- **BBCOR Certified**
- **Legal for High School and Collegiate Play**
- -3 Length to Weight Ratio
- 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
- 7/8 Inch Tapered Handle
- Cushioned Synthetic Grip
- Free Shipping!
- Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
- High Performance Alloy
- One-Piece Design
- Sci-Fly Tested
- Speed Cap End Plug
based on 116 ratings. 116 user reviews.
BBCOR is the new standard for high school and college play, and Rawlings is ahead of the game in setting the bar for outrageous performance in BBCOR bats. The new BBCOR 5150 Alloy features a one-piece balanced design made from Rawlings high performance alloy. The 2 5/8 Inch barrel features a massive and ultra-responsive hitting surface that is topped off by Rawlings patent pending Speed Cap end cap. With a 7/8 inch tapered handle and premium synthetic grip the BBCOR 5150 Alloy gives the player extreme comfort and control. In addition, Rawlings continues to use their revolutionary Sci-Fly Technology that analyzes ball flight characteristics including launch angle, ball speed, distance, and spin rate from the point of contact until it hits the field. This technology has allowed Rawlings to examine every detail of their bats' performance, making their products scientifically proven to perform at the highest level. Rawlings Bats: Maximum Performance Where it Matters Most on the Field. The Rawlings BBCOR 5150 Alloy comes with a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!
116 Product ReviewsReview This Bat
by JoeyBats - Jul 02, 2011
Pros: Great bat. one of the best bbcors on the market.Great for its money. Hits better than the voodoo for $100 less.
Cons: Grip tends to roll over just regrip no big deal/
by LQ9 - Jun 08, 2011
Pros: Great bat, nice looking,ball flies off smooth, not top heavy, feels light, and just a great bat overall, recommend this to power hitters
by BigEds - Apr 22, 2011
Pros: Great Balance, Good Pop to the Bat. This is the third BBCOR bat that I have owned and this is the best. Beats competitors in all aspects.
by BossMan - Oct 12, 2011
Pros: One of the cheapest bats on the market, yet it hits straight bombs. Expected average pop, but it has excellent pop, especially for a BBCOR. Was hitting the ball 400+ ft. Highly recommended.
Cons: Paint seems to chip off pretty easily, but it doesn't effect the pop, so i don't really care.
by - Aug 12, 2011
Pros: Good bat. Very good sound, big sweet spot. Has outlasted everything else we bought this summer. Balanace is excellent.
Cons: All the other kids want to use it also.
by coach c - Feb 23, 2011
Pros: Bought this bat for my 14yr old son. Its his first drop 3. So far he has nothing but good things to say. Balance is good and contrary to what i have read about bbcor bats this bat still has good pop!! Right out the wrapper.He says he loves it just as much if not more than his exo(drop 5)! It is well made and looks good. When you hit it well it makes a loud ping. Kinda sounds cool to me tho..
Cons: Although the paint colors are good and the bat is set off by them the bright shiney red shows scratches easily. Overall its good so far.
by ED - Oct 01, 2011
Pros: Balanced, nice feel at the plate, cushiony grip. Don't want to say good pop because all BBCOR's are the same in that category. Recomend to contact hitters.
Cons: If you hit the ball anywhere below the "5" in "5150" you will get some sting, grip will start to wear down after about 1.5 months. Marks easy but so what.
by - Aug 02, 2011
Pros: good balence, good pop, solid feel, grip is comfortable, all around great bat. the only one better in my mind is the cf5, but it isnt twice as good for the extra money.
by #5 - Sep 09, 2011
Pros: Demo'd this bat. loved it. Gonna buy one. Only BBCOR i've tried that doesn't feel dead. Great balance. Seems to have great pop for a BBCOR
by Slugger_2009 - Nov 21, 2010
Pros: Best BBCOR bat on the market, more pop than Demarini and TPX's!
by Rek0104 - Jul 18, 2011
Pros: Best bat i've found for the money. Good feel, better feel than the BESR 5150s in my opinion. Larger sweet spot than other BBCORs ive tried with similar distance. Very good value.
Cons: Not really any super obvious cons. Good Bat. I personally have liked 2 piece bats better but thats just me.
by BaseballBeast9 - Mar 08, 2011
Pros: Ball flies off the bat Looks beast Great sweet spot
by conman189 - Apr 04, 2011
Pros: great balance, great pop if hit on sweet spot. this bat in my opinion is better than the equal priced vexxum. i love this bat soooooooo much!
Cons: nothing at all
by - Jun 15, 2011
Pros: awesome graphic design, well balanced, perfect size handle, sweeter than sweet....sweet spot, when you square the ball up on the barrell it's as good or better than any BESR bat. It's no wonder UVA is the #1 team in the nation. This bat flat out gets it done!!!! The price is the icing on the cake !!
Cons: If you don't buy one....you will be put out to pasture with the rest of the heard !!!
by Jon - Aug 11, 2011
Pros: This was my son's first BBCOR bat, and he loved it. He says it was well balanced and could hit right out of the wrapper.
Cons: It sounds kind of odd.
by carl23 - Aug 25, 2011
Pros: nice bat, solid pop and seems to be good quality. it also sounds cool which is an added bonus. the ball flies off the bat
Cons: only if you dont like loud noises
by MSCoach - Mar 02, 2012
Pros: This bat was hot right out of the wrapper. Did not need to be broken in. WOW!!
Cons: Non so far.
by orlandov8 - Mar 16, 2012
Pros: My son was happy with the new bat until one of the kids on the team said it was dead. Tapping the handle on the ground made a ringing sound versus the other 5150's on the team. Can anyone confirm this?
by da hizzle - Jul 13, 2011
Pros: I used one of my friends today and loved it. It dosent take much if any from BESR bat (2010 Voodoo). Good pop, balence and grip. Can't wait to get mine!
by Air jodan2 - Feb 10, 2012
Pros: Great pop. Very well balanced
by Anonymous - May 15, 2012
Pros: Great bat it flies off the bat better than other bats. Its also one of the cheapest bats you can get that have the same type of performance
Cons: People need to stop complaining about the paint and grip of the bat you give others the wrong idea about this bat.
by pauly - Jan 09, 2012
Pros: great pop well balanced not top heavy I would highly recommend this bbcor bat
Cons: absolutly none
by gtsport34 - Feb 22, 2012
Pros: the bat hits very well
by joe - Mar 03, 2012
Pros: I am 13 years old and i needed to start using a bbcor bat. i went to a local shop and got to try out some of the bats. i liked this one along with the omaha but this one is way cheaper. also tried cf5, voodoo, exo and the easton bats. the 5150 is by far the best feeling hitting.
