Questions and Answers for Rawlings 5150 Alloy Youth Baseball Bat: YB51B
Which is better: the 28" 16 oz or 29" 17 oz?
The Rawlings 5150 Alloy (YB51B) Youth is the same bat regardless of the size that you get. The best way to determine the best size for a player is by their height and weight. For more sizing information check out the Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Is there any disadvantage to buying a 2012 bat in 2014?
No, there is no disadvantage to buying a closeout model. The price on the Rawlings 5150 Alloy (YB51B Youth) will be much less than the brand new 2014 version.
Hi, I'm looking to buy a bat for my son and I wanted to ask if the Rawlings Alloy 5150 and the Rawlings Velo are similar performing bats and what they are good for? Thanks.
The Rawlings 5150 (YB51B) and the Rawlings VELO (YBVELO) are both good performing bats, and the VELO is actually the replacement model for the 5150 and they both use the same high performing alloy. These bats have a very balanced swing weight that is preferred by contact hitters.
Is this bat approved for 2012 USSSA play?
This bat does not feature the new USSSA stamp. Youth bats will be legal for 2012 and 2013 with the old USSSA logo. 2014, all youth bats in USSSA leagues will need to have the new stamp.
How is the pop and the overall perfomance?
The overall performance of the 2012 Rawlings 5150 Alloy results in great pop and overall excellent results.
My son is 8yr (U9) 53in, 62 lbs. I am looking at this bat, the S3, and the M2M. Any recomendations of on over the other? Are they all balanced? I am thinking 29in, the s3 is lighter and might help.
The Rawlings is an excellent choice. It is lighweight like the S3. The M2M is going to be very stiff.
What is the difference between this bat and the Easton S3 Youth bat?
Basically, the drop weight is different, the Easton is a -13 and this is a -12. And the type of alloy used. Easton uses the THT100 Aluminum and this one uses the 5150 Alloy.
does it get dented easily
I wouldn't say it dents easily with the right care. But if it does, it is covered by a 1 yr manufacturer's warranty.
Is this bat able for use in little leauge or usssa and does it have the usssa 1.15 bpf stamp?
This bat will not have the USSSA stamp on it
What's the difference between youth, adult and senior bats for an 11 yr old boy who hits well for that age?
The difference is going to be that youth bats are going to have a 2 1/4" barrel size, the senior league bats are going to have a 2 5/8 or 2 3/4" barrel size and the adult bats are for high school and college play
Which one do you think is better, this bat or the Easton Rival -13? I am more of a contact hitter but bring a lot of power when making good contact.
I like this one, the 5150. The Rival is pretty light and you might want something with a little more weight to it.
is this bat composite?
No. This bat is 100% alloy.
Im trying to decide between this bat the 5150 and the Easton S1. Which one should I buy?
The 5150 is all alloy and the s1 is going to have a little bit more pop to it than the 5150 because it is composite. Both have fast bat speed. The S1 will need to be broken in and the 5150 will be hot right out of the wrapper.
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