Questions and Answers for 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO: SLV10 Senior League
Is it okay to use the 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO in the cages (pitching machines)?
The 2014 Rawlings 5150 Velo (SLV10) Senior League bat should be fine to use for batting practice situations where approved baseballs are used. The issues with durability that are seen when working with pitching machines usually arise when the yellow dimpled cage balls are used. The bats are designed to hit regulation baseballs. The material makeup of the yellow cage balls is different, therefore, it reacts differently when striking the bat head. This difference can cause damage to the bat.
My 9 year old son is trying to decide between the 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO: SLV10 Senior League and the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum: DXVXR Senior League. Any guidance you can provide in terms of which would be better for him?
Both the 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO (SLV10) Senior League and the 2014 DeMarini Vexxum (DXVXR) Senior League are great bats. They are both well balanced for contact hitters. Because the Vexxum is a two-piece bat with a composite handle, it will have less vibration on contact and help with swing speed.
How is this bat compared to the 2014 Rawlings 5150 SL?
Both the 2013 and 2014 Rawlings 5150 VELO: SLV10 Senior League use the same alloy, so they will be identical bats aside from the cosmetic change.
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