-5 BBCOR and -3 USA Bats?

Minus 5 BBCOR AND Minus 3 USA BATS

-5 BBCOR and -3 USA Bats do not exist

Looking for a “drop 5 BBCOR”? or a “minus 3 ounce USA Bat”?

We occasionally have customers ask us for these bats, but they do not exist.

A BBCOR bat is required to be no lighter than a minus 3 ounce length to weight ratio. So a -5 ounce BBCOR bat would be against the rules, and therefore not a BBCOR bat.

The heaviest USA bats are a minus 5 ounce length to weight ratio.

What is length to weight ratio?

Take the length of the bat in inches (we’ll say 30 inches, for example), then subtract the “drop” in ounces displayed on the bat (we’ll say drop 5/minus 5 for this example).

Subtract 5 (the “drop”) from the length of the bat (30″), and that gives you the weight of the bat (25 ounces).

What bat do I need, then?

Most people looking for a “-5 BBCOR” are really just wanting a heavier USSSA approved bat to get their ball player ready for BBCOR bats early. If this is the case, we suggest using a wood bat during training and practice. This will help increase bat speed and strength, and they are generally less expensive.

Need a -3 USA Bat? You’re closest match is going to be a minus 5 USA bat. If you play travel ball, you will want a minus 5 ounce USSSA bat (yes, there is a difference).

 

Rawlings Threat USA Baseball Bat – Light Weight, Huge Barrel

Rawlings Threat USA Baseball Bat

It is finally here. The 2019 Rawlings Threat USA bat we have all been waiting for. As a dad of two young Little Leaguers I understand the dilemma many of us have faced this season when it comes to choosing the best USA bat for my kids. The good news is Rawlings has solved a major issue and designed a bat that is not only light, but has a big barrel (2 5/8″), and actually does hit the ball very well.

Rawlings Threat USA Stamp

How does the Threat compare?

I’ll preface my review with the fact that I work at CheapBats.com and I get to hit every single bat that comes out. I have hit all but a couple of the USA baseball bats on the market right now, and I can say with certainty the 2019 Rawlings Threat USA baseball bat is one of the best USA bats you can buy.

Rawlings Threat Knob

Feel/Weight

I suspected because the Threat is so light, and it is a one piece bat, that there would be a good amount of sting and vibration. I was completely wrong in my assumption. The 2019 Rawlings Threat has only a very small amount of noticeable feedback in the hands. Of course the Quatro and the Voodoo will have zero felt vibration because of the two-piece design, but compared to the Threat they swing MUCH heavier. The Threat swings extremely light. I know three dads just on my 8 year old’s Little League team alone (counting myself) that had to buy a second USA bat because the first one ended up being too heavy for our sons. The Threat solves this problem. The 29 inch/17 ounce bat we tested weighed in at 17.27 ounces (without the grip).

Rawlings Threat USA End Cap

Pop/Performance

What shocked me most wasn’t that the Threat hits the ball hard, it was the fact the Threat hits the ball VERY hard… As hard as the USA Quatro, Solo, Select, and Voodoo One bats we have tested. I also noticed my bat speed was much greater with the Threat due to the fact it is so much lighter than the other USA bats in comparison. As more people start to hit the Threat, you will no doubt hear the same feedback. The ball flies off the barrel just as hard as the best USA bats on the market.

Rawlings Threat USA vs Solo vs Quatro vs Select vs Voodoo

If you are just starting, or about to start your youth baseball season, definitely consider the all new 2019 Rawlings Threat. It is one of the best USA bats made so far. The price is very reasonable compared to some of the other high end USA bats. The swing weight is the best we have seen from any USA bat made so far, and finally, it hits the ball hard. Simple as that.

2019 Rawlings Threat USA baseball bat is approved for the following leagues:

  • Pony League
  • Little League
  • American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC)
  • Babe Ruth League
  • Cal Ripken League
  • Dixie Baseball
  • National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF)

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