Cons: only that the paint scratches easy. i really dont care.
by HRL - Mar 07, 2012
Pros: this is the best bat out there,it is cheep and is quick through the zone.it is very balanced.i love this bat.it is also my first BBCOR and it hits better than the old bats.
Cons: paint scratches off and grip is bad.
by Watson - Mar 17, 2012
by Bay Monster - Mar 21, 2012
Pros: Nice Bat, seems to have a lot of pop so far.
Cons: Nothing yet, other then other kids wanting to use it.
by gonzo - Mar 23, 2012
Pros: has great pop off of the bat and is balanced very well. this bat looks great and i recommend getting it. i am a coach of a team in Indiana and all the teams in our area are getting this bat.
Cons: not many cons except the bat can break if used improperly.
by Pouis - Mar 24, 2012
Pros: My first bbcor and its absolutely amazing!ball comes nice!
Cons: chips but it does not affect the performance
by bigrob - Mar 26, 2012
Pros: great bat the best bbcor out there
Cons: nothing at all!
by warrior33 - Mar 27, 2012
Pros: Its a great bat.Ball bounces right off the bat. GREAT POP
by PJ40 - Mar 28, 2012
Pros: great balance, good pop
Cons: makes an annoying sound when you hit the ball
by a beast - May 09, 2012
Pros: great pop,a nice smooth swing, and big sweet spot
Cons: no cons
by ABK - Sep 19, 2012
Pros: best swing wieght on market perfectly balanced. im 5'6 126 lbs and have hit 3 HRs in 10 games as freshman i swung the drop 5 5150 in middle school and hit 6 HRs in 14 games its the best bat by far great pop compared to other bbcors for example the cf5 sux! great grip looks greatbut most of all performs great! # rawlings for life!
Cons: paint chips a little bit
by fo4 - Dec 07, 2012
Pros: Consistent weight throughout the bat, gives me great bat speed and very impressed with the pop it has. like the grip it has and is a GREAT bat for the amount it is being sold for
Cons: scratches easily
by Emo - Feb 04, 2013
Pros: Good pop. Great balance. Great paint job. Overall a great bat for the price.
by Anonymous - Feb 14, 2013
Pros: Watched son's teammate hit a 400'+ opposite field bomb with it.
Cons: Wished my son had one so this season I bought two.
by meat - Feb 21, 2013
Pros: The pop is great. Perfect grip tape with a great balance. The warning sticker at the beginning of the barrel says it all.
Cons: Just a little sting.
by Evan - Feb 24, 2013
Pros: Great bat. Lots of pop and has a great feel!
Cons: The Grip rolls easily.
by AZLA - Mar 01, 2013
Pros: Great Balance and sweet spot. My 13U team loves the feel and pop from this bat. Works outstanding for power & contact hitters alike and is very durable.
Cons: A few chips after a lot of use, but does not change bat performance.
by Cole - Sep 26, 2011
Pros: Great bat. doesnt even feel like a BBCOR. i love the way it hits.
Cons: grip is kinda slick
by Joey - Nov 29, 2011
Pros: the bat is well balanced. Has more pop than other BBCOR bats I have used.
by - Jan 07, 2012
Pros: great bat. has a ton of pop for a bbcor
by SPS - Jan 12, 2012
Pros: Amazing bat for the money. It also has a lot more pop than the other BBCOR bats. It also doesnt have to be broken in like the voodoo.
Cons: loud at contact
by baseballwiz - Jan 14, 2012
Pros: Great Pop and feels great best bbcor bat on the market
Cons: my whole team wanted to use it
by Kurtyv - Jan 15, 2012
Pros: This bat doesn't feel bbcor. BBCOR is supposed to hit similar to a wood bat. The 5150 does NOT feel like a wooden bat at all! This bat is a beast and is cheap for a bat.
by ryan howard - Feb 07, 2012
Pros: great bat well balenced great pop great price
Cons: absolutelty none
by Anthony - Mar 04, 2012
Pros: Best BBCOR out there. Ball flies off the bat and feels light is balanced perfectly.
Cons: Bat Handle black color wears off quick not really a big deal
by Awsome - Mar 08, 2012
Pros: Very big sweet spot. The ball flys very smooth off the bat.
by RockyLobosNation - Mar 08, 2012
Pros: This bat is terrific for its price. Great pop for a BBCOR with a cool bat design.
Cons: Paint chips easily, not big problem though
by Owls28 - Mar 09, 2012
Pros: bat has excellent pop and feels great when you hit the ball on the sweet spot. hit very solid line drives with it in the cage for high school. was impressed with the bat. good balance as well, our team recently bought like 11 of these bats.
Cons: not much for 1 piece bats because it will sting a little bit if you hit the ball off the end or the handle.
by Rosey - Mar 10, 2012
Pros: Great balance and pop. About half the players on my high school team use this bat.
by KW - Mar 11, 2012
Pros: Great Bat good pop firt game got a base hit with out any break in time
by - Mar 11, 2012
Pros: great pop feels very lite weighted perfect
by B-HIGH - Mar 12, 2012
Pros: Good POP
Cons: After you hit with it alot its deadens pretty quick
by McMichaelBaseball14 - Mar 13, 2012
Pros: Great Bat Quick around Solid contact Good Power
Cons: Not much of a design Hit off handle a lot of shock
by bigd - Mar 16, 2012
Pros: great bat. a lot of pop definately for a power hitter like me im 14 and hit th eball 379 feet great bat rawlings
by The BOSS Man - Mar 23, 2012
Pros: This year i am traveling in 13u and i can use a -5 and-8 but our team plays in the wreck team luege also so i have to use a _3 bat....this is the one it isnt top heavy and the ball flies off the bat.
