Questions and Answers for Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult
Is this bat more for power or contact hitters?
The one-piece design of the Rawlings REVO 950 Series: 9SC127FD is best suited for a power hitter.
Would you recommend this bat or any other? If not, what would go for a 5'8" 160 lbs high school player?
The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult bat would be an excellent choice for a high school hitter. The 5150 Alloy is very high performing!
Do you sell replacement ends caps?
We don't sell any end caps, you could check with the manufacture. Rawling's number is 877-225-1041.
How can you tell if the bat has died? I've had mine for a year and have noticed a drop off in performance lately. Can it just be the cold weather?
Alloy bats do decline in performance over time as you use them. If you feel the bat is dead you can send it into Rawlings for your warranty replacement.
Does this bat come in a 33"?
Due to this bat being a 2012, we only offer the 31" and the 34".
Do these bats come with a warranty?
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult will have a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty from the day of the purchase.
Does this model have the same pOp technology that the 2013 model has?
Both the 2012 ad 2013 Rawlings 5150 use the same alloy in the bat and will be manufactured the same way.
Does this bat perform as well as the DeMarini M2M?
The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult bat will be a one-piece design. It will feel more stiff. A power hitter would prefer this bat over a two-piece design. The DeMarini M2M will be a two-piece design. This bat will help cut down on hand sting and vibration. Also, neither bat will require any period of break-in. I like both bats.
I am 6'1" 175 lbs and I was wondering which 5150 I should get. It is between the 2013 and 2012 models. Also, which size bat should I get?
The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult does not have the Composite-Lite end cap that the 2013 Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA2 Adult has to eliminate minor cracking issues and vibration. We recommend a 33" bat for a player your size.
My son is 5'4 142 lbs and has an inside out swing. He is a notorious left handed hitter who goes to the gap between left field and center field. What is the best bat for an inside out swing?
Any balanced bat with a light swing weight would be just fine for your son. If you go with something that has a heavy swing weight he will just drag it through the zone. Try taking a look at the Easton S1 or 2013 DeMarini CF5.
I am 6'2" 210lbs and am trying to decide between the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR and the Easton XL3 BBCOR. Which one do you think will work best for me?
Both the Rawlings 5150 and the Easton XL3 are great bats. The Rawlings would fit your hitting style if you are more of a contact hitter and the Easton XL3 would be better for you if you are more of a power hitter.
I am 15 years old, 6'5" 180 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?
Given your size, I would recommend going with the 34" 31 oz. model of the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult bat.
I am 5' 9" and 150 or so lbs. Should I get a 32/29 or a 33/30?
I suggest the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult in a 32" 29 oz. bat for a player your size.
Is this a better bat than the Rawlings Plasma that we purchased last year?
Yes the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult will be a better overall bat than the Rawlings Plasma.
Rawlings 5150 2013 Velo BBVELO. I am considering buying this bat for my son for High School this week. Is there any rule changes coming out before the season regarding bats
All bats used in official high school play must meet the new BBCOR requirements. Bats that meet these requirements will possess an approval stamp on the barrel. The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult bat is BBCOR certified and will meet the requirements set for 2013 high school competition.
I am a power/home run hitter. Is this bat a good choice for me?
Yes. The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA is a great bat for a power hitter.
What is the difference between this bat and the Easton S3?
The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA is produced by Rawlings and uses their 5150 Alloy. The Easton S3 BBCOR is produced by Easton with their THT100 Scandium Alloy and will be a little more balanced than the 5150.
Why is this bat also BESR certified?
The BESR is a old bat standard no longer in use. The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA does not have the old BESR stamp, just the new BBCOR stamp.
Will this bat or the 2013 5150 alloy BBCOR be more balanced?
The 2012 Rawlings 5150 Alloy and 2013 Rawlings 5150 Alloy will be balanced about the same.
Is this bat definitely BBCOR and NHSF sanctioned? What proof do I have? Bottom line can a 13 year old use it? (bought bat last yr that "Mark" rubbed off and they wouldn't let him use bat rest of year)
The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA is BBCOR certified and legal in high school play. For a complete list of BBCOR bats, please follow this link: http://www.mme.wsu-ssl.org/certifiedbaseballbats.aspx.
