and the Beast X Speed?
B
Based on your height and weight, I would recommend a 29'' bat. The 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 is not available in a 29'', so if you were interested in this bat, you could move up to a 30''. The sweet spot on the 5150, Velo and Beast X Speed will all be very similar.
Tori
Can I get this at a store for the same discounted price? And if I can what stores?
Bryce Wiggins
Unfortunately we would not know what brick and mortar retail outlets will be carrying the Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 and the price they would be selling the bat for.
Cameron
What is the difference between this model and the 2019 model?
JRJ
The 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 and 2019 will be prett similar. However, the 2019 will have a hyper-lite end cap for a lighter feel and faster swing speeds.
Tori
How does the 5150 compare to the Louisville Slugger Solo BBCOR bat?
Mike
The Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 is a one-piece alloy bat, just like the LS Solo BBCOR. The LS Solo BBCOR bat though will feature a composite end cap, thus making the bat more balanced. The Rawlings VELO BBCOR will compare more favorably with the LS Solo BBCOR.
Cameron
For a lead off hitter, would you recommend this or a Velo?
NA
Both this 2018 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB853) and the VELO are pretty solid bats, but I would give the edge to the VELO in regard to being more balanced. Because of that, I would recommend the VELO as the best option for a leadoff hitter.
Ben
Is this an end-loaded bat?
Jermaine
This Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB853) will be more of a balanced swinging bat.
Ben
Which is better, this bat or the 518 Omaha?
Jon
The swing weight feel, performance, durability and overall design concept of the Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853 is very similar to that of a LS Omaha. Which one to get really comes down to a player's personal preference regarding feel and brand.
Cameron
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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 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BB853
Barrel Diameter 2 5/8"
Baseball Bats BBCOR
Bat Construction One-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Blue
Deals Closeout Bats Personalization Eligible Bundle and Save
Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Aluminum
Price $100 - $199.99
Series 5150
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Rawlings
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