Cons: They should make a -8 and -5 version
by Iceman - Mar 27, 2012
Pros: Great bat love the pop. It a 380+ft HR. opposite field truly love it .
by Anonymous - Mar 30, 2012
Pros: feels balance and solid.....great bat for the price.
by Chris - Apr 14, 2012
Pros: Good balance and feel. Nice sound. Good solid bat, as good as any.
by bigbatter - Apr 21, 2012
Pros: this bat has some serious pop to it i hit it out my first try
by Papas - May 08, 2012
Pros: Bat Has so much Pop It Has Great pop & looks extremely nice in da batters box papas#3
by 23's Dad - May 08, 2012
Pros: We got our son this bat on the recommendation of a college coach, a high school coach, & a bird-dog scout who all coached teams with Rawlings contracts. They raved about the even balance, swing weight, & performance alloy. So, we took our son's Eastons & Louisville Sluggers to Play It Again Sports & used the money to invest in a 5150 for his birthday. He received it & used it at practice & hit seeds all over the place. He raved about the balance, no sting, awesome sweet spot, how light it was, & how it, along with his Rawlings Plasma, are the best bats he has EVER handled.
Cons: None! He reports that his Rawlings bats are awesome, & so far, he has hit the ball well with them.
by Daniel - Jun 05, 2012
Pros: I swear this bat is amazing! It is deffiently worth the money! The pop is great, good balance! Great for a power hitter and slap hitter! I used this in High School this year and I can say it was the most used bat on the team by far!
Cons: The grip wears out after about 5 months.
by homerunkid - Jun 06, 2012
Pros: best bat u can get. Indian hills college let me try some Rawlings bats out and i tried this one today i crushed it every single time up
by DA bomb - Jun 12, 2012
Pros: This bat has similar pop to other bats like the exo and omen and its bbcor not the best for power hitters more contact hitters.
Cons: grip peels and paint chips and stings if you hit below the grey.
by Wa - Jun 14, 2012
Pros: Can hit more distance, hits home runs, good quality, nice grip, worth the money.
by big papi - Jun 22, 2012
Pros: I expected pop and got even more. I hit a 420 bomb first day.
Cons: Too powerful
by Jonesy - Jul 10, 2012
Pros: I have played an entire middle school season with this bat and I haven't had any problems with it so far. Has great pop and the ball flies off the bat great.
by baseball guy 11 - Jul 12, 2012
Pros: love it great pop has a balanced swight wieght
Cons: it has bbcor and besr certified on the barrel but that doesnt effect the pop
by 2bse hero - Jul 16, 2012
Pros: great bat even weight and great pop the ball really connects and finds holes AMAZING!!!!!!
by The mans man - Jul 23, 2012
Pros: Good pop great weight distribution
Cons: Paint chips easy can't use in cold and grip loses its grip. Overall tho great bat
by Xplosion baseball#24 - Jul 24, 2012
Pros: awsome bat...very balanced...good pop right out of the wrapper...good grip...good sized sweet spot...very impressed
Cons: grip wears quickly but thats all good
by JHBATS - Jul 26, 2012
Pros: Nice look, shiny, great bat for a BBCOR.
Cons: Grip tends to roll over and get ripped, sound at contact is more of a "ping sound" because it is alloy, I don't really love the weight distribution.
by c love - Aug 27, 2012
Pros: great bat obvious to tell it is a bbcor just as any other but it might just be the best bbcor out there this is a very very solid baseball bat very evenly weighted as well
by bulldog31 - Aug 29, 2012
Pros: im 13 and playing on a seniors feild and this bat is boss doesnt feel heavy at all and is the best 5150 ive had and anybody can use and get good results fantastic grip i love it thank you RAWLINGS BEST BASEBALL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
Cons: None are you crazy
by Jordan - Oct 13, 2012
Pros: Good for power hitters because smaller sweet spot contributes to more pop in that zone. A little barrel heavy, but balanced for the most part.
Cons: My bat broke after only 7 months. If looking for durability, search for something else.
by Jdmoney - Nov 07, 2012
Pros: Amazing, tons of pop, long lasting pop, comfortable grip, drops bombs, light, and balanced.
Cons: May lose pop faster because ALL your teammates will want to use it.
by brown bear - Nov 26, 2012
Pros: Helps.relieve constipation and feels good in my hands. I once hit a tree with this bat and it didnt break
Cons: Not easy to brrak
by Jim - Nov 30, 2012
Pros: It has good pop.
Cons: I had to have it replaced after 2 months. Then it broke again 7 months later.
by Coach15 - Dec 04, 2012
Pros: Coached a player who had a good hard short quick swing, but was not displaying much power with the BBCOR bat he bought. Gave him the 5150 one day this fall and he started hitting deep fly balls and much harder line drives. The difference was amazing. He hit over .500 in our last 6 fall games after hitting .200 in the first 6. He was a dedicated player to start, but his confidence and enthusiasm shot up when he saw how he could hit the ball with this bat. Ground balls that couldn't get thru holes started shooting through. The OF had to play deeper and open up more room. I have since bought two more for next year.
Cons: Handle tape maybe, but no real problems.
by MANO - Dec 07, 2012
Pros: THIS BAT HAS GREAT POP AND GRIP AND FOR A REALLY CHEAP PRICE.
Cons: THE BAT IS PERFECT.
by Charger4 - Dec 11, 2012
Pros: The bat is flat-out awesome. Great pop off sweet spot, great sound off bat, swing weight is low, everything's there with this one.
