USA Bat Standard – Youth BBCOR Bats are coming!

USABat Standard

USA Bat Standard Baseball Bats

First College, next was High School, now at the Pony and Little League levels we will see a Youth BBCOR Bat!

Starting in 2018, to be legal for play in Little League, Pony, Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth, AABC, AAU, Dixie baseball, your bat will need the USABat stamp on it.

USABat Standard baseball bats will go on sale in the Fall of 2017. Major brands like Easton, DeMarini, Louisville Slugger, and Rawlings are already hard at work on these new youth baseball bats with the USABat stamp.

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Key USABat Standard Baseball Bat Facts

  • Approved YBBCOR 2 5/8” barrels will be legal for all ages (14 and under) in Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie, AABC, AAU.
  • The 2 5/8” big barrel lengths will be much shorter than the current 2 5/8” 1.15bpf barrels used in today’s game due to the performance regulations put in place.
  • All current youth baseball bats will continue to be legal in the above mentioned organizations through December 31st, 2017
  • 1.15bpf bats will NOT be grandfathered in for the 2018 season.
  • The goal is to make youth bats perform like a wood bat.
  • There will be no limit to how light a bat can be, which should be helpful to younger players.
  • According to USA Baseball, the governing body that oversaw the research and ratification of the new USABat standard, this change is being made for “integrity of the game”, and not “safety” reasons, as it claims “Youth baseball continues to be one of the safest of all sports”.
  • USSSA, which governs nearly all travel ball teams, is not affected by the change to the USABat Standard, and currently has no plans to change their bats

Long story short, everyone who plays Little League, Pony, and the other organizations mentioned above will need to buy a new bat starting in 2018. These bats will perform like wood bats. Baseballs will likely not be hit as far with these bats, BUT the larger diameter barrel on the baseball bats can and will make the baseball easier to hit for many players.

Rawlings BBCOR Baseball Bats for 2015

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2015 RX4 BBCOR

We here at Cheapbats.com are carrying four of Rawlings BBCOR models for any player ranging from the casual Sunday league player to the highly competitive college player. We start things off with their base model, the Rawlings RX4 BBCOR bat. At nearly a quarter of the price, the RX4 gives you a one piece alloy bat with the RX4 aluminum. This bat is very durable, and ideal for the player who is looking to have good time, and get a quality bat without having to break the bank.

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2015 5150 BBCOR Wood Composite

Next up is the 2015 Rawlings 5150 Wood Composite BBCOR Baseball Bat. This bat is for all the high school and college players looking to have a wood bat that won’t break on a bad pitch but still gives them the performance, and feel, of a classic wood bat. Really if you just enjoy hitting with a wood bat you will probably be pleased with this purchase.

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2015 5150 BBCOR Alloy

2015 Rawlings 5150 BBCOR Baseball Bat  is Rawlings’ midlevel BBCOR bat. It features an radically engineered technologically larger sweet spot, and employs the Comp-lite end cap for wider swing speeds. Rawlings stuck with the 5150 BBCOR Alloy because of that bat’s wide reputation for power and durability. The 5150 commands respect across any diamond or field.

 

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2015 Velo BBCOR (Available in a Balanced & End Loaded Edition)

Now we get to the Rawlings Velo BBCOR, one of Rawlings’ high end high school and college bats.  Rawlings made some changes to the design of the barrel as well as the end cap. Using their “Precision Optimized Performance” or pOp™ they were able to thin the walls of the barrel to increase the sweet spot of the bat by 25%.  Top that off with Rawlings’ new Comp-lite End Cap, and you have a bat that has one of the fastest swing speeds in baseball. Rawlings made two versions of this model, one with an end load, and one with a balanced swing weight. Both are the same bat, yet the end loads are for the power hitters, while the balanced version is for your contact hitters.

 

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2015 Trio BBCOR – Rawlings’ #1 Bat for this season!

Now for Rawlings Flagship! Being one of the few three piece bats in the market, the Rawlings Trio BBCOR Baseball Bat is hot out of the wrapper and has all the bells and whistles featured on any of the best BBCOR bats in the market today. Coming in both an end loaded and balanced version.  The special three piece design actually absorbs vibration, taking away the unpleasant feedback from the hands, and directing it back into the sweet spot of the new “Precision Optimized Performance” barrel. It even has the same Comp-lite end cap of the Velo to make sure you get every little goody Rawlings had in its grab bag. If you have the disposable income to play with, this is a high end performance car all the way, and in the right hands, you might just find yourself leaving the yard with it.

 

 

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