- 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
- Approved for Play By All Major Youth Leagues
- Approximate -7 to -9 Length to Weight Ratio
- Balanced Swing Weight
- Flame Tempered Natural Finish
- Free Shipping!
- Non-Cupped End
- Northern White Ash Wood
- Team Discounts Available on Bulk Orders
- Thin 7/8 Inch Handle
- Turning Model: 242 Youth
based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
Looking for the best value on a youth wood bat? Look no further. The Rawlings 242J youth wood bat is made from strong and durable Northern White Ash. This bat features the 242 youth profile that gives it a new, thinner 7/8 inch handle and a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter. The 242J comes with a natural, flame tempered finish to give it a classic, yet trendy look. This bat features a balanced and lightweight design, despite the non-cupped end, which actually gives the 242J a little added durability. With an approximate -7 to -9 length to weight ratio, this is one of the lighter-swinging wood bats you'll find on fields today. This bat is great for practice or games, and the benefits of using wood at an early age have been well documented. Inexpensive wood bats make great practice bats so that players can save their high dollar metal bat from unnecessary wear and tear. Team discounts are also available for this product when placing a bulk order. Rawlings: The Mark of a Pro! This bat is approved for play in all major youth leagues. Free Shipping!
17 Product ReviewsReview This Bat
by - Aug 04, 2010
Pros: good pop contact it will go far
by BEASTTY BOY - Jan 08, 2011
Pros: i just bought this bat it has amazing pop i was hitting BP and i hit a bunch of home runs i live in houston texans and it only took 2 days to get here. AMAZING!!!!
Cons: none the bat has great pop contact will go far
by SteveH - Jan 21, 2012
Pros: Very good price, very durable.
by Swag Swag Shiv - Jun 02, 2012
Pros: I play on a 250 field. During Practice i hit 5 home runs. i only had 10 pitches. this bat has lots of pop. perfect for a kids pickup game.
Cons: none the bat is an all around good bat
by champ man - Jul 24, 2012
Pros: this bat is good for 10 year old kids & up. if you make good cotact with a ball it will go flying!
by rickyroy - Apr 01, 2012
Pros: it's amazing
Cons: i got nothing
by Matt - May 28, 2012
Pros: good price, good bat. It came in @ needed weight. My These are his 3rd and 4th wood bat. Hard hitting. Good sound.
by Nick Cheney - Dec 02, 2012
Pros: It's a great bat. It's also got a very good kick to it and it came in under 48 hours. It is perfect weight. Just I would check other bats to make sure you get the right length for it that's how I got the perfect length. I hit 3 home runs in 1 game. You guy will love it. I recommend it for ages 11 and up. If you aren't in that range then you don't need a wooden bat.
Cons: None it it the best bat of all 10 of my bats.
by Kingme - Jan 28, 2013
Pros: Bought this as a practice bat for my 11 year old son. Purchased the 30 inch bat and it feels just like his game bat which is a 31 inch drop 10. Bat has a ton of pop.
by BigApple2009 - Jul 26, 2013
Pros: Well balance bat & good sweet spot
by Ed - Jun 30, 2010
Pros: great bat, my 9yo son's lasted him through the entire regular season before it broke at a travel ball tryout on about the 12th hit(he made it on the team. I bought him a new one and he is now using it in all stars. he hits farther than the kids using aluminum and composites.
by cons - Apr 28, 2012
Pros: best bat in the world .!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Si Young - Apr 10, 2013
Pros: This is a great bat I have used this bat for 3'month and all of my team mates have used it for practice final broke after about 5 to 6 hundred hit and we used the 30 inch weight was great and I am on a 12 Y travel team well worth the money
by Anonymous - Jul 16, 2013
Pros: Good starter wood bat
Cons: Ash is light but not as hard as maple
by J Bylow - Sep 23, 2013
Pros: The kids on my 7/8 year old coach pitch team love the bat, they all want to swing it...mainly cause it makes them feel like Miguel Cabrera. I like it cause it makes my 7 year old son's swing stronger and faster. It's heavy, his swing is slower so the coaches pitch a little slower to the kids when they use this bat. His kids pitch 8U travel bat is the Easton S1. He picks up his S1 on the weekend 8U team and smashes the ball. I attribute that to swinging this heavier ash wood bat. It has plenty of pop, my son hit a line drive three hopper off the 200ft fence last week.
Cons: It's heavy for a 7 or 8 year old, at 40 mph kids pitch your child needs to be strong to get it around. At 40 mph and up, my son won't be successful with it until he's 9.
by Pete from PS - Sep 12, 2012
Pros: Great bat. I used this bat when I was 12 years old during my last season of little league play in 1980. I liked the feel of the bat so much I preferred it over the aluminum bats. I hit 16 homeruns that season and 2 in one game in all star play that summer. Great memories.
by woody - Feb 13, 2013
Pros: Great balance.