Cons: The grip wore out quickly and the paints chips easily. The chips dont affect performance
by bi g jay is hayyt - Dec 27, 2012
Pros: this bat is the best bat i have ever swung.The first hit i got with it was a fast line drive with a loud PING! Great pop and well balanved
Cons: marks easy
by pcole - Jan 14, 2013
by jacker - Jan 26, 2013
Pros: has a huge sweet spot
by BCBANDIT 17 - Jan 28, 2013
Pros: Solid, great feel with an only sllightly end weight. Doesnt flex as much for a powerful hitter. OVerall my son, 14, loves this bat and he has owned demarini, easton, TPX, DAvy Jones Wood. I ordered him a second one to have "just in case" and at the price, you cannot beat it.For a BBCOR, ball does seem to jump a little quicker than what i have seen with some of the composite eastons. My son is also 6'2", 180 lbs and swings hard, so the stiffer bat here is translating to much more power.
Cons: First one came apart inside within 10 minutes hitting soft toss. Just bats overnighted a new one. The original one that blew up (sounded like graven inside) was just a defective bat.
by Matt - Mar 05, 2013
Pros: Great balance, ball jumps off bat. Looks good
Cons: handle just a little fat
by allstar11 - Mar 14, 2013
Pros: amazing pop!! perfect for power hitters
Cons: paint chips very easily,grip grinds down quick
by jj - Apr 28, 2013
Pros: It has an awesome sweet spot.
Cons: You have to get it in a shorter length than usual because the sweet spot is on the 5 in 5150.
by Andrew - Nov 05, 2013
Pros: Amazing pop, extremely durable ive been using this bat for the past 2 years, best bat ive ever used!
by Anonymous - Apr 21, 2012
Pros: This bat has a lot pop and is great for use in high school and college seasons.
Cons: Slightly heavy in the beginning but isn't severely noticeable.
by Ka - May 03, 2012
Pros: Good bat, nice looking, cool sound when you hit the ball. Very well balanced
Cons: Paint chips really easy, and it feels a little heavier than it is
by B@seb@ll - Jun 04, 2012
Pros: This bat performs to its price. you get what you pay for and nothing more. its a decent bat nothing terrible about it but there's better bats out there.
Cons: Small sweet spot. Personally i'm not a big fan of alloy bats. Go with a COMbat B3
by Peanut - Jan 22, 2013
Pros: Great pop + its well balanced ( virgina college team uses it )
Cons: Nothing but the barrel is a little small
by DolphinsFan - Feb 08, 2011
Pros: Easy to Swing and better distance than expected.
by - Sep 18, 2011
Pros: Awesome pop and big sweet spot.
Cons: Every one on the team wants to use it.
by Dale - May 09, 2012
Pros: Looks good and sounds good, its got okay pop if u r lucky enough to hit the sweetspot
Cons: dents way to easy, grip comes off, small sweetspot,paint chips, stings your hands
by mmm - May 21, 2012
Cons: the bat is very top heave and the paint isnt staying on the bat
by jbaseball - Feb 13, 2012
Pros: alright bat
Cons: good for contact not power hitters
by JD - Apr 07, 2011
Pros: Great bat, awesome balance
by BiG_BeEf - Jan 03, 2012
Pros: Has okay pop and a pretty big sweet spot. Its worth the money you pay for it and its pretty good for a one piece bbcor bat.
Cons: it has a very high pitched sound to it and is more for line drive hitters
by Ha - Jan 07, 2012
by cavs baseball 15 - Mar 16, 2012
Pros: pop is ok at times
Cons: The sweet spot is miniscule and unless you do hit it on the sweet spot, its nearly impossible to make solid contact with the ball! Its very frustrating as a batter if you cant trust your bat when you approach the plate. Not nearly what i expected and i plan on switching to a marucci
by Big Down Low - Mar 28, 2012
Pros: This bat makes me feel like Albert Pujoles
by Wolfman's Brother - Dec 01, 2010
Pros: GREAT looking bat, even better when I saw it in person. I think all BBCORs will be pretty much the same this year, as the few that I've tried have been pretty similar distance-wise. Bought this because it feels good and looks good.
Cons: Not quite as much pop as my old bat, but that was to be expected with BBCOR.
by LQ9 - Jun 12, 2011
Pros: good bat overall, you just need to get a hold of the ball to drive it, but every bbcor bat is going to be like that.
Cons: none really
by Fred - Feb 27, 2012
Pros: Has OK "pop". Easton are still better. Hits like a BBCOR. Looks good but that does not get hits.
Cons: After 20-25 hits by my 18U kid the bat started making noise. Loud vibration near head of bat. Sent back to Rawlings to have looked at. This is a real pain sending it back, costs us another $18 which makes cost nearing Easton. Not a happy customer.
by kathmandu - Oct 12, 2010
Pros: Legal, looks great, and hits pretty solid actually. Money well spent.
Cons: Not as much pop as some other bats I've had, but that's to be expected with BBCOR.
by Nizo - Feb 13, 2011
Pros: Good weight distribution and sweet spot.
Cons: Lacks some of the pop I expected.
by - Mar 17, 2012
Pros: nice look
Cons: hits for nothing worst bbcor bat i have hit with
by Horseman - Jan 05, 2012
Pros: It's got descent pop. I really like it.
Cons: I swung my friend's, and I came away with my ears ringing really loud. In other words, if you have ear problems like me, this isn't your bat.
by Freight Train - Jan 28, 2011
Pros: Bat has great balance, carries through zone well. First -3 purchased, but had Rawlings Plasma for LL. Justbats.com delivers top quality every time, and will ALWAYS shop here.
Cons: No speed cap.
by brk - Oct 12, 2011
Pros: good bat with large sweet spot and VERY well balanced.
Cons: ALL bbcor bats are bad but you have to deal with it. whenever you think u have a solid hit, you dont. the ball dies very fast.
by GiantsFan - Oct 12, 2010
Pros: It's legal. A finely tuned bat that won't get your kid ejected.
Cons: It's legal. A finely marketed bat that will get your kid dejected.
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Is this bat more for power or contact hitters?
Asked by JOshii on Oct 25, 2013
The one-piece design of the Rawlings REVO 950 Series: 9SC127FD is best suited for a power hitter.
· Oct 25, 2013
Would you recommend this bat or any other? If not, what would go for a 5'8" 160 lbs high school player?
Asked by beastmode24 on Oct 05, 2013
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!
· Oct 05, 2013
Do you sell replacement ends caps?