Is Rawlings going to make a 2013 version of the Machine? The 2013 Velo & 5150 are one piece design--does Rawlings plan to have a hybrid design for 2013?
According to the information available to us, Rawlings will not be producing a 2013 Machine Adult BBCOR bat, and they will not have a two-piece hybrid design in their 2013 line.
I am a smaller player looking for a good, cheap bat. I've narrowed it down to the 2012 Vexxum and the 5150. They are both good bats, but which one has the best performance?
The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult and the Rawlings 5150 are both great bats. They perform about the same.
The plasma does not have rings or inserts. does this bat ( 2011 5150 )?
No. The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA does not have any internal rings or governors.
Is the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult baseball bat or the Rawlings 5150 VELO BBCOR: BB51V Adult baseball bat more balanced?
Both of these baseball bats are balanced bats so the difference in balance between them will be minimal.
Which 5150 is better, the 2013 model or this one?
Rawlings has made some small improvements on the 2013 Rawlings 5150. The 2013 is more durable and has a more balanced swing weight compared the the 2012 5150.
what is a better bat in general, this bat or the 5150 velo?
That depends on the player. The 5150 Velo is better for a player with average or below average swing speed. The regular 5150 is best for a player with slightly above average to well above average swing speed.
Will this bat be available in the Bat Packs in the near future?
Unfortunately, we cannot determine that the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR bat will be in a bat pack or not yet.
I am looking at the Rawlings 5150 and the Rawlings 5150 VELO. Which is a better bat for my son. He is a singles type hitter. I believe he needs a bat that will provide bat speed. Between these 2 bats which would you recommend?
The 5150 Velo has a lighter swing weight than the regular 5150. If your son doesn't have above average strength and swing speed, the Velo would be recommended.
Will this bat be more balanced than the rip it prototype?
Yes. The Rawlings 5150 has just a slightly more balanced feel compared to the Prototype.
What is the difference between the 2013 5150 and previous years?
The 2013 5150 is the same as the 2012 5150. Just a different paint job.
my son ,a sophmore in highschool, had purchased and played and practiced with the 5150 all season. towards the midlle to end of summer, there was a noticeable significant less pop to the bat resulting in much less power. I believe south carolina university players said they had to change bats in the middle of the season because of the deadness of the bat. Is this happening and should bats be changed through the season if they are used alot in practice and games? I need your advice because I guess I need to purchace a practice bat and a separate game bat for the 5150 rawlings.
Alloy bats that see heavy usage during the off-season and regular season, can result in a drop-off in performance. This is mostly seen with bats used by players who play over 80 games a season. If you play more than 80 or so games a season, it may be a good idea to have a back-up bat just in case.
What is the difference between this bat and the Rawlings 5150 Velo?
The Rawlings 5150 Velo will be more balanced than the Rawlings 5150 Alloy for increased swing speed.
Is this bat banned in some High School leagues?
We have heard no reports of the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR being banned in high school.
Would you recommend this or a Marucci for contact hitters?
One piece bats like the Rawlings 5150 are best suited for power hitters. The Marucci Black is a two-piece bat, better for a contact hitter.
Is the 5150 good for power hitters? If not what bat would you recommend.
Yes the Rawlings 5150 Alloy is great for power hitters. It is a one-piece design that features Rawlings high performing 5150 alloy.
Would you recommend this model or the new 5150 VELO?
Both the Rawlings 5150 and the Rawlings 5150 VELO feature Rawlings high performing 5150 alloy. The 5150 VELO is designed to increase bat speed. Here is a link to further compare the two models. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
My son is 12, he is look for a bat to begin using that applied to baseball criteria, is this one a good one to try for a first time user weighing a whopping 63 lbs?
The Rawlings 5150 Alloy is a very balanced bat, perfect for a player making the transition to a BBCOR bat.
I'm just starting to use BBCOR bats. I can't decide if I should go with the Easton S3 or the Rawlings 5150 alloy. I'm a contact hitter.