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I am looking to try my first wooden bat, would this be a good starting bat?
Asked by Smasher on Jan 26, 2014
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat (242JAP) Youth is an excellent bat to start using wood with. The 242JAP has a balanced swing weight and an approximate -7 to -9 length to weight ratio.
· Jan 26, 2014
Which material would have more pop, ash or maple?
Asked by showtime on Nov 30, 2013
Ash wood is a lighter wood that offers faster swing speeds and a little more flex. Maple is a harder wood that is slightly heavier and would offer more "pop" than ash.
· Dec 01, 2013
I am a contact hitter with a little drop of power, and I'm looking to improve my bat speed. Would this be a good bat for me?
Asked by Bryce on Jul 19, 2013
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: 242J Youth has one of the biggest drops for a youth wood bat at -7 to -9. So for a wood bat this would be one of your best bets to improve bat speed.
· Jul 19, 2013
How many ounces is it?
Asked by beast on Jun 26, 2013
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: 242J Youth is approximately a -7 to a -9 drop.
· Jun 26, 2013
Do you ship to any country except USA? I am in Vietnam.
Asked by hoanganh on Mar 07, 2013
No we do not. We only ship within the United States.
· Mar 07, 2013
I am looking for a 27" bat for my son. What will the weight be?
Asked by melissa on Feb 18, 2013
The Rawlings Ash Wood Bat is advertised as being between -7 and -9. A 27" bat will be between 18 oz. and 20 oz.
· Feb 18, 2013
Can you get this bat with different colored ring on it? For instance royal or maroon?
Asked by Tre-Bo on Jan 01, 2013
We do not carry the Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: 242J Youth with a different colored ring unfortunately.
· Jan 02, 2013
I need a wood bat 29" that weights about 16.5. Can you recommend one?
Asked by Pat on Dec 11, 2012
Unfortunately, there are no wood bats produced in the size you are looking for.
· Dec 11, 2012
How much would the 31 inch weigh?
Asked by guy on Oct 27, 2012
Most wood bats are approximately -7 to -9. Therefore, the 31 inch in the Rawlings White Ash Wood Bat: 242J Youth will be approximately 22 or 24 ounces.
· Oct 27, 2012
I need a wood bat about 18 oz. What size should I buy?
Asked by alonso on Aug 27, 2012
One of the lightest wood bats we have is the Viper Ultralight wood bat. The 27" would be about 18oz.
· Aug 27, 2012
I use a 30 inch alluminum bat that is 19 ounces. Would a 30 inch be a big difference?
Asked by Big Hoss 17 on Jul 11, 2012
A 30" 242J will weigh around 21 or 23 ounces. That is a difference of 2 or 4 ounces compared to the alloy bat you're currently using.
· Jul 11, 2012
How much would a 31 inch bat weigh?
Asked by Big Hoss 17 on Jul 11, 2012
The 242J has an approximate -7 to -9 length to weight ratio. This means a 31 inch bat will weigh between 22 and 24 ounces.
· Jul 11, 2012
How much would a 27 inch bat weigh?
Asked by ryan on Jul 09, 2012
The 242J has an approximate -5 to -6 length to weight ratio. This means a 27 inch bat will weigh between 21 and 22 ounces.
· Jul 09, 2012
Does it have a 1.15 BPF stamp?
Asked by tristen on May 03, 2012
The Rawlings White Ash Wood Bat does not have a 1.15 BPF stamp. Wood bats are not required to have this stamp as long as it is a solid wood bat.
· May 03, 2012
What is the weight of this bat 28 inch. Is it recommended for softball. What is width of the handle?
Asked by greer on Apr 23, 2012
The 242J has an approximate -7 to -9 length to weight ratio. This means a 28 inch bat will weigh between 19 and 21 ounces. This is made for baseball. The handle will be approximately 15/16 of an inch.
· Apr 23, 2012
What is the average weight on a 27" bat?
Asked by Dkdawg on Apr 11, 2012
A 27 inch 242J will weigh approximately 21 or 22 ounces.
· Apr 11, 2012
Does this bat hold up for hitting practice?
Asked by Tracey on Jan 11, 2012
Yes, this would be a great bat for hitting practice.
· Jan 11, 2012
My son's select team has asked us to purchase two bats on wood and one metal they need to be 1.15 certified. My son is 14 years old. He has been using a 29" bat.
Asked by Gary Tedesco on Dec 27, 2011
Wood bats do not have the 1.15 stamp on them, and are not required to. Only metal bats. How tall is he? He may need to move up to a 30inch.
· Dec 27, 2011
What is the approximate drop weight of a 29" and 30" bat?
Asked by Mark on Nov 14, 2011
The 29" will weigh between 20-22 ounces. The 30" will weigh between 21-23 ounces. The weights vary due to the moisture in the woods.
· Nov 14, 2011
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