First Look: Rawlings 2020 BBCOR Bats

Rawlings recently released their 2020 line of BBCOR bats.

I have always been a huge fan of Rawlings bats and was anxious to see what they had in store for 2020.

Let’s take a look at the lineup!

2020 Quatro Pro BBCOR

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The 2019 Quatro Pro seemed to come up a little bit short on what I normally expect from Rawlings. Durability seemed to be the main issue which isn’t uncommon for a two piece composite bat.

I’m sure they are looking to improve on some of last years weaknesses with this new release.

The look of the 2020 Quatro Pro makes you think Rawlings with the deep red and black tones. At first glance you may draw some similarities to the 2019 Meta Prime from Louisville Slugger.

They have redesigned the Q4 technology in order to deliver a larger sweet spot within a balanced design. You can see that this barrel is big!

This bat comes with a Lizard Skin grip.

2020 Velo ACP BBCOR

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The Velo line has always been a great bat and a player favorite as well. Sometimes with composite you love it or hate it, but Rawlings one piece alloy bats have always been consistently at the top of the “best of” charts.

ACP stands for “Accelerated Carbon Performance”

The 2020 Velo is a one piece hybrid. The bat is constructed from Ai909 allow but the end cap is a 2” carbon composite end. This lightweight cap is designed to maximize bat speed and exit velocity in a balanced design.

Here is the video they released when announcing the Velo ACP

I’m excited to give this bat a try and see how it performs!

2020 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR

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In my opinion, the 5150 line has always been one of the best buys for someone who isn’t looking to purchase the premium line that a manufacturer offers.

Just because something costs less doesn’t mean that it isn’t a great option for you. A lot comes down to your particular swing characteristics and how well a specific bat fits those tendencies.

Made from 5150 allow, the 2020 model is a full one piece bat. The advantage to one piece designs is that they are ready to go right out of the packaging. They don’t require the “break in” period that most composites do. This can sometimes be up to 300 swings before you reach optimal performance.

One piece bats are typically much more durable than composite as well. This is another area to consider when it comes to long term value.

The 5150 design once again includes the Hyper-Lite Speed Cap to deliver maximum bat speed in a balanced design.

2020 Impact BBCOR

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The final bat in the Rawlings 2020 BBCOR line is the Impact.

This is what you could consider their “value” option and looks like it will be replacing the 2019 Threat BBCOR bat.

Once again, lower cost doesn’t always mean low performance. All manufactures are going to offer bats at varying price points to ensure that they can reach a larger market.

Most of the time what this means is the bat is constructed with a lower cost alloy and features like end caps etc. would not include their top of the line technology.

When are these bats available?

All of the Rawlings 2020 BBCOR bats are now available for pre-order! The first date was 7/1/2019.

They are estimated to ship out by August 1st.

Do you plan on picking up one of the new Rawlings BBCOR bats for next season?

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