Questions and Answers for Rawlings Plasma BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBCPL3
I'm looking for a one piece bat with a lot of pop? Any suggestions?
The Rawlings Plasma BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBCPL3) does have good performance for a single piece model. You could also consider the 2015 RIP-IT AIR BBCOR Baseball Bat (B1503A) as well as the 2015 Rawlings VELO BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRVB).
Of the three bats, which would be most preferred? The Rawlings RX4 Alloy BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBRX4), Easton Typhoon BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB13TY), or this Rawlings Plasma BBCOR Baseball Bat: (BBCPL3).
All three bats will be very similar in pop and performance. I have heard the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBCPL3) will provide good durability also.
I am 6'1" and weigh 145 Ibs. What would be a good size for me?
Using our Bat Coach, I would recommend going with the 33" model.
Is this a good bat for a contact hitter?
The balanced swing weight of the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBCPL3) makes it a nice option for a contact style hitter.
Is this bat as high performing as the 2014 vexxum nvs? Which is more powerful and explosive?
The Rawlings Plasma BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBCPL3) is a well-balanced one-piece alloy bat featuring the Aerospace Plasma Alloy as well as a low M.O.I for increased swing speeds. The 2014 DeMarini Vexxum NVS BBCOR Baseball Bat (DXVXC) is a well-balanced two-piece hybrid featuring a C6 composite handle as well as the X10 alloy barrel for top performance. In terms of performance, both bats will perform very similarly. The DXVXC will be more flexible through the zone, allowing for faster bat speed, while the BBCPL3 will be much more stiff through the zone and suited for a power hitter.
Does this bat have the BESR label on it? It is required for my son's junior high team which also requires the BBCOR -3 stamp.
No, the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBCPL3) does not carry the BESR stamp. BESR (Ball Exit Speed Ratio) is an outdated performance criteria that is not used anymore. In January of 2011, BBCOR (Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution) replaced BESR as the new performance criteria. Since then, all Adult (Drop 3) models must carry the BBCOR stamp. You will not be able to find a composite or alloy bat that was produced after 2011 with the BESR stamp on it.
Hows does this bat compare to 2014 Louisville Slugger Warrior BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBWR14-RR?
The Rawlings Plasma BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBCPL3) is going to be very similar to the Louisville Slugger Warrior BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBWR14-RR). Both the Plasma and Warrior will be a one-piece all alloy design with a balanced swing weight.
Does the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR provide power and comfort (especially the bat grip)? Does it provide an easy swing (no stiff or paint when swinging)?
The Rawlings Plasma BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBCPL3) will provide power and comfort. The bat grip is very comfortable. This bat is balanced in swing weight and should not feel too barrel heavy.
Is this bat legal for USSSA and BBCOR? I am currently playing in USSSA league, but I am about to go into High School and don't want to buy another bat next year. If not, are there any other bats that are?
The BBCOR performance certification is more restrictive than what USSSA requires. All BBCOR certified models, including this Rawlings Plasma BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBCPL3), would be approved for play in USSSA.
I'm 5' 4" and 135 pounds. What size should I use? Is this bat end loaded?
Based on your height and weight, we would recommend the model 31" of the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR Baseball Bat (BBCPL3). This bat also features a balanced swing weight.
I am 5 foot 8 and weigh 145 pounds. I am 14 years old. What size bat should I use?
Based on your height and weight, we would suggest a 32 inch size of the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR (BBCPL3).
I am 13, 5'3" and 125 lbs. Should I get the 27 oz model? I have 28 oz bat that I can swing easily, but my coach doesn't want me to use it.
Based on your height and weight, we recommend you swing a 30" 27 oz model in the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR (BBCPL3).
I'm about 5'4" and 105 lbs. What size should I swing?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 30" model in the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR (BBCPL3).
I am 13, about 5'9" or 10" and weigh about 200 lbs. What size of bat should I get?
Based on your height and weight, we recommend a 33" model in the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR (BBCPL3).
I'm 40 years old and play slow pitch, co-ed softball. Is this a good bat for both women and men?
The Rawlings Plasma BBCOR (BBCPL3) would be a baseball bat that would not be good for slow pitch play. What you would want to look into is a slow pitch bat that would be around 27 or 28 ounces and 34 inches long. That would be a pretty standard size for both men and women to handle.
I'm 13 1/2, 105 lbs. and 5 foot 4, what size bat?
According to your height and weight I would recommend a 29" length in the Rawlings Plasma (BBCPL3).
I am 13, 5'7" and 140 lbs. What size bat do I need?
Based on your height and weight, we suggest a 32" model in the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR (BBCPL3).
