FYI: There is a newer version of this bat
Few bats have more traction in the high performance bat space than the 5150. That’s because it has a lot of things going for it. First, it has a great pedigree. Second, it has a nice price point for a high end bat. And third, its reviews, year after year, have always been stellar.
The 5150 title, named after the type of alloy used in the bats, has been used for several generations of alloy bats made by Rawlings. Originally, as far as we can tell, in 2009 Rawlings was using 5150 to help describe their original exogrid.
Since that time, the original 5150 arrived in early 2012 (Serial #BBCA) and then a color up from that version in 2013 (BBCA2). Followed by what was probably 5150’s most successful iteration yet in 2014 (BB513 Black).
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Industry Reference Guide
Other reference pages on the 5150 can be found no these industry pages below. We refer to them, as well as our own data and experience, to write this 2015 Rawlings 5150 review.
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Rawlings 5150 Video Review
Based on early reports, there are more than just a few 5150 lovers who aren’t very happy with this years version. We, on the other hand, like the idea of a lighter swinging one piece with the Velo’s end cap in the sub $200 range.
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2015 5150 Construction
No doubt about the 5150 from 2014 was stellar bat with fantastic ratings. It may take some time for the new comp-lite end cap of the 5150 to catch on to 5150 aficionados–but with the full might and power of Rawlings behind this market saturating one piece we expect folks will eventually come around.