The Rawlings 5150 uses high performing 5150 alloy and the Easton S3 uses great THT100 alloy. Both will be excellent options for you as a contact hitter. Here is a link to further compare the two bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
I have heard both is this better for contact hitters or power hitters?
The 5150 is a one piece alloy bat with a balanced swing weight. This makes is a great option for an all-around type of hitter.
Which bat would be better for power hitters, the Rawlings 5150 or the RIP-IT Prototype 2?
Since both the Rawlings 5150 and the RIP-IT Prototype 2 are one piece full alloy bats, they will work well for power hitters.
Which bat is better? This 5150 or the Velo 5150?
The Rawlings 5150 Velo BBCOR uses an upgraded aluminum for added performance and increased durability, but both bats are very high quality.
Does this bat have the traditional "ping" sound to it?
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 will have the traditional "ping" sound to it.
Why doesn't my 5150 have the BESR stamp on it?
The BESR stamp is not the required stamp for adult bats. All adult bats must be BBCOR certified to be legal in high school and college in 2012 and beyond.
What's the difference between this bat and the 2012 Rawlings Plasma?
The 5150 is made from a higher grade alloy and will have a little more pop.
Does this bat need to be broken-in?
The Rawlings 5150 is an all alloy bat and does not require a break-in. Only composite barrel bats will require a break-in.
Is the 5150 BBCA or TPX Z-1000 better for a power hitter?
Since both the Rawlings 5150 and the Louisville Slugger TPX Z-1000 are one-piece bats, they are both great options for power hitters.
Is the 5150 BBCA, Demarini Voodoo, or Easton S1 better for a power hitter???
If you are looking for a bat for a power hitter, I would suggest the Rawlings 5150. This bat is a one-piece alloy bat that is very stiff and will help generate power. The DeMarini Voodoo and the Easton S1 are great bats, but the two-piece design is typically suited for contact/gap hitters.
Does the 5150 alloy come chipped because when I bought it, it was chipped.
The bats we send out of our facility are brand new and should not have any flaws. If your Rawlings 5150 BBCOR is chipped you can use the free merchandise return label we shipped with our bat to return it to us. Make sure to state on the packing slip what is wrong with the bat, and whether you want to exchange for another 5150 or a different bat.
Does this bat have a fast swing weight?
The Rawlings 5150 is pretty balanced and does have a light swing weight. Another bat similar to this one that has a very light swing weight would be the Rawlings 5150 Velo.
Would you say that the regular 5150 is better then the Velo 5150 or that the Velo is better then the regular?
Both the Rawlings 5150 and Rawlings 5150 Velo are one-piece alloy bats with great pop. The main difference between the two is the Velo has a more balanced swing weight and extended barrel. The Velo was designed to increase swing velocity, thus creating more power for you.
Is this bat legal for high school play in 2012? Why is the more expensive model for $249.99 not available in 32/29??
This bat is BBCOR certified and is legal for play in 2012 and beyond. The Rawlings 5150 Velo is offered in a 32" 29oz., we are just temporarily out of stock on that size. We are expecting to receive more and once we do that size option will be listed on our website as an option for you to choose.
Is the 5150 from 2011 still usuable for High School in 2012?
The Rawlings 5150 is BBCOR certified and legal for use in high school and collegiate level play. As long as the bat has the BBCOR certification, it is good to use.
I'm 5'0" 110 pounds what size should I use?
Based off of your height and weight, I would suggest going with a 29" bat. If you need any further assistance in selecting the right size for you, feel free to use our bat coach feature located at the top of the webpage or give us a call at 1-866-321-2287!
Is there a new 5150 version out in 2012 or is it the same as the 5150 released in 2011?
Rawlings came out with the 5150 Velo for the 2012 season. This is a one-piece alloy construction with a balanced swing weight and extended barrel. Here is the link to view more features of this bat. http://www.justbats.com/product/2012-rawlings-5150-velo-bbcor--bb51v-adult/14823/
Which feels lighter, Rawlings 5150, or Easton S3?
