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  • MT456 Turn Model - Built For Mike Trout Of The Los Angeles Angels. This Bat Features A Long & Thick Barrel (2 1/2 Inches) That Tapers Into A Thin Handle (29/32 Inch) With A Puck Knob. Overall, It Will Feel End-Loaded.

  • Approximate Drop 3 Length-To-Weight Ratio

  • End-Loaded Swing Feel

  • Cut From Premium Maple Wood Material

  • Cupped Barrel End

  • Slightly Flared Puck Knob - One (1) Inch Extension Added To The Knob That Counterbalances The Weight Of The Barrel To Help Create More Whip, Bat Speed, Pop, & Exit Velocities.

  • Pro Ink Dot Certified For MLB Approval

  • Colorway: Brown | Black


Rawlings Pro Preferred MT456 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: RPPMMT456
Built on quality, proven by performance; this Rawlings Pro Preferred MT456 Maple Wood Baseball Bat is resetting the benchmark for premium wood bats!
Bat Benefits
The Pro Preferred brand from Rawlings has a distinguished history of being regarded as the epitome of excellence and craftsmanship. This same level of quality is evident in the Pro Preferred line of wood bats. With a foundation based on high standards and demonstrated on-field success, these new Pro Preferred wooden bats set the standard for a premium product!
Made from premium maple wood material, this Pro Preferred MT456 is designed to deliver outstanding performance and durability.  With an end-loaded swing feel, this bat is perfect for players who prefer a heavier swing weight.  However, the puck knob that accompanies its handle will assist in counterbalancing the heavier weight of the barrel. This unique feature helps create more whip, bat speed, pop, and exit velocities, giving players a competitive edge on the field. 

This Pro Preferred MT456 is also Pro Ink Dot Certified for MLB approval ensuring that the bat is of the highest quality and meets the standards required for professional use.  Additionally, it will come with a forty-five (45) day manufacturer's warranty, providing players with peace of mind and a guarantee of quality.


Rawlings believes in the durability of these bats so much that they are willing to extend a 45-day warranty on these bats. If you purchase one of these models from us and notice that it has broken down on you within 45 days from when you bought it, please reach out to our team of Bat Experts. They will get you the information for reaching out to Rawlings to begin the warranty replacement process.



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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's 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 Pro Preferred MT456 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: RPPMMT456
Baseball Bats Wood Baseball
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Brown
Deals Personalization Eligible
End Design Cupped
Hitting Style Power Hitter
Ink Dot Yes
Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Wood
Swing Weight End-Loaded
Vendor Rawlings
Wood Type Maple
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