Asked by Jn on Apr 26, 2013
We don't sell any end caps, you could check with the manufacture. Rawling's number is 877-225-1041.
· Apr 26, 2013
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?
Asked by Huskies baseball on Mar 23, 2013
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.
· Mar 23, 2013
Does this bat come in a 33"?
Asked by Harris Avant on Mar 05, 2013
Due to this bat being a 2012, we only offer the 31" and the 34".
· Mar 05, 2013
Do these bats come with a warranty?
Asked by Dustin on Feb 26, 2013
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult will have a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty from the day of the purchase.
· Feb 26, 2013
Does this model have the same pOp technology that the 2013 model has?
Asked by edward on Feb 24, 2013
Both the 2012 ad 2013 Rawlings 5150 use the same alloy in the bat and will be manufactured the same way.
· Feb 24, 2013
Does this bat perform as well as the DeMarini M2M?
Asked by smg on Feb 22, 2013
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.
· Feb 22, 2013
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?
Asked by Txstixplaya111 on Feb 18, 2013
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.
· Feb 18, 2013
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?
Asked by ryan on Feb 16, 2013
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.
· Feb 16, 2013
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?
Asked by nathan on Feb 10, 2013
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.
· Feb 10, 2013
I am 15 years old, 6'5" 180 lbs. What size bat would you recommend?
Asked by Nick on Feb 09, 2013
Given your size, I would recommend going with the 34" 31 oz. model of the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult bat.
· Feb 09, 2013
I am 5' 9" and 150 or so lbs. Should I get a 32/29 or a 33/30?
Asked by baseball16 on Feb 01, 2013
I suggest the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult in a 32" 29 oz. bat for a player your size.
· Feb 01, 2013
Is this a better bat than the Rawlings Plasma that we purchased last year?
Asked by russ on Jan 27, 2013
Yes the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult will be a better overall bat than the Rawlings Plasma.
· Jan 27, 2013
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
Asked by Money on Jan 21, 2013
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.
· Jan 21, 2013
I am a power/home run hitter. Is this bat a good choice for me?
Asked by J.B. on Jan 16, 2013
Yes. The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA is a great bat for a power hitter.
· Jan 16, 2013
What is the difference between this bat and the Easton S3?
Asked by BOBBY on Jan 03, 2013
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.
· Jan 03, 2013
Why is this bat also BESR certified?
Asked by Matt on Dec 27, 2012
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.
· Dec 27, 2012
Will this bat or the 2013 5150 alloy BBCOR be more balanced?
Asked by a2000 on Dec 20, 2012
The 2012 Rawlings 5150 Alloy and 2013 Rawlings 5150 Alloy will be balanced about the same.
· Dec 20, 2012
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)
Asked by Jim on Dec 06, 2012
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.
· Dec 06, 2012
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?
Asked by cane on Dec 05, 2012
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.
· Dec 05, 2012
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?
Asked by BBALLER on Nov 24, 2012
The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult and the Rawlings 5150 are both great bats. They perform about the same.
· Nov 24, 2012
The plasma does not have rings or inserts. does this bat ( 2011 5150 )?
Asked by coach on Nov 18, 2012
No. The Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA does not have any internal rings or governors.
· Nov 18, 2012
Is the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR: BBCA Adult baseball bat or the Rawlings 5150 VELO BBCOR: BB51V Adult baseball bat more balanced?
Asked by cocky on Oct 10, 2012
Both of these baseball bats are balanced bats so the difference in balance between them will be minimal.
· Oct 10, 2012
Which 5150 is better, the 2013 model or this one?
Asked by Brandon on Oct 05, 2012
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.
· Oct 05, 2012
what is a better bat in general, this bat or the 5150 velo?
Asked by sam on Sep 25, 2012
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.
· Sep 25, 2012
Will this bat be available in the Bat Packs in the near future?
Asked by Tim on Sep 23, 2012
Unfortunately, we cannot determine that the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR bat will be in a bat pack or not yet.
· Sep 23, 2012
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?
Asked by Baseball Dad on Sep 13, 2012
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.
· Sep 13, 2012
Will this bat be more balanced than the rip it prototype?
Asked by DCDCDCDC on Sep 02, 2012
Yes. The Rawlings 5150 has just a slightly more balanced feel compared to the Prototype.
· Sep 03, 2012
What is the difference between the 2013 5150 and previous years?
Asked by Bigstick on Aug 27, 2012
The 2013 5150 is the same as the 2012 5150. Just a different paint job.
· Aug 27, 2012
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.
Asked by frank on Aug 14, 2012
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.
· Aug 14, 2012
What is the difference between this bat and the Rawlings 5150 Velo?
Asked by ralph on Aug 03, 2012
The Rawlings 5150 Velo will be more balanced than the Rawlings 5150 Alloy for increased swing speed.
· Aug 03, 2012
Is this bat banned in some High School leagues?
Asked by Jake on Aug 01, 2012
We have heard no reports of the Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR being banned in high school.
· Aug 02, 2012
Would you recommend this or a Marucci for contact hitters?
Asked by Pearc3 on Jul 18, 2012
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.
· Jul 18, 2012
Is the 5150 good for power hitters? If not what bat would you recommend.
Asked by Gabo on Jul 13, 2012
Yes the Rawlings 5150 Alloy is great for power hitters. It is a one-piece design that features Rawlings high performing 5150 alloy.
· Jul 13, 2012
Would you recommend this model or the new 5150 VELO?
Asked by J.Bell_24 on Jul 10, 2012
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/
· Jul 10, 2012
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?
Asked by gg on Jul 09, 2012
The Rawlings 5150 Alloy is a very balanced bat, perfect for a player making the transition to a BBCOR bat.
· Jul 10, 2012
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.
Asked by alloy4life on Jun 29, 2012
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/
· Jun 29, 2012
I have heard both is this better for contact hitters or power hitters?
Asked by charri5066 on Jun 19, 2012
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.
· Jun 19, 2012
Which bat would be better for power hitters, the Rawlings 5150 or the RIP-IT Prototype 2?
