Rawlings looks to improve upon the durability of their flagship bat with the 2019 Rawlings Quatro Pro. The BBCOR version of the bat was our favorite bbcor bat in 2018.
Our hitters found the feel on the Quatro, especially the BBCOR, to be perfect. The swing weight was lighter than most bats and the barrel size bigger than most bats. The price point compares to other bats of its type (two piece composite). Generally, exit speeds were above average with the BBCOR outshining everything.
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Rawlings Quatro PRO Video Review
BBCOR Quatro PRO
Rawlings Quatro PRO
The BBCOR Quatro runs one of our favorite BBCOR bats for 2019. We love the exit speed and feel. The sound is right where most kids like it. It was in the upper echelon of exit speed performance. Unless you want a single piece bat, or need something with significant end load we have no doubt you’ll love the BBCOR Rawlings Quatro Pro.
USA Quatro PRO
Rawlings Quatro PRO
The 2019 Rawlings Quatro made a huge name for itself in the 2018 LLWS. Kids loved the huge barrel and the great feel on both hits and mishits. The price was for a top shelf bat and the durability, for the 2018, was questionable. But, the changes in the bats 2019 construction appear to have rectified that. Most will consider this the best two piece composite USA Bat for 2019.
USSSA Quatro PRO
Rawlings Quatro PRO
A light swing, big barrel, great feel on hits and mishits, the USSSA/Big Barrel Quatro is built for the top of the lineup kid that gets on base a lot. Smaller kids in the latter part of the line up will like it too as it is forgiving on mishits and will help them find as many pitches as possible. Huge barrel, good pop with the right swing speed.
2019 vs 2018 Quatro PRO
They changed a few things on the 2019 Quatro. Enough so that buying last year’s model will likely yeild a different experience. Here are some of the changes:
- New dimension to the collar to help with better sting dampening.
- Decreasing the swing weight by a couple percentage points.
- Moving the inner barrel towards the middle.
The 2019 change also improved the durability. Early reports show the bat is holding up a bit better. The 2018 version was notorious for cracking early. But, before you get the impression we think that is a bad thing, the bat was crazy hot. BBCOR and USA exit speeds showed top of the class.
As such, we’d recommend the 2019 version over the 2018 version—although the price gap may be tempting. Of course at some price the 2018 version is a fantastic get—especially in the BBCOR space. But, in terms of a used 2018 USA bat on ebay, we would avoid this time around.
There are several high end two piece composite bats. These bats tend to be the flagship bat of major vendors. They include the ones you heard of like the CF Zen from DeMarini, the Easton Ghost X and Louisville Slugger’s 919 Prime. In terms of price, performance and feel the four bats are remarkably close.
We do find the 919’s swing weight closer to the Rawlings Quatro while the Ghost X and CF Zen swung a bit lighter.
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2019 Quatro PRO Construction
As we mention above, the Rawlings Quatro is a two piece composite bat. Two piece composite bats are generally built with the idea of a light swing and a big barrel. Of course there are notable exceptions to this.
Unique to Rawlings’ two piece design is a synthetic collar that surrounds the connection point. For 2019 this has been upgraded to reduce more sting from mishits.
As well, Rawling’s uses a floating inner barrel towards the end of the bat. This extra barrel allows for better trampoline effect at slower impact speeds as well as a sort of governor to keep it from overdoing the restriction limits. In 2019, the inner barrel was moved more towards the knob of the bat to reduce swing weight and, hopefully, improve durability.
Bat Sizing Options
- BBCOR 31 through 34
- USSSA Drop 10 & Drop 12
- USA Drop 8 and Drop 10