The Easton S3 will have a slightly lower swing weight compared to the Rawlings 5150. If you like the 5150, but want a lighter swing weight, take a look at the 5150 Velo BB51V.
Would you recommend the Rawlings 5150, or the Easton Surge (both BBCOR) for more of a contact hitter?
The Easton Surge is a two-piece bat, which is usually preferred most by contact hitters. A one-piece bat, like the Rawlings 5150 is typically better suited for power hitters because they don't offer flex like the two-piece models. With that being said, a contact hitter could still use the Rawlings 5150, the decision just comes down to whatever you feel most comfortable hitting.
My son is trying to choose between the Rawlings 5150 and the Easton Surge. We are looking at 32/29?
If he is a stronger power hitter, I would lean towards the Rawlings 5150 since it is a stiff one-piece bat. If he is more of a contact/gap hitter, I would lean towards the Surge as it is a two-piece bat with more flex
Is this bat 100% alloy?
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is 100% alloy.
Honest opinion from a pro, what bat is better the 5150 or S3? Which do you think performs better?
I talk to customers all day...and the jury is out between the Easton S3 and Rawlings 5150. I've heard a few customers say that the 5150 is one of the best alloy bats they've hit with, and I've heard an equal amount of customers say the S3 is the best alloy bat they've hit with. Both sell great and it's next to impossible to say one is better than the other.
Need a bat that has .5 certified, is this one correct?
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is BBCOR certified.
My son is big and leads his team in homeruns. We are looking for a new BBCOR bat and need the best one for a power hitter. Is a two piece composite/alloy bat better than a 1 piece alloy for a power hitter?
A one-piece bat is stiffer and often preferred by stronger power hitters. A bat like the RIP-IT Prototype II, Rawlings 5150, Easton S3, or Easton XL3 would be some good options for power hitters.
I am wondering if there is a warranty on this bat?
This bat does come with a full 12-month manufacturer's warranty. If you use the bat and something happens within the year, you would just need to have a copy of your receipt and call the manufacturer (in this case that is Rawlings) and they will be able to replace the bat for you if you need it.
The BBCA has a full year warranty with purchase from us. For more bat information you can contact our customer service at 1-866-321-2287.
Are BBCOR Bats required for Middle School Baseball ages 11-13 year olds? Also what about youth baseball ages 7-9 year olds?
Leagues for these ages will require that they have a USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp located on the bat. The BBCOR certification is only required for high school and college play.
Is the 2012 Velo as good or better than the 2011 5150?
The 2012 Rawlings 5150 VELO is an updated model but features similar design as the 2011 model. The main difference is that the VELO has an extended barrel. Check out the BBCOR search filter on the Justbats.com for additional BBCOR options.
I coach a 13U team in the State of Georgia. I am leaning towards the 5150 -3 as team bats. Problem is we play USSSA and OPEN Basball sanctioned tourneys. Our bats must have the USSSA stamp on them. Does this 5150 -3 have that stamp?
BBCOR bats will not have the USSSA stamp. Only -5 to -12 bats will have the USSSA mark. However, USSSA does allow BBCOR bats so you could use the Rawlings 5150 BBCOR for league and tourney games..
Should I get the Easton XL2 or the 5150? I'm 5"10 150 and in the 8th grade.
The Rawlings 5150 and Easton XL2 are completely different bat styles so it depends on your personal preference and the type of hitter you are. The 5150 is a one-piece alloy preferred by power hitters and the XL2 is a two-piece hybrid that is end weighted and typically preferred by contact hitters.
What is the bat performance rating of the 5150 alloy CP5150A 2 3/4 inch coach pitch?
The BBCA BBCOR model has a BPF (ball performance factor) of 1.15.
Is this bat legal for my sons team? He is in 8th grade. He is playing for is school league, not town league. Just not sure what the new rules for bats this year. Thank you.
The Rawlings 5150 is BBCOR approved for high school and college play. I would check with your league to determine the bat specs that they require.
Should I get this or the Easton Omen? Which one is more balenced and which one has morer pop?
The Rawlings 5150 is going to be more balanced than the Omen. Both have good pop.
