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2020 Rawlings Quatro Pro Fastpitch Review

2020 Rawlings Quatro Pro Fastpitch Review & Quatro Pro End Load

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For 2020 Rawlings makes an updated Quatro Pro Fastpitch. We took that bat for a spin in the cage, off the tee, measured exit speeds and got a legitimate real swing weight. That information, plus our testing of all 2020 performance fastpitch bats, builds this 2020 Rawlings Quatro Pro Fastpitch Review.

Our hitters generally liked the performance of the Rawlings Quatro Pro performance fastpitch bat. It swung real balanced, felt like it had a lot of pop and felt relatively stiff through contact when compared to the other 2020 fastpitch bats. It did not feel much different than the 2019 version of… Jump to the full review.


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Our hitters generally liked the performance of the Rawlings Quatro Pro performance fastpitch bat. It swung real balanced, felt like it had a lot of pop and felt relatively stiff through contact when compared to the other 2020 fastpitch bats. It did not feel much different than the 2019 version of the bat, but it did hit well and comes recommended especially by our bigger hitter who chose it as their 2nd favorite.

We really like the drop 11 with its numerious sizing options. Those with a need for a real light swing and are not interested in trying out the LXT or DeMarini CF should be impressed with the 2020 Quatro Pro in fastpitch.

Recommendations

In terms of exit speed, the Rawlings Quatro Pro fastpitch bat did well, above average, for our middle and bigger hitter. The smaller hitter (sub 60mph bat speed) struggled to make it sing off the tee. But, each of our hitters liked the feel at contact on live pitches as well as the looks of the sleek 2020 Quatro Pro fastpitch bat.

Do note, there is a Rawlings Quatro Pro Fastpitch End Load fastpitch bat too. This bat comes in a drop 9 and 10. The drop 10 has a swing weight much more in line with Easton’s Double Barrel Ghost (which is heavy). The Quatro Pro End Load is made for big collegiate type hitters looking for the most bang they can get.

Fastpitch Quatro Pro Recommendations
2020 Rawlings Quatro Pro Review

If you are sick of the Demarini/Slugger dominance in the fastpitch 2020 space, and want to try something new, the 2020 Rawlings Quatro Pro fastpitch bat might do the trick. It swings well, slightly heavier than the DeMarini Prism and the FNX but lighter than Slugger’s Xeno and the Power Carbon from Mizuno. Those in the mood for a balanced two piece composite with a good swing, big barrel and who want to try something different, might really like the 2020 Quatro Pro fastpitch bat.

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Quatro Pro

For 2020 Rawlings makes an updated Quatro Pro Fastpitch. We took that bat for a spin in the cage, off the tee, measured exit speeds and got a legitimate real swing weight. That information, plus our testing of all 2020 performance fastpitch bats, builds this 2020 Rawlings Quatro Pro Fastpitch Review.

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Quatro Pro

For 2020 Rawlings makes an updated Quatro Pro Fastpitch. We took that bat for a spin in the cage, off the tee, measured exit speeds and got a legitimate real swing weight. That information, plus our testing of all 2020 performance fastpitch bats, builds this 2020 Rawlings Quatro Pro Fastpitch Review.

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Comparable Bats

In the middle of the road swing weight bats with a two piece composite design and big barrel your options feel endless. We think the DeMarini Prism and Mizuno Power Carbon are good comparisons in terms of swing weight. The connection point is more stiff, at least our hitters thought so. It feels more like the new Slugger RXT in its give on hits and mishits.

 

2020 CF

Compare the CF Review

Our 2020 DeMarini CF Fastpitch review consisted of 400 hits, from 3 different players on both live pitching and tee work. Overall, we rated the 2020 CF Fastpitch bat as the best fastpitch bat for 2020. If that isn’t saying enough, we loved the exit speeds, sizing options, swing weight and feel. We think the bat, to say the least, is highly recommendable.

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2019 Prism

Compare the Prism Review

DeMarini releases a couple bats within their 2019 D-Labs. The Prism has been out of stock for a while now there but do expect to see it in major outlets this (2019) fall. At least that’s as far as we have heard.

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2020 LXT

Compare the LXT Review

In June of 2019 Slugger released the 2020 LXT Fastpitch bat. It comes with many of the same great features (even all of them) as the 2019 version. We discuss that, and much more, in this 2020 Louisville Slugger LXT review.

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2020 Rawlings Quatro Pro Fastpitch Review & Quatro Pro End Load

2020 Quatro Pro vs 2020 Quatro Pro End Load

The Quatro Pro End Load comes, as you might guess with the name, a heavier swing weight. Measurements are usually in the 10% heavier per size. So, expect a 33/23 Quatro Pro to swing 10% lighter than the 33/23 Quatro Pro End Load.

As well, the End Load version appears to come with a different Flex design and vibration dampening technology. This is not uncommon in bats built to be heavy hitters.

If you are on the fence between the Quatro Pro and the Quatro Pro End Load we’d generally steer you towards a longer size in the Quatro Pro over the End Load. If you have maxed out your reach, as in you’re already swinging a drop 10 34-inch Quatro Pro, the going to the End Load is an obvious choice. Expect the same smooth smash, big barrel and solid performance through the entire double barrel.

2020 Quatro Pro Construction

The Rawlings Quatro Pro Fastpitch bat uses a suspended inner barrel that helps keep the bat from overstepping the limit in the middle of the barrel and drives higher pop on the towards the end cap and handle. Using a suspended inner barrel is not new in the fastpitch industry—the likes of Slugger’s LXT or Easton’s Double Barrel do similar things.

On the outside, the barrel is a composite material built for durability and size. The inner and outer barrel work together to create legitiamte pop along the full length of the barrel, increase durability and maintain an legally performing bat.

Also, Rawlings uses the “Focused Flex” connection piece. It is, basically, a silicone collar that connects the barrel and handle. The idea behind it is to keep enough stiffness in the bat to be effective yet dampen the sting in the handle when the ball isn’t hit squarely. It does work—as has been proven in their baseball bat Quatro that uses a similar design.

New for 2020 is the agreement Rawlings has with Lizard Skin to provide stock, custom Lizard Skin grips on each Quatro Pro fresh out of the wrapper.

 

Bat Sizing Options

The 2020 Rawlings Quatro Pro comes in a drop 9, 10 and 11. Sizing looks like this:

  • Drop 9 | 33, 34-inch
  • Drop 10 | 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-inch
  • Drop 11 | 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33-inch

2020 Rawlings Quatro Pro Fastpitch Bat Review

The Rawlings Quatro Pro End Load version comes in a drop 9 and drop 10.

  • Drop 9 | 33, 34-inch
  • Drop 10 | 32, 33, 34-inch

2020 Rawlings Quatro Pro End Load Review

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Pop
9
Durability
9
Feel on Sweet Spot Hits
9
Feel on Mishits
8.5
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