Asked by Kyle on Jun 13, 2012
Since both the Rawlings 5150 and the RIP-IT Prototype 2 are one piece full alloy bats, they will work well for power hitters.
· Jun 13, 2012
Which bat is better? This 5150 or the Velo 5150?
Asked by bigeasy on Jun 05, 2012
The Rawlings 5150 Velo BBCOR uses an upgraded aluminum for added performance and increased durability, but both bats are very high quality.
· Jun 06, 2012
Does this bat have the traditional "ping" sound to it?
Asked by Mr. Marucci on Jun 03, 2012
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 will have the traditional "ping" sound to it.
· Jun 03, 2012
Why doesn't my 5150 have the BESR stamp on it?
Asked by Danny on May 22, 2012
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.
· May 22, 2012
What's the difference between this bat and the 2012 Rawlings Plasma?
Asked by Hunter on May 09, 2012
The 5150 is made from a higher grade alloy and will have a little more pop.
· May 08, 2012
Does this bat need to be broken-in?
Asked by CubanCatcher6 on Apr 17, 2012
The Rawlings 5150 is an all alloy bat and does not require a break-in. Only composite barrel bats will require a break-in.
· Apr 17, 2012
Is the 5150 BBCA or TPX Z-1000 better for a power hitter?
Asked by Mr.Baseball on Apr 10, 2012
Since both the Rawlings 5150 and the Louisville Slugger TPX Z-1000 are one-piece bats, they are both great options for power hitters.
· Apr 10, 2012
Is the 5150 BBCA, Demarini Voodoo, or Easton S1 better for a power hitter???
Asked by kyle on Apr 05, 2012
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.
· Apr 05, 2012
Does the 5150 alloy come chipped because when I bought it, it was chipped.
Asked by luke on Apr 01, 2012
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.
· Apr 01, 2012
Does this bat have a fast swing weight?
Asked by BigSkinny23 on Mar 19, 2012
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.
· Mar 19, 2012
Would you say that the regular 5150 is better then the Velo 5150 or that the Velo is better then the regular?
Asked by Big Down Low on Mar 15, 2012
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.
· Mar 15, 2012
Is this bat legal for high school play in 2012? Why is the more expensive model for $249.99 not available in 32/29??
Asked by andy on Mar 14, 2012
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.
· Mar 14, 2012
Is the 5150 from 2011 still usuable for High School in 2012?
Asked by Panthers on Mar 14, 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.
· Mar 14, 2012
I'm 5'0" 110 pounds what size should I use?
Asked by rich on Mar 11, 2012
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!
· Mar 11, 2012
Is there a new 5150 version out in 2012 or is it the same as the 5150 released in 2011?
Asked by dave on Mar 11, 2012
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/
· Mar 11, 2012
Which feels lighter, Rawlings 5150, or Easton S3?
Asked by BB on Mar 05, 2012
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.
· Mar 05, 2012
Would you recommend the Rawlings 5150, or the Easton Surge (both BBCOR) for more of a contact hitter?
Asked by B Rose on Mar 01, 2012
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.
· Mar 01, 2012
My son is trying to choose between the Rawlings 5150 and the Easton Surge. We are looking at 32/29?
Asked by Tammie on Feb 29, 2012
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
· Feb 29, 2012
Is this bat 100% alloy?
Asked by Max on Feb 29, 2012
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is 100% alloy.
· Feb 29, 2012
Honest opinion from a pro, what bat is better the 5150 or S3? Which do you think performs better?
Asked by Marc on Feb 27, 2012
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.
· Feb 27, 2012
Need a bat that has .5 certified, is this one correct?
Asked by juliel on Feb 27, 2012
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is BBCOR certified.
· Feb 27, 2012
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?
Asked by jh on Feb 26, 2012
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.
· Feb 26, 2012
I am wondering if there is a warranty on this bat?
Asked by casey on Feb 17, 2012
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.
· Feb 17, 2012
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.
· Feb 17, 2012
Are BBCOR Bats required for Middle School Baseball ages 11-13 year olds? Also what about youth baseball ages 7-9 year olds?
Asked by Hustle on Feb 12, 2012
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.
· Feb 12, 2012
Is the 2012 Velo as good or better than the 2011 5150?
Asked by hits on Feb 08, 2012
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.
· Feb 08, 2012
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?
Asked by Danny Manis on Feb 07, 2012
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..
· Feb 08, 2012
Should I get the Easton XL2 or the 5150? I'm 5"10 150 and in the 8th grade.
Asked by zc on Feb 07, 2012
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.
· Feb 07, 2012
What is the bat performance rating of the 5150 alloy CP5150A 2 3/4 inch coach pitch?
Asked by Paul on Feb 06, 2012
The BBCA BBCOR model has a BPF (ball performance factor) of 1.15.
· Feb 06, 2012
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.
Asked by Chad on Feb 06, 2012
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.
· Feb 06, 2012
Should I get this or the Easton Omen? Which one is more balenced and which one has morer pop?
Asked by d man on Feb 04, 2012
The Rawlings 5150 is going to be more balanced than the Omen. Both have good pop.
· Feb 06, 2012
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?
Asked by Sam on Feb 03, 2012
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.
· Feb 06, 2012
I want to now why I should pick the 5150 or the CF5?
Asked by The big dog on Feb 02, 2012
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.
· Feb 02, 2012
I'm trying to decide between the RIP-IT and the 5150. Any suggestions?
Asked by Parker on Feb 02, 2012
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.
· Feb 02, 2012
I have a 12 yr old that is 5'6 146lbs. What do you recommend for a good bat, length and weight?
Asked by Dad on Jan 30, 2012
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/
· Jan 30, 2012
Is it certified for use in USSSA and does it have the USSSA stamp on it?
Asked by dad on Jan 30, 2012
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.
· Jan 30, 2012
Does this bat have the USSSA stamp for 2012?
Asked by joe on Jan 21, 2012
The Rawlings 5150 does not have a USSSA stamp, it is a BBCOR bat.
· Jan 21, 2012
Is this bat legal for high school play? It has BESR stamp on it also?
Asked by jay on Jan 19, 2012
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is a BBCOR bat and legal for high school play.
