Great for beginners, the Rawlings® Youth Raptor Aluminum Baseball Bat is constructed from aluminum for durability, light weight and control and features a soft-touch grip with great tack. The bat has a 2-1/4" barrel diameter and is 1.15 BPF approved for all associations.
Rated 5 out of
Great grip and hitting power.Great performance, light yet powerful, good for homerunners.
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 1 out of
didn't last long...I bought this for my 7yr olds first season of machine pitch (which this bat is rated for)... Somewhere along the ten games we got to play the bat noticeable bent between the handle and the barrel...
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 5 out of
Son loves his batHe has had 2 of these already. Can't get a better bang for your buck.
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 4 out of
Good bat, GREAT value!Overall: For the money, one of the best youth league sticks you can buy that we've found. Avoid contact with anything other than baseballs and you'll likely be very happy with it.
Pros: Reasonable pop. Comfortable grip. Good one-piece stiffness. 11-inch drop is great for much-needed faster bat speed among younger players.
Cons: Minor durability issue. Bat bent in a resistance drill, which was surprising for a one-piece metal bat. Smallish "sweet" spot compared to big barrel models.
Notes: Experience is based on a season of play in a 11-12U rec. league. Previously, the player used a 2 5/8" barrel. He still prefers big barrels for their forgiving nature, and will likely go back to one, but he liked the Raptor model quite a bit until it bent in postseason workouts.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 4 out of
great for my son!!!He's in mustang and he is batting like a pro with it!!!!!!!
Date published: 2014-04-22
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Hello Tee M,
Big barrel bats are used by players who play in youth leagues that allow bats with barrels larger than 2 1/4 inches in diameter. A youth big barrel baseball bat can have a barrel diameter of either 2 5/8 inches or 2 3/4 inches, and generally has a length to weight ratio between -5 and -12. The Rawlings® Youth Raptor Aluminum Baseball Bat -11 features a 2-1/4 inch diameter barrel and is 1.15 BPF approved for all associations.
Answered by: HeatherF
Date published: 2015-01-19
What weight is this bat?
Asked by: CarolH
The Rawlings® Youth Raptor Aluminum Baseball Bat -11 is 18 oz.
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