Ok I'm looking at the 5150, RIP-IT, and Anderson Ignite, which looks like a good bat to me but is not very popular. Honest opinion from an expert, which would you go with?
If you are looking for a balanced bat, the Rawlings 5150is going to be the best. The RIP-IT and Anderson are slightly end loaded.
I want to now why I should pick the 5150 or the CF5?
It depends on they type of hitter you are and your personal preference. The DeMarini CF5 is a two-piece composite bat typically preferred by contact hitters and the Rawlings 5150 is a one-piece alloy and preferred by power hitters.
I'm trying to decide between the RIP-IT and the 5150. Any suggestions?
The Rawlings 5150 has more of a balanced weight if you like that feel. They both have great pop and are very good BBCOR bats.
I have a 12 yr old that is 5'6 146lbs. What do you recommend for a good bat, length and weight?
For those specs, I would recommend the Rawlings 5150 in a 32" 29oz. You can also check out our Bat Coach for more information. http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Is it certified for use in USSSA and does it have the USSSA stamp on it?
No, the Rawlings 5150 does not have the USSSA stamp, it is BBCOR certified for high school and collegiate play. However, BBCOR bats are legal to use in USSSA leagues, so the 5150 would work for you.
Does this bat have the USSSA stamp for 2012?
The Rawlings 5150 does not have a USSSA stamp, it is a BBCOR bat.
Is this bat legal for high school play? It has BESR stamp on it also?
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is a BBCOR bat and legal for high school play.
Do you know if you could use this bat for Pony League?
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 can be used in Pony League.
Is this a bat you would recommend for a power hitter or contact hitter?
The Rawlings 5150 is a one-piece alloy with a stiff feel and is better suited for power hitters.
Does a 5150 or S3 have a larger sweet spot?
Both the Rawlings 5150 and Easton S2 are one-piece alloys, have a similar size sweet spot, and provide great pop.
I am a contact hitter, which would be more beneficial the 5150 or the CAT 5?
Both the Rawlings 5150 and Marucci CAT 5 are one-piece alloys with a stiff feel and are great options for a power hitter.
Is this bat top heavy at all? I tend to not hit well or like any top heavy, unbalanced bats.
No, the Rawlings 5150 is a very balanced bat.
What is the difference between the 5150 alloy and 5150 VELO?
The Rawlings 5150 and Rawlings 5150 are very similar in design. The major difference is that the VELO has an extended barrel.
How does this bat compare to the 5150 Velo are they the same? Do they have the same length of sweet spot? Which is better?
The Rawlings 5150 and Rawlings 5150 Velo are very similar. The biggest difference is that the VELO has an extended barrel.
Better than the CAT 5?
Both the Rawlings 5150 and Marucci CAT 5 are great options. Both have a balanced weight and will have very good pop for a BBCOR bat. You can't go wrong with either choice here.
Well for one, I'm interested to know when the 2012 model will come out,and my second question is if i have a bat budget of $250 dollars or less for a contact type hitter who needs a bat with a decent amount of pop would you recommend this bat, the cat 5, or something else?
The 2012 Rawlings 5150 VELO is now available on JustBats.Com. The 5150 and Marucci CAT 5 are both one-piece alloys. If you are a contact hitter, you may want to check out a two-piece bat because contact hitters tend to prefer two-piece bats.
Just got a 2011 rawlings 5150 and I was just wondering if cage balls(yellow with dimples) ruin it?
Those yellow, dimpled cage balls are exceptionally hard on bats. Generally, they are harder on composite bats. To be safe, if the 5150 is your game bat, I would limit the amount of cage time you do with it.
If to say I ordered this bat on a Tuesday, when would the bat get to me?
Guaranteed within 5 business days with our free shipping.
Would this bat be good for a contact/line drive hitter? I'm comparing this bat with the DeMarini Voodoo and DeMarini M2M mostly.
Two-piece bats like the DeMarini Voodoo and DeMarini M2M are better suited for contact hitters. The Rawlings 5150 is a one-piece alloy and better for power hitters.
Would you recomend this bat over the EXO? Im 6' tall at 165 lbs and bench press 275 lbs so you could say I'm a power hitter.