· Jan 19, 2012
Do you know if you could use this bat for Pony League?
Asked by H-FoRcE on Jan 18, 2012
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 can be used in Pony League.
· Jan 18, 2012
Is this a bat you would recommend for a power hitter or contact hitter?
Asked by jake on Jan 09, 2012
The Rawlings 5150 is a one-piece alloy with a stiff feel and is better suited for power hitters.
· Jan 10, 2012
Does a 5150 or S3 have a larger sweet spot?
Asked by Paul on Jan 08, 2012
Both the Rawlings 5150 and Easton S2 are one-piece alloys, have a similar size sweet spot, and provide great pop.
· Jan 09, 2012
I am a contact hitter, which would be more beneficial the 5150 or the CAT 5?
Asked by alan on Jan 07, 2012
Both the Rawlings 5150 and Marucci CAT 5 are one-piece alloys with a stiff feel and are great options for a power hitter.
· Jan 08, 2012
Is this bat top heavy at all? I tend to not hit well or like any top heavy, unbalanced bats.
Asked by ALan on Jan 07, 2012
No, the Rawlings 5150 is a very balanced bat.
· Jan 08, 2012
What is the difference between the 5150 alloy and 5150 VELO?
Asked by toon on Jan 07, 2012
The Rawlings 5150 and Rawlings 5150 are very similar in design. The major difference is that the VELO has an extended barrel.
· Jan 07, 2012
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?
Asked by Justin on Jan 05, 2012
The Rawlings 5150 and Rawlings 5150 Velo are very similar. The biggest difference is that the VELO has an extended barrel.
· Jan 06, 2012
Better than the CAT 5?
Asked by jj on Jan 04, 2012
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.
· Jan 04, 2012
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?
Asked by Justin on Jan 04, 2012
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.
· Jan 04, 2012
Just got a 2011 rawlings 5150 and I was just wondering if cage balls(yellow with dimples) ruin it?
Asked by Diego1996 on Dec 31, 2011
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.
· Jan 03, 2012
If to say I ordered this bat on a Tuesday, when would the bat get to me?
Asked by eaglesplayer12 on Dec 27, 2011
Guaranteed within 5 business days with our free shipping.
· Dec 27, 2011
Would this bat be good for a contact/line drive hitter? I'm comparing this bat with the DeMarini Voodoo and DeMarini M2M mostly.
Asked by el pollo loco on Dec 22, 2011
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.
· Dec 23, 2011
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.
Asked by Trojan17 on Dec 22, 2011
Both the Rawlings 5150 and the Louiseville Slugger TPX EXOGRID2 are one-piece alloys and suited for power hitters.
· Dec 23, 2011
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
Asked by Junior on Dec 22, 2011
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.
· Dec 22, 2011
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.
Asked by Ian on Dec 17, 2011
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.
· Dec 17, 2011
Does this bat come in 32" 29oz.?
Asked by Ms Hamp on Dec 16, 2011
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is available in 32" 29oz.
· Dec 16, 2011
Is it possible to shave the knob of an aluminum bat to make it smaller?
Asked by mike honcho on Dec 12, 2011
I have never heard of someone doing that. I'm sure you could but that will void the one-year manufacturer warranty.
· Dec 12, 2011
Is the Rawlings 5150 or the 5150 VELO a better bat?
Asked by bob on Dec 12, 2011
The Rawlings 5150 and Rawlings 5150 VELO are very similar in design. The only difference is that the VELO has an extended barrel.
· Dec 12, 2011
Would you reccommend this to anyone looking for a BBCOR, and do you think it's the best?
Asked by lou on Dec 11, 2011
The Rawlings 5150 is one of the best one-piece alloy BBCOR bats under $200.00.
· Dec 12, 2011
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?
Asked by smashin boots on Dec 10, 2011
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
· Dec 10, 2011
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?
Asked by Lags002 on Dec 06, 2011
For your specs, according to our Bat Coach tool, the recommended size is a 33" 30oz.
· Dec 07, 2011
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?
Asked by Lags002 on Dec 05, 2011
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.
· Dec 06, 2011
I want to know the key differences between the rawlings 5150 alloy vs. the 5150 velo. Thanks!
Asked by michelle on Dec 05, 2011
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.
· Dec 05, 2011
What is better, this or the XL3?
Asked by pbgthunder12 on Dec 04, 2011
Both the Rawlings 5150 and Easton XL3 are great bats. They are both one-piece alloys that are durable, balanced and provide great pop.
· Dec 04, 2011
Is it eligible for high school play in 2012?
Asked by awesome on Nov 29, 2011
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is BBCOR certified, which makes it legal for High School play.
· Nov 29, 2011
Will you be getting in any 32/29 sizes soon on this bat?
Asked by Shags on Nov 29, 2011
Yes, the 32" 29oz. Rawlings 5150 is in stock.
· Nov 29, 2011
Why do you not sell the 32/29 bat? Are you jsut out of them?
Asked by Jetsticks on Nov 27, 2011
As of 4-20-12, the 32" 29oz. Rawlings 5150 is in stock.
· Nov 27, 2011
What is the difference between this bat and the new 5150 velo and is the velo available right now?
Asked by zane on Nov 20, 2011
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.
· Nov 20, 2011
Is the XL2 more end loaded then the 5150?
Asked by bdubb on Nov 13, 2011
Yes, the Easton XL2 is end loaded and the Rawlings 5150 is balanced.
· Nov 14, 2011
Is this bat for contact hitters or power hitters?
Asked by dfd on Nov 12, 2011
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.
· Nov 12, 2011
How durable is this bat compared to the CAT 5or Exogrid?
Asked by b7 on Nov 11, 2011
The Rawlings 5150, CAT 5 and Louisville Slugger EXOGRID2 are all one-piece alloys and will be very durable bats.
· Nov 12, 2011
Is this bat for a contact hitter or a power hitter. Also what is the difference between a 1 piece and 2 piece bat?
Asked by ian on Nov 11, 2011
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.
· Nov 12, 2011
How big is the sweet spot compared to the Marucci CAT 5?
