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2019 Rawlings Quatro Pro Review

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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 … Jump to the full review.


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Survey Results

We surveyed over 2,000 players on their 2019 bat usage. We asked what bat they used, how they liked it and what bat they think is the best. We parsed that data into each individual bat and report those on our review pages. As well, we aggregated data on the bat brands overall ranking.

BBCOR (29 Responses)
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Quatro Pro BBCOR owners satisfaction:

82%

Owners of the Quatro Pro BBCOR who believe they have the best bat:

66%

Where do BBCOR Players Rank the Quatro Pro among BBCOR bats?

#7

What popularity rank is the Quatro Pro BBCOR Bat?

#5

All Rawlings BBCOR Owner Average Satisfaction:

82%
USSSA (9 Responses)
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Quatro Pro USSSA owners satisfaction:

74%

Owners of the Quatro Pro USSSA who believe they have the best bat:

78%

Where do USSSA players rank the Quatro Pro USSSA Bat?

#5

How Popular is the Quatro Pro USSSA Bat?

#10

All Rawlings USSSA Owner Average Satisfaction:

74%
USA (28 Responses)
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Quatro Pro USA owners satisfaction:

82%

Owners of the Quatro Pro USA who believe they have the best bat:

64%

What rank do USA players give the Quatro Pro USA bat?

#3

What rank is the popularity of the Quatro Pro USA Bat?

#4

All Rawlings USA Model Owner Average Satisfaction:

82%

Rawlings Quatro PRO Video Review

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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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BBCOR Quatro PRO Recommendations
2019 Rawlings Quatro PRO Review

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.

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USA Quatro PRO Recommendations
2019 Rawlings Quatro PRO Review

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.

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USSSA Quatro PRO Recommendations
2019 Rawlings Quatro PRO Review

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.

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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.

2018

Bat Review

Quatro

We spent considerable time with the 2018 Rawlings Quatro in both real game work as well as cage time.

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2017

Quatro

After considerable time in the cage, direct feedback from hitters at different levels of the sport and discussions about the upgrades with several in the know, we present our 2017 Rawlings Quatro bat review in both Senior League and BBCOR.

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Bat Review

Quatro PRO

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.

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Comparable Bats

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.

2019 CAT 8

Compare the CAT 8 Review

After a month of use with the BBCOR and USSSA versions of the CAT 8 we put together this 2019 CAT 8 Review.

(Looking for the 2020 USA Marucci CAT review?)

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Research: 2019 Rawlings Quatro PRO

2019 Rawlings Quatro Pro Review

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

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Comments

Ed Entwistle says:

To be fair, I contacted Rawlings after the replacement bat broke and they are sending me another one free of charge

Ed Entwistle says:

I have bought 3 quatros for my son the last three years. Each year I had to send the bat back in for one reason or another. Each time Rawlings sent me a new bat back and each time the replacement bat lasted less than one month. Unfortunately, I will never purchase a Rawlings bat again. The quatro has tremendous pop and is great that way but there is no durability at all.

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