Both the Rawlings 5150 and the Louiseville Slugger TPX EXOGRID2 are one-piece alloys and suited for power hitters.
This is our first year to hit with a -3 my son is 13 and is not a power hitter. Would this bat be a good choice
The Rawlings 5150 is a good bat, so is the Easton S3 BBCOR: BB11S3, since your son is new to the -3, this one has a low MOI which helps with bat speed. Many times bat speed struggles when you jump them up so much in weight.
Would you recommend this bat or the Marucci CAT 5? I've read about both of them, and I'm not sure which one is better.
Both the Rawlings 5150 and Marucci CAT 5 are one-piece alloys with great pop and durability, so it comes down to your personal preference.
Does this bat come in 32" 29oz.?
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is available in 32" 29oz.
Is it possible to shave the knob of an aluminum bat to make it smaller?
I have never heard of someone doing that. I'm sure you could but that will void the one-year manufacturer warranty.
Is the Rawlings 5150 or the 5150 VELO a better bat?
The Rawlings 5150 and Rawlings 5150 VELO are very similar in design. The only difference is that the VELO has an extended barrel.
Would you reccommend this to anyone looking for a BBCOR, and do you think it's the best?
The Rawlings 5150 is one of the best one-piece alloy BBCOR bats under $200.00.
I'm needing a new BBCOR bat, I'm 14 and swinging a 32" wood Marucci and getting around well. I've read reviews of this and the 5150 VELO bat and they both sound outstanding! But what is your personal preference?
I personally like the Rawlings 5150, it has a little more pop. The Rawlings 5150 VELO is designed to generate more bat speed for the player, if you are already getting around on the ball well, the 5150 should perform better for you
I'm 5'6 and 135 pounds. I have a 31 inch 26 ounce BESR 5150. Now that I need BBCOR I don't know what size to get. A 32/29 or 31/28?based off my size,what do you think size bat I should get?
For your specs, according to our Bat Coach tool, the recommended size is a 33" 30oz.
Rawlings 5150 or Marucci Black? I'm leaning towards 5150 because I already have the BESR version. What edge does the 5150 have over the Black?
The Rawlings 5150 is a one-piece alloy and more for a power hitter. The Marucci Black is a two-piece hybrid bat, better designed for contact hitters. If you are comfortable with the 5150 I would stick with it.
I want to know the key differences between the rawlings 5150 alloy vs. the 5150 velo. Thanks!
The Rawlings 5150 Velo has a lighter MOI which equals a lighter swing weight compared to the original 5150. If you have a player who's more of a contact/gap hitter or looking to increase their swing speed, then the Velo may be a better choice.
What is better, this or the XL3?
Both the Rawlings 5150 and Easton XL3 are great bats. They are both one-piece alloys that are durable, balanced and provide great pop.
Is it eligible for high school play in 2012?
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is BBCOR certified, which makes it legal for High School play.
Will you be getting in any 32/29 sizes soon on this bat?
Yes, the 32" 29oz. Rawlings 5150 is in stock.
Why do you not sell the 32/29 bat? Are you jsut out of them?
As of 4-20-12, the 32" 29oz. Rawlings 5150 is in stock.
What is the difference between this bat and the new 5150 velo and is the velo available right now?
The Rawlings 5150 and Rawlings 5150 VELO are very similar in design, but there are a few differences. The VELO has an extended barrel and is designed to increase swing velocity.
Is the XL2 more end loaded then the 5150?
Yes, the Easton XL2 is end loaded and the Rawlings 5150 is balanced.
Is this bat for contact hitters or power hitters?
The Rawlings 5150 is a very good option for contact hitters. It is a one-piece alloy with good pop and a very balanced feel.
How durable is this bat compared to the CAT 5or Exogrid?
The Rawlings 5150, CAT 5 and Louisville Slugger EXOGRID2 are all one-piece alloys and will be very durable bats.
Is this bat for a contact hitter or a power hitter. Also what is the difference between a 1 piece and 2 piece bat?