What size bat should I get? I am 5'2'' 165 pounds.
Based on your approximate height and weight, the size we would suggest for you in the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR: (BBCPL3) would be a 31/28.
My son is eleven. Would the 30" bat be appropriate? He weighs 100 lbs and is 57" tall.
Based on his height and weight, the 30" model is the suggest size in the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR (BBCPL3).
I weigh about 170 lbs. I'm 6' 2", should I get a 33" 30 oz.?
Yes, the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR (BBCPL3) would be best recommended for you in the 33" 30 oz. size.
I weigh about 105 and 5 foot 3, would this bat be good for me?
According to our Bat Coach it recommends a 29" length in the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR (BBCPL3). This is a good bat it is a one-piece alloy with a balanced swing weight.
I weigh 130 lbs. and I am 5'6". Should I get the 30" 27 oz. or the 33" 30 oz.?During practice and games I've been using 32" 29 oz.
Based on your height and weight we recommend a 32" 29 oz. Rawlings Plasma BBCOR (BBCPL3).
I weigh around 120 lbs. and measure 5 foot 8. Is this bat for me?
Based on the information you gave me I would recommend a 30" 27 oz. in this bat.
Is using a 31 inch and 28 ounce bat much different from using a 32 inch and 29 ounce bat?
The main difference would be moving the length up an inch, also you would be moving up to a heavier model of the Rawlings Plasma BBCOR (BBCPL3) with the 29 ounce.
Is there any difference between the 2012 2013 or 2014 plasma besides color
The Rawlings Plasma BBCOR: (BBCPL3) is going to be very similar to newer models in the sense it will incorporate the same one-piece alloy structure and have a balanced feel. The same technology will be seen in these bats, and the biggest difference will primarily be cosmetic.
I am 5'5" and 145 with gap power is this a good bat for me? What size should I get?
This bat does offer a nice balanced swing weight that would go well with someone that is a contact hitter. With whats available with in this bat and your size I would suggest 31" 28 oz.
Would this bat be good for High School play at 30"?
The 2013 Rawlings Plasma BBCOR (BBCPL3) is BBCOR certified so it will be legal for play on the high school level. The correct size depends on the a couple factors including a player's height and weight. For more information on sizing, I would definitely check out our Bat Coach: http://www.justbats.com/bat-coach/
Can I use the bat for softball?
The 2013 Rawlings Plasma BBCOR: BBCPL3 Adult bat will only be certified for baseball.
I'm considering getting either this bat or the 5150? Which one should I get?
Based off of customer reviews I would suggest getting the 2013 Rawlings 5150. It has had much better feedback than the Rawlings Plasma has.
Is this bat USSSA approved for 2013?
The 2013 Rawlings Plasma BBCOR: BBCPL3 Adult is a BBCOR bat, so it does not meet the USSSA standards.
I am deciding on three bats, the 2013 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR, the 2013 Plasma BBCOR, and the BBCOR Louisville slugger Warrior. I am looking for a very consistent bat that is durable. Which one do you recommend?
The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR has unmatched trampoline and durability, as well as the best alloy out of the three.
Did Rawlings make any changes from the 2012 version of this bat?
No, looking into the 2012 Rawlings Plasma it seems the attributes are the same.
I'm 13 years old and I am interested in this bat for high school play. Is this a good bat?
The 2013 Rawlings Plasma BBCOR would be an excellent choice. The Plasma has a lot of pop and is also very durable.
Does this bat have the lowest MOI out of all of the Rawlings bats? Also, does it have the same pop as last years senior league Plasma? How does the barrel compare to last year's 5150?
No, the 2013 Rawlings VELO BBCOR bat will have a much lower M.O.I. than the 2013 Rawlings Plasma BBCOR bat. The pop wont be quite as good either, because it has to meet the new BBCOR standards and both will be one-piece alloy barrels.
What is the main difference between the last Rawlings Plasma model and this one?
The 2013 Rawlings Plasma BBCOR is very similar to the 2012 model. They both are one-piece alloy designs and feature Precision Optimized Performance (pOp) technology as well as Aerospace Plasma Alloy.
Do you believe that this is a good bat for a contact hitter with some power?
Yes, the 2013 Rawlings Plasma is a perfect fit for a contact hitter with power because the weight is evenly distributed and it is a one-piece bat made with Rawlings Aerospace Plasma alloy.
Since there are no inserts, will this bat be durable? Also, does M.O.I affect durability?
The 2013 Rawlings Plasma BBCOR will be just as durable without the inserts. The low M.O.I. will not affect the durability.
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