Asked by BL777 on Nov 09, 2011
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.
· Nov 10, 2011
Is this bat the best bat on the market? Be honest.
Asked by bombdropper23456789 on Nov 07, 2011
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!
· Nov 07, 2011
Is this a good bat for for a 13 year old who is 130 pounds and 5' 3" plays travel baseball all year round?
Asked by Dan on Nov 06, 2011
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.
· Nov 07, 2011
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.
Asked by lisa on Nov 02, 2011
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.
· Nov 02, 2011
How does this bat compare to the 2012 Worth Toxic? Thanks
Asked by Jeff on Oct 31, 2011
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.
· Oct 31, 2011
Is this a big barrel bat?
Asked by ..... on Oct 30, 2011
Yes. All adult bats are 2 5/8" barrels.
· Oct 31, 2011
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?
Asked by Scott on Oct 29, 2011
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.
· Oct 29, 2011
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?
Asked by Baseball Player on Oct 25, 2011
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.
· Oct 25, 2011
Is it going be able to be used in 2012?
Asked by xy on Oct 22, 2011
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 will still be BBCOR certified in 2012.
· Oct 23, 2011
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.
Asked by Andy on Oct 22, 2011
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
· Oct 22, 2011
Is this bat well balanced? I have heard it is top heavy and it is balanced.
Asked by Robthepitcher19 on Oct 19, 2011
The Rawlings 5150 is a well balanced bat that swings great.
· Oct 20, 2011
Would you recommend this bat or the Voodoo Black?
Asked by aiden on Oct 15, 2011
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.
· Oct 17, 2011
Which is better the 5150 or the plasma?
Asked by catchers questions on Oct 05, 2011
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.
· Oct 05, 2011
What bat is better this one or the 2012 Nike Aero M1 BBCOR?
Asked by nike on Oct 03, 2011
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.
· Oct 03, 2011
When will the 2012 model be released?
Asked by Floridabaseball on Oct 03, 2011
The 2012 Rawlings 5150 VELO is currently available at JustBats.Com.
· Oct 03, 2011
Are BBCOR bats needed for middle school baseball in Georgia?
Asked by BASEBALLFREAK:) on Oct 01, 2011
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.
· Oct 02, 2011
I am really heart broken. which bat should I get, and I need an honest opinion, 5150 or the Plasma?
Asked by catchers questions on Oct 01, 2011
The Rawlings 5150 and Rawlings Plasma are similar in performance. The 5150 may have a little bit more pop.
· Oct 02, 2011
Is it better than the Easton XL2 and the Easton XL3?
Asked by Marcus on Sep 30, 2011
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.
· Sep 30, 2011
Which has less sting, the Omen or this bat the 5150?
Asked by MattyK on Sep 29, 2011
I'd recommend the Easton Omen because it is a two-piece composite.
· Sep 29, 2011
Is this the 2011 model or 2012
Asked by travelman on Sep 28, 2011
The Rawlings 5150 is the 2011 model.
· Sep 28, 2011
Are the handles still or do they have flex?
Asked by Gurf23 on Sep 26, 2011
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.
· Sep 27, 2011
Is it better then the Marucci CAT 5?
Asked by cmon son on Sep 23, 2011
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.
· Sep 24, 2011
can I use this in high school?
Asked by luke on Sep 20, 2011
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is BBCOR certified and is legal for High School play.
· Sep 21, 2011
i have the 5150 but it is not the BBCOR. What is the diffrent between that one and the BBCOR 5150?
Asked by browney on Sep 20, 2011
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.
· Sep 22, 2011
What would you say is a better bat, this one or the Nike Aero M1?
Asked by maddenirish5 on Sep 20, 2011
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.
· Sep 21, 2011
If there is a dent in my bat and I got it for Christmas last year could I get a new one?
Asked by cardinalballer on Sep 20, 2011
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.
· Sep 20, 2011
If I buy this bat off JustBats.com will I also receive a speed cap?
Asked by Craig on Sep 20, 2011
No, unfortunately we do not carry the speed cap.
· Sep 20, 2011
Do you sell the RIP-IT BBCOR? Is the RIP-IT balanced or top heavy?
Asked by klhmlh on Sep 19, 2011
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/
· Sep 20, 2011
What is the best BBCOR bat?
Asked by Z on Sep 15, 2011
The Rawlings 5150 has been a very popular BBCOR bat. The CAT 5 and Rip-it Prototype II have been good bats also.
· Sep 15, 2011
Do you make a 5150 in a -5.
Asked by sugarbear on Sep 14, 2011
BBCOR bats are only available in a -3. If you are looking for a -5, look under senior league.
· Sep 15, 2011
I am a contact hitter and I was wondering what the best bat for me is that is under $250.
Asked by shawn on Sep 14, 2011
The Rawlings 5150 is going to be a great bat. This is going to be one of the best one-piece alloys under $200.
· Sep 15, 2011
Will the 5150 be sold in a non-BBCOR -3 version with the USSSA mark for 2012?
Asked by Rob on Sep 08, 2011
No, USSSA bats will not be in a -3. Only BBCOR bats will be -3
· Sep 08, 2011
Can you use it in middle school play?
Asked by a-ride on Sep 03, 2011
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.
· Sep 06, 2011
Will this bat be ok to use during the 2012 season ?
Asked by Fitzy on Aug 22, 2011
Yes, the Rawlings 5150 is BBCOR certified and is 100% legal for 2012.
· Aug 22, 2011
What bat performs better: this or the Easton Rival?
Asked by baseball125 on Aug 04, 2011
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.
· Aug 04, 2011
Why is this legal for only 2011?
Asked by ed on Jul 25, 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.
· Jul 25, 2011
Is this bat legal for play beyond 2011 because on this website it says it is BBCOR certified but only legal for 2011 play.
Asked by Wondering on Jul 21, 2011
The Rawlings 5150 is BBCOR certified and legal for play in 2011, 2012 and beyond.
· Jul 21, 2011
Does this bat get free shipping?
Asked by baseball player on Jun 29, 2011
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.
· Jun 29, 2011
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