A one-piece bat is going to be stiffer than a two-piece bat. As a general rule of thumb, power hitters prefer one-piece bats and contact hitter prefer two-piece bats. Therefore, the Rawlings 5150 would be best for a power hitter but still a solid option for a contact hitter.
How big is the sweet spot compared to the Marucci CAT 5?
The Rawlings 5150 and Marucci CAT 5 are two of the hottest alloy bats on the market. Both have large sweet spots and it's hard to put one above the other. However, based on what I've heard from customers, many players believe the 5150 actually has a hotter sweet spot, but the CAT 5 has a larger sweet spot.
Is this bat the best bat on the market? Be honest.
The Rawlings 5150 is an excellent one-piece alloy with tremendous pop. It's difficult to compare alloys to composites, but as alloys go, this is definitely an awesome bat!
Is this a good bat for for a 13 year old who is 130 pounds and 5' 3" plays travel baseball all year round?
Normally BBCOR bats are used for players in high school and college. If your team requires a BBCOR bat the Rawlings 5150 would be a good balanced bat. If the league doesn't require BBCOR bats I would look at the Senior League model of the 5150.
How does this compare to the Plasma? Looking for a high school legal bat for a line drive up the middle hitter with solid short to the ball stroke.
Both the Rawlings 5150 and the Rawlings Plasma are one-piece alloy designs. The 5150 has the speed cap end plug for a faster bat speed. The 5150 is a different alloy, great pop and durability.
How does this bat compare to the 2012 Worth Toxic? Thanks
I would give the Rawlings 5150 an edge in terms of performance. Based on personal experience and customer feedback, I feel the 5150 is the hotter of the two.
Is this a big barrel bat?
Yes. All adult bats are 2 5/8" barrels.
We are looking to buy our son his first BBCOR- just starting highschool. The 5150 comes highly recommended, however, we were told that he shouldn't practice with the BBCOR, something about it not being able to take the number of swings and that he should practice with a wood bat. Any thoughts on this advice?
We have not heard any issues with BBCOR bats having a limited amount of hits available, that being said it would not be a bad idea to use a wood bat for practice to keep the bat from getting extended use.
I like very balanced bats. I also have a sort of inside out swing so I tend to hit a few near the handle every once in a while. So I bat with a little bit of an extended sweet spot is good for me. Which bat best fits my swing. CAT 5, 5150, or EXO?
All of those bats are good choices. I would recommend checking out the Rawlings 5150 or the CAT 5. Both of those bats have very nice sweet spots and have been very popular BBCOR bats. The 5150 and CAT 5 are also a well balanced bat and will not be end loaded.
Is it going be able to be used in 2012?
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 will still be BBCOR certified in 2012.
What is meant by "adult"? My son will be playing 13U travel ball in USSSA tournaments and middle school ball. Is this the right bat for him? Thanks.
Adult means that the bat is BBCOR and going to be for high school and college players that have to use a -3 size. Most middle school leagues will not need adult bats
Is this bat well balanced? I have heard it is top heavy and it is balanced.
The Rawlings 5150 is a well balanced bat that swings great.
Would you recommend this bat or the Voodoo Black?
I would recommend them both, just depends on the type of hitter you are. The Rawlings 5150 is a one-piece alloy and will be a little stiffer and better suited for power hitters. The Voodoo is a two-piece hybrid and will have a little more flex and is better suited for contact/gap hitters.
Which is better the 5150 or the plasma?
Both the Rawlings 5150 and Rawlings Plasma are one-piece alloy bats. The main difference is the 5150 has a speed cap end plug for faster bat speed. Both have a nice balance to them.
What bat is better this one or the 2012 Nike Aero M1 BBCOR?
Both the Rawlings 5150 and Nike Aero M1 are of similar design. The 5150 is a one-piece alloy with a nice balance. The M1 is also a one-piece alloy with a nice balance. The M1 has the Aero end cap for maximum bat speed.
When will the 2012 model be released?
The 2012 Rawlings 5150 VELO is currently available at JustBats.Com.
Are BBCOR bats needed for middle school baseball in Georgia?
Most BBCOR leagues are only high school and college leagues, I have not heard that middle schools need BBCOR but I would check with the league.
I am really heart broken. which bat should I get, and I need an honest opinion, 5150 or the Plasma?
The Rawlings 5150 and Rawlings Plasma are similar in performance. The 5150 may have a little bit more pop.
Is it better than the Easton XL2 and the Easton XL3?
It's difficult to compare, they are all 3 made differently and offer different things. The Rawlings 5150 is a one-piece alloy with nice pop. The Easton XL2 is a two-piece hybrid with composite handle and alloy barrel. The Easton XL3 is a one-piece aluminum. The 5150 is balanced and the XL's are end loaded.
Which has less sting, the Omen or this bat the 5150?
I'd recommend the Easton Omen because it is a two-piece composite.
Is this the 2011 model or 2012
The Rawlings 5150 is the 2011 model.
Are the handles still or do they have flex?
The Rawlings 5150 is a one-piece alloy with a stiffer handle compared to a two-piece comoposite/alloy bat which tend to have more flex.
Is it better then the Marucci CAT 5?
It is really a personal preference between the two, both the Rawlings 5150 and Marucci CAT 5 are one- piece alloy, the Marucci Cat 5 is going to be a balanced bat, some people have expressed that the Rawlings 5150 has a slight end loaded feel.
can I use this in high school?
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is BBCOR certified and is legal for High School play.
i have the 5150 but it is not the BBCOR. What is the diffrent between that one and the BBCOR 5150?
If the Rawlings 5150 you have is a -3 adult bat and not BBCOR, it is BESR certified, which will not be allowed in high school or college play in 2012.
What would you say is a better bat, this one or the Nike Aero M1?
I've hit with both the Rawlings 5150 and Nike Aero M1 and I liked the performance of each. The Nike felt great to hit with but I would give the Rawlings 5150 a slight edge in performance.
If there is a dent in my bat and I got it for Christmas last year could I get a new one?
There is a full 12 month manufacture's warranty with the Rawlings 5150, so just give Rawlings a call. The number is 1-877-225-1041.
If I buy this bat off JustBats.com will I also receive a speed cap?
No, unfortunately we do not carry the speed cap.
Do you sell the RIP-IT BBCOR? Is the RIP-IT balanced or top heavy?
Yes, we carry the RIP-IT Prototype II BBCOR and it is a very balanced bat. http://www.justbats.com/product/2012-rip-it-prototype-ii-bbcor--prob2-adult/14498/
What is the best BBCOR bat?
The Rawlings 5150 has been a very popular BBCOR bat. The CAT 5 and Rip-it Prototype II have been good bats also.
Do you make a 5150 in a -5.
BBCOR bats are only available in a -3. If you are looking for a -5, look under senior league.
I am a contact hitter and I was wondering what the best bat for me is that is under $250.
The Rawlings 5150 is going to be a great bat. This is going to be one of the best one-piece alloys under $200.
Will the 5150 be sold in a non-BBCOR -3 version with the USSSA mark for 2012?
No, USSSA bats will not be in a -3. Only BBCOR bats will be -3
Can you use it in middle school play?
The Rawlings 5150 is a BBCOR bat. Most middle schools do not require BBCOR bats so I would check with your coach before making a purchase.
Will this bat be ok to use during the 2012 season ?
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is BBCOR certified and is 100% legal for 2012.
What bat performs better: this or the Easton Rival?
The Rawlings 5150 is one of the best bats in this price range. This bat is going to be more for a contact hitter. The 150 is a one-piece bat that is going to have a little more pop that is great for a contact hitter.
Why is this legal for only 2011?
The Rawlings 5150 is a BBCOR bat and is legal in 2011 and beyond. The 5150 is able to be used in high school and college play.
Is this bat legal for play beyond 2011 because on this website it says it is BBCOR certified but only legal for 2011 play.
The Rawlings 5150 is BBCOR certified and legal for play in 2011, 2012 and beyond.
Does this bat get free shipping?
Every time you order from JustBats.Com you have the option to choose free shipping. It is five-day guaranteed vie UPS Ground. If you order before 8pm CST it will ship the same day.
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